How Do Avalanches Form?
In this video segment adapted from NOVA, dramatic footage of avalanches and animations of ice crystals illustrate how a layer of weakly-bonded snow can contribute to a devastating avalanche.
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Blogging with students
Studetns taking part in a life discussion
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Work with dialogue 'Ein neuer Mac'
Transcript, translation, vocabulary, tips on pronunciation
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Copyright in relation to Wendy Cope
The Poetry Foundation website features an article and user comments on using Wendy Cope's poetry and how she enforces her copyright strongly. It discusses the issues around using Cope's and other's poetry in your own work.
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"It Was Considered Low Music": Pianist Eubie Blake on the Birth of Ragtime at the Turn of the Centur
Ragtime music, with its syncopated, polyrhythmic style, was born, according to cultural historian Robert Snyder, in the 1890s in the black saloons and brothels of southern and Midwestern cities like Baltimore and St. Louis. By the end of the 19th century ragtime had assumed a place at the center of American popular music and remained there until the 1920s. Ragtime meant a tinkling piano and no one played the ragtime piano any better or longer than Eubie Blake, born in Baltimore in 1887. In this
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"We Did Not Have Enough Money": George Miller's Testimony about the 1919 Steel Strike
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Clairton worker George Miller called the 1919 strike a quest for "a standard American living"--a phrase that was particularly meaningful to the Serbian-born Miller.
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"Get the Rope!" Anti-German Violence in World War I-era Wisconsin
In the early 20th century, German Americans were the nation's largest immigrant group. Although they were regarded as a model of successful assimilation, they faced vicious--and sometimes violent--attacks on their loyalty when the United States went to war against Germany in 1917. The most notorious incident was the lynching of German-born Robert Prager in Colinsville, Illinois, in April 1918. Other incidents stopped just short of murder. In a statement made on October 22, 1918, John Deml, a far
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"Eight Hours a Day and Better Conditions": Andrew Pido Explains His Support for the 1919 Steel Strik
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Slavic steelworker Andrew Pido described the discrimination faced by some immigrant workers and how that discrimination - along with long pay and poor conditions--encouraged them to unionize and strike.
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Oceans of Kansas
Oceans of Kansas is the unofficial, but highly useful, web page of the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. To find content, scroll to the middle of the page. The website contains information on exhibits, articles with photographs of fossils and paintings about marine reptiles and fish who flourished in the Western Interior Sea. The site also contains an online collection of full-text paleontology papers, and a links page.
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Post-Settlement Erosion and Deposition
In this example, a field laboratory in introductory geology becomes a test of a hypothesis: Does the model proposed by Stanley Trimble for Coon Creek, Wisconsin adequately describe the history of post-European-settlement erosion and deposition in a small drainage in southeast Minnesota? This field lab is detailed on the site, which describes leaning goals, a context for this lab's use, teaching notes and downloadable handouts, and assessment recommendations. There are additional references and l
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JFK50 A Career Born Out of the Inaugural — Robert Stavins
Robert Stavins, business and government professor at Harvard Kennedy School, says he owes his entire career path — from student to Peace Corps volunteer to environmental protector — to JFK's inaugural speech.
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JFK50 A Friend to Latin America — Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Ricardo Hausmann talks about JFK's visit to Venezuela and his relationship to Latin America.
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JFK50 From Campaign Volunteer to Peace Corps Volunteer — Mary Jo Bane
Harvard Kennedy School Academic Dean Mary Jo Bane reflects on JFK's inspiration and her own career of public service.
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Adult Artemia blood circulation
Artemia adult's blood circulation in the tail and appendages.
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Moving without Wheels
In a class demonstration, students observe a simple water cycle model to better understand its role in pollutant transport. This activity shows one way in which pollution is affected by the water cycle; it simulates a point source of pollution in a lake and the resulting environmental consequences.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
A four minute video that details his life by visiting some of the places where the writer might have visited in his time. There is a running caption. The video also helps explain the symbolism used by Hawthorne. Great insights into the meanings of various themes used. A great video to develop a discussion about how writers create ideas for readers to think about.
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Walt Disney-Noah's Ark-1959-Part 2 of 2
The well-known Biblical tale is brought to life as a stop-motion musical, which feels more like Rankin/Bass's specials in the medium than a Disney production, only it's more stylized. Noah is advised by a heavenly voice that a great rainstorm is coming which will wipe out most of Earth's inhabitants. So he and his three sons build a boat to precise specifications and begin rounding up two animals of every kind. When the lengthy time on the boat brings spirits down, Noah's sons provide some music
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Contemporary UMass!
The newly renovated and re-named Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly the University Gallery) has re-opened with David Goldblatt's show "Intersections Intersected". Check out this powerful exhibit and the museum's new identity!
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UWTV Fast Break: Scott Roth, Pole Vaulting
UWTV profiles University of Washington pole vaulter, Scott Roth.
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'Grease' Vocal Rehearsal
Vocalists for the upcoming SUNY Oswego production of "Grease" rehearsing.
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