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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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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:42pm
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A robust lesson plan designed to help students learn about Veterans Day and the issues facing veterans today. Includes videos, an interactive...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Lesson Plan: A Time for Change Use this lesson plan and interactive timeline to see the sequence of...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
March on Washington Lesson Plan: Racial Equality-How Far Have We Come and How Far do We Still Need to Go?
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: The Other leaders of the March Learn about the goals of the march through civil rights anthem's like "We...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Social Issues, human rights, government, law, race
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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This Lesson introduces a new economic theory to students through the classic novel (and new film) "The Great Gatsby". Additionally it provides a...
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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:22pm
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  • Health
  • MS, HS
This lesson plan and worksheet are designed to teach students about empathy in the context of bullying.
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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...
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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  • Health
  • MS, HS
Inspired by Parkland students, three schools across the U.S. participated in the Connection Challenge as a way to step out of their comfort zones and...