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
"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
How Does A Parachute Work? Let's Make Sense of it with Science
Did you ever wonder how a parachute works? Let's make sense of it with science. A variety of pictures are shown as well as written/audio content. This is an excellent resource for a lesson/unit of flight and/or transportation and would work well in conjunction with reading non-fiction/fiction texts on these subjects. (1:50)
What is an Asteroid? Let's Make Sense of it with Science
Ever wonder what an asteroid is? Let's make sense of it with science. We all know the nine planets in our solar system, but did you know that there are other celestial bodies orbiting the sun? This video gives good facts about asteroids. A variety of pictures are shown as well as auditory/written content. This is a wonderful resource for a lesson/unit on space and would work well in conjunction with non-fiction/fiction texts about same topics. (01:40)
Facing the Giants: Accept Defeat
After missing a field goal kick, David's father tells him that he will not make the kick unless he believes in himself. The themes of self-confidence, encouragement, and insecurity are addressed through this movie clip.
Making a Liquid Xylophone
Students design musical instruments inspired by what they learn in an experiment with beakers of different liquids. In the "research and investigate" stage of design, they experiment to determine the general relationship between pitch (frequency) and liquid density. They use their results to draw designs for instruments that can create sound at several different pitches.
Weather is Frightful
Students are asked to explain how climate and extreme weather events affect people's lives.
Inside the News: Top Stories and Analysis
Aug. 8 - A look at the latest news that may affect the European markets, plus a trade idea, and a summary of Asia's trading day.
The Battle for Midway WWII
One thousand miles from anywhere lay a lonely outpost of coral and sea called Midway. It was here in 1942 where the U.S. and Japan fought one of the greatest naval battles of World War II that changed the course of history. And it is here again where Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard now leads a team of experts and four World War II veterans on the voyage of their lives. They’re on a race against time to do the impossible: find at least one of the five downed aircraft carriers. Join th
Lesson 2 - Rights and Responsibilities in the Declaration and the Constitution
At the end of this lesson, the students will: Identify key democratic ideals in the Declaration of Independence and constitutional rights and responsibilities. Choose and research, using text and web based information, a historical issue relating to civic rights and responsibilities. Identify at least two opposing viewpoints on the chosen historical issue. Correctly document the sources using APA format.
Summer Technology Camp
Armstrong students show kids that engineering can be fun and rewarding.
Egyptians protest border deaths
Aug 20 - Hundreds of Egyptians voice their anger against Israel over the killing of five Egyptian security personnel as Israeli forces pursued cross-border raiders. Andrew Raven reports.