21F.031J Topics in the Avant-Garde in Literature and Cinema (MIT)
21F.031 examines the terms "avant garde" and "Kulturindustrie" in French and German culture of the early twentieth century. Considering the origins of these concepts in surrealist and dadaist literature, art, and cinema, the course then expands to engage parallel formations across Europe, particularly in the former Soviet Union. Emphasis on the specific historical conditions that enabled these interventions. Guiding questions are these: What was original about the historical avant-garde? Wh
"Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2009"
"This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist
Knowledge in Action, Write Better
Materials emphasizing ways to improve writing skills.
Introducing News Time Spanish
So, you’ve been learning Spanish with Coffee Break Spanish, and perhaps you’ve been extending your knowledge with Show Time Spanish. Today we’re delighted to introduce a new show to help you build your vocabulary and develop your listening skills even further. News Time Spanish is a new weekly show from the Radio Ling
Introduction To Near East Religions
This video is an introduction to the three main religions in the Near East: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There is a comparison between their origin and a brief historical background.
Elements of Chemistry: The Periodic Table
The periodic table is the most important organizing tool of modern chemistry. This professionally produced program explains the historical development of the table and explains why elements are given specific positions on the Table. The information contained in the squares of the periodic table is discussed, along with electron configurations. The program concludes with a tour of the table illustrating the similarities of blocks of elements.
Larry Boy and the Angry Eyebrows part 1/4
Video has Larry boy facing off against eyebrows that are plaguing the town at the hand of arch-nemesis Awful Alvin. Beneath the fun, the program contains a lesson on dealing with anger. (6:18)
Larry Boy and the Angry Eyebrows part 2/4
Video has Larry Boy facing off against eyebrows that are plaguing the town at the hand of arch-nemesis Awful Alvin. Beneath the fun, the program contains a lesson on dealing with anger. (5:20)
Larry Boy and the Angry Eyebrows part 4/4
Video has Larry Boy facing off against eyebrows that are plaguing the town at the hand of arch-nemesis Awful Alvin. Beneath the fun, the program contains a lesson on dealing with anger. (5:56)
How to Shoot a Soccer Ball with Power
How to Shoot a Soccer Ball with Power. Part of the series: How to Kick a Soccer Ball. Strike with your laces to maximize power when kicking a soccer ball; learn more and get soccer ball shooting tips in this free beginner soccer (football or futbol) skills short video lesson.
Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences
This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with commentary from Howard Gardner.
Nature Scenes of Nocturnal Bats
Bats are incredibly agile at navigating but some birds have learned how to overcome their sonar skills. From the BBC. This blurry video shows a hawk trying to get a meal.
El Chavo del 8 - Examen con los padres - Test with the parents
Watch one of the longest running and most popular family shows in Mexico, el chavo del ocho. This fun comedy will help hone your Spanish conversational skills as you follow along the dialogue about these people taking a test in school. Run time 08:24.
A virtual visit to Ancient Rome
A virtual visit around Ancient Rome through the eyes of Google Earth. They take you around the forum and other historical places and they describe historical facts.
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play
How to Choose a Musical Instrument to Play. Choose a musical instrument to play by assessing your skills and talents in relation to that instrument is recommended in this rather simplistic approach, but it might help motivate students. 01:19 run time
The Summer Constellations
A slideshow presenting the (northern hemisphere) summer constellations, together with conceptual/historical background. Pronunciations given. No narration. Aimed at small children. Run time 05:20.
Becoming a Buddhist
This video shows an interview to Kristin Schieble. She talks about the main elements of Buddhism and what holds them together despite the diversity. She gives historical background and talks about the three most important beliefs.
School House Rock - Fireworks - July 4th
This is a classic School House Rock animated video of the celebration of the Fourth of July. (03:02) The lyrics to the song give a little historical background. The video has good sound quality.
July 4, 1776: U.S. Declares Independence
This day in history explains what happened on the Fourth of July in America. Very short video that briefly talks about the more interesting historical events that occured on the Fourth. Best used as an introduction to this day in history type assignments or as a timeline assignments
About Spelling Rules
A teacher shows how to improve spelling skills by learning spelling rules, but remember that many rules have exceptions. Basic spelling rules include putting "I" before "E" except after "C," doubling the final consonant in words where the last syllable is stressed and proceeded by a single vowel, and dropping the final "E" when adding a suffix to a word.