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The Berlin Crisis of 1948

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
President Harry Truman faced limited options when Joseph Stalin implemented the Berlin Blockade in 1948. American forces could either evacuate from West Berlin, negotiate with the USSR with UN support, airlift vital supplied into the...
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The Berlin Airlift

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
After World War II, the Soviet Union and the Allied forces divided Germany into equal quadrants, but Joseph Stalin's increasing mistrust led to nearly 12 months of blocked access to West Berlin—and the 2.3 million people who still lived...
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. not only paved the way for African American citizens' civil rights, he created an example for women's groups, Hispanic groups, and groups with disabilities to fight for their rights as well. Learn more with a...
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Frankly Speaking: Exploring Benjamin Franklin's Aphorisms

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Benjamin Franklin famously had an aphorism for every situation—most of which we still use in modern vernacular. Introduce class members to Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack with a presentation that details the characteristics of aphorisms.
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Episode 8, Segment 3: The PPF Illustrates the Law of Increasing Opportunity Cost

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
What is the cost of doing business? Scholars employ the law of Increasing Opportunity Cost to understand how making one product often costs the production of another. To finish the lesson, scholars discuss the cost of success, along with...
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Episode 8, Segment 1: The PPF Illustrates Scarcity and Opportunity Cost

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Decisions, decisions ... how do people make up their minds? Scholars research the concepts of scarcity and opportunity cost as they view a short video describing the basis behind making choices based off of availability and price....
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Relative Reasoning in Finance

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Take stock of your financial knowledge. As part of the Math at the Core MS: Ratios series, future investors consider the financial well-being and the environmental stewardship of companies in which to invest. They calculate an emissions...
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Calculating Simple Interest

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How much is owed? A calculated resource introduces the simple interest formula with a video that describes how to use it. Classmates then show what they know by answering questions within a simple interest worksheet.
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The Teotihuacan Fire Ceremony

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Fire and light play an almost universal role in world religions, and the predecessors for the Aztecs were no exception. Using an animation, the enlightening video recreates the Teotichuacan Fire Ceremony with rich details and features...
1 In 1 Collection 5:22
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The Comanche and the Horse

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There was a time when the Comanche controlled an empire in North America, and the heart and soul of that empire was the horse. Scholars use the installment of the larger Native American Sacred Stories series to explore how the Spanish...
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The Hopi Origin Story

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Help learners connect with the idea of being centered as they explore the Hopi origin story. The Hopi people believe their Creator called them up out of the earth and told them to journey until they found a center space they could call...
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Episode 10: Unemployment

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Want a job, need a job, but cannot find a job? What impact does the quest have on not only job seekers, but also on the overall economy? Scholars research unemployment's ripple effect on the market, purchasing power, and overall health...
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Episode 9: Inflation

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Imagine a hamburger costing only 15 cents! Scholars analyze the impact inflation has on the economy over time and investigate what makes prices rise in the market. They view a short video while researching the Consumer Price Index to...
1 In 1 Collection 5:25
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Episode 8, Segment 2: The PPF Illustrates Underemployment, Economic Expansion, and Economic Growth

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Is it possible to be overqualified for the current job market? Scholars analyze underemployment and what it takes to potentially out-price yourself for a job. A short video lesson outlines economic growth and researches job trends....
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The Cold War

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
The Soviet Union's decision to block West Berlin from access by the Western allies began an international hostility that extended into the rest of the twentieth century. Class members examine both Harry Truman's and Joseph Stalin's...
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Episode 7: Gross Domestic Product

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
We know that businesses can make a profit and improve their worth, but can a nation do the same? Scholars investigate the Gross Domestic Product in the seventh video lesson of a 10-part economic series. They analyze how a nation creates...