U.S. history

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

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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

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, ask your students: How has the world changed?

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Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. and the world have changed. Continue reading

The public service legacy of Sen. John McCain

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Learn more about the life of Sen. John McCain with your students. What aspects of McCain’s life struck you the most? What do you think he will most be remembered for? Continue reading

Lesson plan: Watergate and the limits of presidential power

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August 8, 2018, marks the 44th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Use this resource to teach young people about this period in U.S. history. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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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

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