To hear this book, click play in the box below or click on the chapter titles.
Summary: This book tells the story of the American war of Independence from the side of the British. The old flag mentioned in the title is the flag of England. This is a book for young readers, but – as a good book should be – everybody can enjoy it”. (Summary by Stav Nisser for Librivox)
The Norton Anthology of Poetry has provided a web companion with several poems read aloud. Here is their homepage where you can find several additional resources. Below are links to the poems on their site. Click on the links to go to their site, and then click on the speaker beside the text of each poem to hear it read aloud. You’ll need QuickTime for the audio player to work.
In order to listen to these free classes, you’ll need to register with Worldwide Classroom. After registering, you’ll be able to listen to all of these sessions on Mp3, as well as download written transcripts and study guides for each lecture.
Here is a course description and a list of the topics covered in this course.
Course Description (taken from the Worldwide Classroom site):
A study of Christianity from the Early Church to the dawn of the Reformation, with source material readings. This course places an emphasis on the application of church history to life and ministry and helps the student to understand the development of Christian thought and the formulation of doctrine as part of God’s overall pattern of history. This course is taught by David Calhoun.
Lesson 1: The Study of Church History
Lesson 2: The Growth of the Christian Church
Lesson 3: The Persecutions
Lesson 4: The Apologists
Lesson 5: Orthodoxy and Heresy
Lesson 6: Canon, Creed, and Bishops
Lesson 7: The Early Church Fathers
Lesson 8: The People of the Early Church
Lesson 9: The Church in the Fourth Century
Lesson 10: The Beginnings of Monasticism
Lesson 11: Donatism
Lesson 12: The Council of Nicea
Lesson 13: Cappadocians and Constantinople
Lesson 14: Ambrose, Jerome, and Chrysostom
Lesson 15: Augustine’s Confessions
Lesson 16: Augustine and the Pelagian Controversy
Lesson 17: Augustine’s Theology of History
Lesson 18: The Council of Chalcedon
Lesson 19: The Early Middle Ages
Lesson 20: Medieval Missions
Lesson 21: The Christianization of Great Britain
Lesson 22: Learning and Theology
Lesson 23: Eastern Orthodoxy
Lesson 24: The Late Middle Ages
Lesson 25: Medieval Monasticism
Lesson 26: Crusades or Missions?
Lesson 27: The Waldensians
Lesson 28: Scholastic Theology
Lesson 29: Thomas Aquinas
Lesson 30: The Sacramental System
Lesson 31: Church and State
Lesson 32: Wycliffe and Hus
Lesson 33: Reform in Italy
Lesson 34: Mysticism and the Modern Devotion
Lesson 35: The Waning of the Middle Ages
Appendix A: Catholic World Missions
Appendix B: The Spread of the Western Church
Appendix C: The Spread of the Eastern Church
Appendix D: The 100 Most Important Dates in Church History
Learn the most fundamental skill for identifying birds: recognizing them by size and shape.
Chris and Jessie show you how to compare different birds and employ your observations to make a confident ID. Join them in the field to practice these techniques on common birds and learn how to distinguish similar species such as Hairy and Downy woodpeckers.
If you’re relying solely on your field guide to make an ID, you might be missing out on easy opportunities to identify the birds you see.
Join Jessie and Chris as they demonstrate the importance of observing a bird’s overall color pattern. Learn to recognize specific features and patterns to identify birds with confidence.
To learn more, go to the All About Birds Site and page down to the Explore More section. You’ll find links to information about dark and light plumage patterns, key field marks to watch for, the different parts of a bird, and birding the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Florida, an episode location.
Besides being fun, observing the way a bird behaves can provide critical clues to its identity. With stunning footage from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, Chris and Jessie show you different types of behaviors to watch for and how to interpret them.
Here is a summary about Episode Four: Habitat from the All About Birds Website:
Inside this Episode
Join Jessie and Chris as they bird the marshes, cypress swamps, and nearby mangroves of Florida’s Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in pursuit of the elusive Limpkin.
You’ll learn how to employ your observations of habitat to help you determine the probability of finding birds in certain locations and to confirm the identity of the birds you see.
For links and more information, click here. Page down to Explore More to check out the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, great birding opportunities in Southern Florida, or to visit eBird for dynamic information on when and where to find birds.
Edith Wharton’s 1911 novel Ethan Frome tells the story of a tragic love triangle. Set in the highly symbolic wintry landscape of Starkfield, Massachusetts, the narrative centers on the title character’s fraught relationships with his “sickly, cantankerous” wife Zeena and his young, beautiful cousin Mattie Silver. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett for Librivox)
Here is an interesting time-lapse video showing the journey of a cruise ship through the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean. In less than 2 minutes you’ll get a good understanding of the length of the canal and how a ship moves through the locks.
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