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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Chromosomal basis for gender. Sex-linked traits.
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to basic algebraic equations of the form Ax=B
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to addition. Multiple visual ways to represent addition.
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Khan Academy
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Overview of the Vietnam War
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Khan Academy
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How to get correct advice when you can only ask one question from either a liar or a truthteller (when you don't know who is what)
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Khan Academy
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How elements relate to atoms. The basics of how protons, electrons and neutrons make up an atom.
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Khan Academy
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slightly more complicated equations
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Khan Academy
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U01_L1_T1_we1 Place Value 1
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Khan Academy
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Writing a basic program. Basics of data types, variables and conditional statements
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Khan Academy
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Overview of how the nephrons in the kidney filter blood and reabsorb water and other molecules.
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Khan Academy
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Solving linear equations with variable expressions in the denominators of fractions
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Khan Academy
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Newton's First Law (Galileo's Law of Inertia).
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to trigonometry
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to Limits (HD)
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TED Talks
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Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident -- can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, brain, business, psychology, self, success, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
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Introduction to the multiplication tables from 2-9.
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Khan Academy
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An introduction to DNA
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Khan Academy
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Jamestown to the Civil War
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Khan Academy
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Equations with the variable on both sides.
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Khan Academy
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Distance, displacement, speed and velocity. Difference between vectors and scalars
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to evolution, variation in a population and natural selection
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Khan Academy
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Mitosis, meiosis and sexual reproduction. Understanding gametes, zygotes, and haploid / diploid numbers.
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to the circulatory system and the heart
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Khan Academy
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Adding 2-digit numbers
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to how banks make money and the value they (potentially) add to society.
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Khan Academy
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The atom, proton, neutron and electron
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Khan Academy
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An introduction to probability
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Khan Academy
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Figuring out the slope of a line
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Khan Academy
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Solving linear inequalities.
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Khan Academy
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Khan Academy
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Separating the truthteller from the togglers!
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to multiplication
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Khan Academy
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Graphing linear equations
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Khan Academy
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The art of balancing equations in chemistry!
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Introduction to division
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Khan Academy
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U02_L1_T1_we1: Solving Equations 1
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Khan Academy
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Problems 1-3 starting on page 395 of College Board Official SAT Study Guide
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Khan Academy
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Dividing into larger numbers. Introduction to long division and remainders.
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Khan Academy
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Saving Earth from becoming a mushroom farm.
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to ionic, covalent, polar covalent and metallic bonds.
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Khan Academy
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Getting a feel for slope and y-intercept
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to borrowing and regrouping
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Khan Academy
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Calculus-Derivative: Understanding that the derivative is just the slope of a curve at a point (or the slope of the tangent line)
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TED Talks
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Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren't cooler than math—they simply rely on it.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, math, music, performance, TEDYouth 2013, 2013
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An introduction to orbitals
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Khan Academy
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What interest is. Simple versus compound interest.
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TED Talks
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Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet -- "All the servers are in Beijing" -- he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country's history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, china, global issues, journalism, social media, technology, TEDGlobal 2012,...
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Introduction to i and imaginary numbers
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Khan Academy
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Scale of Earth and Sun
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to descriptive statistics and central tendency. Ways to measure the average of a set: median, mean, mode
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Khan Academy
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The Calvin Cycle or the light-independent (dark) reactions of photosythesis
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Khan Academy
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Newton's Second Law of Motion: F=ma
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Khan Academy
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Some limit exercises
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Khan Academy
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Part 1 of the French Revolution. From the Convocation of the Estates General to the storming of the Bastille
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Khan Academy
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Introduction to using the periodic table to determine electron configurations
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Khan Academy
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Parts of a cell: nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, mitochondria, chloroplasts, vacuoles, and vesicles
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Khan Academy
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More intuition on orbitals. Touching on electron configuration.
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Khan Academy
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Overview of the Krebs or Citric Acid Cycle
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Khan Academy
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Plate Tectonics -- Evidence of plate movement
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Khan Academy
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Example of calculating speed and velocity
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TED Talks
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Is there more than one universe? In this visually rich, action-packed talk, Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics (starting with a big one: What caused the Big Bang?) have led to the theory that our own universe is just one of many in the "multiverse."
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, cosmos, physics, science, universe, TED2012, 2012
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Introduction to the intuition behind limits
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Khan Academy
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How to express a fraction as a decimal
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Khan Academy
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Basics of heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure, angina, cardiac arrest. Special thanks to Edward J Perper, MD for help in clarifying certain aspects of this video.
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Khan Academy
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Explanation of the phases of mitosis.
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Khan Academy
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Every action has an equal and opposite reaction
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Khan Academy
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Overview of photosythesis
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TED Talks
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In a heart-melting moment, Education host John Legend sits at the piano to sing "True Colors," giving the lyrics a special meaning for kids and teachers. "So don't be afraid / to let them show / your true colors / are beautiful, like a rainbow."
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, education, live music, piano, TED Talks Education, 2013
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The phases of Meiosis.
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Khan Academy
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Understanding the basics of lists in Python
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Khan Academy
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Practice carrying digits to add multiple digit numbers
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Khan Academy
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An introduction to functions.
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Khan Academy
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What a matrix is. How to add and subtract them.
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Khan Academy
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Determining the equation of a line
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Khan Academy
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Properties of alkali, alkaline earth and transition metals. Halogens and noble gases.
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