New York: A Documentary Film
Thirteen's Educational Publishing Department prepares educational kits to accompany certain television programming. These guides are available in print and, electronically, as PDFs (Portable Document Format), through the Web. This Teacher's Guide accompanies the program NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM. The guide is intended to help use the film as a supplement to junior-high and high-school social-studies courses. Selected activities may also be used in language arts, music, and art classes. Key th
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American Masters: Alfred Stieglitz
This site presents an essay, timeline, video clips, and interviews examining this photographer, artist, and art impresario. Stieglitz was a powerful force in the arts of the early 20th century and an important interpreter of emerging modern culture. This web site is a companion to first full-length film biography of the photographer, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye.
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Take a Technology Inventory
This activity prepares students to watch the film, "Local Voices, Global Visions," by having them examine the presence of technology in their own lives. Students should be familiar with the use of spreadsheets and have a basic working definition of information and communication technology (ICT), using the Understanding page or from their own initial research on the subject. This activity is part of a series of lessons surrounding the film, "Local Voices, Global Visions."
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Lecsture on ‘Sir J.G.Frazer: Science and Sensibility’
The Frazer Lecture on the legacy of J.G.Frazer, which Godfrey Lienhardt suggests is greater in the field of literature (through its influence on people like T.S.Elliot in the ‘Waste Land’ than on the science of anthropology.,The Frazer Lecture was given in Cambridge by Godfrey Lienhardt on 5th March 1992, well after he had retired. It was chaired by Dr. Alan Macfarlane and was filmed by Humphrey Hinton, using a video 8 camera. The lecture lasts about 45 minutes.
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Lecsture on ‘Sir J.G.Frazer: Science and Sensibility’
The Frazer Lecture on the legacy of J.G.Frazer, which Godfrey Lienhardt suggests is greater in the field of literature (through its influence on people like T.S.Elliot in the ‘Waste Land’ than on the science of anthropology.,The Frazer Lecture was given in Cambridge by Godfrey Lienhardt on 5th March 1992, well after he had retired. It was chaired by Dr. Alan Macfarlane and was filmed by Humphrey Hinton, using a video 8 camera. The lecture lasts about 45 minutes.
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Popular Culture
Many forms of entertainment and leisure activities people participated in during the early decades of the 20th century are not that different from those we enjoy today. At the turn of the century people found entertainment at carnivals and festivals and exhibitions. Photographs here include the California Midwinter International Exposition in San Francisco in 1894, and the Anaheim Carnival of 1911. Sports were also a popular pastime. Photographs show people participating in tennis and golf, but
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Lecture on fieldwork in the Soviet Union, 1988-9
Public lecture given in October 1989 by Professor Ernest Gellner. He reflected on his year spent in the Soviet Union on the eve of the collapse of communism.,The lecture was given to a Cambridge Audience in the Rayleigh Lecture theatre in the Social and Political Sciences Faculty. Professor Gellner had flown in that morning from America. It was filmed, using a video 8 camera, by Humphrey Hinton. It was chaired by Dr. Alan Macfarlane. The video is unedited. The lecture lasts for about 65 minutes.
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Lecture on fieldwork in the Soviet Union, 1988-9
Public lecture given in October 1989 by Professor Ernest Gellner. He reflected on his year spent in the Soviet Union on the eve of the collapse of communism.,The lecture was given to a Cambridge Audience in the Rayleigh Lecture theatre in the Social and Political Sciences Faculty. Professor Gellner had flown in that morning from America. It was filmed, using a video 8 camera, by Humphrey Hinton. It was chaired by Dr. Alan Macfarlane. The video is unedited. The lecture lasts for about 65 minutes.
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53 minute video on doing fieldwork
Narrated by Alan Macfarlane, Professor of Anthropological Science at the University of Cambridge, this 53-minute film takes the viewer through the fieldwork endevaour, from leaving one's own country through to getting back to it after fieldwork. Students of anthropology about to embark on fieldwork are the target audience.
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Reflections on fieldwork among the Gurungs of Nepal
These reflections on work among the Gurungs were filmed in the autumn of 2000 AD. Alan Macfarlane talked to camera in order to capture some of the reasons why he ended up doing fieldwork in the Himalayas. He reflects on some of the major changes and pressures in the village of Thak since his first visit in 1968. He also gives a brief account of the history of the Gurungs and their current predicament in the face of global capitalism. This was filmed on one-chip digital video. The clips should b
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Lesson 14: Pronunciation of 'r' sounds, Good Tippers

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North Americans don't always have the greatest image abroad. However, at least we are known as good tippers. Michelle and Valdo tell about how they have to le
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DoHistory
This site invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife’s Tale, both based upon the remarkable diary of 18th-century midwife/healer Martha Ballard. Although DoHistory is centered on the life of Martha Ballard, you can learn basic skills and techniques for interpreting fragments that survive from any period in history.
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One Nation: Two Futures?
Since the mid-l970s, economic reforms have transformed China from one of the most egalitarian societies into one of the most unequal in the world. Wide disparities currently exist between the income levels of a relatively few rich and middle-class Chinese and their fellow citizens who number in the hundreds of millions. This "wealth gap" is particularly acute when one compares the incomes of urban and rural residents, between Chinese living in the interior of the country and those living in the
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Basic Filmmaking for High School Drama Departments
This is a course in Narrative Film Production which shows how drama departments can create short motion pictures as part of a drama class. Currently, we have only one lesson. But eventually, there will be more. And with each lesson, you will participate in the making of a movie based on your own story.
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7.4.4 The main body of the text
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.
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7.4.2 The introduction of an essay
Writing reports and assignments can be a daunting prospect. This unit is designed to help you develop the skills you need to write effectively for academic purposes. You will learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.
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International Studies 12: Global Issues & Institutions
Intenational Studies 12: Global Issues & Institutions cross listed as Political Science 44A: Global Issues and Institutions. Global Issues and Institutions is an introductory survey course designed to introduce the students to numerous current issues confronting policy-makers, pundits, and concerned global citizens as well as to the international institutions that regularly cope with those same issues. Among the issues discussed are the following: nuclear politics, energy crisis, war, internati
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Beginning Meditation Instruction
Meditation can help you attain mental clarity and manage the stresses of college life! Anthony Kubiak is a professor of Drama, specializing in modern theater and performance. He has published books on the role of theater in American society, and theater's associations with terrorism. “I am interested in strangeness. Not weirdness, or edginess, or in-your-faceness, exactly, but rather the deeply disturbing human riddles that won’t go away. That haunt us. Why are we so violent, and yet so capa
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Child Rights in Cartoons
In 1998, UNICEF thought of a creative way to help educate the world about children’s rights. UNICEF asked directors around the world to make a 30-second animated film illustrating one of the rights spelled out in the Convention of the Rights of the Child. Since then, over 70 studios in 32 countries have created cartoons for this project. The cartoons have been shown on television to over 1 billion people worldwide and are still on TV today in many countries. Click on these images to watch a
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Coastal Clash: Defining Public Property and the History of the Public Trust Doctrine
"Coastal Clash" is a one-hour documentary focusing on the urbanization of California's coastline. The activities and lesson plans for the film "Coastal Clash" target students at the high school level and align with the California State Standards for Government. In this lesson plan, students will do research and group work related to the concept of the Public Trust Doctrine.
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