social justice

Newark Youth Court brings introspection, not incarceration

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, students will learn about efforts underway to fix problems with the nation’s criminal justice system, including taking a closer look at what to do about teenagers who commit minor crimes. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Elevate student voice by teaching 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

Lesson Plan: Social justice through the lens of the Black Panthers

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Students will hear from Stanley Nelson, director of “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” who discusses the role social justice plays in documentary filmmaking. Continue reading

Free speech and Trump’s reaction to NFL protesters

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Use this PBS NewsHour lesson plan to discuss President Trump’s comments that football players should be fired if they kneel during the national anthem. Continue reading

How do different racial groups view the police?

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Only one-third of African Americans think the police are doing an excellent job, compared to roughly three quarters of white people, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. But Newark, New Jersey Mayor Ras Baraka has worked to change those numbers. Continue reading

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