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Ancient Civilizations: Crash Course History

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Never before have ancient civilizations been so clearly described in such succinct video segments...and here are six of them for your World History students! Persians, Greeks, Buddhists, Romans, and more! Watch as John Green delves into...
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Elections: Polling, Debates, Voting, and the Final Countdown

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Election season is a great opportunity to hone critical thinking skills in the classroom. Teach young citizens about the ins and outs of the American political system, provide information about current and historical presidential...
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Social Media Toolbox

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The internet as well as the popularity of and availability of personal electronic devices equipped with social media has changed journalism forever. Here's a collection of resources that provide student journalists the tools they need to...
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Equality & Human Rights Commission: Secondary Lesson Plans

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
A collection of 12 instructional activities helps young people develop the five core social and emotional learning competencies identified by CASEL. Videos, slides, activities, games, news articles, and discussions target life skills. In...
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Google Classroom

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The 21st century has seen the advent of the online, digital classroom. Learn how to use Google Classroom to communicate with your scholars, share information with parents and guardians, as well as how to create, post, and respond to...
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Using Information Correctly

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Four videos make up the "Use Information Correctly" series designed for 21st-century learners. The collection focuses on how to avoid plagiarism by citing sources, understanding copyright laws, learning how to copyright their original...
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Crash Course Navigating Digital Information

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In an age when so much information is delivered online, media literacy skills are essential. John Green's Crash Course on Navigating Digital Information provides 21st-century learners with the skills they need to help them evaluate the...
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Social & Emotional Learning in High School: Self-Management

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Self-management is a key aspect of social and emotional learning. Impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, goal setting, and organizational skills can be learned and the resources in this collection are...
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EngageNY Grade 11 ELA: Module 2, Unit 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
Two texts anchor a 14-lesson unit that explores what it means to be a woman in America. In her "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton" Stanton argues for women's right to vote. Audre Lorde offers a different point of view in her poem, "...
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Reading Informational Text: 11-12th ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Science, social studies, and language arts resources that address 11th and 12th grade standards for reading informational text can be found in this collection. Take a look at the attached notes for each resource to find the grade 11...
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Language: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core:

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The Common Core Language Standards address conventions of grammar and usage, spelling and punctuation, syntax and diction, academic vocabulary, and figurative language. Resources that address these standards may be found in this...
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Reading Informational Text: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Readers of informational text must be able to determine the central idea of a text and and analyze how writers develop these ideas. The resources in this collection are designed to help readers develop these skills. Take a look at the...
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Social Media for Educators: Supporting Lessons and Resources

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Just what you need to get started using social media in the classroom—a collection of lesson plans, apps, videos, and activities, curated by a team of teachers and organized by grade level.
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Christopher Columbus Day

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Who was Christopher Columbus? What was his part in the Great Age of Exploration? Was he an explorer or an exploiter? Bring the debate to your class with this collection of materials.
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Speaking & Listening: 11-12th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Resources that promote speaking and listening, comprehension and collaboration, and the presentation of knowledge and ideas are featured in this collection. All the resources address grade 11-12 Speaking and Listening Common Core standards.
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Investigating Immigration Issues

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The issues surrounding U.S. immigration, both authorized and unauthorized, are many and complex. The 11 resources in this collection provide high schoolers with an opportunity to investigate various point of view concerning the...
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Speaking and Listening: 9-10th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The resources in this collection will help prepare your classes for formal speeches and presentations, as well as help them develop the skills they need as 21st Century learners to prepare for and engage in...
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Speaking and Listening: 8th Grade ELA Common Core

For Teachers 8th Standards
Prepare for class discussions and multimedia presentations with a collection focused on the eighth grade Common Core standards for speaking and listening. With projects designed to enhance the ways that learners communicate with each...
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Operation Water Pollution

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Safe Drinking Water Foundation created a set of water pollution lesson plans to teach class members about water pollution issues. Through a variety of hands-on activities, young environmentalists discover clean water practices and...
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Privacy and the Internet

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What questions should your high school students ask themselves before posting things online? Use this five-part unit to encourage analysis of making thoughts public by posting them on the Internet. Learners consider who has access to...
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Using the Internet with Your Future in Mind

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
You'll find everything you need here to put together a unit on safe internet practices. Your high school class will focus on usage rights, cyberbullying, privacy, the pros and cons of becoming a "web celeb", and the importance of...
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Your Online Persona

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do your high schoolers have their own online ethics code? Guide them as they explore their moral compass of social media and internet activity. They will consider how they are represented online, what role ethics plays, create their own...
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Peacebuilding Toolkit for Educators - High School Edition

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Established by Congress, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a nonpartisan institution whose goal is to "increase the nation's capacity to manage international conflict without violence." The 15 USIP resources in the...
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Jewish Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Resistance to the Holocaust took on many forms. Learners explore the passive and active resistance of Jewish people who continued their practices and observances, as well as organized resistance against the evils of the Nazis. An...
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The "Final Solution"

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Nazi policies shifted from deportation and imprisonment to extermination of the Jewish people in death camps in the "Final Solution." Learners examine photos of artifacts, read poetry written by survivors, analyze testimony from...
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Survivors and Liberators

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The end was just the beginning. The period immediately after the end of World War II and the Holocaust is often called "The Return to Life" as survivors looked to reunite and recreate broken families and shattered lives. A two-lesson...
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Nazi Germany

