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Spanish for Bilingual Students, Spring 2003

Spanish for Bilingual Students, Spring 2003

Designed for students of Hispanic descent and raised in the US. Expands ... (more)

Designed for students of Hispanic descent and raised in the US. Expands oral and written grammar study and increases contact with standard Spanish. Studies recent fiction and poetry as well as specific historical, social, economic, and political aspects of Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban cultures. Many of the nonliterary readings are in English; class discussions in Spanish. Taught in Spanish. Fron the course home page: Course Description Spanish for Bilingual Students is an intermediate course designed principally for heritage learners, but which includes other students interested in specific content areas, such as US Latino immigration, identity, ethnicity, education and representation in the media. Linguistic goals include vocabulary acquisition, improvement in writing, and enhancement of formal communicative skills. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Morgenstern, Douglas
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Sport Media and Culture: Who's Calling the Shots?

Sport Media and Culture: Who's Calling the Shots?

The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what͢__ë_ ... (more)

The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what͢__ë_ ˘s happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the d (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Readings
Syllabi
Collection:
Open University OpenLearn
Provider:
Open University
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Storytelling & Cultures

Storytelling & Cultures

The web 2.0 storytelling workshops will consist of live online and asynchronous ... (more)

The web 2.0 storytelling workshops will consist of live online and asynchronous workshops via WiZiQ and ning respectively. Participants will engage in activities that encourage reflection and promote higher order critical thinking skills. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Author:
Gladys Gahona and Nellie Deutsch
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Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece, Fall 2007

Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece, Fall 2007

Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or ... (more)

Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or by a limited group of authors whose achievements are mutually illuminating. Some attention to narrative theory, and biographical and cultural backgrounds. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic: Joyce's Ulysses and Its Legacy. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
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Studies in Fiction: Stowe, Twain, and the Transformation of 19th-Century America, Fall 2004

Studies in Fiction: Stowe, Twain, and the Transformation of 19th-Century America, Fall 2004

Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or ... (more)

Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or by a limited group of authors whose achievements are mutually illuminating. Some attention to narrative theory, and biographical and cultural backgrounds. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication. Topic: Joyce's Ulysses and Its Legacy. This seminar looks at two bestselling nineteenth-century American authors whose works made the subject of slavery popular among mainstream readers. Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain have subsequently become canonized and reviled, embraced and banned by individuals and groups at both ends of the political and cultural spectrum and everywhere in between. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
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Sudsy Cells

Sudsy Cells

Students culture cells in order to find out which type of surfactant ... (more)

Students culture cells in order to find out which type of surfactant (in this case, soap) is best at removing bacteria. Groups culture cells from unwashed hands and add regular bar soap, regular liquid soap, anti-bacterial soap, dishwasher soap, and hand sanitizer to the cultures. The cultures are allowed to grow for two days and then the students will assess which type of soap did the best job of removing bacteria cells from unwashed hands. Students extend their knowledge of engineering and surfactants for different environmental applications. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
University of Colorado at Boulder
Author:
Janet Yowell
Kaelin Cawley
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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Symbols of Culture

Symbols of Culture

PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways ... (more)

PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways in which children around the world represent their cultures through visual art. Using this collection in the Global Gallery, learners can examine different depictions of culture as an entry point to studying cultures of countries around the world. This activity can be an introductory exercise to social studies or world geography research projects. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
TakingITGlobal TIGed Activities
Provider:
TakingITGlobal
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Technology and Culture, Fall 2003

Technology and Culture, Fall 2003

This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety ... (more)

This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to capitalist Massachusetts. We organize our discussions around three broad questions, corresponding to three syllabus themes: What cultural effects and risks follow from treating biology as technology? How have computers and information technologies changed the ways we think about ourselves? How are politics built into the infrastructures within which we live? We will be interested in how technologies have been used both to facilitate and undermine relations of inequality, and in whether technology has produced a better world, and for whom. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Helmreich, Stefan
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Technology and Culture, Fall 2006

Technology and Culture, Fall 2006

This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety ... (more)

This course examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a variety of social and historical settings ranging from 19th century factories to 21st century techno dance floors, from colonial Melanesia to capitalist Massachusetts. We will be interested in whether technology has produced a better world, and for whom. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Helmreich, Stefan
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Technology and Gender in American History, Spring 2004

Technology and Gender in American History, Spring 2004

This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology ... (more)

This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology in American history. Topics include theories of gender, technologies of production and consumption, the gendering of public and private space, men's and women's roles in science and technology, the effects of industrialization on sexual divisions of labor, gender and identity at home and at work. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Fitzgerald, Deborah
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Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Spring 2008

Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Spring 2008

A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works ... (more)

A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works that are organized around issues of ethnic and socio-cultural identity. Class lectures and discussions analyze samples of African-American, Chicano, Asian-American, Puerto Rican and Native American theater taking into consideration their historical and political context. Performance exercises help students identify the theatrical context and theatrical forms and techniques used by these theaters. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
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Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
DeFrantz, Thomas
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Topics in Linguistics: Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities, Spring 2004

