The Origin of the Cabinet
This excellent video is accompanied by text and is suitable for high school students."The Cabinet is a team that was developed to counsel the president on various issues and to operate the various executive departments within the national government. The Cabinet consists of the heads of the executive departments who serve as Cabinet members according to tradition. There is no Constitutional or congressional mandate that requires Cabinet members to serve. However, Article Two, Section Two of the
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The French Revolution in brief
A power point presentation showing the main causes of the French Revolution, how it lead to the reign of terror and the origin of Napoleon. (Amateur video with slides, music, and lots of text.)

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Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve
To most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates.  This video gives a politically contrary view of the Federal Reserve and advocates curbing the power of the Reserve.

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Milestones in the History of Energy and Its Uses
This site features a timeline of energy developments and uses since the 1700s. Learn about biomass, coal, electricity, geothermal, natural gas, nuclear power, oil, solar power, wind turbines, and transportation. See biographies of individuals who contributed to energy and science. Read a history of energy in the U.S. from 1635-2000.
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Lunch with a Laureate: Eric Chivian
In 1978, in his last years of residency in psychiatry at Mass General Hospital, Eric Chivian decided to do something bold. Encouraged by Australian physician, Helen Caldicott, who spoke of the medical dangers of the nuclear fuel cycle and of nuclear power, in particular, he decided to restart an old medical organization—Physi
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What is Islam? (PART 1 of 4)

Video discusses:  What is Islam? Over the last few years there has been a tremendous amount of information being passed around about the Islam and the Muslims, but how correct is it and from what point of view is it being presented?  These are some of the topics that are covered in this series of videos.  First, they discuss the root of Islam.  Then they discuss how the Muslims believe in Abraham, his books, the last day, the ange
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What is Islam? (PART 2 of 4)

Video discusses:  What is Islam? Over the last few years there has been a tremendous amount of information being passed around about the Islam and the Muslims, but how correct is it and from what point of view is it being presented?  These are some of the topics that are covered in this series of videos.  First, they discuss the root of Islam.  Then they discuss how the Muslims believe in Abraham, his books, the last day, the ange
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Tsunami - Incredible Video Footages
A collection of amateur video footages of the horrific and disastrous Tsunami, killing thousands, that struck Asia on Boxing Day- Sunday 26th December 2004.  This compilation provides unbelievable examples of the power of tsunamis.
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Level 2 Exponents

Video uses an computer software and with different colors for emphasis.  Uses basic exponent knowledge, but exponents are negative.  Remember exponents are not multiplication, for example 2 to the -3 power is equal to one-half to the third power.  When there is a negative exponent you take the inverse of the base number.  Then to solve it you would take one-half times one-
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Introduction to Exponents
This video goes through the vocabulary in exponents and how it is said. This video shows the difference between 5 x 2 and 5 raised to the second power. They show many different examples. Then they show how to write the exponent problem as a word statement. They also discuss a number raised to the zero power. It is introduced by looking at the pattern of numbers. They show that any number, except 0, raised to the zero power is equal to one. Then they go to more complicated problems where two numb
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Beginning Algebra: Multiplying Polynomials
This lesson is part of a series: Beginner Algebra

Once you have learned to add and subtract polynomials by combining like terms, Professor Burger teaches you how to multiply polynomials. First, he covers how to multiply powers with the same base. Then, he will cover how to raise one power to another power [(x^a)^b]. Finally, Prof. Burger will show you how to multiply two binomials, making sure you distribute every term.

Taught by Professor Edward Burger, this lesson was

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Workshop 2: Intellectual Development
Explore the power of the mind and consider the notion that every child can learn everything. Harvard Professor Eleanor Duckworth discusses the importance of teaching for a deep and lasting understanding and explains why it is important to give students time to work through their own ideas and experience confusion in order to achieve such understanding.
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Beginning Algebra: Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
This lesson is part of a series: Beginner Algebra

In this lesson, we learn how to add and subtract polynomials. A very important tip to keep in mind is to simplify the polynomial by combining like terms (terms with the same variable raised to the same power). When adding or subtracting strings of polynomials, you are simply combining the individual factors. Remember when subtracting that you need to distribute the subtraction sign to every factor within the parentheses.


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Hitler's Rise to Power
The video explains how Adolf Hitler rose to power from obscurity. It describes the economic situation in Germany in the 1920s and how the Nazi party grew. There is original footage and fragments of Hitler's speeches with narration. The role of propaganda and who supported his is stated. There is an account of how the Nazi party grew in numbers in the German parliament. The video also describes the way in which The German president appointed Hitler as chancelor and how Hitler started to act. The
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Six Traits Ideas and Content with Persuasive Writing Video
Eleven-year-old published author and seasoned speaker Adora Svitak talks about the Six Traits: Ideas and Content, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Conventions.  In this video she discusses persuasive writing and what it is.  With persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.  In persuasive writing, your topic or issue is what your essa
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Exponent Property Review
In this video, the instructor reviews 5 different exponent properties: sum/difference, product, quotient, power, and integral/rational.  He begins by defining each property and providing simple examples of each.  He then goes through different exponent problems that require the use of various properties in order to solve them. 

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Six Traits- Word Choice

Eleven-year-old published author and seasoned presenter Adora Svitak talks about the Six Traits: Word Choice. She discusses how using a variety of words makes a more interesting, vivid picture in the readers mind.  She also talks about how specific words are more interesting than general words.  When using specific words you give the reader more details and then can visualize the version of the story you are trying to tell.  Many t
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Mohamed Motala speaks at the Power of In-between Conference 1-2 July 2008
Mohamed Motala talks about the importance of thinking about why we do what we do in regard to public policy issues at the Power of In-between Conference in Pretoria, South Africa 1-2 July 2008. The conference, organised by the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex and the Human Science Research Council, South Africa, aimed to shine a light on the role of research brokers and intermediaries and explore how they support evidence-based pro-poor policy and practice.
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Major Battles of the American Revolution
Video accompanied by text. "In 1774, as a response to the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passed a series of acts, called the Coercive Acts. These acts crushed many of the chartered rights of colonial Massachusetts and infringed on the rights of the other colonies. Americans reacted with trade boycotts, and they also began to slowly unite and take political power into their own hands. Americans were not yet calling for independence, but formation of the First Continental Congress, combi
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The War in 1812
While Republicans, for the most part, still backed Jefferson's foreign policies, new elections were transforming the party. Older politicians who molded the Republican Party policy and put Jefferson and Madison in power were replaced by daring young go-getters, such as Henry Clay of Kentucky, who were intent on defending America's honor. These new leaders, called "War Hawks" by their Federalist opponents, were the primary force behind Madison's decision to call for war with Britain. The War Hawk
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