Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand and act in their world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department; Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. (08:14)
Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #5: Magnetism and electromagnets
This is #5 in the series of Blinding you with Science videos was produced to help elementary students with sceince concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends look at how magnets work and do experiments with magnetism.
Introduction Energy from sources other than fossil or nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. Many alternative sources of energy have been used in simple ways for millennia, e.g. wind and water mills, sails, wood burning – but only in the last two centuries has their potential begun to be exploited on an industrial scale. Except
Energy from sources other than fossil or nuclear fuels is to a large extent free of the concerns about environmental effects and renewability that characterise those two sources. Each alternative source supplies energy continually, whether or not we use it. Many alternative sources of energy have been used in simple ways for millennia, e.g. wind and water mills, sails, wood burning – but only in the last two centuries has their potential begun to be exploited on an industrial scale. Except
Antique Silk Factory in Florence Italy
An informative narration takes us to Florence, Italy where 19th century looms make some of the finest silks in the world. Visit a florentine factory where a hand loom dating back to 1780 is still used and every thread is woven by hand. See how artisans create silk the way it has been done for centuries.
Tribute to the Native Americans
This is pictoral tribute to the Native American people. It is a series of slides with Native American music as accompaniment.
Symphony No 2, 3rd movement by Mahler
This is a live stage performance of Valery Gergiev conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler's second symphony. It was recorded in April, 2008. The picture and sound quality are excellent. (4:40)
Second Grade Handwriting Writing at Home- Body Position, Pencil Grip, Etc.
Teacher-created live action video. In this video, a teacher shows the basics of handwriting using a student model. The teacher uses the student model to show how the body should look when working on handwriting and how to hold a pencil. Exercises for strengthening grip are shown. (2:08)
Handwriting Repair with Kate Gladstone - Making Handwriting Make Sense
This video explores why students may have trouble with penmanship. The video is a slide show with music. Video does not follow the 'standard' practice of how to write in cursive, but the video may have value to stuggling cursive writers.
Handwriting Lesson: Improving Posture & Paper Skills
In this video, a teacher is shown working with an individual student on how he can improve his posture and use his non writing hand to help hold the paper. The teacher gives the non writing hand a "pep talk" and tells how the hand can help out even though it is not doing the writing.
How to Write Calligraphy: Small Letters
This just shows an artist making the letters. It does not tell how to hold the writing instrument or provide any other instruction. However, it clearly shows the lower case letters.
Learn to Write the Upper Case Letters of the Alphabet
This video demonstrates how to write the 26 letters of the alphabet in capitals. Each capital letter's name is read by the narrator, while the correct pen stroke is illustrated via animation. (4:13)
Cursive Capital and Lowercase Alphabets
Each letter of the alphabet is written in cursive. All of the capital letters then the lowercase letters. A short sentence is created in the end combining the cursive letters together.
It only shows the letter being written once, so you would have to pause or go back to see it over again.
Correcting Common Handwriting Problems with Cursive Writing
This video features an expert in handwriting demonstrating common errors made in cursive writing , such as misforming e's and r's, using excessive slant, and using capitals in the middle of words. Corrections are then demonstrated. ( 5:50)
Counting to 19 - Sesame Street
In this short video from "Sesame Street", numbers from 1-19 are shown. The video is accompanied by a chanting, tribal sort of tune where the voices count from 1-19 while the stylized numbers and images of the numbers are shown. (00:49)
Sesame Street - Rap# 19
This short, one-minute animated video from "Sesame Street" is a rap that talks about the number 19. It shows a wide variety of groups of 19 items and shows the number several times.
Gumball Subtraction - Sesame Street
A fun little sesame street video showing basic subtraction practice using a gumball machine.
Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer
This 5:42 minute video is an interview with the author of the Twilight books. She explains how she wrote the books and what she was thinking. This would be a good video to show students about the writing process although it does go on to talk about the movie.
Creative Quotations from T. S. Eliot
A thought provoking collection of Creative Quotations from T. S. Eliot (1888-1965); born on Sep 26. US-English poet, critic, and playwright.
Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa