Social Studies

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Addicted to Plastic (2007)

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Reveals the history and worldwide scope of plastics pollution, investigates its toxicity and explores solutions. From styrofoam cups to artificial organs, plastics are perhaps the most ubiquitous and versatile material ever invented. No invention in the past 100 years has had more influence and presence than synthetics. But such progress has had a cost.

Grade Level: 
High
Professional
Length: 
01:25
Addicted to Plastic

Sharing Multicultural Traditions (2006)

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This series features Emily, a dynamic, six year old host, who leads children and adults alike through a new era of discovery utilizing her unique perspective.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:30
Sharing Multicultural Traditions

I Lost My Bear

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Losing toys is never fun, especially when it’s your favorite and no one will help you find it.

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Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:09
I Lost My Bear

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.

Grade Level: 
Middle
Length: 
00:25
Helping Your Young Teen Succeed in Middle School

Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

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Kwanzaa is a seven day festival during which time millions of families of African American descent rejoice in their ancestral values.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Length: 
00:10
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa

I Stink!

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a garbage truck? Lie through a night in the life of a New York City garbage truck in this raucous and stinky video.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Length: 
00:09
I Stink!

Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat (2003)

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Bread Where does it come from? How is it made?

Come watch a baker turn a homegrown crop of wheat into a homemade loaf to eat. Then see it all happen again at a big farm, a giant mill, and a full-scale commercial bakery.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Length: 
00:22
Bread Comes to Life: A Garden of Wheat and a Loaf to Eat

Digital Commons Network

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The Digital Commons Network brings together free, full-text scholarly articles from hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide. Curated by university librarians and their supporting institutions, the Network includes a growing collection of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, and other original scholarly work.

Farmageddon

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Americans' right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent action, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.

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Grade Level: 
High
Length: 
01:30
Farmageddon

Pocket Change: Pitching in for a Better World

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Do you need a bike to freecycle? What is microlending? Is it possible to live without using money? When were the first coins invented?

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NC1060L
Pocket Change: Pitching in for a Better World

Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

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Lead a march of thousands of people. Write a protest song that goes viral. Fight for what you believe in. Rise Up is a cooperative board game about building people power and taking on oppressive systems to create change.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Social Studies
Family/Consumer Science
Play Time: 
60 min.
Rise Up: The Game of People & Power

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.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
Health/Phys. Ed.
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
ELL
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
Breakout Edu Kit

ReadyFor 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.

Grade Level: 
Primary
Elementary
Middle
High
Professional
Content Area: 
ELA
Math
Social Studies
Science
Fine Arts
LOTE
Computer Science
Special Education
Family/Consumer Science
Business/Technology
Library
Other
Play Time: 
30 min.
ReadyFor Breakout Edu Kit