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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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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson plan includes a rich video resource that runs 18 minutes and an ELA writing activity.
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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This lesson is intended to be used with the PBS FRONTLINE documentary “League of Denial” and supports student learning by contextualizing the...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this informational text to provide your students with the background on Russia and the Olympics to get them ready for the Olympic Games in Sochi.
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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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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this lesson to teach students about the important role human rights and activism has played in the Olympics.
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this lesson to explain the human rights debate around LGBT rights and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Students will analyze the...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Use this lesson to explain the human rights debate around LGBT rights and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Students will analyze the...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
This mock trial puts four groups on trial for environmental pollution in the U.S. There are 20 roles for students to take on from lawyers to...
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:01pm
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  • English Language Arts
  • MS, HS
Share Maya Angelou's poem "On the Pulse of Morning" and learn more about this great Renaissance woman during Black History Month. Use the video to...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has already claimed the lives of thousands since its initial victim died in December and health organizations...