PBS Newshour EXTRA: The Top 15 Lesson Plans for Back to School

With students heading back into the classroom, NewsHour Extra is here to help teachers with their back-to-school lesson plans and classroom resources.  We compiled a list of our top 15 lessons and resources, which cover core academic subject areas ranging from civics to math, and shed light on some of the summer’s most important news stories, including the George Zimmerman trial and the ongoing turmoil in Egypt.

Many of our lessons are tailored for both middle and high school students, and include activities designed with each group in mind. Don’t worry if you can’t devote a whole class to a full Extra lesson plan; resources come in different forms to fit your time and depth of content needs.