"Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2009"
"This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist
Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish
Lesson 11 concentrates on dealing with problems associated with languages. You’ll learn how to say which languages you speak and ask for help understanding what is being said to you in Spanish. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Place Values up to Millions This video offers great help to understand how to read and write place values up to millions. Place value, through million, is put on the screen. Then place value is defined, standard form is shown and discussed, expanded form is shown and discussed, and word form is shown and discussed. After looking at the different forms of a number, some examples are done using the pla
This video offers great help to understand how to read and write place values up to millions. Place value, through million, is put on the screen. Then place value is defined, standard form is shown and discussed, expanded form is shown and discussed, and word form is shown and discussed. After looking at the different forms of a number, some examples are done using the pla
The Solid Earth
Learn how the solid interior of the earth affects the outer layer through mountain ranges, volcanoes and plate tectonics. Get a better understanding of the earth and plate tectonics by viewing this video.
Velocity and Time
Unlike Lorentz, Albert Einstein was motivated to perfect the central ideas of physics rather than to explain the Michelson-Morley experiment. The result was a wholly new understanding of the meaning of space and time, including such matters as the transformation of velocities, time dilation, and the twin paradox.
Expectations for Success: Motivation and Learning
Teachers can enhance their students’ motivation by encouraging them to be thoughtfully and critically engaged in the learning process, by supporting their drive for mastery and understanding, and by helping them become self-confident. This 27 minute program takes a second look at classrooms seen previously to show how motivational techniques work in concert with other learning theories. Stanford University School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek adds her insight to this program
Red Bank Humanists - What Is Humanism?
Nine members of Red Bank Humanists in Red Bank, NJ comment on their understanding of Humanism. More info about the organization can be found at www.redbankhumanists.org , which cultivates rational inquiry, ethical values, and human development. R.B.H. is affiliated with American Humanist Association, Institute for Humanist Studies, and the Council of Secular Humanism.
The verb conocer (to know)
This video is very helpful for those students who are having difficulty understanding when to use conocer to mean to know. The words can be seen as they are said by the speaker. All conjugations are in the present tense.
Dia De Los Muertos / Day of the Dead Poetry Reading
This reading is done from the author Olivia Garcia. See vivid images that deal with the day of the dead celebration that takes place in Latin America. This video would be great for understanding the perspectives behind this holiday.
Me gusta and verb phrases
Learn how to use gustar along with an infinitive verb to talk about likes and dislikes. This video would be a great introduction to memorize how to use gustar as opposed to understanding the nuances between gustar and "to like" in English. Run time 03:25.
An In-Depth look at Spanish Prepositions
Understanding prepositions can be an advanced beginner or intermediate lesson in Spanish. This video shows some great examples as well as an in-depth explanation at the grammar involved with using prepositions.
Thomas Edison: The Light Bulb
Thomas Edison's most famous invention, the light bulb, paved the way for modern life. This is a short video about one invention, the light bulb, but adds little to understanding his life. It is interesting for teachers to use as it shows that the light bulb required electricity and that means even more problems to solve.
The Solar Sea
Geologists investigate an 800-million-year-old rock record of sun activity in an ancient Australian lake bed, and fabulous ground and satellite photography of the aurora borealis all contribute to an understanding of earth's relationship to the yellow dwarf star we know as the sun.
Fate of the Earth
New theories about the global consequences of a "nuclear winter" and an "ultra-violet spring" are revealed in this final episode that explores the role of life in shaping earth and its future.
EarthDay Videos: A Variety of Issues
This collection offers an excellent one on the history of Thoreau as well as vidoes on global warming, authors, getting active, EarthDay, and more. All of them are excellent in quality, but some are long and all of them need ancillary materials to make the messages more useful. Maps, a word wall and other aids are recommended. Walden was the best one I found for older students. All videos together are 1 hour run time.
10 Ways the World Will End: The Big Freeze
This video shows how the next Ice Age could start and its impact on the Earth. Very well done with excellent graphics. A good way to explore the impact of global warming. Not for younger students. Shows impact of freezing on humans, too.
Turning Point: State of the Earth and a Shift in Public Opinion
Green is going mainstream. A shift in public opinion has made climate change a political issue and businesses see that going green means more money for them. This professionally produced movie discusses how public opinion has helped the world take steps to fight global pollution and reduce carbon emissions. (6:09)
Conserving Energy by Using More Natural Light into Your Home
Learn how to conserve energy by letting more natural light into your
new home. Blending natural light fixtures into house lighting design
helps boost mental, increases positive thought and physical health,
saves on energy costs and is the new eco-friendly way to go.
The sun makes colors seem more intense, less muted, and the light
creeps into corners and makes a room feel larger, airier and more fresh.
With increased energy costs and concerns about the glo
Air- State of the Earth
On certain days, 25 percent of Los Angeles smog is from Asia, which travels over the Pacific in huge brown clouds at the rate of 6,000 miles in 3 days! This movie discusses how air pollution is a global problem. Run time 05:07.