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Using media literacy with students to discuss New York City terror attack

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In this PBS lesson, teachers use media literacy with their students to discuss New York City’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11. Continue reading

Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Today’s Daily News Story discusses sexual harassment in the workplace as it pertains to revelations surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Continue reading

How Gold Star families became a political issue

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson, students learn about the controversy surrounding a condolence call made by President Trump to a Gold Star widow, Myeshia Johnson. Continue reading

Are there congressional and gubernatorial elections still left in 2017? Hint: YES!

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On Nov. 7, 2017, two governors’ races will take place in New Jersey and Virginia and a special election for U.S. House of Representatives will be held in Utah. A U.S. Senate race will take place in Alabama on Dec. 12, 2017. Seven special elections for Congress will have taken place in 2017. Continue reading

Trombone Shorty inspires a new generation of musicians

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The musician Troy Andrews, known as “Trombone Shorty,” started playing the trombone on the streets of New Orleans at age 4 and led his first band at age 8. Continue reading

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