FAQ

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 a Rundown Blog with all the latest news, as well as the video and transcripts from the show listed chronologically or by topic.

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!

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