Best Practices Weekly--Using Higher-Level Questions in Reading
In this Best Practices Weekly video, teacher Elliott reviews an article from The Reading Teacher on using higher-level questions in reading. Key strategies include modeling exemplar responses, prompting with follow up questions, providing sentence stems for ELL students, collaborating with other teachers, planning, and don't give up. This is a great resource to help improve reading instruction in the classroom. (5:59)
La roue de la vie dans les temples bouddhiques (audio)
One of the first sights encountered by visitors to Buddhist temples is a large painting of the wheel of rebirth, depicting in horrific detail the pains (less often the pleasures) that await people after death. In this illustrated talk, Stephen F. Teiser explains how these representations of the Buddhist worldview have been imagined in Buddhist art over the centuries. The lecture offers an introduction to Buddhist cosmology, Buddhist art, and the spatial and ritual organization of Buddhist te
Memory of Maestro Charles Vest
President Charles Vest conducting the "Stars and Stripes Forever" at Tech Night at the POPS during MIT's Reunion Week, June, 2004. A video reprise.
Sonnet 126 O Thou My Lovely Boy... by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
A rather sinister sonnet that has only 12 lines, rather than 14. Nobody knows why, but there's a theory that the last two lines might have identified the boy, so were kept private. Or Shakespeare might have been indicating that life could end suddenly any time. He was obsessed by death, so I prefer to believe the latter explanation.
The painting which is just for atmosphere being the only one I could find of a dead handsome youth, is The Death
Solar System 101
Tour the Milky Way galaxy—home to our solar system—in this video from National Geographic. In this video, you will hear scientists' theories on how our solar system was formed and take a look at the planets and moons that make up the solar system. (3:20)
Common Cockle--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Common Cock in its natural environment. Students will enjoy listening to the ocean sound as they watch the close up views of this amazing creature. This well-known edible cockle has a solid shell, consisting of two valves, which feature prominent ribs and concentric growth-lines. The outer surface of the shell is off-white, yellowish or brown, and the inner surface is white. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge a
UO Today #580 Neil Harris
Neil Harris, the Preston and Sterling Morton Professor Emeritus of History and Art History at the University of Chicago. He discusses his recent book Capital Culture: J. Carter Brown, the National Gallery of Art, and the Reinvention of the Museum Experience.
Sacred Calendars: Ash Wednesday with Alison Milbank
Ash Wednesday begins, for Christians, the preparation for their central feast: Easter. Now linked to giving up smoking, its name comes from the practice of placing ashes on the forehead: a reminder of repentance.
Acids and Bases: Cabbage Juice Indicator
The substances that chemists collectively call acids and bases come in many different forms. Despite this variety, all acids tend to react with other substances in much the same way. Reactions involving bases also share many common characteristics with one another. In this video segment adapted from ZOOM, cast members demonstrate how to use cabbage juice to determine whether a solution is acidic or basic. Closed captioning included. Run time 01:30.
Taking the Citizenship Oath
In the registering process, after going through a number of steps and passing the examinations many immigrants have to take a citizenship oath. In this video clip, American citizens discuss what it was like taking the citizenship oath. (2:07)
THE CONSTELLATION SONG
The best teachers are known for pulling out all the stops to help their students learn. In this example, award-winning Texas A&M University teacher and astronomer Dr. Kevin Krisciunas resorts to a spontaneously stellar song to educate us about the universe, one constellation at a time. To learn more about Texas A&M Astronomy, visit http://astronomy.tamu.edu/.
Elementi di iconologia
Il testo indaga alcuni esempi miliari di analisi iconologica, prendendo avvio da uno più grandi storici e critici dell’arte del secolo scorso, il Prof. Erwin Panofsky, interessato ai problemi di metodologia ed estetica. Panofsky nel quarto capitolo di “Studi di iconologia” analizza la figura di Cupido con una ricchezza indescrivibile di fonti e citazioni puntuali, seguendo nell’analisi un percorso sia sincronico che diacronico.
Tra psicologia dell’arte e iconologia, anche Erns H.Gombr
Jerusalem Summer Program
The Office of International Studies Jerusalem Summer Program is located at the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Studies at Tantur, on a hilltop on the road from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. From almost every point on the Tantur Ridge there is a magnificent view of beautiful and historic sights.
Close by, to the south, are the church spires of Bethlehem and the Muslim minarets of other Arab villages. To the north spreads the great city of Jerusalem, its Old City walls only a 10-minute drive away
Part 9 - Chapter 44 - A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
Part 9, Chapter 44: A Postscript by Clarence. Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by John Greenman.
Playlist for A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL594379211E091592
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