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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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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this informational text to provide your students with the background on Russia and the Olympics to get them ready for the Olympic Games in Sochi.
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Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 2:37pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this lesson plan to teach students about mental health and the Olympic Games.
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this lesson to teach students about the important role human rights and activism has played in the Olympics.
PBS NewsHour Extra
Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this lesson to explain the human rights debate around LGBT rights and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Students will analyze the...
PBS NewsHour Extra
Updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this lesson to explain the human rights debate around LGBT rights and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Students will analyze the...