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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

Lesson plan: Climate change and the 2017 hurricane season

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students study the storms which ravaged the southeastern region of the U.S. and the Caribbean during the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and look at the role climate change plays in extreme weather events. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

Lesson Plan

Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. 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

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