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World War II Part 1
Recap the United States' involvement in World War II, beginning with a description of how America's isolationist foreign policy had been shaped prior to the outbreak of war. The video then continues by discussing the attack on Pearl...
13 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Imaginary Numbers Are Real (Part 3: Cardan's Problem)
Were complex numbers discovered or invented? A video presentation makes the case for the discovery of square roots of negative one. In order for complex numbers to be real, then they must behave like other numbers, which they do in terms...
5 mins 9th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Deadly Irony of Gunpowder
Gunpowder has played a key role in shaping civilization as we know it today. Trace its evolution from its beginnings in the mid-ninth century when early Chinese alchemists worked to create a potion for immortality, through its use in...
3 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Who Invented Writing?
Cuneiforms and characters, hieroglyphics and cartouches, Morse code and Pig Latin. Who invented writing? Why, the Sumerians and the Chinese, of course. Viewers watch as the video narrator details the development of writing from art,...
4 mins 7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Fortune Cookies - More Than a Mouthful!
Fourth graders engage in a series of lessons on ancient China, and the contributions that civilization made that are still being used today. This cross-curicullar unit of study engages learners in tasks that should lead to a new...
4th Social Studies & History
Billie Holiday's Song "Strange Fruit"
Pupils analyze a variety of primary source materials related to lynching (news articles, letters written to or written by prominent Americans, pamphlets, broadsides, etc.) in order to assess the effectiveness of the anti-lynching...
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
The Korean War and Its Aftermath
Set the stage for your next activity on the Korean War with handouts packed with information on the country's history and major events leading up to and following the war. The resource includes three worksheets that provide a historical...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History