This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
In the early 1960s, the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics started a revolution in the earth sciences. Since then, scientists have verified and refined this theory, and now have a much better understanding of how our planet has been shaped by plate-tectonic processes. We now know that, directly or indirectly, plate tectonics influences nearly all geologic processes, past and present. Indeed, the notion that the entire Earth's surface is continually shifting has profoundly changed the way
Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Entrepreneurship is part of the American dream. According to the Appalachian Regional Commission, the best hope for stabilizing and diversifying Appalachia's economy lies in the creation and expansion of businesses that provide jobs, build local wealth, and contribute broadly to economic and community development. The need to expand and support entrepreneurial activity as a means for revitalizing Appalachian communities led to the creation of Berea College's Entrepreneurship for the Public Good
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
lessons of Katrina, historian Martin E. Marty, and Bill Moyers on Karl Rove
As the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Bill Moyers gets two views on what the disaster and its aftermath says about American culture and values with Princeton's Melissa Harris-lacewell and author and environmental journalist Mike Tidwell. Also on the program, one of the country's leading historians, Martin E. Marty, who has spent a lifetime unraveling the mysteries of the world's religions, discusses his latest book on the mystery of childhood and what adults can learn from
W. S. Merwin
On the heels of winning this year's Pulitzer prize for poetry, W.S. Merwin joins Bill Moyers for a wide-ranging conversation about language, his writing process, the natural world, and the insights gleaned from a much-lauded career of more than 50 years. W.S. Merwin is the author of 21 volumes of poetry and won his second Pulitzer Prize for his most recent collection, THE SHADOW OF SIRIUS. And, what's your vision for the future of the American Dream? Our guests and our viewers speak out.
Samuel Gompers Papers Project
This is a documentary editing project that collects, annotates, and makes available primary sources of American labor history. It includes microfilm, photocopied material, and annotation files for students and researchers.
Games Technologies for Learning
The Games Technologies for Learning report explores the ways in which games technologies can be used to enhance teaching and learning, and provides advice for schools and colleges wishing to introduce...
018 The Age of Rembrandt
Curator Walter Liedtke discusses the Museum's unparalleled collection of seventeenth-century Dutch paintings, and provides insight into nineteenth-century Americans' fascination with these works from the age of Rembrandt.
The Millennium Report: Briefing Papers for Students
The United Nations CyberSchoolBus is proud to present, especially for students, the Briefing papers from We the Peoples: the role of the United Nations in the 21st century. Based on the Secretary-General's Millennium Report, each Briefing paper is a dossier of information about a current world issue and the UN's involvement with it. There are nineteen issues, arranged in six sections: an overview, progress that's already been made, a specific focus, the next steps to be made, student activities
030 The Philippe de Montebello Years: Autograph Quilt
October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009
Philippe de Montebello discusses a unique ninteenth-century American quilt with curator Amelia Peck. Recorded on the occasion of "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions", on view from October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009.
034 Special Exhibition: Art of the Korean Renaissance
The dynamic works featured in the exhibition “Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600” provide a glimpse into the extraordinary artistic and cultural renaissance that took place in Korea during the early Joseon dynasty. Soyoung Lee, the exhibition’s curator, narrates. The exhibition is on view from March 17 through June 21, 2009.
053 American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915: Artist Kara Walker Discusses "The Pow
October 12, 2009–January 24, 2010
Artist Kara Walker offers her interpretation of the painting The Power of Music by William Sidney Mount, on view in the exhibition "American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915."
056 Episode for Families: Johnny Appleseed and American Stories
Curator Barbara Boehm relates the delightful American story of Johnny Appleseed in this episode produced especially for younger audiences.
Friday Gallery Talk: Randall Packer on Gary Hill
American University media professor Randall Packer talks about Gary Hill's "Suspension of Disbelief (for Marine)," 1991-1992.
Hajj - Part I
In this video segment from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, meet an American Muslim as he prepares for Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca that commemorates the Abrahamic roots of Islam.
Simple Justice 1: A Handful of Lawyers
This segment from American Experience: Simple Justice profiles Charles Houston's strategy for attacking segregation and how he trained the legal team that eventually argued the Brown case.
The Journey of the Jewish Americans
This segment from The Jewish Americans shows how in the 19th century Jews and other groups were sometimes not welcomed when they immigrated to the United States.
Fusion Energy Advances
In this report from the NewsHour, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on ongoing efforts to produce fusion energy to help fuel American energy independence.
Ripley Ohio - Freedom's Landing
In this video from ThinkTV Dayton, travel to Ripley, Ohio, on the Ohio River to learn about one of the early stops on the Underground Railroad, a slave's route to freedom.
Roughly half the Muslims in the United States are African American and the other half are immigrants and their American–born children. This video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly explores the relationship between these two communities.