August 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
Ghost town stands for a town or city that was abandoned once and forever. Why are there so many ghost towns in the world? Well, as the rule the places are abandoned for economic reasons. But there are can be other reasons as well. Among them are natural disasters (floods, fires), nuclear disasters and government actions sometimes. Once it was glorying and developing then it is forgotten and abandoned. Even though no one lives in a town it can still attract one’s attention. Thus many tourists visit such towns. Why so? Well, usually they are interested in history of the place, its development and decline. The most popular ghost towns in the United States and Canada are Bannack, Montana; Oatman, Arizona; Calico, California; Barkerville, British Columbia and some others.
August 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
Studying is the process which we perform throughout our lives and nobody wants this process to be dull routine. Different means help to make education more interesting, and educational films are among them. They present short videos concerning a particular topic and revealing it in a visual way. It is known that visual perception helps children to understand new information better, so there is no wonder that this method of education gains more and more popularity. Here is the list of educational video-clips which I consider to be the best.
August 11, 2012 § Leave a comment
Business is not only associated with success and money and deals and stuff. We know lots of interesting and sound examples of huge awesome companies with a successful destiny and the enormous income. But sometimes, this or that company becomes famous not because of it’s good business strategies, but because of the worst failures ever.
For example, advertising business. Seems to be stable and acute. Not at all. Once, the General Motors company, advertising the new offroadster made it possible for the visitors of the official site to edit the advertising videos and mottoes. Then, these vids and slogans have been accidentally included into the official advertising campaign and all the customers could see the slogans like: “New GM Jeep: yesterday’s technologies today” and “The world will become better without this car”.
August 2, 2012 § Leave a comment
Every parent wants all the best for his child be it some new toy or happiness and comfort in life. The idea that they will part with their precious kids when they will go to school scares some of parents to death. What will they eat, what if they fall down, what if the relations with classmates are not so good, and what if someone upsets their child? Sometimes this fear becomes unbearable and the parents decide that the home schooling is the best option.
Home schooling became popular when in 1997 13-year-old Rebecca Sealfon won one of the most prestigious contests – National Spelling Bee. It showed to lots of people that home education may lead to some significant results and the tendency began to gain speed. The statistics says that home-schooled kids are usually very talented in all academic fields. It is no wonder as the whole attention of the teacher is always devoted entirely to them and an individual teaching program which matches their peculiarities best, is used.