Applied Technology and Finance First Sit Exam
41 question exam on finance, covering gross profit, net profit, liquidity, acid test, trial balance, cash budget, effective internal control, return on capital, depreciation,. Although written for the applied technology and finance module within the tourism and entertainment course it is not topic specific. The questions are multiple-choice and multiple-response from 5 answers or requires short answers. The zipped file contains a Respondus file in WebCT/Vista 4-8 format that can be directly expo
History of Measuring Systems
Live action movies describing the history of measuring systems. The development of measuring systems is a great human accomplishment. The early Egyptians created a unit of length, the cubit, based on the human forearm. The English and others, used the human foot and grains of barleycorn to measure length. The metric system started with an fascinating attempt to define the metre using time. The metre evolved through a number of incarnations many involving distances taken from the planet. Today
1964 Alaska Earthquake
In this video adapted from the Valdez Museum & Historical Archive, learn about the Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964. Hear a first-person account of the event, watch an animation that illustrates the subduction of the Pacific plate under the North American plate, and observe how Valdez was affected. In particular, learn about how the earthquake liquefied the ground, generated tsunami waves, and forced the community to rebuild in a new location. Closed captioning included. Run time 03:12.
At What Age is Dyslexia Diagnosed?
At What Age is Dyslexia Diagnosed?. Part of the series: Dyslexia. Dyslexia is usually diagnosed at early ages, but it depends on the severity of an individual case. Find out why some children are diagnosed later in their schooling while others are diagnosed early. (1:25)
A Basic Explanation of Global Warming
How does global warming work? Here is a quick explanation with graphics - presented by former American Vice President, Al Gore. Run time 01:05.
Lesson 7 - SPORTS - English Vocabulary
Topic: Sports-related expressions in American English. Level: advanced.
Transportation History Videos
Three short videos provide an overview of American transportation history. Click on the icons to see the videos, or just read the scripts. Ises primary documents. These videos cover a great deal of time and changes. It is best used as an overview. Students could write a compare and contrast essay about the data.
Beyond the Mechanical Universe
Provocative questions begin the quest of Beyond The Mechanical Universe. This introductory preview enters the world of Electricity and Magnetism, goes on to 20th-century discoveries of Relativity and Quantum mechanics. The brilliant ideas of Faraday, Ampere, Maxwell, Einstein, Schrödinger, Heisenberg add to The Mechanical Universe of Newton.
Story Time | Literary Elements | Second Grade-The Crow and the Pitcher
Reading Comprehension Story: Adapted from a Native American legend. There are no moving images in this video; it just has narration. (02:39) Great for improving listening skills.
Pecos Bill By Brian Gleeson- Read By Robin Williams
Animated Classic- Take a rollicking ride through the Wild West with the original cowboy, Pecos Bill. Raised by coyotes to brave the great frontier, Pecos rides his wild mustang Widow Maker and invents the first rough-and-tumble cattle drive. Then he mounts a runaway cyclone like a buckin' bronco to create the Great Salt Lake. Rich in language, imagery, and sheer nonsensical fun, Pecos Bill is a fast and furious fantasy your family is sure to enjoy. Visit www.rabbitears.com for more information a
Pecos Bill, Part 1 of 3
The classic Disney cartoon, from American Heroes, stars Roy Rogers and Trigger. Soundtrack opens with a song. Pecos Bill is a legendary American cowboy, immortalized in numerous tall tales of the Old West during American westward expansion into the southwest of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Part 1 of 3 (9:15)
"I Died for Beauty" by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie. a photograph of the head of Abiah Root (friend of the great American poet Emily Dickinson) "reading" Dickinson's poem "I Died For Beauty." The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). Audio is very soft. (0:41)
"Still I Rise" Poem by Maya Angelou
A reading of the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou herself. A wonderful example of how a poet reads her poem from the soul. Also a great example of using the voice to bring meaning out of a poem. Collection of video and still photographs of the poet and the collective African-American heritage with piano melody added. Inspirational. (0:57)
Phillis Wheatley - A documentary
Who was Phillis Wheatley? - American slave and poet. A documentary presented by a man who is directly sharing the information. You see the man on the screen as he shares information about Phillis Wheatley and her poetry. Some of the information he shares scrolls across the screen. (4:11)
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [1/9]
(Caution: Graphic violence is shown as well as racially-insensitive doctrine)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigra
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [7/9]
THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Josep
Inside the National Weather Service
Every day of the year, the National Weather Service is on the front line, providing accurate forecasts and early storm warnings. Take a look inside to see how a forecast comes together.
St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
Catholics around the world will commemorate St. Francis of Assisis feast day October 4th. St. Francis who founded the Franciscan Order, is the patron saint for animals, the environment and Italy. Video gives the history of St. Francis of Assisi, such as where he was born, his early life, the order that was named after him, and his death. Short video, but full of information.
Meet Ezra Jack Keats: A True New Yorker
A biography of Ezra Jack (Jacob) Keats includes photos, jazz music, watercolors, collage. Female narrator talks about his life, his boyhood, the death of his father. He took classes at night and worked during the day, then joined the army. Discusses the beginning of his writing career for children. It touches on the controversy of his drawing and writing about African American children. Why are his books so loved by so many? He really understands New York City. Photos of him with
Computers history: present past and future. Begins with computers in 1946 and ends with predictions of what future computers wil look like. It shows images from early computers, IBM, Apple, Amstad and VAIO.