Controversy Over Slavery: Fugitive Slave Act
The Fugitive Slave Law and the book Uncle Tom's Cabin led to pro- and anti-slavery groups turn those in the North against slaves. The Kansas-Nebraska Act and the bloody aftermath of these states vote for or against slavery are also explained. Added to this was the Dred Scott decision. A good overview of causes of Civil War and how Lincoln became into the public's mind.
Employability & Career Development: Assessing your Skills, Talents and Attributes
On line interactive resource; self contained ‘chunk’ of learning which should take you about two hours to complete; contains interactive exercises. Assessing your skills, talents and attributes is an essential part of Personal Development Planning. It is essential that you know where your strengths and weaknesses lie and how they fit with employers’ requirements so that you can plan to enhance your employability. After completing each exercise you may want to print it out and add it to yo
Ben Franklin and George Washington
This is a actor talking to a class. He is pretending to be Franklin and is explaining them to the students about meeting Washington and how Franklin may have thought about the future Washington. Interesting insights for older students.
Japancast HD Video Episode 26
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This is a video featuring the Electric Ray. (01:22) The video is too short and makes you want to know more. The end of the video is an advertisement.
The Phoenix Mars Lander and Its Mission
This video chronicles the Phoenix mission, from landing day on Mars to the end of its prime mission. It is brief but give a broad overview of the mission and its objectives.
Passing and Receiving (6 Steps to Soccer Success - 3)
This video, part of a six-part series on the foundational skills of soccer, deals with passing and receiving. Run time 02:10.
Housing the Lowest Income Americans: The Past, Present and Future of Public Housing
Vale provides a historical overview of public housing in America and shares insights from his most recent book Reclaiming Public Housing. He shows provocative images from early advertisements to demonstrate some of society’s long held attitudes toward public housing and those who live in public housing. He analyses government pol
ME++ The Cyborg Self and the Networked City
Throughout history, humans have created unique physical spaces in which to live, work and socialize. But the digital age has completely transformed the places in which we conduct our affairs, according to William J. Mitchell. We don’t congregate at the town bank any more for financial transactions. We visit ATMs or bank online.
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
William Mitchell opens this session by describing MIT as an “enormously critical place.” The Stata Center, during its design and construction, fed the campus “attitude of not taking anything for granted and rethinking premises.” So it’s no surprise that debate and some sparring ensue during this spirited panel.
The University as Patron of Cutting Edge Architecture
The opening of The Ray and Maria Stata Center, MIT’s latest innovative building, inspires this panel’s historical review of collegiate architecture projects. James Ackerman provides the longest lens, focusing first on the earliest, national trends, when buildings served as both residences and classrooms. In the 18th century
The Art of Structural Design: A Swiss Legacy
Bridges serve a utilitarian purpose, but they should also please the eye. David P. Billington celebrates an influential group of Swiss structural engineers who forged a tradition of bridge-building in the 20th century that united form and function with unprecedented grace. His lecture describes the offerings of an exhibit at the MIT Museu
(eco)Logical: Greening the 21st Century City
Without much national fanfare, Chicago has transformed itself into a paragon of green virtue. The remarkable achievements cited by Mayor Daley include: converting nearly every inch of the city’s 26 miles of lakefront to public use, including parks, fountains, bike paths, theatre and concert space; planting 1.6 mi
Voices from New Orleans: Design and Planning Diaspora
There is general agreement that to call New Orleans home means “living with danger, dangerously,” as William Barry put it. You’re “relieved when you dodge the big one, but the big one was always going to come,” says Lawrence Jenkens. So now that it has come, what next?
There’s a consensus here that m
Rebuilding New Orleans: An Opportunity to Re-Energize the Planning Profession?
There’s no love lost between Kristina Ford and New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; he made it clear that she was not welcome as the city’s main planner when he assumed office. The bone Ford has to pick is not merely with the current mayor and his notion of a casino- and hotel-dominated New Orleans, but with a wrongheaded plan
Building Responsive Cities: Technology, Design, and Development
Even as new supercities pop up around the world, with populations in the tens of millions, urban planning remains stuck in an older time. As Dennis Frenchman says, “Amazingly very little progress has been made ... We’re using basically the models and methods of the 1920s.” Frenchman says we need to confront
"The New Epoch" and the 21st Century Imperative for Engineering History
Great civil engineers finds an aesthetic appropriate for their building’s material and structure, asserts David Billington, whose life work has been the study of some of the world’s most stunning engineering feats.
He reviews his own intellectual journey, first honoring some of his forebears, including Elt
Luminescent Solar Concentrators Explained
Researchers are well along in designing a highly efficient, inexpensive solar cell, but the big barrier to the dissemination of solar power in society remains the problem of installation, says Marc Baldo.
As an engineer, Baldo expresses confidence that “we’re going to mow down” the problem of producing a g
2.3.4 Geophysical methods — borehole logging
During the Indistrial Revolution half of the world's coal came from Britain. We still rely heavily on it today to meet our energy needs, but now we input more than we produce. Burning it introduces large amounts of gases into the atmosphere that harm the environment in a variety of ways. In this unit it will become apparent that the most appealing quality of coal is that there is plenty of it.
3.1.3 Observing through the interstellar medium
Stars can necessarily be observed only at a distance. This unit introduces the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram, an essential tool in understanding the nature of stars. You should have some understanding of the basic stellar properties of luminosity and temperature in order to get the most from the unit.