Lesson PlansBack to lesson plans archive February 6, 2016
The March on Washington: Five Basic Teacher Resources
- PBS Student Reporting Labs Resource – Look back at these 12 captivating student responses on MLK’s Dream, race and change made at the time of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington to get a discussion started in your own classroom.
- The March on Washington Fact Sheet – The who, what, when, why, where and how of the March.
- The Interactive Timeline of the History of Civil Rights Movement – An interactive timeline filled with video and text about the events that shaped the Civil Rights Movement. For teachers there is a timeline guide that denotes the event and the length of its corresponding video.
- Timeline Civil Rights History – This is a helpful go-to timeline on important events in civil rights history.
- The March on Washington Glossary – Use this comprehensive glossary to help students build a foundation on the vocabulary of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Lesson Plan: How inventions using water power can create renewable energy
Picture your nearest river or lake. How do people use it? This PBS NewsHour lesson lets students explore inventions that use the power of water and asks them to develop a business plan which incorporates a renewable energy source for the communities in which they live. Continue readingdesign thinkingelectricityenvironmentenvironmental scienceinnovationinventionlakesnatural resourcerenewable energyScienceSTEMwater
PBS Student Reporting Labs: Lessons in STEM from early Native Americans
DOWNLOAD VIDEO The U.S. National Park Service marked its 100th anniversary in 2016, and PBS NewsHour…America the Beautifulancient historyanthropologyarcheologyHopewell cultureHopewell earthworksMedia Literacynational monumentsNative AmericansScienceSocial StudiesSRLSTEMstudent reporting labsU.S. National Park ServiceUNESCOWorld Heritage Site
PBS Student Reporting Labs: Mammoth archaeological discovery made in Channel Islands National Park
2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs observed the milestone by producing video stories about national parks across the country in a series called “America the Beautiful.” Continue readingAmerica the BeautifularchaeologyChannel Islands National Parkclimate changeEtiwanda High Schoolinvasive speciesNational Park Servicenational parkspaleontologyPygmy mammothScienceSRLstudent reporting labs
A trillion-ton iceberg the size of Delaware broke off the Antarctic Peninsula
An enormous iceberg more than 2000 sq. miles in diameter recently detached from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica and floated into the Weddell Sea, located south of the tip of South America. Continue readingAntarcticaclimate changeenvironmental scienceGlobal WarmingicebergsLarsen C ice shelfSciencesea level
The legacy of Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and human rights activist
For decades, Liu Xiaobo was one of the Chinese government’s most outspoken critics and advocates for peaceful change and democratization. Continue readingcensorshipChinaGovernmentLiu XiaoboNobel PrizeSocial IssuesSocial StudiesTiananmen Square