Social Issues

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

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Students will examine current issues facing the Wampanoag people, the ancestors of the Native American tribes who welcomed the Pilgrims, including the continued fight for their ancestral lands and the preservation of their native language. Continue reading

This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching the power of listening

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This Thanksgiving, teach students the importance of storytelling, and most of all, listening. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative, hone interview and listening skills and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading

The life and legacy of Congressman Elijah Cummings

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Use this NewsHour lesson to learn about the life and legacy of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. Continue reading

Greta Thunberg on the urgency of the climate crisis

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Use this NewsHour Extra lesson plan to learn more about Greta Thunberg and other youth activists’ fight against climate change. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: “Time for School” series tells global story of what going to school really means

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Do all children deserve the right to an education? What would the world look like if every child had a chance to go to school? Using the art of the personal essay and social media, explore what school means to your students. Continue reading

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