"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 55 – Coffee Break Spanish
We’ll be continuing our study of the preterite tense in this week’s lesson and it’s time to take a look at some irregular verbs: hacer, ir, ver and dar in the preterite, so that you can talk about what you did, where you went, what you saw and more in the past. Members’ Materials | Purchase [...]
Systems and Subsystems, Basic Facts
NASA Connect segment explaing basic facts about systems and subsystems. The video also introduces the study of Earth System Science. (05:54) The video is slightly blurry at times.
Grocery School: Lunch Meat
How to tell what to look for in lunch meat. A good video to motivate students to take a look at what they are eating and how to shop with a sharper eye towards lunch meat. Samples of packaging to show the students might make this an even better lesson.
How Lie Detectors Work
How they work and the pros and cons of its use. This 2:14 minute video shows the problems that occur when used in court. Probably best used with a unit of study on character.
Wings of Love
While in Istanbul, Charles Annenberg Weingarten has the unique opportunity to discuss Christianity with the Patriarch of the Armenian Orthodox Church. The Archbishop shares the story of his path to the priesthood and explains why "faith and hope are like the wings of love." Run time 03:48
This forth part of the interview to George Gallup refers to the different activities religions groups participate in and to some statistics. He refers to other countries as well and to the ways in which religious group study, for example, the Gospels.
Tom Nairn Lecture 2009: Prof. Juergensmeyer - part 4
The topic of the Tom Nairn Lecture 2009 is ‘Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State’ and is presented by Professor Mark Juergensmeyer from the University of California.
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Blurring the line between fact and fiction, this six minute video shows the fictional home of Sherlock Homes as created in the Holmes Museum. It is intended to be part of a middle school unit of study:
Instructional Objective: After viewing this video students will be able to describe some of the items and characters from Sherlock Holmes mysteries, and discuss the question "What are the attributes which combine to make a person a world-famous legend?"
Aristotle Part 4
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
The American Revolution
This is an 11-minute video that explains both the geographical and political causes of the Revolution. This would be a good video to start a study of the war and includes primary document quotes. Best used with a map of the colonies so students could follow the evidence better.
Study Tips On How to Study Spelling
In order to study spelling for a spelling test or for general
knowledge, it can be helpful to read books about commonly misspelled words. The tutor in this video gives several tip on how to study for a spelling test and he explains how to use reference books when studying spelling.
Drag and Biomimetics
This is a NASA Sci Files segment describing how NASA scientists study the natural design of living organisms in order to solve problems in engineering aircraft. Produced specifically for students and is suitable for elementary and older students.
(This is an Emmy award-winning series of instructional programs that introduces students in grades 3-5 to NASA and integrates mathematics, science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), scientific inquiry, and the sci
"Endemic" - Definition and Usage
Simply defines and illustrates the word "endemic," with the example of kangaroos in Australia. Vocabulary study in context as a learning strategy. Voice-over, words on screen, cartoon illustrations. (:45)
Mobilizing for World War One
The many things needed for a nation to go to war. Words such as logistics need to be explained. This would be a good unit of study that ties in agriculture, too. Uses quotes to help explain Wilson's beliefs about getting involved after running on a platform of non-involvement. Propaganda used and examples given. Good video for many issues such as the Supreme Court limiting freedom.
The History of World War One 1914-1918
The History of World War One 1914-1918. This is a very short video that goes over the major events about the war. Real footage provides insights into the conditions. Good for students about the study this time period.
Breath of Life: Lower Air Pollution Extends Life Expectancy
A 2009 study finds Americans' life expectancy increased by 2.7 years since the late 1970s, with 5 months of that attributable to decreases in air pollution from cars and factories. Run time 02:10
What is a Cloud?
Some amount of the water in lakes, oceans, and even the water we use to cook, clean and drink at home; escapes into the atmosphere as water vapour. When this gaseous form of water cools down, or condenses, around tiny particulate matter like dust in the atmosphere, it forms little ice crystals that aggregate to form clouds.
The study of clouds is called nephology, and different kinds of clouds
are classified according to how ‘high’ they reach, or the length from
Rembrandt was a master of chiaroscuro (the effects of light and light's contrasts) and it shows in these paintings. Many different works are displayed but there is no explanation about the pictures.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606, in Leiden, the Netherlands. His father was a miller who wanted the boy to follow a learned profession, but Rembrandt left the University of Leiden to study painting. His early work was devoted to showing the lines, light and shade
The War of 1812
This is a short preview of a 45 minute video you can download. It has some interesting insights and facts and shows the true importance of this sometimes overlooked war. A good video to introduce the war or add depth to its study.