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Artist Blindfolds Statues to Protest Corruption in Brazil

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Artist Blindfolds Statues to Protest Corruption in Brazil

Shielding the eyes of the powerless About 100 statues throughout the city were blindfolded as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in massive weekend protests across the country. Statues of former leaders, writers and even international figures have had red blindfolds placed around their faces. It is the work of a Brazilian […]

Civics

US History |Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence was the first official step for the colonies to become a nation.   Colonies belong to a country.  Things the colonies produced belonged to a country, not to the colonistsColonies are ruled by a country and they must follow the laws.  But colonies do not participate in national government.  They do not […]

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ESL Civics Lessons

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A major role of public education is to ensure that students understand the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen. Educators prepare students for democracy by teaching them to respect the rights of others, vote in elections, obey the rule of law, actively support public causes, and participate intelligently in public debates and discussions. Although […]