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PBS NewsHour Extra

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For educators who are looking for ways to use breaking news to enhance their lesson plans, PBS NewsHour Extra offers a collection of educational resources that highlight current issues and events that are sure to engage students. Readers will find articles, lesson plans, and news clips among the collection, all designed with middle and high school age students in mind. Readers may like to scout the page by Subject Area (Arts & Culture, Economics, English & Language Arts, Math, Science, and others), or explore the Lesson Plans to find teaching tools for such topics as women in STEM, student activism, and how to study earthquakes with out a seismograph, among many others. Each lesson features a clear outline, essential questions, key terms, and at least one video designed to spark discussion.
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2016-04-15
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