Social Studies

Students walk out of school to rally for gun reform

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This lesson plan discusses the student walks outs in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and the role of student activism. Continue reading

What can we learn from the Stoneman school shooting?

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This NewsHour Extra lesson provides teachers with a summary and discussion questions about Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

DACA provides all students with a lesson in social justice

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Anxiety levels among undocumented students continue to grow due to the Trump administration’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration. In response, learn how California educators are receiving training to become advocates for this group of Dreamers. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How DACA demonstrates the importance of civic engagement

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In this lesson, students will learn how teachers are training to become Dreamer advocates in order to support their undocumented students. They will research DACA protections and find out what their local communities are doing to provide necessary services to Dreamers. Continue reading

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