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Social Studies


How the Census Changed America

How the Census Changed America

America Explained

In 2020, the 23rd US census took place. A census gives us a better understanding of what America looks like; how society is changing; and what it needs. In this video, we will explain the census further along with why slaves were only partly...Show More
Standing up to ICE: How Young People Are Protesting for a Fairer America

Standing up to ICE: How Young People Are Protesting for a Fairer America

America Explained

In 2017, there were 10.5 million undocumented immigrants living in America: people who entered the country illegally; or who stayed after their work visas ran out. For them, The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is all too real. In this...Show More
Unmasking: The End of Debate?

Unmasking: The End of Debate?

Unmasking is an extreme form of criticism that is becoming increasingly prevalent in social science and everyday discourse where individuals are accused of being fraudulent and ideas are exposed as illusions, making debate and argument...Show More
Media and Aggression

Media and Aggression

Can we learn aggression from aggressive media? This film looks at experimental, longitudinal and case study research evidence and how social learning, script theory and susceptibility approaches such as hostile attribution bias can help...Show More
What Is the Significance of 1619?

What Is the Significance of 1619?

America Explained

In 2026, America celebrates its 250th birthday! But four hundred years ago, back in 1619 three significant events happened that forever changed America. In this video, we'll go through them and explain how they relate to our Founding Mothers,...Show More
Who Has the Right to Vote: A History

Who Has the Right to Vote: A History

America Explained

Did you know, Puerto Rico pays U.S. taxes but can't vote for our President? How about, that in Chicago, between 2006 and 2016, 199 dead people managed to vote from beyond the grave 229 times! Democracy may be our fundamental principle here in...Show More
Is Now the Time to Talk about Guns?

Is Now the Time to Talk about Guns?

America Explained

Gun control in the U.S. has been a loaded term here for decades. In this video, we delve further into that controversial, Second Amendment, the NRA and the students vying to change the American right to bear arms.
What Makes a State a State?

What Makes a State a State?

America Explained

Ever heard of the bizarre law in New York & North Carolina that prohibits donkeys sleeping in bathubs? What's up with that?! In this video, we will explain exactly where that came from while divulging how State Law differs from Federal Law, it's...Show More
Your Country Needs You! Selective Service (SSS)

Your Country Needs You! Selective Service (SSS)

America Explained

In peaceful times, the US Armed Forces are well stocked with brave men and women who voluntarily sign up to serve. However, in the event of a third catastrophic global conflict, it is possible for the U.S. government to rapidly recruit from the...Show More
Hotboxing History: Is the United States Really United?

Hotboxing History: Is the United States Really United?

America Explained

In 2019, anyone over the age of 21 can legally buy cannabis in Denver, Colorado but if you were to hotbox it across states lines, you could end up being arrested for blazing up in Nebraska. So why is there one law for one state and another law...Show More

"You're Fired!" How to Get Rid of the President

America Explained

None of the 45 US Presidents have been given the boot, despite, on occasion, doing some pretty questionable things. So what does it really take to get fired as Commander-in-Chief?
Get Schooled: How The Electoral College Works

Get Schooled: How The Electoral College Works

America Explained

Imagine if the United States Presidential Election was a talent show, only the public doesn't vote for them. That—to be honestis how the Electoral College works.
Hate Crime in Everyday Life

Hate Crime in Everyday Life

Hate Crime is high profile now. But the cases of violent hate crime we see in the media are just the tip of the iceberg: things like verbal abuse, bullying, threats, and damage to property have become just another part of everyday life for many...Show More
Durkheim and the Functions of Crime

Durkheim and the Functions of Crime

It seems obvious to most people that crime and social order are opposites. But more than a century ago French sociologist, Emile Durkheim, suggested that it wasn't that simple. This film looks at the introduction of Zero Tolerance Policing in New...Show More
Relighting the Streets: A Study of Situational Crime Prevention

Relighting the Streets: A Study of Situational Crime Prevention

Does situational crime prevention actually work, or is crime simply displaced to a neighbouring area? This film tells the story of an experiment in situational crime prevention by the Cambridge Institute of Criminology conducted in...Show More
Crime and Gender: Closing the Gap

Crime and Gender: Closing the Gap

The most consistent finding in the study of crime is the relationship between crime and gender. In almost every country, over 80% of crime is committed by males. But in recent years, the gender gap has been closing: the male crime rate has been...Show More
Man on the Bus

Man on the Bus

Man on the Bus is the true story of Martha, a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, who led a double life in Australia and her daughter Eve, a psychologist and filmmaker, who discovered the truth. The film follows Eve finding clues – in old...Show More
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how civil rights lawyer, activist and politician Nelson Mandela helped end apartheid in South Africa and brought a divided country together through showing respect for difference. When children learn about...Show More
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author Stephen Hawking's innate curiosity resulted him changing humanity's perception of time and space. When children learn about inspirational people who embody...Show More
Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how American broadcaster Oprah Winfrey's unique communication skills helped her succeed in a male-dominated industry and give voice to working people. When children learn about inspirational people who...Show More
Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how environmental activist Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement and spread her message of economic sustainability and autonomy around the world by thinking globally. When children learn about...Show More
Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how American anthropologist Margaret Mead traveled the globe to learn from indigenous people so that humanity could benefit from her intercultural knowledge and pioneering research. When children learn...Show More
Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

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In this short animation, students learn how Malala Yousafzai combatted gender inequality in her native Afghanistan by thinking critically and giving voice to the marginalised in her fight to change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Koffi Annan

Koffi Annan

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how Kofi Annan journeyed from Ghanaian schoolboy to Secretary-General of the United Nations, and how his ability to understand global issues helped him change the world for the better. When children learn...Show More
Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

Global Icons

In this short animation, students learn how Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama journeyed from Tibetan farm boy to global religious leader, changing the world for the better, by developing and exhibiting empathy for other people. When children learn...Show More