AHEC: Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War
Dr. John W. Hall, Ambrose-Hesseltine Asst. Professor of US Military History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War as part of the Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
Plate Tectonics: An Introduction
In the early 1900s, most geologists thought that Earth's appearance, including the arrangement of the continents, had changed little since its formation. This video segment adapted from Discovering Women describes the impact the theory of plate tectonics has had on our understanding of Earth's geological history, as we have become aware of our planet's ever-changing nature. Closed captioning included. Run time 02:21.
News #54 - Behind the Scenes Part 2: Your Questions Answered!
In our last Innovative Language news lesson, we gave you our history and background. Was it glamorous as you hoped it’d be? Well, we’ve come a long way since recording our very first lesson back in 2005. Along the way, we’ve made some great friends, produced over 8,000 lessons and we [...]
Filmmaker John Cohen on the Mead Film Fest
The 34th annual Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival will celebrate the life and work of John Cohen, prolific scholar, photographer, musician, and filmmaker through seven-film series showcasing his varied works. From the indigenous cultures of Peru to the musical traditions of Appalachia and the Greek coastal mountains. The Mead Film Festival takes place from November 11-14, 2010 at the American Museum of Natural History. For more information visit http://www.amnh.org Produced/edited by Jame
Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
Ground Zero: The Design Competition
Rafael Viñoly and Frederic Schwartz led the THINK team, whose design was one of two finalists for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation’s World Trade Center design competition. In this talk at MIT, Viñoly gives a candid and personal account of one of the most emotionally charged competitions in US history. He talks about winning a
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
Democracy after Citizens United
Just when it seemed the corrosive influence of big money on American politics could not be greater, the Supreme Court gave corporations full license to exercise ‘free speech’ during campaign season. Renowned legal scholar Lawrence Lessig and his respondents debate the most effective response to the 2010 Citizens United ru
Richard Jolly talks about the Human Development Report 2010
It's been 20 years since the UN Human Development Report was first published. As the 2010 edition is launched, IDS talks to Research Associate Richard Jolly, one of the report's founding architects about its history, what to expect this year and his hopes for the future.
Pirates Amongst Us
A disgruntled pirate's haunted history lingers in the town where his shipmates met the hangman. Carson Hudson and Willie Balderson team up for "Pirates Amongst Us."Author(s):
AHEC: Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War
Dr. John W. Hall, Ambrose-Hesseltine Asst. Professor of US Military History at University of Wisconsin-Madison, presents Uncommon Defense, Indian Allies in the Black Hawk War as part of Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series. For more information visit http://www.carlisle.army.mil/AHEC/index.cfm
Them and Us: why we need a fair society
Will Hutton discusses the issues raised in his new book Them and Us: politics, greed and inequality – why we need a fair society. Will Hutton is the executive vice-chair of The Work Foundation and senior visiting fellow at LSE Global Governance.
A talk by Saad Hariri
Editor's note: Unfortunately the first few minutes of the introduction are missing from the podcast. Saad Hariri is President of the Council of Ministers of the Lebanese Republic, a position he has held since November 2009. He is the leader of the Future Movement, which currently holds the majority in Lebanon's parliament. He entered the political domain in 2005 following the assassination of his father, former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Prior to politics, he held several high level roles in b
Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a unique perspective that draws on his fluency in fields ranging from neurobiology to new media. In his new book, he identifies the key principles to the genesis of great ideas, from the cultivation of hunches to the importance of connectivity and how best to make use of new technologies. By recognising where and how patterns of creativity occur – whether within a school, a sof
Fred Halliday – an intellectual appreciation
This public event is an intellectual appreciation of Professor Fred Halliday who worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science for more than 20 years and who sadly passed away in April 2010. Michael Cox is professor of international relations at LSE. Howard Davies is director of LSE. Fawaz Gerges is professor of middle eastern politics and international relations at LSE. Christopher Hill is Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations, University of Cambridge. Margot
Coastal Walk - Stop 16
The stretch of coastline between Slapton Sands and Start Point lighthouse is one of the most beautiful and interesting in the UK. In this podcast, we take you along the way, combining fascinating snippets of information about the natural history, geography, geology and history of the area. Presented by Dr Phil Bradfield, Open University tutor, this walk has something for everyone. This is the sixteenth stop on the walk.
Culture, identity and power in the Roman empire
This series of tracks concentrates on an ancient city, Thugga, and looks at the influence of the Roman Empire on the city and the existing culture. Material is taken from The Open University Course AA309 Culture, identity and power in the Roman empire. The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts
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3.3.3 Reassembling the parts As the wreckage was pulled from the river it was examined and identified, and any failures of the metal components were recognised and tagged. This was a mammoth task, given that virtually the whole bridge had fallen into the water, including all the road decks, trusses, chains and hangers, eye bars and the two towers. The parts were then reassembled and all the failed or fractured components photographed and catalogued. Over 90 per cent of the bridge components were collected together and re
As the wreckage was pulled from the river it was examined and identified, and any failures of the metal components were recognised and tagged. This was a mammoth task, given that virtually the whole bridge had fallen into the water, including all the road decks, trusses, chains and hangers, eye bars and the two towers. The parts were then reassembled and all the failed or fractured components photographed and catalogued. Over 90 per cent of the bridge components were collected together and re
Aules obertes. La LEC i la tutoria
Durada: 8 min. Vídeo. Generalitat de Catalunya (Departament d'Educació).
En aquest vídeo, Àngel Domingo Villarreal, Subdirector General d'Ordenació Curricular de la Direcció General de l'Educació Bàsica i el Batxillerat del Departament d'Educació, explica la normativa de la LEC a la tutoria d'ESO i n'amplia el contingut pel Author(s):