Social Issues

Racism, coded language and the “politics of distraction” in U.S. history

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Use this NewsHour lesson to discuss how President Trump’s tweets serve the “politics of distraction” and how racist language has been used as an intentional device to divide the country throughout U.S. history. 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

How a cashless society affects young people and low-income earners

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This NewsHour lesson plan on personal finance examines how the absence of tangible currency and the constant exposure to digital advertising may affect young people’s relationship with money. Continue reading

What opportunity looks like for these three teens: Trades, dance and service

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to explore the video series, “Opportunity in America” by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, about teenagers who share their dreams, expectations and the barriers they must overcome to achieve their goals. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: Girl coders crack glass ceiling | STEM Student Reporting Labs

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In this lesson, students will learn about the engineering design process and use it to address the gender gap in STEM. Continue reading

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