Bartending at the Two O'Clock
Employees of the Two O'Clock, a Boston strip joint, talk about their lives and work. George, a bartender, talks about what it takes to be a bartender in a place like the Two O'Clock.
Human Tube, A
Against a background of high-rises and rubble, the image of a young man running across an empty lot is repeated. A sense of urgency builds. Buildings explode and crumble to the ground. A hand-held camera surveys the moving ground. Images are blurred, erased, distorted, replaced, and repeated to create this dramatic short work by Paul Garrin. Dramatic electronic music was composed and performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto.The piece is approximately five minutes in length and was broadcast as a segment of
Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 2: Reflections
This is the second i-Math in a four-part series of i-Maths entitled Symmetries and Their Properties. In this second i-Math you will investigate reflection, mirror, or bilateral symmetry. Mirrors can be used to create reflection symmetry. Many objects in nature, such as butterflies, the human body, and many types of leaves have bilateral symmetry. Objects we use every day, such as spoons, chairs, and cars also have bilateral symmetry. In this i-Math, you will learn about the mathematical properti
You Decide: Should couples consider global population issues before deciding to have more than one c
This educational guide focuses on global population issues and decisions couples may want to consider when having more than one child. Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
Representing History: Cambodia - Through the Shadows
This unit introduces students to the modern history of Cambodia in the context of the Cold War. It examines the relationship between Cambodia and Vietnam and the way both countries became drawn into the power struggle between the US and Western capitalism and the Sino Soviet communist axis in the east. Through viewing and discussion of the video and investigating the web resources, students can begin to understand the conventions of documentary in offering access to a version of the truth.
Will the Real Cinderella Please Stand Up?
Students learn that folk stories can be told in many ways and learn to write their own Cinderella story and script according to their own gender or culture. They also become aware of the steps that are necessary to make a film as they learn the various parts that go into the process.
Modeling Research Skills
The fifth lesson in the Family, History and Memory module centers on developing students' research skills. Using the book The Diary of Anne Frank as a starting point, it guides students through the necessary steps for conducting good-quality research and developing a subsequent presentation. Students work as a group to develop their presentation. The lessons can be delivered as a module or as individual units.
Lewis and Clark: Mapping the West
This site features maps of the famous expedition. The Corps of Discovery collected 30 maps from Indians, trappers, and traders, and prepared 140 maps -- most of them drawn or compiled by Clark. The website shows the King map (created for the expedition) and the first map displaying their geographical discoveries. Descriptions of expedition members, life on the trail, and help provided by Indian tribes are included.
The role of diagnosis in counselling and psychotherapy
This unit explores the role of diagnosis in the treatment of mental health problems. It considers the history of our current understandings of 'mental health' and 'illness' with focus on the concepts of anxiety and depression, and looks at potential gains and losses in using diagnostic labels in counselling and pyschotherapy.
Building Molecular Models of DNA, Protein, and Lipids
Molecular models of DNA, protein (alpha-helix and beta-pleated sheet), and lipids are built to scale. With a minimum of scientific jargon, these laboratory exercises effectively display the important aspects of three-dimensional shape and spatial orientation that are poorly presented in textbook illustrations and demonstrate how the shape of molecules and weak chemical associations like hydrogen bonds and hydrophobic/hydrophilic interactions combine to form the macromolecular associations fundam
Plant Hormones: Bioassay for Gibberellin
This simple assay makes use of the ability of the plant hormone GA3 to induce starch breakdown in the endosperm of a barley seed from which the embryo has been removed. The effect of the hormone is clear and repeatable. This exercise can be used in introductory biology courses to demonstrate a basic plant process, or can be modified and used to investigate more sophisticated questions in a developmental biology course.
AIRS Volumetric Cloud Data (Fly In)
This visualization shows Aqua-AIRS simulated volumetric cloud data for September 13, 1999. The data was created using the Finite Volume Community Climate Model (FVCCM). Temperature and cloud data sets were match rendered for cross dissolves in post production. This visualization was created as a part of the Aqua prelaunch package.
Some Crazy Magic: Meeting Harry Smith who compiled the Anthology of American Folk Music
An Animated interpretation of John Cohen's first meeting
with Harry Smith, the experimental filmmaker and animator who compiled the Anthology of American Folk Music, the most influential music collection in American history. Done for the American Standard Time. (03:35)
RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: The re-invention of the Kurdishness through the transnational Kurdish m
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's fifth Wednesday Public Seminar of Michaelmas Term 2011. This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre on Wednesday 9 November 2011.
Thomas W. Uhde, M.D. Physician Profile
Meet Thomas W. Uhde, M.D. He is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, the Executive Director of the Institute of Psychiatry and the Co-Director of the Neuroscience Institute. Dr.Uhde is Board Certified in Psychiatry.
Passing Notes to Exchange Ideas
Lesson ObjectivePass notes to share ideas about a quotation and generate discussion. Questions to ConsiderHow does this strategy help students build on each other's ideas?What about this strategy helps students participate in the follow-up class discussion?How could you use this idea with a variety of concepts?
Veterans face job hunt
Jan 6 - Veterans, faced with the same tough jobs market as all job hunters, get some help from companies and government programs. Jill Bennett reports.
Trouble for NYSE, D. Boerse deal
Jan 10 - European anti-competitive regulators are prepared to block the $9 billion merger of Germany's Deutsche Boerse and NYSE Euronext. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Commemorating 20 Years of the JR East Fellowship A special event on Oct. 13, 2011 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the East Japan Railway Company Professorship at MIT — which is currently held by Engineering Systems Division Interim Director Joseph Sussman. The event included remarks from Sussman, JR East Vice Chairman Masaki Ogata, and Claude Canizares, MIT's vice president for research and associate provost. Sussman provided some historical cont
A special event on Oct. 13, 2011 celebrated the 20th anniversary of the East Japan Railway Company Professorship at MIT — which is currently held by Engineering Systems Division Interim Director Joseph Sussman. The event included remarks from Sussman, JR East Vice Chairman Masaki Ogata, and Claude Canizares, MIT's vice president for research and associate provost.
Sussman provided some historical cont