Matthew Green produces and edits The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog, an online resource for educators and the general public. He previously taught journalism at Fremont High School in East Oakland, and has written for numerous local publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @KQEDlowdown
It wasn’t always about the grilling and chilling. In fact, the last glorious taste of summertime that Labor Day’s come to represent masks the often overlooked turbulent history that led to its establishment in the first place.
It’s the final stretch of the 2016 presidential election season. Teach with the Lowdown Nonfiction analysis, writing/discussion prompts and multimedia projects. Browse our entire lesson plan collection here. Anatomy of a political ad lesson plan (PDF) Political ads graphic organizer So brace yourself for that last inescapable flood of campaign commercials.
[Scroll down for the interactive timeline] Just before the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach implored nations at odds with Russia to leave their political differences at the door.