Bat Eared Foxes
Watch a video of desert-dwelling, bat-eared foxes in Africa's Kalahari Desert. These over-sized ears help the fox listen for their prey to eat, or give early warning signs of a predator about to attack. Video could be used for a lesson on animal adaptations. "Why are big ears important to this carnivore?" Run time 01:03.
BIll MOYERS JOURNAl travels to ground zero of the mortgage meltdown-Cleveland, Ohio. Correspondent Rick Karr takes viewers to Slavic Village, one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the nation when it comes to the spate of foreclosures caused by the subprime mortgage crisis. There, more than 1,000 homes stand vacant and decaying in a neighborhood that once thrived with families living the American dream of home ownership. Moyers gets perspective from veteran journalist William Greider on the
The Fight to End Child Labor
This 1:30 history video explorers how unions put an end to child labor in factories during the early 1900's, along with excessive hours and pay cuts. Good photos of child workers.
011 Americans in Paris, 1860–1900
The actor Charles Turner reads amusing descriptions of Parisian daily life by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937), the first African American artist to achieve international acclaim.
009 Coaxing the Spirits to Dance: Art of the Papuan Gulf
Excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the pioneering photographer Kathleen Haddon chronicle indigenous ceremonies and traditions of the Papuan Gulf in the early 20th century.
In Conversation: Linn Meyers and Carlene Stephens
DC-area artist Linn Meyers and National Museum of American History curator Carlene Stephens in conversation with Hirshhorn's Ryan Hill.
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Larry Bird, Senior Curator at NMAH, Division of American Politics and Reform on James Rosenquist
2010 Vaughn Lecture: New Directions in Dinosaur Research
Dr. David Evans highlights some of the ROM's latest field projects and newest dinosaur discoveries. The ROM dinosaur research program is currently expanding at an unprecedented rate, with many new and exciting lab and field projects taking place across the globe, from Mongolia, to South Africa, to the Canadian Arctic and Alberta and building on the ROM's rich history of dinosaur research that goes back almost a century.
Cracking Caitlin's Code
This is a creative approach to teaching basic skills involved in the formal visual analysis of works of art. Students will learn how to interpret artworks in cultural and historical contexts by becoming "art detectives." Students will analyze Catlin's formal compositions to learn about the Native American leaders he painted. They will examine visual clues and write a final "case summary" in which they "crack Catlin's code."
Honors Colloquium: "A Civil Society: Can we Protect the Rights and Liberties of all Communities"
Speaker Kareem Shora is a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and National Executive Director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). Perceptions about race shape everyday experiences, public policies, opportunities for individual achievement, and relations across racial and ethnic lines. URI's Fall Honors Colloquium will explore key issues of race, showing how race still matters.
Starfall Number Five
In this clip early learners can learn numbers through the use of ordinary objects to help count and group things together. The number five is shown as a numeral with various objects that are grouped in fives and counted.
Accounting at the London School of Economics: Opportunity Lost?
Given the aims of the founders of the London School of Economics, it is not surprising that accounting should have been taught at the School from soon after its establishment. An early focus on teaching practical accounting, with professional practitioners as teachers, was gradually supplanted by approaches informed by the economics of decision-making in conditions of scarce resources. By the 1930s, the Department of Business Administration provided an intellectual basis for thinking about finan
Class 18 - Classic Business & Marketing Strategies
Discussion of a variety of classic business strategies including market leader, follower, economy, early adopter market, high growth market, declining or recessionary market, etc.
Andrew J. Bacevich
Is an imperial presidency destroying what America stands for? Bill Moyers sits down with history and international relations expert and former US Army Colonel Andrew J. Bacevich who identifies three major problems facing our democracy: the crises of economy, government and militarism, and calls for a redefinition of the American way of life. "Because of this preoccupation with the presidency," says Bacevich, "the president has become what we have instead of genuine politics, instead of genuine
Jim Thorpe, The World's Greatest Athlete
Jim Thorpe, The Worlds Greatest Athlete is a biography of the Native American athlete who became the world's greatest athlete. This video shows what Thorpe overcame to be the best and, in the end, lose it all. A great lesson for students who can't understand the difference between great and being rich. run time 3:11
"Change, growth, and new learning" - there's a cultural shift in America, says Sara lawrence-lightfoot. This Friday, Bill Moyers speaks with one of America's leading educators and author of The Third Chapter: Passion, Risk, and Adventure in the 25 Years After 50. Sara lawrence-lightfoot is the first African American woman in the history of Harvard to have an endowed professorship named in her honor. She's been on the faculty for 37 years, and her career as a scholar has won her the prestigious M
21M.775 Hip Hop (MIT)
This class explores the political and aesthetic foundations of hip hop. Students trace the musical, corporeal, visual, spoken word, and literary manifestations of hip hop over its 30 year presence in the American cultural imagery. Students also investigate specific black cultural practices that have given rise to its various idioms. Students create material culture related to each thematic section of the course. Scheduled work in performance studio helps students understand how hip hop is create
BEN HALL Bushranger Pt1: The events leading to the colonization Of Australia
This video tells about the people and events that brought the British penal colony to Australia during the 18th century. It is short and relatively concise and it uses pictures of the individuals involved to describe the events.
William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold Speech
By the early 1890s, the Populist Party and figures within the
Democratic and Republican Parties advocated "free silver" (a
silver-standard currency at a high price for silver that would bring
inflation). The Populists represented an alliance of rural interests
and silver mining interests. Free silver advocate William Jennings
Bryan became the Democratic presidential candidate of 1896, delivering
the famous "Cross of Gold" speech denouncing the gold sta
Monroe: Era of Good Feelings?
James Monroe - Learn about the presidency of James Monroe and the Monroe Doctrine. Despite a relatively easy presidency, Monroe created much controversy during his time in the office based on the issue of slavery. The Missouri Compromise discussed.