Finding and using literary criticism
A guide for high school students to finding and using literary criticism, in print and on the web.
Africa: Peace Corps
offers lessons on stories, letters, photos, and study units from experiences of Peace Corps volunteers across Africa. Topics include folk tales and patterns in them, racial prejudice in South Africa, life in a village of Tanzania, traditional healers and HIV/AIDS, the meaning of wealth, sharing and generosity, what it takes to be a hero, time and punctuality, perspectives of different cultures, and water.
Actual Precipitation from SSM-I: January 1997 through May 1998
Actual Precipitation using SSM-I data from 1-97 to 5-98
"Sonnet 4 - Unthrifty Loveliness, Why Dost Thou Spend..." by William Shakespeare (poetry reading)
Shakespeare was fond of puns. At the time this was written, the word "spend" at the end of the first line had a double meaning. It meant to ejaculate. They had the idea that the body made only a limited supply of procreative fluid - and that it deteriorated in quality with expenditure. The poem advises the young man to ration his usage of semen to create an heir and pass on his beauty - and not use it "for having traffic with thyself alone". It's interesting that they were aware that se
Europe to pick up tab for boosting firewall: Reuters Breakingviews
Despite Geman resistance, Europe will end up with by far the biggest bill for increasing its war chest say Reuters Breakingviews.
VUCast: Laughing Gas For Labor
This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Laughing gas for labor Searching for alien planets What Vanderbilt WON at the Liberty Bowl
Impact of Obama jobs plan on small business
Jan. 11 - Rafael Pastor, CEO of small business coaching organization Vistage, discusses the impact of President Obama's latest job creation proposals.
"Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They are Making"
"Superclass" provides the first in-depth examination of the connections between the global communities of leaders who are at the helm of every major enterprise on the planet and control its greatest wealth. It is an unprecedented examination of the trends within the superclass, which are likely to alter our politics, our institutions, and the shape of the world in which we live. Rothkopf is also the
The French Summer School - Dans la Cuisine, Part 2
The native French speaker in this video show how to order a meal with preferences during this four-minute video. The speaker recites the meal preferences while images and French words appear on the screen. The viewer may have been better served if each phrase was said more than once and slower.
i-Willy : Educatief spel i-Willy is een educatief en grappig spel voor kinderen. Je maak er zelf je eigen quiz met behulp van afbeeldingen en geluiden. Elke verpakking bevat een reeks van interactieve grafische bladen met geluiden en scores, handig voor het leren …
i-Willy is een educatief en grappig spel voor kinderen. Je maak er zelf je eigen quiz met behulp van afbeeldingen en geluiden. Elke verpakking bevat een reeks van interactieve grafische bladen met geluiden en scores, handig voor het leren …
Singing fingers Met deze app is het mogelijk om spraak te oefenen, maar ook om er muziek mee te maken. Kinderen maken op het scherm een tekening en spreken op hetzelfde moment iets in, bijvoorbeeld een liedjestekst of een naam. Wanneer je nadien dezelfde stappen …
Met deze app is het mogelijk om spraak te oefenen, maar ook om er muziek mee te maken. Kinderen maken op het scherm een tekening en spreken op hetzelfde moment iets in, bijvoorbeeld een liedjestekst of een naam. Wanneer je nadien dezelfde stappen …
Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project
A pair of educators are sanguine about their art, biology, and multimedia program as they discuss what it is like to work as partners in the classroom and the good and problematic value in team teaching. This four minute video has some good insights.
Lauren Myracle: 2011 National Book Festival
Lauren Myracle appears at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Lauren Myracle is a best-selling author, and her latest books include the dramatic young-adult mystery "Shine" and "Violet" in Bloom, from her tween "Flower Power Book" series. For captions, transcript, and more information visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5382.
Even a Jailbird can Learn the Gas Laws - Part 3 - Gay-Lussac's Law
This video explains the concepts behind Gay-Lussac's law, as well as works through the math required in order to solve a problem involving Gay-Lussac's law. The computer-generated voices can be annoying to some, but high-school students generally find them amusing. This video was created because a high-school chemistry teacher requested an entertaining video about the gas laws - because she has found that her students are generally bored with the topic. (5:15)
The Boxes Go Mobile
To display the results from the previous activity, each student designs and constructs a mobile that contains a duplicate of his or her original box, the new cube-shaped box of the same volume, the scraps that are left over from the original box, and pertinent calculations of the volumes and surface areas involved.
Surfactants: Helping Molecules Get Along
Students learn about the basics of molecules and how they interact with each other. They learn about the idea of polar and non-polar molecules and how they act with other fluids and surfaces. Students acquire a conceptual understanding of surfactant molecules and how they work on a molecular level. They also learn of the importance of surfactants, such as soaps, and their use in everyday life. Through associated activities, students explore how surfactant molecules are able to bring together two
A quantitative illustration of how non-renewable resources are depleted while renewable resources continue to provide energy. The activity requires students to remove beads (units of energy) from a bag (representing a country). A certain number of beads are removed from the bag each “year.” At some point, no non-renewable beads remain. Groups of students have different ratios of renewable and non-renewable energy beads. A comparison of the remaining beads and time when they ran out of energy
Reaction Exposed: The Big Chill!
Students investigate the endothermic reaction involving citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and water to produce carbon dioxide, water, and sodium citrate. In the presence of water [H2O]; citric acid [C6H8O7] and sodium bicarbonate [NaHCO3] (also known as baking soda) react to form sodium citrate [Na3C6H5O7], water [H2O], and carbon dioxide [CO2]. Students test a stoichiometric version of the reaction followed by testing various perturbations on the stoichiometric version were each reactant (citric
Oceans, climate and weather
What is the difference between weather and climate? What do the oceans have to do with them? Weather is the day-to-day state of the atmosphere and its short-term (minutes to weeks) variation. Climate is typically described by the regional patterns of seasonal temperature and precipitation over 30 years. The averages of annual temperature, rainfall, cloud cover, and depth of frost penetration are all typical climate-related statistics. The oceans influence the worlds climate by storing solar ener