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The role of media literacy in teaching your students about Charlottesville

Video

Use this PBS NewsHour video and discussion questions to teach your students about the events in Charlottesville. Extension activities include the history of Confederate monuments and the debate as to whether or not the statues should remain standing. Continue reading

What 2016 news stories will your students remember? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2016 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

Satire’s role in current events – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson asks students to think critically about their relationship to satire and explore the question of how it helps us interpret global events. Continue reading

Ebola outbreak – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has already claimed the lives of thousands since its…read more

“Connecting Syria’s allies and enemies” infographic – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

by Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for NewsHour Extra This lesson features the infographic “Connecting Syria’s allies and enemies” by Al Jazeera to help students understand the…read more

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