If you like splashing in water, you’ll love this Next Big Thing! Mermaid fitness takes water workouts to a whole new level, swapping your feet for colorful fins. It’s fun, but it’s also as challenging as you can imagine, treading water with your legs wrapped in a mermaid tail. Expect to break serious sweat with aerobic movements that engage your core.
So what do you think — is mermaid exercise the Next Big Thing? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. Or submit your video comments to email@example.com. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!
This collection of videos and lesson plans focused on the lives of African Americans throughout our nation’s history. Students will delve into the African-American experience, with videos and slideshows that explore civil rights history and politics, as well as African-American arts and culture.
These 17 videos and lesson plans provide nearly four weeks worth of content for an African-American studies short course or unit lesson plan. Recommended for grades 6-12. Review content for lower grades.
Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader’s death. In this video and slideshow lesson, we focus on his family life and his struggle to achieve equal rights for black men and women in America.
original air date: 2/14/18
Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia mountaintop home, is a popular tourist destination, but lately it and other plantation museums have been updating their portrayal of the past.
original air date: 12/7/15
Slavery was encoded into the U.S. Constitution and remained a monstrous contradiction to the principles of the Declaration of Independence until the passage of…which amendment?
original air date: 3/2/17
Madam C. J. Walker, whose parents and older siblings were former slaves, is our nation’s first self-made woman millionaire. Channel One News checks out an exhibit dedicated to Walker at the National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C., and then takes a closer look at Walker’s life and achievements.
original air date: 8/17/15
Tuskegee Next is working to bring more African-Americans and other minorities into the field of aviation, where barely 2 percent of pilots are black. The slideshow focuses on how the Tuskegee Airmen bravely fought against our enemies in World War II — and against the racism of their time. Students consider how Tuskegee Next continues their legacy.
original air date: 10/2/17
In the fall of 2017, a new biopic of Thurgood Marshall hit theaters. In this lesson, Channel One News takes an in-depth look at the life and legacy of one of the most important civil rights figures in American history.
original air date: 12/2/15
The Montgomery Bus Boycott captured the attention of the entire nation and sparked the civil rights movement. On the 60th anniversary of the start of the boycott, students walk to the site of the pivotal arrest of Rosa Parks and explore how one woman helped changed history.
original air date: 2/9/18
In this segment Channel One talks to a baseball card–collector-turned-activist who is shedding light on segregation in baseball. The slideshow profiles Jackie Robinson and his work to integrate the major leagues.
original air date: 2/5/15
In 1961, nine civil-rights activists staged a sit-in, were arrested and chose to serve jail time instead of paying a fine. More than half a century later, the “Friendship Nine” finally had their convictions overturned.
original air date: 3/9/15
On the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, we take a look at how the sacrifices of civil rights leaders led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Students will learn about the history of voter suppression in America and consider the impact of the 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down Section Four of the Act.
original air date: 1/20/15
A new movie shares the story of the Selma-Montgomery March. Led by Martin Luther King Jr., the march began with abuse by the police, but five months later yielded success as the Voting Rights Act was passed.
original air date: 2/23/15
Fifty years after the death of civil rights leader Malcolm X, his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz talks about his life and legacy. The slideshow traces the evolution of his views on racial problems in America.
original air date: 2/13/17
Nearly 50 years later, Olympic medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos are welcomed to the White House in September 2016. Students will consider the impact of political protests at sporting events.
original air date: 4/28/17
April 29, 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the riots that devastated the city of Los Angeles following the acquittal of four LAPD officers in the assault of Rodney King. Fury over the acquittal resulted in five days of rioting and sparked a national conversation about the use of force in policing that continues today.
original air date: 2/29/16
In 2012 the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin brought attention to systemic unfairness in the criminal justice system and sparked the Black Lives Matter movement. In this segment we explore the motivations behind the movement and institutionalized racism in America.
original air date: 4/27/15
Shawn Rivera read Maya Angelou’s poetry to help get him through a difficult time. He liked her poems so much that he set them to music. Through the video and the slideshow we explore Maya Angelou’s life, learn about her work as a performer and writer, and see how her poems give meaning to a new generation.
original air date: 2/22/17
You wouldn’t know it from watching Hollywood westerns, but around a quarter of all cowboys were black. Channel One reports from a modern black rodeo and explores the lives of some of these Wild West legends.
