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The Power of Expression | Girls on the Wall Film Module

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This module takes a look at a drama therapy program at a juvenile detention center for girls in Illinois. Viewers watch as the girls struggle to make sense of their own stories and how they can be used collectively to tell a transformative narrative.

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.

How Does a Computer Diagnose Cancer?

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Discover how strides in artificial intelligence assist doctors with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 12, 2015.

The Rise of Social Networking

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In this video segment from FRONTLINE: "Digital Nation," teens talk about why they use social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook.

Doctors Need Cheaper, Faster Ways to Detect Ebola Virus

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See what is being done to update diagnostic tests used in the fight against Ebola with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 5, 2015.

Are There Internet Dialects? | PBS Idea Channel

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We consider ourselves natives of Internetland, which has made us wonder if there's such a thing as an internet dialect. Is there a common way of communicating through word choice, vocabulary, and how these words are arranged and used? So what is Standard Internet Speak? Acronyms, emoticons, and hashtags? Purposeful misspellings and abbreviations? 

The Doctor Will See You Now… Online

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Find out how technology is changing the way doctors see patients with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from July 13, 2015.

Ebola Outbreak in Africa Claims Nearly 900 Lives

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Four African nations are fighting to contain the largest outbreak in history of Ebola, a virus with no cure. Update your students with the latest on the health crisis with this PBS NewsHour video and educational materials from August 5th, 2014.

Polio Outbreak in Syria

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on October 30th, 2013.

Ten cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria -- the first appearance of the disease in the country since 1999. PBS NewsHour explores how the outbreak adds to the challenge of the humanitarian crisis and how the ongoing war has caused the destruction of the nation's medical infrastructure.

There's No Such Thing As Offline?!? | PBS Idea Channel

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From Facebook to bank accounts, you always have some sort of online presence, whether you're actively engaging in front of a screen or not. Because of this we may need to re-evaluate the very word online.

Nasal Spray May Be Lifesaver for Snake Bite Victims

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Snakes! Show your students how applied science works with this PBS NewsHour story on treating snake bites from June 19, 2014. Although snake bites are rarely fatal in the United States, every year about 100,000 people die worldwide after being bitten by venomous snakes. A California doctor has developed a nasal spray treatment that halts paralysis before they reach a hospital.

Mourners Remember Victims Following Orlando Tragedy | PBS NewsHour

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Learn how mourners are remembering the victims following the Orlando tragedy with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 13, 2016.

Welcome to Canada | Global Oneness Project

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Students watch a 19-minute documentary that tells the story of Mohammed Alsaleh, a young Syrian refugee granted asylum in Canada in 2014, who is now counseling newly arrived refugees.

In this lesson, students explore through classroom discussions the themes of cultural displacement, human rights, and resilience. Reflective writing prompts are also included for students to demonstrate their understanding of the story.

Beyond Hatred: The Role of Tolerance in a Democratic Society

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In this clip associated with the Beyond Hatred lesson plan, François's sister narrates what happened when François was killed over a long shot of the park where he was murdered.