Social Studies

Puerto Rico: What is the role of the federal government after a disaster?

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This PBS NewsHour Extra video lesson explores Hurricane Maria which struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, resulting in an emergency situation for the three and half million American citizens on the island. Continue reading

Hillary Clinton on sexism, racism and Trump’s foreign policy deficits

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Hillary Clinton, the former senator, secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate published her memoir, “What Happened,” last week about the 2016 presidential election in which she lost to Donald Trump. Continue reading

Hurricane Irma: Determining the road to recovery and the role of climate change

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Seven million Floridians remain without power along with 1.5 million people in Georgia and millions more in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma struck those areas over the last week. Continue reading

Since 9/11, what do your students know about how the U.S. has changed?

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Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. has changed over the last 16 years as a result of 9/11. Continue reading

How media literacy helps you talk about Hurricane Harvey with your students

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Students will have many questions and concerns about Hurricane Harvey in the coming days. Use this PBS lesson to help you discuss the effects of extreme weather events with your students and helpful media literacy tools when it comes to media coverage of the hurricane. Continue reading

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