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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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Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 11:07am
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Here are three great resources designed to support the March on Washington Lesson Plans and Resources: 1. The 50th Anniversary of the March on...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:39pm
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You don’t have to be a civics or English teacher to talk about the March on Washington in your classroom. Use this engaging lesson plan to bring math...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 10:48am
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The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Lesson Plan: A Mathematical Representation of the March You don’t have to be a civics or English...
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
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Make issues of fairness, justice and discrimination personal to your students with this lesson plan, which includes an activity based on a Dr. Seuss...