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English Language Arts: Get Lit and the Power of Poetry

Posted on March 23, 2023

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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Social Studies: Arab Indianapolis: A Hidden History

Posted on March 23, 2023

Learn about the origins of the Arab American community and its contributions to U.S. society and culture. Uncovering the “hidden history” of Arabs in one city, students utilize video and supporting materials to understand the overall impact of Arab Americans on U.S. civil society, the military, politics, and food from 1880 until present. Continue »

 

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Science: The Role of Antarctic Krill Poop in the Ecosystem

Posted on March 23, 2023

Learn about the important role that Antarctic krill poop plays in the Southern Ocean in this video from NOVA: Secrets in the Scat. Use this resource to illustrate the cycling of matter between Earth’s systems and within a food web. Continue »

 

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Math: Hindu-Arabic Numerals and Algebra

Posted on March 23, 2023

Learn where today’s widely used number system and basic math functions came from in this video from NOVA: Zero to Infinity. Use this resource to illustrate an example of the contributions of diverse cultures to the mathematics systems we use today. Continue »

 

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World Languages: Folk Music of Hispanic New Mexico

Posted on March 23, 2023

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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Health & PE: How Should Schools Educate Teens about Drugs?

Posted on March 23, 2023

D.A.R.E. stands for drug abuse resistance education and is a program that was implemented in schools since the 80’s to prevent youth from doing drugs. The program was widely accepted by schools all over the country, but scientists found it wasn’t really effective. Fast forward to present day and D.A.R.E is still around… sort of. […] Continue »