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How To Teach This Election

The 2008 presidential elections have already made history: the oldest candidate running for office and now the election of the first African American into the office of president. How can history teachers effectively teach about these changes in the classroom?

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).