Breakingviews: Commentary on today's news
July 12 - Agenda-setting financial insight from Reuters global commentary unit Breakingviews.
Origins of the French Revolution (3:38)
King Louis XVI and the French nobility face a revolution of the Third Estate. King Louis tries to show a display of leadership, but in doing so the bank force him to hire a financial advisor. The fiancial advisor calls the the Estate's General, comprised of the clergy, nobility, and the people. The narration is easy to follow.
Like Mother Like Son
Students are asked to explain some of the inherited characteristics found in particular pairs of animals.
Jakobshavn Glacier Ice Flow (WMS)
Since measurements of Jakobshavn Isbrae were first taken in 1850, the glacier has gradually receded, finally coming to rest at a certain point for the past 5 decades. However, from 1997 to 2003, the glacier has begun to recede again, this time almost doubling in speed. The finding is important for many reasons. For starters, as more ice moves from glaciers on land into the ocean, it raises sea levels. Jakobshavn Isbrae is Greenlands largest outlet glacier, draining 6.5 percent of Greenlands ice
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Japan in huge rare earth find
July 7 - Japanese scientists claim discovery of vast deposits of rare earth minerals in the Pacific Ocean, but analysts say extraction is costly and may take decades. Arnold Gay reports.
Handout defining some of the key terms and techniques used in volleyball.
Opened in 2009 by Bill Gates himself. See the unique building design complete with helix, green roofs and the Randy Pausch Bridge connecting to the Purnell Center.
Royals glow in the dark on canvas
July 7 - A painting of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, showing Princess Diana hovering above, is unveiled in Beverly Hills days before the royal visit to southern California. Tara Cleary reports.
Heart Valve Replacement
This patient education program reviews the symptoms and treatments of heart valve defects, in particular, the benefits and risks of surgery. This is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
Níl Aon Ní
Quiz about the poem Níl Aon Ní.
Mathematics Diagnostic Test 05
A mathematics diagnostic test examining pupil's competency and attainment in the areas of: Test 5 Minutes in an hour, half hour, quarter hour, 2 hours etc. Time - a.m. and p.m. e.g. 20 past 7 in the evening is 7.20 p.m. How many minutes from 3.30 to 3.55 How many hours and minutes from 24 hour clock Analogue to digital clock Hours and minutes - addition and subtraction
The Writing Process
Outlines the steps involved in the writing process approach.
Training Montage from The Karate Kid Movie
In this clip from the movie, Karate Kid, Mr. Han prepares Dre for his Kung Fu tournament through a series of strength and technique exercises. (03:14)
Themes in this clip include:
Training, Dedication, Focus, Preparing, Coaching, Discipline, Hard Work, Perseverance, Persistence, Accomplishment, Fitness
Electrifying the World
This lesson introduces students to the fundamental concepts of electricity. This is accomplished by addressing questions such as "How is electricity generated," and "How is it used in every-day life?" The lesson also includes illustrative examples of circuit diagrams to help explain how electricity flows.
Celebrations at the birth of a nation.
Thousands celebrate on the streets in South Sudan, marking their long-awaited independence. Marie-Claire Fennessy reports
Libyan rebel parade
Libyan rebel forces parade through the western town of Zintan, celebrating advances against Gaddafi troops, Marie-Claire Fennessy reports
Carla Peterson: Black Gotham: A Family History
Part detective tale, part social and cultural narrative, "Black Gotham: A Family History of African-Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York" (Yale University Press, 2011), is Carla Peterson's account of her quest to reconstruct the lives of her 19th-century ancestors. As she shares their stories and those of their friends, neighbors and business associates, she illuminates the greater history of African-American elites in New York City. Speaker Biography: Carla L. Peterson is professor of Engl
Breakingviews: Why Soros is shifting gears
July 26 - Reuters Breakingviews columnists say there is more to George Soros' departure than SEC red tape, and threat of a U.S. credit downgrade exposes the mistaken idea of a "risk-free" investment.