Brainstorming! by the Imagination Movers
While this video is mainly for young children, it adequately explains the first step of the writing process, brainstorming, in a way that is fun and easily remembered.  With lyrics like "there's no bad ideas when your brainstorming," even young, reluctant writers will enjoy this step. (0:55) 
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Sculpting Details of a Horse Mane, Part 2
Learn how to sculpt the details of a horse's mane on a clay horse head sculpture in this ceramic art video lesson with expert Jorge Benlloch.  English captions. (02:12)
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Othello and apartheid
Can a play written in the seventeenth century protest against contemporary issues? Is it possible to use a Shakespearian tragedy draw attention to political injustice? Apartheid was a system of enforced legal racial segregation in South Africa that was imposed on the country's majority non white inhabitants by the minority white population. In 1988 actress and director Janet Suzman took the decision to defy the racist apartheid regime by staging Othello in Johannesburg with a mixed cast of both
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What chance for peace in Sri Lanka?
The recent resumption of violence in Sri Lanka between the Tamil Tigers and Government forces has set back hopes that a peaceful settlement could be established in this long running conflict. Miranda Alison of Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies provides an insight into the history of the conflict and examines whether a resolution is likely in the near future. Length: 23 minutes
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2 Community

As you've just seen, ‘community’, an ever present word, evokes some contrasting meanings. It has been described as a ‘keyword’, that is, a word which has its own particular history but which also plays a significant role in putting across different meanings. Identifying a keyword is to go further than just giving a dictionary definition because:

Keywords have been more than ways of seeing: they have been influe
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12.333 Atmospheric and Ocean Circulations (MIT)
In this course, we will look at many important aspects of the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean, from length scales of meters to thousands of km and time scales ranging from seconds to years. We will assume familiarity with concepts covered in course 12.003 (Physics of the Fluid Earth). In the early stages of the present course, we will make somewhat greater use of math than did 12.003, but the math we will use is no more than that encountered in elementary electromagnetic field theor
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Alumni Day 2015 - Rosetta, Philae and Beyond: Decoding Ancient Texts in the Digital Age
Rosetta, Philae and Beyond: Decoding Ancient Texts in the Digital Age. Alumni Day Sept 2015 - Rosetta, Philae and Beyond: Decoding Ancient Texts in the Digital Age.
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Will Pension Funds Go Green?
The UN’s international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions could change the way pension funds invest our money.
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By the end of this unit you should be able to:

  • explore the relationship between sport and the media and understand that this is a social relationship;

  • understand how sport is part of wider cultural relations and, especially of popular culture;

  • look at how the media create sporting heroes through the stories they tell.


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Janesville: an American story [Audio]
Speaker(s): Amy Goldstein | What really happens to workers, families and a community when good jobs go away? Come hear the story of one small, proud city in the American heartland that lost the United States’ oldest operating General Motors assembly plant two days before Christmas in the midst of the Great Recession – and the lessons it offers about economic pain and resilience. Amy Goldstein (@goldsteinamy) has been a staff writer for thirty years at The Washington Post, where much of her w
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2.3 Watching the programme

Activity 1: Watching the programme

There are two main themes to consider as you watch the programme:

  • (a) Image and identity

    • Note
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3.1.1 The cause

A small digression will be made here to question the use of the word ‘cause’ and to reflect on the view expressed by Kletz (1988, p. 2). He argues that the word has an air of finality about it, and is concerned that finding the cause discourages further investigation. He cites an example that the cause of a pipe failure was corrosion – which suggests that we know why the failure occurred. He draws the analogy of the cause of a fall being gravity – suggesting that nothing more can be d
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Part 4 - Chs 16-20 - The Awakening by Kate Chopin
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Part 4 (Chapters 16-20). Classic Literature VideoBook with synchronized text, interactive transcript, and closed captions in multiple languages. Audio courtesy of Librivox. Read by Elizabeth Klett.

Playlist for The Awakening by Kate Chopin: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL40B84B017A86F6DC

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Cold War: Hungarian Revolution - part 3/5
1953 - 1961 Thaw is conceivable with Stalins death. Khrushchev outmaneuvers Malenkov for power and visits the West. Germans, Poles and Hungarians attempt to rise against Soviet rule. In 1956, an uprising in Hungary is ruthlessly crushed by Soviet tanks. The U.S., pledged to contain rather than overthrow communism, does nothing.
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References

Amin, A. (1999) ‘An institutional perspective on regional economic development’, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol.23, no.2, pp.365–78.
Anderson, J. (1995) ‘The exaggerated death of the nation state’ in Anderson, J., Brook, C. and Cochrane, A. (eds) A Global World? Re-ordering Political Space, Oxford, Oxford University Press/The Open University.
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1 Migrants and borders

These videos look at the issue of ‘gating’ in the context of border control policies and practices concerning international migrants. You will come across ideas of inclusion and exclusion, and how these relate to internal as well as external borders. The external border on which part of the video focuses is in southern Spain, where the experiences of African migrants are explored and forms of border control identified. These experiences are related to the UK where bordering is explored th
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La vida a través de la muerte: Los enterramientos en la Prehistoria reciente (2012)
La finalidad del proyecto era aproximar a los alumnos, de manera práctica y visual, la realidad social y económica de una comunidad prehistórica a través de su registro funerario. Se ha utilizado el recurso de la excavación arqueológica para un acercamiento al trabajo de campo, fase imprescindible e ineludible en la Prehistoria, ya que en este proceso se obtienen los únicos elementos de los que disponemos para conocer cómo y porqué enterraban así a sus congéneres, qué querían mostra
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Looking at an advertisement
After looking at an advertisement you learn: - to recognise the advertisers' aims and strategies; - to examine the terms of the publicity; - determine the target audience.
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Culture under Fire [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Helen Frowe, Issam Kourbaj, Vernon Rapley, Professor Eleanor Robson | From the recent destruction of Palmyra and the looting of the National Museum of Iraq, cultural artefacts are one of the many casualties of armed conflict. What exactly is cultural property and whose property is it? How should we weigh its value against other priorities during times of conflict? What risks should be taken to protect it, and who is responsible for rebuilding and restoring when the conflict
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