How Did This Happen?
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Students use websites and discussion to investigate the 2004 Asian Tsunami. Students identify the Indian Ocean coastline's physical, political and human geography features and consider how they affected loss of life and property in those regions.
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The Home Front: How Did People Prepare for the War at Home?
Wars have a profound effect not only on a country's soldiers, but also on the everyday lives of its citizens. Invite young historians to discover how Britain prepared for the second World War by analyzing a series of government posters...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen?
Who was Joseph McCarthy and why is his name synonymous with witch hunts? What were the factors that permitted the political repression of the 1950s to flourish? Could the same thing happen today? An intriguing video traces the rise and...
6 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History
How Did Dracula Become the World's Most Famous Vampire?
What has copyright law have to do with the Dracula, the most famous vampire in history? Check out the twisted tale of how a fight over the royalty rights to Bram Stoker's novel gave immortality to the blood sucker.
5 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
What Did Democracy Really Mean in Athens?
Did you know elections only played a small role in Athenian democracy? Take a look at the fascinating origins of Athenian direct democracy in ancient Greece, and compare their political structures to our understanding of representative...
5 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
What is Chirality and How Did it Get in My Molecules?
Flashy animation, superb narrative, and a touch of bad-hair-day humor explain the nature of chiral molecules in this five-minute feature. Viewers find out how chemist Jacobus Van't Hoff proposed that some saturated carbon molecules are...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science
Where Did Earth's Water Come From?
It's commonly known that over 70 percent of of the earth's surface is covered by water, but exactly where did it all come from? Join this short video as it travels back to the beginning of the universe in search of the origins of this...
4 mins 6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
What Happens When You Remove the Hippocampus?
Imagine not being able to remember what day it is or what food you had for breakfast this morning. This nightmare was a reality for Henry Molaison, whose life story is the focus of this video explaining how different parts of the...
5 mins 9th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
How Cosmic Rays Help Us Understand the Universe
You may not realize it, but the earth is constantly receiving messages from all over outer space. Follow along as this video investigates how these cosmic rays carry information that can help humans better understand the composition of...
5 mins 7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable