The 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


The greatest sacrifice – Veterans Day Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Subjects World history, government and civics, U.S. wars, geography Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle…read more

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Do the midterm elections matter? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Stephanie Schragger, History teacher at St. Ann’s School Introduction Help students gain an understanding of midterm elections and to discuss the reasons why voter…read more


Brown v. Board of Education and the Story of Prince Edward County Schools – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

More than 60 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored segregation in Brown v. Board of Education. Although the victory had been won in the courtroom, it would take the next decade and beyond for the law to be implanted in the American public school system. Continue reading

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Paper football and government fundamentals – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction Use this lesson plan to help students understand the difference between the types of governments…read more

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