International Politics podcast from Johns Hopkins University
Extreme Global Makeover
Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not
One Nation: Two Futures?
Since the mid-l970s, economic reforms have transformed China from one of the most egalitarian societies into one of the most unequal in the world. Wide disparities currently exist between the income levels of a relatively few rich and middle-class Chinese and their fellow citizens who number in the hundreds of millions. This "wealth gap" is particularly acute when one compares the incomes of urban and rural residents, between Chinese living in the interior of the country and those living in the
Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy
This "Question of the Day" activity asks students to examine two policy positions regarding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a part of the interplay between science and politics. The students also determine their viewpoint on the issue and share/defend it with their peers. This site offers teaching notes and tips, downloadable materials, and links to additional online references and resources.
Using Computer-Interfaced Physiological Measurement Systems in the Biology Laboratory
Students in General Biology perform two different laboratory exercises using computer-based physiological measurement systems to record data from student subjects. Using equipment from Intelitool, students measure resting and post-exercise ECGs, noting relative changes in each portion of the tracing. Then in a second exercise students measure lung volumes and capacities in resting and post-exercise subjects. Forced expiratory volumes (F.E.V.) for 1, 2, and 3 seconds are also measured. Notes for
A Genetics Lab in a Very Unusual Place
This online article, from the museum's Musings newsletter for educators, looks at the fully functional Genetics Laboratory that was part of the exhibition The Genomic Revolution. It discusses: the significance of the recent sequencing of the human genome in a historical perspective the process visitors underwent during their hour-and-a-half visit to the lab, where they extracted, isolated, visualized, and sequenced their DNA the follow-up activities for visitors on the AMNH Web site.
Video Gallery: Life at the Deep Sea Vents
This video gallery is from the Museum's Seminars on Science, a series of distance-learning courses designed to help educators meet the new national science standards. Part of the How to Think About Life in the Universe seminar, Video Gallery: Life at the Deep Sea Vents features four videos: Black Smokers (1 minute, 40 seconds); Crabs (1 minute, 8 seconds); Fishes (27 seconds); Worms (1 minute, 19 seconds).
Lt. General (ret.) Andrew Leslie on Lessons From Afghanistan
Lieutenant General (retired) Andrew Leslie, the Former Chief of Transformation for the Canadian Armed Forces, discusses the lessons that can be learned from the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. He explores how these lessons need to be applied to the Canadian Force's priorities in the face of future budget cuts.
From zero to hero -- Richard Webb -- Nothing event
Mathematics would be nowhere without nothing. Richard Webb explains just how much zero matters -- ever tried dividing MCDXL by XII? -- taking us on a journey that begins in ancient Babylonia. Watch the other videos from this event to join the team from New Scientist and our of guest speakers for an entertaining evening of amazing insights into nothingness. Find out now nothing shapes the world around us, from the importance of zero to how a few words can kill to understanding the big bang. 13
Living in an Era of Global Terror
In this podcast, Professor Richard Aldrich from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the impact of globalisation, the opportunities this affords to global terrorists and the challenges faced by the intelligence services. Globalisation has led to a free flow of money, people and ideas, which has benefited many people in the West in recent years and enhanced our standard of living, but the price paid is a reduction in security. As we see a shift towards a de-regulated glo
Love on the rocks?
How badly has the recession affected the relationship between political parties and business? Expert in the field - Professor Mick Moran - assesses the cracks in the relationship and how the crisis will affect it in the future. Professor Moran was at the University to open the inaugural seminar series for the Centre for British Politics.
The Labour leadership contest
In this podcast, Professor Philip Cowley, from the School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the announcement of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to stand down as leader of the Labour Party and British Prime Minister on 27th June 2007. Professor Cowley discusses the reasons behind Tony Blair's announcement and the pressure he has faced from within his own party. Professor Cowley goes on to discuss why Gordon Brown succeeded Tony Blair uncontested and the potential pro
Episode 131: Developing against the Monitoring Alerts Autoscale and Metrics API | Windows Azure Clou In this episode Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Stephen Siciliano, Sr Program Manager on Windows Azure. In this episode Stephen and Chris demonstrate the Windows Azure Monitoring Service API which provides operations to retrieve and configure monitoring metrics, alerts, and autoscale rules for your Windows Azure services.
In this episode Chris Risner and Nick Harris are joined by Stephen Siciliano, Sr Program Manager on Windows Azure. In this episode Stephen and Chris demonstrate the Windows Azure Monitoring Service API which provides operations to retrieve and configure monitoring metrics, alerts, and autoscale rules for your Windows Azure services.
035 Special Exhibition: Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution
Curators Ian Wardropper and James David Draper describe The French Parnassus, an extraordinary bronze sculpture featured in the special exhibition "Cast in Bronze: French Sculpture from Renaissance to Revolution," on view at the Met February 24 through May 25, 2009.
Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE
During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politic
Derived copy of Principles of Economics
Basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics organized to fit in with many tutorials and readings developed by the Professor.
Promo - One Minute Catalan
Hello! My name is Anna and I'd like to welcome you to One Minute Catalan from the Radio Lingua Network. In this podcast I'm going to be teaching you the basics of Catalan. The great thing about this language course is that you'll be learning all you need to know in just 60 seconds - or thereabouts! Each one minute language lesson will equip you with just enough Catalan to help you get by in lots of situations, either on holiday, or on a business trip to a Catalan-speaking area, or just to impres
Sound Waves Underwater : Experiment with Sonar
This animation from the NOVA Web site describes how sonar uses sound waves to see underwater.
Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
This lesson plan includes documents and images for learning about the American Revolution, the Constitution, the creation of the U.S. Navy, Eli Whitney's patent for the cotton gin, Thomas Cooper's violation of the Sedition Act, and the Electoral College.
African Chameleon Preying on Insects
This very short video (27 seconds) show the African chameleon preying on insects and eating them with its long tongue. There are no sounds except the faint, distant sounds of nature.