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Teen Guide to the 2012 Election

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Find out where the candidates stand on important issues including the economy, health care, gay rights, reproductive rights, and education. Brought to us by the Youth Communication reporters.

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Hans Rosling on Global Population Growth

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Hans Rosling giving a speech at the 2010 Ted Talks on global population growth. Hans talks about what the world was like in the 1960’s when world population was 3 billion and discusses why moving people out of poverty is essential to slowing the population growth.

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7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

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Find out how the world population went from 1 billion to 7 billion in just over 200 years in this short video.

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The Seventh Billion Economist

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This short video takes a look at historic and future birth rates to make a determination about the future of population growth. What do you think? Will we continue to grow at the rate we are currently growing or will the birth rate slow?

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National Geographic Great Wall Of China

This documentary about the Great Wall of China is brought to us by National Geographic and is an interesting look into the events that lead to building of the Wall.

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The Great Wall of China – Beijing China

Did you know the Great Wall stretches over 4000 miles from Shanhaiguan to Lop Nur, creates the border of Inner Mongolia and was guarded by more than one million men at it’s peak? These are just some of the things you may learn watching this short video.

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Great Wall of China

Take a journey to a far away place in this short video about the Great Wall of China. Although one of the great tourist destinations of this planet, this video seeks to visit the places that tourists don’t get to so easily.

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The First Ten Years of the Euro

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This video marks the 10 year anniversary of the Euro. Originally just 12 members, the Euro Zone has now grown to 17 countries in all.

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Under The Wrappings: The “Lady” Hor

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Brooklyn Museum uses modern day technology to help them learn more about Ancient Egypt and the mummification process.

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Satellites View Growing Gulf Oil Spill

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This short video reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig and, later, the resulting spread of the oil spill.

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