What’s So Scary About Smart Girls? WHEN terrorists in Nigeria organized a secret attack last month, they didn’t target an army barracks, a police department or a drone base. No, Boko Haram militants attacked what is even scarier to a fanatic: a girls’ school. That’s what extremists do. They target educated girls, their worst nightmare. That’s why the Pakistani Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head at age 15. That’s why the Afghan Taliban throws acid on the faces of girls who dare to seek an education. World History Cultural "Art"-ifacts: Learning About World Cultures Through ArtIn this New York Times lesson, students explore how culture is reflected through art. After researching the art of a specific culture, students create replicas of art objects that reflect the ideals, values, and history of the culture. Stonehenge: Solving Ancient MysteriesIn this high school lesson, students become detectives as they investigate a mystery at Stonehenge, featured on the Thirteen/WNET New York program, SECRETS OF THE DEAD: MURDER AT STONEHENGE. They learn about archeologists and anthropologists and the tools and methods they use to gather and interpret scientific evidence. They research current archaeological excavations and contact the scientists working at these digs.
The evolution of the human eye - Joshua Harvey The evolution of the human eye has long been regarded as a contentious issue. It was believed to be an example of irreducible complexity – that is something that could not have evolved, because any precursor to the fully evolved form would be non-functioning. Wikipedia gives a good overview of the concept.
Historic Map Works, Residential Genealogy ™ Home Browse Search Help About Register Cart Here's the tiny human twig in the Tree of Life Each Christmas, the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) gets a little bit festive, releasing a special edition filled with goofy research papers. The science is real, but the topics are ridiculous. Last year, papers covered topics such as the origins of magic, how much James Bond really drank, and the physical responses to a public unicycler. This year, the highlight comes in the form of a paper led by a 15-year-old student Ben Alexander Daniel Lendrem, from the King Edward VI School in the UK, and his dad Dennis Lendrem, a statistician from the UK's Institute of Cellular Medicine, who studies the behaviour of human decision-making. The premise of their paper is their ‘Male Idiot Theory’ (MIT), and with this in mind, they examined all past winners of the infamous Darwin Awards.
Theodor Adorno's Theory of Music and its Social Implications - Schoenberg, jazz, twelve-tone, atonal, fetish character, Berg Introduction Theodor Adorno was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1903. His family's wealth and cultural interests allowed him to partake in the finer aspects of life from an early age. Both his mother and his sister were successful and accomplished musicians and it was from them that he received his initial training and encouragement in his life-long love for music.(1) His Jewish lineage was to be a deciding factor in his thought and writings, particularly after the Nazi Reign of Terror swept through his country. For ever after, the millions who were persecuted under Hitler's totalitarian regime would not be forgotten by this very serious and esoteric intellectual; his legacy to them was the quest for the reconciliation of social contradictions and his contention that "to write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric
Captured: The 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall Posted Nov 06, 2009 Share This Gallery inShare1 Monday, November 9th, 2009 will mark the 20th anniversary of the day the Berlin Wall came down. Built with barbed wire and concrete in August of 1961 by the Communist East, The Berlin Wall, stretching for about 30 miles, was a Cold War symbol which separated East and West Berlin, preventing people from leaving East Germany. According to the “August 13 Association” which specialises in the history of the Berlin Wall, at least 938 people – 255 in Berlin alone – died, shot by East German border guards, attempting to flee to West Berlin or West Germany. It stood for 28 years as a division between the Soviets and the Allies.The wall was torn down after Communism collapsed in 1989.
5 ways to find out about sex in the wild Biologist Carin Bondar (TED Talk: The birds and the bees are just the beginning) studies how animals get down and dirty. The details are often bizarre but fascinating. “We hit topics hard, and not just for the quirk factor, but because there is a lot of cool science behind so many strange mating rituals,” she says of stories she tells with humor and aplomb. Below, she recommends five ways you can find out more about a topic you likely never knew you wanted to know about.
International Day for Abolition of Slavery - 2 December "...[I]t is vital that we give special consideration to ending modern-day slavery and servitude which affects the poorest, most socially excluded groups – including migrants, women, discriminated ethnic groups, minorities and indigenous peoples." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2 December 2013 Summer Fun Camp - Nature Weaving Craft and Solar Oven S'mores Welcome campers and parents! My girls and I are thrilled to have you visit us during "Let's Go Camping" week of Summer Fun Camp 2013. I was a Girl Scout through my entire childhood and Miss Juju became a Daisy scout this past year, which makes traditional camping crafts a favorite around our house. Today we are going to share a fun nature weaving craft and a classic camping activity with a twist.
Paper Plate Weaving How To I have to confess, that there are not “many paper plate crafts” on Red Ted Art yet. I am not sure why, but paper plates are not something we have in our house. But it was it was time to change that……… especially as it is such a fun material to work with. The first thing we decided to have a go at, where those gorgeous Paper Plate Weaving crafts.