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Lesson plan – Student Reporting Labs explore how youth deal with misinformation

Lesson Plan

Find out what young people really think about the news and the spread of misinformation using a variety of short videos produced by PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs (SRL). Continue reading

Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Thanksgiving through the lens of Native Americans today

Lesson Plan

Students will examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed the Pilgrims, including the continued fight for their ancestral lands and the preservation of their native language. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

Lesson Plan

Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

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