Social Studies

Police shootings, race and respect

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson plan, students learn how police shootings have affected the lives of African Americans, including Tetrina Blalock featured in this Brief But Spectacular. Continue reading

Study guide: Michael Cohen hearing

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Learn more about the Michael Cohen hearing with your students using this NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

Modern construction leads to discoveries of Rome’s ancient past

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In this lesson plan, students will learn about new discoveries from Rome’s ancient past. Continue reading

At George Washington’s Mount Vernon, remembering the enslaved people who built America

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Presidents Day is observed on George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 18th. In this NewsHour lesson plan, a tour guide at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, who is also a distant relation of an enslaved person at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. Continue reading

Revealing the painful last moments of George Washington

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A series of historical documents sheds light on the final moments of George Washington, whose cause of death has been a mystery for hundreds of years. Continue reading

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