Storm chasing: We do not recommend you try this at home! The top 208 weather and climate disasters in the United States have resulted in…read more
Two sculptures located in New York City’s Financial District have artists and art appreciators locking horns in a sticky debate about art, commercial intent and public…read more
In this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson, students will explore what immigration looks like at grassroots levels across the country. Students will research if their community has programs that welcome immigrants and explore options for creating similar civic activities. Continue reading
Stunning fish who were once kept as pets are destroying Florida’s coral reef ecosystem. In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn how scientists are using a new invention, a lionfish zapping robot, to combat this harmful invasive species. They will then create their own invention to ward off invasive species in their community or region. Continue reading
Why does civic engagement matter? How can your students get involved? In this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson plan, students will research different forms civic participation and the tools which allow individuals to engage in the political process.
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Movie director hopes teens will see themselves in Justice Thurgood Marshall’s story
The movie “Marshall” captures the iconic justice Thurgood Marshall in his youth before he became the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue readingartscivil rightsdiscriminationGovernment & CivicsMarshallMedia LiteracymovieracismSocial IssuesSocial StudiesThurgood MarshallU.S. Supreme Court
California’s blazes result in deadliest week of wildfires in recorded state history
In this PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson, learn how firefighters have been battling wildfires in California’s wine country in the deadliest week of wildfires in recorded state history. Continue readingcaliforniaCalifornia wildfiresfirefightersGovernment & CivicsNapaScienceSocial StudiesSonomawildfire
What are the effects of opioid addiction on young people?
Join PBS NewsHour for a Facebook Live on Wed., October 11th at 1 p.m. on how to talk to students about opioid addiction. We’ll take your questions LIVE on Facebook (enter in comments section and let us know your school and city/state) or tweet them to @NewsHour using #AskNewsHour. It’s important for teachers and students voices to be heard on this issue! Continue readingaddictionAmerica Addicteddrug addictiondrugsFacebook LiveGovernment & CivicsHealthopioid crisisopioid epidemicopioidspreventionSocial IssuesSocial Studies
How should elected officials react to mass shootings?
In this PBS NewsHour lesson, the question of how elected officials should react to mass shootings is examined. Continue readingGovernment & Civicsgun controlgun safetyGunsLas VegasLas Vegas shootinglaw enforcementmass shootingSocial IssuesSocial StudiesU.S. history
Puerto Rico: What is the role of the federal government after a disaster?
This PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson explores Hurricane Maria which struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, resulting in an emergency situation for the three and half million American citizens on the island. Continue readingextreme weatherfederalismGovernment & CivicsHurricane MariaHurricanesmilitaryPuerto RicoSocial IssuesSocial Studies