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Lesson Plan: Elevate student voice through the power of listening

Lesson Plan

This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching them how to listen. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading

Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands

Lesson Plan

Have students examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed and helped the Pilgrims. Continue reading

NewsHour EXTRA launches interactive learning resource covering journalism history in America

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NewsHour EXTRA, PBS NewsHour’s website devoted to news in the classroom, has developed a new interactive learning resource called Journalism in Action designed to help…read more

Lesson plan: Presidential campaign advertisements

Lesson Plan

In this lesson plan, students will discuss what makes advertisements effective and examine ads produced by the 2020 presidential campaigns. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Decode the Electoral College and predict the next president

Lesson Plan

Let your students predict the next president with the Electoral Decoder, an interactive cartogram. Students will look at how the Electoral College has affected presidential…read more

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