Business/Technology

Understanding How Stuff Works: Computers (2004)

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Compares the computer with the abacus, traces the invention of computers throughout the decades, identifies the main parts of the computer, meets the creator of the mouse, and speculates about the future uses of computers.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:10
Understanding How Stuff Works: Computers

Stash That Cash: Budgeting (Saving and Investing for Teens) (2006)

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A teen with a job faces all kinds of decisions about how to use that paycheck: go out to dinner or save for a car? A new iPod or college tuition? Spring break at the beach or a long-term investment? Program introduces the concepts of money management and financial planning for the future in a fun, easy-to-understand manner.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:21
Stash That Cash: Budgeting (Saving and Investing for Teens)

Connect the Dots: How School Skills Become Work Skills (2006)

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Students often ask why they need to learn things that seem irrelevant to their futures in the workplace. This program helps answer that question by exploring the connection between what one learns in school and what employees do at work.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
00:16
Connect the Dots: How School Skills Become Work Skills

What's the Economy for, Anyway? (2009)

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Ecological economist Dave Batker presents a humorous, edgy, factual, timely and highly-visual monologue about the American economy today, challenging the ways we measure economic success - especially the Gross Domestic Product - and offering an answer to the question: What's the Economy For, Anyway?

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
00:40
What's the Economy for, Anyway?

Sidibaba

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In Sidibaba, players take on the role of Sidibaba and his friends who are searching for hidden treasure in a cave.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Business/Technology
Play Time: 
45 min.
Sidibaba

China Blue (2005)

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Examines the conditions of a factory in Shaxi, China, where mostly young women workers produce blue jeans for the western market in the age of globalization. Illuminates the economic pressures applied by Western companies and their human consequences. China Blue takes a look behind the closed factory gates and gives the anonymous workers a face.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:28
China Blue

Freakonomics The Movie (2011)

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Freakonomics is the highly anticipated film version of the phenomenally best-selling book about incentives-based thinking by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. The film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies, bringing together a dream team of filmmakers responsible for some of the most acclaimed and entertaining documentaries in recent years.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:33
Freakonomics The Movie

Frontline: Cyber War! (2004)

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The Slammer hit on Super Bowl Sunday. Nimda struck one week after 9/11. Code Red had ripped through the system that summer. Moonlight Maze moved from the Russian Academy of Science and into the U.S. Department of Defense. A new form of warfare has broken out and the battleground is cyberspace.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:00
Frontline: Cyber War!

The New Age of Walmart: Go Back Inside the Controversial Powerhouse (2009)

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CNBC's David Faber takes you back inside the biggest company in the world for an all-new, unprecedented look at the retailer. ...Since CNBC first took viewers inside the controversial powerhouse, Walmart has encountered an onslaught of lawsuits, intense criticism and a plummeting stock price, resulting in a time of tumultuous change and re-invention for the company.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
01:05
The New Age of Walmart: Go Back Inside the Controversial Powerhouse

On Your Own: Independent Living Skills (2010)

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Help young adults jump out of the family nest with this practical six-part series! Quick and to the point, each video, focuses on a key area of independent living.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Length: 
02:30
On Your Own: Independent Living Skills

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