Winston Churchill Biography, Part 1
In this 4:21 minute video, is about the life of the former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. It tells of the events he was involved, especially those surrounding World War Two and the German Nazi invasion of Europe and the bombing of England and building of concentration camps that saw millions of Jews killed. The images of Churchill are good, but a timeline is needed to help the students place his actions properly.
Wind Energy Basics
This video provides an overview of the National Wind Technology Center and its research. "We have been harnessing the wind's energy for hundreds of years. From old Holland to farms in the United States, windmills have been used for pumping water or grinding grain. Today, the windmill's modern equivalent—a wind turbine—can use the wind's energy to generate electricity." (05:49)
National Geographic-Jellyfish Have No Brains, No Heart, and No Blood
These magical floating marine creatures, which consist of 90% water,
have fascinated people for centuries! Jellyfish are not actually fish,
and are scientifically known as Cnidarians. What is truly remarkable
about these animals is that they are have no structured organ systems, heart, brain, or breathing apparatus! Yet they move like silent mysterious ghosts in oceans all over the world and survive by stinging and killing prey with their lethal tentacles and digesting them
Diane Ravitch on education reform and misguided reformers - part 1
In an interview with TOP-Ed co-host Kathy Baron, Ravitch, author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System, blasts No Child Left Behind, as well as excessive testing. A must watch for teachers who want to hear what a researcher and former member of the Republican Party's education insider group says in this eight minute video.
The Photosynthesis Song! Learn How Plants Make their Food
In this video, students will learn about photosynthesis through a cute song with illustrations. When we breathe, we take in oxygen and give out carbon dioxide and water vapor. Nature has a wonderful way to maintain equilibrium to make sure there is always enough oxygen to keep us alive. This is how plants help us through a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the process by which plants use up carbon dioxide from the surrounding air and water in the presence of sunligh
Degenerate Perturbation Theory
helium revisited, two-fold degeneracy, and a short-cut
The Skeletal System by StudyJams
Your skeleton gives your body a supporting frame and protects your internal organs. The skeletal system is attached to the muscular system, and they work together, allowing your body to move. Learn more about the skeletal system with this slide show from StudyJams. Detailed images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.
Integer row row row your boat song
This is a short video that uses the song in the title to help teach students a simple way to memorize working with integers and signs.
Eric Whitacre: A Virtual Choir 2,000 Voices Strong
In a moving and madly viral video last year, composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world. He talks through the creative challenges of making music powered by YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, "Sleep," with a video choir of 2,052. The full piece premiered on YouTube. (14:35)
Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 2.0, 'Sleep'
The 2011 Virtual Choir video features 2052 performances of 'Sleep' from 1752 singers in 58 countries, individually recorded and uploaded to YouTube between September 2010 and January 2011.
Eric Whitacre is one of the most performed composers of his generation. After creating and conducting the "virtual choir" in 2010 -- hundreds of voices from around the world singing together on YouTube -- he's back with a larger, even more ambitious work: "Sleep." His inspriational story from TED
Claron McFadden: Singing the Primal Mystery - Aria
"The human voice: mysterious, spontaneous, primal." With these words, soprano Claron McFadden invites us to explore the mysteries of breathing and singing, as she performs the challenging "Aria," by John Cage. (10:55)
pearl jam - footsteps (live)
[Music] Pearl Jam - Footsteps [live, 30.10.99] Acoustic live version of this great song, b-side of 1991.
Authors@Google: Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel
Authors@Google present Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel: "More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty." In their new book, Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel discuss how to solve one of the most important questions in aid economics: how do you figure out where to spend your dollars in order to get the best results? Too often aid money is allocated by hope, by guesswork, or [in the worst cases] by corruption. How can donors tell if their money is doing as much good as
Professor Wolfgang Wippermann: Antisemitism and Racism in German Textbooks 1919-1945
Professor Wolfgang Wippermann, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany: Extermination by Education: Antisemitism and Racism in German Textbooks 1919-1945 The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 1 -- Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Racism and Antisemitism in the 19th and 20th Centuries -- the Prelude to Destruction http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Professor David Bankier: Dialectics of Holocaust Uniqueness and its Negation
Professor David Bankier, Director, International Research Institute, Yad Vashem: Dialectics of Holocaust Uniqueness and its Negation The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 1 -- Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Racism and Antisemitism in the 19th and 20th Centuries -- the Prelude to Destruction http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Major General Ido Nechushtan: IDF Trips to Poland
Major General Ido Nechushtan -- Commander of the Air Force, Israel Defense Forces, Israel: Witnesses in Uniform - Confronting the Past - IDF Trips to Poland The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Day 3 -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Professor Yehuda Bauer - Academic Advisor, Yad Vashem: The Holocaust and the State of Israel
The 6th International Conference on Holocaust Education Teaching the Shoah -- Fighting the Racism and Prejudice Closing Session -- Thursday, July 10, 2008 http://www1.yadvashem.org/yv/en/education/conference/2008/index.asp
Holocaust Survivor Testimony :Andrei Călăraşu
Andrei Călăraşu was born in 1922 in Botosani, Romania as Bernard Grupper, son of Zalman and Eti. He grew up in Jassy, where his mother passed away. On 29 June 1941, with the German invasion of Russia, Bernard, his father and his brother, Paul, were taken to the local police courtyard. At midnight, they were marched to the train station where German and Romanian soldiers pulled gold teeth from their mouths, and cut off fingers bearing gold rings. The three men were placed into a closed carri
Tower Bridge 27663_007 TOWER BRIDGE, London. Aerial view of Tower Bridge, Tower of London, River Thames, Greater London Authority Building and The Shard.
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TOWER BRIDGE, London. Aerial view of Tower Bridge, Tower of London, River Thames, Greater London Authority Building and The Shard.
Nassim Taleb on Living with Black Swans
Nassim Taleb is a literary essayist, hedge fund manager, derivatives trader and professor of risk engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of New York University. But he is best known these days as the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. During a recent visit to Wharton as part of The Goldstone Forum, he spoke with Wharton finance professor Richard Herring -- who taught Taleb when he was a Wharton MBA student -- about events in the Middle East, the oil supply, investin