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Holocaust was an evolution of anti-Semitism, scapegoating, and targeted violence against Jews with Nazi policies. A resource unpacks the escalation in violence, along with the erosion of democratic institutions, during the 1930s....
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The Children and Legacies Beyond the Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Using video testimony, primary source documents that detail international agreements, and structured discussions, learners consider the precarious position of children during the Holocaust and other international conflicts, and how to...
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Rescuers and Non-Jewish Resistance

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What does it mean to be a rescuer during the time of the Holocaust? Learners consider the role of those who resisted the Nazi invasions, including hiding Jewish people, throughout Europe. Activities include listening to the testimony of...
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The Ghettos

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Young historians examine primary sources, including diaries, poems, and photographs, to consider the conditions in the ghettos and how they fit into the escalation of the Third Reich's plot against the Jewish people. 
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Studying The Holocaust

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
While many young scholars are familiar with the Holocaust, they may not understand the specific history that led to the unprecedented atrocity. The first lesson in the unit helps teachers gauge their pupils' background knowledge. A...
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Simulation on Northern Ireland: One Step at a Time - The Derry March and Prospects for Peace

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Where does tradition fit in a divided community with violence on both sides? Scholars learn about the marches in Northern Ireland and the many issues surrounding them. They take on roles in the community and try to convince others of...
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Satire Presentation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce a study of satire with a presentation of laugh-out-loud funny slides that define the various characteristics of satiric writing and provide examples of each.
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Hometown Heroes

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Transform studying about veterans in a textbook to personal interviews with veterans in the community. Four varying lesson plans make up an entire unit or individualized learning based on your class's needs. Exercises include researching...
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Master of the Airwaves: How FDR Used Radio to Ease the Public’s Fears

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The political and economic climate during the 1930's was uncertain and tumultuous. But Americans' minds and hearts were eased with the reassuring words of their president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and addresses over the radio. High...
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American Voices and Their Audiences

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Those new to teaching an AP level language and composition prep course and seasoned veterans will find much to treasure in a unit that is designed to help young language scholars develop the skills they need to analyze the language...
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What Did I Do to Be so Black and Blue: How Did Jazz Influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
How did jazz influence Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man? Class members read some of Ellison's non-fiction writings about blues and jazz, listen to records, watch videos, and engage in student-centered discussions. They then produce podcasts...
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Unit: Hamlet

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Encourage readers to determine if Hamlet's madness is actually divinest sense. Class members analyze the words of the play before studying related texts, including T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," scenes from...
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Making Change: Revolutionary Tactics of the Civil Rights Movement

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The film American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs introduces viewers to the differing philosophies of and strategies employed by 1960s civil rights leaders such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the debate over...
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Using TED Talks and Non-Print Texts to Address Reading and Speaking and Listening Standards

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Who says that reading has to involve text? Use non-print texts, including videos, TED talks, and podcasts in your classroom to teach skills associated with nonfiction reading, including evaluating claims, finding main ideas, and...
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What Leads to Revolution?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
From the essential question about the cause of the American Revolution to a Town Hall meeting hosted by and for your social studies class, a set of American history lessons are a great addition to your Revolutionary War unit. After...
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Water Bottles Everywhere

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Young environmentalists examine how water bottle use is polluting the waters on our earth. In groups, your learners study the handout on their assigned topic and present their findings to the rest of the class. Leading up to this lesson,...
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Ask an Engineer

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
A wrap-up to the unit, young environmentalists discuss and write about the difference in perspectives of a water keeper and water treatment engineer. 
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Reading and Writing Personal Narratives

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Ah, the dreaded college application essay. Here's a unique approach to crafting a powerful personal essay. Class members read The Autobiography of Malcom X and Leslie Marmon Silko's Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, analyze the...
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History vs. Richard Nixon

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Should we remember Richard Nixon only for his abuse of power and the scandal that resulted in the end of his presidency? Here is a fantastic TedEd video illustrating major highlights from Nixon's term as president of the United States,...
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Coming to America After the War

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
As part of their exploration of the American dream, class members examine primary source materials to compare immigrant experiences of those arriving early in our country's history to those arriving in the US after World War II. To...
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Socratic Seminar

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Interested in bringing Socratic seminars to your classroom? A thorough resource includes an outline of the basic seminar procedure, differentiation strategies, student handouts, and major steps that learners should take before, during,...
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The Bill of Rights

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
How does the Bill of Rights, created over 200 years ago, still apply to the lives of American citizens to this day? Here is a fantastic resource that includes several resources on approaching the Bill of Rights with your class. After...
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A Public Hearing on a Proposed Airport: Economic Boon or Environmental Mistake?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can the decisions of local government impact each individual citizen? Your class members will take on the roles of shareholders and consider a proposal to build an airport in their community. Working in groups, they will make...
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The Ethanol Project

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
In a mock senate hearing regarding the development of ethanol as a fuel source, each person in the class is assigned a role to play and must uphold the stance of their character. Once the senate hearing is complete, each person writes a...
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The Civil War, Part I

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Was the Union victory during the Civil War a foregone conclusion? This fantastic video not only recaps basic information from the war, but also highlights the importance of border states, religious motivations among southern and northern...
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Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover how Thomas Jefferson's vision for a smaller and limited government motivated major events in United States history, such as the Louisiana Purchase and the embargo of 1807. While the video is packed with information, it does...
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Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered...
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Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
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Greeks and Persians

