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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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PBS NewsHour Extra
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:31pm
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Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:35pm
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Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot...
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Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:55pm
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  • Science
  • High School
Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how...
Two sculptures located in New York City’s Financial District have artists and art appreciators locking horns in a sticky debate about art, commercial...
  • Science
  • High School
New groundbreaking technology may help improve the lives of people who are paralyzed or experienced severe limb weakness due to illness or injuries...
  • Science
  • High School
Picture your nearest river or lake. How do people use it? Are you happy with the way it is treated and its relationship to your community? In some...
On Dec. 7, 1941, the naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii was attacked by Japanese air forces. Watch this short clip about the morning of the attack...
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PBS NewsHour Extra
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:11pm
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Gun violence in Chicago spreads like an infectious disease — and now, researchers have figured out a way to predict who’s most likely get sick next.
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off  from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Feb. 6, 2018.

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PBS NewsHour Extra
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:10am
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  • Science
  • 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...
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:31am
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  • Science
  • High School
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...