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Egypt's Treasure Guardians | Full Program

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Meet Egypt's "treasure guardians," a group of archaeologists, scholars, conservators, and engineers working to guard national heritage, following years of political upheaval, by building a museum. To preserve its rich history and to tempt visitors back, Egypt is building the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)—the greatest Egyptian monument since the pyramids! Archaeologists across the country are opening new dig sites to find artifacts for display, with the hope that teaching the public about important historical areas will keep those places protected in the future.

New Orleans: The Water Line

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Learn how community groups and outside organizations are making it possible for one New Orleans community to rebuild.

Up the Yangtze

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Nearing completion, China's massive Three Gorges Dam is altering the landscape and the lives of people living along the fabled Yangtze River. Countless ancient villages and historic locales will be submerged, and 2 million people will lose their homes and livelihoods. The Yu family desperately seeks a reprieve by sending their 16-year-old daughter to work in the cruise ship industry that has sprung up to give tourists a last glimpse of the legendary river valley. With cinematic sweep, Up the Yangtze explores lives transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history, a hotly contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle.

Raleigh Studios | Fast Forward Launch Pad

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There are big things coming out of the little town of Senoia, Georgia—like the most popular TV show in the history of cable, for example. That’s right, it’s shot at Raleigh Studios, about an hour’s drive south of Atlanta. We go behind the scenes and talk with the experts about what it takes to create the fictional world of The Walking Dead.

Teachable Moment: Frame Rates | Fast Forward

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Different film frame rates are used for different types of entertainment. We build on our other two "Teachable Moments" from this episode with a quick explanation and overview.

Teachable Moment: Lighting | Fast Forward

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We again focus on technology, this time comparing incandescent lighting to LED lighting. This Teachable Moment explains how each works, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

E-waste into Art with Robb Godshaw | KQED Art School

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How do you make artwork that is conceptual? Artist Robb Godshaw uses technical means to move things that can’t be moved, or make visible things that aren’t normally visible. Watch as Godshaw scavenges electronic waste during an artist residency at SF Recology.

Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos here

Episode 6: I Know What You Did Last Friday | Road Trip

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We take you inside the fields and careers of culinary arts, power sports repair technology, court reporter, printing and graphics, visual communications and medical lab technology in this episode of Road Trip. Daniel and Georgia are at a conference, Principal Felicia Terrell must serve as advisor to the Callaway High Fine Arts Club: a group of 'artsy' young people who, instead of showing a video about their recent Road Trip, want to dramatize the experience in dance and song. Featured schools include: Chattahoochee Technical College, Flint River Technical College, and Southeastern Technical College. 

Human Performance Careers

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This video takes students behind the scenes to explore the STEM career field of human performance and its many applications.

Does Reality TV Affect Our View On Surveillance? | PBS Idea Channel

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The "Reality TV" genre is mega popular, a massive cultural force, even though it's not really "reality." Contrived situations and manipulated scenarios make these shows entertainment rather than documentation, but they still feature real people who are willing to have their lives recorded. As a culture, we've become accustomed to watching people, but how does that affect our ideas about being watched, especially given the recent NSA controversies?

Why Are There So Many Super Hero Movies? | PBS Idea Channel

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The past fifteen years have produced a plethora of superhero films. It's hard to even remember a time before Batman, Spiderman, and Captain America dominated the summer box office. So, are movie studios just lazy and out of ideas? Or is something else going on? Superheroes are authority figures who put their world in order. They are also the products of the culture from which they originate. So what does it say about our cultural state of affairs that we willingly consume six or more superhero flicks a year? 

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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