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Study guide: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests
Use this NewsHour Extra lesson plan to learn about the pro-democratic protests taking place in Hong Kong for the past 10 weeks. Continue readingauthoritarianismBeijingChinacivil rightscolonialismdemocracyGovernment & CivicsHong KongHong Kong airportHong Kong protestsLes MiserablesMusicmusic artsprotest musicSocial StudiesSuper Civics 2020
How public art builds community – Student Reporting Labs
Teachers with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs created lessons on the importance of public art based on the work of SRL’s teen reporters. Check out these uplifting resources that cut across various disciplines! Continue readingartcivic engagementcivic participationELA EnglishgraffitiJournalismlesson planliberal arts and sciencesMedia LiteracymuralsPBSPDprofessional developmentpublic artSRLSTEMstudent reporting labsyouth media
Educator Voice: Why The Beatles’ message of love never fails me
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Learn about Toni Morrison’s life and literary legacy
Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the Pulitzer Prize winning author Toni Morrison who died at age 88 on Aug. 5, 2019. Continue readingAfrican AmericanartsArts & CultureBelovedbooksdiscriminationELAenglishLiteratureracismslaverySocial StudiesToni Morrison
Student Voice: How gun violence has ravaged the education experience in America
Colorado high school student Lily Wilshire shares her thoughts on gun violence in America and why she speaks for most students when she begs for people to do something. Continue readingcoloradoDaytonDayton shootingEl Paso shootingGovernment & Civicsgun controlgun safetyGunsmass shootingOhioschool shootingStudent VoiceSuper Civics 2020