US history

Lesson Plan: Jackie Robinson’s complicated — and important — legacy

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In this lesson, students will examine the key events in Jackie Robinson’s life that tell a deeper story beyond being a “hero.” Continue reading

Explainer: The role of unions and why Amazon workers lost the vote to unionize

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The National Labor Relations Board finished counting ballots last week and found Amazon union organizers in Alabama did not have nearly enough votes. Continue reading

Lesson plan: The history of vaccination – and opposition to it

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This NewsHour lesson explores the invention of various vaccines to fight against serious illnesses over time and asks you to think about the implications of vaccine development.  Continue reading

Educator Voice: Jackie Robinson and the perils of freezing superheroes in time

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Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, posed and ready to swing in 1954. Photo by Bob Sandberg via Library of Congress (L). Robinson and his…read more

Classroom resource: Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan dies at age 85

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Learn more about the life of Vernon Jordan, civil rights leader and lawyer, who died on Monday at the age of 85. Continue reading

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