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Super Civics 2020: The fourth Democratic debate
Use this NewsHour Extra lesson to discuss Tuesday’s Democratic Debate, debate strategies that work and the number of candidates on the debate stage. Continue readingcurrent eventsdebate strategiesDemocratic DebateDemocratsDonald Trumpelection 2020elizabeth warrenGovernment & Civicslesson planPresidential CampaignSocial StudiesSuper Civics 2020Teaching for DemocracyVote 2020
Turkish offensive in northern Syria leads to ‘chaos’ for Kurds
Use this NewsHour lesson to learn about the Turkish offensive into northern Syria and the chaos that has ensued for the Kurds of that region. Continue readingCivicscurrent eventsDonald TrumpELAenglishEnglish & Language Artsforeign affairsHervin KhalafISISKurdish fightersKurdslesson planMike PompeoSocial StudiesState DepartmentSusan RiceSyriaSyrian KurdsTurkey
Frontline’s “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi
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Super Civics 2020: Impeachment recap for students via Shields and Brooks
Use this NewsHour lesson plan to take a deeper look into the first week since Speaker Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Continue readingCongressDonald Trumpelection 2020Government & CivicsimpeachmentNancy PelosiNews & Media Literacynews literacypartisanshipPoliticsShields and BrooksSuper Civics 2020UkraineVote 2020whisteblower
Impeachment inquiry: Latest updates for students
Use this NewsHour current events lesson to discuss the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Continue readingchecks and balancesCongressDonald Trumpelectionexecutive branchGovernment & Civicsimpeachmentinternational affairsNancy Pelosipartisanshippolitical corruptionPoliticsPresidential CampaignSuper Civics 2020UkrainewhistleblowerWhite House