Social Studies

Here’s why geography class matters: Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

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The world of foreign policy is not above students’ heads. Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn about the U.S. official decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Continue reading

“A date which will live in infamy”: Pearl Harbor remembered — Class Discussion

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Watch this short clip about Pearl Harbor from Ken Burns’ The War: http://www.pbs.org/video/war-pearl-harbor-attack/ Early in the morning of December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States naval…read more

Trump’s “First 365 Days”: Taxes, judges, net neutrality

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Despite low approval ratings, President Donald Trump continues to pursue his agenda with his base sticking close by his side. Continue reading

Study guide: What is in the GOP tax bill

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Help your students understand what’s in the current GOP tax plan and how it may impact them. Continue reading

Discussing sexual harassment with your students in a sensitive, nonpartisan way

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Students are up on their current events. Have you discussed the allegations of sexual harassment by prominent politicians with them? Use this NewsHour lesson to help your class have a sensitive, thoughtful and nonpartisan discussion. Continue reading

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