STS.429 Food and Power in the Twentieth Century (MIT)
In this class, food serves as both the subject and the object of historical analysis. As a subject, food has been transformed over the last 100 years, largely as a result of ever more elaborate scientific and technological innovations. From a need to preserve surplus foods for leaner times grew an elaborate array of techniques – drying, freezing, canning, salting, etc – that changed not only what people ate, but how far they could/had to travel, the space in which they lived, their r
Infinite Limits: Vertical Asymptotes
This video explains when a limit decreases or increases without bound near certain values for the independent variables, they are called infinite limits. In general, a fractional function will have an infinite limit if the limit of the denominator is zero and the limit of the numerator is not zero. The infinite limit can be either positive or negative and is determined by the sign of the quotient of the numerator and the denominator. (3:23)
WARSAW RISING The Forgotten Soldiers of WWII part 3
The CNN's documentary about Warsaw Rising 1944.
WARSAW RISING The forgotten soldiers of WWII part 1
The CNN's documentary about Warsaw Rising 1944.
High CPU Hangs - 05 If you've spent any time developing applications, it's likely you've encountered a high cpu hang at some point. Troubleshooting this problem in the dev environment is one thing, but how do Premier Field Engineers troubleshoot this problem in a customer's production environment when Visual Studio isn't an option?
If you've spent any time developing applications, it's likely you've encountered a high cpu hang at some point. Troubleshooting this problem in the dev environment is one thing, but how do Premier Field Engineers troubleshoot this problem in a customer's production environment when Visual Studio isn't an option?
A Video of Molecules
This video shows how various molecules look. For example, water consisting of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
The others are: glucose, sucrose, amylose, stearic acid, oleic, glycerol, trigglyceride, phospholipid, alenine, serine, leucine, phenyaleine, hexapeptide, peroxide, dioxiribose, thymine, atp, dna, amylpectin and cellulose.
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Wednesday May 28, 2014, Lawrence 115; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
11.540J Urban Transportation Planning (MIT)
The history, policy, and politics of urban transportation are discussed in this class. Also covered are the role of the federal government, the "highway revolt" and public transit in the auto era, using analytic tools for transportation planning and policy analysis. The class then explores the contribution of transportation to air pollution and climate change, land use and transportation interactions, together with issues with bicycles, pedestrians, and traffic calming. Examples used in the clas
Mountain Meadow Massacre
What are the historical roots and causes behind the Mountain Meadow Massacre? Polygamy, paranoia, and a violent theocracy in 19th-Century Utah. This short synopsis of the events leading up to this tragedy is explained by Sandra Tanner and Scott Fancher, who are descendants of the perpetrators and victims, respectively. In 1857, 120 unarmed members of a wagon train moving through southern Utah were attacked and slaughtered at the hands of Mormon militia. Violent descriptions.
Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty
A cartoon explaining the terms of the treaty, where is was held, and the effect of the treaty on the United States in the form of added land are explained. This is a cartoon and it moves rapidly, so teachers would benefit from having a map of the area to show the students.
Mrs. Kennedy Speaks Following JFK's Death
Less than two months after her husband was killed, Mrs. Kennedy made a newsreel tape, thanking the American people for all their expressions of sympathy after JFK's death. The tape was played in movie theaters, before the feature film was shown, and is now maintained in the National Archives.
This is a video with background music showing images of the 1920s flappers. It shows their fashion, their hairstyle and what activities they enjoyed doing, emphasizing styles that at the time were daring and unconventional. There is footage and no narration...only questions/text.
Lincoln-Douglas Debate of 1858
This video is accompanied by text. "The Dred Scott case played a pivotal role in the 1858 Illinois senate race and in the 1860 presidential election. Eyeing Stephen Douglas’s seat in the Senate, Abraham Lincoln challenged the incumbent to a series of debates. The two politicians differed in almost every respect. Lincoln, a tall and lanky Republican with a high-pitched voice, relied on his wit and integrity to provide a comforting sense of sincerity. Douglas, meanwhile, was a short, barrel-ches
John Brown's Raid in 1859
This video is accompanied by text. "Tension between the North and South over the slavery issue grew more intense as the election of 1860 drew near. Violent reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act spread rapidly throughout the nation. The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision deepened the divide between Northerners and Southerners—antislavery supporters and proslavery-ites. In 1859, fifty-nine-year-old John Brown devised a plan to provoke a slave revolt to answer the “sacking” of Lawrence, Kans
The Battle of Gettysburg - Part 10
This Battle of Gettysburg had more casualties than any other Civil War battle. This video is suitable for older middle school and high school students. Scenes of re-enactment with commentary and music.
Galloping Gertie: The Original Tacoma Narrows Bridge
This is an amazing documentary of the construction and the collapse of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge.(Pictures of the construction and collapse of the bridge accompanied by music.)
Castle Bravo Nuclear Test
See the largest nuclear bomb test ever conducted. This secret hydrogen bomb test has been called 'Mankind's worst nightmare’. This test created international concern about atmospheric thermonuclear testing. (The results of the detonation may be too graphic for younger students.)
Anatomy of an Abrams Tank Part 1
he M1 Abrams Tank entered service with the US Army in 1980 and with the the United States Marine Corps in 1991.The Abrams is examined from several viewpoints. Students studying wars of recent times might like to compare this to previous such weapons from earlier times. The video is ten minutes. Also shows the importance of working together.
Inventions in Glass
Toledo inventor Michael J.Owens (1859-1923) invented a much more
efficient glass bottling machine which helped end child labor and
revolutionized glass making.
Chlldren At Work, 1908-1912
The photographs of Lewis Hine document children in the workplace This is not a video, but a series of eight photos that shows children in the workplace. This is an excellent way to introduce child labor laws, the Progressive Era, and even as the start of a study about child labor around the world today. The pictures are powerful, but there is one of children playing poker.