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Considering the evolution of democracy and civilization to this day, is there any reason to believe the Persians should have defeated the Greeks in the Persian War? Why could the legacy of Ancient Greece be considered "profoundly...
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What Is Fat?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An animated fat molecule explains how some fats are beneficial and some are harmful. He describes triglyceride molecules and how the chemical bonding or overall shape determines the health value of each individual type of fat. This...
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A Global Culture to Fight Extremism

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
"Have you ever wondered why extremism seems to have been on the rise in Muslim-majority countries over the course of the last decade? Have you ever wondered how such a situation can be turned around?" This is a fantastic resource to...
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Protecting the Brain Against Concussion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
"When kids sustain a concussion, we talk about them getting dinged or getting their bell rung...but what is it that we're really talking about?" This is a video that every adult and child should watch, as it details the real consequences...
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The 3 A's of Awesome

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"I was trying to remind myself of those simple, universal little pleasures, that we all love but we just don't talk about enough." Neil Pasricha reveals three secrets to leading a fruitful life that led him to write a best-selling novel...
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A Warm Embrace that Saves Lives

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Millions of parents around the world must resort to ineffective, unsafe methods in order to keep their newborns warm. TED Fellow Jane Chen presents a new invention designed to address this problem, and concludes by calling for a "new...
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Beach Bodies (In Spoken Word)

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"But we're tired, and exhausted, from trying to be something we're not." Insecurity from body image can play a significant role in adolescence and into adulthood. Watch as two young poets tackle this issue head on through the creative...
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What Adults Can Learn From Kids

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
"For better or worse, we kids aren't hampered as much when it comes to thinking about reasons why not to do things." Watch and be inspired by Adira Svitak, an amazing young girl who challenges her adult audience to learn from kids....
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Our Loss of Wisdom

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"A wise person knows when and how to: make the exception to every rule, improvise, and use these moral skills in pursuit of the right aims. A wise person is made and not born." Impress upon your learners the importance of leading lives...
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What is Love?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Love is "potentially the most intensely thought about thing in all of human history." We rank, define, and fall into love...but what is it really? Explore the various ways humanity has come to define love, from a set of behaviors or an...
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How Breathing Works

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
The ins and outs of breathing are explained in this fresh film. Simple and straightforward narration accompanies colorful animation to show how breathing is controlled and how it can be altered. This would not only be useful during a...
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Dark Matter: The Matter We Can't See

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
It's looking like the dark side is bigger than we thought! Physicists speculate that perhaps 96% of the universe consists of invisible dark matter and dark energy, while only 4% is what we can view with the aided eye. This flabbergasting...
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How Much Does a Video Weigh?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
No question is a silly question! Vsauce is a website that investigates strange questions. Founder and science educator, Michael Stevens, explains the value of the such questions to an audience and demonstrates by working through the...
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Evolution in a Big City

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Intriguing! With color-coded maps and eye-catching animation, Professor Jason Munshi-South expounds on how, by taking a DNA sample from a New York City mouse, biologists can determine which park it lives in. This is because urban...
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The Cockroach Beatbox

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
A neuroscientist explains, with the aid of creative and colorful animation and an actual cockroach leg, how the brain transmits and receives electrical messages. He uses electricity to cause the cockroach leg to move. This top-notch...
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The Story Behind Your Glasses

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Get a new view of vision enhancement with this innovative little film. The history of man's use of lenses and the advancement of optic technology is perused with captivating graphic animation and easy-to-follow narration. Incorporate...
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How Does an Atom-Smashing Particle Accelerator Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Address the question that physics learners are burning to know the answer to: How does an atom-smashing particle accelerator work? The LHC or Large Hadron Collider is introduced as a tool for uncovering the mysterious rules that govern...
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The Chemistry of Cookies

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here is a delicious lesson! While a good portion of the processes presented is more apt for a chemistry class, younger physical scientists will still benefit from, and thoroughly enjoy, viewing this film about what happens when cookies...
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Stress Less: Understanding How Your Mind and Body Respond to Anxiety

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What could be more relevant to teens and preteens than experiencing stress? Use an article from the New York Times website to practice valuable Common Core skills for informational text reading, and also get a discussion going in your...
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What is Rhetoric Anyways?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Rhetoric from Aristotle (logos, pathos, and ethos) to the rhetorical triangle (audience, speaker, subject) and SOAPSTone (speaker, occasion, audience, purpose, subject, tone) here’s a presentation about the art of rhetoric that will...
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Press Review

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
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A Positive Spin

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Study word choice and connotation in advertising. Readers examine campaign ads, both negative and positive, from the 2006 mid-term election before discussing an article and analyze a campaign of any candidate they choose. Finally, they...
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Remembrance of Things Past

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Engage critical and social thinking by exploring the value of language and word choice. The class considers the article "The Silence of the Historic Present" and analyzes several presidential speeches. They engage in class discussion,...
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Improving My Communication Skills

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThe two lessons in the fifth unit in this series are designed to help students with disabilities improve their communication skills. The first lesson has class members practice strategies and skills for appropriate communication. They...
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The Troubled Elections of 1796 and 1800

