How to use anti-LGBTQ laws to explore social justice

Lesson Plan

In order to learn more about social justice issues, students will look at important laws affecting members of the LGBTQ community, including Mississippi’s House Bill 1523. Continue reading

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Are Teens Addicted to Technology?

Lesson Plan

What roles do social media and technology play in teens’ lives? Is it possible that teens are addicted to their phones? In this lesson plan, students will respond to PBS NewsHour’s Brief but Spectacular episode, “Teens on Tech.” Continue reading


Historic Presidential Visit to Hiroshima

Lesson Plan

President Obama became the first sitting United States president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, seven decades after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city. Have your students learn more about this historic visit by watching videos and researching images of the Hiroshima bombing then and now. Continue reading


What news stories will your students remember? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2015 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

Parents who use social media find and share tips about how to raise their kids, and they don't care what information friends and family share about their children through social networks. Photo by Flickr user Highways Agency

What is social media’s role in Election 2016? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Subject(s) Government, U.S. History, Civics, Journalism Estimated Time One 45-90 minute period Grade Level Grades 9-12 Objective Students will participate in a class discussion related…read more


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