Social Studies

Veterans join activists in a march to Backwater Bridge just outside the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 5, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTSUT4U

After victory, Standing Rock protesters remain at camp

Video

On Sunday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would have come a half a mile south of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Instead, the Corps said it would begin to explore alternative routes. Continue reading

Fidel Castro attends manoeuvres during the XX anniversary of his and his fellow revolutionaries arrival on the yacht Granma,  November 1976.  REUTERS/Prensa Latina (CUBA) - RTR1HSBF

The legacy of Cuba’s Fidel Castro

Video

Fidel Castro, the 90-year old communist leader of Cuba, died on Friday. He had ruled the country with a firm grip for nearly half a century, withstanding a 50-year long U.S. economic embargo and multiple assassination attempts. Continue reading

immigration3-1024x576

DACA Dreamers fear Trump’s immigration policy

Video

Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, President-elect Donald Trump promised to crack down on undocumented immigration, including hundreds of thousands of young people who have obtained temporary legal status under the Obama Administration. Continue reading

7 lessons final pic

7 short, fun video lessons on the presidential election

Lesson Plan

Looking for short video lesson plans on the presidential election? Click on the images below to explore key civics’ issues, including political parties, voting rights, down…read more

real voters image

Know Your Vote, Know the Issues – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Every election year and for years after elections, there are several major issues that persistently trouble Americans. Every election year, politicians pledge that they will address these issues, and nearly every year they fall short of many peoples’ expectations. In this lesson, we examine problems surrounding health care costs, funding higher education and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues, and formulate a short media presentation. Continue reading

Submit Your Student Voice

NewsHour Extra will not use contact information for any purpose other than our own records. We do not share information with any other organization.