Many of you already recognize that PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. Now, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, PBS NewsHour Extra brings you the Daily News Story, which takes the best of the PBS NewsHour news program and pairs it with discussion questions, lesson plans, and stories developed specifically for students.
These lesson plans and resources help achieve Common Core State Standard goals and cover core academic subject areas ranging from government, history, world, civics, and language arts – to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Engage your students today by connecting your teaching to the most important news stories of the week. When you visit the Daily News Story at PBS LearningMedia, you’ll find resources for grades 7-12 such as the following:
Surface of Mars Has Been Mapped Better Than Our Oceans: Glaciers in the Arctic are now melting at a faster pace than they were only a few years ago, damaging wildlife habitats and opening up potentially dangerous new shipping lanes.
“We All Lost Somebody There” — Kenyan Foreign Minister: After the terrorist group al-Shabab stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, PBS NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner sat down with Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed to talk about the attack.
Lesson Plan from Syria: This lesson introduces students to contemporary U.S.- International relations as well as provides a simulation to put students in the shoes of the important players in the Syrian Conflict.