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
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The Teenage Brain
What is going on in the heads of teenagers? Surprisingly or not, when teenagers go about their daily lives, especially when they communicate with others, their teenage brains do not function in the same way that adult brains do. This video segment from FRONTLINE: "Inside the Teenage Brain" explores some of the more striking differences between the brains of kids and the brains of their parents and teachers. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:10.
International Space Station Tour (Part I)
Astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station. Run time 09:44.
International Space Station Tour (Part II)
Astronaut Mike Fincke takes you on a tour of the International Space Station. Takes a look at the Columbus module experimental labs. Run time 09:58.
The Chemistry of Life
This program discusses the chemistry of the wonders of life. It starts off with the way life began, and goes on to deal with the structure and function of biological molecules. It emphasizes the value of relating chemical principles to biology studies, and states that living organisms are huge chemical systems in equilibrium. Thus, learning processes are based on the che
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How Does a Microchip Work?
A microchip is a collection of a large number of transistors in a very small package, and there are a couple of basic function of these transistors. Find out how microchip transistors function as amplifiers and switches. (1:13)
Microsoft Word: How to Use Autocorrect
In this video you will learn how to use the Autocorrect function to save time in writing out the full meaning of Acronyms. This is a very handy, albeit unique, feature that can help students and teachers when writing essays and presentations.
Graph of the Sine Function
Using the unit circle definition of the sine function to make a graph of it. In an easy conversational tone, the instructor uses the computer screen as his 'blackboard' and different colors to emphasis his points. For high school students.
Dark Chocolate Health Benefits - www.MyChocolateMedicine.com
Dr. Steve Warren talks about the health benefits of cold processed dark chocolate. He explains the function of anti-oxidants and bioflavonoids and the fact that cold processed dark chocolate is the #1 superfood in the world. There is only one company in the entire world that makes cold processed dark chocolate and has the worldwide patent on this process.
Excel If Statement
The If function is one of the most currently used functions in Excel. A short presentation to show you how you can use the Excel If statement together with AND and OR statements.
How to Calculate the Volume of a Triangular Prism
Calculate the volume of a triangular prism by using a mathematical formula and measuring the base, height and length. Determine the volume of a triangular prism with tips from a teacher.
Gerunds and Gerund Phrases
Yossarian the Grammarian explains what gerunds are and how to distinguish gerunds from other parts of speech. Through giving examples on the white board, a thorough explanation of gerunds is given. Gerunds are words ending in -ing that function as nouns, therefore they can be the subjects of sentences. He explains that gerunds do no always stand alone and can also function as phrases.
The Big Book of Gross Stuff: Making Distinctions!
Bart King, a longtime middle school teacher, began writing to get reluctant readers hooked on books. The Big Book of Gross Stuff explores the international standards of grossness, while delving into history and science. This trailer introduces the book. Visit http://ultragross.blogspot.com for more gross stuff! (:42)
Plant Development: Cell Structure and Function
Professor George Wolfe discusses cell structure and function in this video from Thinkwell's online Biology series. This video uses lecture format and a whiteboard to aid in explanations. Run time 11:07.
The Panama Canal
This video is accompanied by text. "An important discovery that resulted from the Spanish-American War was America’s need to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. During the war, ships in the Pacific had to travel around South America in order to join the fleet in Cuba. The U.S. now had to protect and supply its far ranging territories in Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines. The U.S. was also beginning to emerge as a world economic power and needed quicker shipping routes to meet
Directing Actors with Judith Weston
International author, directing coach and workshop leader Judith Weston discusses techniques that deepen subtext , eliminate "result" direction, and deliver memorable performances. (3:49)
Example of a Student Made Lung
This is a cute, accurate example of a student's project of the Lung Function Model using plastic container, ballons, ballon tubings, plastic bag. See kiddyhub.com for specific instructions on how to make this model. Run time 0:31.
Human Anatomy - Lungs
This is a short (4:14), computer-animated video concerning the structure and function of the lungs. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen. This well-done video was narrated by a non-native English speaker so the word 'breath' is pronounced as 'breathe.'