Welcome Week 2011 Pride & Spirit Event
The Pride & Spirit event has become a new tradition at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. As one of the cornerstone events of Welcome Week, first-year students are brought together to learn cheers and school songs. This event ends with the entire class of over 5,000 students forming the "M" on the field of TCF Bank Stadium. Learn more about Welcome Week at www.ofyp.umn.edu.
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This motivational video highlights the work of Tom Goodson.  Mr. Goodson has helped generations of children learn a love of games and sports.  He has volunteered at Pomeroy Elementary School for thirty years providing a fun, motivational activity featuring structured play and teaching good sportsmanship qualities.  Mr. Goodson believes that all children are winners, and he is loved and respected in his community.  ( 2:20)
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In a meaty lecture that serves as a concise and comprehensive primer on the twin challenge of energy and environment, John Holdren lays out the difficult options for contending with a world rapidly overheating.

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TED415 Session 8 Fall 2011
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This video features a man reading Sarah, Plain and Tall, chapter nine.  Teachers could use this video in a listening center along with copies of the book for students to hear a fluent reader.  ( 8:40)
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The words appear at the bottom of the screen as they are being narrated by Jane Harvey. The words are highlighted in blue as they are being read. The book on which this animated film has been based was awarded The Caldecott Medal. (06:28)
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Explore visits the Ninth Ward district of New Orleans, where in August 2005 rising waters blasted through a levee in the 17th Street canal. Approximately 2,000 people were killed and $84 billion of damages were incurred. (5:20)
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The Chinese government has slowly been overhauling Beijing to erase any memory of the cities past is the subject of this 3:44 long video. It tells of some of the old culture and how the modern era has impacted it. A good luck into the ancient culture are shown in a visit to a small museum.
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Master Fa Qing is a philosopher, calligrapher, and Buddhist monk who believes that calligraphy and other spiritual arts allow us to simplify our lives, opening up a door to happiness in a world where complexity often works against it. (4:28)
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