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How to discuss anti-Semitism in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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It is difficult to know how to react to any act of gun violence, but particularly a mass shooting or a hate crime. Use this NewsHour lesson to help you discuss the shooting at the Pittsburgh synagogue with your students in a safe way. Continue reading

10 lesson plans on invention that will change the world

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Learn how inventions are solving problems around the world and then have students design their own inventions that help their communities. Continue reading

Talking with students about suicide prevention

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Over the last decade, the suicide rate among teenagers in the U.S. has increased. The recent decision by Youtube star Logan Paul to post a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan prompted NewsHour Extra to use the incident to discuss suicide prevention.  Continue reading

Lesson plan: What 2017 news stories mattered most to your students?

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For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2017 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

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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

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