Social Issues

Understanding Campaign Finance Law

Lesson Plan

Campaign finance has been a major point of discussion among the three remaining presidential candidates. How much do students know about the history of campaign finance law? Continue reading

How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles – Lesson Plan

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

“Well-behaved women seldom make history” – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson plan challenges students to identify negative stereotypes about women and men, introduces students to Anne Bonny (a woman who breaks traditional gender stereotypes) and gives them the opportunity to use creative writing skills to create their own profile on one of four other “rule-breaking” women in history. Continue reading

Women with Character, Women Who Inspire – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

For Women’s History Month, PBS NewsHour Extra would love to know the women in your students’ lives who have inspired them. Share a picture and description on social media using the hashtag #PBSWomenWhoInspire Continue reading

Black Panthers, Social Justice in Documentaries – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Why do documentaries often center around social justice? Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses choices he made in creating the film. Continue reading

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