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Adopting Sustainable Food Practices

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This video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College looks at how the traditional subsistence practices of indigenous people were once sustainable, unlike today's lifestyles. Most foods are now produced and transported using methods that can damage the environment and contribute to climate change.

Ebola in the News | Second Ebola Diagnosis Shows Danger for Health Workers

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During the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Western Africa, PBS NewsHour interviewed registered nurse Katy Roemer and history of medicine Professor Howard Markel on the dangers of Ebola for U.S. health workers.

Use this collection of news stories and resources from the PBS NewsHourto understand the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa.

Waste Deep

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Enhance your health, science, and environmental studies curriculum with this video which features a landfill in South Jersey and examines the state of food waste in America today. Then, use the accompanying lesson plan, "Making Mountains Out of Landfills: Telling a Visual Story of Waste," to prepare students to visually track and document different kinds of trash in their community.

 

This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Clean Water Systems in Mexico

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In this video segment adapted from Rx for Survival, learn about the importance of clean water and sanitation systems. Hear the story of how, in the early 1990s, Mexico's entry into a North American trade agreement was threatened by a cholera epidemic. Find out how the Mexican government rebuilt the water and sanitation system to stop the spread of the disease and how the investment in clean water helped the country win the trade agreement.

Motorcycles for Health

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In most parts of the United States, transportation to high-quality medical care can be readily arranged. Unfortunately, the majority of people living in the world's poorest nations lack such access, and the lack of transportation can be dangerous. This video segment adapted from Rx for Survival describes the solution developed by the founders of Riders for Health to provide quick, reliable transportation to the people of the West African nation of The Gambia.

Teen Maps Contaminants from a Coal Plant

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Meet Marisol, a high school student from Little Village in Chicago in this video adapted from Earth Island Institute. Hear about how she volunteered within her community and found out about the toxins produced by the local coal-burning power plant. Learn about some of the health risks associated with such pollution, and observe how she helped create OurMap of Environmental Justice, an interactive online map that includes videos, facts, and descriptions of toxic pollutants in the community.

Water Pollution Investigation

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Water pollution is the contamination of water resources by harmful wastes or toxins. This type of pollution can be dangerous to animals and plant populations in and around lakes, rivers, polluted groundwater areas or oceans, and can pose major problems for humans as well. Explore the detrimental effects of plastic waste pollution on the San Francisco Bay—specifically, mercury contamination, with this resource group from QUEST.

A World Away

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Middle school students from across Maryland spend a week at Camp North Bay to build self-confidence and learn ways that they can take good risks to make a difference in our environment. Students have opportunities to discover and identify different types of wildlife in the area, ride a 500 foot long zip line, and learn meaningful lessons about positively interacting with each other and with nature.

Mountain Highs

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Learn how a rock climbing enthusiast turned a scenic wonder into an adventure.

Pioneer Village: Thief River Falls, MN

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The Pioneer Village is a museum that belongs to the people and it located in Theif River Falls, MN. Visitors are able to come and experience the pioneer days instead of just look and read about it. A museum where only kids get to ring the bells.

The Meaning of Mahu

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Learn about the ancient Hawaiian tradition of māhū, those who embody both male and female spirit, in this animated segment from A PLACE IN THE MIDDLE. Early Hawaiians valued and respected māhū as healers, caretakers, and teachers of ancient tradition. When Christian missionaries arrived in the 1800s, they failed to comprehend the spiritual and cultural significance of māhū and did everything they could to abolish them. But despite 200 years of colonization and repression, Hawaiians have retained their respect for gender diversity, and people “in the middle” continue to play an important and visible role in modern Hawaiian society.

Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan Face Desperate Conditions | PBS Newshour

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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan are returning to flattened communities with no food, water or sanitation, as officials struggle to provide relief. This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 12th, 2013.

What Other Countries Can Teach Us About Good Schools

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on September 25, 2013.

Despite increases in education spending and a decade of school reform, students in the United States still lag behind their peers in many other countries when it comes to math, science and reading skills.

Oyster Roast in Charleston | Original Fare

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Take a trip to the low country in South Carolina mud to find the best oysters they have to offer. Learn about the unique culture surrounding the fishing industry of the American South, and how an understanding of the local oyster biology has influenced the dining culture of the community.

Links to the Past

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Examine the history of the Oakhurst Golf Club in White Sulphur Springs, WV from its creation in 1884 to the present and learn about how some golf equipment and rules have changed.