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Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

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The classic Choose Your Own Adventure series comes to life in the narrative adventure game Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger.

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Play Time: 
60 min.
Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger

ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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The Breakout EDU kit includes everything you need to play over 350 games created for the classroom environment. The kit includes access to the new BreakoutEdu Platform to be used while using the kit.

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Primary
Elementary
Middle
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Professional
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ELA
Math
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Science
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Play Time: 
30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits

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This video features the Chinese story "The Little Rabbits" in both English and Chinese. The story has elements of the Western stories “Little Red Riding Hood” and “The Three Little Pigs.” Mama rabbit leaves her three little rabbits at home alone while she goes out. She warns her little rabbits to not open the door for anyone. A wolf overhears the mother’s warning and tries to trick the little rabbits. They aren’t fooled and outsmart the wolf.

Storytelling in China goes back more than a thousand years and plays an important role in Chinese society. It has been used as a way to preserve culture and share knowledge as stories are passed from generation to generation.

Colombian Folktale: Pastorcita

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This video features the Colombian story Pastorcita in both English and Spanish. Pastorcita has many elements that are similar to “Little Bo Peep.” Pastoricta is a shepherd girl who has lost her sheep. When she does find them, they are missing their tails. After searching, she finds their tails and sews them back on with thread and honey.

Career Connections | Promotional Events Coordinator

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A promotional events coordinator for the Cincinnati Reds talks about his work and how four years of accelerated Spanish classes in high school as well as his father's support set him apart for his exciting career.

The Tailenders

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Global Recordings Network (GRN), founded in Los Angeles in 1939, has produced audio versions of Bible stories in over 5,500 languages, and aims to record in every language on earth. They distribute the recordings, along with ultra-low-tech hand-wind players, in isolated regions and among displaced migrant workers. The Bible stories played by the missionaries are sometimes the first encounter community members have had with recorded sound, and, even more frequently, the first time they have heard their own language recorded. GRN calls their target audience "the tailenders" because they are the last to be reached by worldwide evangelism. Filmed in the Solomon Islands, Mexico, India and the United States, The Tailenders focuses on the intersection of missionary activity and global capitalism and raises questions about how meaning, carried by the simple sound of a human voice, changes as it crosses language and culture.

Lesson 4: Homestead Act Signed: The Challenges of the Plains

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The Plains were hard to live on. Many of the newcomers were used to living in villages and then walking or riding out to their fields to farm, but the Homestead Act required claimers to live on and farm the land in 160-acre plots. Loneliness was a fact of life. Settlers also had to contend, both physically and psychologically, with what to them was a wilderness. Each geographic area presented its own challenges, and the settlers learned to adapt to the environment.

Lesson 8: J. Sterling Morton

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Today, J. Sterling Morton is best known as the co-founder of Arbor Day. Living in Nebraska City, Morton carefully watched the growth of the Nebraska Territory through all its ups and downs. He did not believe Nebraska was a Great American Desert, but quite the opposite. He believed in Nebraska's agriculture, and the honorable work of farmers. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.

9/11 Memorial Honors Lives Lost Aboard Flight 93

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See how the victims of Flight 93 will be remembered from now on with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from September 10, 2015.

How ISIS Steals Oil to Stay in Power

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Hear about ISIS's multi-million dollar oil siphoning operation with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from October 18, 2015.

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