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Curriculum On: The Baha’i Faith

This video from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly shows two followers of the Baha’i Faith discussing why they chose to embrace the religion and its message of unity, equality and respect. It also covers Baha’i worship practices. Founded in Iran in 1863 by Baha’u’llah, Baha’i emphasizes the oneness of humanity. Worshippers believe Baha’u’llah is the most recent in a long line of divine messengers that also includes Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad.

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Curriculum On: Rivers

This DragonflyTV segment demonstrates how sedimentation forms, how rivers shape the surface of the earth, how rivers are formed, and how they differ from other bodies of water.

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Curriculum On: Poster for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

Understanding the visual arts in relation to history and cultures.

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Curriculum On: Energy Sources

With this video, diagram, and accompanying lesson from Clue into Climate, produced by KQED, students learn how using renewable energy sources to create electricity helps reduce fossil fuel consumption.

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Curriculum On: The Third Branch

With the addition of Justice Sotamayor to the bench, the Supreme Court took on a full docket of cases in 2010. Correspondent Antonio Neves took a closer look. Recognize the impact the judicial branch of the federal government has had on the country and learn about the history of the Supreme Court. Explore past and current cases of the Supreme Court and recognize the process involved in presenting a case before the highest court.

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Curriculum On: High Energy Physics

Like all good scientific endeavors, high-energy physics builds on established ideas and theories but at the same time is not afraid to entirely rework those ideas. In this video segment adapted from Discovering Women, Harvard physicist Melissa Franklin describes the rewards and challenges of discovering a new way of conceptualizing the universe.

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Curriculum On: Visual Arts (Collectors and their Collections)

In this Spark video produced by KQED, learn about how Rene di Rosa transformed his Napa Valley property into an art preserve devoted solely to Bay Area art.

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Curriculum On: The Powers of Government

In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, students learn about the three branches of the United States government. Students develop their literacy skills as they explore a social studies focus on the powers that the Constitution assigns to each branch—legislative, executive, and judicial—and how the three branches work together.

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Curriculum On: Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)

This media gallery features images of President Abraham Lincoln from the Bridgeman Art Library.

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Curriculum On: Trouble at Grainly Farms

Can your students identify and solve the problem at Grainly Farms? This interactive case study incorporates scientific concepts such as natural selection, adaptation, inheritance of traits, integrated pest management and nematodes. As students work through each page of the online module, they receive new information about the situation to help them solve the problem.

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Curriculum On: Pyrotechnics

It’s more than just a fancy word for fireworks. It’s also how they help keep the runways clear at the airport.

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Curriculum On: Natural Wonders

Earth’s rocky surface is covered with natural features formed by weathering, erosion, and deposition. Although these forces are typically associated with destruction, they have also created many of the world’s natural wonders. This still collage produced for Teachers’ Domain contains images of natural wonders produced by these powerful forces.

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Curriculum On: Migration Tracking

This DragonflyTV segment follows a group of students from the Montana Outdoor Science School as they track animals both traditionally and through the use of infared cameras.

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Curriculum On: Illinois Highway Map

Highway Map of the state of Illinois with Interstates and US Routes. State and county roads are also on here, but not labeled. All county seats (cities) and the state capitol are also on the Map. From the Getty Images iStock / 360 collection. Artwork by jamirae.

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