Finding Their Voice
In the 1920s, thousands of African Americans left the rural South for cities in the North in a movement called "The Great Migration." Their arrival in New York City marked a period called "The Harlem Renaissance." In this video segment from A Walk Through Harlem, we learn that only 30 years earlier many of these descendants of slaves had worked as poor sharecroppers. Although slavery had ended, many blacks were still uneducated. Their shift to the urban North was an attempt to e
Obama Full Speech at University of Michigan Jan. 27. 2012
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Colloque International 2009
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WWF's Living Planet Report 2004
The 2004 Living Planet Report is the fifth in a series of global ecological updates from the WWF. The Report assesses the state of ecosystems around the world using two primary measures: The Living Planet Index, which is based on population trends for hundreds of forest, freshwater, and marine species, and the Ecological Footprint, which is based on human demands on renewable natural resources. The 44-page report shows, among other things, that as human consumption has continued to rise beyond s
Meningitis Research Foundation
Based in the United Kingdom, the Meningitis Research Foundation is a charity organization focused on the prevention and treatment of meningitis (and associated infections) through research and public education. The Foundation website describes common symptoms (with photographs); and contains a variety of specific information about meningitis and septicaemia. For health professionals, the site offers "guidance notes and protocols to promote best practice in the diagnosis and treatment of patients
Stanford University: Center for the Study of Language and Information
The Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) "is devoted to research in the emerging science of information, computing, and cognition." This "new science" is an interdisciplinary project that developed through a shared interest among computer scientists, linguists, logicians, philosophers, psychologists, and artificial intelligence researchers "in how agents, whether biological or artificial, acquire, process, and convey information." The Center, initiated by researchers from Stan
Journeys & Transformations: British Columbia Landscapes
This website from the Royal British Columbia Museum introduces students to five important environments found in British Columbia: Mountains, Forests, Grasslands, Waters, and Cities. Each environment section includes topical features under the following headings: Nature, First Peoples, and History. Examples of feature topics include Mammals in Winter, Clothing From the Land, Life in the Ocean, and Introduced Species, to name a few. The aesthetically pleasing website keeps text to a minimum as it
I.M. Perplexed School
Another good Canadian educational site, from the Environmental Assessment Agency, is called Dilemma at I.M. Perplexed School. The activity chronicles the imaginary schools project to enlarge the schoolyard and the environmental impacts of such a project. The lesson teaches compromise, environmental advocacy, and how to consider other viewpoints. Students can follow along; make suggestions; discuss alternatives; and, in the end, take a short quiz to help reinforce the learning.
William H. Calvin Books and Articles
The full-text of several books authored by University of Washington professor William H. Calvin are available online. His newest book A Brain for All Seasons (A Scientific American book of the month) is about "what sudden climate flips did to human evolution over the last 2.5 million years." Most of his other books also focus on the subjects of the brain and human evolution. The hyperlinked table of contents makes browsing these texts more manageable. This Web page also includes other informatio
Students review the what they have learned throughout the five lessons in this unit. This includes a review of many types of engineers, reminding students of the various everyday products, structures and processes they design and create in our world.
This unit covers the processes of photosynthesis, extinction, biomimicry and bioremediation. In the first lesson on photosynthesis, students learn how engineers use the natural process of photosynthesis as an exemplary model of a complex yet efficient process for converting solar energy to chemical energy or distributing water throughout a system. In the next lesson on species extinction, students learn that it is happening at an alarming rate. Students discover that the destruction of habitat i
02.02.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag - als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. Bei Ausschreitungen in einem Fußball-Stadion der ägyptischen Stadt Port Said sind mindestens 74 Menschen getötet und fast 250 verletzt worden. Fans des heimischen Fußball-Vereins hatten nach dem Abpfiff eines Erstligaspiels den Platz gestürmt. Einige warfen mit Steinen, Feuerwerkskörpern und Flaschen. Spiele
CIS : just in time Lesson #042, Tuesday Essere = to be io sono = I am tu sei = you are (informal) Lei e' = you are (formal) lui/lei e` = he/she is noi siamo = we are voi siete = you are (plural) loro sono = they are C'e' = There is OR Is there? Ci sono = There are OR Are there? C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here? C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher? Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears. Ci sono Creativ Inquiry Overview Fall of Great Empires - The Battle for Rome Part One of Four “Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It” (video) Sarah, Plain and Tall IDS336 Session 4 Spring 2012
At Clemson University, that's the unique combination of engaged learning and undergraduate research. Teams of students take on problems that spring from their own curiosity, from a professor's challenge or from the pressing needs of the world around them. The range of topics is endless. Projects tend to be long-term, spanning three or four semesters. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their projects and to take risks. They learn to work as a team. They develop communication skills.
This 7:40 video is about the fall of great Empires- Rome
Rome was first built in central Italy. Later, the Roman Empire had separated into west and east because the empire was too big to rule.
The East of the Rome have first fall because the Goth and the Huns. later the west had fallen too.
A talk by Robert Pape, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. In their book "Cutting the Fuse", Robert A. Pape, James K. Feldman and the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism examine every suicide terrorist attack worldwide from 1980 to 2009, nearly 2200 attacks in all. In this talk, Robert Pape presents their finding that contr
This video version of Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan includes text, narration, and pictures. It is listed on the CoreStandards.org website as part of the suggested reading materials for grades 2-3. (04:00)
Jazz in the Modern Era with Chet Hanley
Lesson #042, Tuesday Essere = to be io sono = I am tu sei = you are (informal) Lei e' = you are (formal) lui/lei e` = he/she is noi siamo = we are voi siete = you are (plural) loro sono = they are C'e' = There is OR Is there? Ci sono = There are OR Are there? C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here? C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher? Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears. Ci sono
Essere = to be
io sono = I am
tu sei = you are (informal)
Lei e' = you are (formal)
lui/lei e` = he/she is
noi siamo = we are
voi siete = you are (plural)
loro sono = they are
C'e' = There is OR Is there?
Ci sono = There are OR Are there?
C'e' un insegnate qui? = Is there a teacher here?
C'e' una mela per l'insegnante? = Is there an apple for the teacher?
Ci sono due pere. = There are two pears.
Creativ Inquiry Overview
Fall of Great Empires - The Battle for Rome Part One of Four
“Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It” (video)
Sarah, Plain and Tall
IDS336 Session 4 Spring 2012