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Student Voice: Students share what learning is like under COVID-19

Student Voice

Hear from middle school to college-aged students in the U.S. and China about the effects of coronavirus on their education. Continue reading

PBS 2-minute news summary: coronavirus, 2020 Olympics postponed, Afghanistan

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In this current events lesson, check out the PBS NewsHour from Mon. March 23rd, on the cancellation of the Olympics and an update on Afghanistan. Continue reading

Study guide: US kills Iran’s top general

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about the hostilities taking place in Iraq, including the U.S. killing of Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani. Continue reading

Frontline’s “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia” and the murder of Jamal Khashoggi

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In this NewsHour lesson, learn more about Saudi Arabia’s Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the latest PBS Frontline special. Continue reading

Lesson plan: How mimicking nature inspires new inventions

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In this lesson plan, students will learn about biomimicry — an innovative method in which nature inspires new inventions to solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Continue reading

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