Social Studies

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

#SuperCivics2020: How to get along with our political opposites

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In this NewsHour Extra lesson plan, learn how Americans are struggling to approach opposing political opinions with civility instead of contempt and what can be done to fix the problem. Continue reading

Educator Voice: What EduTwitter means to #worldgeochat teachers

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by James Caudill, #worldgeochat co-moderator and social studies teacher, Calhoun, Kentucky   In a recent Saturday Night Live skit called “Game of Game of Thrones,”…read more

How Michigan schools welcome refugees from Syria and Yemen

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the challenges and the triumphs of recent refugee students to the U.S. Continue reading

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