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewCongress does more than create new laws. Political scientists delve into the elections of 1796 and 1800 to understand how political parties, the Electoral College, and personal agendas affected the election process. The resource also...
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The Iran Nuclear Deal and Its Critics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhat was the purpose of the Iranian Nuclear Deal? An insightful resource explains nuclear tensions in the Middle East and Iranian weapon development that contributed to the Nuclear Deal in 2013. Academics learn the agreement limited...
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Global Warming and the Paris Agreement

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewGlobal warming: a political debate or a scientific fact? Young historians read text, complete activities, and participate in group discussion to understand the political debate surrounding global warming and the US decision to withdraw...
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Automation and the American Worker

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
New ReviewA thought-provoking resource examines the future of automation and the effects on employment. Academics read informational text, complete written prompts, and participate in activities to understand automation and the possibilities for...
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Putin's Illiberal Democracy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewIs Russia really a democracy? High school scholars explore Russian democracy under the leadership of President Putin. The resource provides opportunity for group discussion, writing, and research to understand Russia's political history,...
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Elections, Money, and the First Amendment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThose who spend the most, win.  Academics read informational text, participate in group discussion, and defend campaign reforms to understand the correlation between money, the First Amendment, and election results. The resource explains...
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Suppressing the Vote

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewVoting rights have expanded over time, but some voters are still being suppressed. A thought-provoking resource explores the history of voter suppression in the US and efforts to remove roadblocks to voting. Young historians learn about...
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Purged From the Voter Rolls: Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewOnce a registered voter isn't always a registered voter. Academics explore the topic of voter registration and hindrances to remaining registered. The resource focuses on data analysis, federal voter registration law, and Supreme Court...
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The Census in US History

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
New ReviewThe census has been a part of the American landscape since the Constitution was written; however, it does have a history of controversy. Class members use a guided reading and simulation activity on developing census questions to...
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My Carbon Footprint: High School Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The earth has a love-hate relationship with carbon. Learners complete a series of nine lessons that begin with an examination of the role of carbon in Earth's systems. They then relate changes in climate and weather to changes in the...
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Alliteration as a Rhetorical Tool

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Alliteration created by both the immediate and non-immediate juxtaposition of the initial sounds of words is the subject of a lesson plan that focuses on how speakers use the rhetorical device to engage and persuade their audiences. A...
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The Power of Personal Narrative

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Personal narratives are powerful things. Whether told from the first-person or third-person point of view, whether in the form of an essay, a short story, novel, or video, whether fiction or fact, they capture readers and give them...
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How to Avoid Burnout: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #17

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to avoid burnout in the workplace? Using the final video from the business-focused series, pupils explore ways to manage self-care. Scholars learn how exercise, healthier eating, and proper sleep help people take...
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The Many Forms of Power: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #16

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
With great power comes great responsibility. Using the resource, viewers discover that power is not inherently good or bad. Pupils learn about the three factors that lead to dependence on others: criticality, substitutability, and...
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How to Create a Fair Workplace: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #15

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What does a fair and equitable workplace look like? Using the resource, viewers discover how fairness creates a functional workplace, leading to employee happiness and productivity. The narrator describes the five features of a fair...
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How to Find Your Leadership Style: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #14

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Leaders run the gamut from Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler. Using the 14th video from the Crash Course Business - Soft Skills series, viewers discover their personal leadership styles. They also explore how leaders play an important part...
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How to Avoid Teamwork Disasters: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #12

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What are some strategies for avoiding teamwork disasters in and out of the workplace? With the video 12th from the Crash Course Business - Soft Skills series, scholars learn how to work effectively in group settings. Viewers explore how...
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How to Make Tough Decisions: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #11

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Not all decisions in life are so easy. Using the resource, pupils discover how to make tough decisions when picking a career, investing money, and setting goals. Viewers also learn what not to do when facing difficult choices. 
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Making Time Management Work for You: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #10

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
How do people balance their work and personal lives? Using the resource, viewers learn about time management. They discover how to structure a checklist and complete everything on their to-do lists, all while practicing self-care. 
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How to Handle Conflict: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #13

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Conflict is inevitable, but there are ways to make it more comfortable. Using the 13th installment from the Crash Course Business - Soft Skills set, viewers discover how to manage conflict in the workplace. They learn how take action and...
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How to Set and Achieve SMART Goals: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #9

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to set achievable goals? Using an informative resource, scholars discover the SMART acronym to explore how to set specific, measurable, ambitious, realistic, and timely goals. Viewers also learn about ethical...
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Saving Time and Money on Dinner

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What's for dinner? An engaging home economics lesson lets young scholars decide the menu based on a given nutritional requirement and monetary budget. 
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 4

For Teachers 11th Standards
How does style contribute to the power and persuasiveness of a speech? With the question in mind, scholars continue reading "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton." They complete a Rhetorical Impact Tracking Tool to guide them in their...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 2

For Teachers 11th Standards
How did Elizabeth Cady Stanton advocate for the rights of women? Pupils consider the question as they continue reading "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton." They complete a Quick Write, analyzing how satire and sarcasm advance the...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 2, Lesson 1

For Teachers 11th Standards
How did Elizabeth Cady Stanton use rhetoric to convince others of her views? Scholars begin reading "An Address by Elizabeth Cady Stanton," which argues that women should have voting rights. Pupils complete a Quick Write to analyze how...
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Broadway Book Musicals: Crash Course Theater #50

