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Lesson Plan: Jackie Robinson’s complicated — and important — legacy

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In this lesson, students will examine the key events in Jackie Robinson’s life that tell a deeper story beyond being a “hero.” Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Race and vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.

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How has the U.S. health care system’s treatment of Black citizens led to distrust and a lack of confidence? This lesson seeks to examine the reasons for that distrust but also to examine whether or not Black residents are opposed to taking the vaccine when compared to other groups in the country.  Continue reading

Black turnout: Why Biden “owes this community a fight”

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Learn how high voter turnout among Philadelphia’s Black community has played a key role in Election 2020 Continue reading

What Chadwick Boseman’s death means for young fans

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Read about the impact and legacy of actor Chadwick Boseman. Continue reading

Pulitzer Prize winners’ Ida B. Wells and 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, learn about The 1619 Project and Pulitzer Prize winners Nikole Hannah-Jones and Ida B. Wells (1862-1931). Continue reading

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