Category Archives: Social Studies

Educator Voices: Exploring current events through media literacy and civic action

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KQED’s Learn and NewsHour EXTRA’s Journalism in Action websites provide students with ways to explore key issues in the news through media literacy and civic…read more

Kahoot & NewsHour EXTRA series: “News Round-up” and “Power of Invention” games

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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (L) photo by Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS and high school student (R) via PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.  …read more

Educator Voice: Educators/staff discuss the other pandemic — gun violence

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Teacher Sarah Lerner (top left), Dr. Joseph Sakran (bottom left) and teacher Meleah Hall (right) during the PBS NewsHour EXTRA Zoom discussion on gun violence,…read more

Educator Voice: Jackie Robinson and the perils of freezing superheroes in time

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Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, posed and ready to swing in 1954. Photo by Bob Sandberg via Library of Congress (L). Robinson and his…read more

Educator Voice: Why this educator doesn’t shy away from teaching the day after a traumatic event

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Pro-Trump protesters clash with Capitol police at a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results by the U.S. Congress, at…read more

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