Set in the 15th century, this is the story of a young lawyer-advocate whose quest for the simple life leads him to a position in a small rural village. Instead of the peaceful life, however, he finds more depravity and intrigue than in the city.
Alaska tribes have journeyed on a unique path in the settlement of their aboriginal claims. This 55 minute documentary beautifully illustrates the history of that path and the impacts of federal laws and policies on Alaska Native people.
"Up until now the perilous events in Darfur has been explained by outsiders... Sudanese filmmaker Taghreed Elsanhouri talks with ordinary Sudanese in outdoor tea shops, markets, refugee camps and living rooms about how deeply rooted prejudices could suddenly burst into a wild fire of ethnic violence" -- Container.
Roger Cobb is a swinging bachelor, a lawyer, and a jazz musician. Edwina Cutwaters is a terminally ill spinster who is given another chance at life if her soul can be transported into another woman. However, the guru goofs, and Edwina's soul takes over the right side of Roger.
Presents an interpretation of the beliefs of the Founding Fathers of the United States concerning the role of Christian principles in education and government; provides excerpts from court cases showing that for 160 years Christian principles were officially and legally inseparable from American public life and shows what has happened since the courts have rejected the Founder's beliefs.
disc 1. lecture 1. Revolutions and wars for independence -- lecture 2. Origins of revolution in the Atlantic world -- lecture 3. Colonial empires on the eve of revolution -- lecture 4. The North American revolution emerges -- lecture 5. From Lexington and Concord to Yorktown -- lecture 6. The radicalism of the American Revolution -- disc 2. lecture 7. Slave rebellion in St. Domingue -- lecture 8. The Haitian revolution -- lecture 9. Seeds of rebellion in Spanish America -- lecture 10. Napoleon invades Spain and Portugal -- lecture 11. Francisco de Miranda - the precursor -- lecture 12. Simon Bolivar - the liberator. disc 3. lecture 13. Liberating northern South America -- lecture 14. San Martin and Argentine independence -- lecture 15. Bernardo O'Higgins and Chile -- lecture 16. Liberating Peru -- lecture 17. Mexico - race and class warfare -- lecture 18. Mexico - empire and chaos -- disc 4. lecture 19. Brazil - a royal revolution? -- lecture 20. Failed movements in the Caribbean -- lecture 21. The British West Indies and Canada-- lecture 22. The strange case of Paraguay -- lecture 23. Revolutions made and unmade -- lecture 24. The aftermath of independence.
Between 1776 and 1825 wars for independence eruped all across the Americas, from Boston to Buenos Airs. Within two generations, the vast European colonial empires in the Americas collasped and 19 new independent nations emerged. This course looks at these American revolutions, beginning with the outbreak of war in British North America in 1776 and ending with the final defeat of the Spanish in South America in 1825.
Teaching is more than a job--it's a responsibility, one of the greatest responsibilities in civilized society. Teachers lay bare the mysteries of the world; train minds to explore, question, investigate, and discover; and ensure that knowledge is not lost or forgotten but passed on to future generations. Teachers shape lives in limitless ways, both inside and outside of the classroom. But teaching is no easy task. It's an art form that requires craft, sensitivity, creativity, and intelligence. Whether the classroom consists of 3 students or 300, it's important to be as effective and successful a teacher as possible, both for the students and for professional and personal growth. This course is designed to help develop and enhance teaching style; provide methods, tools, and advice for handling all manner of teaching scenarios; and help viewers achieve new levels of success as teachers.
A small nomadic community is cursed by an unknown shaman. When Atanarjuat falls in love with a woman already promised to the son of the clan's leader, he has to fight for her. She is won by Atanarjuat and the leader plots to attack him in his sleep. Escaping, he sets off running across the ice, embarking on a harrowing adventure of survival in the brutal wilderness. He returns stronger and wiser to reclaim his life and stop the curse that has divided his people.
An intimate look at the death penalty in the state of Texas through the eyes of Pastor Carroll Pickett, who served 15 years as the death house chaplain to the infamous 'Walls' prison unit in Huntsville. During Pickett's remarkable career he presided over 95 executions, including the world's first lethal injection. After each execution, Pickett recorded an audiotape account of his trip to the death chamber.
Cruise stars as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator in a politically-explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor - including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior.
Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
In 1986 Christine Morton was murdered in her home in Williamson County, Texas. Her husband Michael was charged and convicted of the crime. Twenty-five years later, DNA evidence was brought to light linking the crime to another man.