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Antibiotics (2005)

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Perfect for high school science and social studies classes, this 13-part series includes interviews with leading experts and shows students how to analyze facts before forming opinions.

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00:24
Antibiotics

Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

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Parents and middle schoolers face a challenging task together—navigating the new pressures kids face as they tackle the academics and social transitions of middle school.

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Middle
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00:25
Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America (2004)

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In 1906 in America it was first discovered that humans could transmit typhoid fever. This is a dramatization of the outbreak and a profile of Irish cook Mary Mallon, known as 'Typhoid Mary'. Quarantined against her will, the story reveals the newfound power of health officials to protect the masses, often at the expense of personal liberties

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01:00
Typhoid Mary: The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures (2003)

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What can we learn from other cultures about food and nutrition? Some countries share our love for food yet manage to avoid our epidemic of obesity. How do they do it? By studying how other cultures eat, we can gain some useful (and tasty) ideas to adapt to our own needs.

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Elementary
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00:22
Global Eating: Learning From Other Cultures

Food: A Multicultural Feast (1998)

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One result of increased global trade and travel is that we all have multi-cultural stomachs. This video examines the multi-cultural origins of many foods and unearths a few surprises. Viewers learn chili isn't Mexican, spaghetti and meatballs is uniquely American, chop suey doesn't exist in China, and sauerkraut was a Chinese invention.

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Elementary
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00:20
Food: A Multicultural Feast

What's on Your Plate? (2009)

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What's On Your Plate? is a witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multiracial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain.

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Primary
Elementary
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01:16
What's on Your Plate?

In Organic We Trust

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We can no longer stomach our food system. 78% of Americans eat some organic food, mostly because they think it's healthier. But is it everything it's cracked up to be?

This film examines the shortcomings of the certified organic industry. What does "certified organic" mean? Is organic food really better for us?

Our broken food system is harming human health, the environment, and our communities. "In Organic We Trust" looks beyond organic for real solutions.

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Middle
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01:21
In Organic We Trust

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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30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

Island of Warriors

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Learn about the disproportionately high numbers of American Pacific Islanders serving in the United States' military from the island of Guam, along with the healthcare issues they face, in this video from the Center for Asian American Media. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

AIDS: 30 Years Later

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This video introduces viewers to a Tanzanian teen who dances to educate her peers about HIV/AIDS.

A Place in the Middle

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Learn about the native Hawaiian approach to gender diversity, the power of cultural heritage, and the true meaning of aloha – love, honor and respect for all – in this short film about an eleven year-old girl who dreams of leading the all-male hula troupe at her school in Honolulu. She's fortunate that her teacher understands the traditional Hawaiian embrace of māhū - those who are “in the middle” between male and female. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is what's inside a person's heart and mind. For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Classroom Discussion Guide.

Adopting Sustainable Food Practices

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This video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College looks at how the traditional subsistence practices of indigenous people were once sustainable, unlike today's lifestyles. Most foods are now produced and transported using methods that can damage the environment and contribute to climate change.

Hot Jobs: Investigate Illness as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist | Science Matters

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How do you track a disease? How do you determine if a blood sample contains a virus or a bacteria that could make millions of people sick? What type of information would you need to know to stop a disease from spreading?  Watch this Science Matters video to learn more about Clinical Laboratory Science and see if being an “illness investigator” is the right career path for you.

Scientists Develop Ebola-fighting Robots

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Dive into the technology scientists are developing to fight viruses with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from March 26, 2015.

Ebola in the News | Second Ebola Diagnosis Shows Danger for Health Workers

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During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, PBS NewsHour interviewed registered nurse Katy Roemer and history of medicine Professor Howard Markel on the dangers of Ebola for U.S. health workers.

Use this collection of news stories and resources from the PBS NewsHourto understand the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa.

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