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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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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
This mock trial puts four groups on trial for environmental pollution in the U.S. There are 20 roles for students to take on from lawyers to...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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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...