Daily News Story
PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, when, where and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories. In partnership with PBS LearningMedia, we are proud to bring 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.
Our lesson plans and resources help achieve Common Core State Standards goals and cover core academic subject areas ranging from civics and government to world affairs and education.
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Watch how concern over the spread of fake news has grown since the presidential election with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from December 12, 2016.
The purpose of the lesson plan "What is social media's role in Election 2016?" is for students to examine the different ways candidates use social media, including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in their presidential campaigns.
Fake news is making news, and it’s a problem. This lesson gives students media literacy skills they need to navigate the media, including how to spot fake news.
Watch how 'fake news' may have influenced the presidential election with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from November 18, 2016.