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers of a short video learn about the development of the Broadway Book Musical in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Scholars explore the Golden Age of Broadway, which produced classics like Annie Get Your Gun and...
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How to Make a Resume Stand Out: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #5

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to make a resume stand out? Viewers discover how to land their dream jobs by making themselves stand out from the rest. Using a helpful video, they learn how to craft strong resumes that demonstrate their work history...
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How to Speak with Confidence: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #4

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewers improve public speaking skills with an installment from a business skills playlist. The video discusses public speaking skills as well as the S.U.C.C.E.S. framework for delivering information clearly and concisely. 
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The Secret to Business Writing: Crash Course Business - Soft Skills #3

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
With the constant flow of communication in the business world, how do professionals get their point across? Scholars learn about effective communication skills and explore how to properly compose emails, memos, and reports, and learn how...
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Click Restraint: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #9

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Internet users often find themselves going down some crazy rabbit holes. What's the best way to exercise click restraint, or self-control, when encountering new information online? A video on navigating digital information shows viewers...
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Why You Need Trust to Do Business: Crash Course Business Soft Skills #1

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Trust is a two-way street, but navigating that street isn't always easy. Viewers learn about the importance of fostering trust in any business relationship. Scholars discover how competence, intent, and integrity help colleagues build...
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Social Media: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #10

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sixty-eight percent of adults in the United States get their news from their social media feed. What are the consequences? Scholars dive into the topic with a video on digital media. They discover how social media shapes people's offline...
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Defense against the Dark Arts of Influence: Crash Course Business Soft Skills #2

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
With great power comes great responsibility, and that doesn't just apply to Spiderman. Scholars learn how to use influence respectfully in business interactions. They also discover how to use confidence, praise, and optimism to build...
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Contemporary Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Despite the recognized atrocities of the Holocaust, anti-semitism continues. The 11th and final installment of the Teaching the Holocaust series explores the long-term effects of the Holocaust on modern anti-semitism, asking pupils to...
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Perpetrators, Collaborators, and Bystanders

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
After the Holocaust, the world grappled with how to bring justice to the Nazis. But what to do with the thousands—if not millions—who allowed it to happen? Young historians consider the issues of guilt, collaboration, and responsibility...
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Antisemitism

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Propaganda and anti-semitism were linked to evil ends during the Holocaust. Using video testimony of Holocaust survivors, examples of Nazi propaganda, and discussion questions, learners explore the roots of anti-semitism in Europe and...
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The Romans Flooded the Colosseum for Sea Battles

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A fascinating short video describes how engineers somehow were able to flood the floor of the Colosseum and conduct maritime battles to amaze and impress spectators.
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What Is Consciousness?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why aren't we conscious of every cell in our body at all times? An informational video explains how sensory input builds models that the brain relies on, and how consciousness tends to be a cerebral attempt to achieve "good enough"...
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Turbulence: One of the Great Unsolved Mysteries of Physics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
While airlines acknowledge turbulence, scientists have yet to solve the mysteries of these air currents. Find out what is known with a short video that explores the complex nature of turbulence.
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There May Be Extraterrestrial Life in Our Solar System

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Statistically speaking, it is more than possible that extraterrestrial life exists in our solar system. An engaging short video examines moons and planets that might support life, although not just life as we know it.
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Your Body vs. Implants

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are there cyborgs amongst us? Once only found in science fiction, the proliferation of implants has surrounded us with people augmented with insulin pumps, artificial joints, and prosthetic limbs. There is a catch, however. An engaging...
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How Close Are We to Eradicating HIV?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What is being done to halt the spread of HIV/AIDS? An intriguing short video details current treatments available, including the use of antiretrovirals, to stop the transmission of the devastating disease.
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Resisting Scientific Misinformation

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How do scholars determine if a scientific claim is true? Learners investigate scientific misinformation by watching video clips and reading false advertising claims. They engage in discussion in both class and small group settings to...
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The Lovable (and Lethal) Sea Lion

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What lives in the ocean, has ears, walks on all fours, and can reach a top speed of 18 miles an hour? Why, the sea lion, of course! A cute, animated video introduces viewers to the majestic aquatic mammal.
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How Light Technology Is Changing Medicine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Medicine has gone high tech. But how do the new, less invasive diagnostic tools work? An engaging short video sheds light on how integrated photonics is revolutionizing the medical sensor industry.
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The Surprising Reason Our Muscles Get Tired

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does pain really indicate gain when it comes to muscle aches? A short, animated video details the science behind the pain associated with muscle fatigue.
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Why Should You Read “The Master and Margarita”?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The best Russian novel of the 20th century? The narrator of an interesting short video offers reasons why readers should tackle Mikhail Bulgakov's satirical comedy, The Master and Margarita.
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What Is a Butt Tuba and Why Is it in Medieval Art?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Before picture books and animated videos, there were hand-copied manuscripts whose margins were filled with fantastic images. A short video examines the tradition of illuminating books and considers what some of the more bizarre images...
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"The Opposites Game" by Brendan Constantine

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Brendan Constantine's anti-gun poem, "The Opposites Game," comes to life in a short video that animates the poem as Constantine recites it.
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This One Weird Trick Will Help You Spot Clickbait

