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Excerpts from the unpublished manuscript of the pioneering photographer Kathleen Haddon chronicle indigenous ceremonies and traditions of the Papuan Gulf in the early 20th century.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."
Mass vs. Weight: Stretching Mass
In this video, an astronaut on board the International Space Station demonstrates weightlessness by comparing two water bags tethered to a line by stretchable bands. Despite the fact that the two bags have very different masses (one is full; one is empty) neither experiences a gravitational force, as evidenced by the lack of "stretch" in the connecting tethers.This media asset is from the Mass vs. Weight series produced by the Teaching From Space Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center.
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.
Wealth Strategies: Vanguard swaps ETF benchmarks, cuts fees
Nov. 23 - Joel Dickson, ETF strategist with Vanguard, says the change in benchmark indexes for about two dozen of its ETFs will help reduce fees for the customer in an increasingly competitive market.
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
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
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.
Sign Language Lessons: Alphabet & Numbers : How to Sign Letters J, K, & L in Sign Language
Learn how to sign the letters J, K, and L with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip. This video includes closed captioning. Run time 02:04.
Sign Language Lessons: Common Phrases : How to Sign Common Objects in Sign Language
Learn how to sign dance, flower, chair, table, and pretty with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip.
Sign Language Lessons: Common Phrases : Signing Opposites: Basic Sign Language
Learn how to sign above, below, on, off, in, and out in sign language with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip.
Sign Language Lessons: Common Phrases : How to Sign Common Animals in Sign Language
Learn how to sign cat, dog, rabbit, butterfly, bird, and fish with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip.
Sign Language Lessons: Common Phrases : How to Sign Feelings in Sign Language
Learn how to sign anger, mad, quiet, cry, and bad with American Sign Language (ASL) tips in this free online sign language video tutorial clip.
Galileo: Sun-Centered System
Before the 17th century, people generally believed that Earth was at the center of the universe. Galileo, however, was not afraid to challenge existing beliefs when he published his work in support of the Sun-centered, or heliocentric, Copernican theory. In this video segment adapted from NOVA, learn about the two opposing worldviews and the strong piece of evidence Galileo offered to support the heliocentric theory. Closed captioning included. Run time 05:06.