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Human Augmentation
These two MIT Museum speakers hope you’ll walk away from their talk with a good case of augmentation envy – or at least a healthy respect for what technology can do for the human body and soul.

John Hockenberry has used a wheelchair for 30 years, since a car accident left him a paraplegic. He tells us the pub

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MUSC Weight Management Center- Focus Program
Focus is a 15-week weight loss program that combines both dietary supplements and a calorie controlled diet. Dietitian Laura Nance of the MUSC Weight Management Center explains more about the program.
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Countable and Uncountable Nouns - part 4
Thisfourth and last part of the introduction to Nouns covers the topic of countable and uncountable nouns.  Groups are shown of countable and uncountable nouns.

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Word Parts-Alpha Wheel -Part 1
Introduction to English words, word parts (prefix, root, suffix) and words beginning with UN and ending with ABLE.  The alpha wheel is a circle with letters around it that all words in the English language are built on.  Words

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Cracking the Maya Code
The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind a riddle: an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on stone monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. Because the invading Spanish suppressed nearly all knowledge of how the script worked, unlocking its meaning posed one of archaeology's fiercest challenges. Until now.  (52:48)
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The Pythagorean Theorem, Part 1 of 3
This is an introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem. Mr. Khan, the insgtructor, uses computer software for his demonstration. Although he uses different colors for emphasis, the screen is a little 'busy' so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen' to see all the information more clearly. (10:46)
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Pioneers - Schoolhouse Rock (Elbow Room)
A fun School House Rock explanation of the pioneers from the first arrivals in the US (immigrants) and their expansion across to the west and the Pacific Ocean. This is a great introduction to the concepts of immigration and the pioneers. (3:01)
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California Gold Rush: An Introduction
A two minute video about the causes and effects of the Gold Rush with insights into the American Dream of striking it rich. A good introduction, but clearly too short for anything else

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The People's Party - Late 1800s
This video is accompanied by text."The future looked bright for American farmers during the mid-1800s.  But increased competition from farmers in other countries, including Canada, Russia, and Australia, sent American crop prices spiraling downward. By the 1890s, wheat sold for 60 cents a bushel, and the price for a pound of cotton fell below 6 cents.
The quickly expanding railroad industry also played a part in breaking the spirit—and bank account—of the American farmer. Fierce

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Growing Up in the Great Depression
Quick overview of the difficulties people encountered during the Great Depression. A man tells his family's story of survival by stealing and moving from place to place. Would be a good introduction to the topic of the Great Depression and a possible essay prompt for students.

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8.871 Selected Topics in Theoretical Particle Physics: Branes and Gauge Theory Dynamics (MIT)
This course is an introduction to branes in string theory and their world volume dynamics. Instead of looking at the theory from the point of view of the world-sheet observer, we will approach the problem from the point of view of an observer which lives on a brane. Instead of writing down conformal field theory on the world-sheet and studying the properties of these theories, we will look at various branes in string theory and ask how the physics on their world-volume looks like.
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Killer Whales versus Grey Whale
A short video on Killer Whales attacking a female Grey Whale and her calf and how both sides you their intelligence. Very worthwhile and a nice introduction into whether the killing of whales should be allowed by mankind.

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Black American History
This video gives a brief introduction to black history in America. It has still images with narration.
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World War I
The central powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary engage France, Russia and Britan as allies. The results of this alliance is a war that last more that four years. This video is presented in a slide show format - with media from the historic period. Fighting scenes may be too graphic for younger students. (no narration)(vintage film)

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Destination: West and Central Africa
This video is a travelogue for West and Central Africa. The video shows many of the sights in those areas.

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Did you know? Technology Facts that are Amazing
This is a video with statistics that are a great way to get students thinking about the changing world. A must view for teachers, too.   (4:51)
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Giant Pandas
You may have seen pandas in the zoo.  They are one of the most popular animals in captivity, and are often put in zoos to protect them from poachers and habitat destruction .  This professional video footage and narration from National Geographic shows these animals in their natural habitat, the remote forests of Central China. These giant pandas really know how to enjoy a meal and can eat for 14 hours a day. The video also shows a mother panda and her cub. Run time 02:31.
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Write Diamante Poems
This interactive tool helps students learn about and write diamante poems.  These diamond-shaped poems use nouns, adjectives, and gerunds to describe either one central topic or two opposing topics (for example, night/day or winter/spring). Examples of both kinds of diamante poems are available on line or can be printed out. 
Diamante poems follow a specific format that uses nouns on the first and last lines, adjectives on the second and fourth lines, and gerunds in the third and fifth l

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Introduction to Colonialism in Africa
An introduction to the colonization of Africa by European imperial powers such as France and Great Britain. It talks about how imperialism in Africa started and how it has created a dependence situation and instability.

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The Changing World of Charles Dickens - clip only
This brief overview of the age of Dickens provides a good introduction to Dickens' Oliver Twist, in which he attempts to expose the inhumanity and injustices he saw around him.  Drawings and paintings with narration, and interspersed reenactment.  (1:29 min.)
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