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Volcano 101

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Another fantastic video from National Geographic! This one teaches the basics of volcanoes; where they occur, why they occur, the different types of volcanoes, and the benefits and hazards of living nearby an active volcano.
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Oceans: Arctic

For Teachers 4th - 8th
By 2100, it is projected that nearly all of the Arctic's sea ice will be lost. Explore this region and learn about the effects of global warming on our polar bears, ring seals, whales, and narwhals. What will happen to our arctic sea...
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WWII - America Builds Military

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A "sleeping giant" through the many German invasions in Europe, America slowly starts participating in the war. First, America sells aircraft to Britain, makes its naval presence known in the Caribbean, and builds its artillery. This...
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The Freedom Rides

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"We're going on to New Orleans. No matter what happens, we're dedicated to this. We'll take hitting; we'll take beating. We're willing to accept death." In 1960, a group of students, both black and white, journeyed across the south and...
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Rockies Thrust Up

For Teachers 6th - 12th
How did Colorado's Front Range arise when it's 1,000 miles from where the Pacific and North American plates meet? Learn about the theory behind this oddity and use this video to springboard into other topics, such as what types of rocks...
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WWII - Hitler's New Germany

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How did Hitler rise to power? Take a look at how Adolf Hitler manipulated the government, the German masses, and his own Nazi leaders to take power of Germany post WWI. An interesting video to introduce your class to Adolf Hitler and his...
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Eagle vs. Eagle in Mid-air

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Eagles fight for their turf in this exciting video. Wonderfully narrated by National Geographic, this video shows great video footage of the eagle's competitive and territorial habits.
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Poisonous Pitcher Plant - The Private Life of Plants

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Pitcher plants are one of the largest carnivorous plants. Its prey-trapping mechanism includes a large pitcher-like cavity that fills with liquid, creating a "lethal pond". Check out this video to see how the pitcher plant forms itself...
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WWII - US to Arm Allies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Before joining World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the military policy to lend-lease, meaning that the US would distribute artillery without requiring immediate payment. What are the benefits to changing this policy? What are the...
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Avalanches 101

For Teachers 6th - 8th
National Geographic videos are so good! This one, on avalanches, is especially well done. In just three minutes, learners should glean a lot of important information on how avalanches occur, the different types of avalanches, and how to...
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Exploring Oceans: Great Barrier Reef

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All aboard! Let's take a trip to the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. Encompassing more than 1,200 miles of islands and reefs, it is considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world due to its...
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How Does Your Body Digest Food?

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Marshall Brain uses a sponge, rope, and other common household items to display the workings of the digestive system. This resource would definitely hold the attention of a squirrely junior high class!
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Enhancing Your Presentation Skills

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Watch Doug Jefferys present on presenting skills! From a conference-type venue, Jefferys speaks to an audience about the fear of public speaking and how to overcome it. He indirectly refers to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, making eye...
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Ancient Rome: Constantine - Part 5/6

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A holy war ensues after the senate attempts to murder Constantine. Then, after neither side secures victory, a seven year-long stretch of peace follows. Still furious and unwilling to accept this change in religious intent, Licentious...
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Biomes: Taiga and Tundra

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Can you guess the largest biome in the world? It's the taiga, making up almost 30% of the world's forest cover! Use this video to explore both the taiga and the tundra biomes, and take a look into one of the world's greatest phenomenons:...
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Solar Thermal Energy: Harnessing the Power of the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A small community in Denmark meets almost all of its energy needs through a solar energy plant. The video explains how solar panels work. Individuals in European countries who have installed solar panels on their homes share the...