Biography: For Kids - Davy Crockett, American Frontier Legend
The folk hero who was far more than a simple woodsman in coonskin cap. We chronicle his political career in Tennessee, where he championed the rights of squatters, and in Congress, where he opposed his former commander, President Jackson.
Afghanistan's media battleground
Six years ago television was banned in Afghanistan and its single national radio station was Taliban-run.
Social Stratification (Part I & II)
The population of the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing diversity is an important issue because it is changing the cultural, political, and economic landscape of American life.
Obama could help US economy recover by mid-2009
The victory of Barack Obama, the first African-American to become president of the United States, could help the troubled US economy recover by the middle of next year, says Ilian Mihov, professor of economics at INSEAD.
“Obama’s platform when he was campaigning was to increase government spending and cut taxes. If the change is aggressive and very determined, I think the US economy can start recovering by the middle of next year,” Mihov says.
Oil Spill in Gulf: Interview of Expert
Professor Alexander Kolker talked about the impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on coastal ecosystems. Part of a 37 minute interview Best use is to have students take notes on part of the interview, maybe ten minutes, and write a news story about what they heard stressing the five Ws and a H. Call ins featured from political inclined citizens.
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
21M.775 Hip Hop (MIT)
This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its 30 year presence in the American cultural imagery. Students also investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms. Students create material culture related to each thematic section of the course. Scheduled work in performance studio helps students understand how hip hop is create
President John Adams
This clip shows what John Adams's life was like during the beginning of the US. He was vice president under George Washington for the two terms that he served. When Washington stepped down, Adams ran for and won the presidency. The start of political parties. Four minute video.
Staying Safe Online (21/10/2010)
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of information security issues that are relevant to every person that uses the Internet. With the increasing use of computers and information technology in our everyday lives, the number of threats that people face on the Internet everyday has also increased. This series is set to show what some of those threats are, how you can protect yourselves and what other people are doing to protec
The Making of a Nation - The 13 Colonies
Beware of political ad that starts this video. This five minute video has a very slow start. A word wall and handout are needed. A glorified slide show. Distracting music. Shows each colonies and its shield. This video is best used as a model for student created videos.
US President Bush News Conference Dec 2007
In his final press conference of 2007, U.S. President Bush said on Thursday he was not satisfied with political progress in Iraq. Jon Decker reports.
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank
Andrew Jackson fights the Bank of America. In the summer of 1832, the bank war started when Congress, led by Henry Clay, renewed the banks charter even though it wasn't due to expire until 1836. Clay had pushed the bill through for political reasons. Henry Clay was running for president that year.
U.S. Geography Quiz
Here are a few questions and answers over the economic and political geography of the United States. Also a U.S geography quiz. (Amateur video) Professor uses computer screen for the statistics.
This lesson deals with political correctness. There is a definition of PR and there is useful vocabulary presented. There is reference to attitude and how the things we say influence others. There are clear examples about gender, physically challenged, ethnic groups, etc.
"A Brave and Startling Truth" Poem by Maya Angelou
This is a visually powerful video mashup of Maya Angelou's poem "A Brave and Startling Truth." As the poet reads her poem, we watch a series of images of horrific historical nightmares and terrors as well as natural and artistic beauty and social/political/religious people and customs. (6:03)
15.394 Designing and Leading the Entrepreneurial Organization (MIT)
This subject is about building, running, and growing an organization. Subject has four central themes: How to think analytically about designing organizational systems How leaders, especially founders, play a critical role in shaping an organization's culture What really needs to be done to build a successful organization for the long-term and What one can do to improve the likelihood of personal success. Not a survey of entrepreneurship or leadership; subject addresses the principles o
17.951 Special Graduate Topic in Political Science: Public Opinion (MIT)
This course provides an introduction to the vast literature devoted to public opinion. In the next 12 weeks, we will survey the major theoretical approaches and empirical research in the field of political behavior (though we will only tangentially discuss political participation and voting). For the most part we will focus on American public opinion, though some of the work we will read is comparative in nature.
The Policy-Making Cycle
This video is accompanied by text. "Political socialization is the process by which people learn and form opinions about government and politics. This process typically begins at home, where children overhear their parents talking about political issues, concerns, and politicians. Most people can probably recall a time when they heard their parents or other adults praising or ranting about a politician. The things that are said, both good and bad, influence how young minds perceive government an
Valentine's Day Song
The video starts by counting 10 hearts, then sings a valentine song to the tune of "One Little Indian." Hearts are on a felt board while the teacher sings. Various shapes are also taught between the song.This video is really great for small children to catch on to.
Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Inspired by Wisconsin
Inspired by Wisconsin - People get ideas, thoughts, feelings, and urges to take action or create something from the world around them. Throughout Wisconsin's history, people have responded to the state's environment in a multitude of ways. The state's diverse landscapes have inspired people to pursue both practical and creative endeavors. The Wisconsin landscape has motivated people to become farmers, take political action, write music, create works of art, build cities, and establish wild