Transition and expectations in Afghanistan
NATO General warns that too early an exit from Afghanistan could leave Afghan forces ill equipped to provide security. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Portugal in turmoil
Portugal's Prime Minister steps down after austerity vote fails.
Riots over housing in Algeria
Riots over housing erupt in Algeria -- but attempts to create a nationwide opposition movement appear to have lost momentum. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Arab warplanes join Libya mission
Qatar is the first Arab nation to send fighter jets to help enforce the UN no fly zone over Libya, while other coalition countries also contribute aircraft.
Pedal power pumps fuel ... hope in Japan
A bicycle gas pump fuels hope in Japan as survivors face uncertain future. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Portugal winemaker bucks the trend
Casa Ermelinda Freitas, a Portuguese winemaking company which has been in the same family for four generations, are looking to sell their wine abroad as Portugal's economy struggles.
UniCredit profits hit by Kazakh ops
The world's largest lender in central and eastern Europe reports worse than expected net profit for 2010 due the lost of value at its ATF Kazakh operations.
U.S. housing slump deepens
Summary of business headlines: New home sales plunge to record low in the U.S.; Japan quake could be costliest natural disaster; Goldman Sachs CEO takes witness stand at insider trading trial.
Deadly Congo plane crash kills at least 14
A Ukrainian-built Antonov cargo plane crashes in a populated Pointe Noire suburb killing at least 14 people.
Gazan rockets hit Israeli cities
Gaza militant group Islamic Jihad fires long range Grad rockets at two Israeli cities, while Gaza City residents mourn those killed by Israeli air strikes.
Zara owner Inditex sees profit jump
The world's largest clothing retailer Inditex posted a 32 percent rise in full-year net profit on Wednesday.
"Insomniac" by Sylvia Plath (poetry reading)
Insomnia was painted by Martin Maddox (1954-1997) Insomnia is phographic art by Jeff Wall, in the Tate Gallery http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/jeffwall/rooms/room6.shtm The night is only a sort of carbon paper, Blueblack, with the much-poked periods of stars Letting in the light, peephole after peephole . . . A bonewhite light, like death, behind all things. Under the eyes of the stars and the moon's rictus He suffers his desert pillow, sleeplessness Stretching its fine, irritating sa
Mass grave in Japan
A former garbage dump is used as a mass grave site for hundreds who perished in Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Why Is the Grass Green?
In this video, Pexi the Alien asks Alexi why the grass is green. Alexi explains that the grass is green because they contain chlorophyll which is used in the process of photosynthesis. Content is appropriate for elementary students and would work well in conjunction with a lesson/unit/story on Earth and/or climate.
ISS Update - March 22, 2011
The International Space Station video update for March 22, 2011.
Discovering Science Around Us
Discovering Science Around Us - This video looks at how science is all around us and shows how a special exhibition is teaching this to young students. (01:19)
The Green Song
In this video, the color green is introduced. Words to the song appear at the bottom of the screen and are highlighted as the song is sung. Song is to tune of Old MacDonald. Photographs that match the green words are shown. Some of the pictures include grass and leaves. Some of the lyrics include "Old MacDonald, he spells green, G-R-E-E-N". Content is appropriate for our young learners.
Puffy's Pluto Rap
In this video, rapper Puffy Snout raps about the solar system. A visual of the solar system is behind Puffy as he sings and dances. He names the planets and talks about the sun. The main point of the video is to discuss Pluto losing its title as a planet. Content is appropriate for upper elementary and even middle school students. It is really cute and students will enjoy this.
How to Be a Well-Liked Teacher
A two minute video that offers basic information on how to be well liked. There is no evidence that any of the suggestions work, but they don't appear to be contrary to public opinion. Talking head video.
The Color Blue Song
This is a cute video that introduces the color blue. Words are highlighted at the bottom of the screen as the song is sung. Photographs are shown that match song. Some of the pictures include the sky, sea, planet Earth. Some of the lyrics include "The sky above is colored blue. B-L-U-E, blue". (to tune of B-I-N-G-O) Content is appropriate for young learners and this video would work well in conjunction with a introductory or review lesson on colors. (0:54)