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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

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. Share a picture and description on social media using the hashtag #PBSWomenWhoInspire Continue reading

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

Leadership at the March through music and speeches – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Besides Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there were several civil rights’ leaders who spoke and organized the March on Washington. Students will examine these individuals as well as the goals of the March as they pertained to jobs and freedom. 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

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