Worldview Explorations™ Multimedia/Video Links

Worldview Explorations™ Multimedia/Video Links

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Lesson 2: What is Worldview?

What is a Worldview? (time: 02:09)
Randall Niles asks, "What's Your Worldview and why?" Have you ever thought about your worldview? Simply, a worldview is a set of beliefs that you hold true and live by. It’s a special pair of goggles that you put on every morning that allows you to see the world through your version of reality.

Students Perspective Worldview (time: 00:54)
An interview with various teenagers asking them to explore the meaning of worldview.

Generation Waking Up: Igniting a Movement (time: 05:15)
Generation Waking Up is a global campaign to ignite a generation of young people to bring forth a thriving, just, sustainable world. Generation Waking Up strives to:

  • Awaken in young people a clear sense of who we are as a generation, an understanding of the urgent global challenges and opportunities we face, and a calling to take action.
  • Empower young people with the training, mentoring, and support needed to thrive as global citizens, leaders, and change agents in the 21st century.
  • Mobilize young people locally and globally across issues, geography, and all lines of difference, unleashing the collaborative power of our generation.

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Lesson 3: My Worldview

The Lost Generation (time: 02:02)
Motivational words read forward and then in reverse with a totally different meaning.

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Lesson 4: Attention and Awareness

Transport for London: Do the Test (time: 01:04)
Two groups of basketball players pass the ball while a gorilla walks through the center of the groups. If the students are counting the passes which they are instructed to do, they usually won’t see the gorilla.

[The Mentalist] Cards Awareness Test (time: 01:00)
An actor from The Mentalist presents a card trick, asking observers to count the number of red cards. If focusing on the red cards, the students likely won’t notice the writing on the backs of the cards in the deck.

Test Your Awareness: Phone Joke Test (time: 01:17)
Two people carry on a phone conversation, while the props around them in their environment constantly change. If the students are listening to the conversation, they likely won’t notice many or any of the changes in the environment.

Test Your Awareness: Who Dunnit? (time: 01:55)
This awareness test parodies the game “Clue,” but as the mystery is solved, 21 changes occur in the background. If following the mystery, students many not notice some of or any of the changes that occur.

The “Door” Study (time: 01:37)
This video shows footage from a 1998 study by Daniel Simons and Daniel Levin in which a participant fails to notice when the person he is giving directions to is replaced by someone else when a door passes between the two of them.

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Lesson 5: What Shapes My Worldview?

Perspectives on Beliefs (time: 02:09)
This video features footage of teenagers responding to questions about beliefs and perspectives. It offers students a chance to experience a wide range of perspectives offered by a diverse group of students their own age. The video helps move the conversation into a consideration of the presence and origin of beliefs.

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Lesson 6: Ways of Knowing

False Memory and Eyewitness Testimony (time: 09:03)
Lecture on the reliability of memory. Can you trust your own memory? Should you believe people when they say they've seen amazing things? Is it possible that EVERYONE's memories just aren't reliable?

Right Brain/Left Brain Test (time: 02:01)
This video tests which side of the brain people are using. Which way is the woman turning? Is she going clockwise or counterclockwise? If you see her going clockwise (turning right), you are currently using the right side of your brain. If she's going counterclockwise (turning left), you are using the left side!

List of Indigenous Peoples, Wikipedia article
Partial list of indigenous ethnic groups around the world.

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Lesson 7: Perspectives and Beliefs

No Arms! No Legs! No Worries! (time: 04:11)
Motivational video of a man with no legs and arms talking about how to face challenges and feel empowered.

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Lesson 8: Instinct and Brain Structure

Emotional Arousal: Fight or Flight Reaction (time: 01:47)
When fear or anger emotion is aroused, a message from the brain goes to the whole body to prepare to reach to danger. The heart beats faster, breathing becomes heavier, muscles become tense, pupils dilate, hair stands on end, blood rushes to the capillaries in the face, muscles in the face contract to distort facial expression, intestinal movements (digestion, etc) cease. This special way the body reacts is commonly termed the "fight or flight," reaction, which is controlled by the Amygdala.

The Amygdala- the Cause of All Your Anxiety (time: 01:26)
When we are aroused emotionally, the Amygdala controls our emotional reactions because this is the first part of our brain that reacts to threats, fear, or anger. Sometimes, rather than naturally calming down, the amygdala remains in control and we are unable to allow their thinking brain take over control of their bodily reactions. This is called an “amygdala hijack.”

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Lesson 9: Self Regulation

Freaky Friday Clip (time: 02:02)
An argument between a mother and daughter that reveals how easily it can escalate when both parties are reacting without thinking.

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Lesson 11: Multiple Intelligences

Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory (time: 02:23)
This short iMovie project gives a general overview of Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences.

The Girl Who Silenced the World for 5 Minutes (time 6:42)
Preteen Severn Suzuki passionately addresses the United Nations on environmental atrocities across the world, and expresses her frustration that not enough is being done to work together peacefully to tackle these issues.

Kids Helping Kids video (time 3:13)
Ten year old boy creates a non-profit group that helps to prevent child slavery in Ghana.

Teens for Jeans video (time 3:06)
A nation-wide youth-driven clothing drive to give homeless teens a pair of jeans.

Eco-Ryders Project on the Environment and Skateboarding (time 1:12)
Using a skateboard creation workshop as incentive for participants, two teens from the Bronx start a project to teach local kids about the environment and eco-activism.

