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Striking a Balance Between New and Old in Havana

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Find out why the unique architecture of Havana may be threatened by new development with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from June 16, 2015.

Saving Syrian Culture Under Siege

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Learn about efforts to protect Syria's cultural heritage with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from May 19, 2015.

Graffiti Artists Take to the Streets of Brazil to Combat Violence Against Women

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Brazilian street artists used the spotlight of the World Cup to highlight a problem close to home - domestic abuse. Use this PBS NewsHour video and educational resource to let your students explore this story from July 15, 2014.

Will Development Overshadow Myanmar’s Rich Cultural History?

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Let students learn about the culture of Myanmar and its attempts at modernization with this PBS NewsHour video and educational resources from April 17, 2014. There is no urban landscape like Myanmar’s Yangon city in the world. Largely isolated from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar's capital city has been frozen in time, filled with temples and grand buildings from the colonial era. But as the country embraces a more open society, how will it manage to preserve its past while building its future? For further background and materials to support student understanding of the issue see the Teacher’s Guide, Student Handout, and Informational Text in Support Materials below.

The Hiroshima Children’s Peace Memorial | A World of Stories

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Megan Hicks incorporates origami with storytelling to tell the true story behind the Children’s Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan.

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories collection.

Chinese Artist Creates New Terra-Cotta Army

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In the 1970s, Chinese farmers discovered hundreds of warrior statues made of terra cotta in an ancient burial chamber that had been around for thousands of years. Those so-called "terra-cotta warriors" have toured the world's museums and fascinated anthropologists for decades, and now a Chinese artist is crafting a new army of terra-cotta warriors for future generations to unearth. Video and teacher's guide from PBS NewsHour Extra.

3D Technology Rebuilds Artifacts Destroyed by ISIS

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Learn about the 3D solution to ancient artifacts stolen and destroyed by ISIS with this video and educational resources from PBS NewsHour from August 23, 2015.

The Re-Creation of the Globe Theater

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Learn about the re-creation of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London and consider how architecture can affect the craft of performance.

Up the Yangtze

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Nearing completion, China's massive Three Gorges Dam is altering the landscape and the lives of people living along the fabled Yangtze River. Countless ancient villages and historic locales will be submerged, and 2 million people will lose their homes and livelihoods. The Yu family desperately seeks a reprieve by sending their 16-year-old daughter to work in the cruise ship industry that has sprung up to give tourists a last glimpse of the legendary river valley. With cinematic sweep, Up the Yangtze explores lives transformed by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history, a hotly contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle.

Picasso, Matisse Masterpieces Uncovered in Munich after 70 Years in Hiding

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This Daily News Story from PBS NewsHour Extra was created on November 7th, 2013.

A trove of art valued at $1.4 billion were recovered after being hidden in a Munich apartment for more than 70 years. 

Tintin and I: Cultural Identity

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This clip, associated with the Tintin and I lesson plan, presents some of the racial and geographic stereotypes that Hergé included in a Tintin story set in colonial Africa, "Tintin in the Congo," as well as some later illustrations of Chinese culture in the story, "The Blue Lotus." Students should compare specifics of Hergé's illustrations of colonial Africa and China and discuss why the depiction of Chinese culture was more genuine.

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.

The Beaches of Agnes: Plan a Video Self Portrait

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Agnes Varda recalls her youth as she sails down the Seine in a small boat.

Ai Weiwei: Release from Prison

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An overview of the Chinese government's charges against Ai Weiwei.

Point and Shoot: Work Sample

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Matt demonstrates how he sets up his camera to record himself.

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