Media Literacy

Young voters turned out: How teen reporters covered the midterm elections

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Discuss key election highlights with your students, particularly the impact of the youth vote, with this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

How media literacy helps teachers and students talk about gun violence

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Use this lesson to talk with your students about the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. Calif. Continue reading

How to talk with children in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting

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On Wednesday night, at least 12 people including a sheriff’s deputy were killed in a mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif.…read more

Teen reporters interview Senate candidates about gun control and immigration

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If you were born in 2000, there’s a good chance you will be eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab’s Mason Berger reports on how organizations in Florida are trying to mobilize young voters around issues like the cost of college and gun violence. Continue reading

Youth vote in America: Why these teens say low voter turnout days are done

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Why do young people hold some of the lowest voter turnout levels in the U.S.? Is it really their fault? NewsHour’s teen reporters talk about the youth vote in America and why the 2018 elections could see young people voting in historic numbers. Continue reading

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