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Inauguration special: Gen Z discuss hopes for the future of democracy

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Directions: Read the summary, watch the videos and answer the discussion questions below. For the full playlist, click here. Summary: On Jan. 15,…read more

Lesson Plan: Elevate student voice through the power of listening

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This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching them how to listen. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading

Do charges in Breonna Taylor case show officers are ‘above the law’?

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Discuss why many from protesters to scholars think the charges in the police killing of Breonna Taylor are inadequate. Continue reading

How felony convictions affect voting rights

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In this PBS NewsHour EXTRA lesson plan, learn how people in Florida with felony records are fighting to regain their voting rights and Reverend William Barber’s plan to fight voter suppression. Continue reading

PBS NewsHour EXTRA: Choose your own current event!

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In this NewsHour EXTRA lesson, students choose their own current event! We also highlighted a special segment about a photographer who took photos of American bald eagles who was deported back to Yemen. Continue reading

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