Archives: Government & Civics


Judge Rules New York’s “Stop and Frisk” Unfairly Targets Minorities


Recently, a federal judge declared that New York City’s “Stop and Frisk” policy was unconstitutional because it unfairly targets minority men. When making her decision,…read more

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The civil rights movement, a time for change – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

by Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for NewsHour Extra Subjects Civil rights, Government & Civics, history, Social Issues, and social studies Estimated Time One 90 minute…read more

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A mathematical representation of the March on Washington – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, Teacher Resource Producer for PBS NewsHour Extra  Subjects Math, history, and civil rights Estimated Time One 45 minute class Grade Level This…read more

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Detroit Residents Resilient in the Face of Bankruptcy


Download video On July 18, Detroit, Mich., became the largest U.S. city to ever file for bankruptcy. Because of the city’s budget woes, Detroit residents…read more

EconomicsGovernment & Civics

Political Cartoons Make an Art out of Controversy


While the adage goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” a good political cartoon is often worth many more. When a skilled cartoonist puts…read more

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