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Animal Families | Everyday Learning

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Families are our introduction to society. By living and growing within a small connected group, we are prepared for encounters with larger groups within society. Animal families provide a great example of similarities and differences within various family groups. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Scale City: Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In

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Greetings from Sky-Vue Drive-In takes students on a tour through the history of drive-in theaters and a visit to one that's still open and thriving in Winchester, Kentucky. Looking at shadows through the drive-in movie projector introduces the relationship of a shadow's size to its distance from the light source.

Acid Mine Drainage Remediation

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In this video, an environmental technologist visits an abandoned coal mine in Kentucky to talk about how a remediation system (a series of settling ponds and treatment cells) is neutralizing the acid drainage from the mine and preventing damage to a creek downstream. He shows the path of the acid drainage as it flows down a hillside from the mine into a settling basin and on to treatment cells where limestone is used to raise the water's pH. At a higher pH, iron and other minerals drop out of solution, which means that these harmful precipitates stay in the settling basins rather than flowing into the creek.

This resource is part of the Water Solutions collection.

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

Songwriting and Recording | Media Arts Toolkit

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Jonathan Stovall, now an assistant principal at Adairville School in Logan County, Kentucky, started using songwriting with his fourth-grade math students at Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary in Bowling Green and found that student engagement and scores improved so much that he now uses it across grades and subjects. Students learn key concepts in math, science, and other subjects while learning music, creating songs and lyrics, working together, and learning about recording and engineering.

Let's Vote | Everyday Learning

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Voting is fun, especially if you are voting for something tasty. In this short video, students taste three different apples and vote for their favorite. The results of the vote are tallied on a chart.

May 9, 2019 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the Kentucky Derby, Japan's new emperor, Brexit, women and motorcycles in Pakistan, Sesame Street's anniversary, a Hong Kong mahjong artist, Hello Kitty, and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

TEACHERS: When you tell us how you and your students use News Quiz and what you think about it, you help ensure that KET continues to produce and improve the show. Complete our survey to be entered to win prizes for your classroom.

January 3, 2019 | News Quiz

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This special evergreen episode features international stories about African elephant conservation efforts; plastic pollution in the Black Sea; reclaiming landfill waste; coral translocation; octopus, crazy flavored ice cream and other exotic foods; sign language around the world; and more. News Quiz is KET's weekly 15-minute current events program for students. The program consists of news segments, a current events quiz, opinion letters, and an Extra Credit report.

Answer this week's opinion question at the News Quiz website. You can also copy this week's quiz to use in Google Classroom.

Youth Mental Health Focus Group: Students

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In this focus group, high school students discuss a variety of issues related to youth mental health. The video can be beneficial to multiple audiences.

School districts, PTA/PTO meetings, grandparent support groups, foster care training programs, and mental health providers would benefit from experiencing the honest, heartfelt input of youth and their views on mental illness and the struggles they face in everyday situations. Youth input could result in supportive and change-producing interventions that meet actual youth needs rather than the adults’ perceived needs of youth.

It will be important to remind adults that youth today have very different perspectives and deal with unique stressors that are different from the adult generation. Being non-judgmental, empathetic, and compassionate about their struggles is necessary in understanding and intervening with youth of today.

Adults can be advocates, reduce stigma, and make mental health matter. And a teacher can be the one person who makes a difference for a student.

Youth in general would also benefit from the insight provided by the participants in the video. Hearing the challenges that their peers encounter can stimulate and encourage open discussion about individual, unique struggles that viewers face. The video can also be used by focus group facilitators.

During these types of discussions with youth, it is necessary to set healthy boundaries. Remind youth to be respectful of the subject matter and differences of opinions and experiences that may exist. Encourage them to avoid using names or identifying information when describing another person’s experience. During focus groups, always remind youth to protect and maintain confidentiality so that each person feels safe in providing open and honest input.

Therapies for Anxiety: Harmony Farm | You Are Not Alone

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Harmony Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky, helps children and teens resolve anxiety issues through a playful, relaxed atmosphere that includes art and horses, plus counseling. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

Asking Questions | Workplace Essential Skills

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Employees, employers, and a workforce trainer describe how asking questions on the job can help you improve and impress employers by demonstrating your willingness to learn.

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