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Study guide: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests

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Use this NewsHour Extra lesson plan to learn about the pro-democracy protests taking place in Hong Kong over the past few months. Continue reading

Educator Voice: Why The Beatles’ message of love never fails me

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Members of the Beatles, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, cross Abbey Road in London, Britain, August 8, 1969. Picture taken August 8,…read more

Talk with your students about Aretha Franklin: They all know the Queen of Soul

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Legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul,’ died at her home in Detroit on August 16, 2018, at the age of 76. Use this NewsHour lesson to find out what it is about the Queen of Soul that makes both young and old dance and sing along to her music. Continue reading

Trombone Shorty inspires a new generation of musicians

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The musician Troy Andrews, known as “Trombone Shorty,” started playing the trombone on the streets of New Orleans at age 4 and led his first band at age 8. Continue reading

Black Violin breaks down music stereotypes

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Two former high school orchestra nerds use their love of Bach and Beethoven to break down stereotypes by reimagining classical music and connecting with new audiences.
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