election 2020

Racism, coded language and the “politics of distraction” in U.S. history

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Use this NewsHour lesson to discuss how President Trump’s tweets serve the “politics of distraction” and how racist language has been used as an intentional device to divide the country throughout U.S. history. Continue reading

#SuperCivics2020: How to get along with our political opposites

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson plan, learn how Americans are struggling to approach opposing political opinions with civility instead of contempt and what can be done to fix the problem. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: The power of photographs from Vietnam to the border crisis

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Use this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson plan to understand the power of photographs and the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading

Mueller makes statement to say report doesn’t clear Trump

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn more about Special Counsel’s Robert Mueller’s first public appearance since his appointment two years ago, and why the report continues to divide political leaders and members of the public. Continue reading

Study guide: Alabama and Missouri pass laws restricting access to abortion

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Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the recent wave of state laws restricting abortion. Continue reading

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