Arts teachers are aware of and respond to the many differences they find among their students. In this session, participants meet a visiting theater artist who takes advantage of the different backgrounds and learning styles of 9th graders to help them understand and embrace the playwriting process. A visual art teacher brings together honors art students and students with disabilities so they can learn from each other. As a music teacher works with different classes, she addresses needs common to all students. Finally, in a movement class for non-dance majors, teachers help students explore human anatomy.
A big reason why Pride and Prejudice is considered such an outstanding literary work revolves around the writing style and literary techniques employed by Jane Austen. This program examines various techniques, including her comprehensive use of dialogue and of irony and her authorial voice. It gives students of English and literature a deeper understanding of one of the key literary aspects of this classic novel.
Jane Austen created a fascinating and engaging range of characters in Pride and Prejudice. This video analyses the character and function of the story’s witty, high-spirited heroine, Elizabeth Bennet; her interactions with the other characters; and the complexity of personality traits that make this romantic novel a true classic. It is an engaging and powerful learning resource for students of English and literature.
What is it like to be a Clinical Nurse Specialist? In this Career Q&A video interview, Miranda Broyles talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success as a clinical nurse specialist. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.
The New Environmentalists share a common goal, safeguarding the Earth’s natural resources from exploitation and pollution. The program features portraits of six passionate and dedicated activists around the globe who have placed themselves in harm’s way to battle intimidating adversaries for environmental justice in their communities. Narrated by Robert Redford, The New Environmentalists illustrates how ordinary people are effecting extraordinary change. This episode profiles community leaders halting mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia, providing sanitation and waste management solutions in Bali, protecting indigenous land from exploitation in Suriname, closing “ship-breaking” yards in Bangladesh, addressing industrial contamination in Russia, and protecting the rainforest against mining in Gabon.
How are President Trump's tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum affecting manufacturers and workers? At two different Missouri factories, there are two very different stories. Mid Continent Steel and Wire, which makes nails, has already eliminated 100 jobs. But about 60 miles away at Magnitude 7 Metals, the reopened aluminum smelter is back up and running with hundreds of jobs. John Yang reports.
When Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice, women authors were frowned upon. So what inspired her to create such a timeless literary masterpiece? This program explores Austen’s life and the context in which she wrote about social complexities in Regency England. This informative resource provides students of English literature with a useful insight into the life and times of Jane Austen.
Turn on the faucet and it is always there. Without it we perish. But how safe is our tap water? In this special report, NOVA investigates what happened in Flint, Michigan when local officials changed the city's water source to save money, but overlooked a critical treatment process. As the water pipes corroded, lead leached into the system, exposing the community—including thousands of children—to dangerous levels of poison. NOVA uncovers the science behind this manmade disaster—from the intricacies of water chemistry, to the biology of lead poisoning, to the misuse of science itself. NOVA follows ordinary citizens and independent scientists who exposed the danger lurking in Flint's water and confronted those who turned a blind eye. Still, there is a disturbing truth that reaches far beyond Flint—water systems across the country are vulnerable to a similar fate. How can we protect ourselves from poisoned water?
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice carries a number of themes that are just as prevalent in our lives today as they were in Regency era England. This video explores some of those themes, including pride, love, wealth and prejudice, and how they play out in the lives of the novel’s main characters. It is an excellent resource for students of English and literature.
With about 10,000 baby boomers retiring every single day, home care is one of the fastest growing, most needed occupations in America. But there's a problem: The current median pay is just $10.49 per hour. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on why these vital workers get paid so little.
Katie Couric sets out across America to meet with leading scientists, physicians, and experts to answer questions about gender and gender identity. She speaks with everyday people who find their lives and bodies on the front line of a changing world. This documentary examines the roles of science, society and culture with regard to gender, and sheds light on stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance and love.