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There are 10 videos in this category and 4 videos in 1 subcategory.

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Ages: 12 - 18
KONY 2012
From vimeo.com, produced by Invisible Children
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice. (30:00)
March 11, 2012 at 09:30 PM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Teen Kids News, #922
From classroomclips.org, produced by Teen Kids News
TEEN KIDS NEWS is a dynamic television news program for teens and pre-teens by teens. This half-hour weekly program provides information and news to students in a way that's educational, as well as entertaining. The focus of the program is young peop... [more]
June 23, 2012 at 02:32 PM
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Not Right For WatchKnowLearn
Ages: 10 - 18
Natalie Warne - Anonymous Extraordinaries
From YouTube, produced by TEDxYouth
This is a motivational video that features a young women who overcame adversity and racism saw a move called Invisible Children that showed youth being used to kill motivated her, at age 17, to get involved. She followed the advise given her and this... [more]
June 29, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Global Trends (Interactive Trends)
From pbslearningmedia.org, produced by WGBH Educational Foundation
All of Earth's living things depend on healthy, life-sustaining ecosystems for their survival. But continued human population growth, combined with the planet's limited supply of natural resources, might generate disastrous consequences for our share... [more]
May 6, 2012 at 04:59 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Random Predictions for 2060 - Khan Academy
From YouTube, produced by Salman Khan
Sal Khan, of Khan Academy, offers random predictions for the year 2060. (11:07)
June 9, 2012 at 08:30 AM
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Ages: 13 - 18
Supersonic Free Fall and the New Element: Hankium?
From YouTube, produced by scishow
Hank brings you the news of a newly discovered dinosaur he is kind of afraid to look at, a way to sequence your genome in less time than it takes to get your clothes dry cleaned, & two new adventures that will take place in space - one going up, and ... [more]
October 7, 2012 at 08:40 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
The Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained with Simple Animation and Words
From youtu.be, produced by In a Nutshell
In September 2015, the body of a three-year-old Syrian boy was found floating on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Photographs of the boy were quick to get circulated world over, and the world responded with a massive outcry over the Syrian civil ... [more]
November 23, 2015 at 04:27 PM
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Ages: 9 - 18
Five One-Sentence Facts
From YouTube, produced by nknakul
This one-minute video features 5 one-sentence facts about honey, selfies, the year 2013, and pyramids. (01:05)
November 13, 2014 at 06:38 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Khadim Diop "Frankenstein"
From YouTube, produced by TEDxTeen
This video is insights that Khadim Diop had as he grew up in an area where murders were common and where expectations were limited and that these conditions were ripe for turning anyone into a Frankenstein. A good video to help students understand th... [more]
June 29, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
1988: Gladbeck Hostages
From classroomclips.org, produced by 100 Years, 100 Events: Great Moments in History
Highlights from 1988 - Bank robbery with hostages at Deutsche Bank.  Some language is bleeped out. Brief mention of alcohol. Shows people held at gunpoint, but no other graphic images. Narrator tells the story of their crime spree and the news/media ... [more]
June 23, 2012 at 02:44 PM
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