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Grades 6-12


  • Short current events lessons

  • Fun interactive news resources

  • Teacher-written lesson plans

Ready-to-go news lessons based on the PBS NewsHour

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We’re calling on educators and students to let us know what they think about the new NewsHour Classroom site, including feedback on content you hope to see as we move forward.

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For an introduction to the NewsHour Classroom site, click here.


Civic Engagement and Primary Sources Through Key Moments in History

Journalism in Action is an interactive website by PBS NewsHour that explores U.S. history using newspaper articles, political cartoons and radio and TV broadcasts from the Library of Congress.


Case studies covered in Journalism in Action:

American Revolution and Early Republic World War II
Civil War Immigration
Women's Suffrage Vietnam
Muckrakers Watergate
Gender Equality Mental Health