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NBA playoff and other pro sports called off in protest of racial injustice

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In this NewsHour lesson, learn why all three NBA playoff games on Wednesday were postponed based on players’ decisions to boycott racial injustice. Continue reading

Should some sports franchises change their names?

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After years of activist pressure, some sports franchises are formally considering name changes. Why do these name changes matter? 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

Free speech and Trump’s reaction to NFL protesters

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Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to discuss President Trump’s comments that football players should be fired if they kneel during the national anthem. Continue reading

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