New partnership yields current-events resources

newsresizedShare My Lesson, an online community with free lesson plans and other teaching resources, has announced a new partnership with PBS NewsHour Extra. The deal will make current-events content from PBS NewsHour Extra available on the Share My Lesson platform for middle and high school teachers to use free of charge.

“We are thrilled to partner with PBS NewsHour Extra to increase the available resources we provide to our members,” said Share My Lesson General Manager Scott Noon. “Together, we will offer the best timely and teacher-friendly resources associated with current events that are also aligned to the Common Core.”

Most recently, PBS NewsHour Extra linked a Share My Lesson resource to a story on Syria. The lesson plan provided an engaging simulation activity for students, as well as accompanying text and video resources designed to help students understand the conflict in depth.  Because of its success, Share My Lesson is building a segment called “Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Lesson,” which connects resources and lesson plans that help teach students about current-events taking place around the world.

“Navigating the ever-expanding information universe requires that students understand and appreciate quality news,” said PBS NewsHour Managing Editor of Education Leah Clapman.  “Our goal is to give teachers the tools to build the next generation of informed and engaged digital citizens, and the Share My Lesson community will help us do just that.”

Share My Lesson features an array of multimedia learning tools that now will include PBS NewsHour Extra’s resources, connecting students to the most important news stories and current-events and covering core academic subject areas ranging from government, world history, and civics to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Created by the American Federation of Teachers and TES Connect, Share My Lesson provides free access to more than 266,000 resources, with the ability to upload, download, and rate materials sorted by grade level, subject, topic, and event. For more information and to register, go to

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