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Free speech and Trump’s reaction to NFL protesters

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Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to discuss President Trump’s comments that football players should be fired if they kneel during the national anthem. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts may affect elections

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

Trump uses Twitter to bypass media

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President-elect Donald Trump continues to bypass the mainstream media by communicating with the public directly rather than using more traditional outlets. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Are teens addicted to technology?

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What roles do social media and technology play in teens’ lives? Is it possible that teens are addicted to their phones? In this lesson plan, students will respond to PBS NewsHour’s Brief but Spectacular episode, “Teens on Tech.” Continue reading

What is social media’s role in Election 2016? – Lesson Plan

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Subject(s) Government, U.S. History, Civics, Journalism Estimated Time One 45-90 minute period Grade Level Grades 9-12 Objective Students will participate in a class discussion related…read more

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