African American history is both discovered in and continued by an ancient oral tradition. Richard Josey describes the process of restoring a community's voice.
Washington's Whiskey Still
George Washington's retirement venture had a high alcohol content. Mount Vernon's Director of Preservation, Dennis Pogue, leads us on a tour through Washington's whiskey distillery.Author(s):
Saving the Bald Eagle
The national bird, the Bald Eagle, is back in the lower 48 states after nearly disappearing in the 60's and 70's. Robert Mesta, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, explains what it takes to recover a species like the bald eagle, and demonstrates how math plays a critical role in the process.
Running time 3:48 minutes.
Astronaut Charles Duke During an Apollo 16 Lunar Surface EVA
Astronaut Charles Duke hammers a core tube into the ground until it meets a rock and won't go any further. Then the hammer flies from his hand and he makes four attempts to pick it up by bending down and leaning to reach for it. He gives up and returns to the rover to get the tongs to pick up the hammer successfully.
First erasable electronic paper
Aug. 5 - Taiwanese researchers are taking recycling to a new level with "i2R e-Paper", a rewritable electronic paper that can be re-used up to 260 times. The developers say their e-paper will soon replace the conventional paper used for signs and posters. Sharon Reich reports.
No pause for Ramadan in Afghanistan
Aug. 5 - As the month of Ramadan begins no signs of relief from the insurgency in Afghanistan. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
"If You're Happy and You Know It!" Song-Barefoot Books
Clap your hands and sing along to this fresh take on a traditional singalong. The multicultural version of this early learner encourages action and imagination. The song ends with saying hello in many different languages. Words appear on the screen and each word is highlighted as it is sung. Young students will enjoy the colorful illustrations and repetition. (2:57)
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Welcome Back to School 2011-2012
Shaping Policy in Academia and Across the Nation
Issues of work/life balance and campus climate dominate this panel looking at policies to foster and retain girls and women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). As moderator
Marc Kastner notes, in spite of dramatic improvements at places like MIT, significant challenges remain.
The University of C
A Place for Students to track their sporting performance A space for students to track and develop their sporting performance, at whatever level they play and whichever sport. Ask students to key in statistics from each match and generate a graph and analyse the
data - great for numeracy activities. Students can also keep a diary t
A space for students to track and develop their sporting performance, at whatever level they play and whichever sport. Ask students to key in statistics from each match and generate a graph and analyse the
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Fiat Money and the British Riots This is going to be tricky to do from a hillside in Cornwall, with a flaky mobile connection and an iPad with a one-letter-at-a-time keyboard. However, it's pouring down with rain this August morning, so let's examine the real sickness at the heart of British society, which is the constant-inflation policy of the British government. This always-disguised policy has since 1931 corrup
This is going to be tricky to do from a hillside in Cornwall, with a flaky mobile connection and an iPad with a one-letter-at-a-time keyboard. However, it's pouring down with rain this August morning, so let's examine the real sickness at the heart of British society, which is the constant-inflation policy of the British government.
This always-disguised policy has since 1931 corrup
Guide to the Microfilmed Records of Holy Trinity (Swedish) Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greensburg,
The Records of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church consist of minute books and financial records of the various church boards and societies; combined church records which include baptisms, confirmations, marriages, reception and dismissal of members, and funerals; church directories and census records; church bulletins and newsletters; and parish files.
El Nino Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Comparison: 1982-1983 to 1997-1998
A comparison of the Pacific sea surface temperature anomaly during the El Nino of 1982-1983 with that of 1997-1998, as measured by NOAA AVHRR
30.08.2011 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Der bisherige Finanzminister Yoshihiko Noda ist erwartungsgemäß zum neuen Regierungschef Japans gewählt worden. Beide Kammern des Parlaments in Tokio stimmten für den 54-Jährigen als Ministerpräsidenten. Noda gilt als nüchterner Haushaltssanierer, er strebt eine umfassende Steuerreform an. Der bisherige Amtsi
Teacher Tipster-Rock Phonics Game-Making Words Center Idea
Here's another cheap and easy manipulative idea for your class. Use aquarium or planter rocks to make a set of phonics manipulatives. Mr. Smith writes letters and phonetic chunks on each rock (backwards). This is a great idea for a center game to make words. Students will have fun with this. (3:32)
SMU's 2011 Opening Convocation
SMU President R. Gerald Turner, introduced by Provost Paul W. Ludden, welcomes all new first-year and transfer students in this historically significant ceremony that dates to the very first days of the University in 1915.
Station Cameras Capture New Views of Major Hurricane Irene
From 230 miles above the Earth, cameras on the International Space Station captured new views of powerful Hurricane Irene as it churned over the Bahamas at 3:10 p.m. EDT on August 24, 2011. Irene is moving to the northwest as a Category 3 hurricane, packing winds of 120 miles an hour. Irene is expected to strengthen to a Category 4 storm as it heads toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Eastern Seaboard and the middle Atlantic and New England states.