Dr. Andries Odendaal is a Distinguished Fellow at USIP. He has extensive experience working for peace at a local level in South Africa and in Kenya. He will draw on this experience during his lecture. The title of the speech is, “Local Peace Forums
Perry, Brand join long list of 2011 celebrity splits
Dec. 30 - Just under the wire, Russell Brand files for divorce from Katy Perry, capping off a year of celebrity splits that ran the gamut from ignominious to foreordained to just plain weird. John Russell reports.
Visit to An Ocean Planet: Earth's Hydrologic Cycle
The hydrologic cycle is the continual movement of water from one place to another and from one state of matter to another. This site describes a demonstration in which a teacher or small group of students constructs a simple model of the hydrologic cycle. Written instructions and a list of materials are provided. A short list of links to related topics and a vocabulary are also included.
The Float Designer
A great video to show before a parade as it shows how math is a part of the construction of floats. To create a beautiful float for the Rose Parade, you have to think about what goes underneath all of those flowers. Running time 1:00 minutes
CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 36
¡Estamos de vuelta! It’s been a few weeks since our last episode of Show Time Spanish, and this has been the result of major server problems. We’ve completed a migration of all our content to new servers today, and we’re delighted to be back with a new episode of Show Time Spanish in which Mark [...]
New feature: your own personal video queue You are at work, browsing Channel 9 and you see this great episode of Defrag has just been published on Channel 9… but you work in a cubicle and if you lean back and watch a 30 minute video, you’d probably get fired. What to do? You could email the link to yourself as a reminder to watch it later, but that’s so low tech… and what if you want to build up a list of videos to watch over an upcoming holiday? Or maybe you are about to have some elective surgery and would like to get throug
You are at work, browsing Channel 9 and you see this great episode of Defrag has just been published on Channel 9… but you work in a cubicle and if you lean back and watch a 30 minute video, you’d probably get fired. What to do? You could email the link to yourself as a reminder to watch it later, but that’s so low tech… and what if you want to build up a list of videos to watch over an upcoming holiday? Or maybe you are about to have some elective surgery and would like to get throug
U.S. Day Ahead: Auto sales need more gas
Jan. 3 - Reuters Auto Correspondent Bernie Woodall says U.S. vehicle sales are set to rise nine percent in December, but mainly due to customers delaying their purchases.
This lesson is part of a science unit entitled "Spiders: Fact and Fiction." During this lesson, learning will focus on specific body anatomy, functions and distinguishing characteristics of spiders.
Birds of a feather, an interdisciplinary unit: Language Arts wing
This lesson, which features Mark Twain's "Jim Baker's Blue-jay Yarn," is part of an interdisciplinary unit on birds that contains math/science and language arts components. In the language arts wing, students will explore dialects and personification through this very entertaining tall tale full of the antics of talking blue-jays.
Good beginnings hook readers and make them want to continue reading. Students will learn the features of good beginnings by reading the beginnings of several narrative picturebooks, and then writing good beginnings for their own narratives.
This patient education program explains colostomy and ileostomy and requisite postoperative care. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Spin a Spiral Galaxy
This interactive activity from NOVA Online lets you spin a spiral galaxy, including our own Milky Way. It demonstrates that what you can learn from visible light observations of a galaxy is largely determined by the angle from which you are observing it.
Movement Music Medley
This collection of songs and images highlights the role of music in the Civil Rights movement.
The Research Topic
An outline for both teachers and students of the various stages in the choice, preparation and presentation of a Research Topic for the higher level, LC History examination.
Summary Fact-sheet introducing the instruments found in the weather station, their uses and the methods of recording the data.
Ireland in the Age to Come
Compare you essays to this essay and use it to add to your vocabulary or ideas!
Rain forests and Deforestation
Lesson plan covering the diversity of animal and plant life in rainforests and asks questions about the threat of deforestation worldwide. Also features weblinks and a crossword activity.
To Show That Light is Required for Photosynthesis
Details of how to carry out an experiment to show that light is required for photosynthesis.
The Irish Economy 1945-66
Article tracing the impact of Keynesian economic ideas on Ireland and how they and a variety of practical considerations forced governments to adopt a new economic policy at the end of the 1950s.
"Their Own Hotheadedness": Senator Benjamin R."Pitchfork Ben" Tillman Justifies Violence Against Sou
In this March 23, 1900, speech before the U.S. Senate, Senator Benjamin R. "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman of South Carolina defended the actions of his white constituents who had murdered several black citizens of his home state. Tillman blamed the violence on the "hot-headedness" of Southern blacks and on the misguided efforts of Republicans during the Reconstruction era after the Civil War to "put white necks under black heels." He also defended violence against black men, claiming that southern whit