English & Language Arts


Pokémon and privacy issues your students should know – Lesson plan

Lesson Plan

In just a week, Pokémon Go has become a cultural sensation. As Pokémon users increase, is there a way for teachers to use the game in the classroom? Are there privacy issues that teachers and students should be aware of? Continue reading


How to use anti-LGBTQ laws to explore social justice

Lesson Plan

In order to learn more about social justice issues, students will look at important laws affecting members of the LGBTQ community, including Mississippi’s House Bill 1523. Continue reading


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

Student Voice

  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


Women with Character, Women Who Inspire – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

For Women’s History Month, PBS NewsHour Extra would love to know the women in your students’ lives who have inspired them. Send a picture and description to NewsHour Extra’s Instagram using the hashtag #PBSWomenWhoInspire Continue reading

Maya Angelou

Personal Reflections on the Poetry of Maya Angelou – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will watch and read Maya Angelou’s poem, “On the Pulse of Morning,” then analyze and reflect on the words of this Renaissance woman. Continue reading

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