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LBJ's Great Society
Through newsreel footage, archival photos, and interviews, this video segment adapted from American Experience surveys the array of civil rights and social welfare legislation that President Lyndon Johnson championed in pursuit of what he characterized as the "Great Society." Johnson's success in enacting reforms in the areas of civil rights, voting rights, education, health care, and housing were quickly met by budgetary constraints, including those imposed by increased spending on th
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The Hidden Beauty of Pollination
Pollination: it's vital to life on Earth, but largely unseen by the human eye. Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg shows us the intricate world of pollen and pollinators with gorgeous high-speed images from his film "Wings of Life," inspired by the vanishing of one of nature's primary pollinators, the honeybee. Speaker Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life -- revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns a
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What is it like for you?: surveying the learning experiences of disabled students in four HE institu
This paper explores phase one of a four-year study of the learning experiences and outcomes for disabled students. The project employs a longitudinal design with a mixed-methods approach. The main aim is to develop an in-depth understanding of the learning experiences and learning outcomes for a small cohort of students with different impairments in four discipline areas in four different higher education institutions. In particular the study aims to uncover barriers to learning and good pract
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The Great Wall
Built in stages over many centuries, the Great Wall of China stretches more than 6,400 kilometers, or nearly 4,000 miles through northern China. China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, began constructing the wall in the 3rd century BC to protect the northern borders of his empire from Mongolians and other nomadic invaders. (Professional video)
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Indians and Europeans on the Northwest Coast, 1774–1812
The materials in this packet allow teachers and students to explore the earliest recorded history of the Pacific Northwest. The packet consists of roughly 30 primary documents, along with supplemental materials to help place the primary sources in historical context. These materials document the range of interactions and relationships between Native and Non-Native peoples along the Northwest Coast in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Olympic Peninsula Treaties & Reservations, 1855–1898
The curriculum materials in this packet are intended to provide middle- and high-school teachers with the background and basic tools they need to develop and incorporate lessons about Indian-white relations in Washington into existing lessons about the history of the United States and Washington. This packet focuses on the treaty negotiations and the establishment of reservations on the Olympic Peninsula that took place in the last half of the 19th century, but it also provides a broad overview
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Kindergarten Social Studies Overview
Slide show with background rap type singing in the background,  illustrates Kindergarten social studies standards. National holidays, American symbols, chronology and time, American culture, diverse communities, family, maps and globes, responsible citizenship and jobs are mentioned.  Slides show kindergarten classrooms.  The background is a parody of the song Tik Tok originally performed by Ke$ha.  Song does use non-standard English.  
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A History Bursting With Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State
Washington is a mosaic made of different peoples coming together to create new lives in a new land. The Asian American experience is part of this mosaic. The documents that accompany this essay demonstrate how Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos came to Washington, struggled against discrimination, labored to earn their living, and created distinctive cultures and identities. These documents chronicle, in a small way, how some Asian immigrants became Asian Americans.
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Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South
Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia. The Jim Crow laws segregated African-Americans from white Americans in public places such as schools, and school buses. The archive contains photos, letters, two regional censuses and a flash map of the town of Charlottesville. The Jim Crow laws were not overturned until the important Br
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Tocqueville's America
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
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Racism and Politics in Utah Schools
Last year, some Latino students at Utah high schools were the targets of racist harassment as the national debate over immigration reform was raging. This year, with the election of Barack Obama as president, some African-American students are finding
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Hernan Cortes - Documentary drama Part 5 of 6
This video about Hernan Cortes is part 5 of the docudrama that belongs to BBC Heroes and Villains. The videos try to re-create the clash-of-civilizations and what happened when Cortes conquered Mexico. (10:01)
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21 Brilliant Productivity Tools Every College Student Must Use

 

If you ask a college student about productivity, he won't have much to say. And you really can't blame him. He leads a dynamic life where academics and fun go hand in hand, with the latter becoming a more important activity most of
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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 11: The Ghost in the Machine: The Super
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe: Seminar 11: The Ghost in the Machine: The Supernatural and the Scientific Movement
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ACS Talk on Teaching Chemistry with Second Life
I present on using Second Life to teach chemistry at the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans April 7, 2008. Examples include using quizzes, generating 3D molecules, visualizing docking, proteins and reactions. An overview of ACS island is also given, with a focus on the Sci-Mix virtual poster session. Much of this work was
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Silverlight TV 64: Dive into 64bit Support, App Model and Security

In this episode, Nick Kramer of the Silverlight team joins John on Silverlight TV to discuss the application model, 64bit support, and security features with Silverlight. Nick dives into some of his favorite features, such as multiple windows, and discusses what each of his team's areas focuses on. He also shares how his team helped created some whitepapers that share tips on how to create secure applications.

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Depiction of terrorism in film and television
In this podcast, Professor Roberta Pearson from the School of American and Canadian Studies, discusses the fictional representation of terrorism in modern day television programmes and why more and more people are using fiction instead of the news to inform their opinions of world events. Professor Pearson considers the frequent engagement of modern audiences with such television series' as '24' and 'Battlestar Galactica' and how these common cultural experiences should not be underestimated as
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Dog examination techniques
This presentation has been developed to introduce veterinary students to the process of carrying out a systematic physical examination in canine patients. It is designed to act as an introduction to these processes and procedures only, giving the students a framework from which to work as they develop and refine these skills throughout the veterinary course. Physical examination is a key skill which will be used throughout a veterinary surgeon's career and is a key determinant in selecting diag
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Flu pandemic: how prepared are we?
In this podcast Professor Robert Dingwall, Director of the 'Institute of Science and Society' at the University of Nottingham, and a member of the UK government’s Department of Heath committee on the ethical aspects of pandemic influenza, discusses the causes and potential impact of a flu pandemic on the UK. In particular, examining how prepared the UK government is to cope with the medical and social impacts of a flu pandemic, and what steps we can take as individuals to protect ourse
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Historical skills: weights and measurements
This module aims to identify and explain some common difficulties in deciphering units of weights, measurements, and money in historical documents. Explores English and Welsh measuring systems, predominantly those used from the late sixteenth and early 17th centuries onwards, and those in force after the Weights and Measures Act of 1824. The resource includes a glossary and bibliography. Illustrative images of items from our collections appear throughout.
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