Simple Justice 2: Social Science Evidence
This segment from American Experience: Simple Justice documents Dr. Kenneth Clark's doll test, which became important social science evidence in the Brown case.
Collaborating to Compete: Teens Come Together to Put Robots Together
Participation on their high school robotics team provides Colorado students with valuable lessons in applied mathematics and engineering -- and in the importance of teamwork. (4:23)
"International Reactions to the Coup in Honduras"
Rodolfo Pastor is Minister of Culture, Arts and Sports of Honduras, and, since the coup of June 28 that overthrew the government of President Manuel Zelaya, he has also been Visiting Professor of History at Harvard University. Pastor discusses the current political situation of Honduras, the Honduran political system, as well as the upcoming electi
TRMM Biomass Burning: Water Droplet Size and Precipitation March 1, 1998
Water droplet size correlated with precipitation over northern Borneo on March 1, 1998
Getting you into SHAPE!
Please help me find all my shapes. Let's Find the same shape Let's Help Bee put his shapes away. We are going to Help find the shapes! Can you tell me What is the shape and the color? What is the shape? ...
Basic Math: Lesson 3 - Operations on Numbers -- Part 3
This lesson works through typical operations done on numbers: absolute value, grouping, opposites, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and simple exponents.
3D painting turns perspective inside-out
Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/07/friday-illusion-3d-painting-flips-perspective.html
The Sun blows out another big flare and CME!
On August 4 at 03:57 UT, the Sun's surface exploded with an M9.5 flare, somewhat more energetic than the one earlier this week. It also blew out a coronal mass ejection - a wave of subatomic particles - and that is expected to interact with the Earth's magnetic field on Friday. We may get aurorae from it! [Note: on the video I said it was August 3: it was, in my time zone! Sorry for any confusion.] Credit: NASA/SDO/Helioviewer.org
Sid the Science Kid-"I'm Gonna Be a Big Rain Cloud" Song
One little cloud was dreaming out loud and this was her plan. I've got big dreams. I'm gonna make you proud. I'm gonna grow, and grow, and grow and til I am a big rain cloud. Key vocabulary words include water vapor and precipitation. This is a wonderful resource to build background knowledge for our young students and would work well in conjunction with non-fiction texts on types of weather and/or water cycle. (1:34)
Guide to the Records of the Trinity United (German) Church of Christ, Greensburg (Westmoreland Co.),
This microfilmed collection contains the records of the Trinity United (German) Church of Christ, located at 139 Main Street in Greensburg (Westmoreland County), Pennsylvania. This church was formerly known as the Second Reformed Church. The collection includes minutes, financial records, annual reports, letters of resignation, property assessments, and records of births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths.
Kids Tell the Story
History is in the hands of Junior Interpreters all summer long, as the story of the Revolution expands to include a kid's perspective. Pam Blount tells us how sites involve children in the 18th century and today.
STS.003 The Rise of Modern Science (MIT)
This subject introduces the history of science from antiquity to the present. Students consider the impact of philosophy, art, magic, social structure, and folk knowledge on the development of what has come to be called "science" in the Western tradition, including those fields today designated as physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, astronomy and the mind sciences. Topics include concepts of matter, nature, motion, body, heavens, and mind as these have been shaped over the course of
Nancy Folbre: "The Capitalist Trajectory" NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between
political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on
the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles
published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and
Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children:
Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2009), Who P
NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
"Neurasthenia" by Mary Robinson (poetry reading)
Neurasthenia is the old-fashioned name for what was later called ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and still more recently CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome). The poem is a rarity because it is in the voice of the patient. It is over 100 years old. But nothing has changed, as you can see from this essay by a learned doctor of the time: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2621644/pdf/jnma00852-0022.pdf The only change has been the name which reflects what doctors currently believe to be the
Generators: Three Mile Island vs. Hoover Dam
Students are given a history of electricity and its development into the modern age lifeline upon which we so depend. The methods of power generation are introduced, and further discussion of each technology's pros and cons follows.
South Koreans protest against Japan
Aug. 15 - On the 66th anniversary of liberation from Japan, thousands of South Koreans protest against Japan and North Korea by burning flags and showing off their taekwondo skills. Nick Rowlands reports.
Search & Rescue Dogs
Search and Rescue dogs are the silent heroes that help find lost people and pets. This selection contains actual video of search and rescue dogs with commentary by founder of International Canine Search and Rescue Services. ( 2:59)
Writing Framework: Recount Gr. K-2
Reflective Writing Workshop: Exploring the use of reflective writing as a method of inquiry and as t
In the current climate of post Dearing legislation, Higher Education (HE) programmes are being offered in Further Education (FE) institutional contexts where a fluid and dynamic framework for the critical engagement with the demands of professional practice is being seen to emerge. The materials that are offered here are designed to encourage HE in FE practitioners to work reflectively, creatively and critically with emergent notions of professional identity and practice style and to begin an a
The Rise of Al Qaeda. Guest: Peter Dale Scott Fall 2007
The Rise of Al Qaeda - Guest: Peter Dale Scott, Emeritus Professor of English, UC Berkeley. From IAS 180: Issues in Foreign Policy after 911 - Fall 2007. This course provides an opportunity to study and discuss issues and events having recent international impact and/or interest. The course will present a multidisciplinary perspective on specific subjects with the intent of linking students with the scholars and scholarship involved in understanding and explaining current international issues, e