Ancient Warriors - The Spartans; 1/3
This documentary video is a history of Spartan soldiers and is suitable for high school students. (Note: The video is purposely blurred in the beginning for effect.)
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1.1.4 Evaluating information

How well does the following statement describe your approach to evaluating the information that you use?

When I come across a new piece of information (e.g. a website, newspaper article) I consider the quality of the information, and based on that I decide whether or not to use it.

  • 5 - This is an excellent match; this is exactly what I do


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Mongol Invasion of Europe - Part 1
This documentary, which is suitable for high-school students, focuses on the Mongol campaign of 1240. (4:58)
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Who Killed Martin Luther King. Jr.?, Part 6
This is Part 6 of a documentary about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Michel Parbot. Suitable for middle school students and older. Former FBI agent and Ray himself are interviewed and perpetuate a conspiracy theory. (Amateur-ish video that still gets across much information to the viewer.)  (05:53)


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Virtual Maths - Numbers, Geometry 3D shapes
Diagrams and forumulas for calculating area and volume of 3D shapes cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere, hemisphere, triangular prism, frustrum, cone, pyramid
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March in memory of Holocaust victims
Thousands of Jewish people from across the world take part in the annual 'March of the Living', commemorating victims of Nazi concentration camps. Yiming Woo reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and interna
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Wuthering Heights: Context
This video examines the context of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.  Wuthering Heights is a tale of passion, a tale of
extremes. Published in 1847, a year before Brontë's death, it was not
received well by the critics of the time, yet today we see it as one of
the great Romantic classics. When reading Wuthering Heights we need

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Babbage: Break-ups
Embryos frozen during relationships lead to legal troubles down the road, and SpaceX loses a cargo carrier in the risky business of rocketry
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The cost of higher education: Four years out of pocket
Peter Capelli, Mitchell Daniels and Michael Crow speak with The Economist's Anne McElvoy about costs, benefits and improvements in American higher education
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Lesson 04 - One Minute Romanian
In lesson 4 of One Minute Romanian you will learn how to say you don't understand something. Remember - even a few phrases of a language can help you make friends and enjoy travel more. Find out more about One Minute Romanian at our website - http://www.oneminutelanguages.com. One Minute Romanian is brought to you by the Radio Lingua Network and is ©Copyright 2008.Author(s): No creator set

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Science Challenges - Announcement and Next Steps- Sir Peter Gluckman
Professor Sir Peter Gluckman is Chief Science Advisor in the Office of the Prime Minister's Science and Advisory Committee. He delivered this special lecture at University of Otago, outlining the 10 Science Challenges endorsed by Government and selected by the NZ public. He explains the process of selection, what the challenges mean, and what the next steps will be. This talk was delivered on Friday 3rd of May 2013
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Who murdered MG Rover?
Recent research by Judge Business School's Dr Matthias Holweg and Professor Nick Oliver, based on interviews with former CEOs, top managers, government and trade union officials showed that the British car company MG Rover finally ceased production in 2005 because of historic management failings that had never been properly addressed.
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2.4.1 Try some yourself

1 The frequency diagram below shows the numbers of people in different age groups in a sample of the UK population.

  • (a) What is the width of each age group?

  • (b) Which age group conta
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Britain and China: a creative partnership [Audio]
Speaker(s): Lord Clement-Jones | China's creative sector is a field in which Britain's creative industries can build a strong partnership if only we take the opportunity. Tim Clement-Jones is London Managing Partner of DLA Piper and Deputy Chair of the All Party Parliamentary China Group.
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1.2.4 Personal distress

Another way of defining psychological ‘abnormality’ is to ask whether certain behaviours or styles of functioning cause distress to the individual concerned. Think about your response to what you consider to be ‘normal’ alcohol consumption. Perhaps you specified a maximum number of units per day or week? If so, why did you do this? Is it because of the health problems associated with excessive drinking, or because of its association with antisocial behaviour? Some of you may believe t
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4 Audio clip 1: John

In this first clip, Julia Johnson, from the Open University, talks to John, who had been sleeping rough in the city and living in an abandoned van in a car park for three weeks.

At the time of the interview, John was 43. He was born in a town near Swansea, but had spent much of his life in institutions. His childhood was spent in a large ‘mental handicap’ hospital, which has now closed. Some years after his discharge, he and his brother were arrested, and subsequently imprisoned for
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Does Your Organisation Run on Fear?
Overbearing and oppressive leadership can make people afraid of failure, destroy initiative and even cause unethical behaviours within the enterprise.
Author(s): Gilles Hilary, INSEAD Professor of Accounting and

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NASA | STEREO Solar Conjunction
Since February 2011, the two spacecraft of NASA's the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory or STEREO mission have been providing scientists with unprecedented views of the far side of the sun. 

The spacecraft travel at different speeds. This means that over time, the satellites become increasingly out of sync, appearing from Earth's perspective to drift farther apart, able to observe first the sides and eventually the far side of the sun. Now they are nearing each other once

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1.3 The Royal Artillery Memorial

Now I want to take another text. It is similar to the paintings in the Sandham Memorial Chapel in that it asks for a visual response first and foremost. We can, therefore, ask the same kinds of question – how the text came into being, the context in which it was produced, what form it takes, and how it communicates meaning.

The text is the Royal Artillery Memorial. The architect was Lionel Pearson, the architect responsible for Sandham Memorial Chapel; the sculptor was Charles Sargean
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