Government & Civics

Social media’s role in monitoring misinformation

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn about Twitter’s new initiative to fact check the tweets of influential figures such as President Trump and how it has stirred debate over the role of social media platforms as content moderators.  Continue reading

COVID-19 adds to local concerns over Keystone XL pipeline

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, learn about health risks that thousands of out-of-state oil workers may bring into communities along the Keystone XL pipeline route. Continue reading

How felony convictions affect voting rights

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In this PBS NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, learn how people in Florida with felony records are fighting to regain their voting rights and Reverend William Barber’s plan to fight voter suppression. Continue reading

How COVID disproportionately affects people of color

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In this PBS NewsHour EXTRA current events lesson, learn how COVID-19 disproportionately affects communities of color and what is being done to address the problem. Continue reading

Super Civics 2020: Voting during a pandemic

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, find out out different options for voting in November. Continue reading

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