It’s been one year since the encounter with a white police officer that resulted in the death of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri…read more
World War II, Atomic bomb mushroom clouds over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki (right), August 1945, Japan. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images) …read more
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By Gabby Shacknai On Tuesday, after two years of negotiations, a group of six nations led by the United States achieved a comprehensive long-term deal…read more
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Movie director hopes teens will see themselves in Justice Thurgood Marshall’s story
The movie “Marshall” captures the iconic justice Thurgood Marshall in his youth before he became the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue readingcivil rightsdiscriminationGovernment & CivicsMedia LiteracymovieNAACPracismSocial IssuesSocial StudiesThurgood MarshallU.S. Supreme Court
California’s blazes result in deadliest week of wildfires in recorded state history
In this PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson, learn how firefighters have been battling wildfires in California’s wine country in the deadliest week of wildfires in recorded state history. Continue readingcaliforniaCalifornia wildfiresfirefightersGovernment & CivicsNapaScienceSocial StudiesSonomawildfirewildfires
Neuroscience and Zombies!
Special Note to Teachers: The content of the following lesson plans compares the “normal” brain to…neuroscienceSciencezombies
What are the effects of opioid addiction on young people?
Join PBS NewsHour for a Facebook Live on Wed., October 11th at 1 p.m. on how to talk to students about opioid addiction. We’ll take your questions LIVE on Facebook (enter in comments section and let us know your school and city/state) or tweet them to @NewsHour using #AskNewsHour. It’s important for teachers and students voices to be heard on this issue! Continue readingaddictionAmerica Addicteddrug addictiondrugsFacebook LiveGovernment & CivicsHealthopioid crisisopioid epidemicopioidspreventionSocial IssuesSocial Studies
How should elected officials react to mass shootings?
In this PBS NewsHour lesson, the question of how elected officials should react to mass shootings is examined. Continue readingGovernment & Civicsgun controlgun safetyGunsLas VegasLas Vegas shootinglaw enforcementmass shootingSocial IssuesSocial StudiesU.S. history