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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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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 7:34pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This digital guide for the classroom is a collection of the latest videos and informational texts designed to inform students as well as give them a...
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Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 7:47am
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  • Social Studies
  • High School
Students will learn about the purpose of the United Nations by analyzing major world issues, including poverty, war, and human rights. Using a list...
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Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 4:44pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students will learn about today’s Wampanoag people, the same Native American tribe who interacted with the Pilgrims at Plymouth nearly 400 years ago...
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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 2:45pm
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
What news stories made a difference in your life from the past year? Try this interactive end-of-year activity leading up to the winter break for a...
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 12:03pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Examine the role of the Internet as a political campaign tool and support using reason, facts and examples in class discussion activities. Utilize...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Friday, August 19, 2016 - 11:17pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
What are the elements of a successful political speech? What are some of the rules when it comes to public speaking? Watch President Obama’s State of...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:34pm
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Do all children deserve the right to an education? What would the world look like if every child had a chance to go to school? For 12 years, PBS...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:49pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students will watch one of the Election 2016 presidential debates, and then hold a debate of their own focusing on one of the issues that emerged...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Monday, August 15, 2016 - 9:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Students will participate in a class discussion related to social media in a presidential election. They will then view a video clip related to the...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 9:48pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Compare the style and content of two major speeches given by President Barack Obama and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Analyze the “Four Big...