For every required school reading there is a perfect Retro Report video to add context. Here are some popular books often assigned by E.L.A/English teachers, and the videos that offer historical background and connections to current events. Team up with a teacher across the hall to enhance your students’ critical thinking skills and content knowledge. […]
Two “superpowers,”the United States and the Soviet Union, emerged from the devastation of World War II. Mistrust, fear, and deep ideological differences between the two nations led to a Cold War that lasted more than forty years – and still reverberates today. Putin’s Nuclear Threats Evoke Cold War Tensions of the Cuban Missile Crisis Russia’s […]
“How Saba Kept Singing” was made in collaboration with HiddenLight Productions, Burnt Umber Productions and the WNET Group’s reporting initiative Exploring Hate. Sara Taksler is the director, writer and producer of the film. Classroom resources accompanying Retro Report’s documentary “How Saba Kept Singing” will help students gain a deeper understanding of life at the Auschwitz […]
A worldwide effort to heal damage to the ozone layer is showing early progress.
Retro Report’s resources feature engaging short videos, lesson plans and student activities that are aligned to Advanced Placement courses in U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, Human Geography, Psychology and Environmental Science. This collection contains over 75 videos and lessons for use in the AP United States History course. The resources for Units 8 & 9 are […]
Spurred by the pandemic, new groups of workers are pushing to form unions in activism not seen since the 1930s.
Russia’s recent nuclear threats have revived Cold War animosity with roots in the Cuban missile crisis. During a standoff in 1962, a tense confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union nearly resulted in a nuclear war.
In Ukraine, elderly Jewish citizens threatened by the war with Russia are being evacuated. As children, they escaped the Nazi invasion. Now some are finding refuge in a most unlikely place: Germany.
Driven by fears of the rise of communism, the United States adopted a policy of containment, intervening in the politics of countries across the globe. In Latin America, the consequences of those efforts are still unfolding.