The True Story of D-Day - Parts 7 of 10
This part of the documentary shows that the parachute jumpers who got to their destination managed to take German prisoners even before the ships landed. There is reconstruction of the landing and also footage. You can see the conditions in which they fought and they weapons they used. 500 landing crafts landed on Omaha beach, which was one of the targets. There are detailed descriptions and reconstructions of the landing.
Federalism incorporates multiple layers of government, where final authority is divided between the layers of government. Dual federalism can be described using the metaphor of a layer cake, where the layers of government are linked, but function as distinct units. Cooperative federalism evolved from the concept of dual federalism.The role of the national government is more prominent in cooperative federalism than in dual federalism. With the dual federalism model, the national government and th
The Treaty of Versailles
Nearly one year after President Woodrow Wilson addressed Congress and laid out his Fourteen Points, fighting in Europe had reached its end. In the last weeks of the war, Wilson used the promise of his Fourteen Points to persuade the German people to overthrow Kaiser Wilhelm II and establish an armistice. Under the armistice, Germany had to withdraw behind the Rhine River and surrender its submarines and munitions.
To establish the conditions of surrender for the defeated Central Powers, me
Advanced - María Llena de Gracia Today's movie hails from Colombia. It's based on the true stories involving drug trafficking and traffickers. This movie we recommend to watch, but not around children. Find out what the SpanishPod
Today's movie hails from Colombia. It's based on the true stories involving drug trafficking and traffickers. This movie we recommend to watch, but not around children. Find out what the SpanishPod
The Colonial Economy
Economic conditions of the 1700s were a contributing factor to the discontent felt by the American colonies towards Great Britain and were not easily overcome after independence. This is how the British used a shortage of money to their advantage. A three minute video that gives some depth to the causes of the Revolution. Well worth viewing. Shows the importance of a common currency to a nation's success.
Effects of the Indian Wars
This video is accompanied by text. "The cruelty inflicted on the natives during the Indian Wars was chronicled by Helen Hunt Jackson in her book “A Century of Dishonor,” which was published in 1881 and distributed by Jackson to every member of Congress. Jackson had become incensed at the harsh treatment of Indians during a lecture by Chief Sitting Bear of the Ponca tribe in 1879. Her mission to improve Indian conditions furthered the effort to assimilate Indians onto reservations “for thei
Workers Strikes in the Gilded Age
This video is accompanied by text. "The end of the nineteenth century saw the most contentious and violent labor conflicts in the history of the nation. Between 1881 and 1900, approximately 23,000 strikes occurred, involving over six million workers. Unfortunately, in about half of the strikes the laborers gained nothing, and in the other half they were only able to elicit meager or modest gains. Bloody confrontations wracked the railroad, steel, and mining industries, often requiring interventi
Infinitive Phrases Lecture
This video presents a lecture from Yossarian the Grammarian about infinitive phrases (to run, to learn, to cook, etc.), which function as adjectives, adverbs, and nouns. He briefly explains what infinitives are, then goes on to talk about infinitive phrases and how they can function as different parts of speech using examples he has written on a white board.
Family and Social Life in the Colonies
Family and social life for all Anglo-American colonists was colored by certain common conditions: a pre-industrial economy that put a premium on owning land, primitive knowledge of medicine by modern standards, and a social hierarchy shaped by the notion that God had ordained some to be rich and others poor. While these characteristics shaped life throughout the colonies, there were regional differences, especially between the two most ethnically English regions, the Chesapeake and New England.
The Nature of Water
This video is accompanied by text: "A key theme in biology is the relationship between structure and function. In order to appreciate the chemical and physical properties of water, we need to understand its molecular structure.
The chemical formula of water is H-2-O, meaning that each molecule of water contains two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Each hydrogen atom is connected to the oxygen atom with a covalent bond..."
Online information retrieval: identification of measures that discriminate among users with differen
The major goal of this research was to discover those behaviors associated with the process of online bibliographic searching that are correlated with success. In the assumption that more experienced searchers are more successful, the major research objectives were to identify (1) the differences among the searches of users of online systems who have different amounts of overall experience and (2) the differences between the searches of persons with and without experience on the data base being
Macroporous hydrogels as vascularizable soft tissue â implant interfaces: materials characterizat
Implantable medical devices, such as biosensors and implantable drug delivery systems, function optimally when rapid solute exchange can occur between implant and surrounding tissue. However, almost all materials implanted into the body are encapsulated in a fibrous layer that prevents this rapid communication. Macroporous materials are known to change this response by allowing vascularized tissue ingrowth, however many questions still exist as to the role material properties play. In this work,
Running The Government
Enforcing the laws is the chief function of the executive
branch. They do this by running the government on a daily basis.
People benefit from the work of meteorologists on a daily basis. Weather forecasts enable you to plan everything from what you'll wear to whether weekend activities should be indoors or outdoors. But when severe weather approaches, meteorologists serve what is perhaps their most important function in society. In this adapted video segment from ZOOM, one student describes how her interest in observing the weather led her to volunteer at a local weather center where she gains hands-on experience w
Observe Water in Winter and Summer
On Earth, water can regularly be found in three different phases — liquid, solid, and gas — each of which has noticeably different properties. For example, a boat can glide through liquid water in summer, but it cannot do so when the water turns to solid ice in winter. Atmospheric conditions, specifically seasonal temperatures, can influence the phase in which water exists at a given time. This short video segment depicts water in different seasons at the same location. No narration. Run
Building the Brain: Exhibit Models
The American Museum of Natural History announced Brain: The Inside Story, an amazing and stimulating exhibition that will give visitors a new perspective and insight into their own brains using imaginative art, vivid brain scan imaging, and thrilling interactive exhibits that will engage the whole family. Watch as the museum's exhibition department builds various exhibit pieces, including a 5-foot-tall sculpted model of the brain. Various parts of the model light up as they are described in th
Brooksley Born accepts 2009 JFK Profile in Courage Award
Brooksley Born, former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of the political courage that she demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current global financial crisis.
Sheila Bair accepts 2009 JFK Profile in Courage Award
Sheila Bair, Chairman of the FDIC, was honored with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in recognition of the political courage that she demonstrated in sounding early warnings about conditions that contributed to the current global financial crisis.
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7.4 Religion: true or false? I noted earlier that differences between the truth claims made by religions has led those who practise Religious Studies to avoid premature judgements when dealing with questions relating to the truth and value of particular religions. By seeming to by-pass truth claims, you may feel that what I have been describing as Religious Studies avoids what many would regard as the purpose of religion – to deal in truths. This is a difficult area to cover briefly, but let me at least try to explain
I noted earlier that differences between the truth claims made by religions has led those who practise Religious Studies to avoid premature judgements when dealing with questions relating to the truth and value of particular religions. By seeming to by-pass truth claims, you may feel that what I have been describing as Religious Studies avoids what many would regard as the purpose of religion – to deal in truths. This is a difficult area to cover briefly, but let me at least try to explain