Civics

6 things to know about Trump’s national emergency

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Directions: Read the summaries, watch the videos and answer the discussion questions below. If strapped for time, choose the video and questions that are most…read more

Barr report divides public opinion

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn more about the Mueller report and why its findings may further divide political leaders and members of the public. Continue reading

What opportunity looks like for these three teens: Trades, dance and service

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to explore the video series, “Opportunity in America” by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, about teenagers who share their dreams, expectations and the barriers they must overcome to achieve their goals. Continue reading

Lesson plan: The State of the Union Address

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The goals of this NewsHour lesson are to teach students about the history and purpose of the State of the Union and how to evaluate the speech. Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Voter ID laws and America’s history of voter suppression

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary with your students, watch the video (if helpful, follow along with the transcript) and then answer the discussion questions.…read more

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