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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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Class activity: Do you control your smartphone or does your smartphone control you?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Smartphones constantly offer us an opportunity to spend time in a way that is more entertaining than reality and we are surrounded by people who are...
Coronavirus: Teaching Complex Current Events and Supporting Student Well-Being
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads around the world, educators face the question of how to discuss this complex, fast-changing, and concerning story...
Lesson plan: Personal Reflections on the Poetry of Maya Angelou
  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Share Maya Angelou's poem "On the Pulse of Morning" and learn more about this great Renaissance woman during Black History Month. Use the video below...