21H.968J Nature, Environment, and Empire (MIT)
This course is an exploration of the relationship between the study of natural history, both domestic and exotic, by Europeans and Americans, and concrete exploitation of the natural world, focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
21H.104J Riots, Strikes, and Conspiracies in American History (MIT)
This course uses readings and discussions to focus on a series of short-term events that shed light on American politics, culture, and social organization. It emphasizes finding ways to make sense of these complicated, highly traumatic events, and on using them to understand larger processes of change in American history. The class also gives students experience with primary documentation research through a term paper assignment.
Thames Discovery Programme - 2
Episode 2: FROG Field Training At Custom House -- Explore the archaeology and history of the Thames foreshore, London's biggest archaeological site, with our exciting Heritage Lottery funded project http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/
UCL: An academic powerhouse
UCL's strength across teaching and research has secured the university's place among the world's leading academic institutions. You'll find our Nobel Prize winners in the history books, UCL inventions in your home (Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, was a UCL student) and our name at the top of league tables and research assessments. We even boast Olympic sports stars -- UCL Linguistics graduate Christine Ohuruogu clinched a gold medal at the Beijing games. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ab
Mini-lecture: London's Black history
October is Black History Month in the UK. Dr Caroline Bressey researches the history of the Black presence in London, trawling the archives to reveal forgotten everyday Black characters of Victorian Britain. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/equianocentre/People.html Dr Bressey's Lunch Hour Lecture: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lhl/streamed/lhlpub_spring09/07_100209 Upcoming LHL for Black History Month: http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:r1c-gbjdju6x-9w3umg/
Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
Problem Solving in Mathematics
Problem Solving in Mathematics. Part of the series: Math Equations, Fractions; Problem Solving. To problem solve in mathematics, take each problem step-by-step, expand the problem for more clarity and be meticulous with each stage of the problem. Solve equations, formulas and other math are exlained in this four minute video. This video moves very rapidly and so a replay and stopping the video may be of value.
Portuguese Nouns and Their Plurals Checklist
Portuguese Nouns and Their Plurals Checklist.
Engineering an Empire - France part 3
This video is about how France became a great Empire. It talks about the architecture of the Country and the Royalty who had them the buildings built. It also talks about the fact the France pioneered new ways of fighting in war. (9:22)
24.00 Problems of Philosophy (MIT)
The course has two main goals: First, to give you a sense of what philosophers think about and why. This will be done through consideration of some perennial philosophical problems, e.g., the existence of God, reason and faith, personal identity and immortality, freewill, moral responsibility, and standards for moral conduct. We will draw on readings by important figures in the history of philosophy as well as contemporary authors. The second goal is to develop your philosophical skills, and you
11.201 Gateway: Planning Action (MIT)
This course introduces incoming students in the Master in City Planning (MCP) program to the theory and history of planning in the public interest. It relies primarily on challenging real-world cases to highlight persistent dilemmas: the power and limits of planning, the multiple roles in which planners find themselves in communities around the globe, and the political, ethical, and practical dilemmas that planners face as they try to be effective. As such, the course provides an introduction to
4.3 R is for Relevance Relevance is an important factor to consider when you are evaluating information. It isn't so much a property of the information itself but of the relationship it has with your question or your 'information need'. For example, if you are writing an essay about robotics a book or website about green energy would probably not be relevant. So there are a number of ways in which a piece of information may not be relevant to your query: geographical (It m
Relevance is an important factor to consider when you are evaluating information. It isn't so much a property of the information itself but of the relationship it has with your question or your 'information need'. For example, if you are writing an essay about robotics a book or website about green energy would probably not be relevant. So there are a number of ways in which a piece of information may not be relevant to your query:
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Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Using Us
What is Web 2.0? This is very informative video about the emergence of the Web. It discusses hypermedia anthropology and digital ethnography.
21H.101 American History to 1865 (MIT)
This course focuses on a basic history of American social, economic, and political development from the colonial period through the Civil War. The colonial heritages of Spanish and British America; the American Revolution and its impact; the establishment and growth of the new nation; and the Civil War, its background, character, and impact are examined. Readings include writings of the period by Winthrop, Paine, Jefferson, Madison, W. H. Garrison, G. Fitzhugh, H. B. Stowe, and Lincoln.
3 Strange words, long sentences and lost meanings In reading for a purpose it is not unusual to get stuck on unfamiliar words and concepts or struggle with complex ideas and sentences. This section suggests tactics for coping with unfamiliar words (and inadequate dictionaries), unpacking complex sentences and retrieving lost meanings. In order to do this we will draw on an extract taken from a book, Crime and Society in Britain, by Hazel Croall (1998) which is a social science text. It thus contains more ‘conceptual’ or ‘technic
In reading for a purpose it is not unusual to get stuck on unfamiliar words and concepts or struggle with complex ideas and sentences. This section suggests tactics for coping with unfamiliar words (and inadequate dictionaries), unpacking complex sentences and retrieving lost meanings. In order to do this we will draw on an extract taken from a book, Crime and Society in Britain, by Hazel Croall (1998) which is a social science text. It thus contains more ‘conceptual’ or ‘technic
STS.042J Einstein, Oppenheimer, Feynman: Physics in the 20th Century (MIT)
This class explores the changing roles of physics and physicists during the 20th century. Topics range from relativity theory and quantum mechanics to high-energy physics and cosmology. The course also examines the development of modern physics within shifting institutional, cultural, and political contexts, such as physics in Imperial Britain, Nazi Germany, U.S. efforts during World War II, and physicists' roles during the Cold War.
A History of the County of Suffolk: Volume 2
This part-volume covers the medieval religious houses of Suffolk, including the abbey of Bury St Edmunds.
Faith Complex: David Friedman on Anti-Semitism
In this episode of Faith Complex, host Jacques Berlinerblau talks with the Regional Director, Washington, DC of the Anti-Defamation League about modern anti-Semitism.