Social Studies

What do El Paso, Dayton gun massacres say about America?

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to talk with your students about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, which took place over the weekend. Continue reading

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

Super Civics 2020: 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

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