Social Studies

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Timestreams

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Timestreams features separate decks of cards from rival ages: the Stone Age, the Medieval Age, the Modern Age, and Future Technology.

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Middle
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Social Studies
Play Time: 
60 min.
Timestreams

Global Science & Technology Issues (2004)

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"Global Issues for Students" provides an in-depth analysis of current world problems. We have entered a new era of globalization - a level of interconnection unprecedented in world history.

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High
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00:23
Global Science & Technology Issues

The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence has been around through every stage of American History and its journey is followed through pivotal points in U.S.

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Elementary
Middle
Length: 
00:30
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence

1984: New Classic Edition (Unabridged)

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Blackstone Audio presents a new recording of this dramatically popular book.

George Orwell depicts a gray, totalitarian world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, including the Thought Police - a world in which news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live tepid lives by rote.

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1090L
Length: 
22:46
1984: New Classic Edition (Unabridged)

Ancient Roman Technology

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To this day, the Romans are admired for their technological know-how and massive, well-designed public works projects. Learn how the Romans ensured a clean water supply for their cities, used volcanic ash to make long-lasting concrete, created the world's first professional army, and much more. Photographs of structures that are standing to this day help demonstrate the ingenuity of Roman engineers and the skill of Roman workers.

Ancient Roman Technology

Mill Times (2001)

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Mill Times is based on the popular and widely-acclaimed book, Mill, by author-illustrator David Macaulay. Mill Times continues the unique live action/animation format of the previous Macaulay specials.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
01:00
Mill Times

Drones in My Backyard (2013)

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DRONES IN MY BACKYARD is a funny and scary video mash-up about the coming of aerial drones to the United States.

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Middle
High
Length: 
00:13
Drones in My Backyard

Career Connections | Bookkeeping and Accounting

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Meet an accounting business owner and find out how she uses her degree, skills and technology to solve problems and serve needs for both businesses and individual clients.

Career Connections | Supply Chain Manager

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Meet a warehouse manager who explains how he uses supply chain computer technology to monitor inbound and outbound products in his rewarding job in a large, 24/7, warehouse operation.

Is Piracy Helping Game of Thrones? | PBS Idea Channel

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If you're like us, you love watching Game of Thrones, but you may not have cable. In this case, how are we watching this amazing show on HBO, which is stuck behind a pay wall? A huge number of viewers are downloading the show illegally. But, despite being the most pirated show of 2012, the Game of Thrones DVDs are top sellers, breaking HBO's own sales records! Could it be that piracy is actually helping the show? 

Art in the Era of the Internet | Off Book

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The Internet has created connections between people across the planet. In this episode, we take a look at the impact of this new interconnectivity on the art world. Traditional funding models are dissolving, new forms of expressing ownership have arisen to accommodate for remix culture, and artists are finding ways to connect physical art experiences and traditions to the Internet. In the digital era, the experience of art from the perspective of the artist and the art audience is shifting rapidly, and bringing more people into the creative process.

How Is Technology Changing TV Narrative? | PBS Idea Channel

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Watching our favorite TV shows is one of the most fundamental ways we entertain ourselves. For most of TV history, these stories were simple and episodic: you could watch one episode when it aired, and it was a self-contained story. However, now that we have the ability to find the whole back- catalogue of a show online, is it changing the way TV show are created? Not only can people catch up without waiting for a DVD release, but entire seasons are also released and consumed in a single weekend. How might that be changing the types of stories we're being told?

Is YouTube Making Us Smarter? | PBS Idea Channel

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Did you know there's a place where you can learn just about anything you'd like? It's true! It's called YouTube! Sure, YouTube has hundreds of thousands of hours of deliciously time-wasting content, but it's much more than just a black hole of pet videos and funny clips. If you know where to go, YouTube has some of the best educational content on the planet! Although watching Kahn Academy all day might be a bit dry, the creativity of YouTube creators has allowed "education" to be transformed in a variety of amazing and engaging ways. YouTube probably won't replace schools anytime soon, but it's a pretty awesome alternative. 

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | The Decline of Railroads and Streetcars

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Discover how the building and use of railroads declined due to the popularity of automobiles and trucks. One effect was the development of regional and short line railroads that served smaller communities. Several larger cities used local electric streetcars until the automobiles took over.

Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Air | Road Improvement

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Learn how by the 1910s, state government began making an effort to improve roads by financially aiding counties, and the federal government began assisting with funding. The economic hardships of the 1930s meant less funds, but the state authorized the state patrol and began issuing drivers' licenses.

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