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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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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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Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 1:02am
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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most memorable speech from his life as an activist, “I Have a Dream,” was delivered August 28, 1963, before more than...
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Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 3:05pm
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Racial Equality-How Far Have We Come and How Far do We Still Need to Go? Martin Luther King dreamed of an America where people could “not be judged...
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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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Monday, January 9, 2017 - 12:05pm
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The March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famed “I Have a Dream” speech were pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Here are three great resources designed to support the study of the March on Washington: 1.The March on Washington Quick Guide 2.The Interactive...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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Why does the March on Washington continue to teach us such enduring lessons about discrimination and its consequences? In this lesson, students...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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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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March on Washington Lesson Plan: Racial Equality-How Far Have We Come and How Far do We Still Need to Go?
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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...