Seeing the wood for the trees
Dr Chris Hope says the issues of deforestation and financial compensation to encourage developing countries to protect their forests must be addressed at the Copenhagen talks. He argues deforestation is costing the world tens of trillions of dollars in its impacts and although geo-engineering devices can be used to redress CO2 emissions, the cheaper option is to prevent the tropical forests from being destroyed in the first place.
The Middle East Challenge in 2013
After the Arab Spring of 2011, is the Middle East now facing the winter of discontent? Many Arab nations are tasked with rebuilding infrastructure, revitalising industry and finding jobs for the growing mass of unemployed.
Criminal History in Ancient Rome
This History Channel clip is about a man who was murdered in ancient Rome. We learn how the Roman law system worked in ancient times when a man was murdered. Someone was accused of the crime and a trial was held. May be not useable for younger students.
The Lost Gods of the Romans
How the Romans acquired their Romes from other cultures. A good video for students studying this time period as it shows the transfer of ideas from culture to culture. This is a 23 minute video. Students might benefit from having a list of the gods mentioned and a map of the area so that the students could follow the video more easily.
California Gold Rush
Done with actors, this video shows the attraction and importance of the Gold Rush. The treatment of minorities is also described in the rush for greed. The importance to California statehood also is shown.
Italy is known for artisan techniques dating back centuries. This video visits studios known for their silver and marble inlay. There is an informative narration.
Brain Evolution And Information Explosion – Sanjoy Sanyal
This information explosion has got me thinking. When we want a particular piece of information, we have to search for hours. When we do not want something, we are flooded with millions of them. So I decided to show a link between the human brain and the current information explosion, that has led the information overload. This Sanjoy Sanyal, Professor and Course Director of Neuroscience in the Caribbean Part of this PPTX is based on the work of Professor Rudolph Hanka of University of
How To Study | Fundamentals
Studying For Exams Made Simple is an account of the study techniques
used to get A's in exams. Find out how to pass exams using effective
study techniques, study tips and good study habits. This is an eleven minute video that slowly goes over the ways to prepare for tests. An excellent video with plenty of examples. Slow loading due to its length.
Study Tips for Math
Tips to help you with your math studies including not doing too much on outside activities. The four minute video has "hot" tips such as getting a good rest. A talking head video.
History of Memorial Day
This 3:37 video goes through the wars that America has been involved in as the history of Memorial Day is reviewed. This is a good video to show prior to the holiday and to develop an appreciation for what the day stands for. Best used with a handout on the wars and the numbers involved.
Memorial Day Tribute
This is a slideshow tribute, set to music, to the Armed Forces of men and women who have served our country and fought for our freedom. (03:40)
2.72 Elements of Mechanical Design (MIT)
This is an advanced course on modeling, design, integration and best practices for use of machine elements such as bearings, springs, gears, cams and mechanisms. Modeling and analysis of these elements is based upon extensive application of physics, mathematics and core mechanical engineering principles (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, manufacturing, estimation, computer simulation, etc.). These principles are reinforced via (1) hands-on laboratory experiences wherein students conduct experime
BEEKEEPING MAKING YOUR OWN QUEENS
Thanks for watching another Long Lane Honey Bee Farms video and today we'll follow a frame of grafts for new queens.
Stop 4: The Seven Virtues
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Footage from the European Theater in World War Two
Pictures and other footage from World War Two. No narration. Little value without it as the time, place, and people may be unknown to most students. Of limited value.
World War Two Nazi Concentration Camp Footage
Nazi Original Concentration Camp Footage. This is nearly an hour long.It is quite graphic and probably best used only in brief views for older students. It does not have a narrative for all the footage. It clearly shows what the Germans did to the Jews and the many concentration camps in Germany, Poland, and other countries.
The Story of Nicola Tesla, Part 5 (Re-enactment)
Our lives today are dependent upon a bewildering amount of technology, much of which we take for granted. Indeed, some of that technology is so pervasive that we forget it even is technology.
Perhaps that's one reason why so many have forgotten the name of Serbian-born inventor Nikola Tesla.
Tesla endured a frightening number of injustices during his life. This is a story about Tesla, one of his inventions, and his extraordinary generosity, in hopes that he will not fa
Moving Pulley Problem (Part 2)
What happens when we pull on a pulley and the pulley is pulling on other things? Second part of what happens when we pull on a pulley. This video, which is suitable for high school students, starts with a black screen because the instructor, in his conversational tone, uses it as a 'chalkboard.' Instructor uses different colors for clarification.
Fair Health: Health Inequities Within and Between Countries - A Global Challenge
The 20th century has seen impressive gains in health and life expectancy in many parts of the world – but these improvements are unequally distributed. In every country, poor people and those from socially disadvantaged groups get sicker and die sooner than people in more privileged social positions. Not only is there a gap in health between the best-off and the worst-off in society, there is a gradient in health running between them. This gradient can be linked clearly to social and economic
Extreme Oil Drilling
The experts in this video discuss the difficulty in finding new locations to dig for oil. In order to get oil flowing freely in the cold tundra, hot steam is pumped into the ground using massive amounts of energy.(03:04)