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French Grammar Tomber à l'eau: Pronouns

In a game called Tomber à l'eau, the students split into pairs and test the waters on their knowledge of French pronouns. A member from each team is blindfolded several steps away from the pool. There they must successfully use the pronouns given to them by their teammate in a sentence. Any incorrect answers result in the student taking a ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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Cracking the Code Programming a robot crocodile

A class build a Lego crocodile and use Raspberry Pi computers and the Scratch programming language to make it snap its jaws! Science presenter Minna Kane explains how you can plug your keyboard and monitor into a tiny Raspberry Pi computer and use open source coding software to program it. We see a primary school class build model crocodiles out ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Cracking the Code What are bitmap graphics?

A primary school class use black and white squares to represent the pixels that make up images as bitmaps. In an exercise to show how computer graphics are made, two teams are given pictures to make out of just black and white squares. The instructions are in binary code; a 0 means a white square and a 1 a black ...
  • 2013
  • 00:04:33
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Gandhi

Andrew Marr describes how Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence during British led rule through a campaign of civil disobedience. He explores the background to the campaign, the key events and negations, and Gandhi’s legacy through the 20th century. Warning: There are some scenes of violence. Teacher notes: Gandhi's concept of non-violent resistance and the role of civil disobedience were ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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Andrew Marr's History of the World Alexander the Great

Andrew Marr explores the life of Alexander the Great. He takes a look at stories of Alexander’s childhood and upbringing, his imperial conquests and the legacy of his empire. Warning: There are some violent scenes. Teacher notes: Discuss Alexander's upbringing and how it could have influenced and shaped his later life. Students could compare Alexander to today's leaders – what ...
  • 2012
  • 00:07:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2019

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