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  1. The Exploratorium Streaming

    Link
    https://www.exploratorium.edu
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Art, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, History, Mathematics, Nature, Physics, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Archives/Museums, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    A public learning laboratory, The Exploratorium, is devoted to just that: exploring the world through science, art and human perception. Their mission is ‘to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide’ and perhaps more importantly their vision is ‘a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them’. The museum makes available a vast range of, video programmes, organised by subjects, including: Arts (532 videos), Astronomy and Space (220), Biology (331), Chemistry (97), History (35), Mathematics (19), Nature of Science (13), Perception (55), Physics (215), and Social Science (575). There is also a Websites section with over 35, 000 pages of content, which can be explored by subject too.

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  2. BBC Teach Streaming

    Link
    https://www.bbc.com/teach
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Education
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    The new home to all the BBC classroom resources, which cover 22 subjects ranging from early years to GCSE. Major cultural events such as Black History Month or Shakespeare Season are also covered. The new site includes: Primary and Secondary Class clips, which are arranged by subject and age group; Live Lessons, half-hour curriculum-linked webcasts for the classroom; School Radio, with resources covering music, dance, history, collective workshop, literacy and maths; Terrific Scientific, which is aimed at encouraging scientific enquiry for Key Stage2; Ten Pieces, the classical music project which aims to open up the world of classical music to 7 to 14-year-old across the UK.

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  3. The Do Lectures Streaming

    Link
    https://www.thedolectures.com/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Business Studies, Education, Environmental Studies, Food, Social Studies, Technology
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Streaming/Download

    Launched in 2007, The Do Lectures project aims to ‘create a safe space to ask better questions’. The event runs for three days once a year and is hosted on an old farm in Cardigan, West Wales. The talks are filmed and then made available for free. The lectures are organised into ten categories: Adventure, Business, Creativity, Education, Environment, Food, Future You, Social Change, Technology and Well-being.

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  4. Working Class History Podcasts Streaming

    Link
    https://workingclasshistory.com/category/podcast/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    American Studies, History, Politics and Government, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Podcasting, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    Who makes History? This resource, launched in 2014, is dedicated to recording and popularising people’s history, that is, the history of ‘everyday women, men, people of colour, migrants, indigenous people, LGTB people, disabled people, workers, the unemployed, housewives and single mothers, as opposed to the history of rich and powerful individuals, kings, queens and politicians’. The collection of podcasts presented here tell the stories of past struggles which still resonate today. Each episode has a ‘Footnotes’ section, which offers links to relevant resources including short videos, articles written at the time, and websites. Events covered so far are: the Grunwick strike of East African and Asian women workers in London 1976-8; The Angry Brigade, Britain’s first urban guerrilla group; Anti-Nazi youth movements in World War II; Workmates: organising with agency workers on London Underground; Industrial Workers of the World in the US, 1905-1918 and 1918-1950s; The West Virginia mine Wars, 1902-1922; The Vietnam War strike wave; Spanish Civil War; The League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit; Women in the Miners strike; Peterloo massacre with Mike Leigh; Women in the early IWW (Industrial Workers of the World Union).

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  5. The Resolution Foundation Streaming

    Link
    https://www.resolutionfoundation.org/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Economics, Social Studies, Social Welfare
    Medium
    Film/Video, Radio/Sound
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Podcasting, Streaming/Download

    Founded in 2005, The Resolution Foundation is an award-winning thinktank that conducts authoritative analytical research on living standards in the UK. The website offers free access to reports and statistical data, which could be used as educational resources by students and lecturers of socioeconomics. Specific subjects covered include: Incomes and Inequality; Jobs, Skills and Pay; Housing, Wealth and Debt; Tax and Welfare; Public Finances and the Economy; Intergenerational Commission. There are also Podcast and Video Channel sections which feature interviews and lectures by notable UK politicians and economists.

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  6. World Food Programme Videos Streaming

    Link
    http://www1.wfp.org
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Science and Technology, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Food, Geography, Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Information Sources, Streaming/Download

    The World Food Programme is one of the leading humanitarian organisations, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition. Free short videos are available via their website and these are organised into four categories: Video Stories, Corporate, Public Service Announcement and Video News Releases. There is also a wide range of educational and research material (e.g. factsheets, case studies, discussion papers, etc) on Climate change, Disaster Risk Reduction, Gender Equality, Nutrition and Sustainable Livelihood and Ecosystems. Users can search all the resources by Publication or Video type, Topic, Country and Year.

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  7. Why Poverty? Streaming

    Link
    https://thewhy.dk/whypoverty/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Development Studies, Economics, Education, Food, Geography, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Web Links

    A collection of eight documentaries and 34 short films, all accessible for free via the Why Poverty website. The films address eight difficult questions: How do you change the world; How much inequality is too much; What does an education get you; Is it worse to be born poor than to die poor; How do you feed the world; Are women better at getting out of poverty than men; Do we know what poverty is; How much profit is fair. Why Poverty is an initiative of The Why Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that produces and distributes factual public media projects to promote independent information on key global issues. Other documentary series produced so far include: Why Democracy and Why Women.

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  8. Why Women? Streaming

    Link
    https://thewhy.dk/whywomen/
    Category
    Social Sciences
    Subject
    Social Studies, Women’s Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Video Sources, Web Links

    A collection of films aimed to raise awareness of girls’ and women’s health, rights and wellbeing worldwide. There are four documentaries and ten short films, all accessible for free; also learning materials, including articles and facts. Why Women? is an initiative of The Why Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation that produces and distributes factual public media projects to promote independent information on key global issues. Other documentary series produced so far include: Why Democracy and Why Poverty.

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  9. Countryside Classroom Streaming

    Link
    https://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/
    Category
    Bio-Medical, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Agriculture, Education, Environmental Studies, Food
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Courses, Information Sources, Lists, Organisations, Streaming/Download, Web Links

    The aim of this organisation is to promote the best educational resources in food, farming and environment in the UK. The website contains a wide range of content gathered from a significant variety of contributors. Resources can be searched by Key stage/Age, Curriculum Subject, Theme, Type and Format. The Multimedia option offers a selection of videos and short films on subjects including how the agricultural industry works, careers in horticulture, the use of medicines in livestock production, the importance of plant breeding and the process of bread production in the UK.

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  10. Bertha Foundation Film Funds Streaming

    Link
    http://berthafoundation.org/storytellers/
    Category
    Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences
    Subject
    Current Affairs, Development Studies, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Law, Social Studies
    Medium
    Film/Video
    Type of resource
    Funding, Producers/Broadcasters, Streaming/Download

    Bertha Foundation is devoted to promoting social justice by supporting collaborations between activists, storytellers and lawyers. It offers four film funds: the Bertha Film Fund, which gives grants for the creation of social impact documentary content; the IDFA Bertha Fund, which supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries; the Bertha Doc Society Journalism Fund, which is dedicated to supporting long feature documentaries of a journalistic nature, and The Guardian Berth Documentary Partnership which is currently commissioning a series of 12 short documentary films from independent filmmakers. The site also offers trailers of all the Bertha completed films via their Film Directory section.

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