Government & Civics

Newark Youth Court brings introspection, not incarceration

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about efforts underway to fix problems with the nation’s criminal justice system, including taking a closer look at what to do about teenagers who commit minor crimes. Continue reading

Defense Secretary Mattis departs President’s cabinet

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Why have so many high-ranking members left the Trump administration in the last two years? In this NewsHour lesson, discuss why Secretary of Defense James Mattis resigned from President Donald Trump’s cabinet. Continue reading

How Michael Cohen violated campaign finance law

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Who is Robert Mueller? Who is Michael Cohen and what does he have to do with President Trump? What are campaign finance violations? In this PBS lesson plan, students will learn the latest on the Mueller investigation. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Hawaii’s fix for food deserts | STEM Student Reporting Labs

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Hawaii, for all its tropical splendor, is a relative food desert when it comes to native-grown produce. In this PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs STEM video “Aquaponics Hawaiian Style” to understand the importance of organic and urban farming in small spacescreate a sustainable agricultural system. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Pearl Harbor remembered – “A date which will live in infamy”

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Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Take a moment to discuss what the attack means 77 years later with your students. Continue reading

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