Lesson plan: How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles

Lesson Plan

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

Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?


Earlier this month, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effects that heavy usage has on mental health. Continue reading

Free eye exams and glasses give these students vision to learn


A new program called Vision for Baltimore provides eye exams and two pairs of glasses free of charge to every K-8 student in Baltimore City who needs them. Continue reading

Net neutrality: Game over?


Still unsure about what net neutrality is? You’re not alone. Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the issue and find out why the debate continues. Continue reading

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

Lesson Plan

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

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