Rythms in Poetry-Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream Unit 10
Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it New!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, from T.S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This episode explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes. What is
modernism? How did these poets start a revolution that continues until
Modernist Portraits-Unit 11
Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway,
American prose writers sought out the forbidden - the slang, the
dialects, and the rhythms of the folk and of everyday life. Writers such as Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, crisp in its own cleanness.
Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream, 1945-1969-Unit 14
This episode guides the viewer through the works and contexts of ethnic writers from 1945-1965. Starting with the works of Ralph Waldo Ellison, Philip Roth, and N. Scott Momaday, we explore the way writers from the margins took over the center of American culture.
Poetry of Liberation-Unit 15
For many, the 1960s mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, but also helped create it. This program explores the innovations made in American poetry in the 1960s by
Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Adrienne Rich
Kindergarteners team up in buddy pairs to explore addition combinations using a "dinosaur math" mat. They work with basic addition facts and use a part-whole concept to perform the addition. NCTM standards: whole number computation, number sense and numeration, communication.
Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.
Assessment in Math and Science-I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!
Workshop 4. I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!; Connections Across the Disciplines (90 min.)
'One measure of students' depth of understanding is the connections they can make across disciplines. This workshop explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Science and Math-You WILL be Tested on This!
Workshop 5. You WILL Be Tested on This!: Standardized Testing (90 min.)
'Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Evolution and the Tree of Life What makes a snake a snake, and a lizard a lizard? What distinguishes one type of lizard from another? And how did so many types of reptiles come to be? Session 6 focuses on questions like these as we continue our study of the fundamentals of evolution. Building upon key ideas introduced
What makes a snake a snake, and a lizard a lizard? What distinguishes one type of lizard from another? And how did so many types of reptiles come to be? Session 6 focuses on questions like these as we continue our study of the fundamentals of evolution. Building upon key ideas introduced
Lesson on fractions. In this clip Larry shows examples of comparing fractions. More lessons at: http://www.MathWithLarry.com
Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter
Where does the weight go when we “lose weight”? What happens when iron rusts? Why are exploding stars able to turn other elements into gold when the alchemists w
Looking Forward: Our Global Environment
Earth's essential systems are being stressed in many ways. There are many tipping points in the environment, beyond which there could be serious consequences. Will human ingenuity, resiliency, and cooperation save us from the worst outcomes of our global experiment?
Workshop 1: The Many Faces of Learning
In this introductory workshop, you will meet the guest educators featured in the series and hear why they think it is important to continually examine the learning process. You will also have an opportunity to reflect on your own personal beliefs about learning and see clips of classrooms that will be presented in more detail in later workshops.
Raphael's Fresco of the School of Athens
Masterpieces of Western Art at Columbia University is part of the Art Humanities Series. Masterpieces of Western Art has been a degree requirement for all College students and an integral part of the Core Curriculum since 1947. It is not a historical survey, but an analytical study of a limited number of monuments and artists, and teaches students how to look at, think about, and engage in critical discussion of the visual arts. (18:04)
Video produced by the Media Center for Art His
French Revolution (Part 1)
This is Part 1 of a video series of the French Revolution. The instructor discusses what France was like before the revolution, the Convocation of the Estates General up to the storming of the Bastille. The instructor uses computer software with still images.
How to Write a Book or Story
Tips from a published author and English professor in this video on writing. Compose a book, whether as a form of expression or a form of financial stability, with help from this video.
How to Write a Novel
Compose a successful novel, full of subplots and side stories, with tips from a published author and English professor in this video where he speaks to you about writing. For you future novelists out there, here are some great tips to get on the right path.
Simplifying Algebraic Expressions Using the Distributive Property
Instructor demonstrates how to simplify algebraic expressions using the Distributive Property. It is explained that a negative sign outside of parentheses are actually a negative one. Examples also model how to simplify expressions to simplest form by combining like terms once the Distributive Property has been performed.
How to Make an Outline
How to Make an Outline. Part of the series: Writing Tips. An outline grounds a writer and makes sure that they don't get off track. There are clear examples of what the outline looks like, but it does not help the students understand what subcategories are and how to use them. At best, this is a general overview.
Speed Reading Practice #2
This clip leads you through a second technique to improve your speed reading skills. The exercise involves looking at numbers to warm up eye muscles in order to ease eye strain and be more at ease while reading.