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I’ve heard a lot about a cool project called the.News, where is that?
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This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching the power of listening
This Thanksgiving, teach students the importance of storytelling, and most of all, listening. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative, hone interview and listening skills and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading#TheGreatListenELAenglishEnglish & Language ArtsHealthLibrary of Congressoral historySocial IssuesSocial StudiesStoryCorpsthanksgivingThe great ListenThe Great Thanksgiving Listen
Lesson plan: Elevate student voice by teaching the power of listening
This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching them how to listen. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading#TheGreatListenArts & CultureDave IsayELAenglishEnglish & Language ArtsEthicsGovernment & CivicshistoryinterdisciplinaryJournalismLibrary of CongressmathematicsmemoirNational Public RadioNPRPBSScienceSELsocial emotional learningsocial justiceSocial StudiesSTEMStoryCorpsStudent VoiceStudent VoicesthanksgivingThe great ListenThe Great Thanksgiving Listen
Young voters turned out: How teen reporters covered the midterm elections
Discuss key election highlights with your students, particularly the impact of the youth vote, with this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading#civicsisback#MonitoringTheMidterms#TeachingForDemocracy2018 midterm elections2018 midtermsCIRCLE. youth voteGovernment & CivicsJournalismMedia LiteracyMonitoring the MidtermsSocial StudiesSRLstudent reporting labsTeaching for Democracy AllianceVote16DCyouth media
Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice
Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue readingAmerican HistoryGeographyGovernment & Civicsmilitarymilitary serviceservicememberSocial StudiesU.S. historyU.S. militaryVeteran's DaywarWorld War II
How media literacy helps teachers and students talk about gun violence
Use this lesson to talk with your students about the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. Calif. Continue readingBorderline barcaliforniaCalifornia shootingextended magazineGavin Newsomgun controlgun violenceGunsmass shootingMedia LiteracyMedia Literacy Weekmental healthmilitary serviceNAMLEpittsburgh synagogue shootingPTSDSocial IssuesSocial Studiestrauma