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Ocean Voyagers Lesson Plans
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Ocean Voyagers Lesson Plans

Ocean Voyagers is an educational outreach initiative consisting of an interdisciplinary curriculum ... (more)

Ocean Voyagers is an educational outreach initiative consisting of an interdisciplinary curriculum program. It is designed to allow middle school teachers and students to gain real-world knowledge about oceanographic science, social science, maritime cultures, communication, literature, and the language arts. This collection features lesson plans on physical and biological oceanography, ecology, maritime heritage and culture. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Life Science
Physics
Space Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Reference
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
On Becoming Modern
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On Becoming Modern

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. ... (more)

Access to the article is free, however registration and sign-in are required. Unlike other animals, humans cooperate with nonrelatives in coordinated actions, decorate their bodies, build complex artefacts (useful or otherwise), talk, and divide themselves into linguistic groups. To understand the evolutionary basis of such behaviors, anthropologists must consider not only issues connected to social evolution in animals, but also the implications of the possible coevolution of genes and culture. Two articles in this issue examine aspects of human social evolution: On page 1293, Bowles (1) investigates the origins of altruism toward one's own social group, while on page 1298, Powell et al. (2) study the emergence of cultural complexity. Based on empirical evidence and modeling, both studies suggest that the demographic structure of our ancestral populations determined how social evolution proceeded. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Ruth Mace (University College London;Department of Anthropology)
Oral Communication in Spanish, Spring 2004
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Oral Communication in Spanish, Spring 2004

Gives students the necessary language skills to successfully employ Spanish in a ... (more)

Gives students the necessary language skills to successfully employ Spanish in a variety of social situations. Focuses on oral communication and uses popular media for listening practice. Student projects involve reading, oral presentations, and classroom interaction. Emphasizes communication skills needed by students in engineering and management for work in Latin America or Spain. Taught in Spanish. A second-year intermediate course that includes vocabulary enhancement and limited review of selected points of grammar. Focuses on listening comprehension and speaking, with group activities, discussions and individual oral reports based on readings, films, music and art. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Morgenstern, Douglas
Organizational Processes, Fall 2003
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Organizational Processes, Fall 2003

Subject enhances students' ability to take effective action in complex organizational settings ... (more)

Subject enhances students' ability to take effective action in complex organizational settings by providing the analytic tools needed to analyze, manage, and lead the organizations of the future. Emphasis on the importance of the organizational context in influencing which individual styles and skills are effective. Employs a wide variety of learning tools, from experiential learning to the more conventional discussion of written cases. Subject centers on three complementary perspectives on organizations: the strategic design, political, and cultural "lenses" on organizations. Restricted to first-year Sloan master's students. (less)

Subject:
Business
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fernandez, Roberto
Paige Academy: An Alternative Education
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Paige Academy: An Alternative Education

Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing. Program focuses on the work ... (more)

Angela Paige Cook comments on standardized testing. Program focuses on the work of Paige Academy, a private school in Roxbury for children aged three months to seven years. Hosts Barbara Barrow and Melvin Moore speak with Paige Academy Founder and Director Angela Paige Cook and the Academy's Administrative Producer, Mary Ann Crayton, to discuss the school's origins and practices, such as teaching by the nguzo saba (the seven principles of Kwanzaa). Program includes slides of Academy students. Produced by Barbara Barrow. Directed by Conrad White. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
Provider Set:
WGBH Open Vault
Photography and Truth, Spring 2008
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Photography and Truth, Spring 2008

" Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked ... (more)

" Still photography, a practice and form of expression that has worked its way into every facet of social life and every culture in the world, is considered here from the perspectives of history and social science. We will discuss the uses and functions of pictures; how they are to be understood and interpreted; whether they have clear-cut content and meanings; how they shape and are shaped by politics, economics, and social life." (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Howe, James
Poetry Open Mic

Poetry Open Mic

Lila Gray instills her own love of poetry in her students by ... (more)

Lila Gray instills her own love of poetry in her students by encouraging them to write original works and finding poems that express who they are. Her weekly open mic sessions create a perfect venue for building confidence and helping students find their voice while still hitting core standards and learning lifelong skills. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Popular Culture and Narrative: Literature, Comics, and Culture, Fall 2010
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Popular Culture and Narrative: Literature, Comics, and Culture, Fall 2010

In this course, we will investigate popular culture and narrative by focusing ... (more)

In this course, we will investigate popular culture and narrative by focusing on the relationship between literary texts and comics. Several questions shape the syllabus and provide a framework for approaching the course materials: How do familiar aspects of comics trace their origins to literary texts and broader cultural concerns? How have classic comics gone on to influence literary fiction? In what ways do contemporary graphic narratives bring a new kind of seriousness of purpose to comics, blurring what's left of the boundaries between the highbrow and the lowbrow? Readings and materials for the course range from the nineteenth century to the present, and include novels, short stories, essays, older and newer comics, and some older and newer films. Expectations include diligent reading, active participation, occasional discussion leading, and two papers. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Picker, John
Prohibition and Permission, Spring 2007
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Prohibition and Permission, Spring 2007

Explore where the prohibitions and permissions that occur in every day life ... (more)

Explore where the prohibitions and permissions that occur in every day life come from, why they exist, and what gives them force. For example: food- you are only willing and able to eat a subset of the world's edible substances. Marriage- some marriages are prohibited by law or by custom. Addresses questions of prohibition and permission using psychological sources and literary works from ancient to modern. Includes texts by Shakespeare, Melville, Mary Rowlandson, and Anita Desai. Students give group and individual oral presentations. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Wolfe, Jeremy
Quizlet Flashcards: Restaurants and Food
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Quizlet Flashcards: Restaurants and Food

This set of flashcards deals with common restaurant decorum, including suggested words ... (more)

This set of flashcards deals with common restaurant decorum, including suggested words or phrases to use when ordering dishes, as well as words related to food items, cooking, and drinks. The set features 61 words in singular and, when applicable, plural form, and features an audio component that allows the listener to hear each word. The words are written in Arabic, translated into English, and feature English transliteration as well. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Reference
Provider:
Quizlet
Provider Set:
Arabic Language Learning
The Raven: Creator of the Universe?
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The Raven: Creator of the Universe?

From images of death or ill omen to images of placing the ... (more)

From images of death or ill omen to images of placing the sun in the sky, the raven has captured the attention of civilizations throughout the centuries. In this lesson students will conduct research to learn about the fascinating ways and lore of the raven. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
NATURE
Provider Set:
PBS Online
Reading Fiction, Fall 2008
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Reading Fiction, Fall 2008

" This course offers students ways to become more engaged and curious ... (more)

" This course offers students ways to become more engaged and curious readers for life. By learning the language of selected short stories and novels, students learn the language of literary description. There will be a strong emphasis on class discussion and writing. Readings will include fiction by O'Conner, Joyce, Tolstoy, Mann, Shelley, and Baldwin." (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Vaeth, Kimberly
Reading proficiency, culture: Wo in Europe spricht man Deutsch?
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Reading proficiency, culture: Wo in Europe spricht man Deutsch?

At the completion of this lesson you will have learned something about ... (more)

At the completion of this lesson you will have learned something about the countries in Europe where German is the official language. You will practice your reading skills and vocabulary on this topic. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
KlasCement
Provider Set:
KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
Reception of Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective
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Reception of Music in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Music is created to be performed, in most cases for an audience, ... (more)

Music is created to be performed, in most cases for an audience, whether in a concert hall, at a street fair or through a radio. But how those listeners receive a piece or style of music influences future music production. This unit explores how audience reception, changing social situations and technology impact musical performance. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn