Plate Tectonics: An Introduction
In the early 1900s, most geologists thought that Earth's appearance, including the arrangement of the continents, had changed little since its formation. This video segment adapted from Discovering Women describes the impact the theory of plate tectonics has had on our understanding of Earth's geological history, as we have become aware of our planet's ever-changing nature. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:21.
News #54 - Behind the Scenes Part 2: Your Questions Answered!
In our last Innovative Language news lesson, we gave you our history and background. Was it glamorous as you hoped it’d be? Well, we’ve come a long way since recording our very first lesson back in 2005. Along the way, we’ve made some great friends, produced over 8,000 lessons and we [...]
Filmmaker John Cohen on the Mead Film Fest
The 34th annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival will celebrate the life and work of John Cohen, prolific scholar, photographer, musician, and filmmaker through seven-film series showcasing his varied works. From the indigenous cultures of Peru to the musical traditions of Appalachia and the Greek coastal mountains. The Mead Film Festival takes place from November 11-14, 2010 at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information visit http://www.amnh.org Produced/edited by Jame
Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
Ground Zero: The Design Competition
Rafael Viñoly and Frederic Schwartz led the THINK team, whose design was one of two finalists for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center design competition. In this talk at MIT, Viñoly gives a candid and personal account of one of the most emotionally charged competitions in US history. He talks about winning a
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
Richard Jolly talks about the Human Development Report 2010
It's been 20 years since the UN Human Development Report was first published. As the 2010 edition is launched, IDS talks to Research Associate Richard Jolly, one of the report's founding architects about its history, what to expect this year and his hopes for the future.
Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s):
AHEC: Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War
Dr. John W. Hall, Ambrose-Hesseltine Asst. Professor of US Military History at University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War as part of Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a unique perspective that draws on his fluency in fields ranging from neurobiology to new media. In his new book, he identifies the key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies. By recognising where and how patterns of creativity occur – whether within a school, a sof
Coastal Walk - Stop 16
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This is the sixteenth stop on the walk.
Aules obertes. La LEC i la tutoria
Durada: 8 min. Vídeo. Generalitat de Catalunya (Departament d'Educació).
En aquest vídeo, Àngel Domingo Villarreal, Subdirector General d'Ordenació Curricular de la Direcció General de l'Educació Bàsica i el Batxillerat del Departament d'Educació, explica la normativa de la LEC a la tutoria d'ESO i n'amplia el contingut pel Author(s):
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The Second Law and Energy
This Nobel Prize-winning scientist admits to staying up late the night before his talk to bone up on thermodynamics. He puts his research to good use, discussing the history and application of the laws of thermodynamics, which have served as “the scientific foundation of how we harness energy, and the basis of the industrial r
Mission Control Operations
Chris Kraft manages to present in a single event the ultimate in engineering case studies, as well as an insider’s history of 20th century space missions and a pep talk for AeroAstro students. This blunt raconteur describes the challenges of the earliest space pioneers. His story begins with Project Mercury in the 19
The Craft of Science Fiction
Joe Haldeman provides a sneak preview of an upcoming novel whose story plays out in MIT’s past, present and distant future. In his conversation with Henry Jenkins, Haldeman admits that he has “a lot of fun with the sociology of being in this joint.” He also discusses the history of his genre, and his own literary approa