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How COVID disproportionately affects people of color

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In this PBS NewsHour EXTRA current events lesson, learn how COVID-19 disproportionately affects communities of color and what is being done to address the problem. Continue reading

Ahmaud Arbery’s family speaks of their son’s murder

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, learn about the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed African American in Georgia over two months ago, and steps law enforcement are now taking. Continue reading

Learn about Toni Morrison’s life and literary legacy

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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 reading

At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, remembering the enslaved people who built America

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Presidents Day is observed on George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 18th. In this NewsHour lesson plan, a tour guide at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, who is also a distant relation of an enslaved person at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. Continue reading

Chicago youth finds common ground in India

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As a black kid growing up in Chicago, some opportunities tend to be more open to me than others. I find aspects of my life experience limited due to my identity, whether or not I recognize it at the time. Continue reading

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