Egypt's Golden Empire : The Last Great Pharaoh 8/9
For over 3,000 years Egypt was ruled by Pharaohs. But in that last sweep of time, one pharaoh stands out. He would reign for 67 years, command the largest empire on earth and capture the imagination of the world. His name was Ramesses (or Rameses). This documentary, which explores the importance of the pyramids to the Egyptian civilization, is suitable for middle school and high school grades.
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Egypt's Golden Empire : The Last Great Pharaoh 7/9
For over 3,000 years Egypt was ruled by Pharaohs. But in that last sweep of time, one pharaoh stands out. He would reign for 67 years, command the largest empire on earth and capture the imagination of the world. His name was Ramesses (or Rameses). This documentary, which explores the importance of the pyramids to the Egyptian civilization, is suitable for middle school and high school grades.
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Egypt's golden empire : The Last Great Pharaoh 2/9
Ramesses II had to face the invasion of the Hiitites and had to employ poorer weapons and an army of men from throughout the empire. He led the campaign himself. ( Video is well done and professionally produced.)

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Egypt's golden empire : The Last Great Pharaoh 4/9
Ramses struck a peace treaty with the Hiitites and married one of the Hiitite king's daughters. A new capital city was built (Per Ramses) that signified the beginning of a new empire while, in southern Egypt, tombs were being built in Ramses' honor with all of the riches of the empire. ( Video is well done and professionally produced.)

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Egypt's golden empire : The Last Great Pharaoh 3/9
During the great battle of Kadesh, the Egyptians were near defeat until re-enforcements arrived and saved the day. However, it only stopped the invasion and Ramses told the story of the battle as if they had a great victory and that he fought as if he was a god. ( Video is well done and professionally produced.)

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Egypt's Golden Empire : The Last Great Pharaoh, Part 5 of 9
Aside from his own tomb, Ramses built a most beautiful tomb for his chief wife, Nefetari. There is a great deal of information left on the walls and stone near the tomb of Ramses. (Video is well-produced and very informative.)

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Egypt's golden empire : The Last Great Pharaoh 6/9
At age 40, Ramses realized that his time was near and turned to his building program. He had every temple in the realm re-done with statues of himself as part of them. ( Video is well done and professionally produced.)

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Egypt's Golden Empire : The Warrior Pharaohs 1/8
A quote from the movie: "For over 3,000 years a story has lain hidden beneath the sands of Egypt. A story we are only now beginning to reclaim. It is a story of a time we call The New Kingdom. It left us the greatest treasures of the ancient world: an extraordinary legacy in papyrus, stone and gold. But behind these treasures lies an epic tale of real people: people like Ramesses, Tutankhamen the Boy King, and one of the most beautiful and powerful women of the ancient world, Queen Nefertiti." S
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Egypt's Golden Empire : The Warrior Pharaohs 2/8
A quote from the movie: "For over 3,000 years a story has lain hidden beneath the sands of Egypt. A story we are only now beginning to reclaim. It is a story of a time we call The New Kingdom. It left us the greatest treasures of the ancient world: an extraordinary legacy in papyrus, stone and gold. But behind these treasures lies an epic tale of real people: people like Ramesses, Tutankhamen the Boy King, and one of the most beautiful and powerful women of the ancient world, Queen Nefertiti." S
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Egypt's Golden Empire : The Warrior Pharaohs 4/8
A quote from the movie: "For over 3,000 years a story has lain hidden beneath the sands of Egypt. A story we are only now beginning to reclaim. It is a story of a time we call The New Kingdom. It left us the greatest treasures of the ancient world: an extraordinary legacy in papyrus, stone and gold. But behind these treasures lies an epic tale of real people: people like Ramesses, Tutankhamen the Boy King, and one of the most beautiful and powerful women of the ancient world, Queen Nefertiti." S
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Egypt's Golden Empire : The Warrior Pharaohs 5/8
A quote from the movie: "For over 3,000 years a story has lain hidden beneath the sands of Egypt. A story we are only now beginning to reclaim. It is a story of a time we call The New Kingdom. It left us the greatest treasures of the ancient world: an extraordinary legacy in papyrus, stone and gold. But behind these treasures lies an epic tale of real people: people like Ramesses, Tutankhamen the Boy King, and one of the most beautiful and powerful women of the ancient world, Queen Nefertiti." S
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The Roman Empire in the First Century - Episode 3: Winds of Change
Claudius rules; Britain battles Roman legions; in Judea, Paul tells of Jesus; Rome verges on disaster under Nero's reign.  Absolute power brings absolute ruin.  Law under Nero was brutal. (55:06)
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The Roman Empire in the First Century - Episode 4: Years of Eruption
Rival generals fight for control in Rome; Mount Vesuvius erupts; Emperor Trajan expands the empire.  (55:07)
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Ernest Hemingway and Bullfights in Spain
A reading of excerpts from Hemingway's novel, The sun Also Rises with footage of bullfighting in Pamplona, Spain.  The video talks about Hemingway's love of Spain which inspired him to write his novel.

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Literary Form: Using The Great Gatsby as an Example
Many importance concepts are explored here in reference to the Great Gatsby as an example. It is best if students have a word wall to keep track of the various example of the terms explained.

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The Great Gatsby
A unique retelling of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. This version of The Great Gatsby was originally used for a grade 12 english project.  Stick figure art work is used as the illustrations to go along with a summary of the novel.

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American Experience: Influenza 1918
Influenza 1918 is the story of the worst epidemic the United States has ever known. Before it was over, the flu would kill more than 600,000 Americans - more than all the combat deaths of this century combined. (52:53)
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Demystifying User Experience - General Assembly

My introduction to UX evening at General Assembly Sydney.

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1.5 ‘Radiative forcing’ as an agent of climate change

Since its first major report in 1990, the IPCC has used the concept of ‘radiative forcing’ as a simple measure of the importance of a potential climate change mechanism. The basic idea is straightforward. Any factor that disturbs the radiation balance at the top of the atmosphere has the potential to ‘force’ the global climate to change: it will either warm up or cool down until a balance is restored. The perturbation to the energy balance of the whole Earth-atmosphere system i
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5.1 Introduction

As we noted earlier, both the rational-economic and psychological perspectives on decision making tend to ignore the social context in which we live and work. We turn now to consider this social context.


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