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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.

A beacon of hope in a war-torn country

The story of an American who traveled to Syria to fight the Islamic State.

Study reveals racial bias in heart transplant treatment

The UA-led research shows white men were offered more treatment options than African American men.

PBS LearningMedia The Warrior Tradition Collection

Resources from the film to help students learn about Native American culture, traditions, and history.

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum introduces kids to historical figures when they were young

The show emphasizes important social-emotional concepts and positive character traits.

Sandra Cisneros on being an "extroverted introvert."

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How the Prison Education Project offers inmates a chance to learn about the universe.

Teaching Kindness, Empathy, and Resilience

A collection of videos and lesson plans is about kindness, empathy, and the importance of practicing mindfulness.

Hispanic Heritage Month in the Classroom

Explore the many ways that Latinos are woven into the fabric of the U.S. story through this education initiative.

Social-Emotional Back to School Resources

Daniel Tiger gives students practical ways to tackle some of their biggest challenges.

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