Economics

Monitoring the Midterms: Manafort, Cohen and political corruption

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For the latest on the 2018 midterm elections, check out NewsHour Extra’s #MonitoringTheMidterms series, a set of classroom resources that encourages critical thinking among educators and students. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Solar invention makes safety and production levels shine

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Hit the lights, please! In this lesson, students will learn about emerging technologies that are bringing new light sources to remote, poor areas of the world. Students will then invent their own light source using the steps of the invention process and share it via social media using #PBSInvention. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Is solar power the future of energy?

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In this lesson, students will watch the PBS NewsHour video, “Rethinking the utility company as solar power heats up” and learn how companies — faced with greater demand and the effects of climate change — are inventing newer, greener ways for humans to get power. Continue reading

Study guide: Impact of Southern California wildfires

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to discuss the significance of the Southern California wildfires with your students. Continue reading

Study guide: What is in the GOP tax bill

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Help your students understand what’s in the current GOP tax plan and how it may impact them. Continue reading

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