What is A Comet?
This video explains what a comet is as well as other facts about comets...such as how they are named. The video uses imagery from NASA as well as the Hubble space telescope.
President Jackson: Cherokees, Tariffs and Nullification
A brief look at Andrew Jackson and the Indian Removal Act of 1830 is the subject of this three minute video. It tells the way the Act was fought by the tribe and they were backed by the Supreme Court. Jackson ignored this and thousands of Native Americans died in the Trail of Tears episode. The Nullification Act is also explained as the South starts to fight the Constitution and start steps resulting in the Civil War at a later date.
Integrating Technology in the Classroom
A professionally made video about Minnehaha Academy and the advantages of their 50+ Promethean interactive white boards in our classrooms. Run time 05:35.
Lesson Activity Toolkit Spinners
Lynne Sullivan from Cranbrook Schools in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan<br>demonstrates how she uses the Lesson Activity Toolkit Spinners found in<br>SMART Notebook soft...
Palm oil plantations, charcoal, and a flea circus
Does your shopping basket contain chocolate, biscuits and shampoo? If it does, you may be unwittingly contributing to the destruction of the some of the world's pristine rainforests.
Doing the right thing: corporate social responsibility in a global marketplace
Globalisation, mass consumer awareness and public accountability are all factors in persuading companies to adopt ethical policies. As companies become more accountable not only for their own actions but for those within their supply chain, they have to adapt to ensure success within the context of the global society they operate in. Professor Jeremy Moon (Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility at the University of Nottingham Business School and Director of the International Centre for Co
Using Insects in the Classroom
Insects are an excellent resource for science education. Many insects are easily maintained in the classroom and can happily thrive despite being handled and kept in captivity. The remarkable diversity in form and function of commonly found insects promotes interest and enthusiasm in observing the natural world. Insects can also be used to model a variety of scientific principles. The objectives of this page are to give educators basic information about insects and ideas on how to use insect
Lolita with Imraan Coovadia
Acclaimed novelist Imraan Coovadia spoke at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions public lecture on Thursday 1 April He discussed How to read Lolita. Written by Vladimir Nabokov Lolita was first published in Paris in 1955 It is one of the best known and most controversial books of 20th Century literature Coovadia says I will be talking about the Lolita problem How do we respond to a book which is a first person narrative by a man who is trying to s
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Warrant for Genocide the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is Professor Milton Shain topic for UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 22 April. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has been described as the world biggest literary forgery and yet despite intense research into this infamous text some still believe it is evidence of a Jewish plot for world domination. First published in Russian in 1903 The Protocols has appeared in many version
The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau
Although Henry David Thoreau has earned an international reputation as a naturalist, social philosopher, and literary artist of the first rank, no scholarly edition of his writings has previously been undertaken. The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau provides, for the first time, accurate texts of Thoreau's complete works: his writings for publication, his Journal, his correspondence, and other uncollected papers. Much of the material in this edition has never been published before. The contents of a
Laker Women's Hockumentary, Part 3: Fit To Be Tied
Two weeks in the life of the Oswego State women's hockey team: four games, three ties. But lots of humor.
Students examine images of galaxies and learn to recognize the various shapes used in the Hubble classification system. They can follow the site independently, using a worksheet that prompts them to answer questions in the text, then take a java "quiz" that requires them to place various galaxies in their correct positions on the Hubble "tuning fork." There is some supplemental material about galaxies and Hubble's observations.
Pre-service student teachers reflect on good teaching
Student teachers reflect on their placements for professional practice.
Co-operation & Conflict: a comparison of French and Australian English Interactional Styles
It has been shown that French speakers display a “high-involvement style” in interaction, with frequent use of interruptions, overlaps and disagreements. This presentation by Dr Kerry Mullan (coordinator of the French Program at RMIT University) examines this style, and draws comparisons with the interactional style of Australian English. Using excerpts of recorded conversations Dr Mullan analyses examples of French and Australian English interaction, and proposes how authentic data might be
"Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries, Spring 2009"
"According to the United States Agency for International Development, 20 million people in developing countries require wheelchairs, and the United Nations Development Programme estimates below 1% of their need is being met in Africa by local production. Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (WDDC) gives students the chance to better the lives of others by improving wheelchairs and tricycles made in the developing world. Lectures will focus on understanding local factors, such as operating e
LACTANTII - DE IRA DEI
Lucius Caelius Firmianus Lactantius was an early Xtian writer,(ca. 240 – ca. 320 AD). Here he quotes Epicurus' (341 - 271 BC) famous series of questions on the problem of evil.
Teaching Skip Counting by 10's
Teach kids skip counting by 10 and using the number grid by reciting, 10, 20, 30, 40 and so on. run time 01:06.
Hope in the Congo
Bill Moyers Journal takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo-a country almost one-fourth the size of the US-to follow aid workers and local relief efforts that are bringing hope to a forgotten land. "The aid agencies are almost substituting for a social welfare system that hasn't operated in these areas for decades," says Dominic MacSorley, Emergency Director for Concern Worldwide, an international aid organization. The broadcast profiles an innovative program that em
Biology and Biologists: Summary
This video summarises the contents that can be discussed when talking about Biology. There are examples of evolution, structure function relationship and science as a process.
18 - "War So Terrible": Why the Union Won and the Confederacy Lost at Home and Abroad
This lecture probes the reasons for confederate defeat and union victory. Professor Blight begins with an elucidation of the loss-of-will thesis, which suggests that it was a lack of conviction on the home front that assured confederate defeat, before offering another of other popular explanations for northern victory: industrial capacity, political leadership, military leadership, international diplomacy, a pre-existing political culture, and emancipation. Blight warns, however, that we cannot