Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ died at her home in Detroit on Thursday at the age of 76. Use this NewsHour lesson to find out what it is about the Queen of Soul that makes both young and old dance and sing along to her music. Continue reading
Hit the lights, please! In this lesson, students will learn about emerging technologies that are bringing new light sources to remote, poor areas of the world. Students will then invent their own light source using the steps of the invention process and share it via social media using #PBSInvention. Continue reading
August 8, 2018, marks the 44th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Use this resource to teach young people about this period in U.S. history. Continue reading
What issues will inspire voters to turn out to vote in November? Check out NewsHour Extra’s “Monitoring the Midterms” classroom series ahead of the 2018 midterms. Continue reading
Share the story of Sally Hemings with your students and Monticello’s latest efforts to set the historical record straight. Continue reading
Student Reporting Labs connect students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated video news reports. Check out our full curriculum and find out how you can become a lab! Learn more on the SRL
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