Improving Reading Skills
Reading skills can be improved by doing something as simple as
filling the house with magazines, books, newspapers and other reading materials. An english Specialist shows how to teach children with tips such as how to use a public library to improve their reading.
Teach Yourself British Sign Language
Learn numbers 0-20 and the alphabet in British Sign Language (BSL). Run time 01:40.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown Address to Congress (2009)
British Prime Minister Brown addressed a joint meeting of Congress. Discusses the current status and future of America - and the world.
Arbitration's Fluid Universe
The rise of international arbitration for commercial and investment related disputes has spurred the emergence of a new body of transnational rules that cut across the traditional concepts of legal regulation. Jan Paulsson is centennial professor of law at LSE and co-head of Freshfields' international arbitration and public international law groups.
Getting fiscal consolidation right: Lessons from Sweden
Faced with a record deficit and an accelerating debt, the UK will have to embark on a process of massive fiscal consolidation in order to bring public finances back to sustainability. How is this best done and what lessons can be learned from the Swedish experience of fiscal consolidation in the 1990s? Anders Borg is Minister for Finance in Sweden and has chaired the ECOFIN Council during the 2009 Swedish EU Presidency. He has previously worked as an advisor on monetary policy issues at the Swed
Nicholas Stern is IG Patel professor of economics and government at LSE and chairman of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.
The Great Brain Race: Rise of the Global Education Marketplace
In a worldwide educational marketplace, international competition to build the best universities and attract the brightest minds is more intense than ever. In his lecture based around his book, The Great Brain Race, Ben Wildavsky argues that the globalisation of higher education should be welcomed, not feared. Ben Wildavsky is a senior fellow in research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation and author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (Princeton University
The Discovery of Penicillin
In this video segment adapted from A Science Odyssey, learn what led British researcher Alexander Fleming to the chance discovery of antibacterial properties of a mold extract he later named penicillin. After treating World War I battlefield casualties, Fleming began searching for compounds that would ward off infections in humans. Returning from vacation in the summer of 1928, he noticed that mold was partly covering one of the agar plates in which he had been growing bacteria, and that the mol
Chicago Humanities Festival: Wangari Maathai (video)
Wangari Maathai is a Kenyan politician and environmental activist who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace, the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Maathai was elected to Kenya's National Assembly with 98 percent of the vote in 2002 and in 2003 was appointed assistant minister of environment, natural resources, and wildlife. She is the
This award-winning courses was filmed in the Campbell River area of Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. This clip is the lesson on 'Verb Phrases' from The Basic Cozy Grammar Course. The speaker is on the beach. She defines/explains verb phrases as key words from her explanation appear in type on the screen. She then proceeds to act out verb phrases, and the verb phrases appear in type on the screen. ( 6:48)
Praefectus Classis (HMS Pinafore, Gilbert && Sullivan)
versabar iuvenis ego procuratoris in domo; verrebam muros et solum, osti poliebam capulum, poliebam plane capulum - et nunc praefectus classis sum.
Hodgson - Quid peregrina mea mens camoena
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Marilyn Monroe Newsreel Obituary - Death of a Star
Newsreel obituary on the death of Marilyn Monroe right after the event., reflecting on her public life.
Maryland, Carolina, and Georgia
The British colonies in the American south were divided into two regions: the Chesapeake colonies, which included Maryland and Virginia, and the Southern colonies, which included Georgia and the Carolinas. One of the first proprietary colonies, or colonies owned by an individual instead of a joint-stock company, was the Chesapeake colony of Maryland, granted by Charles I to Sir George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. Upon his death, the land was left to his son Cecilius Calvert, the second Lor
Stamp Act Forced on Colonies
Russ Mitchell recaps March 22nd, on This Day in History. Some of the more notable events were Anne Hutchinson being kicked out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissidence and the passing of the British Stamp Act. This video does spend a little more time on the Stamp Act, but what this piece is best used for is to get students interesting in creating their own: This Day in History projects.
The Taxman Cometh: The Boston Tea Party
An explanation of the roots of the Boston tea party, when a band of American colonials led by Samuel Adams are so incensed by the tax on tea that they dump British tea into Boston Harbor. Done with art work and other imges from the time. Shows important of taxes as a reason to start the war.
Eureka! Episode 6 - Gravity
Isaac Newton's celebrated falling apple is cited to explain the force of gravity and the unit with which the force of gravity is measured. Concept: Force of gravity = mass x 10m/s2. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
The Story of India- Liberation and Freedom (pt.1)
This documentary traces Indian history through the occupation by the British to the promise of the 21st. Century.
The Story of India- Liberation and Freedom (pt.2)
This documentary traces Indian history through the occupation by the
British to the promise of the 21st. Century.