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Lesson plan: House drafts impeachment articles
Use this NewsHour lesson plan to find out the latest on the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump. Continue readingCivicscurrent affairscurrent eventsDonald TrumpDoug CollinsELAGovernment & CivicsHouse Judiciary Committeeimpeachmentimpeachment hearingsJerry Nadlerlesson planMadeleine DeanNancy PelosiNews & Media Literacynews literacySocial StudiesSuper Civics 2020UkraineWatergate
Educator Voice: Why private schools need more student journalists
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Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands
Students will examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed the Pilgrims, including the continued fight for their ancestral lands and the preservation of their native language. Continue readingAmerican HistorycolonialismcolonizationELAenglishEnglish & Language ArtsGovernment & CivicshistoryholidaysIndian tribesNative AmericanspilgrimsPlymouthSocial IssuesSocial StudiesStoryCorpsthanksgivingU.S. historyUS historyWampanoag
Impeachment hearing wrap-up: Sondland, Hill and Holmes
In this NewsHour lesson plan, hear from witnesses from Day 4 and 5 of the impeachment hearings: Gordon Sondland, Fiona Hill and David Holmes. Continue readingDavid HolmesDemocratsDonald TrumpFiona HillGordon SondlandGovernment & Civicsimpeachment hearingimpeachment hearingslesson planMike PenceMike Pompeonational security councilRepublicansRudy GiulianiRussiaSocial StudiesSuper Civics 2020Ukraine
This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching the power of listening
This Thanksgiving, teach students the importance of storytelling, and most of all, listening. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative, hone interview and listening skills and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading#TheGreatListenELAenglishEnglish & Language ArtsHealthlesson planLibrary of Congressoral historySocial IssuesSocial StudiesStoryCorpsstorytellingthanksgivingThe great ListenThe Great Thanksgiving Listen