Government & Civics

Community service: Teaching kindness for kindness’ sake

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As the holiday season draws to a close, ask students to reflect on the meaning of empathy and kindness. In this daily news story, Extra looks at the impact and meaning of community service and why the winter break may be a more challenging time for students than many people may realize. Continue reading

Free eye exams and glasses give these students vision to learn

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A new program called Vision for Baltimore provides eye exams and two pairs of glasses free of charge to every K-8 student in Baltimore City who needs them. Continue reading

Net neutrality: Game over?

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Still unsure about what net neutrality is? You’re not alone. Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the issue and find out why the debate continues. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What 2017 news stories mattered most to your students?

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For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2017 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

National monuments: Whose job is it to protect public lands?

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Whose land grab is it? And whose job is it to protect public lands? Explore President Trump’s decision to dramatically cut back the size of two national monuments in Utah last week with your students. Continue reading

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