Youth violence: Sources and solutions in South Africa thoroughly
This video takes a look at the history of the samurai and a warrior tradition that dates back over 1,300 years called Yabusame, a ceremonial and sacred form of mounted archery. (9:52)
After Climategate and Cancun; What Next for Climate Science?
The last year has been a difficult time for climate science, with leaked emails undermining public confidence and perhaps contributing to the failure of Copenhagen to reach an agreement on emissions cuts. On top of this, mid-term elections in the US suggest it will be difficult for President Obama to carry into legislation any substantial agreements on emissions cuts that may be made in Cancun, making the chances of such agreements less likely in the first place.
How does climate science move f
The Importance of Buffalo to Native American Life
The buffalo was an essential part of Native American life, used in everything from religious rituals to teepee construction. This video shows how almost every part of the buffalo was used. After the Europeans arrived the buffalo were slaughtered until only a few thousand remained. A good video to show the need for conservation and develop an appreciation of how resourceful Native Americans were (Running Time 1:52).
FACES: Health Information Technology
A health information technology major at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas shares her thoughts about returning to higher education after years in the workforce.
How Can I Become a Better Writer?
How Can I Become a Better Writer?. Part of the series: Writing Tips. Become a better writer by reading a lot of different authors and writing as much as possible. Go back and edit your writing to improve writing skills with tips from a professionals. Mainly talking without any specific examples.
History of New Years
Ancient Babylonians first celebrated the new year over 4,000 years ago. This video explores the history of this day from cultures around the world. Students would benefit of a map of the various places mentioned in the video to show the diffusion of the event over time.
President Nixon: The Story of His Action and Secret War
In this The Presidents video, discover that in 1968, Richard Nixon ran on a platform for presidency that included a "secret plan" to end the war in Vietnam, but in all actuality, Nixon wanted to keep the war going. Shows his actions and hidden agenda to attack those who were against him. This video does not mention the Watergate affair or the secret tapping that he did. Students may need to learn more about the war with Vietnam to understand this video better.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry-Imagine That - Ancient Ruins
In this video Huckle and Lowly Worm learn about ancient ruins. A long time ago people built pyramids and statues and are now ruins. We can learn from ruins of how people lived long ago. Ruins are wonderful things to explore but they need to be kept safe. This is a good teaching resource for teaching about history and people of long ago. This video would work well in conjunction with a story on ancient times and is an additional resource to help build background knowledge for students (1:06)
"Life at Eighty" by John Whitworth (poetry reading)
The quotation is usually attributed to Kobayashi Issa
A Haruspex was a priest in ancient Rome who foretold the future by inspection of the entrails of sacrificed animals. From Julius Caesar:
Caesar: "Go bid the priests do present sacrifice
And bring me their opinions of success."
Servant: "They would not have you to stir forth to-day.
Plucking the entrails of an offering forth,
They could not find a heart within the beast."
Statue is of Matsuo Basho
Preparing a Global Workforce: Teaching Chinese Language and Culture in California
Chancellor Robert Birgeneau, University of California, Berkeley
Sean Randolph, President & CEO, Bay Area Economic Forum
Introduced by Leslie Tang Schilling, UC Regent and Committee of 100
Teaching Chinese: Where Are We and Where Do We Want to Go?
- Gay Yuen, California State University, Los Angeles
- Beverly Hong-Fincher, Australian National University
- Alice Carnes, Chinese American International School, San Francisco
- Chi-Kuo Shen, Better Chin
Copyright 2009 University of Nottingham