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Deficit and Debt Ceiling

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Leave your class with a clear understanding of the difference between the federal deficit and debt, the effects of raising the debt ceiling in order to fund borrowing costs, and the risks of defaulting on governmental obligations, such...
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World Regions

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Help your learners to visualize where historical events have taken place around the globe with a map that details the major regions of the seven continents. 
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Terrorism, War, and Bush 43

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
It can be difficult to reach and cover the events of the twenty-first century in a United States history course; in such cases, this is a fantastic video to refer to in order to provide a quick synopsis of recent American history, while...
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Ford, Carter, and the Economic Malaise

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover 1970s America in an incredibly engaging and enlightening manner with this resource, which primarily details the major economic landscape of the decade of the period and the volatile presidency of Jimmy Carter. Topics covered...
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Sugar: Hiding in Plain Sight

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Did you know that you can find added sugars in three-quarters of the foods you find in grocery stores? Invite your learners to consider how much sugar exists in the food products we eat on a day-to-day basis, as well as to learn about...
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Grammar's Great Divide: The Oxford Comma

For Students 5th - 10th
The Oxford comma, who'd have thunk it would be at the center of a great debate? Also known as the serial comma, this pesky piece of punctuation premiers as the star of a short video that investigates the question "To use, or not to...
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Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling instructional activity uses a specific rape case to launch research into a...
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Tea, Taxes, and the American Revolution

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Rather than simply summarizing the events that led to the American Revolution, have your learners listen as John Green offers some interesting points to be used as discussion or writing prompts in your review of the war. Green details...
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Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How did Islam become the religious and organizing principle for one of the largest empires in the world? Invite learners to discover the rich history and evolution of the religion, as well as its major tenets in the Five Pillars of Islam.
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Teaching Things Fall Apart in Wisconsin: A Resource Guide for Educators

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
“There is no story that is not true, . . .” And uncovering the truths in Things Fall Apart is the focus of a 68-page resource packet designed to provide instructors with a wealth of materials that enhance understanding of Chinua Achebe’s...
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Climate Change: Earth's Giant Game of Tetris

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
In this colorful animation, our current problem with climate change is likened to a block-stacking game of Tetris. Greenhouse gases are increasing in the atmosphere at an increasing rate. Can we place them properly before it's too late?...
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How Tsunamis Work

For Students 7th - 10th Standards
A flood of information about tsunamis can be learned by viewing this feature. How do they get started? How fast do they travel? How high can they rise? The answers to these questions, plus a little bit of history, are given for your...
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Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The featured movie focuses on the ancestry of our four-footed friends. Find the fundamental pattern of their limbs and vertebrae in fossils of fish. After viewing, biology learners can enjoy interactive websites to zoom in on the...
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Great Discoveries in Science: The Double Helix

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Take a trip with Watson and Crick as they struggle to determine the structure of the DNA molecule. In this beautiful documentary, biology students learn the history of this revolutionary discovery, and even hear from James Watson...
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The Origin of Species: The Making of a Theory

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The heartbreaking story of Alfred Wallace's loss of collected evidence opens this documentary about the development of the theory of evolution. You will find supportive resources to use with the movie in your biology class.
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Rights Auction

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
In an engaging activity on universal and unalienable rights, learners work in groups to establish a democratic nation and determine what principles they want to protect to ensure a democratic society. They conduct a "rights auction" in...
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The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees

For Students 6th - 9th
It's time for CSI: Honeybees! The numbers of domesticated honeybees in the US have been diminishing at an astounding rate, and investigators are out to find out why. The included video features three possible explanations and illuminates...
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Dead Stuff: The Secret Ingredient in Our Food Chain

For Students 6th - 9th
A disgusting and direct description of detritus and decomposition is digested in this drill! Your life science class learns about the importance of decomposers in the food chain and finds out how one organism's trash is another...
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Get it Write

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
In an effort to practice engineering design, STEM classes break out into teams and endeavor to make a working ink pen. To prepare, they read about writing implements through history, patents, and viscosity of liquids. Armed with this...
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What Is the Uncertainty Principle?

For Students 9th - 12th
Are you unsure about the uncertainty principle? Using drawings and verbal explanations, this video explains why we cannot know everything about a particle. This is an ideal one-minute addition to your presentation on wave behavior.  
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Can Humans Really Feel Temperature?

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Explore thermal energy with this short episode. Jiggling molecules and hand-drawn animation help to explain that just because something has a lot of thermal energy, it doesn't necessarily feel hot to the touch. This is an ideal addition...
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Immovable Object vs Unstoppable Force - Which Wins?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Take Newton's second law of motion to a new level by considering an un-acceleratable object with infinite mass. The idea is mind-blowing, but it is thoroughly explored in this clever video clip! Challenge your high school physicists by...
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What Is Fire?

For Students 5th - 12th
Brief, but brilliant, this little animation investigates the properties of fire. From its color and recipe, to the shape of a flame, find out what you always wanted to know about fire. This makes an enlightening addition to your physical...
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Do We Expand With the Universe?

For Students 7th - 12th
The cat's out of the bag (or off the leash, in this case) regarding the expansion of the universe. In this intriguing episode, the narrator explains that space is expanding, not the objects within it. He also tells how expansion...