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.
Finally, there’s PBS NewsHour Extra, the site for students and teachers. Educators can find lesson plans and an active teacher community.
How can I find out more about Student Reporting Labs?
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program connects middle and high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated video reports. The students who participate in the project learn how to think critically, problem-solve, synthesize information and investigate important topics. Find out more and fill out an application to become a Reporting Lab.
I’ve heard a lot about a cool project called the.News — video for the classroom, where is that?
the.News is a non-commercial, daily in-school newscast being developed by NewsHour Productions. Visit the.News site for more information.
How can I learn more about how to use PBS NewsHour in my classroom?
Use our contact form to communicate with the NewsHour Extra team. Thanks!
Submit Your Student Voice
Tooltip of RSS content 3
- Ebola outbreak lesson plan
By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction The Ebola outbreak in Western…current eventsEnglish & Language ArtsGeographyHealthMathnewsSciencestatisticsWorld
- Ebola outbreak: mission instructions and resources – digital student guide
Your Mission: to become an expert on the deadly Ebola virus and design a strategy…Africadigital mediaEbolaGeographyHealthMathMedia LiteracymedicineresearchScience
- Scotland votes no to independence
Scotland voted against splitting from the United Kingdom in a historic referendum that could have granted the country independence. Continue readingEconomicsPoliticsScotlandUnited KingdomWorld
- Can new rice improve health in the Philippines?
Scientists are developing a new breed of rice that could help improve public health in the Philippines, but some say it will harm the environment. Continue readingenvironmentgeneticsGMOsHealthPhilippines
- U.S. will ramp up efforts to fight Ebola
President Obama announced the U.S. will scale its efforts to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa, which has spread exponentially throughout the region in recent months. Continue readingAfricaEbolaHealthSTEMWorld