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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, October 10, 2018 - 10:09am
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  • Science
  • High School
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Think about all the different ways humans rely on light each day. Imagine trying to drive or cross the road without any streetlights. How would...
NGSS
If there were an unconventional and even controversial way to stomp out Lyme disease, would you support it? What if that way included the release of...
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:23pm
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NGSS
Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy? Have you ever felt that nervous feeling in the pit of your stomach when you notice your smartphone...
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Monday, February 4, 2019 - 2:28pm
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These 10 project-based lessons explore inventions saving endangered species, finding renewable energy sources and more. STEM and humanities teachers...
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:56am
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Do films help students to think about social justice? Using the documentary "He Named Me Malala" and PBS student-produced films on issues of gender...
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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:21pm
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  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
Help your students connect to the rich imagery of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by learning the history of the speech and then...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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This lesson is designed to help students better understand the concept of scientific theory and then requires them to use what they have learned to...
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Friday, July 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This nine-part guide compiles the best John F. Kennedy resources on the internet, and will inspire students to explore the legacy of one of our...
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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 12:45pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
A multitude of candidates are hoping to win their party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential election. Between now and election day, many...
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Monday, October 24, 2016 - 12:41pm
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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
On Veterans Day, most Americans think of the men and women in uniform. But military life also has a huge effect on their children.