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Here's a resource that will save you tons of money! Viewers learn how to spot clickbait by watching a short video that model how to assess a headline's credibility.
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Could Underwater Farms Help Fight Climate Change?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Is there a way to sustainably farm the ocean? Welcome to the world of restorative ocean farming. A short video looks at the advantages and issues associated with aquaculture. 
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Ugly History: Witch Hunts

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Guilty until proven innocent? A short video tackles the question of why witch hunts occur by examining the history of these purges and the tests used to identify those suspect of working with the devil.
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Can a Black Hole Be Destroyed?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The destructive power of black holes is enough to give any astrophysicist nightmares. No wonder the question arises as to whether a black hole can be destroyed. The narrator of a theoretical video explores the possibilities.
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The Chinese Myth of the White Snake and the Meddling Monk

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The Chinese myth of Bai Su Zhen and her husband Xu Xian pits the pair against the meddling monk Fa Hai. Follow along with a short animated version of the story.
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How Do Self-Driving Cars “See”?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do you get when you mix LiDAR and integrated photonics technology? Why a self-driving car, of course. A fascinating short video describes how light detection and ranging, LiDAR for short, and integrated photonics technologies enable...
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Can You Spot the Problem with These Headlines? (Level 1)

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What's the story behind the headlines for scientifically researched products? Viewers of a short video identify the fallacies in headlines designed to lure the unwary.
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Into Africa and Wole Soyinka: Crash Course Theater #49

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
There are two distinct periods of African theater: BC (before colonialism) and AC (after colonialism). The 49th installment of the Crash Course Theater and Drama introduces viewers to African dance and theater traditions. However, they...
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Poor Unfortunate Theater: Crash Course Theater #48

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Sometimes it's impossible to keep up with the Joneses. Scholars watch video 48 in the Crash Course Theater and Drama series that describes poor theater, which takes out the typical lights, costume, and sets that rich theater includes....
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Google Classroom: Using Forms

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
How do Google Forms make a teacher's life easier? Viewers learn how to create and send forms. They discover how to develop a quiz, change a form's settings, and separate a quiz into multiple sections. 
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Google Classroom: Communicating with Students

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
How does Google Classroom help teachers communicate with their pupils? Viewers learn how to e-mail individual and multiple learners at a time. They also discover how to quickly and easily share information and attachments with scholars...
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Google Classroom: Grading and Feedback

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
What's the best way to grade a stack of essays without having to sort through a massive pile of papers? Google Classroom to the rescue! Viewers learn about viewing and grading assignments submitted by classmates. Learners also discover...
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Google Classroom: Creating Assignments

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
How can teachers use Google Classroom to create assignments? Viewers explore how to use Google Classroom to assign questions, worksheets, essays, and other assignments for online completion. They also learn how to sort group assignments,...
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Google Classroom: Getting Started

For Teachers Pre-K - Higher Ed Standards
Roll call! It's time for scholars to learn about a different type of classroom—a digital one. Viewers learn how to access Google Classroom and create their own classes. They explore the website's interface and discover how to add and...
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Using Creative Commons Content

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What if there was a way to get content online without having to worry about copyright laws? As it turns out, there is! Scholars discover how to use content from the creative commons. They learn about the guidelines they must follow when...
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How to Copyright Your Content

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
A person can't lock up a musical performance or video in a safe, but there are ways to protect creative content from theft. Viewers see how to copyright original content in the United States. Pupils learn how to register their work with...
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Understanding Copyright, Public Domain, and Fair Use

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
What are copyright, public domain, and fair use practices? Scholars find out by watching the second of four videos from a media literacy series. They learn about how copyright laws protect intellectual property and understand the...
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Avoiding Plagiarism

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
How can learners avoid plagiarism in their academic work? Pupils learn some helpful strategies with the first of four videos from the Use Information Correctly series. Scholars discover the importance of citing sources and learn how to...
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Why Should You Read “Crime and Punishment”?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Dostoevesky's Crime and Punishment is known as the first psychological thriller and a critique of 19th-century Russian society. The narrator of a hauntingly bleak video sets forth a case for reading the infamous novel.
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Beasts of No Nation: Crash Course Film Criticism

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Beasts of No Nation, a gripping tale of child soldiers, is the focus of an analysis that examines the techniques director Cary Joji Fukunaga uses to create his horrifying yet deeply compassionate film.
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2001 - A Space Odyssey: Crash Course Film Criticism

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Will the advancement of technology doom interpersonal relationships? Like the score for Jaws, the music for the opening sequence of Stanley Kubrick's 2001- A Space Odyssey stirs the imagination of viewers. Cinema lovers and film newbies...
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How This Disease Changes the Shape of Your Cells

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Just what exactly is sickle cell disease? A short, animated video explains how the cell adaption works, how inheriting the sickle cell trait can be an advantage in malaria-prone areas, and how sickle cell disease can be deadly.
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The Chinese Myth of the Immortal White Snake

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Do you believe in true love? Could you love a monster? What would you sacrifice for someone you love? An ancient Chinese myth poses these cosmic questions in a retelling of "The Myth of the Immortal White Snake."
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The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How did the sun arrive in the sky? Learners watch a short film that describes the myth of Nanahuatl, a weak Aztec god who sacrificed himself to become the fifth sun for his people.
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The Hidden Network that Makes the Internet Possible

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Many use the Internet but few know how it works. Viewers learn more about the network behind the Internet with a short video that explains the fiber optics and integrated photonics that make global communication possible.
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"Accents" by Denice Frohman

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Denice Frohman's poem "Accents" becomes a visual and auditory feast for viewers as they watch an animated interpretation of her powerful poem.
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Why Is This Painting so Shocking?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Guernica stands as a masterpiece of anti-war art. The narrator of a short video examines the images in Picasso's massive, complex, and disturbing painting and offers an explanation of what the images may symbolize.
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The Sexual Deception of Orchids

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
A plant engaged in sexual deception? Strange but true. Believe it or not, orchids have developed a range of sexual adaptations that permit them to attract pollinators. The narrator of a short video describes a variety of strategies used...
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How to Grow Your Own Glacier

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that in some parts of the world that glaciers can be grown? And that grown glaciers can be used to provide irrigation water? The narrator of a fascinating video reveals how growing glaciers can fight climate change. And...
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The Wild World of Carnivorous Plants

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ew! Yuck! Young botanists are sure to be fascinated by a short video that details the workings of carnivorous plants and offers an explanation for why some plants have evolved flesh-eating adaptations.
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Why Are Earthquakes so Hard to Predict?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cell phones to crowdsource vibrations to warn of incoming earthquakes? Detectors to register high levels of radon-thoron isotopes? After detailing the factors that make earthquakes so difficult to predict, the narrator of a fascinating...
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Why Do Hospitals Have Particle Accelerators?

For Students 6th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewers gain insight into medical technology with a short video that examines how PET scanners can track FGD injected into a patient's body to find tumors.
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A Brief History of Dogs

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Canis lupus familiaris. Sound familiar? A short video traces the evolution of canines from wolves to the variety of domesticated dog breeds we find today.
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Notes of a Native Son: The World According to James Baldwin

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why would the FBI have perceived James Baldwin as a threat to national security? Why did they consider this preacher, writer, thinker, expat, activist so dangerous while Robert Kennedy and other government officials considered him an...
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How Does the Rorschach Inkblot Test Work?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rorschach inkblot test is arguably the most well-know of personality tests—and the most controversial. A short videodetails the development of and the original purpose of Rorschach's famous blobs that were designed to examine patterns of...
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What “Machiavellian” Really Means

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince a directive to autocrats to rule by any means necessary, or a warning about the ways free citizens can be dominated by rulers? A short video suggests that Machiavelli's famous work might have been...
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The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
More than 15 of Jane Austen's novels have been adapted into films. While viewers enjoy the lush sets, period costumes, and the depictions of eighteenth-century British gentry, what is often lost in these adaptations is Austen's satire. A...
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Why Should You Read Virginia Woolf?

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Afraid to read Virginia Woolf? Check out a short video that presents arguments for why you should read the works of this famous writer.
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The Chaotic Brilliance of Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
In 2017 a work by Jean-Michel Basquiat was actioned off for over 110 million dollars. So who is he and what makes his art so special? Find out with a short video that details his background, influences, and his process.
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Frida Kahlo: The Woman Behind the Legend

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Frida Kahlo: Artist, political activist, champion of Mexican folk culture. Introduce your students to this amazing woman with a short video that details her life, her passions, and her vibrant paintings.
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Why Should You Read Sci-Fi Superstar Octavia E. Butler?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce science fiction fans to writer Octavia E. Butler with a short video that argues for why readers should add her works to their must-read list. 
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Data and Infographics: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #8

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One-hundred percent of those reading this sentence are human beings. Wait, what? With part eight in the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set, pupils learn how to think critically about statistics. Scholars discover how...
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Evaluating Photos and Videos: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #7

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When it comes to viewing videos and photos on the Internet, seeing is not always believing. With part seven from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information series, scholars learn that even image-based evidence can be unreliable....
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Evaluating Evidence: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #6

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do scholars learn to differentiate between good evidence and not-so-good evidence? The sixth installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set is a great place to start. Pupils discover how to find reliable...
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Using Wikipedia: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #5

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Wikipedia may get a bad rap, but does it have any redeeming qualities? As it turns out, it does, and scholars discover what they are with part five from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information video series. Pupils learn about...
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Who Can You Trust? Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #4

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The best way to understand a website is (drumroll, please) ... to leave the website? Scholars make sense of some strange advice by watching part four in the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information set. As they watch, they learn...
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Check Yourself with Lateral Reading: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #3

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
According to author John Green, who narrates the series, lateral reading may just be one of the most critical skills of the 21st century. So what is it? With the third installment from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information...
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The Facts about Fact Checking: Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #2

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How can people help make the Internet a positive force in their own lives and the lives of others? Pupils set out to answer just that question with part two from the Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information series. Narrator John...
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Introduction to Crash Course Navigating Digital Information #1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Not everything on the Internet is accurate, so how can people learn to steer clear of false or misleading information? With part one of the Crash Course Navigating Digital Information series, scholars learn why it's important to use...
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Why Should You Read Sylvia Plath?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are the works of Sylvia Plath relevant to the modern reader? The narrator of a short video argues for why viewers should read the works of Sylvia Plath,  citing lines from Plath's poetry and images from her stories.
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An Educator’s Guide to the Works of John Green

