This square contains a section of the valley of the River Calder, in which road, canal and railway run close together, parallel to the river, and there are a...
Learn Chinese via Mobile Phones
This course teaches Chinese language via mobile phones. As such, learners can access them anywhere, anytime. The course is suitable for both children and adults, Chinese and English speakers. The training pedagogy is that of the Imperial Chinese language training method, which had been used for over 2000 years to build solid language foundation. Research into how language was taught in Imperial China indicates that the elementary language education emphasized small chunks of rote-learning, model
Pathway To Dreams
This course is a self paced question oriented path to help you as an artist determine your goals, direction and your voice.
Opening an Hispanic restaurant
This lesson focuses on vocabulary and currency associated with food, restaurants, and menus. Students conduct research to create an authentic menu with a companion recipe books. The lesson culminates in short presentations and food samples.
Dance of the times: African-American expression of jazz
Explores jazz dance as a social dance form and a uniquely expressive art of African-American culture from the 1920's and 1930's. Students will learn about the complexity of African-American experiences that generated the dance and musical style. The activities develop students' understanding of jazz dance while integrating visual, audio, and kinesthetic learning styles.
From an Island Summer
'From an Island Summer' was created by choreographer Karole Armitage and video artist Charles Atlas. In 'From an Island Summer' Armitage and two other dancers perform her upbeat movements in two distinct sections. The first, dated August 27, 1983, takes place at Coney Island, at the beach and in front of refreshment stands advertising shish kebab and pizza. The reactions of passersby are incorporated, including those of a young man and a woman who are in fact intentional performers in the video.
Anges Rebelles, Les
"In six minutes, a conjuring trick combining special effects and the magic of painting enables us to enter the world of Jacques Brissot. It is a visual poem that humorously recounts the building of a collage inspired from artist Peter Breugel's 'La Chute des Anges Rebelles.'" Artist Jacques Brissot is shown adding to and retouching a large-scale collage work, lending insight into his compositional choices and his techniques and methods. Music is by Michel Arich, with Barney Wilen playing saxopho
Coffee Coloured Children
'Coffee Coloured Children' is a powerful exploration of the impact of cultural pressure on self-image. Based on the daily experience of mixed-race children, the narrator recalls the pain and confusion of her own childhood spent in an all-white neighborhood with a white mother and an absent black father. The work opens with a video essay showing adults and children of many ethnicities interacting harmoniously to an upbeat and soulful song with a chorus about 'coffee-colored people.' Through narra
At the opening of 'Freefall,' Gaby Agis is seen getting dressed in Western-influenced clothing. She runs through alleyways and streets. Meanwhile, on neighboring rooftops, women are dancing together across vast spaces. Agis eventually makes her way to one of these rooftops. In the second section, Agis and another woman are partnering together against a wall of aluminum siding. They bounce off one another and the wall. Following this, Agis makes her way into an area filled with lush vegetation. H
Trisha and Carmen
Burt Barr looks at the performance of 'Carmen' by Trisha Brown at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy Scenes include details of the ornate theater, both empty and with the audience stirring in their seats before the performance. Backstage, Trisha Brown speaks directly to the camera and prepares for the show with a makeup artist. In rehearsal clothes, a duet is shown over and over again. A woman treads her way across the space to her male partner, who slowly lowers her to the ground. This sa
EngineSim and RangeGames Downloads
EngineSim was developed at the NASA Glenn Research Center in an effort to foster hands-on, inquiry-based learning in science and math. EngineSim is a simulator that models the design and testing of jet engines. The program works in two modes: Design Mode or Tunnel Test Mode. In the Design Mode, you can change design variables including the flight conditions, the engine size, the inlet performance, the turbo machinery compressor and turbine performance, the combustors or burner performance, or th
Is there water on Mars?
Is there liquid water on Mars? By experimenting with water as it changes state and investigating some effects of air pressure, students not only learn core ideas in physical science but can deduce the water situation on Mars by applying those concepts.
Earth's Magnetic Field
The POETRY website explores solar storms and how they affect us, space weather, and the Northern Lights. A 64-page workbook of hands-on activities examines Earth's magnetosphere. Create a classroom magnetometer. Solve the space science problem of the week.
Geology and Human Health
This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series contains a variety of educational and supporting materials for both students and faculty teaching in the emerging field of geology and human health. You will find links to internet resources, books, teaching activities, and a group listserv, as well as posters, presentations and discussions from the spring 2004 workshop on Geology and Human Health.
Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century
This site from the "On the Cutting Edge" workshop series contains a collection of activities that can be used in undergraduate structural geology courses. The collection includes lab exercises, classroom activities, problem sets and more.
Solar System Animations
This site features Flash animations that illustrate phases of the moon, distances between planets, total, partial, and annular eclipses, and solar system formation that includes an example of the impact that created the moon. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
The Robinson House: A Portrait of African American Heritage
Pieces together the story of the James Robinson family from artifacts found in archaeological excavations around the house where they lived for nearly a century. An African American born free in 1799, Robinson worked in a Virginia tavern earning nearly $500 to purchase 170 acres of land near Bull Run. There he built a log cabin, and his family turned the land into a prosperous farm, making him one of the wealthiest African Americans in the Manassas area in the mid-19th century.
Introduces children to the areas of collage, montage and mosaic.
Peter Alfeld wrote this study guide for undergraduate mathematics students at the University of Utah. Alfeld discusses what it means to understand mathematics rather than just understanding how to solve problems, and how to approach mathematics in a more effective way. Links to comments, examples, and frequently asked questions are included.