Is A Smile Always Just A Smile?
Students discuss different gestures, interpersonal space, and gift giving in various cultures and the impact on international friendships and business encounters. They choose a country and write an essay on their cultural differences and the U.S.
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The Invisible Hand
How did economist Adam Smith shock the world in 1776? By telling the world that the best way for a government to control an economy is to not control it, and to leave people to buy and sell freely. Use this brief video as a way to...
1 min 11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker...
18 mins 8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Napoleon and the Wars of the First and Second Coalitions
After a brief summary of Napoleon's conquests and the coalitions against which he fought, this video details his emergence as Emperor and a major superpower in Europe. It summarizes main points about Napoleon, including his trail through...
13 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Currency Effect on Trade Review
For about the first six minutes Sal reviews the hypothetical global trade scenario from the last video in detail, changing a few numbers to make for a cleaner example. He continues the scenario to demonstrate how the natural ups and...
10 mins 11th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
The Hidden Power of Smiling
Smiling is something we may do every day and can appear benign, yet this common expression has more health benefits and psychological/physical implications than we realize! Using historical quotes, scientific studies, and a vast range of...
7 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Do You Know You Exist?
Consider one of the most fundamental questions of philosophy posed by Rene Descartes in his Meditations on First Philosophy: How do we really know we exist? This animated video is accompanied by multiple-choice assessment questions,...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Marriage and Financial Goals, Budgeting Strategies
There is no more useful life skill to learn than budgeting and setting financial goals. It's math that is used by every person, everyday. Learners examine the responsibilities and costs involved in family economics. Through a series of...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History