The Dark Ages - Part 10 - The Crusades
At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, power, and prosperity in the western world. This ten minute segment of this video series goes into detail about how the actions of the rich to intimate the poor brought work to the soldiers who were unemployed at the time. Provides good insights and debate topics as to why this time was called the Dark Ages.
Johns Hopkins Story Swap - Like a French Restaurant
Marcia Howes '86 and Kevin Howes '85 -- with daughter, Sadie Howes '11 -- discuss how some professors had permitted Marcia to bring her dog to class, just like one can do at a French restaurant.
Introducing a Triplet Formulation to the Traveling Salesman Problem
Marissa Lawson, Lyon Anderson
The objective of our research is to introduce a new formulation to model the Traveling Salesman Problem, a combinatorial optimization problem.
Smith, P. (October 2011). Using Electronic Portfolios to Measure Growth in Leadership Standards and
Peter J. Smith
This study analyzed the pretest and posttest data from ISLLC Standards surveys and the Administrator Disposition Index surveys to determine the growth in knowledge, skills, and dispositions of […]
The Battle of Vienna 1683
The large-scale battle won by Polish-Austrian-German forces lead by King of Poland Jan III Sobieski against the Ottoman Empire army are the subject of this 3:18 long video. There isn't any narration and the music may be a distraction and it can be muted without losing any of the data.
The Historical Battle of Agincourt 1415
This 9:36 video is about this battle that took place after the Hundred Years Wars when the English King Henry battles the French army near the town of Agincourt. Though immensely outnumbered, King Henry's army manages to claim victory. Done with a narrator and animation. Good detail and should be of interest to students.
A Horse Connection
Five persons with special needs have their lives changed forever through a unique and engaging horse riding therapy program.“What is it we feel when we ride a horse?” This question opens ‘A Horse Connection,’ a documentary that explores the relationship between horses and persons with special needs. Nancy King, a specialist in Equine Assisted Therapy, introduces us to her riding therapy program, designed to assist special needs considerations. This includes au
Simile or Metaphor?
What is the difference between a simile and metaphor? Answering that question is the goal of this student-created video. Metaphors are direct comparisons; similes use like or as to make the comparison. Shakespeare's famous metaphor," All the world is a stage," is used as an example. ( 1:24)
Germs and Proper Hand-Washing
This student-created video shows how germs can be spread after one student does not wash his hands after a visit to the restroom. Then, proper hand-washing is demonstrated with the directions appearing in print on the screen. ( 1:46)
The Role of Red Blood Cells in Anemia
Watch this one-minute video to learn about how the body makes red blood cells, which contain hemoglobin and carry oxygen throughout the body. Anemia occurs when there are too few red blood cells or not enough hemoglobin.
Polish Ottoman War Overview
The Polish Ottoman war was fought for the Commonwealth of Lithuania and Poland. It lasted from 1672 to 1676. This very short video is an overview.
War of 1812 from the Canadian Viewpoint
This is an eight-minute student-created video that explains the importance of the War of 1812 using a Canadian aspect, quotes, and images from that time. Good content, but could use better maps so that the students could understand the vast number of battles in different locations. (08:06)
The Panda: An Endangered Species
This selection contains a slide show set to music which provides background information on the plight of the panda, characteristics of pandas, a map of their natural habitat, and efforts being made to help them. Many photos of pandas are also shown. ( 2:20)
Stocks fall over Greek default fears
Sept. 19 - European markets tumble after EU finance ministers meeting in Poland at the weekend, failed to reach an agreement on how to tackle the euro zone debt crisis. Hayley Platt reports.
NTC readies to take Sirte
Sept 19 - Hundreds of families flee city of Sirte in Libya as National Transitional Council forces prepare another offensive. Jessica Gray reports.
More pressure on "humiliated" Greece
Sept.19 - It's a crunch week for Greece, which needs to receive the latest installment of its EU/IMF bailout to avoid running out of money in October. But as the IMF says Athens needs to speed up its reforms, Greek citizens are worried about the future. Joanna Partridge reports
London Design Festival's 3D 'revolution'
Sept.19 - As part of the ninth London Design Festival, the 154-year-old Victoria & Albert Museum is staging an exhibition of items created using a cutting-edge 3D printing process which curator Murray Moss says will spark a new 'revolution' in creativity. Matt Cowan reports
Obama deficit proposal a "non-starter," says GOP deputy whip
Sept. 19 - Representative Kevin Brady, a Texas Republican, says there is room for compromise in reducing the deficit, but Obama's deficit reduction plan is a "non-starter" with Congress and the American public.
Political, budget costs to figure in U.S. deficit deal talks
Sept. 19 - Brookings Senior Fellow Bill Galston says Obama and GOP leaders have moved away from compromise on deficit reduction as both sides weigh the political and economic costs of a stalemate.