Saturday Night on the Range: Rural Life in World War I Era Montana
We often like to imagine rural life in the past as timeless, "traditional," and in some way simpler and more authentic. Yet, rural life in the years around World War I, while sometimes recalled as simpler, could often seem very much like life anywhere else. In this interview, conducted by Laurie Mercier in 1982 for the Montana Historical Society, Tom Staff remembers how Montana farmers took other jobs to supplement their incomes. Here he described how the road crew he worked on left camp for dan
Module Three: Communication
Communication is not a single act but a process involving various elements. The process involves the sending and receiving of messages. Successful living requires effective communication skills. Learners communicate using various elements within the process of communication. In examining communication in life skills it is important that you as the learner focus on the process, methods, barriers, listening skills, conflict resolution and anger management in your day to day interactions with other
Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible)
This course examines the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) as an expression of the religious life and thought of ancient Israel, and a foundational document of Western civilization. A wide range of methodologies, including source criticism and the historical-critical school, tradition criticism, redaction criticism, and literary and canonical approaches are applied to the study and interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis is placed on the Bible against the backdrop of its historical and cultural
Cleaning Your Trombone
Nick LaRivere demonstrates how to clean your trombone.
Animal Studies: Turtle
This turtle has a back full of green, mossy algae. When the turtle is stationary in the water, it can camouflage itself to look like a moss-covered rock.
Explain which fish you would want to be in this school and why.
Vocabulary, speaking, reading: Entschuldigung, wann kommt of the Zug?
At the end of this lesson you will be able to ask for information at a station and pass on the information you have obtained.
Life in the City
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a close-up look at biodiversity in a city park. The site opens by telling kids that, despite appearances, a great deal of biodiversity exists in cities. That from tiny mites to mighty trees, thousands of species thrive there. It then takes them to a slice of life from a thriving city park, where they are asked to find 10 hidden critters living alongside the trees, plant
Tommaso Treu and Mike Shara Discuss Super Massive Black Holes
Mike Shara, curator in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, sat down with Tommaso Treu, physics professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to discuss the importance of understanding super massive black holes and dark matter at the 217th American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle, Washington. Treu also explained how he came to work in this specialized field. For more information, visit http://www.amnh.org
Athletics 11 - Running, Jumping, Throwing
This lesson describes running, jumping and throwing activities and involves group work while children move from station to station to engage in various activities. This promotes maximum participation.
Part 2, "[REDACTED]" Censoring Game Politics
Part 2,""[REDACTED]" Censoring Game Politics! Politics is not a topic normally discussed in relation to game rating systems, but censorship of political content--mostly in the form of political symbols--is quite common. Nazi imagery, for example, has a long history of being censored, both in Germany and elsewhere. Exactly why is such political content censored? Whom is it intended to protect? Who is censoring it? What obligation do commercial game makers have to comply with prevailing polit
The white stringy material is actually fungus. These strands take in food and also contain spores (reproductive structures).
A Conversation on Leadership
Her “journey to the top” is one that “could only happen in the United States of America,” says Ursula Burns, describing her rise from New York City projects to the apex of corporate leadership at Xerox. For an eager audience of management students, Burns also highlights lessons from her early years and 30-year career.
Engineering Solutions to the Problems of Cancer
Engineers “bring a new set of tools and a new way of looking at problems posed by biologists,” says
Paula T. Hammond, and are proving integral to advances in cancer diagnostics and therapies. Hammond cites evidence of bioengineering breakthroughs against the disease: the design of micron-sized posts that can identi
Solving Energy Problems
The culminating energy project is introduced and the technical problem solving process is applied to get the students started on the project. By the end of the class, the students should have a good perspective on what they have already learned and what they still need to learn to complete the project.
A process for technical problem solving is introduced and applied to a fun demonstration. Given the success with the demo, the iterative nature of the process can be illustrated.
Light and Lenses: Images
This is the 1st lesson in the series, "Light and Lenses." It investigates the nature and meaning of images. The lesson defines images as a visual representation of an object that actually looks like the object. The lesson identifies and explains different optical devices and different types of images. (14:57)
Light and Lenses: Mirrors and Optical Instruments
This is the 6th lesson in the series, "Light and Lenses." It describes how reflecting telescopes work and how images are formed in reflecting telescopes. The lesson also evaluates the impact of the SALT project on South Africa. (15:09)
Beginner Lesson S5 #3 - Can You Find a New Love by Expressing What You Like in Spanish?
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Your Latin American friends have been telling you that you have to visit the grocery store on Monday nights. You ask them in Spanish, “Why is Monday night at the grocery store so special?” They respond in Spanish, “Trust us…it’s singles night! You’ll meet tons of people, all of them single [...]