Retirement facilities for elderly African Americans
Excerpt from the short documentary film produced by the National Caucus on the Black Aged, Inc. titled Old, Black and Alive. About the living conditions and attitudes of older African Americans, Old, Black and Alive has the stated objective of depicting 'both the similarities and the differences' among the aged in Macon County, Alabama. Retired housewife Pearl M. Johnson reminisces about her life, and the conditions in the retirement home where she now resides.
A Lot Less Snow
In the winter of 1999-2000, relatively little snow cover blanketed North America, and it melted early. Users can read and view satellite imagery that discusses how NASA's Terra satellite and its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) were able to record this phenomenon, and how spring snow cover data can be used to predict flood or drought conditions.
Energy Detectives at Work
Students search for clues of energy around them. They use what they find to create their own definition of energy. They also relate their energy clues to the engineering products they encounter every day.
Developing World - Crossword
Printable worksheet requiring knowledge of the keywords associated with the developing world. Answers are included.
Worked example using a past LC question to illustrate the use of equations in solving a consecutive motion problem.
Hurricane Georges (SeaWiFS 3 images) September 27th, 1998 @ 1:57pm
Hurricane Georges from SeaWiFS: 27 Sept 1998
Two Versions of Gravity: Newton and Einstein
Students explore the differences between Einstein and Newtonian gravity through an information exchange. Grades 11-12
Don't Insist on English!
At TEDxDubai, longtime English teacher Patricia Ryan asks a provocative question: Is the world's focus on English preventing the spread of great ideas in other languages? (For instance: what if Einstein had to pass the TOEFL?) It's a passionate defense of translating and sharing ideas. (10:35)
National Geographic-Climate and Weather
In this short National Geographic video, students will be able to witnesses changes in nature. Students will be able to define the differences between climate and weather. Climate refers to the average weather conditions of a place over a long time. There are 6 main climate zones from mild and inviting to harsh. Weather refers to the day to day conditions of the Earth's atmosphere at a particular place and time. This is a wonderful companion teaching resource for a lesson/unit on climate weather
Polygons are closed plane figures formed by three or more line segments. If a figure is open or curved, it cannot be considered a polygon. Concave polygons have at least one diagonal that does not pass through the interior of the polygon; all of the diagonals in a convex polygon are contained within the figure. Equiangular polygons have all angles congruent; equilateral polygons have all sides congruent. (02:58)
What Students Want: Teaching from a Student's Perspective
Teachers often make assumption about what motivates, excites or frustrates their students. But how do students themselves view teaching? This video is from college students, but has applications for other levels as well. This 1:37 video is best used as an example of what teachers might do to improve by asking students who have left their classroom for a few years what helped them the most. I have done this and it is most valuable.
Authors@Google: Gary Taubes
Gary Taubes spoke to Googlers in Mountain View on May 2, 2011 about his book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It. About the book: An eye-opening, myth-shattering examination of what makes us fat, from acclaimed science writer Gary Taubes. Building upon this critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes revisits the urgent question of what's making us fat and how we can change in this exciting new book. Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat makes Taubess crucial
Avner Shalev: The Challenges for Yad Vashem
Avner Shalev, Chairman, Yad Vashem Directorate, Israel: Perpetuating the Legacy of the Survivors for Future Generations: The Challenges for Yad Vashem The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 3 -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Arab youths, revolutions, and the rise of the ‘second society’
The patterns of revolutions tend to be similar, focusing on the rise and fall of their leaders, a plunge into lawlessness, and finally a new order. Today’s movement in the Arab world is different. Sami Mahroum, Director of INSEAD’s Innovation & Policy Initiative in Abu Dhabi, explains why.
Attitude is everything: The case for Turkey
Turkish membership could make the EU a world leader, contends Yilmaz Argüden, chairman of Istanbul-based ARGE Consulting.
Nassim Taleb on Living with Black Swans
Nassim Taleb is a literary essayist, hedge fund manager, derivatives trader and professor of risk engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of New York University. But he is best known these days as the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. During a recent visit to Wharton as part of The Goldstone Forum, he spoke with Wharton finance professor Richard Herring -- who taught Taleb when he was a Wharton MBA student -- about events in the Middle East, the oil supply, investin
25 Feb 2011: Emerging Disciplines Symposium II
This symposium will feature prominent scholars from across academic disciplines who are shaping important new fields of scholarly inquiry. Participants will discuss the research questions that have served as the impetus for their new approaches, the methodological strategies that their emerging field entails, intellectual opportunities and challenges requisite to the emerging field, graduate student engagement, strategies for sustaining new research models, and other related issues.
Ecosonic : Union Chapel performance
Ecosonic ensemble performance at Union Chapel.
Every word starts with a 'dis': the impact of class on choice, application and admissions to prestig
The UK government's commitment to increasing the number of working class students in higher education places little emphasis on who goes to which university to study what subject. It thus is failing to acknowledge the advantages which elitist universities bestow on their predominantly middle class graduates. This article looks at how issues of class impact on university choice, application and admission, with particular emphasis on art and design higher education. In particular, it examines the
Martin Motor Co. sells car to Police Dept., 1946
The Martin Motor Co. in Auburn, Alabama, dealt in DeSoto and Plymouth automobiles. World War II military demands severely reduced production of civilian vehicles, resulting in high demand for new vehicles in the post-WWII period. [The individuals in this photograph are not identified, nor is the police dept. Anyone with information should contact the Auburn University Libraries Cataloging Dept. at email@example.com.