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Connection Challenge: Students leave social comfort zones to build stronger, safer communities

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Inspired by Parkland students, schools across the U.S. participated in the Connection Challenge as a way to step out of their comfort zones and connect with other young people at school who they wouldn’t normally interact with. Continue reading

Ways to share your students’ solutions to gun violence

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PBS social media activity: In addition to walkouts, what are ways to express your solutions to gun violence? Tag @NewsHourExtra using #StudentGunReformIdeas via Twitter Continue reading

DACA provides all students with a lesson in social justice

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Anxiety levels among undocumented students continue to grow due to the Trump administration’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration. In response, learn how California educators are receiving training to become advocates for this group of Dreamers. Continue reading

Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?

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Earlier this month, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effects that heavy usage has on mental health. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What 2017 news stories mattered most to your students?

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For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2017 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

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