McGuire Gibson: "Iraq Before Saddam Hussein"
A talk by McGuire Gibson, Oriental Institute and Departments of History, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. From the Rethinking America in the Middle East Series, presented by: International House Global Voices Program, the Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Human Rights Program
Back to school in Crimea
Russia further tightens its grip on Crimea, introducing schoolchildren to their "new motherland". Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintain
Space Station Live: Astronaut Twins Unique Opportunity for Research
Public Affairs Officer Brandi Dean talks with Dr. Craig Kundrot, deputy chief scientist for NASA's Human Research Program, about the scientific studies that were made possible by NASA's decision to fly veteran astronaut Scott Kelly aboard the International Space Station for one year, beginning March 2015, while his identical twin brother, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, remains on Earth. NASA's Human Research Program will fund 10 short-term, first-of-its-kind investigations into the molecular, ph
How Apple are hoping to rejuvenate the iPad's place in education in 2015. Once upon a time the iPad changed the way in which we used tech
Once upon a time the iPad changed the way in which we used tech
Parent-Teacher Conference Satire
This is a satire about a parent-teaching meeting. There are several comments here that might be interesting for teachers with a sense of humor. (04:44)
Americas: Mayan, Aztec, Inca
This is a 40 minute lecture with pop-up ads. It covers the Mayan, Aztec, and Incas in good detail with photos. A great overview for students, but it does move rapidly despite the lenght of the video. Lots of interesting facts that could result in interesting projects and debates.
Ancient Pyramid Tomb Discovered in Mexico
A 1:40 video that explains what was in this tomb, but also helps students understand the importance of studying artifacts to provide insights about the history of ancient people.
Exchanges in the New World
Columbus’s famed voyage in 1492 joined two very different worlds. For thousands of years, Europeans and Native Americans lived completely separate lives, unaware of the others’ existence. When Columbus stepped onto the rocky soil of San Salvador, he started a historic chain of events that affected the lives of millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic.
Columbus and later explorers discovered a land unlike anything they had experienced. They encountered neatly patterned park-like
Spanish Mission System
As the Spanish empire spread over the southern portion of the present-day United States, the mission system was developed to facilitate colonial expansion and to pacify the Indians. Catholic priests and friars ventured into remote areas to build missions where they worked side-by-side with the Indians planting crops, hunting game, and preaching Christianity. The missionaries also taught the Indians about Spanish culture, including language, arts and crafts, and politics.
Each mission typi
Do Muslim Women Need Saving?
http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674725164 Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod, who has been writing about Arab women for thirty years, challenges this conclusion in DO MUSLIM WOMEN NEED SAVING? The book is an indictment of a mindset that has justified all manner of foreign interference, includi
Karajan - Beethoven Symphony No. 5 - Part 1
Karajan Conducting Beethoven's 5th Symphony, Part 1 (Movements 1 and 2). Very old and rare film, no longer in print, recorded in 1966. From http://www.musopen.com
Howto - Crosslinking descriptions
Illustrated guide of how to link descriptions of Geograph pictures
The Rhubarb Triangle
This is an interactive learning resource book targeted at families who want to learn together and improve their basic English and maths abilities.
Suicide bomber kills at least two at Nigerian mosque
A suicide bomber kills at least two other people and wounds 14 outside a mosque in the northeastern Nigerian city of Gombe. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. Fo
The Centre for Culture and the Arts - Launch Event
Jude Kell,y Artistic Director, South Bank Centre. For more information please visit http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk
Defcon 2 - Cuban Missile Crisis Part 5 of 6
Produced by The Discovery Channel, a historical documentary commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis hosted by internationally acclaimed writer Tom Clancy.
Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick
How to calculate the volume of a brick, guide (pdf)
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Sine, Cosine, Tangent, and Theta
Interactive tool demonstrating formulae for sine, cosine, and tangent with Theta
Engineering an Empire - The Persians - Part 4/5
Persia became an empire under Cyrus the Great. This History Channel documentary offers information about the evolution of the empire of Persia and is suitable for high school students. Narration by Peter Weller and other scholars.