At the end of this unit: You can formulate a personal reaction to an event in a letter to the editor. When performing this task, you have to work out an argumentation structure.
The Morton Collection of Human Skulls at the Penn Museum
Watch the full interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oE_mVLH8fU Samuel George Morton, a 19th-century physician and physical anthropologist, best known for his measurement of human skulls, has long been held up as a prime example of scientific misconduct. According to the late Stephen Jay Gould, one of the world's preeminent evolutionary biologists and scientific historians, Morton skewed his data about cranial size to fit his preconceived and racist notions about human variation. But a te
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TRMM Rainmap Anomalies: Hurricane Mitch and Honduras
Rain maps derived from nearly three years of TRMM operations.
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At the completion of this lesson you will be able to understand the main points of a route description. You will read an email and put the missing streets into the correct places in the text. Then you will read the email again: now the instructions are missing. Then you will practice numbers and left/right. You will use this to indicate where a building is located. Lastly, you will get a brain teaser about three places in the city.
Tree peony leaf
The leaves of the tree peony have lobes, or sections, to them. The middle lobe has notches in its tip, but the lobes on either side of the middle lobe are rounded.
Blazing New Trails: Preparing Leaders to Improve Access and Equity in Today's Schools
National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
This year’s conference theme, Blazing New Trails: Preparing Leaders to Improve Access and Equity in Today’s Schools, emanated from a suggestion by the NCPEA 2010-2011 Summer Conference planning […]
Right Triangles and Trigonometric Functions
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Learn French Numbers 1-10
Learn French numbers from 1 to 10. The numbers are pronounced very clearly leaving enough time to repeat what the instructor (off screen) says. (0:46)
Discovery Atlas: Australia: Coober Pedy
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Macbeth: The Film
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George Washington Carver - A Short Clip
This is a clip from a film documentary with vintage photographs of the famous scientist.
La foto de Mickey (Disney Cartoon)
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Fact and Opinion
This is a short video with computer animation and computerized voices. The video gives one example of a fact and one example of an opinion.
Living on the Coast
This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, offers a glimpse of life in three coastal communities in the United States. The visit begins in Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, specifically in the village of Nanwalek, where people have learned to survive in a harsh environment. Next we travel to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to see how people have always depended on the ocean for whaling and fishing. Finally we go to Moloka‘i in Hawai‘i, where people have learned to respect the
Using Apostrophes in Possessive Nouns
This video features a teacher explaining the use of possessive nouns. The teacher distinguishes between singular and plural possessive nouns. Numerous examples are shown on a white board. ( 8:11)
Air Pressure Egg Demonstration
Join Nanna as gives us a lesson on air pressure she demonstrates how to fit a boiled egg inside a smaller bottle. The Kids Know It movies bring your student on a fun and interactive journey through the world around us. Run time 04:50.
How to Attach a Balloon to a Make a Hovercraft
In this video earn about attaching the balloon and using your cool and easy balloon hovercraft. Great use for cd's that you don't need anymore. Run time 01:27
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In an attempt to bring a higher level of class to VeggieTales, Archibald Asparagus receives permission to run the show. His aim is the first VeggieTales' production of a Shakespeare play, but unable to find the script for Hamlet, they get instead the script for "Omelet. Following is the introduction to the usual "Silly Songs with Larry". Archibald immediately changes it to "Classy Silly Songs with Larry". Finally, Archibald pr
Common French Phrases for Taxis
Learn common French phrases for taking a taxi. Stephanie Hourie Morrow is a native French speaker and has been giving language lessons for 10 years. Each sentence is pronounced in English and French while the French phrase appears on the screen. For beginning to intermediate learners. Good sound quality.