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Players in Pigtails

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People thought Katie Casey was an unusual girl.  She didn’t keep her clothes pressed or her room clean.

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Antibiotics (2005)

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Perfect for high school science and social studies classes, this 13-part series includes interviews with leading experts and shows students how to analyze facts before forming opinions.

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00:24
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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.

AIDS: 30 Years Later

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This video introduces viewers to a Tanzanian teen who dances to educate her peers about HIV/AIDS.

A Place in the Middle

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Learn about the native Hawaiian approach to gender diversity, the power of cultural heritage, and the true meaning of aloha – love, honor and respect for all – in this short film about an eleven year-old girl who dreams of leading the all-male hula troupe at her school in Honolulu. She's fortunate that her teacher understands the traditional Hawaiian embrace of māhū - those who are “in the middle” between male and female. Together they set out to prove that what matters most is what's inside a person's heart and mind. For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Classroom Discussion Guide.

No Bigger Than a Minute

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For forty years, four-foot-tall filmmaker Steven Delano has lived his life as a reluctant celebrity, disavowing his dwarf deviance and avoiding both the benefits and potential traumas of real self-discovery. In making this film Steven uses his license-of-stature and a healthy dose of irreverent humor to show first-hand how a genetic mutation marks a person for life. This resource group includes three clips associated with the film, as well as a related activity.

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? 

'Theater of War' Brings Hope to Wounded Soldiers

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A new concept that uses acting and the theater to help unlock the inner grief and suffering that many soldiers bring back from war zones is catching on.

The Power of Expression | Girls on the Wall Film Module

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This module takes a look at a drama therapy program at a juvenile detention center for girls in Illinois. Viewers watch as the girls struggle to make sense of their own stories and how they can be used collectively to tell a transformative narrative.

OnStage In America: HONKY Full Episode

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Skymax Shoes, an urban company catering to African American kids, decides to use its street cred to sell its products to rich white kids. After a young African American is killed for his pair of trendy Skymax basketball shoes, sales of the shoe triple among well-off white teens. In the wake of the murder, the new white CEO sees only dollar signs and plans to use racial attitudes to sell even more shoes. The black shoe designer blames the company's ghetto-themed ad campaign and vows revenge on its creator. The white copywriter who designed the ad is so tormented by guilt that he seeks help from a therapist who, to his dismay, turns out to be black. Drug firms rush to make a pill for racism, careers are ruined, wedding plans are up-ended, and hypocrisy is unmasked in this satirical view of race relations in contemporary America.

OnStage In America: HONKY | Your People, My People

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Skymax Shoes is a shoe company catering to African American kids. The new CEO, a white man, tells his chief designer, a black man, about how he plans to use racial attitudes to sell shoes. His attitudes are so callous and insulting that he infuriates his designer and drives him to quit.

OnStage In America: HONKY | Therapy

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The white copywriter, tormented by guilt over the consequences that could have come from his ad, goes to a therapist who turns out to be black. Extremely uncomfortable in her presence, he struggles to justify himself but only makes matters worse.

How Does Steven Universe Expand Our Ideas of Family? | PBS Idea Channel

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We love Steven Universe, but what makes it so great? Is it more than just a story of mismatched characters trying to save the world? Could Steven Universe really be about family and how it's impossible to define it universally? What else, or who else, can we call family? Are fandoms family? Can things be family? 

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?

Are the Titans from Attack on Titan Evil? | PBS Idea Channel

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The titans, from the anime series "Attack on Titan," are most definitely the bad guys. But can we call them evil? If you're unfamiliar, the titans are huge beings that devour humans, but their motivation is a little unclear. Is it just hunger? Do they hate humans? Are they just dumb? And with all this doubt, what's the use in the label of evil anyway? Nietzsche, Kant, and Jung all weigh in, but you should probably watch the episode and find out! Tell us what you think!

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