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Stonewall Uprising: The First Gay Pride March

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Gay rights advocates remember the excitement and fear they felt participating in the first gay pride march, held in New York City on June 28, 1970, the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots. Video from American Experience: “Stonewall Uprising.”

League of Denial: Short-Term Effects of Concussions

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Learn about the damaging short-term effects of concussions suffered by professional football players, through the story of Dallas quarterback Troy Aikman, in this video from FRONTLINE: League of Denial. During the 1994 NFC championship game, a defensive player's hit to Aikman’s helmet knocked Aikman out of the game. In the hospital, Aikman was visited by his agent, who had to repeatedly explain what had happened in the game. For background, watch Introduction to CTE and review How CTE Affects the Brain. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

FRONTLINE: NFL Concussion Settlement | How Much Is a Brain Worth to the NFL?

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Learn about the formula used in the NFL concussion settlement to pay injured players, in this video short from FRONTLINE. Under the settlement, a player’s brain could be worth as much as $5 million or as little as nothing. In 2013, negotiators representing the NFL and former players came up with a plan to pay ex-players with a qualifying condition. The plan factored in the player’s age, the seriousness of the illness, and how long he played, and might cost the NFL about $1 billion in payouts to former players. The league makes $1 billion each year in sponsorship revenues alone. For background, watch Introduction to CTE and review How CTE Affects the Brain. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

League of Denial Update | NFL Player Quits over Concussion Concerns

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Learn about NFL player Chris Borland, who retired after just one season due to his concern about concussions, and why his decision prompted one media outlet to call him “the most dangerous man in football,” in this video from FRONTLINE. Borland left professional football, the game he loved since childhood, after reading about the effects of repeated head contact on the brain and speaking with a leading brain scientist. In response to the young star’s headline-making retirement decision, NFL commissioner Goodell stated the game was safer than ever. Estimates from actuaries hired by the NFL state that three out of ten NFL players will have brain damage in their lifetimes. For background, watch Introduction to CTE and review How CTE Affects the Brain. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

Download teacher support materials for this resource:  Teaching Tips  |  Video Transcript

Darlene's Story: Teen Parenting | The Graduates Film Module

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The film module spotlights Darlene's story and the educational opportunities and challenges for young parents and their children. This film module may be used with The Graduates Youth Action Guide lesson on teen parenting.

Tough Love | Putting Life Back Together

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Patrick attends Family Treatment Court.

The documentary film Tough Love chronicles the separate journeys of Patrick Brown, a single, white father in Seattle, and Hasna "Hannah" Siddique, a newly married Bangladeshi-born mother of two in New York City, as they fight to make their families whole again after their children were taken from them due to neglect. Through intimate, vérité footage, we witness firsthand the complex bureaucracy of America's child welfare system and the powerful role that poverty and other challenges play in keeping parents and children apart.

Stonewall Uprising: "Curing" Homosexuality

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In the decades leading up to the 1969 Stonewall riots, doctors would “treat” people to reduce their homosexual urges. These treatments ranged from aversive conditioning to lobotomies to insitutionalization. Video from American Experience: “Stonewall Uprising.”

Stonewall Uprising: The "Dangers" of Homosexuality

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A 1966 news story featured Detective John Sorenson, Dade County Morals and Juvenile Squad, as he lectures Florida teenagers on how homosexuality can ruin your life. Video from American Experience: “Stonewall Uprising.”

League of Denial: The NFL Plays Defense

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Discover the strategies that the National Football League used to avoid admitting that playing professional football can cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in this media gallery from FRONTLINE: League of Denial. After a study commissioned by the NFL showed a higher-than-expected prevalence of brain disorders among football players, the league’s spokesman claimed that the study’s design was flawed, and its commissioner would not acknowledge before Congress that concussions hurt pro football players. And even after a large financial settlement awarded former NFL players hundreds of millions of dollars, the league made no admission of guilt. For background, watch Introduction to CTE and review How CTE Affects the Brain. This resource is part of the FRONTLINE Collection.

James Baldwin

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Learn about James Baldwin, the man, writer, culture critic, and activist, in this video from First Person. In the accompanying activities, students use archival footage, speeches, and passages from his most famous works to learn about the intersectionality that defined and influenced Baldwin’s career.

For more resources like this, see the rest of the Understanding LGBTQ+ Identity: A Toolkit for Educators collection.

Out in the Night - The Second Telling: The News

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This clip focuses on the way various media sources reported the events on the night of the arrest in 2006.

Know Ohio | Blind History

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Ohio has been a leader in educating the blind since 1837 when it established the first public school for the blind. Today, it is called The Ohio State School for the Blind, and there are other specialized schools around the state preparing the visually impaired for productive lives.

Homework in High School: How Much Is Too Much? | Above the Noise

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It’s not hard to find a high school student who is stressed about homework. Many are stressed to the max — juggling extracurricular activities, jobs and family responsibilities. It can be hard for many students, particularly low-income students, to find the time to dedicate to homework. So students in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program at YouthBeat in Oakland, California are asking what’s a fair amount of homework for high school students? Have your students watch the video and respond to the question in KQED Learn.

Minding the Gap | Lesson Plan Clips

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Minding the Gap is a coming of age film by Bing Liu. Starting in high school, Bing begins to make skate videos. What starts as a hobby ends up as a profound exploration of issues that is likely to resonate deeply with students.

The diverse group of participants in the film — Bing, Keire, Zack, and Nina — see and feel the often jarring challenges of life in a small, declining Rust Belt city. Collectively, they experience family violence, substance abuse, economic insecurity, racism, and teen pregnancy, along with the typical struggles of identity formation as teens become adults. To cope, they skate — regulating the speed at which they move through life, attacking obstacles and flipping over platforms, sometimes unsuccessfully. The risks they take are sometimes rewarded and sometimes the source of pain. But they persevere.

Tre Maison Dasan | Dear Tre

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Tre and his mom have a discussion guided by a social worker during his stay at a psychiatric hospital. Tre then reads a letter written to himself about his life and goals.

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