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National monuments: Whose job is it to protect public lands?

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Whose land grab is it? And whose job is it to protect public lands? Explore President Trump’s decision to dramatically cut back the size of two national monuments in Utah last week with your students. Continue reading

California’s blazes result in deadliest week of wildfires in recorded state history

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In this PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson, learn how firefighters have been battling wildfires in California’s wine country in the deadliest week of wildfires in recorded state history. Continue reading

How-to guide for sheltering pets during extreme weather events

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Thousands of evacuees sought refuge in Houston’s convention center during Hurricane Harvey, but their pets were not allowed in with them. New emergency service groups and animal shelters in Houston are taking a step to include animals and pets in disaster planning. Continue reading

How media literacy helps you talk about Hurricane Harvey with your students

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Students will have many questions and concerns about Hurricane Harvey in the coming days. Use this PBS lesson to help you discuss the effects of extreme weather events with your students and helpful media literacy tools when it comes to media coverage of the hurricane. Continue reading

Fun facts about the 2017 solar eclipse

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August 21, 2017, will provide an out-of-this-world experience for millions of Americans when the moon passes between the sun and earth, climaxing with momentary darkness. This scientific event is called a solar eclipse. Continue reading

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