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The role of media literacy in teaching your students about Charlottesville

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Use this PBS NewsHour video and discussion questions to teach your students about the events in Charlottesville. Extension activities include the history of Confederate monuments and the debate as to whether or not the statues should remain standing. Continue reading

How to discuss the history of white nationalism with your students in the wake of Charlottesville

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Today’s Daily News Story provides video, key terms and discussion questions to help teachers talk with their students about the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Continue reading

James Madison’s Montpelier tells the stories of the enslaved people who lived there

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Montpelier, the home of James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, recently opened a new permanent exhibit at the Virginia estate to inform visitors about Madison’s slaves and the lives they led. Continue reading

What Flint schools are doing to protect children from lead

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When the city of Flint, Michigan began using the Flint River as a water source to save money three years ago, the water flowing through the aging pipes caused lead, a neurotoxin that affects brain development, to leach into the water supply. Continue reading

Trump announces major policy change for transgender service members over Twitter

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When President Trump tweeted that transgender Americans would no longer be allowed to serve in the military, his Joint Chiefs of Staff in the four branches of the military were unaware that he planned to make the announcement. Continue reading

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