News & Media Literacy

How plasma therapy may help COVID-19 patients

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In this NewsHour current events lesson, find out how convalescent plasma from previous COVID patients may help researchers with treatment options. Continue reading

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

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

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

PBS NewsHour EXTRA: Choose your own current event!

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, students choose their own current event! We also highlighted a special segment about a photographer who took photos of American bald eagles who was deported back to Yemen. Continue reading

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