Today's News, Tomorrow's Lesson

Election and Media Literacy with EXTRA On October 28, PBS NewsHour EXTRA was joined by NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff and executive director of the...
social media icons to represent disinformatio from those sites
Social Media and Disinformation Social media plays a major role in shaping current American political discourse. During a Senate hearing Wednesday,...
Prom at the Polls logo
Gen Z's Prom at the Polls: On October 27th, PBS NewsHour EXTRA sat down with the Gen Z civics leaders behind @PromAtThePolls to discuss youth civics...
early voting sign in a doorway
What We Can Tell from Early Voting The country is seeing record turnout for early voting, as well as some late legal challenges around when — and if...
A man watching negative political ads contributes to the politics of fear
Analyzing Attack Ads and the Politics of Fear This year’s election is raising anxiety levels across the country. Why are so many Americans feeling...
swing state united states map
What Makes A Swing State Behave the Way It Does? Ohio, a swing state which Obama won in 2012, voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016. This election,...
paper and machine voting - two workers unlock ballot boxes
Paper or Machine Voting? Read the summary, watch the video and answer the discussion questions. To read the transcript of the video above, click here...
Judge Amy Coney Barret is interviewed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. 
Analyzing Answers (or Dodges) from Supreme Court Nominees The Senate Judiciary Committee pressed Judge Amy Coney Barrett for answers on hot-button...
Author Waubgeshig Rice, interviewed by PBS NewsHour Extra.
This year, U.S. protests over police brutality and violence against Black Americans have led to a prominent national conversation on racism...
food insecurity and covid-19 in desperate times
How Has COVID-19 Affected Food Insecurity? President Donald Trump’s decision Tuesday to break off talks on a coronavirus relief bill affects millions...