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        Primaries and Caucuses: How Do the Parties Choose a Candidate?

        This lesson from PBS NewsHour may be used to introduce students to the system of primaries and caucuses by which candidates for U.S. president are nominated by their parties. It may be used in any social studies class in which current events are discussed but it is especially relevant in a U.S. government or civics course. After completing this lesson, students will understand the process by which candidates for U.S. president are nominated by the Democratic and Republican parties. They will identify and understand differences between primaries and caucuses and key terms and issues related to the primary season.

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