Social Studies

Lesson plan: Watergate and the limits of presidential power

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August 8, 2018, marks the 44th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Use this resource to teach young people about this period in U.S. history. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Political parties continuing role in U.S. elections

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What issues will inspire voters to turn out to vote in November? Check out NewsHour Extra’s “Monitoring the Midterms” classroom series ahead of the 2018 midterms. Continue reading

How Monticello’s exhibit on Sally Hemings deepens our understanding of U.S. history

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Share the story of Sally Hemings with your students and Monticello’s latest efforts to set the historical record straight. Continue reading

Choose your own news story: 2018 midterms OR best workspace layout

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Choose your own news story! Pick the NewsHour Extra story that best suits your class. Use the discussion questions for further engagement. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other primary result indicators

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Interested in clear, unbiased news coverage for your students on the 2018 midterm elections? Check out NewsHour Extra’s resources on what the primaries could mean for the Democratic Party, especially 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York. June’s primaries also went well for President Trump’s candidates. Continue reading

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