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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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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Congressional Reconstruction
This video is accompanied by text. "A clash between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction was now inevitable. By the end of 1865, Radical Republican views had gained a majority in Congress, and the decisive year of 1866 saw a gradual diminishing of President Johnson’s power..."  (Professionally produced material with scholarly ideas and arguments.)
In June of 1866, the Joint Committee on Reconstruction determined that, by seceding, the southern states had forfeited “a

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Post World War I: 1919-1923
The video shows original footage. There is a narration of the main terms of the peace treaties. The reactions of the people of Germany is described. The key issue discussed is Reparations and how this affected Germany. In 1922 the Germans did not pay any more. France decided to force the German sending troops. Protest meetings against France were held. There was a lot of brutality. in 1923 the German economy collapsed. There is reference to the rise of Hitler and who supported him. The video sho
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Apple History
First Apple was designed by Steve Wozniak. Steve Jobs, a friend had the idea of selling the computer. Exhibited at Homebrew Computer Club in April 1976 and went on sale in July 1976 at a price of \$666.66. About 200 30-chip units were assambled. However, users had to add case, power supply, keyboard & display. A cassete interface for storage was released later at \$75.  (9:23)
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New Cloud Type Name Proposed-Asperatus
A new cloud name is being submitted to the royal meteorlogical society by cloud appreciation society founder-Gavin Pretor-Pinney. The new name is Asperatus, latin for rough. The video is set to music and is done in Power Point form, where there is a slide with words on it and then a picture of clouds. The video is of good quality, appropriate for elementary and middle school students. Run time 01:47.
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Revolution in China
China, because of its large population and abundant natural resources, has played a significant role in international affairs since the eighteenth century. However, during its long war with Japan during World War II, China was severely weakened. The Chinese suffered over two million casualties, in addition to significant damage to private property and the nation's infrastructure. The Chinese morale and standard of living were greatly diminished, and China was ripe for a revolution. Mao Tse Tung
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Constitutional Principles
The United States Constitution is a relatively brief document that established the foundation upon which the American government is built. It outlines the framework and procedures of the government and sets limits on governmental power. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

The Constitution was founded on several basic principles that help to keep it relevant today. These are the principles of popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances

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Forms of Government
This video describes the various forms of government - in terms of the power the government yields over its population. The video questions the traditional categories which governments are separated into, such as: Communism., Socialism, Fascism, Constitutionalism etc. The video argues that most governments are actually Oligarchic in nature.   Run time 10:35
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Cold War: Iron Curtain - part 2/5
1945 - 1947 The Soviet Union dominates Eastern Europe. Churchill warns of the consequences. Stalin insists that the governments of the Soviet Union's client states be procommunist. Impoverished after the war, Great Britain opts out as a world power. The U.S. assumes the mantle of world leadership.
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Romanticism in the American Short Story
Power point presentation about Romanticism in the American short story. This presentation explains the literary movement known as romanticism and authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, and Washington Irving from that era.
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The math wars and the case for problem-centered math
Research shows that children harness the power of mathematics when they devise their own procedures for solving problems.
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Statistics for Laboratory Scientists I
This course introduces the basic concepts and methods of statistics with applications in the experimental biological sciences. Demonstrates methods of exploring, organizing, and presenting data, and introduces the fundamentals of probability. Presents the foundations of statistical inference, including the concepts of parameters and estimates and the use of the likelihood function, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. Topics include experimental design, linear regression, the analysis of
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