Origins of Slavery
The origins of slavery can be traced back much further than the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century plantations in the southern United States. By the time the English had begun to settle permanent colonies in North America, the Spanish and Portuguese had developed a model of slavery to provide labor for commercial agriculture. This model was critical for the development of slavery in Anglo-America.
The development of the slave trade began with the Portuguese exploration of West Africa, prim

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The Arrival of Immigrants

This video shows the arrival of immigrants in the U.S. A rare clip that dates back to 1903. The start of the video discusses Charlie Chaplin arriving in the United States with the Karno troupe on October 2, 1912.  According to Ellis Island Immigration Records he had $45 in his pocket Chaplin arrived with Stan Laurel with whom he shared a room in a boarding house.  Since cooking was impossible Chaplin would play the violin to
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Hemingway - The Old Man and the Sea - documentary excerpt
Readings from the novella, the Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.  The clip also includes interviews with folks from Cuba who knew Hemingway back in the day. 

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J.K. Rowling on the Today Show (Part 2)
 The second part of Meredith Vieira's interview with J K Rowling which took place in Edinburgh on the "Deathly Hallows" release night. In this one-on-one interview J.K. Rowling looks back over the entire series and talks about how she feels as it draws to a close. J.K. Rowling also answers questions such as what she would see in the Mirror of Erised, and reveals the sentence she had originally intended to be the last in the series.

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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 1-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of
Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of
Independence in 1949, its impact on Arab/Israeli relations and the
implications for the Middle East.

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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 2-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its...
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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 4-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its...
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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 5-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its...
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BBC Documentary: The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 6-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its...
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BBC Documentary: The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 7-8
Jeremy Bowen presents a look back at the creation of the state of Israel, examining the the events leading up to the Israeli war of Independence in 1949, its...
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The Birth Of Israel (2008) - Part 8-8
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Decoding the Past: Mayan Doomsday Prophecy
Over 2,000 years ago, the ancient Maya made the stunning prediction that the world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. The History Channel peels back the layers of mystery and examines in detail how the Maya calculated the exact date of doomsday. Run time 45:00.
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Fall Colors | University of St. Thomas
In the Fall the Twin Cities provide and excellent back drop for the changing seasons. Enjoy this video created by a University of St. Thomas undergraduate student featuring the St. Paul campus.
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Hoover Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant Tour Part 2
This is a series of video clips taken when visiting the Hoover Dam and Hydroelectric Power Plant back on December 28, 2008. Hoover Dam is located at Lake Mead at the Arizona and Nevada State line and just East of Las Vegas on US Highway 93. The highway goes over the dam, but a by pass bridge is being built across the Colorado River just down stream from the dam due to be completed in September of 2009.
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Record and report chloramination disinfection processes
This learning object contains resources and activities that focus on recording and reporting requirements for the chloramination disinfection process in a water treatment plant. The key areas are: record relevant information and report back. The task is to record and report on work completed in the chloramination disinfection process.
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Podcast Recording Tips
When recording in Audacity wait at least 2-3 seconds before you start speaking.  A second tip is to keep the microphone away from your lips so that it doesn't sound like you are spitting.
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Design of an eLearning System for Accreditation of Non-formal Learning
This paper deals with issues related to the non-formal learning in vocational education, and the role of ICT for providing appropriate accreditation model in such education. The presented conclusions are based on the Leonardo da Vinci project LeoSPAN. The paper emphasises on the development of a model and a prototype of an adaptive eLearning system that ensures the pre-defined learner outcomes. One of the advantages of the eLearning system is the flexibility for people who upgrade and improve th
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The Full Stack, Part 1 - Building the Admin Site with ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet and EF Code First

Jesse Liberty and Jon Galloway are kicking off a new screencast series called The Full Stack. They're pair-programming, building out a full application from a server back-end down to Windows Phone, web, Silverlight, and wherever else the app-building process leads them. Join them for the ride!

In this inaugural episode, they dig right in with a server back-end using NuGet, ASP.NET MVC 3, Razor views, and Entity Framework Code-First.

 

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Video #13 - Birds of a Feather Flock Together at SpanishPod101.com
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your well-meaning friend wants to take you back out on horseback today in Spain before you return home. But today’s agenda is bird watching. He believes this is a great way to see the country while relaxing and unwinding for the day. But you have a trick up your sleeve this [...]
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The Great White Silence: We Answer Your Questions
Recently restored, The Great White Silence is the official film record of Captain Scott's trip to the South Pole. We invited you to ask questions about this restoration project; our team at the BFI National Archive will now reveal their answers. We hope you enjoy our very first video response, do tell us what you think. If your question didn't make the cut or you'd like to submit a follow-up query, please feel free to leave us a comment. We'll do our best to get back to you.
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