The Story of Stuff - Chapter 5
A seven part video explaining the life cycle of the products we buy and the ethical choices necessary presented with playful chalkboard diagrams and an energetic Annie Leonard. This fifth chapter gives an explanation of the consumption process in the cycle of creating materials. Chapter 1 introduces the life cycle and chapters 2-6 explain different parts of this cycle. Chapter 7 is a summary.
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LEDA and Texas Tech Partner to Support Innovation & Entrepreneurship
The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance presented Texas Tech University with a check for $255, 000 to support four programs developed to foster entrepreneurship and innovation.
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#ScienceWoman: Eleanor Sterling
Eleanor Sterling, chief conservation scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, talks about the #sciencewoman who inspired her and changed her life.
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Back bench rebels
 Philip Cowley, Reader in the University’s School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.

Since the British Labour party’s re-election with a reduced majority of 66
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Removing Coffee Stains From Carpet
This video explains removal of coffee stains from carpet using a simple vinegar solution.  ( 1:46)
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How To Iron a Pair Of Pants
This video provides detailed directions for ironing a pair of pants.  The directions appear on the screen as the process is demonstrated.
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How To Clean With Baking Soda
This video gives many practical tips for using baking soda for household cleaning. Suggestions given include using baking soda to: clean tubs, counters, and carpets, freshening laundry, and unclogging sinks.  The process for each is demonstrated. ( 02:21)
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Zeus and the Great Flood
When natural disasters struck, the ancient Greeks believed that Zeus, their god of all gods, showing anger and displeasure. This video may be to strong for some students. The video tells why Zeus flooded the Earth. Explains what may have been a great flood for some. 
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Greece: The Geography and History of Greece
A two minute video that explains how the geography of Greece helped make the country what it is today. There isn't much specific information given, but provides some images that might be of value.
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1.1 Introduction to vitamins and why we need them

Before the 19th century, one of the hazards of long sea voyages was a condition called scurvy, whose symptoms were loss of hair and teeth, bleeding gums, very slow healing of wounds, and eventually death. Hundreds of sailors and explorers died from scurvy until a Scottish physician, James Lind, in the 1750s discovered that adding a daily portion of citrus fruit to the rations of those at sea could prevent the condition, whereas adding cider, vinegar or various other substances that he tested,
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California State University - Noyce Scholars
This website is a teaching commons resulting from a partnership between MERLOT and the author of the site.  Other MERLOT partner communities can be found here:  http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm?action=communities'The Noyce Scholars Teaching Commons:Is a free, open educational resource dedicated to Science and Math that anyone can use.Provides a collaborative space, supported by an online community of Science and Math educators, for teachers and students to share best practices an
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An introduction to social work in Wales
Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual perspectives: it also takes place in a social context. Society, demography, geography, national legislation, national policy, and language all play an important part, both in the lives of service users and carers and in the practice of social work practitioners. This free course, An introduction to social work in Wales, will introduce you to the import
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Penguins Beating the Heat?
July 26, 2007—For Antarctica's penguins, the global-warming plot thickens: Some species seem to be adapting to the heat, while others are experiencing a foreboding population decline.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the main characteristics of ‘sweatshops’, and their presence in today's system of globalised production

  • set out the arguments for and against overseas sweatshop exploitation

  • consider how far the consumption of cheap branded goods makes consumers responsible for the conditions under which they are made

  • show how consumers are distanced from overseas sweatshop exploitation, a
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Video shows explosion at Yemen Presidential palace
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Extreme Alliteration
This video is an excellent example of alliteration using the letter 'V' and is for middle-school students and older.
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Shanghai
Shanghai, situated on the banks of the Yangtze River, is China's largest city. It has a population of around 20 million people and includes one of the world's busiest ports. Our guide, environmentalist Wen Bo, comments on the challenge China faces today in balancing growth with the need for ecological conservation.
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Peer Responses
Throughout the writing process, peer response can help young adolescents develop as thinkers and writers. In this session, participants explore strategies for structuring peer interactions and for teaching students to respond positively and productively to each other’s work. (58:25)
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How to Make Math Meaningful
Making math meaningful is about relaying everyday events to concepts like money and current events. Foster a real-world connection with the use of mathematics using assistance from a math teacher.
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Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.  (17:13)
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