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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

Afghanistan: What your students should know about the new strategy in America’s longest war

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On Monday, President Donald Trump announced plans to deploy 4,000 more U.S. troops in the 16-year long Afghanistan War, the longest war in our country’s history. Continue reading

On the 100th anniversary: How World War I changed the world forever

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April 6, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Congress declared war and the U.S. entered World War I. Continue reading

Military conducted race-based experiments during WWII

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The U.S. tested the effects of highly toxic mustard gas on troops in nonconsensual, race-based experiments during World War II, according to a new NPR investigation. Continue reading

Months after war ended, Gaza rebuilds

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The war in Gaza killed left thousands of families homeless, living in makeshift shelters. Continue reading

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