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“Well-behaved women seldom make history” – Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan challenges students to identify negative stereotypes about women and men, introduces students to Anne Bonny (a woman who breaks traditional gender stereotypes) and gives them the opportunity to use creative writing skills to create their own profile on one of four other “rule-breaking” women in history. Continue reading

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Women with Character, Women Who Inspire – Lesson Plan

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For Women’s History Month, PBS NewsHour Extra would love to know the women in your students’ lives who have inspired them. Send a picture and description to NewsHour Extra’s Instagram using the hashtag #PBSWomenWhoInspire Continue reading

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“He Named Me Malala”: Understanding student activism through film – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subject(s) English, Social Studies, U.S. History, Civics Estimated Time: One to two 50-minute periods Grade Level Grades 7-12 Objective Using the documentary “He Named Me Malala”…read more

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Lights, Camera, Politics: Create Your Own Presidential Campaign Ad – Lesson Plan

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Presidential candidates running in the 2016 election have spent millions of dollars to create a series of biographical campaign ads along with ads that attack opponents. Students will explore historical presidential campaign ads and then create their own TV ads. Continue reading

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Black Panthers, Social Justice in Documentaries – Lesson Plan

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Why do documentaries often center around social justice? Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses choices he made in creating the film. Continue reading

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