original air date: 2/1/17
Learn about the importance of representation from five African Americans who made history by become the “first”: Ernest Green of the Little Rock 9; Mae Jennison, the first black woman in space; Bob Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television; Michelle Howard, first African-American female four-star admiral in US Navy; and Eric Holder, first black attorney general.
original air date: 2/3/16
In 2015 ballerina Misty Copeland became the first African-American principal dancer at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. Find out how she’s helping open doors for a new generation of ballerinas. Students also learn about Raven Wilkinson, the first African-American woman to dance for a major ballet company.
original air date: 5/11/16
African Americans are less likely to travel outside of the country than their white counterparts, due to a variety of factors. But Zim Ugochukwu started Travel Noire to help inspire young black people to travel the world. The slideshow looks back at an earlier effort to ease travel for black Americans, the Negro Motorist Green Book.
original air date: 1/11/17
President Obama gave his final speech as president on January 10, 2017. Channel One News analyzes the content and effect of this speech and how it characterizes his presidency and hints at his legacy. Our slideshow further explores what President Obama’s legacy may be.
From a self-making bed to a lawn-mowing robot, we’ve shown you how technology can forever change the way we do chores. With this Next Big Thing, you can scratch one more chore off your list.
FoldiMate can fold your laundry in less time it takes to brew a cup of coffee. Simply place your clothes inside the machine and, within minutes, they all come out perfectly folded! FoldiMate can fold any type of shirt, blouse or pants in sizes varying from kids age 6 to adult size XXL.
So what do you think — are clothes folding machines the Next Big Thing? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. Or submit your video comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!
1. When did the pro-life march begin?
2. How long had the government been shut down when the bill was passed?
a. one day
b. three days
c. five days
d. seven days
3. Why are officials warning against drinking raw water?
a. because it is pure
b. because it is very old
c. because of its high cost
d. because it could make you sick
4. According to a recent study, what is the activity most likely to cause a teen to be happy?
a. playing soccer
b. texting a friend
c. playing a video game
d. posting on a social media site
5. Which of the following statements is true about a job as a web developer?
a. All web developers write front-end computer code.
b. All web developers work independently at their computers.
c. Most web developers collaborate with other members of their team.
d. Web developers must attend a formal four-year university program before finding a job.
Move over boring arcade games and roller coasters! For thrill-seekers, the future is here with this Next Big Thing. Virtual reality playgrounds are a place for you and your friends to get immersed into a whole different world. You can travel to space, fight zombies in video games, get in the driver’s seat of a race car and even experience flying!
So what do you think — are virtual playgrounds the Next Big Thing? Vote and tell us your opinion in the comments section below. Or submit your video comments to email@example.com. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!
Channel One News anchors travel the country and the world to bring a global perspective to your students. We’ve gathered some of our richest content focused on various geographic regions, ethnicities and cultures. Available to subscribers only, these collections of videos and lesson plans introduce students to global perspectives. Every day, our anchors are landing somewhere new, and we’ll be expanding our offerings as their stories get filed.
Available to subscribers only, these videos and lesson plans — more than three week’s worth of curriculum content — introduce students to various Latin American cultures, geography, history and geopolitical issues, and ties this history to young people’s lives today. Students will get to know the Aztecs, Frida Kahlo, Cesar Chavez, and Latino immigrants in America. Take a closer look at Cuba, Panama, Honduras, and Mexico — and awe-inspiring sites, like the Panama Canal and the Mesoamerican Coral Reef. Recommended for grades 6–12. Review content for lower grades.
This collection of videos and lesson plans focused on the lives of African Americans throughout our nation’s history, through the lens of young people’s lives today. These 20 videos and slideshows (and counting!) explore civil rights history and politics, as well as African-American arts and culture, providing at least four weeks worth of content for an African-American studies short course. Recommended for grades 6-12. Review content for lower grades.
These videos and lesson plans introduce students to various Asian cultures, geography, history and geopolitical issues for a six-week-long short course. The collected lesson plans help connect the history, people and modern-day issues of Asia to young people’s lives today. Recommended for grades 6–12. Review content for lower grades.
These videos and lesson plans introduce students to various cultures, geography, history and geopolitical issues of the Middle East. The collected lesson plans help connect the history, people and modern-day issues of the area to young people’s lives today. Recommended for grades 6–12.