Geography

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue reading

PBS’ Time for School: #WhyIGo2School Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Do all children deserve the right to an education? What would the world look like if every child had a chance to go to school? Using the art of the personal essay and Instagram, explore what school means to your students. Continue reading

Ambitious girls ride the waves in Bangladesh’s beach town

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In the South Asian country of Bangladesh, poverty is widespread and girls are often married in their early teens. However, at the world’s longest beach and Bangladesh’s only beach town, which has one of the highest rates of poverty in the country, a group of girl surfers feel empowered when they might otherwise be expected to fulfill traditional roles in the house. Continue reading

After statewide efforts, Hawaii sees homelessness rate decrease

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Despite its relatively small population and land area, Hawaii has one of the highest rates of per-capita homelessness in the United States. Homelessness affects about 505 out of every 100,000 people there. Continue reading

U.S. fires missiles into Syria in response to chemical weapons attack

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The U.S. launched nearly 60 missiles aimed at strategic air force targets in Syria Thursday night in retaliation for the Syrian’s government’s use of chemical weapons which killed at least 100 civilians on Tuesday. Continue reading

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