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Since 9/11, what do your students know about how the U.S. has changed?

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Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. has changed over the last 16 years as a result of 9/11. Continue reading

Do you control your phone or does your phone control you?

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As we turn to our screens more and more, it is important to understand why modern society finds smartphones so addicting and the implications of this worldwide epidemic on our brains. Download a tracking app such as Moment to monitor how many times you engage with your phone daily and how much time is spent on various apps. Continue reading

Telling fact from fiction amidst media bombardment

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Sometimes news is labeled as “fake” because the reader dislikes it or it contradicts their beliefs. However, fake news is when the news information as well as the news organization itself may intentionally be completely fabricated. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What’s your “Brief but Spectacular” take?

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Every Thursday night, the PBS NewsHour profiles people and their passions in the series Brief but Spectacular. Creator Steve Goldbloom and his producing partner Zach Land-Miller wanted to find a new way to share original voices the public might otherwise not see. Now you can join the fun… Continue reading

A high school senior’s top 6 NewsHour-reviewed books to read before college

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  By Amanda Wilcox The following six books have had a great impact on me not just due to their authors’ talent for writing, but…read more

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