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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

At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, remembering the enslaved people who built America

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Presidents Day is observed on George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 18th. In this NewsHour lesson plan, a tour guide at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, who is also a distant relation of an enslaved person at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. Continue reading

20 pertinent classroom resources for Black History Month

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Bayard Rustin, seen here in 1964 surrounded by young people before a demonstration, was a a civil rights and a gay rights activist and chief…read more

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