The Bum as Con Artist: An Undercover Account of the Great Depression
Middle-class observers reacted to hoboes and tramps of the Great Depression with an array of responses, viewing them with suspicion, empathy, concern, fear, sometimes even a twinge of envy. For some, stolidly holding onto traditional values of work and success, the "bum" was suspect, potentially a con artist. Tom Kromer's "Pity the Poor Panhandler: $2 An Hour Is All He Gets" exemplified this stance, urging readers to resist the appeals of panhandlers and refer them to relief agencies, where prof
"The Baby Was Made 'Delegate No. 800'": Frances Willard Meets Elizabeth Rodgers in the 1880s
The commitment of the Knights of Labor to equality for women was more than rhetorical, as seen in the career of Elizabeth Rodgers, the Master Workman, or head, of the organization's giant Chicago District No. 24. This 1889 portrait of Rodgers, offered by leading national anti-liquor activist Frances Willard, underscored the desire on the part of many Knights, both men and women, to connect the struggle for labor reform with a broader vision that included vehement opposition to liquor. It also sh
Race and Racism at the 1886 Knights of Labor Convention
The annual convention of the Knights of Labor that convened in Richmond, Virginia, on October 4, 1886, took place in a region riven by racial and political conflict. The convention and the Knights, the most powerful labor organization in late 19th century America, were quickly plunged into conflict over the organization's attitudes toward the question of social equality between the races. A major controversy erupted over whether or not Frank J. Ferrell, a black representative of the Knights' pow
Is This the Theory of Everything?
This model by Garrett Lisi reveals the link between gravity and the other fundamental forces of nature. The intricate pattern is shown in this animated selection accomapnied by narration. ( 2:24)
04.01.2012 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten
Trainieren Sie Ihr Hörverstehen mit authentischen Materialien. Nutzen Sie die Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Mittwoch – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Der wegen eines Privatkredits und des Vorwurfs der versuchten Beeinflussung der Presseberichterstattung unter Druck stehende Bundespräsident Christian Wulff lehnt nach Informationen des Ersten Deutschen Fernsehens einen Rücktritt ab. Das Staatsoberhaupt habe entschieden, im Amt zu bleiben, meldete die ARD unter Be
CBS Show Time Spanish – Lesson 35
In this week’s show we’re returning to our telenovela, Verano Español. It’s the morning after the night before when Ángel arrived drunk at Iona’s party. Needless to say Laura’s dad isn’t very impressed with Ángel! Laura’s friend Fiona arrives from Scotland and the love triangle threatens to be
SFAP 2011 – Soigner sans espoir de guérir. (video)
Titre : SFAP 2011 – Soigner sans espoir de guérir
Auteur(s) : A. KAHN. (Président de l’Université René Descartes, Parie- France ).
Etablissement : Université René Descartes
Résumé : Soigner sans espoir de guérir.
L’auteur n’a pas transmis de conflit d’intérêt concernant les données diffusées dans cette vidéo ou publiées dans la référence citée.
Conférence enregistrée lors du 1er Congrès international francophone de soins palliati
Titre : SFAP 2011 – Soigner sans espoir de guérir
This 2:49 video uses graphics and a song to convey what light is and its parts. An excellent introduction.
Rhinoceros Iguana--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Rhinoceros Iguana. The common name of this massive, heavily built iguana is inspired by the several enlarged, horn-like scales on its snout, resembling the horns of a rhinoceros. Students will enjoy the close up views of this large reptile. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
Football Training Tips : How to Throw a Football Better
In order to throw a football better, a player should know how to properly hold a football. Throw a football better with tips from a football coach in this 1:28 long video. The video provides an overview of this motion, but does not show footwork or a close-up of the finger positions.
How to Add a Video
WatchKnowLearn is a wiki, which means that all of our users are strongly encouraged to add quality videos into our directory. It's a simple, three-step process to embed a video from another place on the internet into the WKL directory. This short video will walk you through that process. There is another video that will also help in this process. It is titled "How to Add Details to a New Video." (03:28)
How to Add Details to a New Video
WatchKnowLearn is a wiki, which means that all of our users are strongly encouraged to add quality videos into our directory. But we also need to make sure that the videos include educational descriptions and details that will help others locate and use the video in the future. This short tutorial walks you through the steps for adding details and meaningful descriptions into your newly added video. (05:46)
ISS Update - Jan. 12, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Jan. 11, 2012.
"Attack" by Siegfried Sassoon (poetry reading)
AT dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun In the wild purple of the glow'ring sun, Smouldering through spouts of drifting smoke that shroud The menacing scarred slope; and, one by one, Tanks creep and topple forward to the wire. The barrage roars and lifts. Then, clumsily bowed With bombs and guns and shovels and battle-gear, Men jostle and climb to meet the bristling fire. Lines of grey, muttering faces, masked with fear, They leave their trenches, going over the top, While time tick
Justin Bieber sparks things up in Las Vegas
Jan. 12 - Bieber helps reveal a new dancing robot at the Consumer Electronics Show. Alicia Powell reports
Brazil's fashion week heats up
Jan. 12 - Brazilian designers showcase their fall collections in Rio de Janeiro. Alicia Powell reports.
Understanding Electricity with Photovoltaics
Lesson ObjectiveStudents explore electricity through the use of photovoltaic cells. Questions to ConsiderWhy is it important for students to identify the learning target at the beginning of the lesson?What strategies does Ms. Levine use to encourage student discussion?How does Ms. Levine extend the lesson so that students see a connection to their lives?
StreetDance 2 3D, Official Trailer, In UK Cinemas March 30th 2012
By: shabbychubi When top street dancer Ash (Hentschel) is laughed off stage by American crew Invincible, he and his best mate Eddie (George Sampson) set off to gather the best dancers from around the world to take them on - with a dance style they weren't expecting. With landmark locations, a spectacular fusion of dance styles and an unparalleled vibrancy, the sequel to STREETDANCE sees our hero fall in love with a beautiful salsa dancer as he discovers the magic, power and passion of dancing
Ants Attending Adonis Blue Butterfly During Development
This short video gives excellent real life, close up footage of an Adonis Blue Butterfly from caterpillar to chrysalis. Students will enjoy seeing ants attend to the Adonis Blue. Males are bright sky blue in color with a fine black line to the edge of the wings and a white border. Females are brown in color becoming blue towards the body, with orange crescents towards the edges of the wings. Both males and females have pale brown undersides with black spots and orange crescents. The caterpi
The Empire That Was Russia
Offers photographs of the Russian Empire on the eve of World War I and the coming revolution. Medieval churches and monasteries, railroads and factories, and daily life and work of Russia's diverse population are among the subjects. The photos were taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944), who, in the early 1900s, formulated a plan for a photographic survey of the Russian Empire that won the support of Tsar Nicholas II.