Government

Seven engaging civics lesson plans

Lesson Plan

Looking for classroom resources for the 2020 elections? Check out these 7 videos on key issues like political parties, voting rights, media bias and the importance of local & state elections. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Decoding media bias

Lesson Plan

Students will view the We The Voters film “MediOcracy,” and then examine current news stories and how they’re covered by the three main cable news outlets. They will conclude by examining news stories for bias/point of view. Continue reading

Lesson plan: The State of the Union Address

Lesson Plan

Use this NewsHour lesson plan to evaluate the State of the Union speech and learn its history. 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

Democratic 2020 candidates debate reparations

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary, watch the videos and answer the discussion questions below. You may want to turn on the “CC” (closed-captions)…read more

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