English language learners

Lesson plan: What’s your “Brief But Spectacular” take?

Lesson Plan

Every Thursday night, the PBS NewsHour profiles people and their passions in the series Brief but Spectacular. Creator Steve Goldbloom and his producing partner Zach Land-Miller wanted to find a new way to share original voices the public might otherwise not see. Now you can join the fun… Continue reading

Coronavirus student guide: Virus explainer and news updates

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson, learn about the novel coronavirus and get the latest updates to share with your students. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What 2019 news stories mattered most to your students?

Lesson Plan

For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine using Flipboard of their top 10 news stories from 2019 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

ICE immigration raids took this school superintendent by surprise

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Use this lesson plan to learn more about the ICE immigration raids in Mississippi and how schools have been affected. Continue reading

How the Statue of Liberty poem provides a lesson in immigration history

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the Trump administration’s changes to immigration policy and how it relates to the Statue of Liberty’s famous inscription. Continue reading

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