The murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich in July 2016 has led to a conspiracy theory based on unfounded claims linking Rich to WikiLeaks. Continue reading →
PBS NewsHour co-anchor and longtime political journalist Gwen Ifill died Monday after battling cancer for the past several months.
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Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the rhetorical influences on King’s speech, the oratorical devices that King used in delivering his speech and how a speech is similar to/different from other literary forms. Continue readingcivil rightsI Have A DreamMarch on WashingtonMartin Luther King Jr.MLK Jr. DaySocial IssuesSocial Studiesspeeches
Subjects English, social studies Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle School Introduction Dr.…civil rightsCivil Rights MovementI Have A DreamMartin Luther King Jr.MLK Jr. Dayspeechesvisual text
Today’s Daily News Story contains explicit language that lawmakers say President Donald Trump used at a meeting while discussing immigration. The text below reflects the latest updates in the story. Continue readingbipartisanshipborder securityborder wallCongressDACADonald TrumpDreamersGovernment & CivicshistoryimmigrantsimmigrationsPresidencypresidentialSocial IssuesSocial StudiesTwittervisa
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 readinganimalscommunity servicecounselingempathyEthicsfarmfarmsGovernment & Civicsholidayshomelesshomelessnesspublic serviceschool counselorservice learningSocial IssuesSocial StudiesSRLstudent reporting labsteachersTeachers' Loungevolunteeringvolunteerismwinter breakyouth reporting
Over the last decade, the suicide rate among teenagers in the U.S. has increased. The recent decision by Youtube star Logan Paul to post a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan prompted NewsHour Extra to use the incident to discuss suicide prevention. Continue reading13 Reasons WhycdcCenters for Disease Control and Preventiondaily news storylesson planlesson plansLogan PaulMedia Literacymental healthsocial mediaSocial StudiesSRLstudent reporting labssuicidesuicide preventionvloggervloggingYouTube