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Study guide: #MeToo and the Supreme Court confirmation process
NewsHour Extra provides the latest classroom resources in the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Continue reading#MeTooBrett KavanaughChristine Blasey Fordconfirmation hearingsdemocracyDemocratsDonald TrumpFirst Amendmentfreedom of speechGovernment & CivicsJeff Flakejudicial branchjudicial systemjudiciarylisa murkowskiPoliticsprotestsRepublicansSenate Judiciary Committeesexual assaultsexual harassmentSocial StudiesSupreme Courtsupreme court nomineeSusan CollinsU.S. SenateU.S. Supreme Courtwashington post
#MonitoringTheMidterms: Does the Constitution forbid gerrymandering?
Is gerrymandering constitutional? Or does it violate the First and Fourteenth Amendments? Use this lesson with your students to learn more about gerrymandering’s impact on the electoral process. Continue reading#MonitoringTheMidterms2018 midterm elections2018 midtermsAmna Nawazcongressional districtsconstitutionConstitution DayCrash CoursediscriminationfederalismFirst AmendmentFourteenth AmendmentGovernment & Civicshouse of representativeslesson planmapsMarcia CoyleNorth CarolinapartisanshipraceracismredistrictingSupreme CourtTexas
3D printer technology gives girl her hand back
Invention education allows students to examine real-world problems and come up with solutions. In this lesson, a group of young college students created a 3D prosthetic hand for a four-year old girl so she could play with her sisters and ride her scooter. Continue reading3D imaging3D-printer3D-printingdisabilitiesdisabilityengineeringGwen Ifill Legacy Fellowinnovationinvention educationinvention processinventionsmedicineprostheticScienceSocial IssuesSRLSTEMstudent reporting labsyouth media
On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, ask your students: How has the world changed?
Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. and the world have changed. Continue reading9/119/11 anniveraryAfghanistanal-QaedaArts & CultureBilly CollinsDonald TrumpELAenglishEnglish & Language ArtsGovernment & CivicsIslamophobialesson planOsama bin LadenPatriot ActpoetrySeptember 11September 11th anniversarySocial StudiesTeachers' LoungeterrorismU.S. history
10 lesson plans on invention education
Are you looking for lesson plans focusing on scientific innovation and invention? Click on these 10 PBS NewsHour lessons to explore inventions that battle invasive species, explore untapped renewable energy and more. Continue readingappsdesign thinkingdisabilitiesengineeringinnovationinvasive speciesinventioninvention educationLemelsonlesson plansmathematicspatentrenewable energySciencesocial mediaSTEMTechnologyU.S. patent and trademark officeUSPTO