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Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900
Ever wanted to understand the key themes driving over five hundred years of European history? In this album, architecture reveals the social, religious and economic fortunes of some of the most influential people between 1400 and 1900. By the end of the 19th century Queen Victoria presided over the vast British Empire. She looked out from London, the heart of her empire, with its buildings echoing Imperial Rome. Brussels’ architecture, like London’s, was also designed to show the world the p
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Where the Garbage Goes by Little Hardhats
This video shows all the giant machines used to handle waste and recycling! Students will enjoy the real life footage of these machines and the jobs they do. This is a good resource for the early childhood classroom to use in conjunction with a lesson/unit on community helpers and machines and after reading non-fiction texts on this topic. (4:16)
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History of God - History of Christianity
This six minute video is a lecture on how the population of he world and the number of different religions have impacted society in the opinion of the speaker. This could be controversial for some.
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1.7 Summary of Section 1 and questions

  • Converging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to be brought to a focus at the focal point, situated at a distance of one focal length beyond the lens or one focal length in front of the mirror. Diverging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to diverge as if emanating from the focal point of the lens or mirror. Light paths are reversible, so a converging lens or mirror may also act as a collimator and
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10 Hold that space!

The caesura is the stress which falls at a moment of silence. It's the equivalent of a musical rest and is usually delineated by punctuation. Composers and poets recognise the importance of the space between notes.

The house that Jack or Jill might build

We know that poems

are made of lines

and lines need line-

breaks,

which we've already discussed.<
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San Diego Zoo
Veronica Hill with California Travel Tips.  Nearly three million people a year visit the San Diego Zoo, making it the city's most popular attraction.   Get on your best walking shoes before starting your safari into the zoo's 100-acre jungle of steep hills, canyons and winding trails.  During your trek through the park, you'll pass by beautiful waterfalls, tropical flowers and numerous natural-styled environments.  Approxi
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2.6 Obesity and ageing

So, it seems that a part of the explanation for Ron's obesity, and the health problems that have led him to seek medical advice, may relate to the environment in which he is living, and more specifically the diet that he has chosen. It may also be a diet that is especially effective in activating the reward circuits in Ron's brain. However, Ron is also in his later middle age. A longitudinal study of people of this age in the USA suggests that average body weight increases by 1–2 kg per dec
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • work with simple ratios

  • convert between fractions, decimals and percentages

  • explain the meaning of ratio, proportion and percentage

  • find percentages of different quantities

  • calculate percentage increases and decreases.


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4.1 Introduction

The 1970s marked a period in which the cessation of the ‘normal’ period of full-time employment at 60 or 65 years had become the accepted orthodoxy. The personal lives of older people had thus become constituted outside the domain of paid employment and within the arena of public and private welfare. As we illustrated in the preceding section, pensions, organised around fixed ages of retirement based on chronological measurements of age, played a crucial role in this process. Further, as
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Introduction

This course helps you to explore the extent to which death and dying in western societies are medical events and what aspects of death and dying might be neglected as a consequence. The course covers the way that such things as medicine provide the context of the experiences associated with the end of life.

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2.2 Representing numbers: positive integers

A very straightforward way of finding binary codes to represent positive integers is simply to use the binary number that corresponds to each integer. This is because every positive integer in the everyday number system (known as the decimal or denary system because it uses 10 different digits) has a corresponding number in the binary number system.

As you will see later, in Section 7 of this course, just as arithmetic (addition, subtraction, etc.) can be performed on everyday denary nu
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Conversations on Quality Slideshow

Video slideshow of the Conversations on Quality Symposium, January 24-24, 2012.


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Let's Count - Halloween Song
Learn to count from 1 to 10 with this fun educational Halloween song for children and kids. (02:12)
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2.3 Models of an ICT system

To help me to introduce you to important ideas about ICT systems, I'm going to take a three-stage approach. ICTs involve conveying, manipulating and storing data. This is going to be the basis of my approach.

Firstly, in the next few sections, we'll look at ICT systems where the primary function is to convey data. We can think of these systems as communication systems and I'll use a mobile phone system as an example.

In sections 8–14, I'll focus on ICT systems wher
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Amazing Ferrofluid
Ferrofluid is a magnetic liquid. It is composed of tiny nanoparticles of
magnetic material. It flows like a liquid and attracts to a magnet. A
personal favorite.

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Measuring Our Underground Water Supplies from Space
Matt Rodell spoke about his research on the measurement and modeling of freshwater availability based on ground and satellite observation. Improving understanding of the variability and changes in soil moisture, snow, and groundwater has implications for weather and climate prediction, water management, agriculture applications and natural hazards such as floods. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6611
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New images show interior of Kenya's beseiged university campus
Armed forces walk through Garissa University's campus after last week's attack by al Shabaab that killed 148 people. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). 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 international news. Fo
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2.2.1 Try some yourself

Activity 2

Here is a poor example of mathematical writing, although the final answer is correct. Rewrite it, correcting the layout and the mathematical punctuation.

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Learning to teach: mentoring and tutoring student teachers
This is the second of four courses which comprise the course Learning to teach. Traditionally student teachers are supported by a mentor in school and a tutor from a university. Both play distinctive and important parts in the teachers development. This free course, Mentoring and tutoring student teachers, examines each role in detail and explores the similarities and distinctions between the two roles. Whether you are a tutor or a mentor, effective teacher education relies on all partners worki
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7.1 Overview

Scottish literature is defined as literature written in Scotland or by Scottish writers, but is there such a thing as a literary and cultural identity which is distinctively Scottish?

This section of the OpenLearn Scotland collection is designed to stimulate thinking on the relationship between writing and identity. Learners are introduced to the work of two enormously influential figures in Scottish literature and culture: Sorley MacLean and Jackie Kay, the contemporary Scottish poet a
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