We’ve compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions that show up in the e-mail bag.

Where do I find lesson plans?
Lesson plans can be found here.

How do I find a story on a certain topic?
The best way is to search for what you’re looking for.  You can also click on “Subject Areas” to find information on a certain topic.

What is the difference between the PBS NewsHour and PBS NewsHour Extra?
There are actually three different NewsHours to keep straight! But of course they’re all related. The first is the PBS NewsHour. That’s the TV news program that runs on PBS every weekday. Here’s some more information about the program.

Then there’s the PBS NewsHour web site. The PBS NewsHour has all the transcripts from the show listed chronologically on the Recent Programs Page, or by Topics or Regions.

Finally, there’s PBS NewsHour Extra, the site for students and teachers. Educators can find lesson plans and an active teacher community.

I’ve heard about a project called the.News — video for the classroom, where is that?
the.News is a non-commercial, daily in-school newscast being developed by MacNeil-Lehrer Productions. Visit the.News site for more information.

I’ve heard I can write lesson plans and get paid for my work!
PBS NewsHour Extra’s lesson plans are all written by teachers. Please send your name, subject area and grade level to


The editor who works with teachers will get back in touch with you and explain how we can work with you.


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NewsHour Extra will not use contact information for any purpose other than our own records. We do not share information with any other organization.

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