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
Introduction to the eBook on your iPad.
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Introduction

Motion is vital to life, and to science. In many ways it was the investigation of motion, initiated by Galileo Galilei in the late sixteenth century, and brought to a head by Isaac Newton in the seventeenth, that inaugurated the modern era of physics. Progress since that time has been so great that describing motion is now regarded as a fundamental part of science rather than one of its frontiers. Nonetheless, the description of motion played a central role in Einstein's formulation of the sp
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Graphing Linear Equations - Khan Academy
Graphing linear equations. This ten-minute video starts off with a black screen because the narrator uses it as a 'chalkboard'. This video is appropriate for high school students. (09:49)
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
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Bill of Rights Rap
Students might like this video that explains the Bill of Rights as a rap song. This could set the table for students to create their own rap songs on various Constitutional issues.

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Acknowledgements

Course image: arbyreed in Flickr made available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this course:

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