21L.451 Introduction to Literary Theory (MIT)
This subject focuses on the ways in which we read, providing an overview of some of the different strategies of reading, comprehending and engaging with literary texts developed in the twentieth century. The course is organized around specific theoretical paradigms. In each case our task will be, first, to work through the selected reading in order to see how it determines or defines the task of literary interpretation; second, to locate the limits of each particular approach; and finally, to tr
21M.220 Early Music (MIT)
Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. This course examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. It includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England. Instruction focuses on methods and pitfalls in studying music of the distant past. Students' papers, problem sets, and presentations explore lives, genres, and works in depth. Works are studie
Geograph reaches Three Million Pictures
Geograph having over 3 million live images on its website!
Students and the stress of Multitasking Whilst it may be great that we can do a number of things at once on our computers and smart phones, there is a growing phenomenon happening amongst professionals and students who are facing burn out because they never switch off from their digital worlds. This is a big deal for young professionals and students and is a great starting point to discuss the importance of relaxation and switch off time in our lives. Many profe
Whilst it may be great that we can do a number of things at once on our computers and smart phones, there is a growing phenomenon happening amongst professionals and students who are facing burn out because they never switch off from their digital worlds.
This is a big deal for young professionals and students and is a great starting point to discuss the importance of relaxation and switch off time in our lives. Many profe
An Austrian Defense of the Euro Theorists of the Austrian School have focused considerable effort on elucidating the ideal monetary system for a market economy. On a theoretical level, they have developed an entire theory of the business cycle that explains how credit expansion unbacked by real saving and orchestrated by central banks via a fractional-reserve-banking system re
1. Introduction: The Ideal Monetary System
Theorists of the Austrian School have focused considerable effort on elucidating the ideal monetary system for a market economy. On a theoretical level, they have developed an entire theory of the business cycle that explains how credit expansion unbacked by real saving and orchestrated by central banks via a fractional-reserve-banking system re
Social Impact of Martin Luther Part 2
In 1525, the peasants of Germany took Martin Luther's teachings on spiritual equality to their logical conclusion and rebelled against their betters. Length 3:57
Did the Irish Discover America?
This video clip questions whether or not Ireland’s St. Brendan reached North America nearly 1,000 years before Christopher Columbus’ voyages. (3:16)
Earth Today 1998 Introduction
The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of the planet. We are now able to look at the Earth as a whole, and observe how its atmosphere, oceans, land masses, and life interact as global systems. Earths atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Monitoring the Earth in near real time allows us to get an up to date picture of conditions on our planet. More SVS visualizations for the Earth Today ex
Maandopening axeneiland : De poes Met behulp van dit blad kunnen leerlingen het axendier van de maand gaan voorstellen in andere klassen. Het axendier van de maand is de poes.
Met behulp van dit blad kunnen leerlingen het axendier van de maand gaan voorstellen in andere klassen. Het axendier van de maand is de poes.
Casey Cares Partnership
Casey Cares Foundation is a special partner to the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, providing games and activities for patients during their hospital stays and helping them continue to be kids, even when battling an illness. In this video, volunteers from Casey Cares Foundation decorate t-shirts and distribute pajamas to patients during the monthly "Kami's Jammies" party. Even something as simple as new pajamas can brighten a child's day when they are facing a hospital stay.
Job Interviews is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio. Interviews are still the most commonly used method for assessing a person’s suitability for a job. In the UK 99 per cent of employers use selection interviews to recruit
Mongolian Song - Ode to Auspiciousness Lunar New Year Gala 2011]
This song is sung by Anda band, the best Mongolian throat singing band in China. The music is written by Se Enkhbayar (色 恩克巴雅尔), one of the most well-known ethnic Mongolian Chinese musicians. The singers used two traditional Mongolian singing techniques in this song. [3:08]
English lyrics translated from Mongolian:
Auspicious and wish-fulfilled life blessed by skylights,
Splendid and gorgeous yurt roofs,
Doors and windows made by purple sandalwoods.
Mongolian khoomii artist sings in two techniques at the Khoomii Symposium 2009 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. This song's name is Siilen buur. The throat singer's name is Mendbayar and he is one of the first professional throat singers of the world. [1:42]
ISS Update - June 26, 2012
The International Space Station video update for June 26, 2012.
Breakingviews: Split is no panacea for News Corp's woes
June 26 - Spinning off the scandal-hit publishing arm could make the movie and broadcasting businesses more profitable, but rehabilitation will be slow with Murdoch at the helm.
Breakingviews: Facebook's gender bend
June 26 - Breakingviews columnists discuss the appointment of COO Sheryl Sandberg as Facebook's first female director and what it means for women fighting for greater representation in the boardroom.
Nouns and Adjectives: ( An Interactive Game)
In this interactive game, students identify common and proper nouns, adjectives, and comparative adjectives. ( This link is for an interactive game and may take a few minutes to load.)
Alumni Profile: HE Sheikh Mohamed Althani SEP50(2002), President, Qatar-Connect
HE Sheikh Mohamed Althani SEP50(2002) reflects on his career and time at the School.