Government & Civics

The Top 15 Lesson Plans for Back to School

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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

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

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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

Detroit Residents Resilient in the Face of Bankruptcy

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Download video On July 18, Detroit, Mich., became the largest U.S. city to ever file for bankruptcy. Because of the city’s budget woes, Detroit residents…read more

Political Cartoons Make an Art out of Controversy

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While the adage goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” a good political cartoon is often worth many more. When a skilled cartoonist puts…read more

Debating race, justice and policy in the case of Trayvon Martin – Lesson Plan

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by Katie Gould,  Teacher Resource Producer for NewsHour Extra Subjects Government and Civics, Social Issues Estimated Time One 45-minute class period with possible extensio Grade Level…read more

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