Who are the Greens?
 Continuing with the podcasts on the Centre for British Politics Seminar Series Paul Anderson explains the origins of the Green Party and their policies.

Mr Anderson was speaking in the Centre for British Politics' Seminar Series.

The Seminar series is designed to give students and staff a balanced view of British politics by the people who practise it. Previous podcasts can be found in the 'Politics' cat
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That sinking feeling
 Have British political parties become a joke? Recent controversies such as MP expenses, alleged email smear campaigns and the ongoing concern about the economy has led many to question the state of the political structures in Britain.

Professor Steven Fielding asseses the damage, and asks if, in the face of a stormy political future, British political parties are sunk?


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Adding and Subtracting Negative Numbers
A teacher-made video that shows a virtual video while using a classroom board along with an instructor. Run time 06:42.
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Werewolves and Vampires With Author Kelley Armstrong
Though the name of the genre may have changed throughout the years, Kelley Armstrong is a fantasy writer. Vampires and werewolves inhabit her worlds, and her popular Women of the Otherworld series follows these and other characters as they attempt to lead ‘normal’ lives. She was originally inspired to write about werewolves as she watched an episode of the X-Files – and in her opinion, their depiction of werewolves was false. In this video, WatchMojo.com chats with Armstrong to learn more
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Learning from Past Experiences? Building an Ambitious Future?
Please refer to part A for the abstract.
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Inside the Audiobook Studio: Behind the Mic - Space Station Rat
Children's fiction writer Bruce Coville directs actor Dan Bostick in Full Cast Audio’s audio production of Michael J. Daley's Space Station Rat, science fiction for grades 3-5.  They discuss their working relationship and show examples of how Bruce directs Dan.  You can see more videos on Full Cast’s YouTube Channel.  The audiobook company includes authors, actors, directors, and founder Bruce Coville.  (4:25)

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Mond handen en voeten : Trivial Pursuit
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Dit leermiddel bevat quizvragen over:

  • de bouw van mond, tanden en handen;
  • klachten over mond, hand en voeten;
  • verzorging en hygiëne.

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Facts About the Pyramids of Egypt
The pyramids of Egypt were built originally as tombs for Pharaohs, but no one is sure exactly how they were built. Learn more about these wonders of the world with answers from an experienced history teacher. (1:19)
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"Evening Wind" by Robert Mezey (poetry reading)
The picture referred to in the poem - Evening Wind by Edward Hopper - is the first and last frame. The original is in the British Museum http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/pd/e/edward_hopper,_evening_wind.aspx The other paintings are also by Edward Hopper. Google finds them using Strict Safe Seach. Other poems by Robert Mezey can be found here. http://tinyurl.com/38bngcs
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Cookie Monster Helps with the Alphabet
Elmo introduces Cookie Monster, then Cookie Monster bounces on a ball on top of a trampoline while saying the ABCs with the kids. The letters are also printed on the screen. From Sesame Street Sports. Run time 01:17.
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Learn Basic English Colors 1 - Vocabulary by Pumkin.com
This video is meant to help kids learn beginner English colors. It is fun and kids can use it to study.
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James M. Lang, ON COURSE: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching
"Briskly moving through the basics, [Lang] tackles the hard questions...with humor and insight...'On Course' is a vital resource for educators, even those who don't fit the first-year college-teaching market. My copy is dotted with notes about new ideas to try out in my lecture class this fall. Happily though, I took away from Lang's guidebook much more than techniques." -Barbara J. King, Bookslut.com For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674047419
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Jon Latimer, 1812: WAR WITH AMERICA
"In this welcome British perspective to the canon of research on the War of 1812, Latimer convincingly debunks the popular myth that this was a second war of independence and a total victory for the United States...The financial deficiencies, administrative mishaps, and military mistakes on both sides are examined in thorough detail, making for a balanced and enlightening account." -Library Journal For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674034778
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PLATO Computer Learning System 50th Anniversary
[Recorded: June 2, 2010] Science fiction writer William Gibson once famously said, "The future is already here. It's just not evenly distributed." Such was the case in the early 1970s, when the fourth generation of the PLATO system, evolving since 1960 at the University of Illinois, made its debut. Viewed from today, it is hard to believe that the PLATO IV system could have existed when it did: Terminals with touch-sensitive, gas-plasma flat-panel displays, random-access audio, built-in color mi
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Lab Safety Rap
A rap on lab safety rules simple explanation of lab safety acted out by students. The original lyrics and song are from Rhythm, Rhyme, and Results.  Lyrics are included at the bottom of the screen. Run time 03:24.

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Interview about 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature
After the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, told senior editor Simon Frantz that Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the great Latin American storytellers - a master of dialogue who has been searching for the elusive concept known as the total novel, and who believes in the power of fiction to improve the world.
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Banks in Asia may weather global financial crisis
Banks operating in Asia should come out of the global financial crisis relatively unscathed compared to their counterparts in the US and Europe, given their more conservative lending activities and stronger balance sheets, bankers and financial experts said at a recent Bloomberg Leadership Forum held in Singapore.
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What I Was By Meg Rosoff
Meg Rosoff debut novel How I Live Now was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, shortlisted for a Costa Award and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Just In Case, won the 2007 CILIP Carnegie Medal and was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. In this video we speak to her about her book What I Was, in which she recreates with uncanny exactness the passions of youth.
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Interview With Author Meg Rosoff
Meg Rosoff had three or four careers in publishing and advertising
before she started writing in her forties. She is the author of How I
Live Now , Just In Case and What I Was. All of which have earned her numerous prizes including the highest American and British honors for YA fiction: the Michael L. Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal. In this video we had the opportunity to interview Rosoff about her writing and things the things that inspire her.

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Everything you Need to Know About Non-fiction
Grade 1 students compare and contrast non-fiction books and fiction. The students show a variety of non-fiction books. The second part of the video is about the parts of a non-fiction books.  Students show examples of captions, sections, index, table of contents, and glossary. The third part of the video gives tips for reading a non-fiction books. Camera and sound are average. (4:16)
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