Explaining the Piano to Children
Expert Village video. This is the third lesson. This lesson is taught by Hope Wells. How to teach kids high and low keys on the piano, including tips for making it fun. Good quality video. Video would be good for any age student who is learning to play the piano.
21H.615 The Middle East in 20th Century (MIT)
This course explores the 20th-century history of the Middle East, concentrating on the Fertile Crescent, Egypt, Turkey, the Arabian peninsula, and Iran. We will begin by examining the late Ottoman Empire and close with the events of 9/11 and their aftermath. Readings will include historical surveys, novels, and primary source documents.
Sander Gilman: Cosmopolitanism and the Jews
The newest buzzword for globalization is cosmopolitanism. As with many such reuses of older concepts, cosmopolitanism has a complex history, specifically in the German-speaking lands. It is this history and its relationship to the history of German Jewry from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust that will be examined — in a global and perhaps even cosmopolitan manner. (This paper was given on 2 October 2013 at the German Historical Institute London.)
Building a sustainable response to Islamic extremism in Europe and beyond.
How can we resolve the tensions between the different communities in Europe in the light of the growing threat from Islamic extremists, sometimes dubbed the 'Enemy Within'? Hisham Hellyer is a policy analyst, academic and commentator, based at the University of Warwick as an Associate Fellow, the American University in Cairo as a Visiting Professor and Trinity College in Dublin as a Senior Research Fellow. His research interests include European Muslim communities, the interplay between Islam a
The British were forced to surrender 2 days after patriot soldiers captured the fort at Yorktown in 1781. A three minute video that shows what happened at this battle. Highlights the strategy used by the Americans. Does not go into detail about the end of the battle.
Way Up High in an Apple Tree
In this video, a librarian recites the fingerplay "Way Up High in the Apple Tree". (0:29)
Hurricane Sandy, Oct. 18-28, 2012 (GOES Full Disk)
This full disk animation from GOES-EAST (GOES-13) shows the development of Hurricane Sandy as it begins over Central America and begins its path up through through the Caribbean and the east coast of the U.S. (00:20)
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
This brief video is about the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which secured the right to vote without any penalty to Black Americans.
Harry Belafonte- Civil Rights Roundtable
Harry Belafonte gives his view, as part of a civil rights roundtable discussion. August 1963
African American history month
African American history month is celebrated annually in the USA. This website is maintained by The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide information on events and pay tribute to the achievements of African American citizens. It includes calendars of events, images and photographs of key figures, films a
A life in a treacherous journalistic environment
Alejandro Quesada, former director of El Comercio (in Lima), and president of the Inter-American Press Association (SIP) gives a talk for the RISJ seminar series.
Survey of London: volumes 43 and 44 - Poplar, Blackwall and Isle of Dogs
The dockland parish of All Saints’, Poplar, encompasses the ancient hamlet of Poplar itself, the old shipbuilding centre of Blackwall, and the former industrial districts of Millwall and Cubitt Town. Poplar’s story is one of development and redevelopment on both the grand and the comparatively small scale, driven in the nineteenth century by mercantile interests and manufacturing, and after the Second World War by de-industrialization and the obsolescence of the Thames-side docks. The East a
Elements of Art
This is an elements of art assginment frm Ms Hanks. This video shows examples of lines, shapes, colors, and values-all the elements of art. (5:01)
Carmen Sandiego and The Stolen Smile Show
An animated show in which Carmen steals parts of famous artwork to try to create her own personal masterpiece. She steals eyes from a Van Gogh painting. She steals a nose from a Picasso painting. And, of course, she steals the smile from Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa. Children can learn about famous artwork from the video.
2012 Koch Institute Image Awards Winner: Benjamin Larson
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Before He Became President , Lincoln Was A Lawyer
This video gives background information on how being a lawyer prepare Lincoln to be the President. It shows how Lincoln turned negatives into positives by educating himself. Some artifacts shown.
The Seven Sacraments - Part #3
Video discusses the seven sacraments. Discusses that the sacraments are the Grace of God.
Print and Politics
Any analysis of print culture should consider the reach, audience and reception of the printed word. National literacy rates were steadily rising throughout the 18th century. By 1800 around 60% of men and 30% of women were signing their own names in marriage registers although there were wide regional variations. Literacy can be measured in a more qualitative manner by looking at the demand for reading materials. Reading aloud to others was common in the 18th and 19th centuries. Reading rooms, C
Beethoven (Part 3 of 18)
This segment starts with Beethoven's life in Bonn. Beethoven was a German Composer and pianist. His music fell in a transitional period between Classical and Romantic music. Beethven studies with Haydn. Even after his hearing began to deteriorate he still composed, conducted and even performed his music. (9:55)
Solutions and Electrolytes
Examining the mechanisms of chemical solution and how solvents work, and the roles of ions and electrolytes in chemical activity within the body.