"What the Ancients Knew" Roman Baths
Host Jack Turner explores a replica of the great baths in Rome, which was designed with an innovative heating system. This video explains how they are built and how they worked. Part of a series.
Kennedy on integration at the University of Alabama
Kennedy sends troops to integrate the University of Alabama
Growth of Cities
Cities up and down the state of California grew rapidly during the Gold Rush era. Some of these cities were veritable boomtowns: San Francisco, a small village in 1847, was a bustling city by 1849, just two years later. San Francisco's population boom even had an impact on its geography. One image from 1847 shows Montgomery Street on the waterfront; but a photograph taken in 1862 shows that the waterfront had been filled to increase the city's real estate, pushing Montgomery Street inland. South
This video segment adapted from NOVA examines ethanol, a cleaner-burning fuel alternative to gasoline, and the efforts to produce it more efficiently. Today, most ethanol in the United States is made from corn kernels. But converting corn into ethanol requires lots of energy as well as corn, which might otherwise be used to feed people and livestock. The video features research efforts to use less valuable plant matter, called cellulosic biomass, and microorganisms that may be able to accomplish
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The collapse of the Soviet State in 1991 was followed by Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev's declaration of the Chechen Republic's independence from Moscow. Concerned over the loss of its territorial integrity, Russian troops invaded the breakaway republic and a civil war ensued. In l996, Chechen rebels regained control of the capital, Grozny, from Russian forces, almost destroying the city in the process. Fighting in Chechnya continues to this day, although on a relatively smaller scale. The W
Touchable Holography It does not get much more futuristic than this: a demo of holograms one can actually touch. The holographic tactile display uses ultrasound to exert a pressure field - for example, it will exert pressure on the surface of your palm when virtual raindrops fall on it.
It does not get much more futuristic than this: a demo of holograms one can actually touch. The holographic tactile display uses ultrasound to exert a pressure field - for example, it will exert pressure on the surface of your palm when virtual raindrops fall on it.
Bears of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Electronic Field Trip
Bears of Yellowstone, Yellowstone Electronic Field Trip presents 40 photos of grizzlies and black bears fishing, traveling with their cubs, and in various other activities and habitats. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is prime grizzly and black bear habitat. GYE encompasses two national parks, portions of six national forests, three national wildlife refuges, private and state lands, tribal lands, and Bureau of Land Management holdings. Its18 million acres (28,315 square miles) are appr
National Science Week Posters
The Science Faculty Marketing Committee has for the last 4 years designed and produced posters to stimulate an interest in and curiosity about Science among primary school learners The posters are designed and created by scientists from the 13 departments in the Faculty of Science and the production and printing of the posters is funded by a Grant from SAASTA South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement The aim of the bright interactive posters is to create a resource for teachers
Office XP for Business
Manual to support students in using the Microsoft Office XP operating system and the Microsoft Office 2003 software suite. In many developing countries IS textbooks tend to be expensive despite the best and, I believe, sincere efforts of educational publishers to keep their developing country rates as low as humanly possible. This book (except for the Access section) has been released under the Creative Commons license, i.e. it is freely available for (educational) use to anyone who wants it.
Journey North Journals: Helping Young Minds Grow
This teachers' lesson offers tips on using Journey North journals to inspire learning and assessment. When students use journals to capture and reflect on observations, experiences, and data — and put forth opinions, predictions, and theories — learning blossoms. These records can also be great assessment tools because they offer you and your students windows into their thinking, understanding, and knowledge gaps. Finally, they can help you address pressures to integrate writing into subject
Changing Military Doctrine
General Pierre-Marie Gallois, often regarded as the 'father' of the French nuclear strategy, served with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) and with French president Charles de Gaulle. In this video segment, Gallois provides a perspective that was shared by many Europeans, including General de Gaulle: that to replace the strategy of 'massive retaliation' with 'flexible response' meant a weakening of the United States' commitment to defend Europe with nuclear weapons. In his in
Waiters in Sumner dining room, Pomona College
A group of waiters dressed in white uniforms with black bow ties stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a line in the dining room of Sumner Hall.
Sow the Seeds of Victory! Posters from the Food Administration During World War I
This lesson tells how Herbert Hoover, head of the new U.S. Food Administration, convinced Americans to conserve food during the Great War. Homeowners were urged to sign pledge cards to conserve food. Many observed wheat less Mondays, meatless Tuesdays, and pork less Saturdays. This website presents posters that helped carry one of the messages of Hoover and the Wilson administration: that Food will win the war.
Revolution 1989: what exactly happened?
How did the mighty Soviet empire collapse so quickly, so completely - and so peacefully? Victor Sebestyen is an author and journalist. This lecture marks the launch of his latest book, Revolution 1989: the fall of the Soviet Empire.
Human Rights & the US State Department
Ambassador Shattuck provides insights from his experiences as Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights in the Clinton Administration. Highlights include his analysis of the global events in the post-Cold War period which he states foreshadowed the attacks of September 11th . He defines two competing forces, the forces of integration, (
Guide to the Microfilmed Records of Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, Fox Chapel, Pa., 1863-1957
The records of the Pine Creek Presbyterian Church contain historical materials, minutes of session and meetings, name indexes, and cemetary records, 1863-1957.
Simplifying Rational Expressions
This video walk the learner through the steps to simplify rational expressions. Specific circumstances are discussed and several problems are modeled.
Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 2
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240--the invasion of Hungary and Poland.
Changing Mixed Fractions into Improper Numbers (sv)
How to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions. This video by Duane Habecker is part of the video collection at NextVista.org (http://nextvista.org), a proud partner of Curriki.