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Overcoming Post-Election Partisan Hostility

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The VOTE Program uses conversation to defuse political conflict, and a pair of personal reflections on Election 2020 from Adiba Nelson and Fenton Johnson.

Voices On The Economy (VOTE)

A new approach to economics education takes on partisan hostility

PBS LearningMedia Election Collection

Keep up with with election news, study the history and process of presidential elections, explore voting rights, and engage in classroom debates with these videos, activities, and lesson plans.

PBS LearningMedia: PBS Electoral Decoder

Use the interactive Electoral Decoder to explore electoral college results from previous elections, and predict the outcome of the current election.

Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories, and resources from Public Television.

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.

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