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BBC Documentaries Infested! Living with Parasites

Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them. He travels to Kenya to give himself a tapeworm – a parasite that can grow to many metres inside the human gut. He also encounters lice, leeches and the deadly malaria parasite, before swallowing a ...
  • 2014
  • 00:50:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/29/2020

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BBC Documentaries The Flu That Killed 50 Million Must-See

1918. As the Armistice bells ring out across the world to celebrate the end of the Great War, a silent killer makes its way home with the soldiers. The Spanish Flu will kill up to one third of the world’s population, more than both world wars combined. From the soldier who carried the virus to the Western Front, to the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:48:53
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/26/2020

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Africa and Britain: A Forgotten History The Homecoming

Historian David Olusoga concludes his series by exploring the events which helped shape black British identity in the 20th century. Episode 4 of 4.
  • 2016
  • 00:51:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/26/2020

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My World Media Literacy My World Media Literacy: Professional Development Introduction

Are your students ready to embark on a media literacy journey? The My World media literacy program, brought to you by the BBC, is the perfect tool to teach students about the importance of being a responsible consumer of news, and promises to provide a measurable impact to your students learning decision-making and overall ability to form their own opinions. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:04:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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My World Media Literacy What is news? Must-See

With so much talk of fake news, why is it important to have real, trustworthy news sources? In this video, Radzi goes behind the scenes at the BBC to show how the news is made and how journalists work.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • My World Lesson 1: What's the News?

My World Media Literacy How do journalists find the news?

When making the news, journalists have to do a lot of research to find a good story. Social media and the internet have sped up the process, but journalists still have to consider where to find their sources, what questions to ask, and whether or not they can trust their sources. Then, they gather information such as interviews, videos and ...
  • 2020
  • 00:02:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • My World Lesson 2: How Do Journalists Gather News?

My World Media Literacy Getting the news right

On June 3, 2019, there was a violent attack on the streets of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. More than 100 people were killed. There were no official records of what happened, but we spoke to a team of BBC journalists who were able to find and verify hundreds of videos filmed on phones, and hold those responsible to account. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:05:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • My World Lesson 3: How Do Journalists Verify News?

My World Media Literacy Different perspectives

Journalists are responsible for showing a whole range of opinions, so that people have reliable information to help them decide what to think for themselves. President Putin's rule of Russia is something that divides public opinion. This video shows how journalists include different points of view, providing background and context to reflect the full story.
  • 2020
  • 00:04:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • My World Lesson 4: What's the Angle?

My World Media Literacy Who decides?

Everything you see, read and hear on the news is based on decisions, because there simply isn't enough space to report everything happening in the world. Have you ever thought about who makes those decisions, and why? What roles do people play in the process – and how much do computer algorithms have to answer for?
  • 2020
  • 00:02:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • My World Lesson 5: Inside the Newsroom

My World Media Literacy Who's your source?

When journalists begin researching a news story they rely on many different types of sources, such as articles, historical documents, news reports and people. Each of these sources must be trustworthy, and when interviewing people, journalist must look through the lens of understanding motivation and whether the person can be a trustworthy source. This video will show how BBC journalists ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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  • My World Lesson 6: What's the Source?

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