Rwanda: You Go, Girls!
The PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series analyzes a number of significant and current global issues. In 'Ladies First' (2004), WIDE ANGLE delivers a riveting report on the political and socio-economic success of the Rwandan women after the genocide of 1994 that divided the country's major ethnic groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu. The purpose of this lesson is to use 'Ladies First' to show not only that women working together can and did create a dialogue and a basis for trust among ethnic groups, but
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Hollis Watkins Describes Police Intimidation in the Voter Registration Campaign
The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) enlisted young people and local leaders to register and encourage southern African-Americans to vote during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. Because the young organizers faced tremendous risks by challenging segregation and encouraging people ...
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"I Wasn't Interested In Living In The United States If I Wasn't Going To Be In The Movement:" Jack O
Jack O'Dell was one of many young black servicemen who returned from World War II determined to change conditions for African Americans at home. Along with veterans, African Americans who had participated in wartime industries and union organizing, and who had experienced improvements in pay and education, became more assertive in their demands for equality. As a member of the National Maritime Union, O'Dell participated in union organizing and challenging racial discrimination. Later, he used h
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Looking for support
An elementary special education teacher talks about finding support in challenging situations. Kira Martin has had more different experiences in her six years of teaching than some people have in a whole career. She taught Language Arts for the Peace Corps in Granada for two years. On returning to the ...
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Annotations to "The Bridge"
Several hundred annotations to Hart Crane's challenging modernist poem of 1930, "The Bridge."
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Paint it Black: Avoiding the Financial Beast of Burden in 2009 and Beyond
“Paint it Black” is all about red -- the mountain of debt challenging the viability of all the nation’s institutions. James Poterba takes a scholarly approach to moderating this detailed discussion of the unfolding economic collapse, its ramifications on business and the possible impact of governmental remedies.


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Solubitity
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: Temperature and the Solubility of Salts, Determining the Solubility Product, Determining the Solubility of Cup
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Thermochemistry
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: Determining the Heat of Reactions in Aqueous Solution, Coffee, Coolant, Camping, ATP Reaction (Thermochemistry
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Energy-Electricity, Gas, Oil and Coal - Quiz
A six question quiz challenging the pupils' knowledge of energy.
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MIT Knowledge in Action, Save the World
Materials showing how MIT faculty and students are working around the world to develop sustainable solutions to challenging problems. Courses include: D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery D-Lab: Development, Design and Dissemination Design for Demining Information and Communication Technology in Africa Media Education and the Marketplace Solving Complex Problems Technology in a Dangerous World
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An evaluation of innovative approaches to teacher training on the Teach First programme
This report, commissioned by the TDA in 2003, evaluates the Teach First programme. This is an employment-based route recruiting able graduates into teaching, especially in shortage subjects, in challenging schools in London. The report evaluates whether the innovative practice within the Teach First programme could be shared with and has benefits for other ITT providers. There is a detailed outline of the data collection method followed by a focus on each aspect of innovative practice. At the en
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Mni Lesson on a Protractor Compass
Navigating in wilderness can be challenging without knowing how to use a compass. In this clip an expert shows the parts of a protractor compass and explains how to use it. 

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Staying Safe Online (21/10/2010)
LSE IT Services is pleased to present a series of evenings (19, 20 and 21 October) to help promote awareness of information security issues that are relevant to every person that uses the Internet. With the increasing use of computers and information technology in our everyday lives, the number of threats that people face on the Internet everyday has also increased. This series is set to show what some of those threats are, how you can protect yourselves and what other people are doing to protec
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Hinduism: 3er and 4th Yoga
This part of the interview to Hindu Monk Yogeshananda refers to the most challenging yogas: Mental
He describes what they mean and how they work. There is reference to the "ego" and "Pride" and to the high spiritual level of Yoga. He also describes the system of meditation.

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Aging Diamonds
Unlike most other rocks that are formed in Earth's crust, diamonds are formed deep beneath Earth's surface. Their ability to reveal the chemical and mineralogical nature of Earth's mantle makes them a valuable resource for geologists seeking to uncover the many mysteries of Earth's interior. However, the task is challenging due to the diamonds' tight internal bond, which makes the stones difficult to date. In this video segment from Nature, geologist Larry Taylor explains the geological value of
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Dyslexia, So What is it All About?
This is a short animated film explaining what dyslexia is.  It is used to describe difficulty with written language, organization and short term memory.  No one’s dyslexia is the same.  It is different depending on how the individual's brain works.  This can also have positive effects also, often dyslexics are good problem-solvers, communicators, and practice tasks.  About ten percent of the population is dyslexic.  Most dyslexics find a w
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Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) Lesson 1
Got challenging students? Over 5,000 teachers have attended Whole Brain Teaching (Power Teaching) conferences. Learn how to start Whole Brain Teaching tomorrow!  This is a great video containing in class examples of the process of whole brain teaching.
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Chameleon colours predict who will win a fight
In fights, males with the brightest side stripes were more likely to approach their opponent, whereas those with brighter heads were more likely to win Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24734
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Family and Social Life in the Colonies
Family and social life for all Anglo-American colonists was colored by certain common conditions: a pre-industrial economy that put a premium on owning land, primitive knowledge of medicine by modern standards, and a social hierarchy shaped by the notion that God had ordained some to be rich and others poor. While these characteristics shaped life throughout the colonies, there were regional differences, especially between the two most ethnically English regions, the Chesapeake and New England.
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IMAX: Hubble Webisode
For nearly 20 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has dazzled the world with unprecedented views of the cosmos, from the splendor of Earth's celestial neighborhood to galaxies billions of light years away. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, This awe-inspiring film from the award-winning IMAX Space Team allows audiences to blast off alongside the Atlantis STS-125 crew, witness some of the most challenging spacewalks ever performed, and experience firsthand Hubble's striking images. Recounting the amazi
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