Unprepared: Lessons From Two Massive Oil Spills | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. The Exxon Valdez oil spill and the Deepwater Horizon explosion cast doubt on the oil industry’s preparedness for future accidents. Educators, sign up for our newsletter to receive upcoming lesson plans: http://bit.ly/RRnewsED Click here for our Midterm Elections Collection: https://www.retroreport.org/education/resources/midterm-elections/ Browse through dozens more lesson plans and videos here: https://www.retroreport.org/education/ CONNECT WITH…

Can You Spot Misinformation? | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Jennifer Connell was called the “Worst Aunt Ever” on Twitter after she sued her cousin’s son over a broken wrist. The story, full of misinformation and inaccuracies, went viral. This short video shows how to fact-check a sensational story using a technique called lateral reading. This video was made in partnership with…

Trump and Biden Both Want to Repeal Section 230. Would That Wreck the Internet? | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Today’s heated political arguments over censorship and disinformation online began with a 26-word snippet of a law known as Section 230. Both Democrats and Republicans want it changed, but what would that mean for the future of the Internet? Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH…

The Supreme Court Reconsiders Affirmative Action in College Admissions | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. The Supreme Court considers new arguments challenging admissions practices that colleges use to select a diverse student body. Educators, sign up for our Supreme Court webinar on Oct 18th: https://bit.ly/TeachSCOTUS This video was released in collaboration with Pulitzer Center, The Hechinger Report and WCNY/PBS. Sign up for our education newsletter to receive…

Teach the Midterms: Your Guide to Lesser-Known Elections Webinar | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. This webinar, presented with our partners at New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 podcast, features two new films, and lessons that focus on historical and contemporary midterm elections. Click here for Retro Reports’ Midterm Elections Collection: https://www.retroreport.org/education/resources/midterm-elections/ Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher…

Midterm Elections: 1966 Midterms Signal a Realignment, Shaping Today’s Parties | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Southern voters, once loyal to the Democratic Party, elected Republican candidates in 1966 as the two parties began to sort themselves into distinctly partisan camps. Lesson plan for educators: https://bit.ly/RR-1966 Educators, sign up for our Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources related to this video and our…

Holocaust Survivors Fleeing Ukraine Find New Home in Germany | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Fragile and frightened, Holocaust survivors from Ukraine are finding refuge in a most unlikely place: Germany. Educators, sign up for our newsletter to receive resources related to this video: https://bitly.com/rrnewsed Browse through dozens more lesson plans and videos here: https://www.retroreport.org/education/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport…

Midterm Elections: How 1994 Midterms Set Off an Era of Divisive Politics | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Midterm elections, often a referendum on a president’s agenda, can set up future policy debates. Economic and social issues with roots in the 1994 midterms are being debated today. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://bit.ly/RR-Newsletter CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport…

Facing Eviction Trailer

From RETRO REPORT. Since the summer of 2020, we’ve documented the impact of the pandemic on housing and evictions. We followed tenants, landlords, lawyers, judges, sheriffs and social workers across the U.S. who were affected. The culmination of our work airs on Frontline PBS on July 26, 10/9c. Subscribe to our newsletters for the history…

The Weight of Stigma: Heavier Patients Confront a Bias | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. A look at how a bias about body size affects the care of heavier patients. Subscribe to our newsletters for updates on our work and access to free lesson plans for the classroom: https://bit.ly/RR-Newsletter This documentary was created in partnership with Scientific AmericanView past collaborations here: https://www.retroreport.org/partner/scientific-american/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website:…

Extremism in America: A Surge in Violence | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. During the 2010s, violent attacks by white supremacists and other extremists increased, including shootings at a church in Charleston, S.C., and a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ Extremism in America series: https://youtu.be/7c8lemrlNn4 This episode, the fourth in a five-part series on the rise…

Extremism in America: The Oklahoma City Bombing | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Neo-Nazi propaganda, military deployment and the F.B.I. raid in Waco, Texas, radicalized Timothy McVeigh and led to the Oklahoma City attack. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/RETROREPORT Retro Report in the Classroom: https://www.retroreport.org/education/…

Extremism in America: Emergence of The Order | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. The 1984 killing of radio host Alan Berg by the white supremacist group The Order exposed a new kind of right-wing extremism. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT: Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/RETROREPORT Retro Report in the Classroom:…

Tools for Teaching About Immigration and Migration Webinar | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. An in depth look at how to engage your students when teaching issues like immigration and migration, presented with our partners, New American History and Re-Imagining Migration. Click here for Retro Reports’ Teaching About Immigration and Migration Education Resource: https://www.retroreport.org/education/resources/immigration/ Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to…

American Reckoning: The Bombing (Excerpt) | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. After civil rights leader George Metcalfe was severely injured in a car bombing, the Black community in Natchez, Miss., organized their response. Lesson plan for educators: http://bit.ly/RR-Reckoning This is an excerpt from “American Reckoning,” a documentary collaboration with PBS, Frontline, available to stream here: https://www.retroreport.org/video/american-reckoning/ Sign up for a free Retro Report…

American Reckoning: The Boycott (Excerpt) | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. The N.A.A.C.P. of Natchez, Miss., issued 12 demands for racial justice and organized a boycott of area businesses. Lesson plan for educators: http://bit.ly/RR-Reckoning This is an excerpt from “American Reckoning,” a documentary collaboration with PBS, Frontline, available to stream here: https://www.retroreport.org/video/american-reckoning/ Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter…

American Reckoning: The Legacy (Excerpt) | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. In 1967, N.A.A.C.P. official Wharlest Jackson was killed in a car bombing. Nearly 60 years later, his family is still looking for answers. Lesson plan for educators: http://bit.ly/RR-Reckoning This is an excerpt from “American Reckoning,” a documentary collaboration with PBS, Frontline, available to stream here: https://www.retroreport.org/video/american-reckoning/ Sign up for a free Retro…

Presidents v. Press: How the Pentagon Papers Leak Set Up First Amendment Showdowns | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Efforts to clamp down on White House leaks to the press follow a pattern that was set during the Nixon era after the publication of the Pentagon Papers: http://bit.ly/RR-PentagonPapers Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more lesson plans…

In El Salvador, a Journalist Faces New Limits. ‘We Want to Continue Shedding Light.’ | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Nelson Rauda, an independent journalist, told us that El Salvador’s president, Nayib Bukele, is putting the squeeze on press freedom. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/RETROREPORT Retro Report in the Classroom: https://www.retroreport.org/education/ Retro…

How Prop. 187 Transformed the Immigration Debate and California Politics | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Much of the anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies in the news today are similar to a movement that swept the country 20 years ago. Lesson plan for educators: https://bit.ly/RRProp187 Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more lesson plans and…

What’s in a Number? Some Research Shows That a Lower B.M.I. Isn’t Always Better. | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Biased ideas about a link between body size and health have led many people to dismiss unexpected scientific findings. This video was released in collaboration with Scientific American. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport YouTube:…

Teaching About Redistricting and Gerrymandering Webinar

From RETRO REPORT. Co-hosted by Retro Report, New American History, and GeoCivics, and supported by NCGE, this webinar will feature brand new classroom resources for teaching about Redistricting and Gerrymandering in 6th-12th grade classrooms, along with resources for the College/University level. The presenting organizations are all Educating for American Democracy Champions, and the materials presented…

As Massacre Survivors Seek Justice, El Salvador Grapples With 1,000 Ghosts | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. “Massacre in El Salvador,” a collaboration with Frontline and ProPublica, tells the story of the worst massacre in recent Latin American history, and why a final reckoning is at risk. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram:…

Gerrymandering Tilts Political Power. Here’s How Redistricting Affects Democracy. | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Both parties play the redistricting game, redrawing electoral boundaries to lock down power. The lesson plan for educators also features our gerrymandering webinar : https://bit.ly/RRgerrymandering. Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more lesson plans and videos here: https://www.retroreport.org/education/…

