Origins of the Financial Mess - Alan Blinder, Princeton Political Science
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21W.747 Classical Rhetoric and Modern Political Discourse (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the history, theory, practice, and implications of rhetoric, the art and craft of persuasion throughAnalyzing persuasive texts and speechesCreating persuasive texts and speechesThrough class discussions, presentations, and written assignments, you will get to practice your own rhetorical prowess. Through the readings, you'll also learn some ways to make yourself a more efficient reader, as you turn your analytical skills on the texts themselves. This combination
Challenging ideas in mental health
Take a new and different look at mental health. This unit invites you to think differently about life's dilemmas by taking account of the views of all concerned, especially people experiencing mental distress. It explores ideas and practice in mental health, and will appeal to a wide range of people.
Comparing and Contrasting Political Change through Map Making
In this lesson, students will work in cooperative groups to compare and contrast the following presidential elections: 1876, 1896, 1948, 1964, 1972, 1980, and 2008 through the creation of political maps. In addition, each group will provide explanations of campaign platforms for different political parties, voting patterns, and why the election is important for understanding changes in Southern Politics. Students will then present their map and detailed explanations to the class.
Political Debate in Turkey
A hot topic of debate in Turkey is the possibility of an increasingly Islamic state in this historically secular country. Learn more in this video from Wide Angle.
Classroom Behavior Management Ideas
Video discusses behavior management ideas for the Classroom. It discusses what is inappropriate behavior, what is my role as a teacher in the classroom, some classroom rules and how to decide on them, how to give praise in the classroom, and behavior strategies.
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
Bright Ideas for Back-To-School Nights and Beyond
Ideas for a successful back to school nights to help parents understand more about their kids' learning.
First Day Ideas
Ways to welcome your students back to school.
Special Lecture 03 - 11/24/2010
Special Lecture 03
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
18th Century Public Sphere: Early Newspaper, Coffee Houses, Political Discourse from the course Hist
This course explores the history of information and associated technologies, uncovering why we think of ours as 'the information age.' We will select moments in the evolution of production, recording, and storage from the earliest writing systems to the world of Short Message Service (SMS) and blogs. In every instance, we'll be concerned with both what and when and how and why, and we will keep returning to the question of technological determinism: how do technological developments affect socie
The Arts in Every Classroom: Building on New Ideas
More documentary segments show further work by the team members with their students, among themselves, and with colleagues. The end-of-year discussions continue, with team members reflecting on how their new initiatives in the arts have affected them and their schools, and offering advice for other teachers who want to bring the arts into their own classrooms.
Basic Political Concepts
The goal of BASIC POLITICAL CONCEPTS is to provide exactly what the title suggests: a small set of carefully defined and interrelated words that can be used to describe and analyze a wide range of political phenomena and issues.
How to Generate Short Story Ideas
Short story ideas are generated from the idea of a central character trying to solve a problem and encountering change of some sort. A short story also includes a clear beginning, middle and end.
Practical and Creative Writing Lessons-Children's Book Writing Ideas
Tips come from a produced playwright, Laura Turner, in this video on writing a book for children that catches their imaginations. She uses the example of "The Wind in the Willows" to talk about characters and illustrations (3:05).
Acclaimed Scottish Writer Keith Gray Talks About Creative Writing | Getting Ideas & Inspiration
This video gives you some suggestions by acclaimed Scottish writer Keith Gray of how to get new ideas for your creative writing. It's best to seek inspiration before you begin the writing process - according to this writer. Looking around at the common things in your life - may be a good starting place. (Running Time is 8:13)
Six Traits Ideas and Content with Persuasive Writing Video
Eleven-year-old published author and seasoned speaker Adora Svitak talks about the Six Traits: Ideas and Content, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Conventions. In this video she discusses persuasive writing and what it is. With persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something. In persuasive writing, your topic or issue is what your essa