The most amazing experience
Ashani Lewis (winner of the 2016 Christopher Tower Poetry competition) talks to one of the judges, Katherine Rundell, about the experience of winning in 2016.
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The California Gold Rush (The Wild West)
Not many Americans lived in California, but that soon changed. By 1849 thousands upon thousands of people arrived in search of gold. (02:16)

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The family at the centre of early learning
This free course, The family at the centre of early learning, focuses on the positive learning relationships that can exist in any family and how ordinary, everyday domestic activities can sustain learning. You will consider how the traditions and cultural practices of the community to which the family belongs filters through to the child’s experiences. In doing so you will think about why such influences may not have a uniform impact from family to family. You will also explore how learning i
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Intelligent Life: A walk on America's wild side
Having journeyed through South Dakota's Badlands in countless westerns, Simon Barnes was determined to hear the coyote chorus for himself. He talks to Matthew Sweet about the history of the National Parks, their impact on American culture, and how they are now wilder than ever
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The History of the War of 1812
The War of 1812 is a 20 minute video that explains the war 
between the United States of America and the British Empire (particularly Great Britain and British North America), lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America. Good use of maps. Shows the steps made to evade war before incidents and political actions made it inevitable despite the nations poor preparation.

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The week ahead: Hacks, leaks and videotape
Matthew Symonds joins host Josie Delap to explain how the relationship between Donald Trump and the intelligence community fell apart and ask whether it can be rebuilt. Also: Modi's teflon streak and fishy economics in Japan
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2.1 Introduction

Globalisation is used in different contexts to mean quite different things. According to the prestigious Economist magazine's Pocket Strategy: The Essentials of Business Strategy from A to Z, globalisation is: ‘The marketing of uniform products around the globe, based on an idea put forward by Harvard's Theodore Levitt in an article published in the Harvard Business Review in 1983’ (The Economist Books, 1998, p. 88). In his article ‘The globalization of markets’,
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PUNK: Chaos to Couture
PUNK: Chaos to Couture

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2.4 Organising your study - keeping a learning diary

If you have found this approach to learning interests you, you might like to take the analysis a stage further. To do Activity 4, you need to be studying a course so that you are engaged in learning on a regular basis. To examine your learning patterns, try keeping a 'learning diary' over a short period of time - at least a week - or maybe during the period that you are studying a particular section of your course.

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5.4 The 5 Ds

If you don't use a system at all, then you could suffer from the effects of information overload:

  • losing important information

  • wasting time on trying to find things

  • ending up with piles of physical and virtual stuff everywhere

One technique you might like to apply to your files (be they paper or electronic) is the 5Ds. Try applying these and see if you can reduce your information overload.

The 5 Ds
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Why Can I See the Moon During the Day?
Have you ever noticed the moon hanging out in the daytime sky and wondered why? (03:51)
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Are Mormons Christian?- Learn More about the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints
In this movie learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. Elder Holland, an apostle for this church, explains why Mormons are indeed Christian.  02:28 run time.
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What is Matter? Properties and Classification of Matter

Matter is one of the big ideas in science. Most areas in physical science can be discussed and explained in terms of matter or energy, and mat
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POL310 Session 2 Summer 2012
Current Issues in American Government with Brenda Riddick 05/15/12 Guest: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, BondAction
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Politics in 60 seconds. Social democracy
Professor Steven Fielding defines a polical concept in 60 seconds for those with a spare minute to learn something new. This videocast focuses on social democracy as a political concept. Warning: video does contain bloopers and out takes. May 2010 Suitable for Undergraduate study and Community education Professor Steven Fielding, School of Politics and International Relations Professor Steven Fielding is Professor of Political History and Director of the Centre for British Politics: CBP at
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17.251 Congress and the American Political System I (MIT)
This course focuses on both the internal processes of the House and Senate and on the place of Congress in the American political system. Attention has been given to committee behavior, leadership patterns, and informal organization in this course. It considers relations between Congress and other branches of government, as well as relations between the two houses of Congress itself. Graduate students are expected to pursue the subject in greater depth through reading and individual research.
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Learning outcomes

After studying this unit you should:

  • be able to explain what is meant by the term ‘the global dimension’;

  • be familiar with the terminology used in relation to the global dimension;

  • know why the inclusion of the global dimension in the primary school curriculum is important;

  • know how the global dimension can enhance the primary school curriculum;

  • be able to plan the global dimension into the secondary curriculum.


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A New Direction for the Child Support Agency
Length: 25 minutes Since its establishment in 1993 the UK's Child Support Agency has faced mounting criticsm about its ability to administer a support system often labeled as inneffective and unfair. Despite revisions to the processes and methods of calculating liabilty the CSA finds itself facing yet another review as Government ministers try and untangle the child support problem. In a recent report Professor Ian Walker from the University of Warwick and Dr Yu Zhu from Kent University ha
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1.6.3 Fiscal retrenchment?

If we turn to fiscal issues, at the time of entry to the EU in 2004, six of the ten entry countries had government deficits in excess of the SGP/ Maastricht Treaty 3 per cent of GDP rule: the Czech Republic (−5.9 per cent), Cyprus (−4.6 per cent), Hungary (−4.9 per cent), Malta (−5.9 per cent), Poland (−6.0 per cent) and Slovakia (−4.1 per cent). Thus these countries would be required to cut back on their public expenditures or increase taxes so as to move into a more or less bala
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The Symbolic Hand
The Symbolic Hand

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