These two MIT Museum speakers hope you’ll walk away from their talk with a good case of augmentation envy – or at least a healthy respect for what technology can do for the human body and soul.
John Hockenberry has used a wheelchair for 30 years, since a car accident left him a paraplegic. He tells us the pub
Indian Muslims in the past and present
This video gives a glance of what Indian Muslims are and their contribution to India, Islamic Ummah and to the world. Islam in India is the second-most practiced religion after Hinduism. There are approximately 174 million Muslims in India (census 2001), i.e 16.4% of the population. India has the second largest population of Muslims in the world (the largest being Indonesia). The contribution of Muslim revolutionaries, poets and writers is immense in India's struggle against the British. Maulana
Short Public Service Announcement that would make a good preview to a discussion on cyberbullying. (0:30)
Just like there is a set of rules for behaving in public there are a set of rules for behaving online. These rules should be applied when you are emailing, in chat rooms, blogging, or IMing. Always think before you type!
The Reception of Homer in Byzantium
UCL Lunch Hour Lectures are open and free to the public and take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Darwin Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT. They will resume in Autumn 2008. In the meantime, a number are available below.
Homeschooling Information : How to Finish High School Online
Finishing high school online is possible either through a correspondence school, through an online public school or by getting a graduate equivalency diploma. Linda Wooldridge has been homeschooling since 1998, and she has been on the PPEA board for three years as the orientation coordinator for Pinellas County.
Filmmaker: Christopher Rokosz
Mohamed Motala speaks at the Power of In-between Conference 1-2 July 2008
Mohamed Motala talks about the importance of thinking about why we do what we do in regard to public policy issues at the Power of In-between Conference in Pretoria, South Africa 1-2 July 2008. The conference, organised by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex and the Human Science Research Council, South Africa, aimed to shine a light on the role of research brokers and intermediaries and explore how they support evidence-based pro-poor policy and practice.
The Battle of Bunker Hill
A history of the militia fought battle at Bunker Hill, Part of the British siege of Boston during the American Revolutionary War
Major Battles of the American Revolution
Video accompanied by text. "In 1774, as a response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passed a series of acts, called the Coercive Acts. These acts crushed many of the chartered rights of colonial Massachusetts and infringed on the rights of the other colonies. Americans reacted with trade boycotts, and they also began to slowly unite and take political power into their own hands. Americans were not yet calling for independence, but formation of the First Continental Congress, combi
The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781 and is done with animation and reinactments in this three minute video. Needs more emphasis on French contribution.
First Revolutionary Battle at Lexington and Concord : Shot Heard Around the World
In April 1775, when British troops are sent to confiscate colonial weapons, they run into an untrained and angry militia. This ragtag army defeats 700 British soldiers and the surprise victory bolsters their confidence for the war ahead. Best used with a map of the area and a timeline of events. Also, the reading of The Ride of Paul Revere might be interesting.
Battle of Saratoga: Turning Point of Revolutionary War
In 1777, the colonists force the surrender of 6,000 British troops in New York State. This first major victory convinces France to enter the conflict on the Americans' side. This two minute video explains its significance and the how it was done. Cause and effect explained as well.
American Revolution: The World Turned Upside Down
(Episode 5 of the series Liberty, by PBS) When the war in the North was fought to a stalemate, Sir Henry
Clinton thought his troops could defeat the rebellion in the American
South. Perhaps, with people still loyal to the British Crown, the long
and costly war could finally end in Britain's favor.
After the fall of South Carolina, Clinton's strategy seemed to be
working very well. He sent Lord Cornwallis to complete the job. But
First Invasion War of 1812 Part 8
First Invasion War of 1812 History Channel Documentary (10:00)Andrew Jackson wanted people to stand behind him to defend Washington, DC. The British had many more troops that Jackson, they wre caught between the Mississippi River and a swamp-had to break through Jackson's lines to advance. (10:00)
The War in 1812
While Republicans, for the most part, still backed Jefferson's foreign policies, new elections were transforming the party. Older politicians who molded the Republican Party policy and put Jefferson and Madison in power were replaced by daring young go-getters, such as Henry Clay of Kentucky, who were intent on defending America's honor. These new leaders, called "War Hawks" by their Federalist opponents, were the primary force behind Madison's decision to call for war with Britain. The War Hawk
She Walks In Beauty - poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron, 1814
In the summer of 1814 Lord Byron attended a party and was captured by the beauty of his cousin, Mrs. Wilmot. Mrs Wilmot was in mourning and wearing a black mourning dress. He there for the first time saw his cousin, the beautiful Mrs. Wilmot. According to his friend, Mr. James Webster, "When we returned to his rooms in Albany, he said little, but desired Fletcher to give him a tumbler of brandy, which he drank at once to Mrs. Wilmot's health, then retired to rest, and was, I heard afterwards, in
North American Alliances
By the mid-eighteenth century, the face of North America was changing. The British soldiers, officials, and colonists were moving west from the Atlantic coast and starting to cross into the Ohio River Valley. The Spanish occupied a vast region extending from the Gulf of California, across the desert, and along the Gulf Coast to Florida. The French settled primarily in New France, the area that would later become Canada.
The changes in North America were dramatic for the Native Americans.
The Proclamation of 1763
The British victory opened new territory for exploration and expansion, but it also brought the responsibility for overseeing three troublesome groups. The first were thousands of resentful former French subjects. French settlements remained in Canada and even today the French are a prominent minority in Quebec and Montreal. To keep the settlements under control, the British maintained a close watch and employed harsh tactics to quell rebellion. One tactic was mass deportation of former French c
A cold war chronology
An image history of the cold war. Its cause, its social impact, and its environmental and public health legacy. Created for a visit by the Secretary of Energy. Later used in schools to provoke discussion and insight about the Cold War Era.
What will winning organisations look like in 18 months' time?
Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore discusses the attributes of winning organisations