Geography


  • China Plans to Ease One-child Policy, End Forced Labor Camps

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 18th, 2013.

    China's ruling Communist Party announced reforms to two unpopular policies.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Syria: World Powers dispute whether Iran should attend

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on January 22, 2014.

    Ahead of a gathering of world powers in Geneva to negotiate an end to Syria's civil war, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon extended an offer for Iran to attend the talks. But when that country rejected a condition of attendance, the invitation was rescinded.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Kim Jong Un's Deadly Power Play Stokes Fear in Foreign Governments

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 20th, 2013.

    The execution of a high-ranking relative of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has perplexed and disturbed foreign governments and longtime observers.

    Grades: 7-9, 11-12
  • World Leaders Join South Africans to Memorialize Nelson Mandela

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 11th, 2013.

    Tens of thousands of mourners gathered at a Johannesburg stadium to mark the death of Nelson Mandela.

    Grades: 7-12
  • What's Minted in Berkshire County Stays There: Finding Reward in Local Currency

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 9th, 2013.

    Berkshire County in Massachusetts has taken "buy local" to a whole new level by creating their own currency- the BerkShare.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Lack of Security Adds to Central African Republic Crisis

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 5th, 2013.

    Twelve more civilians were killed in Central African Republic, a nation that fell into chaos last spring. The United Nations will soon vote on sending forces into the country, where 600 French soldiers have already been dispatched.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Protesters Storm Streets in Ukraine after President Refuses Agreement with EU

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 3, 2013.

    Protesters tried to paralyze the Ukrainian government after their President refused an agreement to join the EU.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Suffering in Syria

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on December 3, 2013.

    Some 6.5 million Syrians have been displaced within the country due to the bloody Civil War and the ongoing violence has led to an increased level of suffering.

     

    This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Tunisia, Birthplace of the Arab Spring, Struggles to Reset Its Democracy

    This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 26th, 2013.

    This story explores the aftermath of the Tunisian Revolution that started in December 2010.

    Grades: 7-12
  • Illinois Tornadoes | PBS Newshour

    An outbreak of tornadoes blasted the Midwest over the weekend, leaving at least eight people dead and leveling entire neighborhoods. The most powerful storm cut through Washington, Illinois, Sunday afternoon with winds of almost 200 miles per hour. This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 19th, 2013.

     

    Grades: 6-12

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