Technology

Debate the issue: Net neutrality

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This NewsHour lesson helps students wrap their brains around net neutrality as they learn about how the regulations affect their lives as internet consumers. Continue reading

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

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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

Five lesson plans teaching the power of invention

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Are you looking for lesson plans focusing on scientific innovation and invention? Click on the five PBS NewsHour lessons below to explore inventions that are battling invasive species, finding untapped renewable energy and more. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How new inventions help people with injuries and disabilities

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For decades, technology has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities and injuries. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will learn about the invention…read more

Media literacy and the problem with the term ‘fake news’

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

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