This video is accompanied by text. "When Americans voted Lincoln president, James Buchanan officially became a lame-duck leader. Southerners worried that Lincoln’s victory, which received no support from the South, would lead to political and economic dominance by the North. Slavery, they feared, would be restricted and possibly outlawed. Southerners believed that by claiming their independence they could develop their own banking system and establish trade directly with Europe. No longer woul
Embedding the concept of competency maps
This presentation outlines the background, context and transferability of a competency mapping tool originally developed in health but suitable for enterprise
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These young ladies should inspire all of us with their rendition of the 'Star Spangled Banner'. The Cactus Cuties sing the National Anthem to open the 43rd Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon in Las Vegas.
Differentiation of morphology and reproductive traits in the house finch (Carpodacus mexicanus): a c
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Venom! is an activity center about protein folding. It includes an activity (you can build your own protein channel from paper), a computer game, and an article about protein science. Created by Arizona State University's Ask A Biologist and the Arizona Science Center, Venom! uses the idea of scorpion venom to help students explore protein science.
World of Biology
The World of Biology features engaging stories on all things biology, from bird or insect ecology, to nervous system physiology, to predictions of species' ranges. Each story has a main page and subpages (found in the right-hand menu). Most of our stories also have an associated quiz set. Created by Arizona State University's Ask A Biologist.
The Nietzsche Channel is an extensive Web resource dedicated to the life and works of the 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). The site hosts electronic versions of a large number of Nietzsche's publications, plus selections of unpublished works from his school days, correspondence, and notebooks. There is also a section titled 'Friedrich Nietzsche's Library', which is an attempt to construct an online collection of works which Nietzsche read, bought, borrowed, and re
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 2
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 2
Our Thanksgiving episode focuses on a uniquely North American tool. Pipe tomahawks symbolize the blending of two cultures--European and Native American.
The Oregon Country
This video is accompanied by text. "The spirit of "Manifest Destiny" pervaded the United States during the Age of Reform—the decades prior to the Civil War. John L. O'Sullivan, editor of the influential United States Magazine and Democratic Review, gave the expansionist movement its name in 1845, when he wrote that it is "the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions." Manifest Destiny was
When you travel the internet the URL is the address of a specific site. It is a resource found on the internet. A collection of sites is searched to give you results. When you find what you are looking for question is the site valid? Look for the Author, is he/she an expert in their field, what evidence is there to support that the information is true? (1:21)
University of Memphis 2012 Employee Service Awards Fifteen Year Category.
University of Memphis 2012 Employee Service Awards Fifteen Year Category. Celebrating You! A Special Centennial Celebration October 24, 2012
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It’s International Women’s Day and we have a range of resources to provide some new perspectives on women and World War I. Those familiar with the site may have noticed we do not have a theme entitled ‘women’s experience’. This … Continue reading
The Tale of the Sun and the Moon - Song
"The Tale of the Sun and the Moon" is a lullaby about why the Sun is up during the day and Moon is up at night. Includes colorful cartoon slides. (2:58)
Thomas Burns Memorial Lecture 3 - 'God's Favourite People': 1688 and 1776
Professor John Coffey, who is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Leicester, UK, presents the Thomas Burns Memorial Lectures for 2010. His theme: ‘Let my people go’: Exodus and Deliverance from Calvin to Obama. Lectures given August, 2010.
Sage American History - World War I
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Learn About William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre
Learn about William Shakespeare and the Globe theatre, where his plays were performed in this five-minute video clip.
How Foreign Acquisitions Boost Productivity at Home
Foreign expansion can be more than just a gateway to new markets. When acquired in context, overseas companies can provide the capabilities and skills to raise productivity in operations back home.