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How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles – Lesson Plan

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This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue reading

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“Well-behaved women seldom make history” – Lesson Plan

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This lesson plan challenges students to identify negative stereotypes about women and men, introduces students to Anne Bonny (a woman who breaks traditional gender stereotypes) and gives them the opportunity to use creative writing skills to create their own profile on one of four other “rule-breaking” women in history. Continue reading

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Women with Character, Women Who Inspire – Lesson Plan

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For Women’s History Month, PBS NewsHour Extra would love to know the women in your students’ lives who have inspired them. Send a picture and description to NewsHour Extra’s Instagram using the hashtag #PBSWomenWhoInspire Continue reading

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Shields and Brooks talk Trump, Supreme Court nominee

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Political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks usually sit on different sides of the political aisle, but they currently agree on one thing: Donald Trump is looking like the Republican nominee for president. Continue reading

Employees of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), the operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, take part in a moment of silence at 2:46 p.m. local time (0546 GMT) at TEPCO's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, March 11, 2016, to mark the five-year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands. Japan on Friday mourned the thousands who lost their lives in the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 that turned towns to matchwood and triggered the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. REUTERS/Yuya Shino - RTSAAKA

Cleanup continues at Japan power plant five years after tsunami

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Over the past five years, radioactive contamination levels have decreased at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. But they still pose a threat to the 7,000 workers who aid in the cleanup. Continue reading

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