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PBS NewsHour Extra - Classroom Resource: Adapting a parade under COVID with ‘house floats’

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PBS NewsHour Extra - Classroom Resource: Adapting a parade under COVID with ‘house floats’

We’ve teamed up with PBS NewsHour Extra to bring you free, ready-to-teach lessons on the events affecting our world today. Each week, you’ll find a Deck made for middle school and high school learners on a current-events topic, complete with thought-provoking interactive questions and embedded videos from reliable sources.

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After a New Orleans spokesperson announced that there would be no Mardi Gras parades this year, a “house float” movement started soon thereafter. One woman tweeted a joke about making houses into parade floats, and it went viral. At the beginning of January, the group already had more than 9,000 members.

Source: PBS NewsHour Extra

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