FPRI Primers provide lay and student audiences with the background details of historical figures or events, civic institutions, and important political organizations. Because today’s youth consumes information in vastly different ways than earlier generations, FPRI Primers include three components:

  1. A brief text, written by an FPRI expert in the particular topic, aimed at the lay or student audience.
  2. A five-minute video, in which the scholar presents that text, with animation to illustrate the main points.
  3. A lesson plan for teachers, which will help them to incorporate the information from the previous two items into their social studies curricula.

Videos:

NATO: An FPRI Primer

In this FPRI Primer, Ron Granieri explores the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), its history, its development, and its continued ...

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The Birth of the Constitution: An FPRI Primer

In this FPRI Primer, Ron Granieri explores the development of the US Constitution, and how it differs from the original ...

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The Declaration of Independence: An FPRI Primer

In this FPRI Primer, Ron Granieri explores the Declaration of Independence, and places it in its larger historical and geopolitical ...

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The National Security Council: An FPRI Primer

In this FPRI Primer, Ron Granieri explores the role of the National Security Council in American foreign policy, and places ...

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