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The Academy programs transfer knowledge, inspiration, advice, and the benefit of extraordinary experiences from one generation of achievers to students who will in turn become leaders in their fields.

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Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter via TED

kids can change the world

Blind, Deaf and 3-Legged Dog Saves Family From Fire

Teaching Kids to Give to Others

Humanity has newly created lesson plans, activities, and other resources on their website that help teach students about housing issues around the world.

Play Unicef World Heroes: Unicef Games Just a couple of mini-games that could be used when discussing giving and helping others.

fantastic site where kids can design their own inventions through drawings they can create on the site. They can also upload pictures or prototypes. Students can also view inventions of others.

From  thumb tacks to bar codes, Hidden Heroes, features genius but simple inventions that we use everyday.

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Deaf Pets and Their People

In Tree Planet you plant and tend virtual trees. To plant the tree you have to dig soil, fertilize, and water your seeds. As the tree grows you need to protect it from hazards like sheep and loggers. When your virtual trees are fully grown Tree Planet and its partners will plant a real tree in Mongolia, Republic of Sudan, or South Korea. Tree Planet has partnerships with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and World Vision.

German Shepherd Stands Watch Over His Owner's Grave -- For Six Years

Webcams follow Great Dane service pups For every 1,000 “likes” or followers the organization receives on its Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblr pages, Dog Bless You will donate one service dog to a disabled veteran. More than 150 service dogs have been donated since June. The 3-month-old dogs will soon begin training to assist mobility-impaired veterans and people with diseases like multiple sclerosis.

Webcams follow Great Dane service pups

High-energy dogs with obsessive personalities can be difficult pets, and these animals often end up at shelters where they’re candidates for euthanasia. But these lively pups are ideal for a special type of conservation work: tracking endangered species.

Rescue dogs sniff out endangered species

for every book sold, a free one goes to kids. Mimi and Maty: inspired by the real-life Mimi Ausland (founder of and her three-legged dog friend, Maty, this is a special book for animal lovers of all ages.

The Animated Hero Classic Series: 20 inspiring and ed stories of heroic men and women. The series focuses on the role in which they contributed to developing social, economic and political structures as well as in estab ideas that helped transform the world. includes 20 Interactive DVDs with educational and entertaining lessons about such greats as Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, Marie Curie, Galileo etc!

Olympic Moments: Lawrence Lemieux Saves Lives

Video: “Greatness Is Wherever Somebody Is Trying To Find It”

After the fire was knocked down, Bruce Johnson heard a cat crying from one of the rooms. When he investigated, he found a small orange cat, burned and barely breathing. He brought the poor, sweet thing out and began resuscitating her with a pet oxygen mask

NSTeens resources empower tweens (children ages 8 - 12) to make safer online choices through lessons taught in a series of animated videos highlighting the Internet-related adventures of a diverse cast of teenagers. Educators may reinforce the videos’ safety lessons through the use of accompanying activity cards. - Making Safer Choices Online

Do Lectures - Talks that inspire action . Do Lectures are like TED Talk videos, they are inspiring talks from people who are changing the world. The talks are broken down into talks about Big Ideas, Challenging talks, Funny talks, Informative talks, Inspiring talks, and Soulful talks. You can also search by topic (business, creativity, environment, food, sport, technology, or well being) or by speaker. ilearntech

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Pilot Turns Flying Hobby Into Full Time Rescue Effort

15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World