21W.742J Writing About Race: Narratives of Multiraciality (MIT)
In this course we will read essays, novels, memoirs, and graphic texts, and view documentary and experimental films and videos which explore race from the standpoint of the multiracial. Examining the varied work of multiracial authors and filmmakers such as Danzy Senna, Ruth Ozeki, Kip Fulbeck, James McBride and others, we will focus not on how multiracial people are seen or imagined by the dominant culture, but instead on how they represent themselves. How do these authors approach issues of fa
Pierce was virtually handed his presidency, and was well liked by everyone. But soon that would change. Pierce left a legacy as one of the worst presidents in American history. This four-minute video goes through some of the twists and turns in his life. This is a dramatic presidency and may be difficult for some children as there are some traumatic events. Kansas Nebraska Act discussed, too.
Culture Class: Holidays in Japan #1 - New Year’s Day
Learn more about Japanese culture with JapanesePod101.com! Ever wondered what the most important Japanese holidays are, and how they are celebrated? Then this 25-lesson audio series is for you! With this series, you’ll learn the what, why, when and how of 25 well-known holidays in Japan. In this lesson, you’ll learn all [...]
Chester Arthur Biography, Part I
A segment on Chester Arthur from the 2008 WMHT documentary 'Presidents in Our Backyard'. One of the many interesting mysterious facts is that Chester Arthur may not have been a U.S. citizen, yet he was President of the United States.
This video is a recoreding of a speech by President Benjamin Harrison.
Billie Holiday singing "I wished on the moon"
I wished on the Moon --Billie Holiday 1935
20 year old Billie Holiday sings in a first session with the Teddy Wilson Orchestra on July 2 1935 in New York. Next to Teddy on piano the All Star Band consists of Benny Goodman clarinet, Roy Eldridge trumpet, Ben Webster tenor sax, John Truehart guitar, John Kirby bass and Cozy Cole drums. Jazz promotor John Hammond heard Billie for the first time in New York's Monette club in 1933 and wrote in Melody Maker: "Billie although only 18, she weigh
Billie Holiday singing "Don't Explain"
This version of the song is her singing live. At the beginning of the video you hear her introducing the song. Her nickname "Lady Day" is shown at the beginning of the video. Shows still images of Billie. (2:37)
The humorous and entertaining Bill Nye the Science Guy segment explains quicksand using a small toy doll. The segment is from the Wetlands episode. Run time 01:15
The Genius of Mozart (Part 11 of 18)
"The Genius of Mozart" (2004
Typhoon causes massive Philippines flooding
Oct 1 - Typhoon Nalgae hits Philippine island, causing massive flooding as well as landslides and power outages. Jessica Gray reports.
The Alphabet Song - Three Times Through - Sesame Street
Three times through the traditional alphabet song in different tempos and rhythms, with animation. A Paul Fierlinger classic from Sesame Street. (2:04)
Literary Birthday Celebration: Wallace Stevens
Poets Jennifer Michael Hecht and Peter Streckfus celebrate the birthday of poet Wallace Stevens by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6600
Introduction Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number by another without having to rely on a calculator? This unit will help you get to grips with division and give you some practice in dividing numbers. You don’t need to complete the whole unit if only certain sections are relevant to you. I start with the basics, where you’ll have the opportunity to get some practice in dividing small numbers in your head. Then I deal with dividing bigger numbers and decimals. If you are confid
Do you want to improve your ability to divide one number by another without having to rely on a calculator? This unit will help you get to grips with division and give you some practice in dividing numbers.
You don’t need to complete the whole unit if only certain sections are relevant to you. I start with the basics, where you’ll have the opportunity to get some practice in dividing small numbers in your head. Then I deal with dividing bigger numbers and decimals. If you are confid
Learn Science - Human Body
This video is great for science classes. It explains how the blood flows throughout the body.
Anatomy: Central Nervous System
This video, from StudyBeat.com, is for older middle school students and high school students. The central nervous system is told through animation.
Phishing Scams in Plain English
This is a short guide to recognizing and avoiding phishing scams. The video describes the most typical kinds of scams and how they work. There are suggestions to help you avoid scams. There is also reference to ways to report scams. (3:05)
Academic Writing Symposium, Chapter 16
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Rounding Multi-dgit Decimals
A teacher presents the four rules for rounding using hand printed charts. Rule 1: Round up if the number to the right is a 6, 7, 8, or 9. Rule 2: Round down when number to the right is lower than a five (0, 1, 2, 3, or 4). Rule 3: Rule of 5+, when there is a five to the right of the digit, and there are zeros after the five, round up. Rule 4: Rule of 5 flat-round to the even, for example 2104.95, round to 2105 rather
17.037 American Political Thought (MIT)
This course surveys American political thought from the colonial era to the present. Required readings are drawn mainly from primary sources, including writings of politicians, activists, and theorists. Topics include the relationship between religion and politics, rights, federalism, national identity, republicanism versus liberalism, the relationship of subordinated groups to mainstream political discourse, and the role of ideas in politics. We will analyze the simultaneous radicalism and weak
William Bradford Biography, Part VII
This is an animated biography of William Bradford, a leader of the Separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. This Discovery Channel Education series is aimed at older elementary school children.