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General Mills Announces No More GMOs In Original Cheerios

General Mills Announces No More GMOs In Original Cheerios

January 03, 2014

Mars Rover Finds Traces of Ancient Life-Friendly Lake

Mars Rover Finds Traces of Ancient Life-Friendly Lake

December 10, 2013

Archaeologists Discover Viking Parliament Under Parking Lot

Archaeologists Discover Viking Parliament Under Parking Lot

October 26, 2013

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Gives Hope to Others

Baby 'Cured' of HIV Gives Hope to Others

October 24, 2013

Laser Experiment Makes Step Toward Fusion Power

Laser Experiment Makes Step Toward Fusion Power

October 08, 2013

A Government Shutdown History Lesson

A Government Shutdown History Lesson

October 01, 2013

Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

Cycling Antibiotics Could Fight Resistant Bacteria

September 26, 2013

Study: Earth Will Be Uninhabitable in 1.75 Billion Years

Study: Earth Will Be Uninhabitable in 1.75 Billion Years

September 19, 2013

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

L.A. School District to Monitor Students on Social Media

August 31, 2013

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I'm Just a (Health Care Reform) Bill

I'm Just a (Health Care Reform) Bill

I would use this video as an introduction for a debate on health care and government involvement. The lesson is just a starter to begin the research needed to hold a debate on health care....

Grades: 11 12

Date: November 21, 2009

Subject: U.S.

Swiss Move to Ban Minarets

Swiss Move to Ban Minarets

The topic of this video and lesson addresses the recent Swiss referendum to ban building minarets. (Minarets are the towers built on Islamic Mosques.) ...

Grades: 11

Date: December 03, 2009

Subject: social studies

Afghanistan In-and-Out

Afghanistan In-and-Out

This would be a great video to use as a lead in to discussions over government or current events. This lesson talks about how the decision is in. After months of meetings and debate, President Barack Obama declared in a speech Tuesday he would be d...

Grades: 9 10 11 12

Date: December 03, 2009

Subject: world

Disney's First African-American Princess

Disney's First African-American Princess

This video would be great for a lesson during Black History Month and/or after other conversations about culture and race. The class can discuss the pros and cons of choosing an African-American princess, and what that might mean to different groups ...

Grades: 4 5

Date: December 11, 2009

Subject: entertainment

Dubai Unveils Tallest Building in the World

Dubai Unveils Tallest Building in the World

This video describes the unveiling of the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, or The Dubai Tower. While the video goes into detail about the economic repercussions both positive and negative of the building, my third grade class would focus ...

Grades: 3

Date: January 05, 2010

Subject: world

Google and China Face Off

Google and China Face Off

This video makes a great lead into discussions about the appropriateness of Internet Censorship. This video provides multiple sources, which state how Google is responding to the Chinese Government's demand for censorship. It is not a discussion of ...

Grades: 12

Date: January 13, 2010

Subject: technology

Aid on the Way to Haiti

Aid on the Way to Haiti

This video discusses how world and U.S. agencies are headed to Haiti to bring aid and assess the extent of the damage. This is the worst earthquake experienced in the Caribbean for over 200 years. It is not a discussion of whether or not we should ...

Grades: 7 8 9

Date: January 14, 2010

Subject: world

MLK Day:  A Look At Race in America

MLK Day: A Look At Race in America

This brief news clip offers a taste of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech and then provides some of the public's opinions on what racial inequality looks like today in America compared to what it did in 1963 when MLK Jr. delivered his speech. Th...

Grades: 5 6 7 8

Date: January 19, 2010

Subject: social studies

Study Finds More Wives Out-Earn Husbands

Study Finds More Wives Out-Earn Husbands

This video provides information that can stimulate discussion on inequalities of pay between the genders. This video references to findings that women are out earning men, but also alludes to a history of inequality of payment, the existence of "male...

Grades: 11

Date: January 21, 2010

Subject: social studies

Islands Get That Sinking Feeling?

Islands Get That Sinking Feeling?

This video makes a great lead in to discussions about Global Warming and its far-reaching cultural as well as environmental impact. Will also spark discussions about the world's declining cultural diversity. ...

Grades: 4 5

Date: January 24, 2010

Subject: environment

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