Topics in Linguistics: Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities, Spring 2004

The Creole languages spoken in the Caribbean are linguistic by-products of the ... (more)

The Creole languages spoken in the Caribbean are linguistic by-products of the historical events triggered by colonization and the slave trade in Africa and the `New World'. In a nutshell, these languages are the results of language acquisition in the specific social settings defined by the history of contact between African and European peoples in 17th-/18th-century Caribbean colonies. One of the best known Creole languages, and the one with the largest community of speakers, is Haitian Creole. Its lexicon is primarily derived from varieties of French as spoken in 17th-/18th-century colonial Haiti; yet some of its structures seem to have emerged under the influence of African languages, mostly from West and Central Africa. And yet other properties seem to have no analogues in any of the source languages. Through a sample of linguistic case studies focusing on Haitian Creole morphosyntax, we will explore creolization from a cognitive, historical and comparative perspective. Using Haitian Creole and some of its Caribbean congeners as test cases, we will evaluate various hypotheses about the development of Creole languages and about the role of first- and second-language acquisition in such development. We will also explore the concept of Creolization in its non-linguistic senses. Then we will address questions of "Caribbean identities" by examining a sample of Creole speakers' attitudes toward the Creole language and the corresponding European language and toward the African and European components of their ethnic make-up. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
DeGraff, Michel
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Toward the Scientific Revolution, Fall 2003

Toward the Scientific Revolution, Fall 2003

The emergence of Western science: the systematization of natural knowledge in the ... (more)

The emergence of Western science: the systematization of natural knowledge in the ancient world, the transmission of the classical legacy to the Latin West, and the revolt from classical thought during the scientific revolution. Examines scientific concepts in light of their cultural and historical contexts. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
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Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Kaiser, David
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Tá Falado

Tá Falado

Tá Falado includes 46 podcast lessons on the pronunciation and grammar of ... (more)

Tá Falado includes 46 podcast lessons on the pronunciation and grammar of Portuguese, specifically designed to help those who already speak Spanish. The lessons are built around Portuguese dialogs that are repeated in Spanish, providing a direct comparison of the two languages. All lessons include downloadable PDF files with the transcripts and notes, mp3 audio files, and blog discussions. Additionally all of the dialogs present cultural scenarios that illustrate differences between North American and Brazilian culture. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Collection:
COERLL
Provider:
The University of Texas at Austin
Author:
Kelm
Orlando
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Une soirée entre amis: tickets reserveren

Une soirée entre amis: tickets reserveren

Op het einde van deze les kun je telefonisch tickets voor een ... (more)

Op het einde van deze les kun je telefonisch tickets voor een concert reserveren. Eerst leer je reageren met de gepaste repliek, dan luister je naar een conversatie en duid je de elementen aan waarover gesproken wordt. Vervolgens krijg je een oefening op voorzetsels. En tenslotte duid je -met een luisteroefening- aan wat het juiste antwoord van de bediende zal zijn op bepaalde vragen. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Collection:
KlasCement
Provider:
KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
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Using Different Versions of "'Twas the Night...Christmas" to Help Gr.1 Language

Using Different Versions of "'Twas the Night...Christmas" to Help Gr.1 Language

This lesson allows the teacher to read different versions of this classic ... (more)

This lesson allows the teacher to read different versions of this classic in accents indigenous to certain cultures and then provides a writing lesson for students to write their own version of "'Twas the Night" for their school! (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Collection:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Author:
Dirk Robertson
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Vacation II

Vacation II

'Connors creates a fantasy vacation in limitless circumstances by constructing a travelogue ... (more)

'Connors creates a fantasy vacation in limitless circumstances by constructing a travelogue that moves from New England forests to the bottom of the sea, to outer space and to all corners of the world. The artist uses video effects such as computer-assisted animation, editing processes, and sophisticated matting techniques as metaphors for perceptual experience.' Using both miniature sets and still and moving images of various environments, Betsy Connors evokes both real and virtual spaces. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
WGBH
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Victorian Literature and Culture, Spring 2003

Victorian Literature and Culture, Spring 2003

British literature and culture during Queen Victoria's long reign, 1837-1901. Authors studied ... (more)

British literature and culture during Queen Victoria's long reign, 1837-1901. Authors studied may include Charles Dickens, the Brontes, Lewis Carroll, George Eliot, Robert Browning, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Discussion of many of the era's major developments such as urbanization, steam power, class conflict, Darwin, religious crisis, imperial expansion, information explosion, and bureaucratization. Fiction, nonfiction, and poetry; syllabi vary. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Buzard, James
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Violence, Human Rights, and Justice, Fall 2004

Violence, Human Rights, and Justice, Fall 2004

This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way ... (more)

This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
James, Erica
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