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How can I find out more about Student Reporting Labs?
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I’ve heard a lot about a cool project called the.News, 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.
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Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima
President Obama became the first sitting United States president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, seven decades after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Have your students learn more about this historic visit by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now. Continue readingAtomic BombBarack ObamaenglishGovernmentHiroshimaJapanlesson plannuclear weaponsPresident ObamaPrime Minister Shinzo AbeShinzo AbeSocial StudiesWorld War IIWWII
Can You Define Winning Words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee?
Have students test their obscure word knowledge through a fun Kahoot game. Can they define winning Scripps National Spelling Bee words from the past several years? Continue readingdefinitionsenglishgamekahootnational spelling beequizreadingscripps national spelling beespellingspelling beewordswriting
Take a poll, debate the issue: Gun policy
Where do students stand on gun policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see if their views change. Continue reading2nd amendmentcandidatesconstitutionDebateElection 2016gun controlgun policygun rightsgun safetyGunsnewtownpollpresidential raceschool shootingschool shootingsSecond AmendmentSocial Studies