Chicago History Episode 1
Chicago History dives into Chicago's past and takes a look at the history of meat in Chicago is the topic of this ten minute video. The video concentrates on the horrible working conditions in the stock yards. Not for young students. A good video to show students when the read Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and why the nation passed the Pure Food and Drug Act.
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Mussolini Dagger
THE DETECTIVE: Wes Cowan THE PLACE: Reno, Nevada THE CASE: In the late spring of 1945, in some of the bloodiest fighting of World War Two, Allied forces move north through Italy, liberating towns from Fascist control. Italy’s leader, Benito Mussolini, is in hiding. A deadly cat and mouse game unfolds as members of the American spy service, the OSS, hunt for Mussolini, to try him as a war criminal. But Il Duce has terrorized Italians for twenty one years – and the US Military are in a
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How the Gold Rush Started
Discover how the Gold Rush led to the creation of California and the effects of this event.
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The California Gold Rush
The California Gold Rush - In this history video, look back at the California Gold Rush and how it started during the mid-1800s when people spotted gold particles in Sutters Mill. The benefits of the Gold Rush was that it created growth in the cities, and zoomed the economy. In the 1850s it caused California to be admitted as a state. Also near San Fransico there is a gold mine where people can experience how to look for gold. Good video for use when studying California history as well as US his
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Song - Move Your Body, by Hi 5
The live action video shows group Hi 5 singing and dancing.  The song names the parts of the body and kids in the studio imitating the movements. (1:59)
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Hokey Pokey - Sing It!
A video showing a class singing and dancing the popular song. The lyrics (a variation of the traditional lyrics) of the song are shown in subtitles. (3:06)
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President John Kennedy's speech at Madison Square Garden
President John Kennedy makes an address at Madison Square Gardens. Discussions include minimum wage, overtime page, medical care (health care), social security and other topics. End has narration by Al Mann, ABC.
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JFK Funeral Newsreel
In this video clip, a newsreel report captures a family and a nation in mourning during President John F. Kennedy's funeral. (03:52)
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Plant and Animal Adaptation
This informative video teaches students about plant and animal adaptations. Camouflage and migration are examples of adaptation. This is a great resource to use in conjunction with non-fiction texts and/or lessons on this topic. (02:21)
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Driving Safety Hazards: Phones vs. Passengers
David Strayer, PhD, of the University of Utah explains what's worse: talking to a passenger while driving or on a cell phone. There aren't many statistic provided, but the questions and responses could result in a good class discussion as talking on a cell phone makes it four times as likely for a crash to occur.
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Stop, Look, Listen - Music Time With SteveSongs
In this catchy song, kids learn about how to be safe when crossing the street. The song is interactive, with movements that accompany many of the words. Live action video. (1:41)
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Tension rises in Jerusalem and West Bank
Scuffles break out between Palestinians and security forces after worshipers were prevented from entering the al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. 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 i
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Representation and Delivery of City Models
City modelling has a considerable range of potential applications and because of this, as a field of research has attracted a great deal of attention over recent years. Here we reflect on work already reported by the authors in this area, describe some more recent work on improving the system that had been developed and show an example of how city modelling is being applied in practice as a planning tool in the UK.
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Music as Blessing
Music as Blessing

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1.3.3 Gamete production in men

A sexually mature man is producing sperm all the time at a rate of around 300–600 per gram of testis per second. This provides the 500 million or so which are released at each ejaculation. But the formation of an individual sperm takes about nine weeks (64 days). Sperm are produced in the testes, and production is most efficient at a temperature several degrees lower than the normal body temperature of 371°C. For this reason the testes (plural of testis) are suspended outside the body cavi
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This course introduces common techniques underlying free verse and traditional forms of poetry, and how it is necessary to use these techniques in order to harness what T.S. Eliot called the ‘logic of the imagination’ (Eliot, 1975, p. 77). We discuss the possibility of using your own experience, but also the power of imagination, and of utilising different personae in your poems. You are also introduced to the basic terminology and practical elements of poetry – the line, line-breaks, s
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The Johnson column: Why punctuation is a prickly business
Our Johnson columnist, Lane Greene, explores why issues of punctuation make us jump at each other's throats
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Parents as partners
In this free course we look at the notion of parents as partners. We identify a cluster of reasons why partnership is considered important - for children, parents and practitioners - and give examples of ways in which it can be interpreted in practice. We also outline a conceptual framework to accommodate the possible range of parental involvement and partnership practice.Author(s): Creator not set

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1 Developing your problem solving skills

This Key Skill Assessment Course offers an opportunity for you to select and prepare work that demonstrates your key skills in the area of problem solving.

This course provides you with advice and information on how to go about presenting your key skills work as a portfolio.

In presenting work that demonstrates your key skills you are taking the initiative to show that you can develop and improve a particular set of skills, and are able to use your skills more generally in your s
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