Learn about the theory of nature vs. nurture with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The phrase "nature vs. nurture" refers to a long-standing debate about the importance of heredity and environment in shaping who we are. It asks whether our personality, our behavior, and our sexuality are primarily the result of genetic or social influences. The debate is central to us as human beings. Perhaps this is because it essentially asks, "Who are we?" and "Why are we who we are?"
Learn about the life of Mahatma Gandhi with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.
On January 30, 1948, a small, peaceful man, aged 78, was shot dead while holding a prayer meeting in Delhi, India. What made this man's death global news was the extraordinary life that had preceded it. The world gasped in shock that the man who had brought India her independence had been killed; that a man who had proven to be one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century was dead.
Learn about the story of the first Christmas with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. The story of the first Christmas begins with a young lady called Mary who lived in a town called Nazareth. Mary was a devoutly religious young woman. And for Christians, she was one of the most special people in history.
Learn about the beauty of Yellowstone National Park with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.
Steaming rivers, stone forests, and bubbling lava are a daily occurrence at Yellowstone National Park. It's the oldest national park in the world and is renowned for its pristine nature and extreme climates. Nowhere else in America can you take a vacation where you drive by a herd of buffalo, watch boiling water shoot into the sky, and feel the slight tremour of earthquakes below your feet.
Learn about the crimes of Jack the Ripper with iMinds insightful audio-knowledge series.
In late 1888, a series of brutal murders took place in the impoverished Whitechapel district of London. At least five women were attacked. The killer liked slitting the throats of the victims. The victims' abdomens were then sliced and several organs were removed. This serial killer became known as Jack the Ripper.
Learn about the Twelve Days of Christmas with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds.
For many, Christmas is not just a time of year but a whole period of festivities. You may have heard someone say that there are twelve days of Christmas. But did you know that they refer to the days after Christmas and not the days leading up to it?
Learn about the process of immunisation with iMinds insightful audio-knowledge series. For many people, immunisation is their only hope at survival. It is responsible for saving millions of lives every year, eradicating some of the most horrific viruses, and increasing global health awareness. Without immunisation, historical plagues such as the "Black Death", "smallpox", and "Spanish influenza" would still be around. If we didn't have immunisation, many of us wouldn't be here.
Learn about the New Wave cinematic genre with iMinds insightful audio-knowledge series. Cool. Auteur. Jump cut. Godard. Truffaut. New Wave. These were the words on every film lover's lips in the late 1950s and 1960s. A new type of cinema was exploding on screen.The French New Wave, or Nouvelle Vague, was one of the most influential movements in the history of cinema.
Christmas Day is a time of celebration for many people all around the world. Those who celebrate it see it as a joyous time. But Christmas is celebrated in many different ways in different countries. One country has a feast known as "reveillon". In another country people like to go to the beach on Christmas Day! Can you guess which countries these are?
You probably would agree that the four weeks leading up to Christmas are a special time of year. For Christians this is a period of preparation. Many Christians call these four weeks 'Advent' and they prepare themselves for the celebration of Jesus' birth. The word 'Advent' comes from the Latin 'adveneo', meaning 'to come to' and refers to Jesus' coming into the world at Christmas.
In this compilation of six Christmas themes, you will learn about: The story of Advent; the history of the first Christmas; the story of celebrating the Nativity; the importance of the Twelve Days of Christmas; the origins of Christmas customs; and the different Christmas traditions around the world.
Every year you probably celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December. Someone may have told you that this is the day of Jesus' birth. But nobody actually knows when he was born! The Bible does not give us a date for the birth of Jesus. So early Christians took the date of important ancient festivals and placed Christmas around the same time.Before Christianity, the Romans had a winter festival called Saturnalia, which took place for one week in mid-December.
Christmas trees and Christmas cards seem to be an essential part of the holiday season. So it may surprise you to know they are both relatively recent traditions in the United States and Britain!