Health/Phys. Ed.

The Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer

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KSPS Public Television has joined with the Idaho Washington Aquifer Collaborative to help educate residents in the Inland Northwest about the importance of protecting their sole source of drinking water—the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.

This collection of videos provides an overview and exploration of the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie aquifer, its importance to the Inland Northwest, how it works, how it can be damaged, and simple actions residents can take to protect and preserve the water from the aquifer.

The Trauma-Informed School | You Are Not Alone

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Arnett Elementary School in Erlanger, Kentucky, is working toward a “trauma-informed” approach to students’ mental and emotional well-being. This approach emphasizes recognizing different types of trauma and responding in ways that promote healing and empowerment for the survivor. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

School Dress Codes: When Do They Go Too Far? | Above the Noise

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On social media, conversations about #Imnotadistraction are gaining popularity, and school dress codes are coming under fire from students who say these policies can be sexist and racist. But many argue strict dress codes are necessary for a safe learning environment. So, how should schools decide on dress code policies? Have your students watch the video and respond to the question in KQED Learn.

The accompanying lesson plan asks students to explore the pros and cons of dress code policies in light of the national conversation, as well as their own school. 

Mental Health: Operation Parent | You Are Not Alone

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The nonprofit group Operation Parent supports parents with services and information on a wide range of issues, from social media to vaping to mental health. Jean Schumm founded Operation Parent after feeling overwhelmed while raising her five children, and she has made it her life’s mission to use the knowledge she gained to help other parents. This segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET. Parent training videos on teens and social media, provided by Operation Parent, are also available.

Bad Behavior Online: Bullying, Trolling & Free Speech | Off Book

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The internet is a powerful tool for communication, but it can sometimes be a double-edged sword. As most of us have seen or experienced, the internet can bring out the worst behavior in people, highlighting some of the cruelest and most hurtful aspects of humanity. Issues such as bullying online and trolling have garnered a lot of attention recently, prompting questions about who does, and should, regulate the internet, and what free speech means online.

No Simple Answer | Not Broken

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Experts discuss some of the difficult feelings that teens face as they grow and some of the challenges for adults in finding ways to provide support.

This video segment is part of Not Broken, a candid and hopeful documentary about seven young people fighting to live their dreams despite their mental health challenges, produced by Arizona Public Media.

Hearing | Science Trek

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This video segment from IdahoPTV's Science Trek begins with a demonstration of how a sound is made and then shows how a sound wave is transmitted to the brain through the parts of the ear. Discover why loud sounds can be permanently harmful to your ears and how the cochlea is involved in helping you maintain your balance. Learn how people communicate when their hearing is lost.

The Brain: What's Inside Your Head | Science Trek

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This episode of Science Trek examines the anatomy and function of the different parts of the brain: the cerebrum, cerebellum, hemispheres, limbic system, neurons, spinal cord, brain stem and cortex. It emphasizes that the 3 pound brain grows into adulthood so it is important to protect it.

Using Social Networks to Prevent Suicide | You Are Not Alone

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A Kentucky school’s Sources of Strength (SOS) program uses social networks to help prevent suicide among teens and spread messages of hope and resolve. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

Mental Health: Parents and Mentors Speak Out | You Are Not Alone

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Parents and mentors of youth with mental health challenges talk about ways to support young people and find help. This segment is part of the video collection You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET. The parents and mentors were participating in a discussion group at Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky. Watch the full hour-long discussion.

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