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Acid Lake

Acid Lake

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This interactive activity demonstrates and provides explanation for how acid rain affects ...

This interactive activity demonstrates and provides explanation for how acid rain affects aquatic ecosystems and how certain species react to decreased water quality as pH becomes lower. The activity also explains the pH scale as a measure of acidity.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Simulation
Provider:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Author:
ecokids.ca
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Air Power: Making a Hovercraft

Air Power: Making a Hovercraft

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This brief video clip demonstrates how to create a hovercraft from simple ...

This brief video clip demonstrates how to create a hovercraft from simple materials. Toward the end of the clip, the students in the video explains the science behind the hovercraft's motion (reduced friction). Students are encouraged to continue the experimentation on their own by changing variables in the design of the hovercraft.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Presentation
Provider:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Alice Paul and Women's Suffrage | The Great War
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Alice Paul and Women's Suffrage | The Great War

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Students will explore the tenacious persistence of Alice Paul, who continued to ...

Students will explore the tenacious persistence of Alice Paul, who continued to push for women's suffrage despite the Great War and her imprisonment. Eventually, Woodrow Wilson came to see her perspective after his adminstration came under attack.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Bomb
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Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Bomb

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In this clip from the documentary, "The Bomb," students will learn how, ...

In this clip from the documentary, "The Bomb," students will learn how, even though the Japanese were losing the war, they refused to surrender, forcing President Truman to find a way to end the war.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/17/2018
Crackdown on Dissent | The Great War
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Crackdown on Dissent | The Great War

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Students will explore the disconnect between the goal of the Sedition Act--to ...

Students will explore the disconnect between the goal of the Sedition Act--to quell any dissent toward the United States government, flag, or military - and the role of the United States in fighting to "make the world safe for democracy." Includes video clip, student handout, and teaching tips.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
03/28/2018
Cuban Missile Crisis: The Bomb
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Cuban Missile Crisis: The Bomb

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In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn how ...

In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn how close the world came to nuclear holocaust during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/18/2018
Divided States of America: The Passage of the Affordable Care Act
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Divided States of America: The Passage of the Affordable Care Act

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In this lesson resource from Frontline, students will explore how the partisan ...

In this lesson resource from Frontline, students will explore how the partisan debate over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) led to the extreme polarization of Democrats and Republicans and helped fuel the rise of the Tea Party movement. Background info, teaching tips, and video clips included.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/17/2018
Hydrogen Bomb Debate: The Bomb
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Hydrogen Bomb Debate: The Bomb

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In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn about ...

In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn about the start of the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union when President Truman decided to build the H-bomb.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/18/2018
Muslim Women Through Time

Muslim Women Through Time

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In this lesson, students will learn about different Muslim women and how ...

In this lesson, students will learn about different Muslim women and how they have changed over time. This lesson includes the research of a specific woman from different eras in Islamic history.

Subject:
English Language Arts
21st Century Global Geography
Psychology
Sociology
World History
World Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Author:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Nuclear Arms Race: The Bomb
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Nuclear Arms Race: The Bomb

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In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn about ...

In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn about the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and how President Eisenhower believed that using deterrence, or stockpiling more nuclear weapons than could ever be needed, was the best policy for protecting America.

Provider:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/18/2018
Obama's Deal: The Deal Making Begins
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Obama's Deal: The Deal Making Begins

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In this lesson resource from Frontline's program, Obama's Deal, students will explore ...

In this lesson resource from Frontline's program, Obama's Deal, students will explore how Obama's negotiations with lobbyists and member of Congress helped shape the Affordable Care Act.

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WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/17/2018
Public Dialogue and Atomic Culture: The Bomb
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Public Dialogue and Atomic Culture: The Bomb

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In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn how ...

In this clip from the documentary "The Bomb," students will learn how the American public initially reacted to the atomic bomb and then how an essay on the experiences of people at Hiroshima helped change public opinion about nuclear weapons.

Provider:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/17/2018