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Lesson Planet

Our Buggy Moral Code

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do humans cheat? Under what conditions are we more or less likely to cheat? Listen as Dan Ariely reveals intriguing results of several of his studies on the cost-benefit analysis of cheating, and how these findings relate to such...
10:17
Lesson Planet

Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How often do the minds of those in your class wander? Matt Killingsworth unpacks his research and illustrates a connection between mind wandering and unhappiness, explaining the inherent value of staying in the moment. Begin a discussion...
1 In 1 Collection 6:00
PD Learning Network

The Key to the Media's Hidden Codes

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
You are being manipulated! Arm yourself with awareness! Learn how to identify the various technical codes (images, sounds, colors), and how media makers use these codes to subconsciously influence your emotions and impulses. Just do it....
11:26
Lesson Planet

Don't Misrepresent Africa

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
"We can sharpen our insights. It is not always war, insurrection, and disease." Leslie Dodson enlightens us to the impact that photographs have on our perception of a situation, and urges her audience to review our "ethics of seeing"...
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Lesson Planet

Navigating Our Global Future

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
As we make great strides in technology in an increasingly globalized world, are we actually headed toward a century of eco-disaster and collapse? Listen as Ian Goldin, director of 21st Century School at Oxford, discusses the two...
14:46
Lesson Planet

Breaking the Illusion of Skin Color

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"What Darwin could not appreciate...is that there is a fundamental relationship between the intensity of ultraviolet radiation and skin pigmentation, and that skin pigmentation itself was a product of evolution." Viewers are provided...
17:41
Lesson Planet

Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are economic and political leaders prioritizing what we need most? In the business world of facts, figures, and profits, Chip Conley makes a passionate call for inspired employees. Using Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Bhutan's...
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Lesson Planet

Why It Pays to Work Hard

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hard work is the second of Richard St. John's "8 Traits Successful People Have in Common." Many young learners believe that in order to be successful, one needs to have a great deal of talent or intelligence; however, after interviewing...
4:50
Lesson Planet

Organic Farmer

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Camp Joy Gardens, a small, non-profit, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, runs classes for children and adults. The narrator of a short video about Camp Joy Gardens explains how CSA farms can work as a profitable business, as...
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Lesson Planet

4 Lessons From Robots about Being Human

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who would have thought that inanimate robotics could actually teach us so much about being human? As Ken Goldberg describes his fascinating work and advancements in robotics, he simultaneously offers four valuable character lessons....
17:30
Lesson Planet

A Plant's-Eye View

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why is it important to look at the world from other species' points of view? Author Michael Pollan claims it is a way to reanimate the earth, realize Darwinian insights, and to take the food we need from the earth while healing it in the...
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Lesson Planet

On Being a Woman and a Diplomat

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other." Listen as former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright discusses her position as United States ambassador to the United Nations in the Gulf War, and makes a...
1 In 1 Collection 4:22
Lesson Planet

How to Find the True Face of Leonardo

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Illustrator Siegfried Woldhek describes how he analyzed over 700 of Leonardo's works in order to determine an image of the face of the famed Renaissance man. Try flipping the lesson and adding your own assessment and discussion questions...
24:09
Lesson Planet

The Art of Choosing

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Is having more choices always a good thing? Sheena Iyengar offers a thought-provoking presentation on the American predisposition toward more choices. A presentation with engaging anecdotes and real-world examples: from a simple study on...
19:05
Lesson Planet

The Power of Introverts

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
One-third to one-half of the population are introverts, yet they are increasingly subjected to a culture where being social and outgoing are prized. And as author Susan Cain argues in this video, "When it comes to creativity and...
17:34
Lesson Planet

On Spaghetti Sauce

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"In embracing the diversity of human beings, we will find a sure way to human happiness." Watch as Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell delves into work of acclaimed psychophysicist Howard Moskowitz and the evolution of the food...
3:28
Lesson Planet

Why Do Americans Vote on Tuesdays?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays? As your class will learn from this video, this specific voting day in United States presidential elections stems from no substantial historical origin. Instead, speaker Jacob Soboroff brings attention...
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Lesson Planet

How Did English Evolve?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
War and conquest are not the only factors in language change and development, as the narrator of a short video points out in her lecture about the evolution of the English language. Using the phrases, "They gave us a hearty welcome," and...
23:38
Lesson Planet

Science Can Answer Moral Questions

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can questions of morality, good and evil, right and wrong, and/or what is worth living and dying for...be answered by science? Author Sam Harris presents a strong case for the need for a universal conception of human values. He argues...
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Lesson Planet

Tales of Passion

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is feminism? Listen as renowned author and activist Isabel Allende champions the cause of passionate individuals, and in particular, women who have gone against the grain and challenged the status quo in order to make the world a...
12:29
Lesson Planet

How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
"Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities re-think themselves?" Watch as curator Thelma Golden re-imagines the museum as a think tank and explores the...
23:46
Lesson Planet

On Positive Psychology

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
What is positive psychology? Martin Seligman briefly reviews the history of psychology as a discipline, from its initial achievements measuring, discovering causes of, and inventing treatment for psychological disease, to a more modern...
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Lesson Planet

The Demise of Guys

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Girls are outperforming boys at all levels from elementary to graduate school. Psychologist Philip Zimardo considers the reasons why boys are struggling today, including the possible effects of excessive Internet use and the idea that...
5:56
Lesson Planet

The Importance of Focus

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Focus is essential to successful individuals. Learn from the comments of several renowned figures, from Google co-founder Larry Page to filmmaker James Cameron, who attribute their success to their ability to concentrate, eliminate...