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The novels of John Green cover the gamut of teenager emotions. A guide to his works provides classroom lesson plans for the novels Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in Our Stars, and Paper Towns. Each lesson...
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A Teacher's Guide to the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Astronomers only observe four percent of the universe as the rest hides in darkness. The size, shape, and movement of the universe are the focus for an long-term high school unit. Its 43 lessons include hands-on experiments, direct...
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Excel 2016: Creating More Complex Formulas

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally! The 13th of 27 instructional videos from the Microsoft Excel 2016 set covers the order of operations. First, scholars review how to use the order of operations to solve math equations. Next, they see how...
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Year 4: Julius Caesar and Imperial Rome

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
The study of the life of Julius Caesar can be divided into three parts: his early life and military successes, his reign as dictator, and the rise of the Roman Empire after his death. Young scholars demonstrate their mastery of the facts...
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Excel 2016: What-if Analysis

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When someone wants to know what grade he or she needs on the final exam to pass the class, Excel's What-If Analysis feature helps figure it out. With the 27th and final installment from the Microsoft Excel 2016 video series, scholars...
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Excel 2016: Doing More with PivotTables

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How does pivoting add excitement? Learners discover how to make even the most mundane data more exciting with the 26th video from the 27-part Microsoft Excel 2016 series. In addition, they learn how to add filters and slicers to their...
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Excel 2016: Intro to PivotTables

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes too much information can be overwhelming. PivotTables to the rescue!  Show scholars how to use PivotTables to summarize and manipulate content with a short, engaging video. Learners also discover how to use the feature to...
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Excel 2016: Inspecting and Protecting Workbooks

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the final steps to take when finalizing an Excel workbook?  Scholars learn how to finalize and protect their files to keep others from making changes. Additionally, pupils learn how to use the Document Inspector to remove...
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Excel 2016: Track Changes and Comments

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Two heads are better than one! One convenient feature of Excel is that it allows users to collaborate on documents. With video 23 from the 27-part Microsoft Excel 2016 set, scholars discover how to use the Track Changes command. Viewers...
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Excel 2016: Conditional Formatting

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Under what conditions should people use conditional formatting in Excel? Using video 22 of 27 in the Microsoft Excel 2016 educational series, pupils learn how to use the conditional formatting command. Scholars discover how to use data...
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Excel 2016: Charts

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sometimes, a chart is all a person needs to make sense of numerical data. With the 21st installment of the 27-part series on Microsoft Excel 2016, scholars learn how to create charts in Excel. Specifically, they discover how to change...
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Excel 2016: Tables

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do Excel users create tables to format their worksheets? With the informative 20th video from the 27-part Microsoft Excel 2016 series, viewers learn how to format data as a table within a spreadsheet. Pupils also discover how to add...
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Excel 2016: Groups and Subtotals

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do Excel users make their data more manageable? Video 19 of 27 from the Microsoft Excel 2016 set has the answer. Scholars learn how to use groups and subtotals to summarize and outline data. Users also discover how to manage a...
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Excel 2016: Filtering

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible to control which parts of an Excel spreadsheet are displayed? The answer is yes, and viewers learn how by watching the 18th video from the 27-part Microsoft Excel 2016 series. With a brief yet thorough overview, learners...
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Excel 2016: Sorting

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Sorting helps make sense of a lot of information at once. Using the 17th of 27 videos from the Microsoft Excel 2016 set, scholars learn about the types of sorting within an Excel spreadsheet. They explore sorting sheets and ranges,...
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Excel 2016: Freeze Panes and View Options

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Freeze! It's time to learn about freeze panes and view options. Using video 16 from the 27-part Microsoft Excel 2016 series, viewers learn how to freeze and unfreeze rows and columns in a spreadsheet. The video also includes information...
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Excel 2016: Functions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When working with numerical data in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, which is better: formulas or functions? Pupils discover the answer through a short, instructional video.  First, scholars learn about the parts of a function and discover...
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Excel 2016: Relative and Absolute Cell References

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What are the two main types of cell references in Excel? Scholars discover the answer through a short instructional video that models how to create and copy formulas using relative and absolute references. Additionally, users explore how...
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Excel 2016: Intro to Formulas

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How do techies use formulas in an Excel spreadsheet to calculate numerical data?  A short instructional video teaches scholars about cell references, mathematical operators, and models how to create, copy, and edit formulas. 
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Excel 2016: Page Layout and Printing

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Technology isn't always reliable, so it's important to know how to print back-up files of Excel workbooks. Viewers learn how to access and navigate the print pane with a short, instructional video. From there, they see how to print...
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Excel 2016: Working with Multiple Worksheets

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible to save a lot of data with customizable worksheets, all within the same Excel workbook? It sure is! Scholars learn exactly how with the 10th installment from the 27-part Microsoft Excel 2016 video set. Additionally, pupils...
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Excel 2016: Using Find and Replace

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
There's a Lost and Found equivalent for Microsoft Excel, and it's called Find and Select! Viewers learn how to search for cell content in a spreadsheet and discover how to replace words and phrases within a Microsoft workbook. 
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Excel 2016: Understanding Number Formats

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the correct way to enter dates and percentages into an Excel spreadsheet? Learners discover the answer with an instructional video that teaches them how to apply and use number formats correctly and efficiently.