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Figurative Language in Movies

Examples of figurative language found in movies

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Language Arts Figurative Language Tutorial

Language Arts Figurative Language Tutorial

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Compare and Contrast Themes

eSpark Learning Video: Compare and Contrast Themes

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Theme: Compare & Contrast the Theme

Theme: Compare & Contrast the Theme (4.RL.9)

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eSpark Learning: Integrating Information Instructional Video(4.RI.9)

This eSpark Learning video aligns with Common Core Standard RI.4.9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. This instructional video is only one component of eSpark's iPad-specific personalized learning system—there's more! We streamline the best third-party apps, great educational practices and data collection into one delightful K-8 platform used to add engagement and highly differentiated Common Core aligned content to a variety of classroom settings such as early learning, 1:1 programs, intervention, Special Education and more.

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Questioning and Drawing Conclusions (4.RI.1)

I have taken a 3-minute commercial from True Move, a mobile communication company in Thailand, to offer students practice with drawing conclusions and making inferences. This video models for students how questioning leads to making inferences and drawing conclusions. (4.RI.1)

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Helping Paws - 4.RI.6 Assessment

Helping Paws is a Minnesota based non-profit agency that breeds, trains and donates service dogs to people living with disabilities. This video describes their work and how important it is to those who volunteer, donate and receive these amazing animals.

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Firsthand or Secondhand Account?

Determine the difference between firsthand and secondhand accounts.

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Primary vs Secondary Sources

Primary vs Secondary Sources

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Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts

eSpark Learning: Comparing Firsthand and Secondhand Events Instructional Video (Fa13, 4RI, Quest 11)

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Fisher House Foundation: A Little Kindness Can Change Everything

Fisher Houses take care of the whole military family.

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Coat-A-Kid

Support the Coat-A-Kid program through OKCPS and The Foundation for OKCPS to ensure that all of our students are warm next winter!

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The Y: One Number Different (:60)

In America, the zip code you're born in can determine your future. The Y's programs and services create opportunities to succeed, no matter where you grow up.

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Wildlife Conservation Fund

A celebration the Wildlife Conservation Society's work saving wildlife and wild places around the globe for more than a century.

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The Conservation Fund: Building A Park With Purpose in Atlanta

America’s cities represent a unique opportunity for The Conservation Fund to provide our full suite of conservation services: land loans, real estate expertise, green infrastructure planning, community development, green business lending and job creation. It is this integration of services that makes The Conservation Fund an ideal partner for helping solve the complex problems facing urban landscapes. For each Parks with Purpose project, we work with the local community to identify, protect and restore the very best land that creates safer places for children to play and families to gather. We also demonstrate how these natural areas can filter, slow and clean floodwaters, grow healthy food and create green jobs.

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Malala Fund

Malala Fund is working for a world where all girls can learn and lead without fear.

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First Book

First Book provides educators with the brand new, high-quality books, educational resources, and other essentials needed to help kids learn. Thanks to the support of passionate education advocates, we currently reach millions of children every year, and serve more than one out of every four classrooms and programs in need. Learn more at www.firstbook.org.

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Charity Water: Why Water?

Clean water changes everything.

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Water for South Sudan

http://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/ Documentary video of how Water for South Sudan transforms lives by drilling wells and providing safe, fresh water. Produced by POV-Rose Media, Rochester, NY for Water for South Sudan.

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No Kid Hungry

Created in conjunction with the Food Network, the No Kid Hungry Public Service Announcement with Jeff Bridges encourages you to take the No Kid Hungry Pledge at http://NoKidHungry.org.

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Save the Children

We're Save the Children, and we work in the U.S. and around the world to make a better life for children.

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This is Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. At the core of Best Friends' work is the dream that one day kindness will replace cruelty and animals will no longer be destroyed because they are unwanted or imperfect. Spaying and neutering will be the rule for all pets and adoption will be the first option for everyone. Making this dream a reality is the mission we call No More Homeless Pets. The society's leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country's largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the personal and financial support of a grassroots network of supporters and community partners across the nation.

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Make a Wish - Lebron James

Lebron makes a teenagers wish come true.

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The Rainforest Alliance

From the cloud forests of Sri Lanka to the heart of the Amazon, we are working with a growing alliance of people to fight climate change by defending the world’s precious standing forests. Our alliance includes indigenous leaders, farmers, scientists, local NGOs, company leaders, and conservationists who have endured death threats in response to their work. Together, we can realize our vision of strong forests, thriving communities, and an Earth in balance. Be a part of our alliance.

