Great Decisions- "Promoting Democracy"
"Promoting Democracy" by Dr. Sherwood J. McGinnis, U.S. Army War College, is part of the 2012 Great Decisions lecture series. The U.S. has had a history of advancing and supporting democracy around the world. What place does democracy promotion have in U.S. foreign policy today? With a choice of tools ranging from economic aid to military force, what are the appropriate yet effective methods that the U.S. should use to promote democracy.
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The gun is part of America's creation story. Gunsmith George Suiter describes the technology of this potent tool.
Deep Ellum Blues
Deep Ellum is a place -- a part of Dallas, Texas. Deep Ellum, along with its legendary music scene built by the likes of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie Johnson, Lead Belly, and Bill Neely, all but disappeared with the construction of Central Expressway in the 1950s. This film is one of three short films in the Living Texas Blues series which explores the 1920's and 1930's night life in Dallas through the music of Bill Neely. For more information, see Alan Govenar, Meeting the Blues: The Ris
Sunday Service - 1/29/2012 - Adam Hollowell
A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. Dr Adam Hollowell delivers a sermon entitled "Knowledge and Power." Opening excerpt fro the sermon: (42:27) "About this time eleven years ago I was sitting in a small classroom in the Religion Department next door fulfilling my freshman year seminar requirement. As was the practice then, and still is today, all first year students must take a seminar course of fifteen students or fewer, and I elected to take mine in on the topic of Protestants an
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Graphic Design: Using Symmetry to Create Corporate Logos
This activity teaches students to describe three types of symmetry, to categorize symmetric figures based on type of symmetry, and to create figures using different type of symmetry. The activities use familiar logos and signs to show how symmetry is used in the world of design, and to help differentiate between the different kinds of symmetry used in these examples.
Climate Change: Connections and Solutions, Grades 6-8
This two-week interdisciplinary curriculum unit encourages students to think critically about climate change and to collaborate to devise solutions. Students learn about climate change within a systems framework, examining interconnections among environmental, social, and economic issues. Lessons are aligned with national science and social studies standards but may be used in other classes as well. The first week of this 2-week unit lays the foundation for understanding some of the forces behin
Shopping Mall Math
Students participate in activities in which they develop number sense in and around the shopping mall. Two sets of activities, one developed for younger middle-grade students and one for older, deal with size and space, estimation, measurement, and applications involving percent.
Concurrent Lines, Medians, and Altitudes
Explore the relationships between perpendicular bisectors, the circumscribed circle, angle bisectors, the inscribed circle, altitudes, and medians using a triangle that can be resized and reshaped.
Student Perceptions of Action, Relevance, and Pace
How do teachers know their students are engaged? The results of a study in which middle school students' perceptions of academic achievement were analyzed.,Volume 36, Number 4
If you listen closely, you can hear the sounds of a critical element in the production of silk--silkworm caterpillars dining on mulberry leaves. This episode of the two-minute radio show Pulse of the Planet focuses on how silkworms are raised. In the episode, available here in MP3 audio and text formats, a guest biochemist describes the silk farming process, noting the silkworms' dependence on large quantities of human-supplied mulberry leaves. The host points out how much silkworms grow in leng
Keeping History from Repeating Itself: Involving Parents About Retention Decisions to Support Studen
Collaborative ventures between families and schools can result in children being successful both academically and in life. The most successful predictor of student achievement is an encouraging home environment, high expectations from parents, and parental involvement.,Volume 27, Number 2
South Island Wren--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of a South Island Wren. The South Island wren is a small but robust alpine bird with a very short tail, rounded wings, and long legs and toes. While the male’s plumage is a dull green colour above, grey-brown below and yellow on the flanks, the female is more olive-brown in colour. This charming bird has an unusual habit of vigorously bobbing up and down. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to hel
On the Ice with the Irish
Follow the puck as the Irish hockey team practices in the Compton Family Ice Arena at the University of Notre Dame. This video was shot with a GoPro camera on a team assistant during a routine practice.
Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke - Viennese Waltz
This is part of a television show how two dancers, Chris Jericho & Cheryl Burke, prepare for the Viennese Waltz. Not much value her except to show students the hard work that goes into dancing and some of the steps.
Dance Through Time5 Waltz
Waltz, a romantic Mid-19th Century Couple Dances, is performed by professional dancers. This is a brief expert from a longer DVD. (0:49)