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The Epic of Gilgamesh: Crash Course World Mythology #26
14 mins 9th - 12th
New ReviewMeet a scary demon named Humbaba in the 26th installment of the 41-episode Crash Course World Mythology series. Scholars learn about The Epic of Gilgamesh, an ancient Mesopotamian poem. Viewers also consider how the epic relates to...
Ma'ui, Oceania's Hero: Crash Course World Mythology #31
13 mins 7th - 12th
New ReviewThe demi-god Ma'ui in Disney's Moana is more than a charming character—he's actually based on an ancient mythical character. With the 31st installment in the Crash Course World Mythology series, viewers meet the hero from Oceania....
Herakles. Or Hercules. A Problematic Hero: Crash Course World Mythology #30
13 mins 9th - 12th
New ReviewHercules must complete 10 tasks to gain immortality—what a Herculean feat! The 30th video of 41 in the Crash Course World Mythology series is all about Hercules' heroic journey. Scholars follow along as the god captures a boar, collects...
Rama and the Ramayana: Crash Course World Mythology #27
13 mins 7th - 12th
New ReviewWhat do a 10-headed demon, a monkey king, and a fire god have to do with ancient India? Scholars find out using the 27th video from the 41-part Crash Course World Mythology set. Viewers explore the hero archetype in ancient myths and...
The Hero's Journey and the Monomyth: Crash Course World Mythology #25
13 mins 7th - 12th
New ReviewHow did the cluster of stars known as the Pleiades get the nickname The Seven Sisters? The 25th video in the Crash Course World Mythology series has the answer! Viewers explore mythological heroes and learn about Joseph Campbell's theory...
Wuthering Heights 2: Heathcliff as Hero
2 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewEmily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights has stood the test of time with classic characters such as the brooding, passionate Heathcliff. The video clip, the second installment of the three-part Wuthering Heights series, allows for an...
Julius Caesar: Hero or Tyrant?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewSome of Julius Caesar's fellow Romans saw him as a benevolent, heroic leader, while others could only view him as a self-serving tyrant. High schoolers survey popular opinions of Caesar, including a passage written from two different...
Heroes Who Made a Difference: Memorializing a Distinguished Service Cross Award Recipient
6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Ever wonder how to memorialize World War I heroes in the classroom? Activities in a high-quality social studies resource prompt middle schoolers to research Internet sources, complete a graphic organizer, and write an editorial feature...
Why Should You Read Virgil's "Aeneid"?
6 mins 11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Is Virgil's Aeneid, as Augustus believed, written in praise of the first Roman emperor, or a criticism of his rule? Introduce the famous epic poem with a short video that provides background information about the poet, the historic...
September 11, 2001
K - 6th
The present generation of children were not around when terror struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. With this collection of resources from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, young people explore the history of the World Trade Centers and discover the impact the events of 9/11 had on Americans and others world-wide. The lessons in the collection are organized and grouped by topic, and are perfect for a week-long study of September 11th. They are even designed to meet Common Core State Standards!
Symbols of Remembrance and Reflection
5th - 6th CCSS: Designed
Symbols have meaning, but their meaning can be different from person to person. After a grand conversation and viewing of an assortment of symbols, scholars create a commemorative banner to memorialize the heroes and victims of September...