The Puritan Religion
As the Puritans migrated from England to the New World, they had a clear vision of what their churches should be like. Membership was restricted to those who could present evidence that they had experienced “saving grace.” This most often included a compelling description of some extraordinary experience that indicated intimate contact with God. Only those who could submit this proof were considered “visible saints” and allowed full membership in the church. In the early seventeenth cent
Founding in 1994at the George Mason University, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service - STATS is a resource that highlights the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. The goals of the utility are to correct scientific misinformation in the media and in public policy resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies. Resourc
Spiders Alive! Opens July 28
Discover some of the most versatile animals on the planet in SPIDERS ALIVE!, a new immersive exhibition opening at the American Museum of Natural History on July 28, 2012. In SPIDERS ALIVE!, you'll have the chance to examine spiders' anatomy, behavior, silk, and venom as you encounter live spiders representing some 20 different species. See the goliath bird eater, one of the largest spiders in the world; the fishing spider, which senses prey by resting its front legs on the surface of the water
New World Exchanges between Indians, Europeans
Indians in the colonies and the impact Europeans had on them is the theme of this video. The exchange of ideas, animals, plants is shown. Also negatives such as germs is explained. Students need to have a graph or table of these so that they can keep track as the video moves rapidly.
Mexico: Cinco de Mayo and the Reign of Maimilian
(3:45) A closer look at the victory for Porfirio Diaz, and the day that became Cinco de Mayo. The fight with the French is explained and the personalities involved discussed. A good introduction into this war and the reason Cinco de Mayo is celebrated.
In this clip, Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic as it plays the Overture to Beethoven's Fidelio (the later title given to his only opera, originally called Leonore).
The Bill of Rights
Do you know your rights? Professor of Law Henry Chambers explains the lasting wisdom of the Constitution's first 10 amendments.
Reading comprehension, writing: The Geneva Convention
You learn to understand a text about legislation for asylum seekers. You learn how to express information in writing.
A Bouncing We Will Go
In video, a librarian sings "A Bouncing We Will Go", using a baby doll to demonstrate the appropriate motions. (:52)
2.011 Introduction to Ocean Science and Engineering (MIT)
This course is an introduction to the fundamental aspects of science and engineering necessary for exploring, observing, and utilizing the oceans. Hands-on projects focus on instrumentation in the marine environment and the design of ocean observatories for ocean monitoring and exploration. Topics include acoustics, sound speed and refraction, sounds generated by ships and marine animals, sonar systems and their principles of operation, hydrostatic behavior of floating and submerged bodies geare
Fundamentals of Materials Science: Diffusion
This set of animations provides an introduction to the mechanisms and driving forces of diffusion. It demonstartes some of the processes in which it is observed. From TLP: Diffusion
How To Teach Literature
This video lesson describes the basics of teaching literature and how to make it fun to teach, for the student and for the teacher as well. It is very basic and does not offer many specific examples. The video is in lecture format with an instructor standing in front of a dry erase board. (02:29)
Introduction to Magnetism
What is a magnet? This video is a great introduction to the concept of magnetism. It explains what magnetism is and how it occurs, and describes five types of magnetism and their properties. (6:14)
US Hispanic Population Soars According to Census
This 2:20 video deals with the many changes that the expansion of the Hispanic population has made in community and in elections. Some negative comments are made by sources, but the video does open the opportunity for students to have a debate on this subject as well as explore how the Electoral College works in presidential elections.
Music Key Signatures Explained
This is an excellent teaching tool for high school and and advanced musical instumentalist.
Five Most Common Back to School Fears
A CBS mini-special, this news broadcast goes over the fears that many students have when going back to school. A parent magazine editor goes over these fears and how to overcome them. Just for primary and elementary. Some interesting ideas such as taking a picture of child with teacher. A four minute video. Good for parents as well as teachers who might not have thought of things such as a student's fear of getting hungry.
Math Strategies: Percents and Fractions
A short student produced video tutorial on Finding Percents for Decimals and Fractions.
Blue Screen Repair with Recovery Console
Do Not run this scan on a hard drive that is working.
This will show you how to run a chkdsk scan on your drive to help with blue screen repair.
Recovery Console Download ISO file. (4:43)
Longitudinal Data Analysis
Organised by ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, to be held at Centre for Applied Statistics, Lancaster University Lancaster United Kingdom from 2009-05-05 to 2009-05-06