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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 17, 2016 - 10:17am
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These original lessons build upon each other and have an accompanying plot line where the world is fighting a zombie apocalypse and the best and the...
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:24pm
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Use this lesson from NewsHour Extra to introduce human rights to your students. Students will explore and learn why it is necessary to have an agreed...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 4:31pm
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Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:35pm
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Fake news is making news, and it's a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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This lesson provides information on the contemporary role of the union and helps students to authentically understand the process of negotiations...
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 1:34pm
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This lesson introduces students to contemporary U.S.- International relations as well as provides a simulation to put students in the shoes of the...
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Friday, August 25, 2017 - 11:54am
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This student-centered lesson creates opportunities for authentic understanding of the process of the creation of constitution-like documents as well...
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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...
Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts...
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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...