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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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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...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:32pm
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Are you an empathetic person? Use these stories about individuals with disabilities, all conceived of, filmed and edited by middle and high school...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 4:59pm
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Every Thursday night, the PBS NewsHour profiles people and their passions in the series Brief but Spectacular . Creator Steve Goldbloom and his...
A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket lifts off  from historic launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Feb. 6, 2018.

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PBS NewsHour Extra
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:10am
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
NGSS
SpaceX, a private aeronautics company, wants to colonize the Red Planet, which means today’s students could be the first humans in history to live on...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:31am
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  • Science
  • High School
NGSS
Sea turtles are among the world’s most endangered species. Prized for their eggs, meat and shells, poachers and human encroachment destroy more than...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:09am
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  • Science
  • High School
Standards aligned
Think about all the different ways humans rely on light each day. Imagine trying to drive or cross the road without any streetlights. How would...
NGSS
If there were an unconventional and even controversial way to stomp out Lyme disease, would you support it? What if that way included the release of...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:23pm
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NGSS
Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy? Have you ever felt that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach when you notice your smartphone...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 2:28pm
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These 10 project-based lessons explore inventions saving endangered species, finding renewable energy sources and more. STEM and humanities teachers...
  • Multiple Subjects
  • High School
Smartphones constantly offer us an opportunity to spend time in a way that is more entertaining than reality and we are surrounded by people who are...