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Inauguration special: Gen Z discuss hopes for the future of democracy

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Directions: Read the summary, watch the videos and answer the discussion questions below. For the full playlist, click here. Summary: On Jan. 15,…read more

Lesson Plan: Discuss 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”

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In this NewsHour lesson, students will examine the message and goals of poet Amanda Gorman as she prepares to speak at the presidential inauguration. Continue reading

“Strongman” author Kenneth C. Davis on how democracies fall and teaching the Capitol insurrection

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Kenneth C. Davis/Photo by Nina Subin   In these NewsHour educator Zooms, historian Kenneth C. Davis and author of “Strongman: The Rise of Five Dictators…read more

Educator Voice: Voices on teaching the insurrection at the Capitol

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PBS NewsHour EXTRA held a Zoom with educators, staff and students, on Jan. 7, just one day after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.…read more

Classroom resource: Three ways to teach the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

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Here are three ways to discuss Wednesday’s insurrection at the Capitol with your class. Continue reading

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