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Elizabeth Magie and the history of the board game Monopoly

In Monopoly, you try to buy land, build properties, and get rich while bankrupting your opponents. It's a classic American game with many popular versions... including an original version that was created to teach peo...

Gardening & the science of food – PBS Kids’ What’s Good

How can science help grow better food, stronger communities, and smarter economies? Dr. Pancho McFarland, Chicago State University professor and food justice activist, is working with local neighborhoods to grow food....

How to Understand Power – TED Ed

Every day, we move and operate within systems of power that other people have constructed. But we’re often uncomfortable talking about power. Why? Eric Liu describes the six sources of power and explains how understan...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Replies to Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

"I got a phone call from the Abraham Lincoln Library Foundation, and they asked me, would I mind composing 272 words of my own reflecting on Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address? I'm going to read you what I wrote..."...

Feedback loops – How nature gets its rhythms

A grasshopper eats grass, a rat can eat the grasshopper, a snake may eat the rat, and a hawk will eat the snake. When these food chains interweave, they create a food web. Plants and animals (including humans) live, e...

Fourth graders create a solar powered classroom

When Aaron Sebens started talking about renewable energy with his fourth grade class, they kept coming back to their excitement about solar power and making it a more hands-on learning experience. How might they move ...

What does it take to make a t-shirt? – NPR’s Planet Money

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in the most amazing way: they traveled across...

How Gardening at School Enables Interdisciplinary Learning

From Edutopia, this is the story of a high school student who brought his hobby — growing food with an aquaponic system for his family and neighbors — to his school’s underutilized greenhouse, creat...

How is money printed in the United States? – Reading Rainbow

How is money printed in the United States? Or more specifically, how is 453 million dollars printed in just one day? LeVar Burton visits the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington D.C. in this Reading Rainbow ...

Economics in Plain English: What is money?

What is money? And why do people accept it at the store for apples or new socks or remote control toy car? In this episode of Economics in Plain English, The Atlantic’s business editor...

Amsterdam’s Tulip Museum: An Animated History of the Tulip

Originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), tulips were imported into Holland in the sixteenth century. When Carolus Clusius wrote the first major book on tulips in 1592, they became so popular t...


 
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