Confederate vs. Union Soldiers
Where the soldiers came from, a third were immigrants to the country, and the differences between the two in terms of what they were fighting for and how they lived. Good insights that bring a human touch to understanding the Civil War. 2:38
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Electoral College Explained.
A few 20somethings are in a meeting and one of them explains the Electoral College.

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#244: The dragon's tango: China's growing engagement in Latin America

International relations scholar Assoc Prof Kevin P. Gallagher examines the growing influence in Latin America of a resource-hungry China, and the benefits and risks resulting from Chinese economic activity in the region. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.

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Population and Resource Distribution
Becky Forristal teaches seventh–grade economics at Rockwood Valley
Middle School, 20 miles outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her lesson focuses
on a population simulation that explores world economics, demonstrating the inequalities in land, food, energy, and wealth distribution in the world today. Using a global map on the classroom floor, students are able to visualize how resources are distributed in both wealthy and under–developed nations of the world.

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Reading Across The Curriculum Workshop 13
Gage Reeve’s class is learning new vocabulary in a lesson on global
warming. Students also use an idea tree to record main ideas and
supporting details and write their own questions to be answered after
reading the nonfiction text.

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Choosing Words Strategically Workshop 11
Caroline Cockman’s third grade class is learning how to revise
biographies using transitions and more descriptive nouns. A whole-group
exercise models the revision process, and small group instruction
focuses on students who need extra help in writing.

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The Greater Than, Less Than Game with Subtraction
Learn how to play and teach the greater than, less than game for practicing arithmetic with expert teaching tips in this kids math games video clip.  The game is well explained, and shows on the screen exactly what to do. This is a great resource to improve math instruction and mastery in the classroom and at home. (1:45)
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3.2 Herbicide tolerance

As you discovered from Activity 1, herbicide tolerance is the trait most commonly incorporated into commercial GM plants. A crop can be made tolerant to herbicide by inserting a gene that causes plants to become unresponsive to the toxic chemical. Before considering how the genetic manipulation can be achieved, it is useful to understand a little about how herbicides act.

Many herbicides work by inhibiting a key plant enzyme necessary for growth (if you're not exactly sure what this mea
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Daily Digit: Counting the costs of Bangladesh factory fire
Nov. 27 - Major retailers' supply chains are under scrutiny again as an industrial disaster highlights the poor working conditions in the factories supplying much of the world's clothing. Tessa Dunlop reports.
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Young melanoma patient shares positive outlook on treatment
By: mdanderson Brian Rose, a young adult malignant melanoma patient at MD Anderson, does not advise studying your cancer's statistics. Rose says, "If you see your name in those statistics, go ahead and believe it. Until you see your name on one of those studies it really means nothing." It's important to be surrounded by a team of family, friends and physicians that share your focus and do not be afraid to reach out for help.
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Workshop 8: Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force consta
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Patent Search How To
This is a simple, three minute video tutorial - training on using the www.uspto.gov site for a simple patent search. Would be interesting for students to see how the process works and also to check on patents given to people such as Edision. Great for added depth to invention and simple machine lessons.
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Historique du Risorgimento italien. 2. La monarchie libérale en Italie (1861-1896) / Philippe Foro

Historique du Risorgimento italien et ses formulations politiques et sociales. 2. Vie politique et système institutionnel sous la monarchie libérale en Italie (1861-1896) / Philippe Foro, Université Toulouse 2-Le Mirail, 3 octobre 2011. Cours filmé, destiné, notamment, aux étudiants préparant l'agrégation d'italien ou d'histoire 2011-2012.

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Swing Time - Rogers and Astaire
In this Swing Time clip you see the first true dance number with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers paired together. this film was made in 1936 and was a musical comedy set mainly in New York.  It was considered by many to be the best dance musical that they did.
 In this Swing Time clip, Lucky, Astaire, saves Penny's, Rogers, job by showing how much she has taught him.

The first true dance number with th

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Duct Tape Crafts: Duct Tape School Folder and Notebook
This 3:40 long video slowly shows students how to use a variety of colored rolls of duct tape into usable school notebooks. This would be an expensive project and the tape does easily stick to practically anything, so this requires patience and good coordination.
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Joichi Ito: Enabling Emergent Voices and Expression through Technology
October 17, 2011 Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab (USA) Enabling Emergent Voices And Expression Through Technology Respondent: Brendan Mcgetrick, Independent Writer & Designer (China) Moore’s law and the Internet have dramatically reduced the cost of producing and distributing information. This has greatly lowered the cost of collaboration and has empowered a qualitatively different “public” to think, express, and act without, or in spite of, central authority. These changes and advanc
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Kindergarten and 1st Grade-Basic Addition
In this brief video addition with manipulatives is introduced. This is a basic lesson showing 1+1=2 and 2+2=4 (00:48).
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Introduction

In this course you will consider key developments in the English language from the end of the fifteenth century to the nineteenth century. You will study how the social and political changes of this period affected the English language as well as the development of new tools and ways of thinking about language.

Firstly, however, some useful ‘tools of the trade’ – you'll take a look at some vital foundations of English grammar.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Leve
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Beethoven (Part 17 of 18)
Beethoven was a German Composer and pianist.  His music fell in a transitional period between Classical and Romantic music. Beethven studies with Haydn.  Even after his hearing began to deteriorate he still composed, conducted and even performed his music. (9:56)
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