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Lesson plan: The history of vaccination – and opposition to it

Lesson Plan

This NewsHour lesson explores the invention of various vaccines to fight against serious illnesses over time and asks you to think about the implications of vaccine development.  Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Race and vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.

Lesson Plan

How has the U.S. health care system’s treatment of Black citizens led to distrust and a lack of confidence? This lesson seeks to examine the reasons for that distrust but also to examine whether or not Black residents are opposed to taking the vaccine when compared to other groups in the country.  Continue reading

Daily News Lesson: Musical duo Black Violin on defying stereotypes

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Explore how two classical musicians are trying to change expectations of the genre Continue reading

Daily News Lesson: Senate debates gun control amid mass shootings

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Discuss gun violence in the United States, and what it means to normalize gun violence Continue reading

Educator Voice: Educators/staff discuss the other pandemic — gun violence

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Teacher Sarah Lerner (top left), Dr. Joseph Sakran (bottom left) and teacher Meleah Hall (right) during the PBS NewsHour EXTRA Zoom discussion on gun violence,…read more

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