Social Studies

The legacy of Liu Xiaobo, Nobel laureate and human rights activist

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For decades, Liu Xiaobo was one of the Chinese government’s most outspoken critics and advocates for peaceful change and democratization. Continue reading

How media literacy helps students talk about fake news, bias and unreliable sources

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

What was outcome of Trump-Putin meeting during G20 summit?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO For the sake of time, stop video at the 4-minute mark. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held their first face-to-face…read more

Why do so few trials of police shootings end in convictions?

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In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. Continue reading

With the economy in freefall, Venezuela faces humanitarian crisis

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With the combination of a failing economy and rapidly inflating food prices, many Venezuelans are currently starving to death. One recent study found that in the past year, 75 percent of Venezuelans lost an average of 19 pounds. The proportion of children who suffer from severe malnutrition increased by four percent in just four months. Continue reading

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