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January 2018
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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The Rise of Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the face of increasing hatred and violence, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s use of nonviolent protest became the hallmark of the Civil Rights Movement. Dig into the NBC News archives with Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, as he revisits an exclusive sit-down interview with Dr. King from 1957, less than a year after the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and just following the Supreme Court decision that ruled the laws requiring segregated buses unconstitutional.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. on “Meet The Press”
Take an exclusive look back at Dr. King’s appearances on the iconic Sunday morning NBC News program “Meet the Press.” These videos offer a unique opportunity to hear Dr. King debate and discuss the most important issues of the Civil Rights Movement, including nonviolent sit-in demonstrations, the March on Washington, the Selma March, and the Vietnam War. This is a playlist you will want to save as your own for future use.
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The Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.”

These were some of Dr. King’s last words to a crowd of protestors in Memphis who were demanding a bill of economic and social rights. In the final months of his life, Dr. King was under siege. For more than a decade as this nation's preeminent civil rights leader, he had helped transform this country through nonviolent protest. By 1968, Dr. King was struggling to keep a nation on edge from participating in violent protests, and ultimately, he never made it out of Memphis that week.

This video is from NBC Learn’s original collection, “Finishing the Dream,” produced in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
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PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games
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A Look Back: Science of the Olympic Winter Games (2010)
With the 2018 Olympic Winter Games fast-approaching, the NBC Learn team wants to remind you of our original video series that explores the scientific mysteries of winter Olympic sports.

NBC Learn and NBC Sports, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, unravel the science, technology, engineering and math behind the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. For lesson plans provided by Lessonopoly, open the video and click on "Activity."
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Finding Amelia
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82 Years Ago: Amelia Earhart flies from Hawaii to California
On January 11, 1935, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly to the United States mainland from Hawaii. After traveling 18 hours, she landed safely in Oakland, California. Earhart would end up setting many aviation records, including the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

80 years after the famed pilot disappeared while trying to circumnavigate the globe, what ended up happening to Amelia Earhart remains a mystery to this day. It is believed that her plane went down near a group of small islands in the Pacific, and now researchers have scanned the depths of the ocean near where her plane may have crashed.
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Net Neutrality
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FCC Scraps Net Neutrality Rules Regulating Internet Access
The five members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote 3-2 to scrap Obama-era net neutrality rules, which require internet service providers to give equal access to all content and applications, without favoring some sources or blocking others. The decision affects everything from streaming video services to how quickly websites load, and even what websites you see.
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Parent Toolkit
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Build Students’ Goal-Setting This New Year
Does your school incorporate social and emotional learning into your curriculum? Or are you interested in social and emotional development? Be sure to check out Parent Toolkit’s Social and Emotional Development section. Not only does it break down the 5 areas of SEL development, but it also offers tips and advice for parents (and teachers!) to support development at each grade. With New Year’s resolutions in mind, check out ways to encourage goal setting in students ages 5-8, 8-11, middle school, and high school.

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