Archives: Government & Civics


The Top 15 Lesson Plans for Back to School


With students heading back into the classroom, NewsHour Extra is here to help teachers with their back-to-school lesson plans and classroom resources.  We compiled a…read more

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Judge Rules New York’s “Stop and Frisk” Unfairly Targets Minorities


Recently, a federal judge declared that New York City’s “Stop and Frisk” policy was unconstitutional because it unfairly targets minority men. When making her decision,…read more

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The March on Washington: basic teacher resources

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Here are four great resources designed to support the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Lesson Plans and Resources: The 50th Anniversary of the…read more

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A history of discrimination and its consequences – Lesson Plan

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by Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for NewsHour Extra Subjects Government & Civics, Social Issues, History and Social Studies Estimated Time One 90 minute class…read more

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The civil rights movement, a time for change – Lesson Plan

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by Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for NewsHour Extra Subjects Civil rights, Government & Civics, history, Social Issues, and social studies Estimated Time One 90 minute…read more

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