Care is needed at all stages of life. This unit makes care in the family its focus because the overwhelming majority of care, including health care, is supplied in families, much of it in private, much of it unnoticed and unremarked upon. The meaning of the term (informal carer) and the word (care) itself are explored.
The Use and Misuse of Laboratory Tests for Nutritional Status - Edward Lipkin, MD, PhD
Dr. Edward Lipkin, associate professor of Medicine, Nutrition, Metabolism and Endocrinology at the University of Washington, offers both a historical and current perspective of the laboratory evaluation of nutritional status. Look at examples of mass measurement of blood constituents that correlate with nutritional status, as well as technological advances that may change the way we assess nutrition. Edward Lipkin, MD, PhD
Discussion of Emerging Directions - Harvard Forest
Discussion of Emerging Directions: Climate and Land Use Change, Human Health and Policy Harvard Forest Symposium - March 15, 2011
Nurul Izzah Anwar in conversation with Nicholas Farrelly, March 2011
In this video from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Nurul Izzah Anwar discusses her political life and the challenges that lay ahead for Malaysian politics with Nicholas Farrelly, editor of New Mandala. Nurul Izzah Anwar is the Vice-President of the opposition PKR and the member for Parliament for Lembah Pantai. The video was recorded at the Hedley Bull Centre, The Australian National University in March 2011.
Climate Change and Animal Species
Creating natural corridors is a possible way to help the flora and fauna can to survive the climate change. It's a way of adapting the landscape for the species. (04:53)
Celebrate Earth Day (News Report)
Millions of people around the globe celebrate Earth Day. MSNBC.com's Dara Brown shares five simple ways you can help make a cleaner and greener world. (02:07)
ABC News Report - Earth Day
What is Earth Day and how can you help? Environmental lifestyle expert Danny Seo shares ways to save the planet and how many companies are doing their part. (06:50)
Sam Champion visits 'The Seas' at Epcot.
In celebration of Earth Day, ABC weatherman for Good Morning America, Sam Champion, discusses Disney's Animal Programs and Environmental Initiatives with the experts at Epcot's "The Seas with Nemo and Friends". (03:12)
Earth Day 1970 (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
This is the original broadcast of CBS News Special Report with Walter Cronkite about the first Earth Day, 1970. Also known as Earth Week 1970. (03:21)
Introducing the "Universe of Obligation" - Middle School
Before her students read The Children of Willesden Lane, a sixth-grade social studies teacher in Memphis, TN introduces them to the concept of the “Universe of Obligation.” Students compare how they feel about people who are near the center of their universe—family and friends—with those who lie farther out. (11:37)
Introducing the "Universe of Obligation" - High School
In New York City, a high school history teacher asks students to discuss the reasons they sometimes choose not to act when they witness a wrong. Each student defines a personal Universe of Obligation, and the class reflects on how events like September 11th and Hurricane Katrina have altered our Universe of Obligation as a nation. (12:34)
Choices That Make a Difference
A staff member from Facing History and Ourselves joins an eighth—grade teacher in Memphis to help her class understand the growing persecution of Jews in 1930s Germany, and the shrinking—yet still vitally important—set of choices they had to make. (12:14)
A First Impression of Judaism
A sixth-grade teacher in Memphis invites a local rabbi to share thoughts on Judaism with her students. (10:18)
Exploring Lisa's Music
A high school teacher in New York brings in a music teacher to help history students appreciate the classical piano music that runs throughout The Children of Willesden Lane. (14:14)
Upstanders and Bystanders
An eighth-grade class in Memphis explores the concepts of “upstander” and “bystander,” and discusses the controversial Wagner-Rogers Bill of 1939, which, if passed, would have allowed 20,000 Jewish children safe haven in the United States. The class discusses historical factors that might have influenced the decision of the United States. (10:37)
Gaining Insight Through Poetry
A high school English teacher in Pennsylvania uses poetry to connect The Children of Willesden Lane to themes he is exploring in his creative writing class, including the human condition, and what it feels like to be an outsider. (13:21)
A Conversation with Marina Abramovic
A Vision of the Next Economy: from macro to metro
LSE Cities and the Brookings Institution have carried out new research on how cities and metropolitan areas are responding to current economic challenges. Ricky Burdett will discuss how selected European and Asian cities - Torino, Barcelona, Munch and Seoul - have overcome crises in the recent past and shown significant progress in urban economic development over the past two decades. Bruce Katz will outline a vision of the next American economy, one that is driven by exports, powered by low car
Survey of London Monograph 15 - St Bride's Church, Fleet Street
An account of Christopher Wren's church of St Bride, Fleet Street, prepared as the building lay ruined by enemy action in December 1940.
The Art of Engineering
A 15 minute video that was done at M.I.T. and features James Dyson
who is the inventor of the vacuum cleaner of that name. His lecture is about design and engineering and offers excellent insight into what they do and what motivates them. An excellent video for older students and explains how he ‘sees what needs to be done and just does it.’ Many of the things he talks about are current so the students can more easily understand the issues.