Social Issues

Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech as a work of literature

Lesson Plan

Students will study Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech and discuss the literary influences on King’s speech. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What 2020 news stories mattered most to your students?

Lesson Plan

For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine using Flipboard of their top 10 news stories from 2020 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

Lesson plan: After helping Pilgrims, today’s Wampanoag tribe fight for their ancestral lands

Lesson Plan

Have students examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed and helped the Pilgrims. Continue reading

NewsHour EXTRA launches interactive learning resource covering journalism history in America

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NewsHour EXTRA, PBS NewsHour’s website devoted to news in the classroom, has developed a new interactive learning resource called Journalism in Action designed to help…read more

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