American History

Stories from WWII veterans on D-Day’s 75th anniversary

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Learn about D-Day with your students using this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

Virginia Beach and gun violence through a media literacy lens

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Learn how the media covers stories about gun violence, including the Virginia Beach shooting. Continue reading

Why ‘Happy Memorial Day’ is painful for some families

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Learn more about Memorial Day and groups like TAPS who help families of fallen servicemembers. Continue reading

Study guide: Alabama and Missouri pass laws restricting access to abortion

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Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the recent wave of state laws restricting abortion. Continue reading

Ways to discuss school shootings with students after STEM School and UNCC

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to discuss the effects of school shootings on students and teachers. Continue reading

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