California for Classrooms
This US States learning video for kids explores California! Known as the Golden State, California is a state with amazing places like Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles. California is also home to the Redwood National Park and Mount Whitney! (08:40)

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How Using Algorithms Can Worsen Inequality
Algorithms used in public service systems can worsen inequality for the most vulnerable, according to a new book.
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Women in Prison: more troubled than troublesome [Audio]
Speaker(s): Baroness Corston | The overwhelming majority of women in our prisons are serving very short sentences for non-violent offences frequently associated with mental ill health, abuse, addiction and poverty. Every year, about 17,000 children are affected by their mothers’ imprisonment, and, far too often, the family link is broken forever. Jean Corston will re-visit her groundbreaking 2007 report on vulnerable women in prison, and discuss subsequent developments. Baroness Corston is an
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Looking Ahead: the 89ers and the future of the EU [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Timothy Garton Ash | On the occasion of the 1989 Generation Initiative’s third anniversary, Timothy Garton Ash will speak in broad terms about the future of the EU in the wake of Brexit, prospects for its reform, and how the next generation of European leaders must act to shape events. In an article at the height of the euro crisis, Timothy Garton Ash called on the young generation of Europeans to take ownership of the EU project. The response of students at the LSE Europ
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Indivisible Week 2: POTUS travel ban stirs public outcry ... and lots of questions
On this episode of Indivisible, we take your calls on the recent executive order by President Trump enacting a ban on travel to the United States from certain countries with heavy Muslim populations, resulting in a burst of protests across the country over the weekend. Law professor and director of the CLEAR project Ramzi Kassem clarifies the rules in place and who stands to be affected by them. We also talk to Betsy Fisher, policy director at the International Refugee Assistance Project, about
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Money talks: Bankrolling the hackers
Simon Long hears about a potential bubble in the market for Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies. Also: a report on how American ex-convicts are breaking into the job market. And, could Bollywood be eclipsed by regional rivals?
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Money talks: End of Austerity?

Analysis of Britain's budget with our Britain economics correspondent. What is driving the fall in tech stocks? And, is Harley Davidson struggling to fire on all cylinders?

Helen Joyce hosts. Sound effect: THE_bizniss (cc x 3.0)


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What is a Meme?
Diane Benscoter describes the importance of memes. Internet memes can be cut or funny but the original concept of memetics is more profound. Memes can be designed to create societal change by spreading concepts and ideas. (02:35)

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3.3 Division

Division is probably the most awkward of the four arithmetic operations. Since you may have a calculator, you do not need to be able to carry out complicated divisions by hand, but you do need to carry out simple divisions in order to check your calculator calculations. Division is the reverse process of multiplication. The quantity 12 ÷ 3 tells us how many times 3 goes into 12. Since 4 × 3 = 12, 12 ÷ 3 = 4.

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1.7 Evaluation

The preceding description of the history and development of this particular heritage site possibly gives the impression of some inevitability of development, and of a smooth, conflict-free transition from a derelict industrial site to a successful visitor attraction.

However, alternative approaches could have been undertaken. Some that strike me include the following:

  1. The site could have simply been surveyed, made safe and provided with one or tw
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5.3 Teaching and learning

Vygotsky proposed that through contact with other, more able people children appropriate new ways of thinking and doing. Indeed Vygotsky saw learning as best supported when there is a degree of inequality in skills and understanding between two people. People of different abilities working together can create what Vygotsky termed a zone of proximal development (ZPD) – the difference between what a child can do unaided, and what the same child can do with the help of more able others.


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The location of Pillanflatt Farm
Locating farm buildings whose disappearance pre-dated the earliest OS maps of the area
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Embedding Design Patterns in a Methodology for a Design Science of e-Learning
The discourse of research and practice in e-learning has been dominated by two extremes. On one hand, ethereal abstractions, which provide sound principles but do not lend themselves to implementation. On the other hand, detailed anecdotes which provide fascinating insights but pose a challenge to generalization. The void in between these two extremes calls for representations which capture transferable and modular elements of design knowledge. Design patterns originated as a form for democrati
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss processes upon and within, and internal structure of, differentiated icy bodies (primarily large satellites) in comparison with the terrestrial planets

  • describe the conditions that may be required to originate and foster life in an icy body and discuss the likelihood of their having occurred

  • recognise the moral and ethical issues of landing spacecraft on potential life-bearing worlds and app
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Gardening and Landscaping
As the presence of spring grows stronger, many people's thoughts drift towards their yards and gardens. The websites assembled below provide resources for, and information about, different aspects of gardening and landscaping. Although the pop-up ads are a little intense at the first site (1), persistent navigating will pay off because The Gardener's Network website offers a wealth of information about a variety of subjects including extensive sections on Flowers, Vegetables, House plants, Lawn
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Downtown Crown Point, Indiana, 1927
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A quiz about Britain
Questions in this test are drawn from British Citizenship testing. However they form a quiz about Britain which is of general interest.
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Fellowship artist profile: Dana Claxton (Lakota)
Dana Claxton (Lakota)
Video Installation and Photography
Vancouver, British Columbia

Through her art practice, Dana Claxton has critiqued many aspects of government, religion and consumer culture as they affect and disaffect contemporary Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the United Sates. She has produced many single-channel works, video installations and performances in the past decade. Pieced together, these projects form a subversive societal critique using traditional knowledge a

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Lord Richard Rogers: Architecture and the Compact City
Lord Richard Rogers is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, the recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985 and winner of the 1999 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal. He is also winner of the 2000 Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture, the 2006 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (La Biennale di Venezia) and the 2007 Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal. Richard Rogers was awarded the Légion d'Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991 and made a life peer in 1996. In 1995, he was the first ar
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Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XXIX, Summer 2002
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, Brownlee Lecture, In Gratitude, 2002 Fall Lecture Series, Call for Papers, Mimesis in Ancient Jewish and Christian Literature Project, Book Reviews
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