NY Times Lesson Plan: The Future Is Now: Analyzing and Making Predictions

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Overview | What did historical figures imagine our lives would look like today? How can we make informed predictions about the future? In this lesson, students consider and discuss predictions abo
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Shel Silverstein-"The Giving Tree"
A video reading of Shel Silverstein's classic The Giving Tree. (4:53)
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Negotiating the Gulf Disaster
The Gulf Oil spill hurt many individuals and businesses, and there is broad agreement that they deserve compensation. But working out the nuances of damage payment is no simple matter, as Lawrence Susskind describes in conversation with an MIT Museum audience.

The $20 billion Oil Spill Compensation Fund, created

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EU Competitiveness: Are we on the right track?
In January 2007, Alexandr Vondra was appointed the Czech Republic's Deputy Prime Minister for European affairs. He is responsible for preparing the agenda for the Czech EU Presidency. Prior to this position he was the Foreign Minister (2006-2007), Special Representative for the NATO Summit in Prague (2001-2002), Ambassador to the USA (1997-2001) and foreign policy advisor to former President Vaclav Havel (1990-1992). Alexandr Vondra played a central role in leading the Czech Republic to EU and N
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Flooding worsens in Brazil
Aabout 60 miles north of Rio de Janeiro - torrents of mud and water set off by heavy rains left a trail of destruction - toppling houses, buckling roads and burying entire families. Jon Decker reports.
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Carpe diem
Taking over the second largest bank in Africa led to death threats but now it's a business success story. Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chairman of the United Bank for Africa, explains his belief in setting sights high and seizing every opportunity
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Green growth: the transition to a sustainable economy
In this keynote talk Chris Huhne will set out the economic need for low-carbon growth as an essential path out of recession. He will argue that the need to urgently renew and decarbonise our energy supply, and to upgrade our ageing and inefficient buildings, will not just provide an economic boost but also help to create a more balanced, resilient and sustainable British economy. Chris Huhne is Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Ea
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Notre Dame Remembers Haiti Earthquake
Members of the University of Notre Dame community gathered at the Grotto for a prayer service on the one-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. Learn more about Notre Dame's commitment to Haiti: http://committedtohaiti.nd.edu.
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American Revolution by Sesame Street Part 3
The Muppets teach about George Washington surprising the British on Christmas Day. It also discusses why the colonies went to war against England. (3:45)
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William Shakespeare - Profile
This video profile focus' on the life and works of William Shakespeare. A short review without much depth, but could be used as an introduction.

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Learn about William Shakespeare 1600 A.D.
This is a short video that goes into some minor detail about his life and writings. At best an introduction.

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Contrasting dynamics in secondary contact zones of Anolis roquet in north-eastern Martinique
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Carbon Nanotechnology: From Beer Storage to Ultrafast Lasers
Prof. Dr. Andrea C. Ferrari (University of Cambridge): Carbon based materials play a major role in tod ay's science and technology. Carbon is a very versatile element, which can crystallise in the form of diamond or graphite. Great excitement has followed the discovery of new forms of carbon, including the spherical shaped fullerenes, the one-dimensional nanotubes and the two dimensional graphene (a single layer of graphite). There are also many non-crystalline carbons, known as amorphous and na
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Biodiversity, Biogeography, and Conservation of Bats in the Lesser Antilles
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endpoint.tv - WF4 Workflow Service Data Validation Design

Last episode I shared with you some thoughts about my 4 Tenets of Service Oriented Data Validation and I showed an example of using them with WCF. 

In this episode I'll walk through an updated version of the WCF Service Fault and Validation Example to
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Gender, Words and Power: meanings of inequality at a time of neo-liberalism
This lecture explores changing vocabularies of feminism and the possibilities of a new political language and new forms of politics. Mary Evans is LSE centennial professor attached to the Gender Institute from 2010 to 2013.
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Introduction/Overview of Brain Disorders
In their symposium introduction, Susan Hockfield and Mriganka Sur place MIT at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. Hockfield, a neuroscientist by training, recaps the evolution of the discipline at MIT, from its 1964 start in the Department of Psychology to the more recent establishment of the Depar
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