Interstate Highways From the Ground Up
This lesson gives students a first-hand opportunity to hear about the planning and effort it takes to build a highway through an oral history of a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resident engineer. Through his oral history, students will learn about "the largest single construction project in the history of the NCDOT." That project is also known as the I-26 corridor in Madison County, North Carolina. This lesson encourages students to think about the enormous impact of highwa
World War I and the changing face of gender roles
In this lesson students will assess the political, economic, social, and cultural effects of the war on the women's movement.
German Economy - 1871 to Weimer
Was the German Economy modernised in 1871? What developments took place during Kaiser Reich? What problems did Germany face following World War One?
Light a light bulb by waving a magnet. This demonstration of Faraday's Law shows you how to reduce your power bill at the expense of your grocery bill.
Reporting America at War
These learning materials are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate them, and, most importantly, encourage critical thinking in the classroom. These educational activities in this section will provide high school social studies, media education and language arts teachers, as well as college journalism and communication educators with extensive lesson plans, resource materials, and discussion questions to introduce students to the world of war correspondence. Reporting
Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
Vaclav Smil on the future of the planet.
Can one planet survive the impact of a human population of close to 9 billion people? Environment writer, Andrew Revkin, interviews author and distinguished professor, Vaclav Smil, about the promise and perils of the next fifty years. This talk was part of the Q2C festival at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo in October 2009.
Charles Sabine & Sydney Brenner on The Personalized Genome
Charles Sabine & Sydney Brenner speak at the Gairdner Symposium on The Personalized Genome in Toronto (October 30, 2009)
Brian Schmidt Q&A - The Universe from Beginning to End
Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University answers questions following his lecture entitled The Universe from Beginning to End
Susan Sontag on modern literacy - 2002
Author Susan Sontag, speaking at the Living Literacies Conference (November 2002) at York University in Toronto, delivers a lecture on modern literacy.
Malcolm Gladwell on Blink - 2005
Malcolm Gladwell discusses his bestselling book Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking
Gerald Cohen on Rescuing Conservatism
Political philosopher Gerald Cohen presents the 2008 Centre for Ethics Public Lecture (University of Toronto). His topic is "Rescuing Conservatism: A Defence of Existing Value".
Terry Eagleton on the metaphysics of terror
Big Ideas presents British cultural theorist, Terry Eagleton, on The Metaphysics of Terror. This archival lecture was originally part of a 4-part series and recorded at the University of Toronto in January 2004.
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148 GG Feels Like the First Time
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