Archives: social studies

duvernay

“Everything was on fire” – ‘Selma’ director aims to capture spirit of civil rights moment

Video

“Selma,” the first feature film to focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is inspiring discussions about the civil rights movement and artistic interpretations of history. Continue reading

civil rightsraceSocial Issuessocial studies
congress1

A teachers’ guide to the 114th Congress

Article

Curious about the 114th Congress? We’ve got you covered, from predicted hot topics and the latest congressional demographics to the presidential veto. 1. Drama and debate…read more

CongressGovernment & CivicsPoliticssocial studies
oakland

Undocumented students face unique challenges

Video

Schools around the country are grappling with how to provide care and education to the over 60,000 unaccompanied minors who entered the U.S. illegally from Central America in 2014. Continue reading

immigrationSocial Issuessocial studies
Al Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed stand behind bars at a court in Cairo

Jailed journalists test press freedom in Egypt

Video

An Egyptian court ruling has granted retrials for three Al-Jazeera journalists who received 7-to-10 year sentences in June for allegedly publishing false news and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. Continue reading

Egyptsocial studiesWorldWorld & Geography
zeitgeist_imgs_1

Celebrate 2014: Looking back and moving forward

Lesson Plan

As 2015 begins, look back at unforgettable events from the past year and explore the possibilities the next year could bring. Continue reading

#MyZeitgeistEnglish & Language Artssocial studies

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.

RSS Content

Tooltip of RSS content 3