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Introducing Earth School from TED-Ed and UNEP!
This week marked the launch of Earth School, an immersive nature adventure designed to leave the whole family marveling at our planet and excited for the future. Dive into 30 Days of videos, quizzes, and activities that will help students celebrate, connect with and explore the natural world.
Learn more about this learning tool here »
New TED-Ed Originals
What happens if you cut down all of a city's trees?
By Stefan Al, directed by Mette Ilene Holmriis
By 2050, it’s estimated that over 65% of the world will be living in cities. We may think of nature as being unconnected to our urban spaces, but trees have always been an essential part of successful cities. Humanity has been uncovering these arboreal benefits since the creation of our first cities thousands of years ago. So what makes trees so important to a city’s survival? Stefan Al explains.
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The life cycle of a sneaker
By Angel Chang, directed by Ella Dobson
Australians call them “runners." The British know them as “trainers.” Americans refer to them as “sneakers.” Whatever you call them, these casual shoes are worn by billions of people around the world. Today, roughly 23 billion shoes are produced each year. So, how can we balance our love of sneakers with the need for sustainability? Angel Chang explores how shoe manufacturing impacts our planet.
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What’s the point(e) of ballet?
By Ming Luke, directed by Mateus Moretto
A baby cursed at birth. A fierce battle of good and evil. A true love awoken with a kiss. Since premiering in 1890, “The Sleeping Beauty” has become one of the most frequently staged ballets in history. So what makes this piece so beloved? And what exactly does ballet bring to this— or any other— story? Ming Luke shares what makes ballet the perfect medium for stories old and new.
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TED-Ed Educator Talks
Despite understanding the material, some of Becky Navarre's students were failing homework assignments because they weren't completing them. This seemed unfair, but at the same time Navarre felt a responsibility to teach her students accountability. So she developed a system to teach organizational skills and guide her students to take ownership of their learning -- a system some of her students still use to this day.

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TED-Ed Blog
Today, over 1.5 billion children are unable to go to school. Coronavirus’ impact goes beyond the health and economic crisis; it is also jeopardizing the education of students around the world. Teachers are scrambling to offer students lessons online and parents are desperate for activities that will keep their kids engaged and connected to the outside world. We're hoping Earth School can help.

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