Actively Aware

Here are some resources you can use to complete your Actively Aware project.  Remember, you must have your choice approved.


TED: Ideas worth spreading

TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TEDTalks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world’s most inspiring voices.
We used TED to watch Chimamanda Adichie’s speech on the Danger of the Single Story.

BBC – Podcasts – Fourthought

Four Thought talks include stories and ideas which will affect our future, in politics, society, the economy, business, science, technology or the arts. Recorded live, the talks are given by a range of people with a new thought to share.

BBC – Podcasts – Documentaries

Throughout the week BBC World Service offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes. This podcast offers you the chance to access landmark series from our archive.


These documentaries may be difficult to find at a library.  You are able to download them from itunes or

The End of Poverty?