The China Bust: Tic Toc China is in the process of allowing its currency to rise. The reason for this is to address the worsening inflation rates in the country. Allowing the yuan to rise will indeed stop, or slow, inflation, but the way this fix works is not the way that is usually assumed. Neither will the effects of this policy be what most observers assume, i.e., just milder inflation. Instead, it will be an ou
China is in the process of allowing its currency to rise. The reason for this is to address the worsening inflation rates in the country. Allowing the yuan to rise will indeed stop, or slow, inflation, but the way this fix works is not the way that is usually assumed. Neither will the effects of this policy be what most observers assume, i.e., just milder inflation. Instead, it will be an ou
American Architecture Now: William Conklin, 1982
Interviewer: Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Part of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive in the Duke University Libraries: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/dsva/
Military Blunders: Stalin's Purges (3:41)
This Military Blunders video clip is about the Great Purge.
The leader of Communist Russia, Joseph Stalin, was paranoid of
opposition. It was this paranoia that led to the Great Purge. He sent
many people to labor camps in Siberia. Some images may be too intense for students.
Kids in Micro-g: Pepper Oil Surprise
Astronauts Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli perform the Pepper Oil Surprise experiment from Potlatch Elementary School in Potlatch, Idaho. This research investigates the interaction of liquid pepper/oil and water in a plastic bag in microgravity.
Carlos Santana plays charity concert in Mexico
Oct. 18 - Carlos Santana's sold-out concert will benefit needy children in Mexico. Alicia Powell reports.
The hunt for dangerous animals on the loose in Ohio
Oct. 19 - The hunt continues for large, exotic animals let go by a farm owner in Ohio who then committed suicide, according to Sheriff Matt Lutz of Muskingum County, adding that police have had previous complaints over the past few years or so. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Kilimanjaro and the impact of global warming
This three minute video is about the impact of global warming and deforestation are melting the vast snow fields of Mount Kilimanjaro. This video shows the tremendous changes in the snow fields and its possible impact on the future of this area within just nine years.
Dublin, Ireland: Dublin's Dramatic History
A trip to the downtown post office in Dublin offers travelers a chance to step into a dramatic chapter in Ireland's history. This fast paced 2:34 video reviews a quick overview of the city.
Open Classroom 10/19/2011 - #5 Q&A
The Role of Government in the 21st Century This Week: Milton Friedman vs. John Kenneth Galbraith with Barry Bluestone playing both roles
Frog Life Cycle Animation
This is a two-minute animation for toddlers and preschoolers about life in an Australian wetland. This sequence depicts the life-cycle of a frog, and is from the second of a series by Life for Beginners. Music Mark Johnson, sound design Chris Vik.
La Serena, The School and City
La Serena is a beautiful city located in northern Chile. This slide show shows many photos of the city's school and beautiful sites with narration. ( Statues shown are not suitable for younger students.) ( 4:24)
This patient education program explains asthma including the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the disease. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Red Ribbon Week - Addictions
Red Ribbon Week. This video addresses the word "addiction." (01:08)
Critical Points - Problem 3
This video is a continuation of Critical Points and provides another example of how to find the critical points of a function as well as explain their geometric significance. Critical points are places where the derivative of a function is either zero or undefined. (5:04)
News #142 - New Feature Lurking About, Have You Seen It?
Just in time for Halloween, there’s something mysterious lurking around at Innovative Language Learning. But it’s not a monster and it’s not scary either. Based on user feedback, we’re introducing a new feature to our language 101 sites. Have you seen it? This feature makes learning and reviewing easier. Find out which lessons to learn [...]
Understanding the History of Halloween : European Immigrants in Halloween History
European immigrants have their role in Halloween history, get expert tips and advice on the history of Halloween in this free video.
Expert: Ginny Larson
Bio: Ginny Larson has been creating fun, inexpensive crafts for her own pleasure for the past thirty years. She loves being creative and making charming pieces from ordinary things.
Filmmaker: Terry Larson
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at CSUN
The rock legends perform at Cal State Northridge's Plaza Del Sol in a benefit concert for the KCSN radio station. CBS Los Angeles news report, October 29, 2011. Used by permission.
Azalea goes to the Library
Abbott & Costello: "Two Tens for a Five"
The students can use this description of some unconventional math to discuss the way that algebra works. This will allow them to explore the reasons that certain operations work or don't work in algebra. (01:19)