Johnny Cash - My Grandfather's Clock
+ LYRICS: "My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
So it stood ninety years on the floor
It was taller by half than the old man himself
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more..."
Cruz's Victory Slows Trump's Path - Text + Audio
"With a victory in the state of Wisconsin, Texas Senator Ted Cruz slowed Donald Trump’s push to capture the Republican Party’s presidential nomination.
The Wisconsin defeat is one of several setbacks for the Trump campaign in the past few days."
How important is socal class in Britain today? - Article + Photos + Video - 7 April 2016
"The UK is famed for the rigid distinctions between the different strata of society – but what’s the truth in the myth?
And how does it compare to other countries?"
Find Your Best Place to Live - Text + Audio
"If you want to find the perfect place to live, you might spend weeks doing research on cities around the world.
Or you could use the Teleport website. It is set up to help you discover the best place for you.
The website’s developers once worked for Skype."
Deadly diabetes in 'unrelenting march' - 6 April 2016
"The world is facing an "unrelenting march" of diabetes which now affects nearly one in 11 adults, the World Health Organization (WHO) says...
High blood sugar levels are a major killer - linked to 3.7 million deaths around the world each year, it says."
Why Do Women Join Islamic State? - Text + Audio - 5 April 2016
"A young Mississippi woman has admitted to trying to help the Islamic State. The U.S. FBI released her social media postings.
They show both her excitement and fear of going to Syria. She thought she was writing with IS recruiters, but it was two FBI agents, instead. "
White man attacked for having dreadlocks (April 05, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A heated debate is currently going on in the USA about whether it is OK for white people to have dreadlocks."
Lesson plans for kids
"We have 7 new lesson plans celebrating the life and work of Shakespeare for you to use with your young learners
to accompany the short animated videos of six of Shakespeare's plays
- Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream,
plus Shakespeare's life and extension activities!"
US Presidents: 30 great one-liners
"As we gear up for the election of the 45th United States president, we look at some of best quotes from Barack Obama
and from previous incumbants at the White House, including Abraham Lincoln, JFK and Richard Nixon." (telegraph.co.uk)
New Study Shows Best, Worst Pay for Women - Text + Audio - 4 April 2016
"A new study reports on jobs in which women earn the least compared to men doing the same jobs.
It also shows jobs where women make more than men. The report was done by Glassdoor of California.
It found, for example, that women computer programmers make 28 percent less than men doing the same job."
No Cleaning Products, No Problem - an infographic
"You would probably be surprised to find out that in almost every room of the house you could find something to help you with your Spring clean.
From your kitchen or pantry, you could use lemons to make shower heads sparkle;
ketchup to make copper shine and baking soda to clean mud off rugs and carpets.
For those of you with spare cola in the house, it can be used to clean the toilet bowl!
Your bathroom is also full of tools to help you clean your house, including as hair dryers that get rid of water stains on wood and toothpaste
that can help clean the bathroom sink..."
The detectives who spy from space- Article + Photos + Video - 5 April 2016
"Modern detectives use as variety of new technology to help them solve cases. BBC Future meets the agency harnessing a new tool – satellites."
New device keeps air in your house safe (April 03, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A technology company has made a new device to help clean the air in our home. The company is called Dyson. It has just launched an air purifier..."
Claim: Turkey Sending Refugees Back to Syria - Text + Audio - 3 April 2016
"Amnesty International says Turkey has been forcing about 100 refugees back to Syria every day since January.
The rights group recently released a report that said many people in southern Turkey know about the forced removals."
Bewildered migrants await fate on Lesbos- Photos + Video - 3 April 2016
"Migrants taken to camps complain they are "treated like animals"...
Every day this week has brought hundreds more migrants across the Aegean sea to the Greek shore."
Into the heart of terror: behind Isis lines
"The German writer Jürgen Todenhöfer was the first western journalist allowed to enter Isis-controlled Syria and Iraq – and to return safely.
In an extract from his book, he describes what he saw in Raqqa and Mosul, and the chilling moment he realised that
his angry, masked driver was one of the world’s most-wanted men."
'Cyrillic Jihadists' Bring Discipline to IS in Syria- Text + Audio - 3 April 2016
"The second-largest group of foreign fighters for the Islamic State are Russian-speaking militants, according to a new report. They used to live in former Russian-held Central Asian nations. Some are in top IS leadership positions. Some brought their wives and children to Syria."
How Islamic State group supporters targeted the UK - 1 April 2016
"A delivery driver from Luton has been found guilty of plotting a terror attack on US military personnel in the UK as a show of his allegiance
to the self-styled Islamic State group. What does his case say about the nature of the threat faced by the UK?"
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: A Fiery World- Text + Audio - 3 April 2016
"Our national parks journey this week takes us to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and America’s 50th state.
We are exploring the unique and fiery world that is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park."