Media Literacy

Talking with students about suicide prevention

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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 reading

Lesson plan: What 2017 news stories mattered most to your students?

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For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2017 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

Alabama Senate race: Why special elections matter

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On Tuesday, Alabama voters headed to the polls in a special election for U.S. Senate between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Poll results have been mixed, some putting Moore and others putting Jones ahead. Continue reading

Study guide: Impact of Southern California wildfires

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to discuss the significance of the Southern California wildfires with your students. Continue reading

Here’s why geography class matters: Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

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The world of foreign policy is not above students’ heads. Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the U.S. official decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Continue reading

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