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50 States Part 1

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In this 3rd through 5th grade video, students travel virtually to 25 different states from Alabama to Missouri. While on their journey students explore geography, learn state capitals and interesting facts along the way. Movements are unique and incorporate highlights from each state such as surfing in California. This lesson incorporates social studies skills with psychomotor skills. 

The White House: Inside Story | Kid's State Dinner

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Learn about the official Kid's State Dinner, an event that brings children with healthy recipes from around the country together at the White House to meet the First Lady and the President of the United States. 

Rappelling - Valley of Fire | Outdoor Nevada

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Students will take a virtual walking tour through Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. The sandstone give the park its name because the rock appears to be on fire when the sun’s rays reflect on them. Students will write a creative writing piece about how the rock got its fire red color.

Ernie Davis

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Ernie Davis grew up in Elmira playing football. In 1958, he became a running back for Syracuse University where he excelled. Davis was selected as MVP in 1960 for the vital role he played in the Cotton Bowl. In 1961, he became the first African American to receive the Heisman Trophy. By 1962, Davis was drafted into the NFL. However, soon after he was diagnosed with leukemia and as a result never played a professional game. Ernie Davis died at the age of 23 but his legacy lives on.

Jack Sharkey

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Joseph Paul Zukauskas was born in Binghamton, NY in 1902. His Lithuanian heritage, and a nearly unpronounceable name, often cast him as an outsider and he learned to cope by developing a quick wit and even quicker fists.

Watkins Glen Grand Prix

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Cameron Argetsinger had a vision of European style car racing in the heart of Schuyler County after WWII. In October of 1948 the very first grand prix ran the streets and over the next five years it drew large crowds. When the first tragic accident happened the races were moved to a permanent raceway that was opened in 1956. Today, over 60 years later, Watkins Glen International remains an important pit stop along the NASCAR circuit.

Water Pollution Investigation

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Water pollution is the contamination of water resources by harmful wastes or toxins. This type of pollution can be dangerous to animals and plant populations in and around lakes, rivers, polluted groundwater areas or oceans, and can pose major problems for humans as well. Explore the detrimental effects of plastic waste pollution on the San Francisco Bay—specifically, mercury contamination, with this resource group from QUEST.

Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation | Part 5

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One of the first buildings built at the fort was the “guard house.” This was similar to a jail and was for soldiers who broke the rules. Minor offenses were punishable by hard labor, while the guard house was for perpetrators of major crimes.  The types of crimes provide a window into fort life.

Indian Police | Medicine Woman

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Joseph La Fleche recognized in 1856 that the flood of alcohol coming onto the reservation would have a terrible effect on his people. He banned liquor and even started the first Native American Police force to try to stem the flood.

History of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) | Move to Include

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990. The ADA has made a great impact in the lives of people with disabilities. The accommodations have increased inclusion and accessibility in the community and help everyone. At the Museum of disAbility History in Buffalo, New York we meet staff members Israel Cruz & Doug Platt to discuss the outcomes.

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May 10, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about Summer health, a name change for Boy Scouts, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Central American asylum seekers, science fighting food-borne illnesses, NASA's Mars InSight launch, the Golden Gate Bridge restoration, the Kentucky Derby, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an FYI segment.

A World Away

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Middle school students from across Maryland spend a week at Camp North Bay to build self-confidence and learn ways that they can take good risks to make a difference in our environment. Students have opportunities to discover and identify different types of wildlife in the area, ride a 500 foot long zip line, and learn meaningful lessons about positively interacting with each other and with nature.

Indian Pride, Health: Part 2

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 Dr. Charles Grim, Director of Indian Health Services in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, discusses the history of the Indian Health Services department and American Indian health care, including traditional practices, diabetes, and tele-medicine.

Going to College: Inclusion in Higher Education | Move to Include

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There are college options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These programs connect students to the community and larger world. The continued education increases learning and skill building, social contact and better job opportunities for students. Professor Martha Mock from the University of Rochester Institute for Innovative Transition and one of the students are featured. Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

Transitions to Independent Living | Move to Include

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There are options for people with intellectual disabilities to live on their own. Assisted living programs help connect adults to housing in the community and assist them in skill building to promote independence. Cori Piels describes her transition and goals for living on her own. Professor Martha Mock, Director of Institute for Innovative Transitions at the University of Rochester, discusses opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently.

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