International Politics podcast from Johns Hopkins University
Square Root in 60 seconds, by hand!
How to calculate the square root in 60 seconds by hand. The video shows a method on how to simplify the square root.
The New Frontier of Politics
Compared to the relative quiet of Eisenhower's presidency in the 1950s, the 1960s were rife with political activity. President Eisenhower left the White House after serving for eight years, opening the door for a vibrant young man to be elected on his promise of a New Frontier—John F. Kennedy. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
Pythagorean Theorem in 60 Seconds
The instructor uses a white board to demonstrate how to use the Pythagorean Theorem to find missing sides of a right triangle. One example is modeled using a step by step approach to plugging known values in to the formula for Pythagorean Theorem.
One Year in 40 Seconds
A video of a scenic spot that goes through the transformation of the four seasons. It takes about 40 seconds to "travel" through all four seasons. Lovely video that provides a quick glimpse of each of the seasons. Run time 0:46.
One year in 40 seconds
Images from the same spot through one year. Shows a backyard with plenty of trees. A nice example of the changing of seasons. Run time 0:40
One year in 120 seconds on Vimeo
Time lapse photography gives us a great illustration of the changing of seasons. Run time 02:08
Ten Hits in Ten Seconds - The Whirlwind Batting Technique
A silly bit of baseball hitting, but may amuse the students. Note the batting helment is a must. Run time 1 min.
Past Tense In The Passive Voice
Learn to make the past tense passive, use "was" or "were," depending on the subject, and then add the past participle. The narrator gives examples on a whiteboard and text is also shown on the bottom of the screen.
Seconds From Disaster: St. Helen's Eruption
Interviews and reenactments from survivors of a Mount St. Helen blast. Watch as they fight through the ash and cope with the aftermath from a volcano eruption. Some scenes may be upsetting for young children. Run time 02:47.
Women in Politics
A three minute video highlighting some of the most important women in American politics. Needs more background to be of more value. Just a selection of sound bites, but good insights.
Infinitives Used in Passive Voice
This short lecture shows a teacher discussing and giving examples of infinitives used with the passive voice.
Gilded Age: The Tweed Ring and Machine Politics
This video is accompanied by text. "The late nineteenth and very early twentieth centuries in America are often referred to as the “Gilded Age.” The origin of this name is usually attributed to Mark Twain who co-authored a novel entitled The Gilded Age. The term is metaphoric on several levels. It can be taken to reference an obsession with appearances. Unlike “golden,” which has positive associations of beauty and value, the word “gilded” carries connotations of cheap commercializat
Active Voice and Passive Voice
In this clip Yossarian the Grammarian shares his simple and infallible method for determining whether a verb is in the active or in the passive voice. He explains how to make active verbs passive, and vice versa. Examples are shown on a white board of active and passive voice.
U.S. History in 50 Seconds
More at www.AnimatedAtlas.com. Music: Arthur Frick. Film: Peter Mays. This video animates geography to illustrate US history quickly.
The Passive Voice Get = Be
This lecture is an explanation of the idea of passive voice and how get can be used in place of be. A variety of examples help to illustrate the concepts in the lesson. The teacher also addresses how questions are different in passive voice.
Passive Voice Introduction
This is a basic explanation of how the passive voice works. The teacher lecturing in the video specifically addresses how the form of "be" changes depending on the verb tense used in the sentence. Examples of various sentences help to illustrate the ideas presented in the lesson.
Passive Voice With Present Perfect Tense
A teacher explains the how the present perfect tense works in the passive voice: S + has or have + been + past participle. Examples on a whiteboard are given during the lesson.
Passive Voice in Future Tense
This lecture gives examples of how to use the passive voice in future tense. Then the instructor tells how to change the sentences to the negative.
Barbara Dianne Savage, YOUR SPIRITS WALK BESIDE US: The Politics of Black Religion
"'Your Spirits Walk Beside Us' marks the beginning of a new history of African American religion, not as a sacred narrative, but as the exciting story of a powerful but ambivalent Christian legacy in African American life." -Robert A. Orsi, author of "Thank You, Saint Jude: Womens Devotion to the Patron Saint of Hopeless Causes" For more on the book, visit http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674031777