Columbus First Voyages
During the Middle Ages, Europeans knew little, if anything, about the existence of the Americas. Columbus became caught up in the excitement and read many books on navigation and geography. He eventually devised a plan to find a westward route to Asia. In 1484, he presented his plan to King John II of Portugal but was denied financial support. He spent years asking the rulers of various countries, including France and England, for assistance before Spain’s Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand fin
Centro studi casa natale Maria Montessori
This is the website of the "Centro Studi Casa Natale Maria Montessori" ["Native Home Maria Montessori Studies Centre"] dedicated to the Italian educationalist Maria Montessori (1870-1952) and her advocacy for a new method of education, now internationally renowned as the "Montessori method of education". The website presents a short description of her family home in Chiaravalle, near Ancona in the Marche region, and of the museum which it now houses. A selection of photographs and images of a fe
Dr. John Prescott - Academic Spotlight
Missouri State University has a nationally recognized music department. One of the professors in that department, Dr. John Prescott, recently received the National Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, also known as ASCAP. These coveted awards reflect ASCAP's commitment to assist and encourage writers of serious music. The awards are based upon the prestigious value of each writer's catalogue of original compositions, as well as recent performances of those work
A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 6
Details the history of Old and New Salisbury, Wilton, and the parishes of Underditch hundred.
English - Writing - How To Write A Topic Sentence
This introduction shows students how to create a topic sentence within a paragraph. A topic sentence introduces the main idea of a paragraph, which in turn, introduces the entire essay or report. A strong essay, report, or persuasive essay begins with a strong topic sentence.
Writing - How To Write an Informational Paragraph
An informational paragraph is a paragraph that gives facts. Informational paragraphs can be found in reports and essays. This is NOT an in-depth lesson, but it does gives the basics. This video is part of a larger clip.
Topic Sentences and Paragraphs
The Word Chef teaches kids to write by comparing the writing
process to cooking. In this episode, The Word Chef makes hamburgers to teach about writing topic and concluding sentences.
A Closer Look at Sentence Structure
This video shows how using simple sentences and compound
sentences add variety to a paragraph about brown bears. (02:36)
Human Anatomy - Ankle
This is a computer-animated video (02:20) that describes how the bones of the ankle work. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This may be good for big classrooms where sound may not travel well.
To Write A Paragraph (Paragraph Song)
To Write A Paragraph, by Obie Leff. This short song gives the basic elements to write a good paragraph. Lyrics are printed at the bottom of the screen while Obie plays piano and sings. Some of the lyrics include: "To write a paragraph, you have to know just what a paragraph is. Choose a topic, add transitions, reason, detail, facts, and evidence. Write a conclusion. And now you know what a paragraph is...." Run time 0:57.
Senses of Reality: Writing the Biography of a Revolutionary Generation
The annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture given at Wolfson College on May 27th 2010. Roy Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at Hertford College, Oxford.
Hermann Anton Haus Lecture Series 2014: Prof. David A. B. Miller
Professor David A. B. Miller, the W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, delivers the 2014 Hermann Anton Haus Lecture. The Hermann Anton Haus Lecture is RLE’s visiting lecturer program designed to bring the leading world researchers in fields congruent with RLE interests to RLE to share their thoughts and perspectives with the MIT community. The lecture honors the memory of Professor Haus, and continues the process of collaborative dialogue that h
A Civilized Bookcase
This bookcase symbolizes a tragic period in Native American history. Were the missionaries who used it trying to improve the lives of their Indian pupils or wipe out their culture?
The History of American Literature-Naturalism
This program that explores the work of of famous American Authors in
history. The clip explains naturalism and the authors in this realistic trend such as London and Frank Norris.
Women of four wars: stories from the veteran's history project
This site is maintained by the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress. It provides free access to online materials relating to the experience of women service personnel in the Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan conflict and the Gulf war. The site includes online oral histories with video webcasts or podcasts of interviews with the women in whom they detail their experiences of fighting and warfare. Technical and copyright information is displayed on the website.
Describing the Meaning of Percent, Part 2 of 2
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses how to solve this problem: Show 109 percent by shading the squares.
Mr. Khan uses computer software (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education. The viewer may want to open the video to 'full screen' as the instructor fits a lot of information on a dark screen. (02:22)
Palm and Passion Sunday Service - 4/13/14 - Luke Powery
A service of worship in Duke University Chapel. The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery delivers a sermon titled "Shaking the Foundations." The service also features a dramatic presentation of the Passion Narrative by the Rev. McKennon Shea. Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery Sermon: Shaking the Foundations Bulletin: http://chapel.duke.edu/sites/default/files/04-13-14_Palm.pdf
Hollywood's Pact with Hitler
To continue doing business in Germany after Hitler's ascent to power, Hollywood studios agreed not to make films attacking Nazis or condemning persecution of Jews. In THE COLLABORATION, Ben Urwand reveals this arrangement and the cast of characters it drew in, ranging from Goebbels to Louis B. Mayer. At the center was Hitler himself--obsessed with movies and their power to shape public opinion. Visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674724747 to read more about the book.
Two car bombs hit Syrian market in Douma
Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe The chaotic scene just moments after two car bombs went off in a popular Douma market injuring dozens. Deborah Gembara reports. More from Syria: http://smarturl.it/SyriaAttack Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international
Williamsburg and the American Revolution
Brief introductory video for Williamsburg, then capitol of Virginia, and the events leading up to the Revolutionary War
Run time 02:09