News & Media Literacy

Super Civics 2020: How to get along with our political opposites

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson plan, learn how Americans are struggling to approach opposing political opinions with civility instead of contempt and what can be done to fix the problem. Continue reading

How the U.S. women’s World Cup victory is the perfect civics lesson

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson, students will learn about the U.S. women’s soccer World Cup victory and how it is also a good civics lesson. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: The power of photographs from Vietnam to the border crisis

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Use this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson plan to understand the power of photographs and the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Continue reading

Stories from WWII veterans on D-Day’s 75th anniversary

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Learn about D-Day with your students using this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

Virginia Beach and gun violence through a media literacy lens

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Learn how the media covers stories about gun violence, including the Virginia Beach shooting. Continue reading

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