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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: How inventions will land humans on Mars
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
NGSS
SpaceX, a private aeronautics company, wants to colonize the Red Planet, which means today’s students could be the first humans in history to live on...
 Lesson plan: How inventions are saving sea turtles
NGSS
Sea turtles are among the world’s most endangered species. Prized for their eggs, meat and shells, poachers and human encroachment destroy more than...
Lesson plan: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Standards aligned
Think about all the different ways humans rely on light each day. Imagine trying to drive or cross the road without any streetlights. How would...
Lesson plan: How “Impact Inventing” could solve public health issues
  • Multiple Subjects
  • Middle School
NGSS
If there were an unconventional and even controversial way to stomp out Lyme disease, would you support it? What if that way included the release of...
Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy?
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
NGSS
Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy? Have you ever felt that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach when you notice your smartphone...
On Wednesday night, at least 12 people including a sheriff’s deputy were killed in a mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks,...
LGBTQ teen
Editor’s note : Recently, Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, came under scrutiny for returning to teach at Immanuel Christian School in...
Directions: Read the summary, watch the video and answer the discussion questions. You may want to read along using the transcript here or turn on “...
Student Actvism for Climate Change Driving Action Across the Globe On Friday, March 15th, hundreds of high schoolers protested for climate change in...
Teacher discussing topics with children in a trauma-informed classroom
Reflections on the Importance of Trauma-Informed Practices in Ferguson, MO I love teaching at Ritenour High School , a public school with about 1,700...