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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
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...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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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
PBS NewsHour Extra
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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...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Science
  • High School
This active and informative neuroscience/biology lesson plan celebrates the 2013 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Students are introduced to the neuron and...