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Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima

Lesson Plan

President Obama became the first sitting United States president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, seven decades after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Have your students learn more about this historic visit by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now. Continue reading

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Highlights from State of the Union Address — Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Students will discuss the elements of a successful political speech and watch President Obama’s State of the Union address. Continue reading

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Senate Republicans send controversial letter to Iran

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Members of Congress sent a letter to Iran in the midst of negotiations over nuclear arms, in an unusual move that could complicate international relations. Continue reading

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YouTube stars interview President Obama – Class Activity

Lesson Plan

As part of his State of the Union strategy, President Barack Obama answered questions from a new crowd: YouTube stars. The White House invited Bethany…read more

U.S. President Obama has lunch with Standing Rock Sioux tribal youth in Washington

YouTube stars interview President Obama – Resources

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Building off his 2015 State of the Union address to Congress, President Barack Obama reached out to Millennials…read more

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