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Ocean Trash is a Problem You Can Solve - Ocean Conservancy

For more than a quarter of a century, volunteers with Ocean Conservancy's International Coastal Cleanup have picked up everything imaginable along the world's shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, and even the proverbial kitchen sink. But it doesn't have to be this way. With your help, we can stop trash from getting in our ocean and help protect special places everywhere.

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Wounded Warrior Project

A 60-second public service announcement from Wounded Warrior Project that reminds us that even though the conflicts may end, the needs of our veterans and service members will continue. Only with your help can we honor and empower our nation's wounded warriors. Visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org for more information.

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The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the world's largest environmental organization, protecting nature in more than 30 countries and all 50 states. With our supporters and partners around the globe, we make a big difference on a big scale for people and for nature.

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United Nations

Created and directed by Andreas Sandre von Warburg, "United Nations for kids" is a short cartoon documentary about the UN and its mission. The first episode is a general introduction and includes a little historical background and details on the principal bodies of the UN.

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Fund-A-Field

Covering the Mic youth reporter, Nikhil Dilip features Fund-A-Field, an organization founded by Kyle and Garrett Weiss in order to create soccer fields for children in Africa. After watching Angola play in the 2006 World Cup, Kyle and Garrett decided to send soccer equipment to the people of Angola, who had been in a war for a long time. When they realized the equipment would be of no use, they decided to build a field. After noticing the impact of their first field in Mdluli High School in South Africa, the brothers decided to build more throughout Africa. The Fund-A-Field team, which now consists of over 30 students, raises all the funds necessary for building the fields. They have raised nearly $150,000 in total so far and will be building their ninth in Swaziland soon.

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The Salvation Army

Watch as Shieldy explores the history and mission of the Salvation Army.

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Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand

Alex's Mom, Liz Scott, reads Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand!

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The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is the driving force behind global health -- impacting all of our lives, whoever we are, wherever we live...

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Mackenzie Bearup - Sheltering Books

This video is about Mackenzie Bearup a wonderful Teen who has her own non-profit charity called Sheltering Books Inc. She has raised over 58,000 books for homeless kids all around the country!

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Project TGIF

Project TGIF is a community initiative created and led by the Jr. WIN Team to collect and recycle waste cooking oil into biofuel. A portion of this biofuel is donated to local home heating shelters, helping the community as well as the environment. The project is currently expanding across the state and the New England area.

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We are Red Cross

Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world.

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Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers began in 2004 and continues to provide free communication to military members and veterans by recycling cell phones.

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Katie's Krops

The history of how the charity Katie's Krops started.

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Oxfam International

The work of Oxfam International.

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The Jessie Rees Foundation

The Jessie Rees Foundation was inspired by 12 year old Jessie Rees during her 10 month fight with two brain tumors (DIPG). During Jessie's courageous fight she choose to help other kids fighting cancer by sending them her fun-filled JoyJars and encouraging them to NEGU - Never Ever Give Up! Jessie personally was able to send over 3,000 of her JoyJars to other kids during her fight. Although Jessie lost her fight with cancer on January 5, 2012 she left behind a massive wave of compassion and a legacy of love. As of January 2019, the Jessie Rees Foundation has sent out over 250,000 JoyJars to children in all 50 states and 40 countries. The mission of the Jessie Rees Foundation is to ensure every child fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up!

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A Day in the Life of Animal Humane Society

Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at Animal Humane Society? See a snapshot of the complex work that goes into caring for the animals in our shelter and beyond in our community. From education, to training, to community outreach and boarding services, our love and commitment to helping animals and the people who care for them is long-lasting. With over 350 employees in 80 different roles at our shelters, and over 2500 volunteers, you'll notice what an integral part each and every one plays in supporting our mission of engaging the hearts, hands and minds of the community to help animals. This video celebrates the human-animal bond, the lifesaving measures we're taking for animals, and the people behind that work.

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The World Wildlife Fund

The History of the World Wildlife Fund

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Kids Saving the Rainforest

Kids Saving the Rainforest Charity

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What's Mine is Yours

Katie Easterly and Paige Blake founded "What’s Mine Is Yours", a charity that collects and donates clothing to teens living in foster care in their community. They host pop-up events so that girls can shop for free for items they like! The two "Classroom Crusaders" get a surprise visit from a fashion icon!

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United Way

United Way of Greater Atlanta's spokeskid explains how United Way creates awesome communities and how you can get involved.

