#MonitoringTheMidterms

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Choose your own news story! Pick the NewsHour Extra story that best suits your class. Use the discussion questions for further engagement. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other primary result indicators

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Interested in clear, unbiased news coverage for your students on the 2018 midterm elections? Check out NewsHour Extra’s resources on what the primaries could mean for the Democratic Party, especially 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York. June’s primaries also went well for President Trump’s candidates. Continue reading

Who, what, when, where, why do hyperpartisan news sites exist?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Video summary PBS NewsHour’s four-part series on “Junk News” explores who is behind creating inflammatory news sites and why. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien…read more

Monitoring the midterms: Do midterm elections matter?

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will gain an understanding of midterm elections and discuss reasons why voter turnout remains low. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Bot or not? How fake social media accounts could influence voting

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Social media is an important tool for learning about current events and practicing active and informed citizenship. However, fake Twitter accounts called ‘bots’ have been used to try to influence public opinion—and not always for the better. Continue reading

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