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How Michigan schools welcome refugees from Syria and Yemen
Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the challenges and the triumphs of recent refugee students to the U.S. Continue readingarabicCivicsColorin ColoradoELELLELLSEnglish & Language ArtsEnglish language learnersESLGovernment & Civicshuman geographyimmigrantsimmigrationlesson planMichiganPBSrefugee crisisrefugeesSELsocial emotional learningSocial StudiesSyriatraumatrauma informed teachingUNUnited NationsWETAYemen
Stories from WWII veterans on D-Day’s 75th anniversary
Learn about D-Day with your students using this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue readingAmerican HistoryCivicsD-DayD-Day 75th anniversaryEuropean historyFrancefreedomGeographyGovernment & Civicshistorylesson planMedia LiteracymilitaryNormandyOmahaphotographsPhotographyservice membersservicemembersSocial Studiesworld historyWorld War 2World War IIWorld War Two
Virginia Beach and gun violence through a media literacy lens
Learn how the media covers stories about gun violence, including the Virginia Beach shooting. Continue reading#civxnowAllsides.comAmerican HistoryColorin ColoradoGovernment & Civicsgun controlgun deathsgun reformGunslesson planmass shootingmass shootingsMedia LiteracyNAMLEnational association for media literacy educationNational Public Radionews literacyNPRPBSsocial emotional learningSocial Studiestraumatrauma informed teachingUS historyvirginia beachvirginia beach shooting
Lesson plan: Watergate and the limits of presidential power
August 8, 2019, marks the 45th anniversary of the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Use this resource to teach young people about this period in U.S. history. Continue readingGerald FordGovernment & Civicslesson planOval OfficePoliticsPresidencyRichard NixonSocial StudiesU.S. historyWatergateWhite House
What’s it like to go to school in a one-room schoolhouse?
Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about Wyoming’s school funding model that is not based on the property taxes of a person. Continue readingcivics & governmentEconomicseducationELAelementary schoolempathyEnglish & Language Artsentitlementslesson planone-room school houseSchoolschool fundingschoolhousesocioeconomicssociologySRLstate fundingState Governmentstudent reporting labsU.S. historyWyoming