Social Studies

Youth vote in America: Why these teens say low voter turnout days are done

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Why do young people hold some of the lowest voter turnout levels in the U.S.? Is it really their fault? NewsHour’s teen reporters talk about the youth vote in America and why the 2018 elections could see young people voting in historic numbers. Continue reading

Suspect arrested in bomb scares of top Democrats

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Use this PBS lesson to learn about the explosive packages that were sent to 13 top Democrats. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What the United Nations means today

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Explore what the U.N. means to your students today by examining the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) which aim to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Voter ID laws and America’s history of voter suppression

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary with your students, watch the video (if helpful, follow along with the transcript) and then answer the discussion questions.…read more

Jamal Khashoggi’s legacy and freedom of the press

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Freedom of the press is legally protected by the First Amendment in the Constitution. What other professions are specifically named or protected in the Constitution? Why do you think this was the case? Continue reading

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