Government & Civics

Does Trump’s school safety plan make schools safer?


The Trump Administration shared its plan to end school shootings on Sunday. It was met with wide criticism for not doing enough to address the problem. Continue reading

Ways to share your students’ solutions to gun violence


PBS social media activity: In addition to walkouts, what are ways to express your solutions to gun violence? Tag @NewsHourExtra using #StudentGunReformIdeas via Twitter Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Social justice through the lens of the Black Panthers

Lesson Plan

Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses the role social justice plays in documentary filmmaking. Continue reading

Students walk out of school to rally for gun reform


This lesson plan discusses the student walks outs in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the role of student activism. Continue reading

DACA provides all students with a lesson in social justice


Anxiety levels among undocumented students continue to grow due to the Trump administration’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration. In response, learn how California educators are receiving training to become advocates for this group of Dreamers. Continue reading

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