Social Studies

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Points of Origin

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This animation from KET illustrates how an origin is used for positive and negative measurement along a straight line and on a flat plane. It also shows how an origin, latitude, and longitude identify locations on Earth and explores how measuring temperature differs from measuring height or weight.

The History of Food | Think Garden

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This video from KET’s Think Garden collection provides a brief history of cultivated food. Take a trip through the woods as a hunter-gatherer foraging for edible foods; see how Native Americans used companion crops like the Three Sisters and why corn, beans and squash work so well together; and get a closer look at where the tomato, once thought to be poisonous, got its start.

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

The Product in Produce | Think Garden

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This video from KET’s Think Garden collection illustrates how gardening is a a way of life for many people. Follow students visiting Oxmoor Farm as they learn about the business of agriculture by planting, harvesting, cooking, and eating fresh produce. Learn about all the products that are connected to gardening, from seeds and plants to fresh fruits and vegetables to compost. Finally, learn more about the growing business of organic gardening.

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