John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
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What Are Americans Voting For?
What Are Americans Voting For? This panel examines where political ideas arise, how they are framed in political dialogue, and the part they play in determining what happens in November. Panelists: Joan Blades, mediator and author of several books, including coauthor of The Motherhood Manifesto; cofounder ...
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Women in Politics: Applying the Lessons
What barriers face women who choose to enter political life? How can young women be inspired to consider taking an active role in political affairs? Do women bring a special or unique perspective to politics and policy-making? Join Jack Citrin of the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and ...
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History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
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"Do We Discard Protective Legislation for Women?": Two Labor Union Officials Voice Opposition to the
In the years following the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights to women, the National Woman's Party, the radical wing of the suffrage movement, advocated passage of a constitutional amendment to make discrimination based on gender illegal. The first Congressional hearing on the equal rights amendment (ERA) was held in 1923. Many female reformers opposed the amendment in fear that it would end protective labor and health legislation designed to aid female workers and p
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"We Lack a Firm Constitutional Basis for Equal Rights on the Basis of Gender": Mary Frances Berry Ar
In the years following the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights to women, the National Woman's Party, the radical wing of the suffrage movement, advocated passage of a constitutional amendment to make discrimination based on gender illegal. The first Congressional hearing on the equal rights amendment (ERA) was held in 1923. Many female reformers opposed the amendment in fear that it would end protective labor and health legislation designed to aid female workers and p
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The Age of Revolutions (1776-1989?) - European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present
An introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central question that the course addresses is how and why Europe-- a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place-- became the motor of globalization and a world civilization in its won right. Put differently how did �western� become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of �modern.� Our approach will be broadly cultural, i.e. it approaches politics, economics, social life,
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The Enlightenment: Daring to Know and its Difficulties - European Civilization from the Renaissance
An introduction to European history from around 1500 to the present. The central question that the course addresses is how and why Europe-- a small, relatively poor, and politically fragmented place-- became the motor of globalization and a world civilization in its won right. Put differently how did �western� become an adjective that, for better and often for worse, stands in place of �modern.� Our approach will be broadly cultural, i.e. it approaches politics, economics, social life,
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Working in Hotel Food Service
This selection contains an interview with a woman who has worked in the hotel industry ( food service) for twenty years.  She describes her daily duties and pros/cons of the job.  ( 2:54)
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The ArithmAttack
How many computer-generated arithmetic problems can you answer in 60 seconds?
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Tower Investigation and the Egg
Towers have been a part of developed society for centuries. Towers serve a variety of purposes, from lookouts to cellular towers. In this activity student groups will build three types of towers, engineering them to hold an egg one foot high for 15 seconds.
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The Function of Parties in America
A political party is a group of people who try to influence policy agendas and whose ultimate goal is to run the government by getting their favorite candidates elected. Two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have long dominated American government and politics. These and other parties are typically differentiated by their beliefs, principles, and policy agenda. In other words, they can be distinguished by their political ideologies. (Video is narrated with slides
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Interactive Lectures Interest Group
This is the home page for some web documents about interactive lecture methods in general, and using classroom electronic voting systems (EVS) in particular. Documents include information regarding interactive lectures, how to use and advice on using EVS, papers written on the subject and other web ...
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144 GG Let's Cement Our Relationship
Concrete versus cement. Do you know the difference? The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
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Seize the Vote!
Test your knowledge of voting rights and gain the right to participate in the ultimate act of citizenship for your characters!
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Lesson 319: Politics vocab
It’s election time in Brazil and BPP will start a series of lessons about Brazil’s politics history and how elections work here. As a warm up this lesson will serve as a vocabulary reference for the...

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Election Process
After studying about the Election Process of the United States, you all will have to do a small research project that will answer the question: Do we need to have the Electoral College in voting?
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International Politics
International Politics podcast from Johns Hopkins University

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Multiplication By SEVENS and THREES
FUN pattern ways to create the whole TIMES TABLE. On a tic-tac-toe
square you put the numbers 1-9. In three seconds you can create the
Threes multiplication table. It is fun and easy patterns that create
3-6-9-12-15-18-21-24-27- and 30. There are ways to continue the
pattern to reveal multiplication of the Threes to 100 x 3 and beyond.
There are also playful patterns for creating the Ones, Twos, Threes,
Fours, Sixes (five different ways) Sevens, Eights,

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