Accounting at the London School of Economics: Opportunity Lost?
Given the aims of the founders of the London School of Economics, it is not surprising that accounting should have been taught at the School from soon after its establishment. An early focus on teaching practical accounting, with professional practitioners as teachers, was gradually supplanted by approaches informed by the economics of decision-making in conditions of scarce resources. By the 1930s, the Department of Business Administration provided an intellectual basis for thinking about finan
Dragonflies (Globe Skimmers) - The Longest Migratory Journey
While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the globe skimmer, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world.
Charles Anderson studies marine life in the Maldives, a nation of coral atolls in the Indian Ocean.
HOW NOT TO DO CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS: PREDICTIVE FAILURE AND CONSTRUCTION FLAWS IN GEERT HOFSTEDEā
This paper considers Hofstedeās claim that his national cultural ādimension scoresā and related rankings of countries have predictive power by examining a āvalidatingā case study he has used in a number of publications to ādemonstrateā that capability. When tested against cross-sectional and longitudinal empirical evidence the case study is shown to have neither explanatory nor predictive power. A further unpacking of the case study demonstrates methodological flaws in its construc
Biology as a Human Endeavor
This video shows the importance of biology in studies of diseases. There is reference to the relationship of technology to solve observable problems. There are examples of what technology is in Science and health
2007.04.17-A Short History of Regime Change as a Tool of American Foreign Policy
Former U.S. National Security Adviser and Ambassador to South Korea Donald Gregg discusses the implications of forcing regime change on other nations through military means. He also offers insight into the cultural and political forces shaping North ...
President John Adams
This clip shows what John Adams's life was like during the beginning of the US. He was vice president under George Washington for the two terms that he served. When Washington stepped down, Adams ran for and won the presidency. The start of political parties. Four minute video.
Staying Safe Online (21/10/2010)
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of information security issues that are relevant to every person that uses the Internet. With the increasing use of computers and information technology in our everyday lives, the number of threats that people face on the Internet everyday has also increased. This series is set to show what some of those threats are, how you can protect yourselves and what other people are doing to protec
The Making of a Nation - The 13 Colonies
Beware of political ad that starts this video. This five minute video has a very slow start. A word wall and handout are needed. A glorified slide show. Distracting music. Shows each colonies and its shield. This video is best used as a model for student created videos.
US President Bush News Conference Dec 2007
In his final press conference of 2007, U.S. President Bush said on Thursday he was not satisfied with political progress in Iraq. Jon Decker reports.
An Interview with President James K. Polk
Reenactment of Chapel Hill, NC visit discusses the War with Mexico, slave states, and studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Amateur video)
What the World Looks Like 1
This video features great photographs with words above the images while the instructor reads the words. Suitable for elementary and ESL students. Can also be used as a social studies/geography tool.
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank of America. In the summer of 1832, the bank war started when Congress, led by Henry Clay, renewed the banks charter even though it wasn't due to expire until 1836. Clay had pushed the bill through for political reasons. Henry Clay was running for president that year.
Biologist Robert Full shares slo-mo video of some captivating critters. Take a closer look at the spiny legs that allow cockroaches to scuttle across mesh and the nanobristle-packed feet that let geckos to run straight up walls.Ā Robert Full studies cockroach legs and gecko feet. His research is helping build the perfect "distributed foot" for tomorrow's robots, based on evolution's ancient engineering. Run time 19:28.
U.S. Geography Quiz
Here are a few questions and answers over the economic and political geography of the United States. Also a U.S geography quiz. (Amateur video) Professor uses computer screen for the statistics.
The Great Depression and the Great Recession
An 11 minute video with a questionable ad at the beginning. Great photos and an excellent lesson that can be used in history, economics, and other social studies assignments. It even explores how to find data to make the case for the reason it was called a Great Depression. A good compare and contrast lesson, too.
Francis Bacon "Of Studies - Purpose & manner" Recitation animation
Here is a virtual movie of the great Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626) philosopher and statesman and a pioneer of modern scientific thought reciting his essay on his thoughts on the true value of reading "Of Studies - Purpose & manner".Ā Bacon was a radical on the subjects of learning and education. Knowledge in his time was considered to be a static, timeless thing worked out in the isolated contemplation of classic texts (especially those of
Mudskippers: Amazing Fish that can live in mud
Mudskippers "mud wrestle" over mating rights in this well done two and a half minute video. Good video for studies about adaptions. Run time 0221.
This lesson deals withĀ political correctness. There is a definition of PR and there is useful vocabulary presented. There is reference to attitude and how the things we say influence others. There are clear examples about gender, physically challenged, ethnic groups, etc.
"A Brave and Startling Truth" Poem by Maya Angelou
This is a visually powerful video mashup of Maya Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth."Ā AsĀ the poet reads her poem, weĀ watch a series of images of horrific historical nightmares and terrorsĀ as well as natural and artistic beauty and social/political/religious people and customs. Ā (6:03)
What is the Magnetosphere?
What is the magnetosphere? Michael Hesse - NASA Goddard Space Flight Center explains that the magnetosphere is the Earthās magnetic pull related to the particles coming from the Sun that compress the magnetosphere with accelerated particles changing and the solar wind. Michael Hesse studies these though mathematics and computer simulations.