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Interactive Timeline: The Dramatic History of U.S.-Cuba Relations

News & Civics | December 18, 2014

Interactive Timeline: The Dramatic History of U.S.-Cuba Relations

Break out the cigars (the good ones)! The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, ending 50 years of Cold War hostilities between the two nations, President Obama announced today. Check out this interactive timeline that shows the history of Cuba and U.S. relations.

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All About the Holidays: Three Videos Exploring Winter Holidays

General | December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

All About the Holidays: Three Videos Exploring Winter Holidays

‘Tis the season to celebrate. Hanukkah is here! The Christmas countdown continues.  Kwanzaa begins the day after Christmas. Use these PBS LearningMedia videos to spark a discussion with the kids in your life about the history, traditions and cultural roots of these holidays. Find these videos and more holiday videos in All About the Holidays,  […]

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What is the Difference Between Power and Energy?

Science | December 17, 2014

What is the Difference Between Power and Energy?

Energy is what makes change happen and can be transferred form one object to another. Power is the rate at which energy is transferred. It is not energy but is often confused with energy.

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California Student Editorial Cartoon Contest: And the Winners Are …

Civics in the Community | December 15, 2014

California Student Editorial Cartoon Contest: And the Winners Are …

High school students across California this fall created and entered editorial cartoons in a contest that included schools from Chula Vista down south to Ukiah up north. See the winners here.

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Make Your Own Superhero with Amy Franceschini

Arts | December 15, 2014

Make Your Own Superhero with Amy Franceschini

Hit the streets as your own, custom-made Superhero and work for the common good of your city! Artist Amy Franceschini has fashioned an inspiring lesson that will help guide you through the entire process from brainstorming logos, costume, and backstory to ensuring that your Superhero works to help solve a community’s needs.

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PBS LearningMedia and KQED at the CSBA Education Conference

Events & Conferences | December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

PBS LearningMedia and KQED at the CSBA Education Conference

By Julianna Cecere Are you gearing up for the California School Board Association Education Conference and Trade Show beginning this weekend? Be sure to stop by the PBS LearningMedia/ KQED booth (#420) in the exhibit hall at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. There you can explore some of the thousands of education resources PBS […]

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Do High School Students Need Recess?

Do Now | December 12, 2014 | 229 Comments

Do High School Students Need Recess?

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowRecess For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What would your ideal school schedule look like? How can high schools help students de-stress while […]

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Panopticon [Youth-Produced Documentary]

Bay Area Youth Media Network | December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Panopticon [Youth-Produced Documentary]

This short youth-produced documentary illustrates an interesting perspective on consumer surveillance, as it parallels modern government to the Panopticon, a type of institutional building designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014.

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Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 23 Comments

Was Justice Served in the Ferguson Decision? Students Weigh In

Recently the grand jury made a decision to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Students discuss whether justice was served in the grand jury hearing.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About A Grand Jury (But Were Afraid to Ask)

News & Civics | December 11, 2014

Everything You Wanted to Know About A Grand Jury (But Were Afraid to Ask)

A New York grand jury in early December voted to not criminally charge a white police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man. The decision came just 10 days after a Missouri grand jury declined to charge Darren Wilson. Here is an effort to explain a process that’s been thrust into the spotlight over the past two weeks, but remains pretty vague: the Grand Jury.

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