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Newark Youth Court brings introspection, not incarceration

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about efforts underway to fix problems with the nation’s criminal justice system, including taking a closer look at what to do about teenagers who commit minor crimes. Continue reading

President George H.W. Bush’s life as a public servant

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Students will learn about the life of President George H.W. Bush in this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. 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

Jamal Khashoggi’s legacy and freedom of the press

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Freedom of the press is legally protected by the First Amendment in the Constitution. What other professions are specifically named or protected in the Constitution? Why do you think this was the case? Continue reading

UN Climate Change Report: What your students need to know

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Talk with your students about the UN’s latest report on climate change and how young people can use their voice to support policies that protect the environment. Continue reading

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