World History

Haiti: The Aid Dilemma

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In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, post-disaster relief is creating a new kind of problem for businesses there. The massive influx of food aid has altered the price of rice, throwing the delicate balance in Haiti's food supply chain out of whack and threatening to collapse the country's rice market.

In this video, NPR’s Planet Money reporter Adam Davidson examines Haiti’s fragile economic system, and methods of delivering relief that they hope will help with long-term recovery efforts.

Last Men in Aleppo | Lesson Plan Clip 3: "Ceasefire at the Playground"

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The clip begins at 52:30 with Khaled asking his daughter if she wants to go to the playground. It ends at 55:49 with Khaled in the car with his children. A rare outing for area children is disrupted when aircraft are spotted.

May 2, 2019 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about "Forest Giants" at Bernheim Forest, Malaria immunization in Malawi, rebuilding Notre Dame, Sri Lanka, Mexican walking fish, the world's largest instrument, a flower show in Jordan, monitoring orangutans, beautiful bulldogs, 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.

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November 1, 2018 | News Quiz

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This episode features stories about the 2018 Invictus Games, suspicious packages mailed around the U.S., the Mega Millions jackpot, a lunar rock auction, a repair cafe, new fossils discovered in China, an artist helping injured pets, the new Nutcracker film, 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.

Why Do We Cook? | It's Okay to Be Smart

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Ever wonder why we cook our food? We do it because it tastes good, of course, and because our customs and traditions are built around it. However, we also cook our food for some basic biological reasons.

Governments Formed around Farming Principles | Native America: Nature to Nations

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Learn how Native Americans domesticated plants and formed a democratic society based on farming principles. Students will explore how ancient Native Americans domesticated wild plants to produce hundreds of plants we use today.

Civil War Medical Technology | Mercy Street and The Good Stuff: Time Capsule

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Examine how the horrors of the Civil War battlefield forced medicine in America to evolve from a crude practice to a profession grounded in science, in these videos from Mercy Street and The Good Stuff: Time Capsule. Utilizing video and discussion questions, students learn about how medical innovations like the triage system, limb amputations, and general hospitals saved thousands of lives, changed Americans’ expectations regarding healthcare and laid the groundwork for later scientific discoveries of the 19th century. For more resources from Mercy Street, check out the collection page.

Interpreting the Variance of a Data Set | Algebra 1: Module 12 - Topic 2

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In this program students learn about interpreting the variance of a data set, how spread out it is. Instructor: Cryshel Whitehead (The transcript of this program is available for download at the link below.)

Georgia’s Oldest Congregation | Georgia Stories

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Within the context of a bar mitzvah, Rabbi R.A. Belzer tells the story of the arrival of Georgia’s first Jewish settlers. Colonial America’s reputation as a haven for those seeking religious freedom is a well-known historical fact. The city of Savannah can boast that it is the home of Congregation Mickve Israel, Georgia’s oldest Jewish congregation and the third oldest in the country. For centuries Jews had been persecuted and forced to hide their beliefs because openly practicing their religion could result in torture and death. In the early 1700s, a small group of Jews living in Portugal sailed for England and then Georgia.

Luther and the Protestant Reformation | Crash Course World History

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Join host John Green to learn about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Prior to this event, almost everyone in Europe was part of the Roman Catholic Church. However, during Martin Luther's lifetime, the Church was in desperate need of spiritual and moral reform. Combined with the new ideas in the political and social scenes in Europe, this led Luther to leave the Church and start his own, which spread rapidly. Then, what started out as a doctrinal dispute turned into an all-out social revolt: peasants against landlords, and kings against the Catholic Church. Both politically- and faith-charged, this period had lasting repercussions on Christianity, politics, and social order.

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