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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.

Waste Deep

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Enhance your health, science, and environmental studies curriculum with this video which features a landfill in South Jersey and examines the state of food waste in America today. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Making Mountains Out of Landfills: Telling a Visual Story of Waste," to prepare students to visually track and document different kinds of trash in their community.

 

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

iFarm

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Support your STEM and Social Studies curriculum with this video that profiles a California pistachio farmer who developed an iPad app to improve irrigation. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Old MacDonald Had an iPad: Tracing Technological Innovations in Agriculture," to have students research historical and contemporary agricultural innovations.

 

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.

Nascar Goes Green

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Discover how NASCAR has joined the environmental initiative and lowered their energy consumption. Analyze the cost and benefits of companies which have joined the green initiative. Teachers can use the accompanying lesson plan, "A Piece of the Energy Pie: Evaluating Incentives for Going Green," to have students conduct a cost-benefit analysis of green businesses.

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

Clamming

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Support your Health, Civics, and Science curriculum with this video that profiles a Long Island clammer who specializes in local distribution. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "The Edible Backyard: Discovering Food Traditions and Sources in Your Community," to have students embark on community-focused research projects to create a multimedia classroom exhibit around the theme of “Eating Local.”

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.

A Peep for All Seasons

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Support your Economics or History curriculum with this video that introduces students to Just Born, a candy manufacturer in Pennsylvania that is adapting its seasonal business model to changing times. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "‘Tis the Season: Examining the Challenges of Seasonal Manufacturing in the American Economy," to have students interview local merchants, employers, workers, or community members to examine the role of and challenges to local seasonal industries in the American economy.

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