Authors@Google: Gary Shteyngart
Writer Gary Shteyngart discusses his book "Super Sad True Love Story" with Erika Choung at Google's New York, NY office. This event took place on January 13, 2012, as part of the Authors@Google series. Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. His debut novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His second novel, Absurdistan, was named one of the 10 Be
Aborigines of the Australian Outback
Watch this video to learn all about the Australian Aborigines and the history of their connections to the animal world. The video also highlights their unique way of leaving their mark, through stencils of their handprints on the walls of caves. (01:57)
Scrolls as Science Journals
Lab notebooks and field journals are essential tools for scientists. Quite often science journals contain so many drawings that they begin to resemble an artist?s sketchbook. Journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks are all systems that make meaning possible, but scrolls go further. Unravel the wonders of science while blending art into the ?picture? by incorporating this engaging activity into your curriculum.
Early Cartography of Panama & Darien
Due to its role as a world's crossroads, the Isthmus of Panama has been one of the most mapped regions in the Americas. Hernan Arauz examines some of Panama's most significant maps and their interpretation and how the feats of the early conquistadors, buccaneers, surveyors and explorers influenced the development of cartography there. Speaker Biography: Hernan Arauz is a Kislak Fellow at the Library of Congress, where he is studying descriptive and interpretative carto-bibliography of the maps
The Teaching Excellence Colloquium
The year-long Teaching Excellence Colloquium (TEC) provides ladder-rank faculty new to Berkeley with the knowledge, tools, and inspiration to achieve Berkeley's high expectations for teaching excellence while benefiting from becoming part of a cohort of peers across many disciplines.
Slope - Problem 2 of 3
This video is a continuation and presents an example that demonstrates how use the slope equation to find a point on a line when given another point. (2:04)
Lesson #037, Tuesday capire = to understand finire = to finish, to end preferire = to prefer To conjugate these types of verbs, you will drop the 'ire' and: io = add 'isco' tu = add 'isci' Lei/lui/lei = add 'isce' noi = add 'iamo' voi = add 'ite' loro = add 'iscono' Then to conjugate the verb 'capire': io capisco tu capisci Lei/lui/lei capisce noi capiamo voi capite loro capiscono
capire = to understand
finire = to finish, to end
preferire = to prefer
To conjugate these types of verbs, you will drop the 'ire' and:
io = add 'isco'
tu = add 'isci'
Lei/lui/lei = add 'isce'
noi = add 'iamo'
voi = add 'ite'
loro = add 'iscono'
Then to conjugate the verb 'capire':
Go inside Electronic Recyclers to see how they break down millions of
pounds of electronics every month. Everything from computers to cell
phones, TVs to Xboxes, comes through their doors to be crushed,
shredded, melted down and reused. A good video to help students understand the ramifications of dealing with used technology and, perhaps, start their own recycling efforts.
Running time 5:14 minute
Freedom Riders Challenge Segregation
In this video segment adapted from American Experience: "Freedom Riders," watch newsreel footage, archival photos, and interviews to explore how Freedom Riders made efforts to end the segregation of African Americans in the Southern United States. Even after the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled that the segregation of black and white riders on interstate buses was unconstitutional, Southern states continued to enforce local segregation laws. In response, members of both races decided to force t
History of Hip Hop
Gives a 5 minute introduction to how hip hop evolved and discusses the key players in its development. The video features interviews. Video has clarity issues, but is easy for older students to follow.
Técnicas Contemporaneas de Literatura (En Español)
En este video, la profesora Camila Mundaca habla sobre las técnicas contemporaneas como el monólogo interior y el soliloquio. Utiliza al poeta Edgar Allen Poe para explicar unos puntos. (4:15)
Josh Lewis: 2011 National Book Festival
Josh Lewis performs at the 2011 National Book Festival. Speaker Biography: Josh Lewis writes books. When he's not doing that he does other things, like sometimes he sleeps and sometimes he snores and sometimes his wife thumps him on his head to get him to stop and sometimes he rides the train and imagines what it would be like if all people had beards. "Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Massive Meatloaf Man Manhunt" is Lewis' fourth book for young readers but definitely not his last, because he
Faculty conversations: Reginald Thomas
Reginald Thomas, professor of jazz with the College of Music, talks about his upcoming semester. To read more, go to http://news.msu.edu/story/10290
What Goes Around Comes Around: Water Cycle
This resource guide from the Middle School Portal 2 project, written specifically for teachers, provides links to exemplary resources including background information, lessons, career information, and related national science education standards. The resources here will provide you with content information as well as lessons and activities to guide your students to deeper understandings of the nature of water, the need for and intricacies of its management, and why water management issues can be
What part does nuclear energy play in satisfying energy demands? This informational piece, part of a series about the future of energy, introduces students to the uranium atom as an energy source. Here students read about the history of nuclear energy, how energy is derived from uranium, and benefits of nuclear energy. Information is also provided about limitations, particularly disposal problems and radioactivity, and geographical considerations of nuclear power in the United States. Thought-pr
Scope on the Skies: Urban Legends
Urban legends become widespread from people simply not asking “Are you sure?” or looking into the topic and learning more before making a decision. But urban legends are also a great way to teach students to become good questioners—skeptics if you will—whenever they hear or read about these kinds of claims. A recent urban legend is generating interest due in large part to statements made by doomsday predictors, news media, and—coming to a theater near you—a movie celebrating our demi
Tree House Weather Kids: Rock 'N Roll Weather
This is not a streaming video but an interactive online book. It could be used in the classroom in numerous ways and at numerous levels. This book discusses why we have bad weather. It is divided into 4 chapters: "Tornadoes," "Lightning," "Floods," and "Hurricanes."
164: When spending hurts
You’d think that creating a more equitable distribution of wealth would curb the urge to spend on status symbols – be they designer handbags or flat-screen TVs – as the “have-nots” try to keep up with the Jones.” But new marketing consumer research shows that the people will pay the price to stand out, even if they can’t afford it.
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