Social Issues

What can we learn from the Stoneman school shooting?

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This NewsHour Extra lesson provides teachers with a summary and discussion questions about Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

DACA provides all students with a lesson in social justice

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Anxiety levels among undocumented students continue to grow due to the Trump administration’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration. In response, learn how California educators are receiving training to become advocates for this group of Dreamers. Continue reading

You have to speak up: Lessons from the Holocaust

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Note: This video contains graphic images of the Holocaust. Please preview before showing to your students. Video Summary: International Holocaust Remembrance Day is…read more

Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?

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Earlier this month, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effects that heavy usage has on mental health. Continue reading

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