civics & government

#SuperCivics2020: How to get along with our political opposites

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson plan, learn how Americans are struggling to approach opposing political opinions with civility instead of contempt and what can be done to fix the problem. Continue reading

What’s it like to go to school in a one-room schoolhouse?

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about Wyoming’s school funding model that is not based on the property taxes of a person. Continue reading

Santa Fe study guide: Have school shootings become part of American culture?

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Learn about the lives of the eight students and two teachers killed in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday, May 18th. Continue reading

‘March For Our Lives’ offers valuable civics’ lesson: Don’t be afraid of your government

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If you are a student participating in one of the March For Our Lives marches, send a picture of yourself at the event to newshourextra@gmail.com and we may include it on our website. Include your name, grade, city and a caption that captures what you remember most about the day. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

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