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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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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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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, September 30, 2016 - 10:46am
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This Common Core-aligned lesson helps students explore the New York City’s “stop, question and frisk” program through videos, infographics and a news...
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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...
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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.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:50am
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Sixty-six people were shot over the weekend in Chicago, and behind those numbers are stories of the victims and their families. Nick Schifrin talks...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:59pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
In this March 14, 2018 article, we read about thousands of students expected to walk out of class to protest gun violence and call for action from...
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Photographer Kathy Shorr’s daughter was 16 months old when they were robbed at gunpoint in Shorr’s New York City apartment. The robbers stole cash...
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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:11pm
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Gun violence in Chicago spreads like an infectious disease — and now, researchers have figured out a way to predict who’s most likely get sick next.