Matthew Green

Matthew Green produces and edits The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog, an online resource for educators and the general public. He previously taught journalism at Fremont High School in East Oakland, and has written for numerous local publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. Email: mgreen@kqed.org; Twitter: @Matthewkqed

How A 50-Year-Old Immigration Law Helped Change the Face of America [Interactive Map]

Teaching suggestions Ideas provided by Jessica Tyson, a 9th grade social studies teacher at Oakland Technical High School Ask students to choose two different decades on the map or the timeline below it, and describe the population change that occurred between them Have students research and come up with an explanation for this change. What … Continue reading How A 50-Year-Old Immigration Law Helped Change the Face of America [Interactive Map] →

What NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Saw on Its 3 Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto

Ok, so we’re jumping on the bandwagon a bit late with this one, but whadyagonnado? Unless you spend your days in a Wi-Fi-less cave, you probably heard the hoopla last month about New Horizons, that unmanned NASA spacecraft that traveled for almost a decade, covering three billion miles, all to get a nice, albeit brief, … Continue reading What NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft Saw on Its 3 Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto →