Monitors amid the devastation in Syria
Jan. 2 - Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby says Syria's military has withdrawn from residential areas in Syria. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Environmental Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. The aim of this course is to enable participants to bring together materials from various disciplines bearing on our current environmental crisis, and from this integrated perspective to evaluate possible ways in which the crisis might be resolved. Disciplines to be consulted include ecology, thermodynamics, economics, value theory, and environmental
Law of Supply
Sal Khan offers an introduction to the economic Law of Supply during this eight-minute video.
Elasticity of Demand (Economics), Part 1
In this thirteen-minute video Sal Khan offers an introduction to elasticity of demand.
The Colors of the Rainbow
This student-created video explains a memory technique for learning the colors in a rainbow: Roy G. Biv. ( R=red, O=orange, Y=yellow, etc.) Roy G. Biv appears horizontally with the colors written vertically below each letter. ( 1:38)
Absolute Beginner S2 #1 - Making Spanish Introductions
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! When you first meet someone in the Spanish-speaking country that you’re visiting, you exchange pleasantries in Spanish. Then, as you get ready to say good-bye, you extend your hand for a handshake. At the same time, your new Spanish-speaking acquaintance leans in for a kiss on the cheek. This is awkward. [...]
Religious Roots of Underground Railroad/Myths About Harriet Tubman
This historian tells of the myths that surrounds the life of Harriet Tubman. Kate Clifford Larson, is a historian and author of Bound For the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero
( New York : Ballantine Books, 2004) (03:45)
Using Data Effectively—Bill Finger from FHI360
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/africa-reproductive-health-family-planning-reporting-initiative Bill Finger, Progress Project associate director at FHI360, explains the pitfalls journalists can fall into when they don't have adequate data resources available or don't understand what the data means. He spoke on a panel for journalists about how best to use data at the International Family Planning Conference in Dakar, Senegal. This video is part of Pulitzer Center's collaborati
The rise and fall of euro zone jobs
Jan. 3 - Two euro zone countries release contrasting jobs figures - unemployment in Spain increases for a fifth month while in Germany a record number of people are in employment. Sonia Legg reports.
Chinese sculpt city out of ice
Jan. 3 - China's chilly city of Harbin gears up for its 28th annual Snow and Ice Festival, with workers creating castles, slides and sculptures out of ice and snow. Elly Park reports.
Cirque de Soleil somersaults into Russia
Jan. 3 - Cirque de Soleil lands in the so-called circus capital of the world. Alicia Powell reports.
Nigerian fuel protests heat up
Jan. 3 - Hundreds of demonstrators in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos shut petrol stations, formed human barriers along motorways and hijacked buses in protest of the shock doubling of fuel prices after a government subsidy was removed. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Tehran talks tough
Jan 4 - Iran threatens action if the U.S. Navy moves an aircraft carrier back into the Gulf. Paul Chapman reports.
Ring around the Rosie
Students learn the concept of angular momentum and its correlation to mass, velocity and radius. They experiment with rotation and an object's mass distribution. In an associated literacy activity, students use basic methods of comparative mythology to consider why spinning and weaving are common motifs in creation myths and folktales.
Kinetic and Potential Energy of Motion
In this lesson, students are introduced to both potential energy and kinetic energy as forms of mechanical energy. A hands-on activity demonstrates how potential energy can change into kinetic energy by swinging a pendulum, illustrating the concept of conservation of energy. Students calculate the potential energy of the pendulum and predict how fast it will travel knowing that the potential energy will convert into kinetic energy. They verify their predictions by measuring the speed of the pend
All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design
Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is one of the hottest topics in marine conservation today. About 25% of the entire global catch is by-catch This surprisingly high level of by-catch is responsible for the decline of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, porpoises, seabirds and sea turtles each year. Through this curricular unit, students will analyze the significance of by-catch in the global ecosystem and propose solutions to help reduce by-catch Stude
In this activity, students will learn the meaning of preservation and conservation and identify themselves and others as preservationists or conservationists in relation to specific environmental issues. They will understand how an environmental point of view affects the approach to an engineering problem.
Steel Design (CIVI 306)
Design of steel members, connections, and assemblies. Behavior of steel members as related to design.
Global Warming: Graphs Tell the Story
Examine these graphs from the NOVA/ FRONTLINE Web site to see dramatic increases in the temperature of Earth's surface and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.