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Five lesson plans teaching the power of invention

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Are you looking for lesson plans focusing on scientific innovation and invention? Click on the 5 PBS NewsHour lessons below to explore inventions that are battling invasive species, finding untapped renewable energy and more. Continue reading

High schools and colleges crack down on students’ online activity

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High schools and universities are beginning to pay close attention to what students post online, which can have serious consequences for students. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts affect democracy

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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

Student volunteers use technology to monitor human rights abuses

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In places where violent conflict makes it difficult for human rights investigators to observe, social media platforms now make it possible to document abuses.
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Trump uses Twitter to bypass media

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President-elect Donald Trump continues to bypass the mainstream media by communicating with the public directly rather than using more traditional outlets. Continue reading

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