news literacy

How students feel about new school security measures since Parkland

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary, watch the video and answer the discussion questions. You may want to read along using the transcript here or turn on…read more

Amid calls for Northam’s resignation, a look at blackface’s long racist history in America

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Use this NewsHour lesson to learn about the racist history of blackface and discuss whether or not Gov. Ralph Northam should resign. Continue reading

Student breakdown on the government shutdown

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Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan with your students for the latest on the government shutdown. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Covington Catholic incident through a media literacy lens

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Discuss media literacy strategies you can use when it comes to understanding current events and issues, including the confrontation between Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his classmates, and Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. Continue reading

Study guide: William Barr’s nomination for attorney general

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Use this NewsHour lesson to learn more about the nomination of William Barr for United States attorney general. Continue reading

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