El Sistema: Social Support and Advocacy Through Musical Education
Even in the confines of a panel discussion,
Gustavo Dudamel radiates so much passion and ebullience that it requires little imagination to see him at the podium with a baton in hand. MIT’s 2010 McDermott Award in the Arts winner is, at the tender age of 29, one of the world’s top conductors and music disseminators.

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Malcolm X: Our History was Destroyed by Slavery
In this ten-minute video Malcolm X appears on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963.  He enters a debate with the interviewers about his name, and explains that the real names of his people were destroyed during slavery. 
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Microeconomic theory III
The website for this course (14.123 Microeconomic Theory III, Spring 2009) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. This course discusses decision theory and topics in game theory including models of individual decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Topics covered include preference orderings, expected utility, risk, stochastic dominance, supermodularity, monotone comparative statics, b
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3D game lets you see through an animal's eyes
An online simulation mimics the vision of five animals as a player steers them through Place Vendôme in Paris Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24716
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Woman with flowers on a table
An older woman is posed seated with two windows in the background. She is wearing a long sleeved blouse with ribbon woven into the lace around the collar and down the front. She is reaching toward a vase of flowers on the table next to her.
Author(s): Taylor, Mary Lyon, 1872-1956

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9.5 Debate 2: use of language
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
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DfES attempt to end cookery as a purely spectator sport
Pupils up to the age of 16 will be entitled to 24 hours of cookery instruction from 2008. This will take the form of a licence to cook that will include planning and preparing healthy affordable meals, diet, nutrition and hygiene.
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1.5.1 Different ways of working

Composing for an entire film is an intense and intensive experience, which must usually be completed in a very short time. Composers are always the last people to work on a film, and cannot begin writing the score until the final edit of the film is ready, often only a few weeks before the film is to be released.

Composers work in many different ways: David Arnold (the current James Bond composer) uses an electronic keyboard and computers to record and manipulate his ideas, which are or
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The Plundered Planet
Paul Collier, Oxford Professor and author of The Bottom Billion, launched a discussion based on his latest publication, The Plundered Planet. Building on his work in developing countries and the poorest populations, Collier argued for proper stewardship of natural assets as a matter of planetary urgency. His arguments charted a course between unchecked profiteering on the one hand, and environmental romanticism on the other to offer realistic and sustainable solutions to these dauntingly complex
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4.296 Furniture Making (MIT)
Furniture making is in many ways like bridge building, connections holding posts apart with spans to support a deck. Many architects have tried their hand at furniture design, Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Aalto, Saarinen, Le Corbusier, and Gerhy. We will review the history of furniture making in America with a visit to the Decorative Arts Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and have Cambridge artist/craftsman Mitch Ryerson show us his work and talk about design process. Students will l
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,This segment shows a strategy to identify students' ideas about how the surface of the earth has changed over time. The interviewer probes to elicit the idea that the organisms in the fossil came from water. He then challenges a student's thinking about fossils forming in water by showing a map of the location where the fossil was found. This creates dissonance as the student struggles to try and figure out how
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Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science: Session 2. The Particle Nature of Matter: Solids,
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The segment provides examples of questions used to probe the student's ideas about particles, particularly, that substances such as air are made up of invisible tiny particles called atoms that are far too small to be seen through a regular microscope. When asked if he could draw air, the student responds that air cannot be drawn because it is just a bunch of invisible particles called atoms, but when probed furt
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,In this segment the interviewer probes for ideas about how a beach was formed, pointing out different coastlines on a map and asking why they are shaped the way they are. Using the shape of Cape Cod, the student explains the shape is due to swirling water or whirlpools. The interviewer demonstrates how it is helpful to ask students what they mean when they use a term like whirlpool or current.
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Biggest Dinosaur Ever! Argentinosaurus - Planet Dinosaur - BBC
John Hurt narrates the facts behind the discovery of huge nesting site in modern day Patagonia. Fossilized remains show Argentinosaurus laid tens of thousands of eggs in a 15 km nesting site used for hundreds of thousands of years. The hatchlings, if they survive, will grow at an incredible rate. Over a 40 year life span Argentinosaurus can grow from 4 kg to 75 tons! (03:57)

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A photograph of Florence Howard standing with her hands in front of her.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer is trying to find out the students' ideas about how moutains and volcanoes form. The student demonstrates her thinking by pushing 2 sheets of paper together, showing her ideas about uplifting of mountains. She seems to have a basic notion of plates and what happens when plates collide although it is too simplistic for the benchmark.
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Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,Student interview on natural selection and evolution. A look at how students explain the development of different species.
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Ackermann: New alternatives to traditional banks
The former chairman of Zurich Insurance Group, Josef Ackermann, talks to CNN's Richard Quest about banks being replaced by new funding mechanisms.
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6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability (MIT)
Welcome to 6.041/6.431, a subject on the modeling and analysis of random phenomena and processes, including the basics of statistical inference. Nowadays, there is broad consensus that the ability to think probabilistically is a fundamental component of scientific literacy. For example: The concept of statistical significance (to be touched upon at the end of this course) is considered by the Financial Times as one of "The Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Science". A rece
Author(s): Tsitsiklis, John

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