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Choose your own news story: 2018 midterms OR best workspace layout

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Choose your own news story! Pick the NewsHour Extra story that best suits your class. Use the discussion questions for further engagement. Continue reading

12 news stories that make STEM meaningful for students

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Texas teachers swung into action this week during NewsHour Extra’s workshop, “How to make STEM meaningful through current events” at Texas A&M’s K12 Summer Institute in Kerryville, Texas. Check out the resources they created here! Continue reading

The role of media literacy in teaching your students about Charlottesville

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Use this PBS NewsHour video and discussion questions to teach your students about the events in Charlottesville. Extension activities include the history of Confederate monuments and the debate as to whether or not the statues should remain standing. Continue reading

Satire’s role in current events – Lesson Plan

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This lesson asks students to think critically about their relationship to satire and explore the question of how it helps us interpret global events. Continue reading

Ebola outbreak – Lesson Plan

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By Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction The Ebola outbreak in Western Africa has already claimed the lives of thousands since its…read more

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