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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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"He Named Me Malala": Social Justice in Film
Do films help students to think about social justice? Using the documentary "He Named Me Malala" and PBS student-produced films on issues of gender...
Is World Peace Possible? The Role of the UN
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Students will learn about the purpose of the United Nations by analyzing major world issues, including poverty, war, and human rights. Using a list...
Thanksgiving and the Wampanoag People
Students will learn about today’s Wampanoag people, the same Native American tribe who interacted with the Pilgrims at Plymouth nearly 400 years ago...
Lesson plan: What 2017 News Stories Will Your Students Remember?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS, HS, PD
What news stories made a difference in your life from the past year? Try this interactive end-of-year activity leading up to the winter break for a...
Role of Technology in Election 2016
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Examine the role of the Internet as a political campaign tool and support using reason, facts and examples in class discussion activities. Utilize...
President Obama's Final State of the Union Speech
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
What are the elements of a successful political speech? What are some of the rules when it comes to public speaking? Watch President Obama’s State of...
PBS’ Time for School: Instagram #WhyIGo2School
Do all children deserve the right to an education? What would the world look like if every child had a chance to go to school? For 12 years, PBS...
The Role of Social Media in Election 2016
Students will participate in a class discussion related to social media in a presidential election. They will then view a video clip related to the...
Key Speeches by Presidents Obama & Roosevelt
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Compare the style and content of two major speeches given by President Barack Obama and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Analyze the “Four Big...
Girls and Football: Defying Gender Stereotypes
With news of the National Football League hiring their first full-time female coach in history, classes will explore gender identity and stereotypes...