How Are You Smart? Multiple Intelligences for Adult Literacy and Education
This form can help you determine which intelligences are strongest for you. If you're a teacher or tutor, you can also use it to find out which intelligences your learner uses most often. Questionnaire by Dr. Terry Armstrong.

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Lesson 13: Assumptions and Stereotypes

What is a Stereotype? (time: 01:12)
An interview with teenagers about what a stereotype is.

Implicit Association Test
You may think that you have not been conditioned. This Implicit Association Test experiment invites you to investigate the ways in which your worldview may have been conditioned without you knowing it. Take at least one or two of the on gender or race. These tests will show you if you have been conditioned to associate certain characteristics to different races or genders. Your results may surprise you!

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Lesson 14: Cultural Conditioning and Media Influence

Gender Stereotypes in the Media (03:53)
An exploration of the correlation between gender roles and the media - mainly the stereotypical gender roles the media portrays and reinforces.

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Lesson 15: Multiple Worldviews

Worldview Powwow
Below are the four possible debate topics with links to information that can be helpful to both sides of each debate topic.

Multiple Worldviews (time: 00:43)
An interview with teenagers defining multiple worldview and what it means to them.

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Lesson 16: Exploring Different Worldviews

Masaii Warrior Jump Around Dance (time: 01:43)
In the Masaii Mara, Masaii Warriors perform a jumping dance which is a dating/courting ritual. The warrior who jumps the highest is considered the most respected, sought-after bachelor.

Taiwan Coming of Age Ceremony (02:35)
82 foreign exchange students attend a coming of age ceremony at the Confucius Temple in Taiwan and describe their experiences in participating in this cultural celebration of adulthood.

Marriage Tradition in Africa: Lobola
A description of a Native American marriage tradition known as Lobola and the purpose this custom serves.

Native American Purification Ceremony
A detailed description and experience of a Native American Cree tribal purification ceremony.

Chinese Birthing Customs
A description of the various customs that surround the birth of a new child in Chinese culture.

Hindu Death Ritual
A detailed description of the exact process that occurs while practicing a Hindu death ritual.

Poy Sang Long (Boy’s Rites of Passage)
A description of a young Buddhist boy’s rite of passage into manhood.

Apache Girl’s Sunrise Ceremony
A detailed description and experience of the Native American Apache tribe girl’s rite of passage ceremony that occurs every Fourth of July.

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Lesson 17: Shifts in Worldview

Blind Men and the Elephant (time: 02:30)
This media piece features the poem “The Blind Men and the Elephant.” Each blind man takes hold of a different part of the elephant – the trunk, the leg, the tail, etc. – and takes that part to be the entire elephant. Only when the men speak to one another about their experiences do they begin to gain a true picture of the elephant.

Mapmaker’s Dream (time: 06:00)
This video features the story of Fra Mauro, a famous cartographer (mapmaker), and a number of optical illusions as it invites us to think about what it means to truly see.

The Journey Home (time: 04:42)
A video about how witnessing the earth from outer space changed astronaut Edgar Mitchell’s perspective on life and his place in the world.

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Lesson 18: How Are We Interdependent?

The Story of Stuff (time: 2:37)
Introduction to the systemic issues of the consumer culture that drives our society.

Cultural Dimension: Me or We (time: 2:56)
Cultures vary in the significance and value they place on individualism or collectivism.

Lessons of the Geese (time: 3:25)
An example of interdependence in the natural world.

Symbiosis: A Surprising Tale of Species Cooperation – David Gonzales (time 2:23)
A story of vital partnership between a bird (Clark’s Nutcracker) and a tree (White Bark Pine).

Symbiosis: Mutualism, Commensalism, and Parasitism (time 5:16)
A breakdown of the different types of symbiotic relationships.

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Lesson 19: Interconnectedness: Promises and Pitfalls

Bobby McFerrin Hacks your Brain with Music (time: 3:04)
In a Ted talk about the interaction between music and the brain, McFerrin leads the audience in a “common chorus”.

Synchronization of Metronomes (time: 1:25)
A demonstration of nonlinear dynamics, or Chaos Theory, using metronomes.

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Lesson 20: How Are We Interconnected?

Quantum Entanglement: The Weirdness of Quantum Mechanics (time: 5:23)
Quantum entanglement, also called the quantum non-local connection, is a property of a quantum mechanical state of a system of two or more objects in which the quantum states of the constituting objects are linked together so that one object can no longer be adequately described without full mention of its counterpart—even if the individual objects are spatially separated in a spacelike manner.

The Global Consciousness Project on CBS News (time: 3:09)
The Global Consciousness Project uses Random Number Generators to measure collective reactions to world events.

Random Number Generator
Random Number Generators placed all over the globe are used to quantifiably gauge collective consciousness in correlation with world events. Here learners can go online and interact with a constantly running random number generator.

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Lesson 21: Discovering Possibilities

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy (time: 2:58)
One daring person can be the spark, but it takes courage to be a follower and transform an action into a movement.

Hero Imagination Project
The Hero Imagination Project (HIP) provides resources and program development for schools and corporations that help individuals be both positively and actively civic minded.

The Bystander Effect (time: 7:12)
First, a person watches as another person in line is pick pocketed, and does nothing. Then we get the clips of aiding fallen persons, in which the appearance and gender of the fallen person influence the strength of the bystander effect.

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Lesson 22: Being of Service

Your words and thoughts have physical power- Will Smith (time 9:57)
Will Smith shares his philosophy on life with thoughtful motivational words that inspire.

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