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Face the Facts: Election 2020 Youth Town Hall, a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs production

Hosted by Amna Nawaz, PBS NewsHour senior correspondent, the livestream showcases conversations with teens and first-time voters about how they’re engaging in this year’s historic election.

Research Learning Modules: Teaching with Primary Sources

Students learn the research process and practice important inquiry and literacy skills as they work through a series of interactive self-paced lessons.

PBS NewsHour | Daily News Story

Lesson plans and resources to help achieve Common Core State Standards goals and cover core academic subject areas ranging from civics and government to world affairs and education.

Fostering Youth Voice and Leadership

Training young people to be organizers means training them with critical life skills. Organizing is about helping young people understand how they can contribute civically, and supporting them to advance racial justice.

Behind the Mask

Also on Arizona Spotlight: A plea on behalf of sacred lands threatened by border wall construction; and a "thank you" to comic book legend Dennis O'Neil.

PBS LearningMedia Confronting Anti-Black Racism Collection

Help students understand the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities.

PBS LearningMedia Resources: Race, Racism, Civil Rights, and more.

Resources from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing: race, racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events, and more

A Youthful Take on the News

When schools abruptly closed due to COVID-19, PBS NewsHour’s Student Report Labs quickly adjusted its curriculum.

All About Earth Day on PBS LearningMedia

We've only got one earth, don't you think we should celebrate it? Earth Day is an opportunity to cherish our planet and recognize how to protect it.

Where Does All the Bailout and Stimulus Money Come From?

During the financial crisis, the federal government spent millions of dollars to help fix the economy. Learn where those funds actually come from.

Let's Talk About Election 2020

Middle and high school educators across the U.S. are empowering students to share their take on issues that matter to them.

Penetrating the darkness of "The Long Shadow".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Adiba Nelson considers the many special kinds of "Black Love"; and episode 4 of Youth Crossing Gender Borders: "The Ambiguity Train".

Civil Rights: Then & Now

This collection of videos, documents, and primary sources lends context to the events and leaders that defined the Civil Rights Movement’s first three decades (1954-1985).

Youth Crossing Gender Borders, Episode 1: Parents Taking Pride

The journey for families when a child comes out as transgender.

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