Aristotle on the good life
Video is first one on the column at the left of the opening page. This is a 29 minute video that discusses what makes life worth living. The video tells that history of Aristotle and his interest in nature and why he was different than other philosophers of his time. This video stresses ethics and the problems of the character of life. It may be to complex for some students. A good video to use for teaching the Declaration of Independence, too.
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Sneak preview of 'A Tribute to the Dream' performance
Kwesi Abakah, a forward on the Northeastern University men's basketball team, practices "Feeling Good" with student a cappella group Distilled Harmony ahead of the special event, "50 Years Forward: A Tribute to the Dream," taking place on campus Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, Northeastern University has organized the yearlong series commemorating civil rights efforts in America and around the globe.
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In A World Without Wood
This brief video segment is from Bill Nye the Science Guy - Forests episode and discusses all of the things we use wood for in our daily lives. Run time 01:02.
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Stop deforestation
Deforestation refers to the clearing or cutting down of trees. This video shows images of The Amazon rainforest and there is background music. It refers to the way the forest is being cut down and why we need to stop it. Run time 01:37.
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Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand and act in their world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department; Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. (08:14)
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Dr. Loopy's Blinding you with Science #5: Magnetism and electromagnets
This is #5 in the series of Blinding you with Science videos was produced to help elementary students with sceince concepts. In this episode Dr. Loopy and his friends look at how magnets work and do experiments with magnetism.
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Antique Silk Factory in Florence Italy
An informative narration takes us to Florence, Italy where 19th century looms make some of the finest silks in the world. Visit a florentine factory where a hand loom dating back to 1780 is still used and every thread is woven by hand. See how artisans create silk the way it has been done for centuries.
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Second Grade Handwriting Writing at Home- Body Position, Pencil Grip, Etc.
Teacher-created live action video. In this video, a teacher shows the basics of handwriting using a student model. The teacher uses the student model to show how the body should look when working on handwriting and how to hold a pencil.  Exercises for strengthening grip are shown. (2:08)
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Handwriting Lesson: Improving Posture and Paper Skills
In this video, a teacher is shown working with an individual student on how he can improve his posture and use his non writing hand to help hold the paper.  The teacher gives the non writing hand a "pep talk" and tells how the hand can help out even though it is not doing the writing. (02:04)
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Cursive Capital and Lowercase Alphabets
Each letter of the alphabet is written in cursive. All of the capital letters then the lowercase letters. A short sentence is created in the end combining the cursive letters together. (09:32) It only shows the letter being written once, so you would have to pause or go back to see it over again.

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Correcting Common Handwriting Problems with Cursive Writing
This video features an expert in handwriting demonstrating common errors made in cursive writing , such as misforming e's and r's, using excessive slant, and using capitals in the middle of words. Corrections are then demonstrated. ( 5:50)
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Counting to 19 - Sesame Street
In this short video from "Sesame Street", numbers from 1-19 are shown. The video is accompanied by a chanting, tribal sort of tune where the voices count from 1-19 while the stylized numbers and images of the numbers are shown. (00:49)
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Sesame Street - Rap# 19
This short, one-minute animated video from "Sesame Street" is a rap that talks about the number 19. It shows a wide variety of groups of 19 items and shows the number several times. (01:00)
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Gumball Subtraction - Sesame Street
A fun little sesame street video showing basic subtraction practice using a gumball machine.
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Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer
This 5:42 minute video is an interview with the author of the Twilight books. She explains how she wrote the books and what she was thinking. This would be a good video to show students about the writing process although it does go on to talk about the movie.
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Creative Quotations from T. S. Eliot
A thought provoking collection of Creative Quotations from T. S. Eliot (1888-1965); born on Sep 26. US-English poet, critic, and playwright.
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Ending Wars Well: Getting To, and Beyond Settlement (with Langan, Johnson, Royal and Elshtain)
Scholars Langan, Johnson, Royal, and Elshtain look at critical questions for a twenty-first century application of Just War theory to war?s end (jus post bellum) in three key areas: the theoretical underpinnings of jus post bellum, issues for settlements and post-conflict arrangements, and operational considerations for practitioners engaged in late- and post-conflict planning.
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Talks @ Pulitzer: Bangladesh Factory Workers - Rights and Reforms
A year after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, garment factories are being inspected. But even the well-lit ones with workers paid above minimum wage still have problems, including a lack of emergency exits. This is the kind of violation that should shut down a factory until fixed, except that in Bangladesh today, inspectors have no enforcement authority: they merely make recommendations. Pulitzer Center grantees Jason Motlagh and Ken Weiss are joined by Sajeda Amin, senior associa
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e-bookintro

e-bookintro
Introduction to the eBook on your iPad.
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What Causes the Seasons on Earth?
This video uses computer animation to explain seasons and what causes the Seasons on Earth. (01:02)
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