Picking up, examining and collecting rocks can be the first steps in moving children toward an appreciation of geology and the “bones” of the Earth. Children can find a wide variety of rocks in many places, from the school yard to parks and driveways at home. Even very young children enjoy picking up rocks, lining them up, choosing “favorite” ones, pouring water over them to make them shiny and even painting them as gifts for adults. By letting children handle and observe rocks you give
Assessing Energy's Footprint and Carbon Emissions
This is a a free university web-course module which focuses on the largest single contributor to the global ecological footprint: energy. The Ecological Footprint is a powerful tool for introducing the concept of sustainability to students. The module is designed to teach college students and resource management professionals how to calculate the ecological footprint of energy use and the carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion.
Interlinked Challenges features bits of information about global challenges from the last 400,000 years. Challenges include: biodiversity, climate change, eco-migrations, economy, energy, food, health, hunger, population growth, poverty, security, sustainability, transportation, urbanization, and water. Info bits are drawn from articles, podcasts, blogs, press releases, institutional reports, testimonies, encyclopedias, books, and documentaries. Each bit is referenced, date stamped, linked to t
Banking On The Future: The Fall And Rise Of Central Banking.
Not long ago, national central banks were endowed with wide-ranging authority, enormous prestige, and a high degree of independence. Today, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, rethinking their functioning and their modus operandi is both natural and needed. Howard Davies and David Green write on this issue with authority, reflecting their practical experience, political sensitivity, and high analytic skills.
China in the Global Economic Crisis
Through the stress test of this global economic crisis, it is China's performance that has continued to drive the global economy forwards. Is this likely to continue or will the sceptics of China's so-far enduring economic success be finally proven right? Danny Quah is professor of economics at LSE.
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures - Market Efficiency and Rationality: Why Financial Markets are Diff
Lord Turner will deliver the 2010 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series, running for three consecutive evenings (11/12/13 October). The overall theme of the 3 lectures is Economics after the Crisis. Amid the financial crash there was much talk of a crisis of capitalism and the need for a revolution in economics. Two years on much work is in hand to reform global financial regulation, but it is not clear that the crisis will produce change as radical as initially supposed. Adair Turner will argu
Absolute Beginner #5 - Can You Take My Japanese Order?
Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! You’re on your way to a restaurant in Japan, and you’re so hungry you’re drooling. You’re so distracted by your hunger that you just realized you aren’t sure how to ask for something to eat in Japanese…or how to ask for a menu! Seeking help, you pull out your trusty iPod [...]
The History of The United Nations
The History of The United Nations - Founded in 1945, this international organization is committed to world peace and safety, as well economic development and social advancement. WatchMojo learns about the history and functions of the United Nations. (3:12)
TED415 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED415 Multicultural Education Session Six 02/27/11 Jeff Miller
Pythagorean Theorem Proofs
The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most well-known theorems in mathematics and is frequently used in Geometry proofs. The Pythagorean theorem states that in a right triangle the sum of its squared legs equals the square of its hypotenuse. (5:06)
Writing Introduction in SAT Reading Test
Writing Introduction in SAT Reading Test - Structure and scoring analysis of the SAT Writing section. This is a very brief clip. (01:17)
Four, Three, Two, Uno: A Card Game
21M.863 - Acting with the Camera Silent Film Project Joubert Glover Cydnie Trice Susam Virgem Ismael Olea
Osher Lifelong Learning spring preview
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt supports lifelong learning. Watch the Spring 2011 professors describe the upcoming classes. Osher is an organization that provides adults with educational programs, stimulating tours and trips, and a variety of social events. The program reflects the high academic standards espoused by the university on all levels. By offering non-creditkeep reading »
Corruption: The Economic Impact
Corrpution has damaging economic effects - Professor Joe Nellis outlines just how countries are harmed economically and socially.
Berenstain Bears-The Messy Room-Part 2
In part 2 of this video, Sister and Brother bicker instead of working together. Their "creative" solution is to shove everything in their closet. Mama finds the hidden toys and she gets a box labeled trash. Papa comes to the rescue. This is a good companion teaching resource for reading Berenstain books in the classroom. It helps to bring literary characters to life (5:24).
21L.705 Major Authors: Oscar Wilde and the '90's (MIT)
At this distance Oscar Wilde seems not only to be on the threshold between centuries and between cultural-systems: in many ways he seems to be the threshold. His aesthetics look backwards to the aestheticism of Pater and the moral sensibility of Ruskin, and they look forward to Modernism. His antecedents are 18th century playwrights, and he opened a path of irony and structural self-reflexivity that leads to Beckett and Tom Stoppard. He was Irish but achieved his great successes in England. Argu
George Will on America, Politics, and Baseball
Author and syndicated columnist George Will talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of the country, the nature of politics, and at the end, a little about baseball. The conversation begins with Will discussing his career and how someone with a Ph.D. from Princeton got involved in politics and then writing. Will then discusses the current political environment and how little some things have changed in politics. Other topics include the future of journalism and Will's predictions fo