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Government shutdown: A teacher’s guide
Use this NewsHour Extra guide with your students to help explain what the government shutdown means. Continue readingBalancing ActCongressDACADemocratsDonald TrumpDreamersGovernment & Civicsgovernment shutdownlegislative branchRepublicansSocial Studiesspending bill
Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?
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 readinganxietyAppleBBSbrief but spectacularcell phone addictioncell phonesdepressionELAenglishiGenMaking the GradephonesScreenagersshareholdersleepsleep deprivationsmartphone addictionsmartphonesSocial IssuesSocial StudiesSTEMTechnology
Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature
Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the rhetorical influences on King’s speech, the oratorical devices that King used in delivering his speech and how a speech is similar to/different from other literary forms. Continue readingcivil rightsI Have A DreamMarch on WashingtonMartin Luther King Jr.MLK Jr. DaySocial IssuesSocial Studiesspeeches
Lesson plan: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as visual text
Subjects English, social studies Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle School Introduction Dr.…civil rightsCivil Rights MovementI Have A DreamMartin Luther King Jr.MLK Jr. Dayspeechesvisual text
DACA debate upended by President’s explicit language
Today’s Daily News Story contains explicit language that lawmakers say President Donald Trump used at a meeting while discussing immigration. The text below reflects the latest updates in the story. Continue readingbipartisanshipborder securityborder wallCongressDACADonald TrumpDreamersGovernment & CivicshistoryimmigrantsimmigrationsPresidencypresidentialSocial IssuesSocial StudiesTwittervisa