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Daily News Lesson: New PBS doc explores the history of Confederate statues

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Hear from a comedian and journalist about what Confederate monuments mean in one community Continue reading

History of Juneteenth: Now the first new federal holiday in decades

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Students will explore and discuss the history and context around the Juneteenth holiday in the United States. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: History of Juneteenth and why it’s set to become a national holiday

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Explore the significance of Juneteenth and the value of making it a national holiday Continue reading

Educator Voices: Exploring current events through media literacy and civic action

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KQED’s Learn and NewsHour EXTRA’s Journalism in Action websites provide students with ways to explore key issues in the news through media literacy and civic…read more

Lesson Plan: Connecting Post-Civil War mob violence and the Capitol Hill Riot

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Explore historical parallels between the aftermath of the Capitol Hill Riot and the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Continue reading

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