Salman Khan at Rice University's 2012 Commencement
Rice commencement speaker Salman Khan's address to the graduates focused on contributions of a different kind: He urged the students to do everything they can to "increase the net happiness in the world."
Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and not-for-profit organization that has made waves in the field of education. In 2004, Khan's online tutorials for a young cousin gained a wider audience, and five years later he turned his collection of fre
Boucher, Madame de Pompadour, 1750
François Boucher, Madame de Pompadour, oil on canvas, 1750 (extention of canvas and additional painting likely added by Boucher later, Fogg Museum. (03:06)
Élisabeth-Louise Vigee Le Brun, Madame Perregaux, 1789 - Smart History at Khan Academy
Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Madame Perregaux, 1789, oil on oak panel, 99.6 x 78.5 cm (Wallace Collection, London) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker (01:44)
Civil War Turning Point: Emancipation Proclamation
This video uses interviews to explain the significance of the Emancipation Proclamation had on the Civil War. It provides some insights into the reason for Lincoln's decision as well as the impact the proclamation had on the Union. (3:08)
Beyond the Big Bang: Galileo Galilei
In a History Beyond the Big Bang video, discover that the sophisticated
telescopes used by astronomers today to see distant galaxies are direct descendents of the humble lenses used by Galileo Galilei over four hundred years ago.This video explains the significance of Galilei's use of the telescope and his discoveries. The video also touches on the role that The Church (Catholic Church) played in the teachings of Galileo. (3:36)
Manifest Destiny: Mexican American War
Using art and other types of images, this video presents an overview of the Mexican American War and its impact on the nation. The video has a significant number of facts and is an excellent starting place for a cause and effect essay. A timeline and word wall of important people and events would be of benefit. (04:30) NOTE: contains some scenes of war violence
Outdoor Picnic Recipes and Packing Tips
This is a video from Kraft about how to create a successful picnic. There are simple recipes that are given that could be easily modified for a kid to make. It also shows how to pack a cooler in the most efficient way for a picnic. This can be used to compliment the poem "Knoxville, Tennessee" by giving students a chance to think about their own outdoor summer fun and hopefully be inspired to write about it. (02:46)
Japanese Ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa
On October 25, 1944, a fierce battle raged between the United States and Japan off the coast of Samar. As the Japanese navy retreated and the battle seemed over, ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa volunteers for a kamikaze strike. In this video clip, learn more about the fiece Japanese fighter. (2:48)
17.06.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Sonntag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. *** Im vom Staatsbankrott bedrohten Griechenland wird an diesem Sonntag zum zweiten Mal innerhalb weniger Wochen ein neues Parlament gewählt. Dies ist notwendig, weil sich die Parteien nach der jüngsten Abstimmung nicht auf eine Regierung einigen konnten. Nun sind knapp zehn Millionen Bürger erneut aufgerufen zu entscheiden, ob das stark verschuldete
Lower Intermediate Lesson S3 #6 - The Ultimate Spanish Showdown!
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! You are at a loss as to what to do on your Friday night in Latin America, so your roommate proposes in Spanish, “Let’s go see poetry in motion!” You’re not that into poetry and you don’t know anything about Spanish-speaking poets, but you presume this is not your ordinary poetry [...]
Electrical Circuits: ( An Interactive Game)
Students utilize their knowledge of the components of electrical circuits by playing this game. ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
Banksecrets : Ontdek de geheimen van je bank Op deze site vind je de "gevaarlijke" investeringen van je bank terug. Wanneer je naar de site gaat, heb je de mogelijkheid om je land te selecteren. Van jouw land komt dan een lijst op het scherm met alle banken die er aanwezig …
Op deze site vind je de "gevaarlijke" investeringen van je bank terug.
Wanneer je naar de site gaat, heb je de mogelijkheid om je land te selecteren.
Van jouw land komt dan een lijst op het scherm met alle banken die er aanwezig …
Creative Thinking Teaching Methodology
How to Avoid Confrontation
This video shows students some easy ways to avoid being a victim by being prepared. It is designed for older students and adults, but the lessons are good for all levels. Be aware of your surrounding is the key one to not being a victim.
21A.226 Ethnic and National Identity (MIT)
An introduction to the cross-cultural study of ethnic and national identity. We examine the concept of social identity, and consider the ways in which gendered, linguistic, religious, and ethno-racial identity components interact. We explore the history of nationalism, including the emergence of the idea of the nation-state, as well as ethnic conflict, globalization, identity politics, and human rights.