Legends Coming to Life
Students prepare an essay that reflect their knowledge of World War II, acquired through research.
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Ellis Island—The “Golden Door” to America
Are you one of the 100 million Americans whose ancestors passed through the doors of Ellis Island? Learn about the historic entry point for immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with an informative reading passage. After...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
An Introduction to Thomas Malthus' An Essay on the Principle of Population
Can human population ever exceed its ability to produce food? High schoolers watch a short overview of Thomas Malthus's An Essay on the Principle of Population to learn more about the subsistence level of the human population, and how...
4 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two
In a witty and entertaining video, world-renowned economists John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek come to life and debate impact of government spending on the economy through the medium of a rap song and metaphor of a boxing match.
10 mins 10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Philosophy - Nietzsche
Have you built your home on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius? Why not? Friedrich Nietzsche challenges viewers to live a fulfilled and dangerous life, to use the humanities as a guide to life, and to own up to one's envy, as explained in a...
14 mins 9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Battle of Gettysburg
History comes to life with an interactive resource about the most devastating — and most famous — battle of the Civil War. Learn about the three-day battle that took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, prior to Abraham Lincoln's iconic...
16 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Animation Basics: The Option Illusion of Motion
From creating simple flip books to watching Saturday morning cartoons, we have all experienced the magic of animation. But how is it that a series of still images can be brought to life? It all has to do with the speed at which our brain...
5 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How to Understand Power
Where does power come from, and why does it matter? This video will spark engaged thought and conversation amongst your class as it discusses the origins of power, how it's exercised, and what young learners can do to become powerful in...
7 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Left Brain vs. Right Brain Myth
If right-minded people are left, does that mean left-minded people are right? Watch a video that explains how vision and movement do rely on the left and right connectivity of the brain, but when it comes to creativity and logic, there...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
The Pilgrims: Mayflower Compact
What was the Mayflower Compact? Watch a video that explains the purpose of coming to New England on the Mayflower and the social compact that bound the Pilgrims to the government and laws that would be created in the new land.
4 mins 5th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable