Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains
Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains focuses on the tipi as the center of Plains culture and social, religious, and creative traditions from the early nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition examines the tipi as an architectural form, an expression of Plains artistic and cultural identity, and an interior space for domestic and ritual use. Tipi features more than 160 objects from the Brooklyn Museum's collection of Plains material, as well as selected works from other museums; objects by
Granny Gets the Point (1971) - extract
15 February 1971 was D-Day - or rather Decimalisation Day, when the British gave up their traditional pounds, shillings and pence (and guineas, ten-bob notes, half crowns and threepenny bits) in favour of what in theory was a much simpler system. But, as this film demonstrates, many found it confusing, particularly people like old Granny Collins (Doris Hare) who'd spent a long life with 'LSD' and wasn't about to change. This dramatised documentary, sponsored by the Decimal Currency Board, pred
Photos for use in the Classroom
How geograph is useful in the classroom
The Holloway Series in Poetry: Faculty Reading
The Annual UC Berkeley Faculty Poetry Reading Presented by the Holloway Poetry Series Lisa Robertson Geoffrey G. O'Brien Lyn Hejinian & John Shoptaw
Get Down to Business, Study Agribusiness
Text-only transcript: http://www.caes.uga.edu/global/media/texttranscript.cfm?vid=apJ16fL2FGc Study Agribusiness: http://students.caes.uga.edu/undergraduate/majors/agribusiness.cfm Amanda Eade's degree in agribusiness prepared her for a career as a sales rep for Dow AgroSciences' forestry and industrial vegetation management division. Graduates from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UGA have many job opportunities in the state of Georgia and throughout the U.S. ---- Am
A foreign landscape is revealed to a curious world by naturalist Mark Catesby. Interpreter Robb Warren talks about the man and his art.
The Deepest Living Fish
Humans have been fascinated by unexplored frontiers, such as the deep sea, for centuries. Meet an unusual creature, snail fish, discovered in the deep. Then join us as Wonderopolis takes a journey into the depths of the Mariana Trench to explore the deepest place on Earth. (1:07)
Have a go at encouraging biodiversity on a farm. Play on your own or against your classmates. The Buzz game has been developed to simulate changes you can make to a field over three years. Choose your field margins, beetle banks and bird crop and away you go! The BUZZ game is suitable for all ages.
Classic Sesame Street film-a bee!
This classic Sesame Street video shows real footage of bees on flowers. Some give close ups of bees getting nectar from the flowers. This video is certainly helpful in building background knowledge. This would be beneficial in conjunction with a lesson/unit on flowers and/or bees or as a companion to a story/basal about bees. (1:05)
A dilation is a non-rigid transformation, which means that the original and the image are not congruent. They are, however, similar figures. This video demonstrates how to perform dilations. (2:25)
How mental health law discriminates unfairly against people with mental illness
Institute of Psychiatry / Gresham College Lectures
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.Author(s):
New World English
The first English words spoken in Virginia were pronounced with a 17th-century London accent. Linguistics professor Anne Charity-Hudley explains the evolution of the American sound.Author(s):
Storm on the Horizon
The Civil War has its roots in the American Revolution. Explore the causes and conflicts in "Storm on the Horizon," a special two-day Colonial Williamsburg event February 18th and 19th, 2011.Author(s):
Topics in Pre-Modern Chinese History
A goal of this book and the course as a whole is to encourage broad, integrative thinking about history and human affairs. Readers are encouraged to compare Chinese history with the histories of other parts of the world and with contemporary problems and issues. Readers are also encouraged to think about the process of history making (i.e., writing) itself.
Poker and Strategic Thinking
In this course we will work from the idea that there is merit in a poker way of thinking when analyzing real life situations. We think the skills important to playing winning poker, and ideas behind these skills, have merit in other fields. The goals of the course are to introduce the use of ideas from the poker world in skills of life, business, politics and international relations. We will specifically delve into the use of poker in: 1.Strategic thinking 2.Game Theory, Risk and Business 3.So
World Wise Schools
program aims to engage learners in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness and encourage service. Students can email currently serving Peace Corps volunteers and build cross-cultural awareness by reading Culture Matters, the workbook used by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field.
Voices from the Field
presents 10 stories written by Peace Corps authors. Lesson ideas and student work accompany the stories, which are set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Poland, and Papua New Guinea. Stories and accompanying materials are designed to strengthen students' reading and writing, inspire students to create their own personal meanings and narratives, and broaden students' perspectives of the world and themselves.
World Without Oil
World Without Oil was an alternate reality game – when submitting their stories, its players pretended the oil crisis was really happening. We encourage teachers to do the same: to get "in game" and act to make the crisis seem real. Each day your students will immerse themselves in an exploration of a World Without Oil, and prepare their own "in-game" stories that they can contribute to the WWO online archive
Off the Map - Strangers from other Worlds.
This activity focuses on the kind of worlds some visionary artists envision. Using the Off the Map Web site as a starting point, students are asked to create a new planet or world and include descriptions of the creatures and beings who live there. How do they live? How do they get along? What are their cities like? How are they different from human beings? What do they look like? Students will also evaluate the potential successes and predict the possible failures of their imagined society and