Math

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Shoshone Parfleche | Wyoming's Native Americans

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Students will gain an understanding of the Shoshone tribe while learning about the Shoshone Parfleche from the WyomingPBS video.

Ancient Math & Music

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Explore how Pythagoras and Plato found mathematics in music and nature in this video from NOVA: The Great Math Mystery. The ancient Greeks identified three pleasing musical intervals: an octave, a fifth, and a fourth. Pythagoras discovered that the beautiful musical relationship between the notes was also a mathematical relationship: the harmonious sounds are produced by vibrating strings with particular ratios of string length. Plato believed geometry and mathematics exist in their own ideal world and that certain shapes (now known as the Platonic solids) were associated with the classical elements from which the world was made: earth, fire, air, water, and the universe.

Career Connections | Restaurant Management

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In this video viewers will learn why having knowledge and competence in customer service, world languages, fine arts, and financial literacy are critical for a restaurant manager.

America Revealed | Gridlock

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Using this video, which examines the solutions to the problem of traffic congestion in New York City’s Times Square, teach a dynamic problem-solution lesson, "No More Traffic Jams: Identifying Gridlock Solutions in Your Community," that supports your STEM curriculum. Students explore how policy, infrastructure and technology changes can impact traffic and identify and design solutions to traffic problems in their communities.

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

America Revealed | Clear Skies

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Support your History, Geography, and Science curriculum with this video which takes a close look at how policy and technology improvements in the planning and procedure of air traffic control systems can guide the future of air transportation. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Crowded Skies: Imagining the Future of Air Transportation," to have students write proposals for improving the state of transportation in the United States.

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

America Revealed | Energy Exchange

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Support your economics and mathematics curriculum with this video that examines the factors that impact the energy markets. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Tracking Commodities: An Introduction to the Energy Markets," to introduce students to the economic concepts that drive the Mercantile Exchange and have them create infographics that examine the impact of current and historical events on oil prices.

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

Career Connections | Fiscal Analyst

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Ohio University budget director Chad Mitchell shares what a fiscal analyst does and explains how to prepare for a career in finance.

Descartes and Cartesian Coordinate System | Genius by Stephen Hawking

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Descartes discovered a lot about the dimensions of length, width, and height without leaving his room. Learn more about these three dimensions and how we use them in this excerpted clip from Genius by Stephen Hawking.

Rolling Thunder River Company | Fast Forward

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We go to McCaysville to meet a group a people who claim their jobs are better than a vacation. They’re river guides at Rolling Thunder River Company, a white water rafting company where the employees, surprisingly, still use math to do those jobs. They also use a host of certifications to ensure customer safety. Oh, and being an Eagle Scout doesn't hurt either.

Waging a Living: Living Wage v. Minimum Wage: What's the Difference?

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POV collaborated with PBS Teachers and Dr. Faith Rogow to produce a lesson plan for teachers interested in Waging a Living as a teaching tool for the high school subject areas of Economics, Civics, Life Skills, U.S. History and Business. This resource group is designed to help students get a better handle on the reality of daily expenses for an adult, and to demonstrate that what they may see as a good wage is barely adequate for some people trying to live on their own.

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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ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit

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