Crude oil brings boom times and safety concerns to North Dakota


DOWNLOAD VIDEO In North Dakota an oil boom has boosted the state’s economy, but as the industry is projected to grow, a series of catastrophic…read more


Boomtowns at center of economic growth in Mexico


DOWNLOAD VIDEO Although most news Americans hear about Mexico concerns drug cartels, violence and illegal immigration, the country’s economic growth is bringing economic stability and…read more


Busy Bees T-Shirt Company – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Tina Yalen, NBCT, Early Adolescence: Social Studies/History Repurposed by Katie Gould, PBS NewsHour Extra Teacher Resource Producer Introduction In this simulation, students will authentically…read more

Local currency hopes to spur businesses in western Massachusetts

Local Currency Hopes to Spur Businesses in Western Massachusetts


DOWNLOAD VIDEO In Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts, community businesses and citizens are exchanging a new local currency called “BerkShares” as a way to support…read more


Living Wage Resource Guide


As the cost of living goes up in urban centers throughout the country, stagnant wages are making it harder for poor and working class families.…read more

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