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Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Used with the PBS film The Armenian Genocide (Two Cats Productions), the eight lessons in this collection teach high schoolers about the Armenian Genocide. Students use primary and secondary sources to research the history of the Ottoman...
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The Hidden Worlds within Natural History Museums

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Behind the closed doors of natural history museums lies a hidden world of scientific research and discovery that goes unseen for visitors. Follow along as this short video explores different scientific mysteries that have been solved...
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The American Museum of Natural History: A Virtual Field Trip with Brian Selznick

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Author Brian Selznick takes scholars on a virtual field trip to New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Three stops to the Hall of North American Mammals, Mosquito Model, and Hall of Meteorites showcase prominent dioramas and...
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The Day the Mesozoic Died

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
A dynamic, three-part feature explores what caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period. Computer animations, interviews, and on-site footage from around the world divulge evidence that it was the K-T...
17:39
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Introduction to Evolution and Natural Selection

For Students 10th - 12th
The evidence for natural selection is presented as a random variation of a characteristic allowing a particular strain of organism to survive with a higher probability of successful reproduction. Population change over a short period of...
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Darwin and Natural Selection: Crash Course History of Science #22

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin studied many species, but he also hindered their continued study by eating his specimens. Like many sailors, he enjoyed the taste of the Galapagos tortoise so much for many years that no ship made it all the way back to...
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Eugenics and Francis Galton: Crash Course History of Science #23

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Viewers l earn about the rise and fall of social Darwinism, eugenics, and flawed science during the 23rd episode of the Crash Course History of Science video series. The video covers if awesomeness is hereditary, the invention of birth...
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What is Natural Selection?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Examine exactly what is meant by natural selection, as well as how it works in nature and through the assistance of humans. Presented with fun graphics and simple narration, the complex topic of natural selection is clearly explained in...
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The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Water is essential to life on earth. How is it then, that people can survive in desert regions with very limited access to fresh water? Through ingenious architecture and engineering, communities in India's Golden Desert have been able...
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Natural Selection and the Evolution of Darwin's Finches

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Darwin explained the connection between species of finches 150 years before scientists understood DNA. Technology and progressing science proved he was right, yet many struggle to understand how natural selection happens. Scholars use...
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Global History and Geography Examination: January 2011

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Using primary and secondary sources—including classics such as the Communist Manifesto—class members consider the effects of these ideas on the course of history. Another essay prompt explores geography and history, while multiple-choice...
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Evolution by Natural Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce the topic of evolution and natural selection with visuals, vocabulary, and historical perspective. Budding biologists can examine the evidence on their own by going through the presentation, or the teacher can present to the...
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Debate: Natural Resources- Which Are Most Valuable to the State

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Class members are each assigned a state's natural resource to research. In pairs, they engage in silent debates: they pass a paper back and forth, writing a line on each turn about why their resource is most important. At the end,...
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Natural Selection of Lactose Tolerance

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Different regions of the world have greatly varying rates of lactose tolerance. Learn why this mutation spreads in some populations and not others with an educational video. Viewers consider the relationship with natural selection in...
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Black History Rap

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students write a rap or hip-hop lyric about the life of a famous Black American. They explore famous Black Americans in history and explore how the rap form compares to other forms of poetic expression.
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Disasters (Natural & Man-made)

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students chose a natural or man-made disaster, such as a tornado or an oil spill, to research using the assigned web sites. They choose a presentation type from a list which includes poetry, radio broadcasts, and safety brochures, to...
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Black History Month Project: A Dinner Party

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
What would Frederick Douglass say to Martin Luther King, Jr. if he had the chance? Would Harriet Tubman have any comments for Rosa Parks if they sat across the table from each other? Pupils bring history to life by researching famous...
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History of Life on Earth

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Cleopatra lived closer to the first moon landing than the building of the pyramids at Giza. If your pupils are struggling to understand the timeline of the 4.6-billion-year history of the Earth, a lesson about the Geologic Time Scale is...
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Ancient China: Introduction, Map

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
What a great resource for introducing your youngsters to the world of ancient China and the earliest stages of its timeline. Included are creative ideas for organizing your room, as well as an engaging lesson, anticipatory set, and map...
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Why Is Blue so Rare in Nature?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Why so blue? As it turns out, very few things in nature only reflect blue light! A short video from a comprehensive science playlist highlights the beautiful blues of butterflies, birds, and human eyes. The narrator shows how adaptations...
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By Air, Land, or Sea: The Formation and Location of Our Natural Resources

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Coal forms from the ancient remains of plants that were alive on Earth before the dinosaurs! Scholars use their t-charts from the previous lesson over resources and research to determine if their information is correct. Through analysis...
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History of Evolutionary Thought

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace jointly created the theory of evolution by natural selection. The video explains the scientists that came before and after this pivotal moment. Many still debate why we often forget about Wallace...
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The Medieval Islamicate World: Crash Course History of Science #7

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The Medieval Islamicate World was truly a world of wonders! Clocks with gears, armillary spheres ... and robots that played music? Journey to ancient Baghdad, the center of science and math with the seventh video in a History of Science...
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Biomedicine: Crash Course History of Science #34

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Track biomedicine advances from the early 1800s to today! Young scholars learn about groundbreaking discoveries in medicine throughout history in the 34th installment of a larger Crash Course History of Science series. The lesson...

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