U.S. history

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month


Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

You have to speak up: Lessons from the Holocaust


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Lesson plan: Do midterm elections matter?

Lesson Plan

In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Thanksgiving through the lens of Native Americans today

Lesson Plan

Students will examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed the Pilgrims, including the continued fight for their ancestral lands and the preservation of their native language. Continue reading


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