"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
Spanish Listening Comprehension for Beginners #3 - Getting Some Groceries in Mexico
Learn Mexican Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Do you find yourself only understanding small parts of Mexican Spanish conversations? Would you like to understand more of what that person said in Mexican Spanish right away? Then this Mexican Spanish Listening Comprehension for Beginners series is for you! In each lesson of this five-part series, you’ll see an [...]
Anglo-Saxons and the Beowulf Epic
This video (audio is a bit unclear in some parts) is about the connection between the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons who settled in England. The story of Beowulf, the warrior who slew the monster, Grendel, is about Danes and Swedes. How did it become Britain’s national epic?
In this story behind the movie, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons, step back in time to the Dark Ages. Take a virtual trip to the story’s setting, in Scandinavia, to s
Stop 8: Ecstasy
The Columbia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of contemporary American artist Lesley Dill that focuses on her most recent large-scale theatrical work. This is the first retrospective exhibition...
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Introduction to Japanese Religion
This is a piece I made for Japanese language students so that they could see and hear something of Japanese religion. Shinto and Buddhism are introduced.
Cell Phone Tricks Videos
How to use Bluetooth on a cell phone to get reception for your wirelss computer. Let the video run and you will find even more interesting "tricks." This is a must watch for cell phone users
Noam Chomsky vs William F. Buckley Part 2
Part 2 of this famous debate, from 1969, shows two great political thinkers debating each other. The debate centers around American foreign policy during the time period. The thoughts and ideas put forth by both men are still relevant today.
Baby Red Pandas
Farley is a baby panda who undergoes great health difficulty. They show him going to a zoo in Syracuse where they introduced him to a panda companion that could show him how to climb. Run time 02:39.
Morning Briefing: Central banks to the rescue
Nov. 30 - The world's leading central banks said they will take coordinated steps to prevent a lack of liquidity in the global financial system, and police remove Occupy LA activists from an encampment.
Fall 2014 Convocation Ceremony - Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science – 1
Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science Tuesday, June 10, 2014 • 10:00 a.m. Faculté de génie et d’informatique Mardi 10 juin 2014 • 10 h
Write Diamante Poems
This interactive tool helps students learn about and write diamante poems. These diamond-shaped poems use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Examples of both kinds of diamante poems are available on line or can be printed out.
Diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth l
Shock & Friend: Hard -c- & Soft -c-
Feel the beat with Shock and his friend as they beatbox letters and sounds. The goals for this segment are letter sounds hard -c- and soft -c-. (1min)
A list of further readings.
An Introduction to Connotation and Denotation
This video is a portion of a lecture from the University of Texas. The instructor defines connotation and denotation and explains many examples. ( 10:45)
The Genesis of the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic
Michael Worobey, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona The Spanish influenza pandemic of 1918 was the most intense outbreak of disease in human history. It killed upwards of 50 million people (most in a six-week period) casting a long shadow of fear and mystery: nearly a century later, scientists have been unable to explain why, unlike all other influenza outbreaks, it killed young adults in huge numbers. I will describe how analyses of large numbers of influenz
English - Writing - How To Write A Topic Sentence
This introduction shows students how to create a topic sentence within a paragraph. A topic sentence introduces the main idea of a paragraph, which in turn, introduces the entire essay or report. A strong essay, report, or persuasive essay begins with a strong topic sentence.
Writing - How To Write an Informational Paragraph
An informational paragraph is a paragraph that gives facts. Informational paragraphs can be found in reports and essays. This is NOT an in-depth lesson, but it does gives the basics. This video is part of a larger clip.
Topic Sentences and Paragraphs
The Word Chef teaches kids to write by comparing the writing
process to cooking. In this episode, The Word Chef makes hamburgers to teach about writing topic and concluding sentences.
A Closer Look at Sentence Structure
This video shows how using simple sentences and compound
sentences add variety to a paragraph about brown bears. (02:36)
To Write A Paragraph (Paragraph Song)
To Write A Paragraph, by Obie Leff. This short song gives the basic elements to write a good paragraph. Lyrics are printed at the bottom of the screen while Obie plays piano and sings. Some of the lyrics include: "To write a paragraph, you have to know just what a paragraph is. Choose a topic, add transitions, reason, detail, facts, and evidence. Write a conclusion. And now you know what a paragraph is...." Run time 0:57.