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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.

Environmental Justice: Opposing a Toxic Waste Landfill

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In this video segment, adapted from Earthkeeping: Toxic Racism, learn about the beginning of the environmental justice movement. Meet various experts and leaders who describe the issues of environmental racism and justice, and learn about the watershed event—the controversy over the location of a toxic landfill in Warren County, North Carolina—that brought the issues to national attention in the early 1980s. See footage of the residents protesting the transport of PCB-contaminated soil to their community, and hear about how the incident triggered further investigations into the relationship between communities of color and toxins.

Will Allen, Urban Farmer | MacArthur Fellows Program

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In this interview, 2008 MacArthur Fellow Will Allen explains why future generations of farmers will be found in our ever-expanding cities. Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation and delivery of healthy foods to underserved, urban populations. Growing Power, which Allen co-founded and directs, offers internships and workshops that engage youth in producing healthy foods for their communities. The organization also provides intensive, hands-on training to those who are interested in establishing similar farming initiatives. This resource is part of the MacArthur Fellows Program Collection.

The White House: Inside Story | Kid's State Dinner

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Learn about the official Kid's State Dinner, an event that brings children with healthy recipes from around the country together at the White House to meet the First Lady and the President of the United States. 

Jack Sharkey

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Joseph Paul Zukauskas was born in Binghamton, NY in 1902. His Lithuanian heritage, and a nearly unpronounceable name, often cast him as an outsider and he learned to cope by developing a quick wit and even quicker fists.

Indian Police | Medicine Woman

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Joseph La Fleche recognized in 1856 that the flood of alcohol coming onto the reservation would have a terrible effect on his people. He banned liquor and even started the first Native American Police force to try to stem the flood.

History of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) | Move to Include

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990. The ADA has made a great impact in the lives of people with disabilities. The accommodations have increased inclusion and accessibility in the community and help everyone. At the Museum of disAbility History in Buffalo, New York we meet staff members Israel Cruz & Doug Platt to discuss the outcomes.

Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

May 10, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about Summer health, a name change for Boy Scouts, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Central American asylum seekers, science fighting food-borne illnesses, NASA's Mars InSight launch, the Golden Gate Bridge restoration, the Kentucky Derby, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for grades 4-8. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an FYI segment.

Indian Pride, Health: Part 2

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 Dr. Charles Grim, Director of Indian Health Services in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, discusses the history of the Indian Health Services department and American Indian health care, including traditional practices, diabetes, and tele-medicine.

Going to College: Inclusion in Higher Education | Move to Include

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There are college options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These programs connect students to the community and larger world. The continued education increases learning and skill building, social contact and better job opportunities for students. Professor Martha Mock from the University of Rochester Institute for Innovative Transition and one of the students are featured. Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

Transitions to Independent Living | Move to Include

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There are options for people with intellectual disabilities to live on their own. Assisted living programs help connect adults to housing in the community and assist them in skill building to promote independence. Cori Piels describes her transition and goals for living on her own. Professor Martha Mock, Director of Institute for Innovative Transitions at the University of Rochester, discusses opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently.

Visit the Move to Include collection for additional resources.

Indian Pride, Health: Part 1

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JuniKae Randall introduction, discussion of health in Indian country including HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and other health care issues featuring Harold "Gus" Frank, chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi, Wisconsin; Lily Cummings, Pawnee Nation, Oklahoma; Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Senate Indian Affairs Committee; Mitchell Cypress, chairman of the Seminole Tribe, Florida; and Hollis Chough of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona.

Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign | Move to Include

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Spread the Word to End the Word is an educational campaign to increase awareness for the need to respect and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The initiative is supported by Special Olympics and Best Buddies and numerous other organizations. It promotes using people first accepting language in schools and in the community.

Visit the Move to Include collection for more resources. 

Posting Pictures Online

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Posting a picture on the Internet only takes a second, but a photo is forever on the Internet. It is easy for someone to copy and paste a photo from one website to another. Once a picture is posted, it is virtually impossible to get it back.

Adults You Know and Trust Can Help You

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Sometimes we see something on the Internet that makes us feel uncomfortable. When this happens, you need to tell an adult you trust. An adult you trust might be your mom and dad, guardian, older brother or sister, teacher, school counselor, principal, police officer, grandparent, uncle or aunt. But, even people you trust can do something that could make you feel uncomfortable. If this happens, you need to talk to another trusted adult.

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