Social Issues

Does Trump’s school safety plan make schools safer?


The Trump Administration shared its plan to end school shootings on Sunday. It was met with wide criticism for not doing enough to address the problem. Continue reading

How teens want to solve America’s school shooting problem

Student Voice

One thing all students agreed on: change is possible and action must be taken. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles

Lesson Plan

This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue reading

Ways to share your students’ solutions to gun violence


PBS social media activity: In addition to walkouts, what are ways to express your solutions to gun violence? Tag @NewsHourExtra using #StudentGunReformIdeas via Twitter Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Social justice through the lens of the Black Panthers

Lesson Plan

Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses the role social justice plays in documentary filmmaking. Continue reading

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