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

Student Voice: During teachers’ strike, LA school felt like a “ghost town”

Student Voice

Learn more about the Los Angeles teacher’s strike through the lens of LA high school senior Noor Aldayeh. Continue reading

What news stories do students want to see in 2019?

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Middle and high school students across the U.S. recently shared what issues they would like to see the news media cover in 2019. Check out what they had to say! Continue reading

Lesson plan: What 2018 news stories mattered most to your students?

Lesson Plan

For a fun end-of-year activity, students will create an online magazine of their top 10 news stories from 2018 to share with classmates and family members. Continue reading

Why children in U.S. custody need specific pediatric expertise

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, learn why specific pediatric expertise is needed in the care for immigrant children. Continue reading

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