National Mentoring Month
Jan
1
to Jan 31

National Mentoring Month

SciGirls  Mentor Moment

Girls benefit from relationships with mentors. Not only can mentors guide the girls through an inquiry investigation, but they also serve as role models, someone succeeding at a scientific career. As a NASA research scientist, the girls' mentor talks to them about clouds, the atmosphere, and satellites. She also introduces them to a citizen science project that asks students to make ground observations of clouds to help NASA understand how the satellites are doing.

Watch full episodes and learn more at the SciGirls website.

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Tell Them We are Rising - A Black History Film and Conversation Event
Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

Tell Them We are Rising - A Black History Film and Conversation Event

Tell Them We Are Rising

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

Experience the film screening in full with your classroom, followed by a Q&A with director Stanley Nelson. Classrooms will be able to ask questions and have them in answered in real time through the unique OVEE viewing experience.

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New Year's Day
Jan
1
12:00 AM00:00

New Year's Day

New Years Day | All About the Holidays

3, 2, 1, Happy New Year! On January 1st around the world, people celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of the next. Some people make resolutions for the new year or attend parties to celebrate. How do other cultures celebrate the new year?
For lesson plans, additional resources, and more teacher support, download our free iBook from the iTunes store All About the Holidays.
New Years Day | All About the Holidays

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Bill of Rights Day
Dec
15
12:00 AM00:00

Bill of Rights Day

The Bill of Rights

Grades 9-12

Explore why the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution and its enduring impact on defining our rights. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “How does the Bill of Rights establish and continue to define the rights we have as Americans?” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source documents. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Dec
2
12:00 AM00:00

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Slavery | Crash Course US History #13

Grades 9-13+

John Green teaches you about America's "peculiar institution," slavery. John will talk about what life was like for a slave in the 19th century United States, and how slaves resisted oppression, to the degree that was possible. We'll hear about cotton plantations, violent punishment of slaves, day to day slave life, and slave rebellions. Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, and Whipped Peter all make an appearance. Slavery as an institution is arguably the darkest part of America's history, and we're still dealing with its aftermath 150 years after it ended.

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World Aids Day
Dec
1
12:00 AM00:00

World Aids Day

The Impact of AIDS in Mozambique

Grades 9-12

Learn about the impact of the AIDS crisis on the life of AIDS orphans in Mozambique, Africa, in this video from FILMS BYKIDS: Home is Where You Find It. The video introduces students to sixteen-year-old filmmaker Alcides Soares, an AIDS orphan living in Maputo, Mozambique. Alcides worked with BYkids film mentors to help him tell his courageous story through film.

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