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6 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
Neil deGrasse Tyson: A Brief Biography
Neil deGrasse Tyson is one of America's best-known scientists who has a talent for presenting complex science concepts in a clear and understandable manner. Join me for the next few minutes to learn about this fascinating man based on information from the biography.com website.
6 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Ancient Greek Mythology: Echo & Narcissus
This podcast covers the ancient Greek myth of Echo and Narcissist. The Mayo Clinic defines narcissism as a personality type in which the individual thinks very highly of oneself, needing admiration, believing others are inferior, and lacking empathy for others. For the ancient Greek poets, the myth of Echo and Narcissus portrays that destructive personality type perfectly.
6 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Ancient Greek Mythology: Oedipus
This podcast covers the ancient Greek myth of Oedipus and the concept known as fate: What will be, will be....and there is nothing anyone can do to change it
4 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
Ancient Greek Mythology: Demeter & Persephone
Why do the seasons change? That's a question the ancient Greeks asked themselves three thousand years ago. Lacking any scientific knowledge and understanding of nature, the Greeks created the myth of the goddess Demeter and her daughter, Persephone. to explain the changing of the seasons.
10 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
Theseus by Edith Hamilton (Read by the Voice of Social Studies Central)
Go on a heroic journey and explore the Ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur as written by Edith Hamilton in her monumental book, Mythology.
7 minutes | Apr 16, 2019
The Buddha and the Five Visitors
Listen in as the Buddha and one of his students discuss wealth, pain and suffering, religion, law and order, and rude behavior.
3 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
Black History Month Mini Lesson: THE CASE OF DRED SCOTT
The case of Dred Scott is covered in the greater context of Americans divide on the issue of slavery before the Civil War and with the passage of the fourteenth amendment.
6 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
Black History Month Mini Lesson: I HAVE A DREAM
It’s historically the largest political demonstration in American history. It’s the March on Washington and we learn about the last speaker of the event, Martin Luther King Jr.
3 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Black History Mini Lesson: ROSA PARKS
On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. Listen to Rosa Parks describe that historic moment.
5 minutes | Feb 7, 2019
Black History Mini Lessons: RUBY BRIDGES
Born in 1954, the same year the Supreme Court desegregated public schools, Ruby Bridges’ early childhood would become a civil rights challenge and success.
4 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Black History Mini Lesson: JACKIE ROBINSON
A sweeping biography of one of America’s most admired African-American major league baseball players.
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