American History

Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature

Lesson Plan

Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the literary influences on King’s speech. Continue reading

Classroom resource: Dr. Yohuru Williams on using history to teach the Capitol Riots

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In this NewsHour lesson, Dr. Yohuru Williams delves into the historical context of the riot in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands

Lesson Plan

Have students examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed and helped the Pilgrims. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice

Lesson Plan

Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to help students understand the significance of Veterans Day and the meaning of sacrifice. Students will identify important veterans in their lives, examine an interactive timeline of military history and study issues facing veterans today. Continue reading

Trump declares victory prematurely, seeks to delegitimize election

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Directions: Watch the video and answer the discussion questions below. If short on time, stop the video at 4m:30s. For the video transcript,…read more

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