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PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and international news stories. The site combines the best of NewsHour's reliable, trustworthy news program with lesson plans developed specifically for students. Standards-aligned resources cover subject areas, including government and civics, STEM, social studies, English, the arts, economics and media literacy. Engaging and thoughtful discussion questions ask students to explore all sides of an issue and extension activities ensure students go beyond just the headlines.

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Lesson Plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts influence voting
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts...
Teaching Election 2020: Engaging Youth Voice Around Current Events
  • Current Events
  • MS, HS
Join Vicky Pasquantonio and Elis Estrada from PBS NewsHour Extra , and Share My Lesson to learn how storytelling and current events can spark civic...
Why Is MLK's “I Have a Dream” Speech So Memorable?
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • High School
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most memorable speech from his life as an activist, “I Have a Dream,” was delivered August 28, 1963, before more than...
March on Washington and Racial Equality
Racial Equality-How Far Have We Come and How Far do We Still Need to Go? Martin Luther King dreamed of an America where people could “not be judged...
March on Washington- Mathematical Representation
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
You don’t have to be a civics or English teacher to talk about the March on Washington in your classroom. Use this engaging lesson plan to bring math...
Why Does Martin Luther King Jr. Day Make Us Think?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
The March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famed “I Have a Dream” speech were pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin...
March on Washington Basic Resources
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Here are three great resources designed to support the study of the March on Washington: 1.The March on Washington Quick Guide 2.The Interactive...
March on Washington: A History of Discrimination
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Why does the March on Washington continue to teach us such enduring lessons about discrimination and its consequences? In this lesson, students...
March on Washington: A Time for Change
The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Lesson Plan: A Time for Change Use this lesson plan and interactive timeline to see the sequence of...
March on Washington: Racial Equality in 2016?
March on Washington Lesson Plan: Racial Equality-How Far Have We Come and How Far do We Still Need to Go?