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World Language: Beauty of Jasmine

Posted on April 18, 2024

The performances in this collection were filmed at the Beauty of Jasmine Chinese Music and Dance Concert at the University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts in March of 2012. The program was presented by the Chinese Music, Dance, and Arts Program (CMDAP), led by director Hong Shao. CMDAP is an educational performing and […] Continue »

 

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Science: Phases of the Moon

Posted on April 18, 2024

Explore why the Moon has phases with this first of two interactive lessons that allows students to use simulations and models of the Earth–Sun–Moon system. The lesson includes handouts for students to complete while using multiple simulations that model how the relative positions of the Sun, the Moon, and Earth lead to the cycle of […] Continue »

 

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Social Studies: The Black Codes

Posted on April 18, 2024

Discover how Southerners resisted the rights granted to African Americans in the years following the Civil War. In November 1865, the government that President Andrew Johnson had set up in Mississippi passed a set of oppressive laws that only applied to African Americans known as the Black Codes. Other Southern states quickly followed suit. The […] Continue »

 

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Arts: Making Models with a Purpose

Posted on April 18, 2024

Students will investigate the work of Cuban artist Leandro Gómez Quintero. A former teacher of history and philosophy, he uses cardboard and refuse found on local streets and beaches to create small-scale models of the vintage cars and trucks in his remote city of Baracoa. Students will understand that the process of making art can […] Continue »

 

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Health & PE: Relish

Posted on April 18, 2024

Relish shares stories of cultural heritage in Twin Cities communities through the universal language of food. In each episode, host Yia Vang of Union Hmong Kitchen takes viewers inside the kitchen with local chefs as they serve up an ingredient or dish that has personal and cultural meaning to them. Viewers learn about and celebrate […] Continue »

 

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Math: Ratios & Fractions

Posted on April 18, 2024

Learn how composer and ukulele artist Jake Shimabukuro uses ratios and fractions as he creates and plays music in this video from Center for Asian American Media. Continue »

 

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English Language Arts: Get Lit and the Power of Poetry

Posted on March 21, 2024

Arts education can truly be a transformative journey. Get Lit, an education non-profit dedicated to increasing teen literacy through the power of spoken word, is proud to collaborate with PBS SoCal | KCET in order to inspire creative expression, provide culturally relevant narratives, and grow social-emotional intelligence. Through the unique stories of five Get Lit […] Continue »

 

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Health & PE: How to Be a BOSS

Posted on March 21, 2024

Chatejah George, the world’s youngest Black female film studio owner, shares personal experiences and highlights the importance of goal setting, managing obstacles, and never giving up on one’s dreams. Through unwavering determination and relentless pursuit, Chatejah serves as a beacon of hope and empowerment for all. Her story serves as a powerful reminder that with […] Continue »

 

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Arts: Music Arts Toolkit

Posted on March 21, 2024

Videos in the Music Arts Toolkit collection explore the history and elements of music. Through live performances and interviews, the collection represents a wide variety of cultures, periods, and styles of music. Continue »

 

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Social Studies: A Thousand Mile Front

Posted on March 21, 2024

Learn how General George McClellan takes command of the Union Army in this excerpt from The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns. General McClellan takes command of the Union Army with an elaborate plan to destroy the Confederacy, but does nothing. Continue »

 

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World Languages: Folk Music of Hispanic New Mexico

Posted on March 21, 2024

John Donald Robb carefully recorded and transcribed over 3000 Hispano folk songs all over New Mexico and the Southwest between 1945 and 1972, the largest collection of its time. Like romantic and modernist composers before him, he looked to the songs of everyday folk to inspire and inform his own compositions. He also wanted to […] Continue »

 

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Science: Waves – Amplitude, Frequency, and Wavelength

Posted on March 21, 2024

Explore the basic characteristics of waves—amplitude, frequency, and wavelength—and see how they correspond with observations of light and sound. This gallery of interactives is adapted from the University of Utah’s ASPIRE Lab. Use this resource to develop and use models of waves. Continue »

 

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Math: Real-Life Math – Nurse

Posted on March 21, 2024

In this video, learn how mathematics—specifically, proportion, ratio, rate, and conversions—are used in the professional responsibilities of a registered nurse working on the surgical trauma floor. In the accompanying classroom activity, students take on the role of nursing teams, measuring vital signs, analyzing ratios, and calculating metric conversions. Continue »

 

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Math: Cryptology Files

Posted on November 29, 2023

Learners take on the role of cryptologists to decode clues using pre-algebraic substitution and order of operations. Can you crack the code and stop an international smuggling ring? The activity integrates geography and mathematics, and is best for grades 8 – 12. Continue »