The Coming of the American Revolution, 1764-1776
By investigating the lives and events recorded in newspapers, official documents and personal correspondence from the collection of the Massachusetts History Society, you will immerse yourself in the past and discover the fears, friction and turmoil that shaped the tumultuous times from 1774 through 1776.  Specifically, the website will 1) provide an easily understood chronology of key events leading up to the war; 2) present crucial documents relating to those events; 3) offer co
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ASIMO avoids moving obstacles: A Robot Built by Honda
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have given Honda's humanoid robot, ASIMO, has the ability to walk towards a goal position while avoiding obstacles. The robot's work is well worth a student watching and ideal for technology course.

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Recovery and Reconstruction in Liberia
Steve Radelet (Chief Economist, USAID) and Carrie Hessler-Radelet (Deputy Director, Peace Corps) spoke about the challenges facing Liberia in rapidly invigorating the economy and public services after 14 years of civil war. Appropriate policy choices should be based on data, best practices from other countries (especially within the region), as well as local community meetings.
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9.7 Evaluating strategy and presenting outcomes

Evaluation should focus on both the outcomes of the work and the process. Two critical questions guide evaluation: ‘Did we accomplish our goals?’ and ‘Did we accomplish them in an effective and efficient way?’ Your evaluation should attempt to provide answers to both. Thus you need to know how to:

  • negotiate and develop effective ways of presenting the work by using the skills of the group members;

  • assess the effectiveness of t
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Nouns in the Desert
Animals, plants, and scientists in the desert are presented in this segment that explores how nouns are used in written compositions. (04:07)

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Ferrofluid is a magnetic liquid. It is composed of tiny nanoparticles of
magnetic material. It flows like a liquid and attracts to a magnet. A
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Dr David Monkton looks at the place of the Eucharist in Methodism from the time the Wesley’s in the eighteenth century until. He does this by taking us through one of the eucharistic hymns of Charles Wesley: ‘Jesus we thus obey.’ He draws attention to the fact that Methodism, although ‘low church’ in appearances, is ‘high church’ in its theology. Moreover, it expresses its eucharistic theology mainly through its hymns. Other videos you may wish to look at; Why Study the Eucharist
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Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers
This is the second of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school and a tutor from a university. Both play distinctive and important parts in the teachers development. This free course, Mentoring and tutoring student teachers, examines each role in detail and explores the similarities and distinctions between the two roles. Whether you are a tutor or a mentor, effective teacher education relies on all partners worki
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Girodet, The Sleep of Endymion, 1791
NOTE: Front Male Nudity. Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson, The Sleep of Endymion, 1791, oil on canvas, 1.98 x 2.61m (6 feet 5-¾ inches x 8 feet 6-¾ inches), exhibited in the salons of 1793 and 1814 (Musée du Louvre, Paris) (02:49) Speakers: Drs. Beth Harris and Steven Zucker
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The week ahead: A war of words, for now

Are America - and the world - on the brink of war with North Korea? Our defence editor, Matthew Symonds, explains why Donald Trump's fiery rhetoric raises the risk of a catastrophic escalation. Also, a woman has a stillbirth in El Salvador and is charged with homicide. How did a miscarriage lead to a murder charge? And why rich Chinese are going glamping. Helen Joyce hosts. 


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After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the problem of green-house gas emissions

  • understand what can be done as an individual or household to lighten those emissions

  • identify how much of a reduction in carbon footprint is needed personally to achieve an environmentally ‘sustainable’ level of emission.


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4.2 Simplicity and complexity

As we have already discovered, the concept of ‘simplicity’ is not a simple matter. We saw earlier in the course that the simplicity of folk-song is not the same as classical simplicity, though both influenced the taste of Lieder writers. ‘Heidenröslein’ and ‘Wandrers Nachtlied’ are simple in quite different ways, both in their poetry and in their music. Many other songs by Schubert are much longer, much more complex, and treat the poetry with much greater freedom. This aspect of
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What's Mine is Yours: Infectious Collaboration
In this series from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Health Leadership's 2011 Annual Leadership Conference, you will learn how to build effective partnerships within communities and health organizations, and across sectors.
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Cat Dissection of the pectoral muscles, xiphihumeralis, pectoantibrachialis, latissimus dorsi, and clavodeltoid. Instructor shows how to find and separate each of the muscles very clearly. Very good video to review before beginning dissection of the chest region.
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Funny Speeches: Eye Contact
This video teaches the importance of keeping your eye on your audience, giving specific tips and advice.  Learn how to give a funny speech from professional speaker and communication instructor Tracy Goodwin in this public speaking video.
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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • appreciate key moral dilemmas about apportioning limited resources;

  • demonstrate an understanding of how heavy drug users test the limits of community services.


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1 Invention and innovation

The terms ‘invention’ and ‘innovation’ are sometimes used interchangeably, although the concepts are readily distinguished. As you will see here, it is helpful to make a distinction in the context of organisational analysis. First consider what you understand by the term invention.

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