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September 09, 2015 13:27 ET

izzit.org Releases Two New Video-Centered Teaching Units

Celebrate Constitution Day With Pups of Liberty's "the Dog-claration of Independence."; Recalculating Examines Property Rights Among India's Poor.

ERIE, PA--(Marketwired - September 09, 2015) - izzit.org, one of the most popular providers of video-centered teaching units in the U.S., will be kicking off a new school year this September with two new teaching units. The new units, Pups of Liberty's "The Dog-claration of Independence" and "Recalculating," include videos and educational support materials and are designed to promote thoughtful discussion and respectful debate about issues and events.

"We're always working on imaginative ways to help educators foster the critical thinking skills necessary for young people," said Susan Gable, izzit.org's director of education curriculum. "These two new programs present wonderful ideas and the accompanying educational support materials -- a full teacher's guide, lesson plans, all the educational standard alignments -- are excellent."

Second in a four-part series, the highly pup-ular Pups of Liberty return to take students on a historical journey as the American Revolution is about to begin. Picking up where the award-winning "The Boston Tea-Bone Party" left off, "The Dog-claration of Independence," tells the story of the founding of our nation, using cats (the British) and dogs (the colonials) as the protagonists. The engaging video is creative and fun as it imparts the value of freedom on young learners. It is a perfect lesson for Constitution Day, September 17. "The Dog-claration of Independence," covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including ELL, Language Arts, Media/Technology, and Social Studies for Grades K-6.

"'The Boston Tea-Bone Party' is one of the most requested DVDs in the izzit.org catalogue," said Gable. "We expect 'The Dog-claration of Independence' to be equally popular among educators and students."

As seen on public television, "Recalculating" demonstrates how GPS technology operates, and how it, along with Google Maps, helped a poor forest tribe in India acquire the land they had been living on and farming for generations. "Recalculating" covers numerous educational standards across several subject areas including Science, Social Studies and Mathematics for grades 5-12.

izzit.org helps ease educators' budgeting concerns by offering one free DVD per year per educator, a savings of approximately $25. An added new feature, sure to delight cash-strapped teachers and homeschoolers, is that izzit.org will soon be streaming most of their educational videos on www.izzit.org, YouTube, and Vimeo. Teachers will now be able to access as many videos, via streaming, as they want per school year, and still receive one free DVD as well. The support materials are available online at the company website. Educators must create a free account to access those materials. Cost to purchase a DVD and accompanying teacher's guide is $25, with the exception of the Pups DVDs, which run $15 each.

Teachers and parents can select from a wide variety of educational videos covering such subjects as business, economics, language arts, health & physical education, mathematics, music, art, science & technology, U.S. and world history and geography and more. Each video features accompanying teaching guides and materials. There are also current event lessons and a host of other resources on www.izzit.org.

Educators can determine which educational standards each izzit.org DVD covers specific to their grade, subject area, and which standards their district follows, by using izzit.org's Standard Alignment Tool.

About izzit.org:
For nearly a decade, izzit.org has been offering engaging educational teaching units that encourage thoughtful consideration and critical thinking skills around civics, entrepreneurship, economics, the sciences and other philosophical perspectives that have proven to improve people's lives. Currently more than 300,000 classroom teachers and homeschoolers employ the videos, teacher's guides and fresh ideas from the website to generate stimulating and meaningful classroom and at-home dialogue among students, teachers and parents. izzit.org is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit educational initiative headquartered in Erie, PA. For more information, visit the website, www.izzit.org.

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