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Study guide: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests

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Use this NewsHour Extra lesson plan to learn about the pro-democratic protests taking place in Hong Kong for the past 10 weeks. Continue reading

How the U.S. women’s World Cup victory is the perfect civics lesson

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson, students will learn about the U.S. women’s soccer World Cup victory and how it is also a good civics lesson. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

Lesson plan: Covington Catholic incident through a media literacy lens

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Discuss media literacy strategies you can use when it comes to understanding current events and issues, including the confrontation between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his classmates, and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as visual text

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Students will examine why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech was a defining moment in the Civil Rights Movement and explain their analysis through a visual drawing or illustration. Continue reading

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