Watch this short clip about Pearl Harbor from Ken Burns’ The War: http://www.pbs.org/video/war-pearl-harbor-attack/ Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval…read more
Help students understand recent runoff elections with this explainer written by Extra intern Amanda Wilcox. Continue reading
Most states have some rules for redrawing district lines, but cases of gerrymandering in order to give one party an electoral advantage over the other remain widespread. Continue reading
This week might determine the fate of a Republican-backed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care program popularly known as…read more
The presidential election is over, but important races are still taking place. Here is a breakdown of off-year and midterm elections and a fun, interactive…read more
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Net neutrality: Game over?
Still unsure about what net neutrality is? You’re not alone. Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the issue and find out why the debate continues. Continue readingBroadband industryCable providersDebateedtecheducationFCCFederal Communications CommissionGovernment & CivicsInternetinternet service providerISPlobbynet neutralitySocial StudiesSTEMTechnology
Lesson plan: What 2017 news stories mattered most to your students?
For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2017 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading2017current eventsdigital literacyELAenglishEnglish & Language ArtsEnglish language learnersFlipboardGovernment & Civicslesson planmagazinemathematicsMedia Literacynew yearNew Year'snew year's resolutionnews storiesphysical educationSocial Issuessocial mediaSocial StudiesSTEM
National monuments: Whose job is it to protect public lands?
Whose land grab is it? And whose job is it to protect public lands? Explore President Trump’s decision to dramatically cut back the size of two national monuments in Utah last week with your students. Continue readingBears Ears National MonumentDepartment of the InteriorDonald TrumpenvironmentGovernment & CivicsGrand Staircase-Escalante National MonumentIndiansindigenous peoplenational monumentsnational parksNative American rightsNavajo NationPatagoniaRyan ZinkeScienceSTEMUtah
Alabama Senate race: Why special elections matter
On Tuesday, Alabama voters headed to the polls in a special election for U.S. Senate between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Poll results have been mixed, some putting Moore and others putting Jones ahead. Continue readingAlabama special electionDonald TrumpElectionsGovernment & CivicsMedia LiteracyRoy Mooresexual assaultsexual harassmentSocial IssuesSocial Studiesspecial election
Study guide: Impact of Southern California wildfires
Use this NewsHour lesson plan to discuss the significance of the Southern California wildfires with your students. Continue readingancient romeCalifornia wildfiresEconomicsenvironmental scienceevacuationsfire crewsfirefightershistoryincome inequalitylesson planlos angelesMedia LiteracySan DiegoSanta BarbaraSocial IssuesSocial StudiesSouthern CaliforniaVentura County