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Rural Women in China
Women in rural China have one of the highest suicide rates in the world.  Wu Qing at the Development Center for Rural Women believes that empowering women with the idea of equality, giving them out-of-home work skills, and instilling a sense of social responsibility will increase their feeling of self-worth and improve quality of life. To plant the desire for knowledge, the center also started a grassroots literacy program.
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The Great Wall
Built in stages over many centuries, the Great Wall of China stretches
more than 6,400 kilometers, or nearly 4,000 miles through northern
China. China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, began constructing the wall in the 3rd century BC to protect the northern borders of his empire from Mongolians and other nomadic invaders.

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Shanghai
Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River, is China's largest city. It has a population of around 20 million people and includes one of the world's busiest ports. Our guide, environmentalist Wen Bo, comments on the challenge China faces today in balancing growth with the need for ecological conservation.
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Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking.  A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.
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Black Holes..........Monsters in Space
Video explains what a Black Hole is.  It is the ultimate unknown.  There is no way to find out what is in there.  Black Holes themselves cannot be observed directly, but they do possess gravity.  Astronomers have found that when material is packed tightly around a black hole it makes a ringing sound.  Astronomers believe that black holes have no volume but are infinitely dense.  Video shows how a star is pulled into the black hole.  There i
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George Bush Sr.
On the Republican side, George Herbert Walker Bush, Ronald Reagan's vice president, easily became the nominee and selected Dan Quayle, former senator from Indiana, as his running mate. Bush, the son of a former Connecticut senator, attended an elite private school and later graduated from Yale. He served in World War II and then worked in the oil business in Texas. He began his public service as a Texas congressman and eventually served as envoy to China, ambassador to the U.N., and head of the
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A Lesson on Adverbs
An adverb adds to the verbs. Definitions and examples are presented by students about adverbs in sentences. The lesson ends at 2 minutes, 25 seconds with slides that summarize the adverb lesson.  The remainder of the video includes very cute outtakes.   (4:11)
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Context Clues
Teacher explains how he learned to read unfamiliar words in comic books by using context clues. For some reason, it has an extra 30 seconds of blank video. 2:30 min.
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China During the Tang Dynasty; Part 1 of 3
This video is suitable for older middle school or high school students and offers a history of the Tang Dynasty. "The Tang Dynasty (Chinese: 唐朝; pinyin: Táng Cháo; Middle Chinese: dhɑng) (June 18, 618 - June 4, 907) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. It was founded by the Li (李) family, who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire. " (Tang Dynasty, Wikipedia, 2009).
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China During the Tang Dynasty, Part 2 of 3
(Video is notated as Part 1, but it is Part 2.) This video is suitable for older middle school or high school students and offers a history of the Tang Dynasty. "The Tang Dynasty (Chinese: 唐朝; pinyin: Táng Cháo; Middle Chinese: dhɑng) (June 18, 618 - June 4, 907) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. It was founded by the Li (李) family, who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire. "
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China During the Tang Dynasty, Part 3 of 3
This video is suitable for older middle school or high school students and offers a history of the Tang Dynasty. "The Tang Dynasty (Chinese: 唐朝; pinyin: Táng Cháo; Middle Chinese: dhɑng) (June 18, 618 - June 4, 907) was an imperial dynasty of China preceded by the Sui Dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. It was founded by the Li (李) family, who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire. " (Tang Dynasty, Wikipedia, 2009).
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China During the Song Dynasty, Part 1, 2/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
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China During the Song Dynasty, Part 1, 3/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
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China During the Song Dynasty, Part 2, 1/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
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China During the Song Dynasty, Part 2, 2/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
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China During the Song Dynasty, Part 2, 3/3
This video features information about the Song Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Liu Song Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Song Dynasty (Chinese: 宋朝; pinyin: Sòng Cháo; Wade-Giles: Sung Ch'ao) was a ruling dynasty in China between 960–1279 AD; it succeeded the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period, and was followed by the Yuan Dynasty. It was the first government in world history to issue banknotes or paper money and the first Chi
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The Qing Dynasty of China, Part 1
This student-created video features information about the Qing Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Qin Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing ch'ao; Manchu: Daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин Улс), also known as the Manchu Dynasty, followed the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, and was the last ruling dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912" (Qing Dynasty, Wikipedi
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The Qing Dynasty, Part 2
This student-created video features information about the Qing Dynasty (which is not to be confused with the Qin Dynasty and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: Qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: Ch'ing ch'ao; Manchu: Daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин Улс), also known as the Manchu Dynasty, followed the Ming Dynasty in Chinese history, and was the last ruling dynasty of China, ruling from 1644 to 1912" (Qing Dynasty, Wikipedi
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China From Past to Present: The Qing Dynasty
During the European period of colonization, China was
ruled by the Qing (or Manchu) dynasty and Hong Kong became a British
colony. This is a good video, but needs a map for students to follow the expansion and distances.

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The Forbidden City (1/6)
This documentary features information about the Forbidden City and is suitable for older middle school or high school students. "The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum" (Forbidden City, Wikipedia, 2009).
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