NYSUT members can now access a variety of middle and high school lesson plans and resources linked to current events and the new Common Core learning standards, thanks to a new partnership between Share My Lesson and PBS NewsHour Extra. Created by the American Federation of Teachers, one of NYSUT’s national affiliates, and TES Connect, Share My Lesson provides free access to more than 266,000 downloadable teaching resources segmented by grade level, subject, topic and event.
Many of the shareable lessons and other teaching resources were submitted by NYSUT members.
“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, explaining that PBS NewsHour Extra is an online resource combining the best of the PBS NewsHour daily news program with lesson plans and stories for students. “Together, we will offer the best timely and teacher-friendly resources associated with current events that are also aligned to the Common Core.”
PBS NewsHour Extra recently linked a Share My Lesson resource to a story on Syria. The lesson plan provided an engaging simulation activity for students, and accompanying text and video resources to help students better understand the conflict. Due to its success, Share My Lesson is building a segment called “Today’s News, Tomorrow’s Lesson,” linking resources and lesson plans with worldwide current events.
“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.”