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Educator Voices: Exploring current events through media literacy and civic action

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KQED’s Learn and NewsHour EXTRA’s Journalism in Action websites provide students with ways to explore key issues in the news through media literacy and civic…read more

Lesson Plan: Connecting Post-Civil War mob violence and the Capitol Hill Riot

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Explore historical parallels between the aftermath of the Capitol Hill Riot and the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. Continue reading

Daily News Lesson: Capitol attack forces reckoning with radical, right-wing political factions

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Discuss why extremist violence is a threat and what’s being done to counter it. Continue reading

Classroom Resource: Police response at the Capitol raises issues of ‘white privilege’

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In this lesson, discuss the treatment of the violent mob at the Capitol by law enforcement versus the heavy-handed tactics employed on peaceful protests over racial justice. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Voter suppression then and now

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Explore voter suppression in the United States from Reconstruction to today. Continue reading

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