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The Immigration History of the United States of America

The Immigration History of the United States of America

Immigration. It’s been the defining characteristic of America since before our country even began, so it’s important to remind ourselves of our rich history…of where we all came from to create this one-of-a-kind melting pot of people that is the United States in the 21st century. The first successful colony in America was established in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia by English settlers. But, these first europeans arrived in a land that was already home to other people. To indigenous, Native…

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POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

POP CULTURE: Better Celebrities

Serious people are used to thinking badly of celebrity culture. They hate how everyone wants to read about where the latest big name has been on holiday, or who they’re dating. They say it’s silly and a sad reflection of modern civilization. Such stern attitudes may sound sensible and noble, but they are in truth deeply irresponsible. The impulse to admire and have heroes is an important part of human nature. Ignoring it or condemning it won’t kill it off;…

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Beaver Nation

Beaver Nation

You. You are the nation. Your geography is boundless. Your currency is action. Favorite word? “Possible.” You are the nation of, “Think big,” “Push up your sleeves,” “get it done.” The nation of, “make it happen.” “Do it better.” “Never stop.” “Go together.” Your motto? “Inspire.” “Heal” “Create” “Solve” You are the nation. Built from pride, forged in orange and black. Your nation. Beaver nation. Your only question? “What’s next?”

Building a culture of feedback in every school | Ernest Jenavs | TEDxRiga

Building a culture of feedback in every school | Ernest Jenavs | TEDxRiga

Translator: Ilze Garda Reviewer: Reiko Bovee When was the last time you heard somebody say, “Wow, this new government regulation has really improved the education for my kid!” (Laughter) I haven’t either, but I bet you have heard somebody say that their child’s life has changed radically because of the change of school or a new class. The difference in the quality of education across the schools within a country is far greater than the difference in the country averages…

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A New Culture of Learning, Douglas Thomas at TEDxUFM

A New Culture of Learning, Douglas Thomas at TEDxUFM

Translator: Rebeca zuñiga Reviewer: Reiko Bovee I’m really happy to be here, and I have a lot to talk about. About a year and a half ago, I published a book with my colleague, John Seely Brown called “A New Culture of Learning.” And it addressed what we saw as some fundamental problems with what was happening in education today. And, it hit us very early on that learning is fundamentally an easy thing that we do, that we do…

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Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring (PACEM)

Program Award for Culture of Excellence in Mentoring (PACEM)

(lighthearted music) – This program started back, actually, when I was on the faculty council myself, there was an initiative to look at the state of mentoring at Harvard and to see whether there would be a way to make it better. One of the goals that stuck in my head was that we want this to be a place where people brag to their peers around the country about what great mentoring environment it is at Harvard. Basically now,…

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When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course US History, and today we’re going to tell the story of how a group of plucky English people struck a blow for religious freedom, and founded the greatest, freest and fattest nation the world has ever seen. [Libertage] These Brits entered a barren land containing no people, and quickly invented the automobile, baseball and Star Trek and we all lived happily ever after. Mr. Green, Mr. Green, if it is really that…

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SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

SOCIOLOGY – Alexis De Tocqueville

Democracy was achieved by such a long arduous and heroic struggle that it can feel embarrassing even shameful to be pretty Disappointed by it Perhaps the best guy to such feelings and to Modern democracy in general is a 19th century French aristocrat [Alexis] De [Tocqueville] Photo Tocqueville Democracy was a highly exotic and new political option he’d been born in 1805 when Napoleon was the populist dictator of half of Europe But he prescient lee believed that democracy was…

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Are we too Materialistic?

Are we too Materialistic?

it doesn’t seem to make sense to suggest that there might be such a thing as good materialism. After all isn’t materialism just plain bad always? It can seem as if we’re faced with a stark choice. Either you can be materialistic and that means obsessed with money and possessions shallow and selfish, or you can reject materialism be good and focus on more important matters of the Spirit. But in truth most of us are in our hearts stuck…

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