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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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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • 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...
PBS NewsHour Extra
Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Why does the March on Washington continue to teach us such enduring lessons about discrimination and its consequences? In this lesson, students...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
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  • Students with Disabilities
  • Pre-K, K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Make issues of fairness, justice and discrimination personal to your students with this lesson plan, which includes an activity based on a Dr. Seuss...
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:01pm
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  • 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 to...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students will learn about the March on Washington and how it took place during a time of great change known as the Civil Rights Movement. Use this...

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Monday, March 5, 2018 - 12:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students will learn about the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery during the Civil Rights Movement. They will examine the Voting Rights Act of 1965...