Find out what North Carolina’s infamous House Bill 2 means for the transgender community and for the state of North Carolina. Continue reading →
Pope Francis became the latest public figure to find himself in Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s crosshairs this week while on a trip to Mexico.
Start off class with a short current events writing assignment! Directions: After watching the video, ask students to write a response to any or all…read more
Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. By the time the assault ended, four U.S. Navy battleships…read more
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off Monday night in the first of three presidential debates leading up to this year’s election on Nov. 8. Continue readingCivicsDonald TrumpElection 2016Hillary ClintonpolicePresidential Debateraceracial divide
In this PBS Student Reporting Labs video, Oregon teens consult government agencies on the consequences of unchecked human actions on the natural environment. Students are exposed to the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the research and resources they provide. Continue readingagricultureartbiologychemistrydroughtearth scienceecologyenvironmental sciencefishNOAAoceanographysalmonScienceSocial StudiesSRLstudent reporting labs
The practice of drawing congressional district lines to benefit one political party over another is known as gerrymandering and dates back to the 19th century. Continue readingCivicsDemocratic PartyDemocratsElection 2016gerrymandergerrymanderingGovernmentRepublican PartyRepublicansSocial Studiesstate legislature
The presidential debates have been an important part of the U.S. election process for decades, but how much do they really influence voters? In this lesson, students will watch video clips from PBS NewsHour’s “Debating Our Destiny” with Jim Lehrer, which includes famous debate moments as well as interviews with the candidates themselves. Continue readingCivicsdebatingDonald TrumpElection 2016Hillary ClintonJim LehrerLee Banvillepresidential debatesPresidential ElectionSocial Studies
As Election Day approached, the candidates running for president have made and effort to appeal to parents, teachers and students by showing them where they stand on education.