Social Studies

Lesson Plan: Hawaii’s fix for food deserts | STEM Student Reporting Labs

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Hawaii, for all its tropical splendor, is a relative food desert when it comes to native-grown produce. In this PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs STEM video “Aquaponics Hawaiian Style” to understand the importance of organic and urban farming in small spacescreate a sustainable agricultural system. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Pearl Harbor remembered – “A date which will live in infamy”

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Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Take a moment to discuss what the attack means 77 years later with your students. Continue reading

President George H.W. Bush’s life as a public servant

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Students will learn about the life of President George H.W. Bush in this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

Teaching resources for talking with teens about suicide

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There are a variety of mini-lessons and activities contained in this PBS NewsHour lesson on suicide prevention and awareness. You may wish to invite your school counselor to your class, and let your administrator know you are teaching about suicide. Continue reading

How the news, Netflix and social media influence how schools talk about suicide

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Over the last decade, the suicide rate among teenagers in the U.S. has increased. Use this lesson to discuss the role the media plays in discussions on suicide prevention and awareness. Continue reading

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