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High School Football Players Discuss the Pressure to Stay in the Game, Despite Concussions

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Explore why, despite reports on the dangers of concussions, high school athletes feel pressured to hide their injuries in order to get back in the game with this video fromPBS NewsHourvideo from February 17th, 2014. According to the National Academy of Sciences, there are 11 recorded concussions for every 10,000 high school games and practices, twice the rate of college players. But researchers believe the number is actually much higher because many go unreported.

70 Years After Nuclear Test, New Mexico Town Fights for Compensation

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Listen to residents of a New Mexico town talk about their concerns over exposure to nuclear radiation with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 28, 2015.

Lillian Gordy Carter | Georgia Stories

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The mother of a president and a formidable leader in her own right, Lillian Gordy Carter set an example for all women with her determination to make the world a better place. Whether it was by serving as a nurse in the Peace Corps in India, or bridging cultural gaps in rural Georgia, her nursing skills and her compassion endeared her to many.

Mary Francis Hill Coley | Georgia Stories

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Mary Francis Hill Coley became a renowned Georgia midwife who delivered thousands of babies during her life. She was born in a Georgia where women were often treated as less than equal citizens, and where, for poor and black women, the struggle was compounded. With little, if any, formal schooling, she became an accomplished and recognized midwife, an advocate for health care who saw no racial barriers, as documented in the award winning film, "All My Babies," in 1952.

Film Clip 2 | Mimi and Dona

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In this clip, Mimi and Dona share a tender moment as they awkwardly stumble through the Lord's Prayer before bed on the night before Dona is scheduled to move out.

‘Girls Court’ Provides Alternatives to Prison for Delinquent Girls

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Find out about an experimental court for girls in Florida with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from September 10, 2015.

Basic Black - Andre Slay: Amputee, Pilot, and Marathoner

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Learn about Andre Slay's third full marathon despite having lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident several years ago, in this video from Basic Black: Black Perspectives Now.

Does Trump’s School Safety Plan Make Schools Safer? | PBS NewsHour

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On March 11, 2018, President Donald Trump shared his school safety plan, which includes arming teachers, expanding mental health, and improving the National Instant Criminal Background System. The plan does not endorse expanding background checks. Trump backpedaled on his support for raising the minimum age to buy assault weapons, and the proposed program is being criticized for not going far enough to address the problem of gun violence. Arming teachers could make schools less safe, given accuracy problems and the potential to draw more shooters to schools.

March 14, 2018 videos and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

Constitution USA | Created Equal

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Peter Sagal explores the high ideals of the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal,” endowed with “inalienable rights,” that didn’t make it into the Constitution in 1787. The Fourteenth Amendment tries to incorporate the words of the Declaration into the Constitution. The far-reaching changes created by that amendment established new notions of citizenship, equal protection, due process, and personal liberty and today those notions are being used to fight for same sex marriage, voting rights, affirmative action, and immigration reform. 

FRONTLINE: The Vaccine War | The Growing Debate Over Vaccine Safety

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Examine the growing debate over childhood vaccines in this video excerpt from FRONTLINE: The Vaccine War. Vaccines have been touted as one of the most successful advances of modern medicine, yet an increasing number of parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children because of possible side effects. Learn about the debate among public health officials, doctors, and parents around vaccine safety, and hear differing perspectives on the benefits and risks of childhood vaccination, in this video segment from FRONTLINE.

What Parents Should Know

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Listen as Antonio Neves reports on the importance of parents talking to their children about drug usage and what steps can be taken to prevent abuse. Gain insight into the causes and effects of prescription drug abuse. Recognize the prevalence of the abuse of pain medications among teenagers and consider the parental role in stopping the teenage drug addiction.

Media Literacy | the.News

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Listen as Antonio Neves reports on the portrayal of drug usage in popular media, and hear from experts on the importance of being media literate. Discover that drugs can affect higher-order thinking by damaging the frontal lobes in the brain. Learn how to analyze mixed messages in the media about drug usage in popular culture.

Clamming

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Support your Health, Civics, and Science curriculum with this video that profiles a Long Island clammer who specializes in local distribution. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "The Edible Backyard: Discovering Food Traditions and Sources in Your Community," to have students embark on community-focused research projects to create a multimedia classroom exhibit around the theme of “Eating Local.”

Polio Outbreak in Syria

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on October 30th, 2013.

Ten cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria -- the first appearance of the disease in the country since 1999. PBS NewsHour explores how the outbreak adds to the challenge of the humanitarian crisis and how the ongoing war has caused the destruction of the nation's medical infrastructure.

Bilai Ansari's Story | What's Your Calling? Film Module

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Bilal Ansari is an African American father of three and a student in the Islamic Chaplaincy Program at Hartford Seminary. He works tirelessly in the Connecticut prison system, where inmates often convert to Islam, but where he is also the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by some of his co-workers.

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