Social Studies

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Amun-Re

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Everyone knows of the pyramids on the Nile - eternal monuments of a powerful and beautiful culture, that can still take our breath away.
The pharaohs choose their sites, build their pyramids and thank Amun Re and the other Gods for their bounty.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Social Studies
Play Time: 
45 min.
Amun-Re

Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

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Build a thriving civilization – in under an hour!
Collect goods, assign workers to build cities and erect monuments, advance your civilization through cultural and scientific developments, but don't forget to harvest enough food to feed your growing population.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Social Studies
Play Time: 
45 min.
Roll Through the Ages: The Bronze Age

Stone Age

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The times were hard indeed. Our ancestors worked with their legs and backs straining against wooden plows in the stony earth. Of course, progress did not stop with the wooden plow. People always searched for better tools and more productive plants to make their work more effective.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
Math
Social Studies
Play Time: 
60 min.
Stone Age

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

Using a Coordinate Grid

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In this video segment from Cyberchase, the CyberSquad have become separated on an island. In order to find each other they bring up a map on their Skwak Pads and try to compare positions using a coordinate grid and landmarks on the map.

Island of Warriors

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Learn about the disproportionately high numbers of American Pacific Islanders serving in the United States' military from the island of Guam, along with the healthcare issues they face, in this video from the Center for Asian American Media. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

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.

Making Cents: Financial Literacy Videos for Young Learners

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With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit KSPS Education for more additional learning resources.

Urban Planner

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A professor and graduate student talk about the use of math and technology in city planning.

Scale City | Scaling Up Rectangles in the Real World

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In this video, students explore Depression-era post office murals and modern outdoor murals to learn how artists use proportional reasoning and measurement to create large-scale paintings. The video ends with the question, "How do artists use math to create large-scale paintings?" In the accompanying classroom activity, students create a group mural by using a predetermined scale factor to increase the size of a rectangular print or drawing.

The Lowdown | The Math of Credit Cards

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Explore how credit cards work in this video from KQED. In particular, you’ll discover the impact and high cost of outstanding balances when borrowing money using credit cards. In the accompanying classroom activity, students discuss the key concepts presented in the video, including the relationship between lines of credit, debt, spending, and interest charges. They then learn to calculate simple interest. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Career Connections | Accounting/Auditor

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Learn about a tax accounting career from a senior manager of a firm that prepares tax returns for clients, audits their business plans and finances, and helps them stay compliant with current tax laws.

West Virginia | Pipefitter and the Pythagorean Theorem

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An apprentice pipefitter explains how he uses math and science in his every day work tasks in this video for WV Steam. 

Who are the Northern Arapaho? | Wyoming's Native Americans

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How did the Northern Arapaho come to Wyoming? What are the Arapaho values? Why were Arapaho tribal names changed?

Who are the Eastern Shoshone? | Wyoming's Native Americans

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How and when did the Eastern Shoshone come to Wyoming? What are the Shoshone values? What are the people of the Eastern Shoshone like?

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