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Ancient Egypt | What Everyday Life Was Actually Like Video
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Thomas Jefferson - Author of The Declaration of Indepence & 3rd U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO Video
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Three-Dimensional Coordinates and the Right-Hand Rule Video
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Using Drama to Address Social Justice Issues in School and the Community

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
Artists, musicians, and dramatists have long been the leaders in the quest for social justice. To gain an understanding of the power of the arts to address social issues, class members listen to a reading of Drew Daywalt's The Day the...
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This Just in! Nile Network News Update

For Teachers K - 12th
Have your young reporters research contributions of the ancient Egyptians, draft scripts, and broadcast their stories live on the Nile Network News. Depending on class size and age, topics may be brainstormed or assigned. The detailed...
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Getting the Word Out

For Teachers 4th - 12th
An appropriate way to celebrate and conclude the construction of a rain garden is to share it with the community. Small groups collaborate to design an outreach product such as a PowerPoint presentation, brochure, or poster, to draw...
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Webquest: Eradicating Guinea Worm Disease in Ghana

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners examine the impact of Guinea Worm Disease. In this world issues lesson, students take on the roles of Peace Corps Volunteers. Learners will apply their knowledge of the Guinea worm life cycle to create a plan for eradicating the...
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Reporting on the 1920s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Use this roaring 1920s history lesson to have young writers research primary and secondary sources. They use their research to examine the events or famous public figures of the time period. Next, they imagine they're in the 1920s and...
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Women of Substance ~ Broadcasting Their Stories

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research the Boston Women's Memorial. Showing their fifth grade buddies around the memorial, they examine the lives of Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatley and Lucy Stone. They create scripts for a public service announcement while...
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Does My hair Disrupt Your Learning?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students use the internet to research ways to save and earn money. They interview bankers and financial counselors to discover different types of investments. Students create public service announcements to inform their classmates of...
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Understanding the Basics of Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Commercial breaks are a time to get up, stretch, and get a snack—but not so fast! Those advertisements are full of rhetorical devices, persuasive arguments, and media messages. Instead of fast-forwarding through the commercials this...
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City Government: Omaha, Nebraska

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the function of local government. In this local government lesson, students discover how local government functions. Students participate in activities that require them to balance a city budget and provide services for...
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Persuasive Techniques in Advertising

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Help your 21st century learners develop their media smarts with this resource that has them examine the persuasive techniques advertisers use to influence specific demographics and then to use these techniques to craft their own ads.
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The State of the Union Address

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Introduce your future voters to the annual State of the Union Address. The day after the speech airs on television, use the activity from PBS to discuss the elements of a successful speech. Not only do they get to become better-informed...
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Observing the Universe

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Galileo is often credited as the inventor of telescopes, but he was just the first to use one to study the night sky. The last installment in a series of five about the Big Bang Theory looks at how scientists explore our universe. Groups...
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Tablets vs. Textbooks

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Learners decide if tablets should replace textbooks in K-12 schools. They watch four pro and con videos and discover the history of the tablets-versus-textbooks debate. As a bonus, the resource allows them to submit their own comments...
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The Inauguration and the Constitution

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students examine the U.S. Constitution to learn about the requirements for presidential inaugurations. In this inauguration lesson, students access the text of the Constitution online and watch video segments of an inauguration. Students...
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The Elements

For Teachers 5th - 12th
An attractive handout displays the periodic table of elements in full color. Each group has its own color, and each element is represented by its name, chemical symbol, atomic number, and atomic weight. What makes this periodic table...
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Tree Branch Poems: Exploring Endangered Species Around the Globe

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Pupils read stories and collect facts about endangered species around the globe, and create original Cinquain poems and illustrations.
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Tent City

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Viewing Tent City launches a study of the frame story and how authors use this format to draw attention to their theme. The richly detailed plan from Futurestates Community Classroom includes pre-viewing activities, discussion questions,...
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Reaching New Heights

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students explore the relationship between two variables. Students measure their arm span and height. They gather this class data to design a scatter plot. Students interpret the meaning of individual coordinates and the overall graph....
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The Future of Reproduction

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
A viewing of Silver Sling begins a consideration of the issues related to and the need for surrogate mothers. Class members then compare the stance of the film to that of the article, “Surrogate Mothers: Womb for Rent.” Richly detailed...
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Video Games and Social Control

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Can technology can be addictive? After viewing a short video called "Play," class members consider this questions, gather data on types and amount of time people spend on various technology, and draw conclusions from the information...
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Budgeting - It's for Everyone

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Budgeting, personal finance, and real life math skills are all addressed in this financial literacy lesson. Your class watches "Money Smarts" then participate in classroom activities that require them to make budgets based on the...
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Droopy Flowers

For Teachers K - 1st
Students examine different flowers and then create paper flowers by pasting pre-made petals on stems. Once they are finished, they sort them acording to color, size, etc.
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Tia and Marco

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed Standards
The documentary film, Tia and Marco, is used to stimulate a conversation about illegal immigration, stereotyping, and prejudice. The point of view of the film and the exercises is that empathy is the key to combating discrimination....
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Plastic Bag

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students view a film about a plastic bag to analyze the scope of disposal issues on the environment. In this environmental concerns lesson, students watch the film and investigate predictions related to the movie and the FUTURESTATES...