Social Studies

My Love, Don't Cross That River (2016)

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Jin Mo-young’s film My Love, Don't Cross that River documents the final years of a South Korean couple, 89-year-old Kang Gye-Yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-Man, who have been married for 76 years. The film, which follows the couple over 15 months, explores the complex and often challenging experience of growing old and facing death.

Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:26
My Love, Don't Cross That River

One Small Step

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Lead the United States or Soviet Union Space Agency in this engine building, worker placement, race for the moon Eurogame.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
90 min.
One Small Step

Strange Fruit: A Song Born of Protest

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This video segment explores how the song Strange Fruit became one of the best known and most enduring songs of protest. In 1939, the legendary blues singer Billie Holiday performed the song as a daring criticism of the commonplace practice of the lynching of African-Americans. Civil rights groups such as the NAACP had made countless appeals, but it was Holiday’s haunting rendition that made it impossible for white Americans and lawmakers to ignore the widespread crime.

Homo Sapiens Versus Neanderthals

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Explore the origins of modern humans. Fossil evidence from Middle East caves and elsewhere has revealed some competitive advantages modern humans, known as Homo sapiens, are believed to have held over the more archaic human species, Neanderthals. For example, during the time in which the two species may have coexisted, Homo sapiens lived on high ground, from which they could survey the landscape and plan their hunting expeditions. Some scientists have theorized that the success of this strategy may have contributed to the demise of the valley-dwelling Neanderthals, who became extinct about 30,000 years ago. Adapted from NOVA.

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Hajj: Part II | Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

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Over two million Muslims from around the world travel to Mecca each year for the Islamic pilgrimage known as Hajj. How does this experience change their lives? This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly follows American Muslim Abdul Alim Mubarak as he experiences Hajj for the first time.

Geographic Features | Regents Review 2.0

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Geographic features affect how civilizations develop. These civilzations had to adapt to their environment in order to succeed. Take a trip through mountains, lakes, rivers, and forests and discover how each of these features shaped the world as we know it today.

Using a Coordinate Grid

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad have become separated on an island. In order to find each other they bring up a map on their Skwak Pads and try to compare positions using a coordinate grid and landmarks on the map.

Bios: Origins 2nd Edition

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The action starts much earlier than most Civilization games: 200,000 years ago or even earlier. One to four players represent the human subspecies extant at that time: Sapiens, Neanderthal, Denisovans, & Hobbits.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Science
Play Time: 
240 min.
Bios: Origins 2nd Edition

Exploriana

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Exploriana is an exciting game of exploration and discovery set towards the end of the 19th century. The players control the destiny of intrepid explorers setting out on expeditions to far off regions of the world.

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Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Science
Play Time: 
60 min.
Exploriana

Citizens

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Ready for a tour around the world?

If you love to travel and you like games? "CITIZENS: Play the game, See the world" is your game.

Grade Level: 
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Play Time: 
30 min.
Citizens

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