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A Landmark Election in Afghanistan

A Landmark Election in Afghanistan | Unit 5 Current Events | Scoop.it
Seven million Afghans vote for their country’s next president
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As citizens of a democracy, do we have responsibilities to other nations of the world?          

           

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Afghanistan held an election for their country’s next president. Millions of Afghans went out to have their voices heard. John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State stated, “The United States remains ready to work with the next president of Afghanistan.”

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TweenTribune | News articles for kids, middle school & teens | Students line street with desks in protest | tweentribune.com

TweenTribune | News articles for kids, middle school & teens | Students line street with desks in protest | tweentribune.com | Unit 5 Current Events | Scoop.it
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Questions (main and follow-up questions this article applies to):      

People sometimes disagree about what is best for all in the community. 

Describe a situation where this might happen. 

How do you think such disagreements should be settled?

How does the Constitution protect freedom of expression? 

Are there times when freedom of expression should be limited? Why or why not? 

Give examples.What can citizens do to change a law they think is unfair?

           

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The student drop out rate in Los Angeles’ schools is extremely high. Parents and community members want school officials to start putting more resources into LA schools. Many parents and community members participated in a protest by placing desks on LA streets to voice their concerns.

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