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The Ladybug Foundation

The Ladybug Foundation

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UNICEF : For Every Child

Today, UNICEF fights for every child's right to survive and thrive into adulthood. UNICEF is the global authority on children. No other organization has UNICEF's experience, expertise and reach. Every child is born with fundamental human rights: the right to health care and education. The right to be treated equally, and protected from harm. UNICEF is the unifying force that helps build a world where these rights are realized, for every child. Yet today, conflict, disease, exploitation and poor education keep millions of children from reaching their full potential. And when children are held back, so is our world. UNICEF's mission is to create a better world, by advocating for the protection of children's rights. To do this, we bring people together: governments, donors, humanitarian agencies, businesses and children themselves. For every child, health, education, equality, protection. This is what UNICEF does.

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Unfairy Tales: The story of Ivine and Pillow | UNICEF

Some stories were never meant for children. Ivine's journey from Syria is an Unfairy Tale no child should ever imagine, let alone endure. For 14-year-old Ivine, the war in Syria has taken a huge toll on her home, family, and dreams. “I’d have nightmares about those scenes, and I’d cry. I’d wake up, and my pillow would be soaking wet from all my tears.” We bring her story to life.

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Greenpeace: Inspiring Action

This fragile Earth needs action. It needs you.

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How Doctors Without Borders Works

Jenna introduces us to Doctors without Borders; a special group of volunteers who give emergency medical aid to victims of war, disaster, and epidemic all over the world. Dr. Ben Wan joined the program after his residency and began helping thousands of refugees in Africa. These doctors don’t get paid for their work, but Dr. Wan explains that you can’t put a price on the satisfaction of what you are able to accomplish.

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How Kids Changed the World

This video tells the story of civil-rights activist Ayanna Najuma. Starting at age 7 in the 1950s, Ayanna and other children participated in sit-ins in Oklahoma City to try to desegregate the lunch counters and restaurants there. This is the story of how a group of determined kids helped change the world.

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The Braille Story for Kids

Learn how Louis Braille invented the system that sparked Helen Keller to say, "we the blind are as indebted to Louis Braille as mankind is to Gutenberg."

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The Story of Alex Scott, Founder of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

A brief history about how Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation started and grew to be a leader in the fight against childhood cancer.

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Women's History for Kids: Malala Yousafzai the girl shot by the Taliban (Educational Videos)

Celebrating women in history watch our spotlight on Childrens and Womens Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai. Malala would not let a hateful group called the Taliban stop her from seeking education for herself and many other girls after going to school was banned in Pakistan. In this educational video for students, we take time out to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Malala including winning the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17 and more.

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The Evidence Song (If You Write an Answer)

Another parody written for the 4th grade students, who are working on supporting their written answers. (Original song: "Lips Are Moving," Meghan Trainor)

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eSpark Learning: Using Textual Evidence Instructional Video (4.RI.8)

This eSpark video supports Common Core Standard 4.RI.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

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How to Change the World - Kid President

In today's adventure, Kid President explores people's different ideas about how to make the world better. What do you think is the best way to change the world?

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Kids Can Change the World

Matt and Jack Webb have traveled the United States in search of kids who are making a difference in the world. Their message is clear: we have to empower kids to believe that “Kids Can Change the World.” Jack and Matt Webb are just two of a five-member family of filmmakers and storytellers who took to the road for a year-long road trip to meet kid change-makers in all 50 states. Having collected 75 stories from across America, their hope is to share those tales in films, book, and events that inspire and equip others to make the world better. They want to celebrate amazing kids and help other children create sustainable movements of change in the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Rare Video: Japan Tsunami | National Geographic

June 9, 2011 — The March 11 earthquake and tsunami left more than 28,000 dead or missing. See incredible footage of the tsunami swamping cities and turning buildings into rubble.

Landslides National Geographic

See the awesome destructive power of landslides.

Epic Landslide Caught on Tape

Landslide caught on tape in the French Alps.

Earthquakes 101 | National Geographic Pt.2

Volcanoes are as dangerous as they are majestic. Over 50 eruptions rock our planet every year. This video helps you understand what causes volcanoes to form and erupt—and shows where they are most likely to be found.

Volcano Mount Etna Eruption Caught on Tape in Italy

Mount Etna, one of the world's most active volcanoes, had emitted signs of an imminent paroxysm in recent weeks. On Jan. 22, lava and strong flashes in the volcano's New Southeast Crater were clearly visible from the Sicilian foothills; these often herald a new paroxysm: short, violent eruptive bursts.

Earthquake's 101 | National Geographic

Earthquakes are unpredictable and can strike with enough force to bring buildings down. Find out what causes earthquakes, why they're so deadly, and what's being done to help buildings sustain their hits.

World's Largest Earthquake Test

Simpson Strong-Tie participated in an unprecedented test to highlight the importance of earthquake-resistant construction and, ultimately, improve the construction safety of wood buildings in the U.S.

The Earth's Plates

This short video describes how the Earths plates were and how they are and also how they might look 50 years from now...

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