The Grand Canyon: How It Formed
This video segment adapted from NOVA uses animation to present the theory of how the Grand Canyon was formed and features rare footage of a phenomenon known as debris flow.
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The Road to Brown
This video segment looks at history of the NAACP's efforts to convince the Supreme Court that segregated schools were unconstitutional, leading up to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education cases.
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"Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are": Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise Speech
In 1895, Booker T. Washington gave what later came to be known as the Atlanta Compromise speech before the Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. His address was one of the most important and influential speeches in American history, guiding African-American resistance to white discrimination and establishing Washington as one of the leading black spokesmen in America. Washington's speech stressed accommodation rather than resistance to the racist order under which Southern Afric
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Research Outdoorsmanship Homepage
This website provides information about field trips. The site was written specifically for those participating is field research but information applies to wilderness camping and classroom field trips. The site 'aims to pass on some knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of safe field research by focusing on outdoorsmanship as it relates to outdoor research.'
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Moon Phases
The Moon Phases java applet provides an animated view of the moon, either from Earth, or from above the ecliptic. The animation changes phases and can be seen from a top view, earth view or both. The page also provides vocabulary terms for each of the phases and other interesting information.
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TRMM Online Visualization and Analysis System (TOVAS)
This site provides users with a friendly web-based interface for visualization and analysis of Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), gridded rainfall products and other precipitation data. It is applicable to variety of researches and applications, such as climate study and monitoring, weather events study and monitoring, agricultural crop monitoring, rainfall algorithm study, and data products comparison.
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More TV Stories
A woman, probably Segalove, narrates brief dramatizations of six anecdotal stories, each of which relates in some way to watching television. The dramatizations are humorous and mainly autobiographical, featuring performers wearing everyday clothing in everyday environments. Produced and directed by Ilene Segalove. The individual segments are as follow: The Pastrami Sandwich: A child watches the Burns and Allen show and realizes he wants a pastrami sandwich. Dial 116: A child watching television
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Why Topography?
Part of the supporting resources for the School of Earth Sciences dynamic earth module, the -Why Topography?- site discusses two models introduced in the 19th century that are still used to explain topographic variations. These models are the Pratt and Airy models of isostasy. In the Pratt model, high topography (relative to surroundings) is due to lower density whereas in the Airy model, high topography is due to thick crust.
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Postglacial Flooding of the Bering Land Bridge
This geospatial animation shows sea level rising across the land bridge between Siberia and Alaska. During the last Glacial Maximum (~21,000 years ago), the Bering Land Bridge was a vast tundra plain connecting Asia and North America. At that time, the global sea level was 120 meters lower than it is today. Melting ice sheets and glaciers caused the sea level to rise and flood the land bridge. A QuickTime file of this animation can be viewed or downloaded for analysis, education and outreach. Th
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Solar System Animations
This site features Flash animations that illustrate phases of the moon, distances between planets, total, partial, and annular eclipses, and solar system formation that includes an example of the impact that created the moon. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
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JFK50 The Call to Public Service — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, remembers John F. Kennedy's call to public service and its resonance with young people today.
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The Decision
After many hours of intense and exhausting preparation, Team Giving Grounds brace themselves for the final decision. Is theirs the winning plan?
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Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best characterized by its successes or its crimes. Was Lenin's revolution one of history's great events, later perverted by Stalin; or was the October Revolution, which rejected God, dispossessed large segments of the population, and made the entire people subject to the state, flawed from the moment of inception? Rather than answering the question, we hope with this web site to help students and readers understand the more complica
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Living in the End Times
There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. In his latest book, Living in the End Times, Slavoj Žižek has identified the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the worldwide ecological crisis; imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. But, he asks, if the end of capitalism seems to many like the end of the world, how is it possible for Western society to face up to the end
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Pro and anti Libyan protests
Lack of communications in Libya hampers acurate information.
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Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten – 18.02.2011
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Freitag– als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei. BERLIN: Auch im Regierungslager wird von Verteidigungsminister zu Guttenberg eine persönliche Erklärung zu den immer neuen Plagiatsvorwürfen im Zusammenhang bei seiner Doktorarbeit erwartet. Unmittelbar nach seiner Rückkehr aus Afghanistan hatte Bundeskanzlerin Merkel ihn einbestellt und Erläuterungen verlangt.
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Pourquoi mon ordinateur calcule faux? (video)

Dans cet exposé Sylvie Boldo nous fait prendre conscience de l'importance des bugs en informatique et des conséquences historiques qu'ils ont pu engendrer. Elle se concentre ensuite sur les problèmes liés aux calculs numériques et montre de manière détaillée et constructive comment prendre la mesure des approximations numériques qui s'effectuent lors d'un calcul numérique au sein d'un logiciel. Elle nous offre à la fois des garde-fous pratiques et une compréhension théorique de
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Les aliments de demain - Gérard Pascal (video)

Conférence du 29 février 2000 par Gérard Pascal.

Certains annonçaient il y a quelques décennies l'alimentation future sous forme de pilules. Il n'en a rien été et il n'en sera rien. C'est à partir du progrès rapide des connaissances scientifiques, des innovations technologiques et de la perception par le consommateur du rôle de l'alimentation, que l'on peut tenter de faire des prévisions à court terme. L'alimentation est un facteur d'environnement qui peut non seulemen
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SP.401 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (MIT)
<p>This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts f
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