Agent Orange: Last Chapter of the Vietnam War | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. The use of the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War continues to cast a dark shadow over both American veterans and Vietnamese citizens. Subscribe to our newsletter for the history behind the headlines: https://www.retroreport.org/newsletters/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/RETROREPORT Retro Report in…

Teaching About 9/11 Webinar | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Teaching About 9/11 resources: https://www.retroreport.org/education/resources/teaching-about-9-11/ Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more lesson plans and videos here: https://www.retroreport.org/education/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/RETROREPORT Retro Report in the Classroom: https://www.retroreport.org/education/…

9/11 Heroes: Surviving the Biggest Attack on U.S. Soil | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. On Sept. 11, 2001, more than 2,000 New York City emergency workers sped toward lower Manhattan. More than 400 of them perished that day. Lesson plan for educators: https://www.retroreport.org/education/resources/teaching-about-9-11/ Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teaching resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more lesson plans…

How the Military Response to 9/11 Led to Two Decades of War in Afghanistan | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Officials who drove the decades-long war in Afghanistan look back on the mistakes and misjudgments that led to a 20-year quagmire. Lesson plan for educators: https://www.retroreport.org/education/video/how-the-military-response-to-9/11-led-to-two-decades-of-war-in-afghanistan/ Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teaching resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more lesson plans and videos here:…

Wrongly Accused of Terrorism: The Sleeper Cell That Wasn’t | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Six days after 9/11, the FBI’s raid on a Detroit sleeper cell signaled America’s resolve to fight terrorism. But, there was one problem—the FBI was wrong. Lesson plan for educators: https://www.retroreport.org/education/video/aftermath-of-the-war-on-terror/ Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teaching resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more…

How Teachers Use Retro Report Videos to Engage Students | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Teachers use Retro Report’s free videos and lesson plans to connect history to today. Subscribe for free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens of lesson plans and videos here: https://www.retroreport.org/education/ CONNECT WITH RETRO REPORT Website: http://www.retroreport.org Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroReport Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroReport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/retroreport YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/RETROREPORT Retro Report in the Classroom: https://www.retroreport.org/education/ Retro Report…

The Battle for Busing | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. In the late 1960s, "busing" became a dirty word to parents, especially in Charlotte, North Carolina, whose fight over busing landed before the Supreme Court. A landmark ruling opened the floodgates for busing students across the country, but what happened when the buses stopped rolling? Subscribe to our newsletter for the history…

Bringing Midwifery Back to Black Mothers | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among wealthy countries, and Black women are dying in childbirth at more than double the rate of white women. Midwives – specialists in caring for women during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period – are using skills honed over centuries and working with obstetricians…

Why the Cold War Race for Nuclear Weapons Is Still a Threat | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. The Cold War may be over, but an arms race continues, even as safeguards once in place have fallen away. Lesson plan for educators: https://bit.ly/RR-nuclear-threat Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more lesson plans and videos here: https://www.retroreport.org/education/…

Covid-19 Changed the Way We Watch Movies. The 1918 Pandemic Set the Stage. | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. Today, faced with social distancing protocols and sagging ticket sales, the movie industry is poised for change. Streaming services are upending the traditional theatrical schedule, bringing new releases directly into viewers’ homes. There’s a parallel from the past: The economic fallout of the 1918 flu pandemic threatened the fledgling movie industry, from…

How the Korean War Changed the Way the U.S. Goes to Battle | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. In the Cold War, North Korean Communists invaded South Korea. President Harry Truman’s decision to intervene had unintended consequences that continue to shape the world today. Lesson plan for educators: https://bit.ly/RR-korean-war Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through dozens more…

The Cold War on TV: Joseph McCarthy vs. Edward R. Murrow | Retro Report

From RETRO REPORT. During the Cold War, Joe McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade became a media sensation. But he met his match in reporter Edward R. Murrow who was sharply critical of him. Lesson plan for educators: https://bit.ly/RR-mccarthyism Sign up for a free Retro Report in the Classroom newsletter to receive free teacher resources: http://retroreport.org/educationnewsletters Browse through…