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Surface Tension and Suminagashi
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In an activity that integrates science and art, students see, experience and ...

In an activity that integrates science and art, students see, experience and harness the phenomenon of surface tension as they create beautiful works of art. Students conduct two experiments related to surface tension—floating objects on the surface of water and creating original artwork using floating inks. They also learn historical and cultural information through an introduction to the ancient Japanese art form of suminagashi. They take the topic a step further by discussing how an understanding of surface tension can be applied to solve real-world engineering problems and create useful inventions.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Partnerships for Research,
Steve Shaw, David Hu
Symbols of Culture
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PTPI's Global Youth Murals Project poses a wonderful introduction to the ways ...

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.

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Visual Arts
World Cultures
Social Sciences
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Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
TakingITGlobal
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TakingITGlobal TIGed Activities
Technology and Culture, Spring 2014
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This subject examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a range ...

This subject examines relationships among technology, culture, and politics in a range of social and historical settings. The class is organized around two topics: Identity and infrastructure, and will combine interactive lectures, film screenings, readings, and discussion.

Subject:
Anthropology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Heather Paxson
Helmreich, Stefan
Technology and Gender in American History, Spring 2004
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This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology ...

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.

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Fitzgerald, Deborah
Telling an Ancestor's Story
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Lesson plan outlines a collaborative process of creating an ancestor's story and ...

Lesson plan outlines a collaborative process of creating an ancestor's story and preparing a performance using movement and props.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Fox Woman's Mirror
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Individual Authors
Author:
Judy Shintani
Theater and Cultural Diversity in the U.S., Spring 2008
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A study of contemporary North American theater movements and selected individual works ...

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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
DeFrantz, Thomas
Topics in Linguistics: Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities, Spring 2004
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The Creole languages spoken in the Caribbean are linguistic by-products of the ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Linguistics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
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Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
DeGraff, Michel
Toward the Scientific Revolution, Fall 2003
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The emergence of Western science: the systematization of natural knowledge in the ...

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.

Subject:
World Cultures
Astronomy
Physics
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kaiser, David
Tá Falado
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Tá Falado includes 46 podcast lessons on the pronunciation and grammar of ...

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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Kelm
Orlando
Um Kulthum Lesson Plan
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The purpose of this site is to guide users in exploring the ...

The purpose of this site is to guide users in exploring the life of Umm Kulthum and the Arab World she enchanted. Her life story, from rural village to international star, spans the era of technological innovations, the political upheaval of the Egyptian Revolution and provides an entry point for developing deeper historical and cultural understandings of the region. Many of the lesson plans are interdisciplinary and can be used in music, literature, and history/social studies classes. The lessons can be taught individually or together as a whole unit.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
World Cultures
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Audio Lectures
Games
Images and Illustrations
Interactive
Lesson Plans
Readings
Reference
Provider:
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
Author:
http://albustanseeds.org/
Une soirée entre amis: tickets reserveren
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Op het einde van deze les kun je telefonisch tickets voor een ...

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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
KlasCement
Provider Set:
KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
Victorian Literature and Culture, Spring 2003
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British literature and culture during Queen Victoria's long reign, 1837-1901. Authors studied ...

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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Religious Studies
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Buzard, James
Violence, Human Rights, and Justice, Fall 2014
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This course examines the problem of mass violence and oppression in the ...

This course examines the problem of mass violence and oppression in the contemporary world, and the concept of human rights as a defense against such abuse. It explores questions of cultural relativism, race, gender and ethnicity. It examines case studies from war crimes tribunals, truth commissions, anti-terrorist policies and other judicial attempts to redress state-sponsored wrongs. It also considers whether the human rights framework effectively promotes the rule of law in modern societies. Students debate moral positions and address ideas of moral relativism.

Subject:
Religious Studies
Law
Anthropology
Political Science
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
James, Erica
Water: A Source of Life and Culture
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asks students to research and analyze the role of water in daily ...

asks students to research and analyze the role of water in daily life and create symbols to represent their findings. The students' symbols are then arranged to create a contemporary work of art.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Peace Corps
Provider Set:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
What Is Europe?
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The European Union (EU), formed out of the ashes of the Second ...

The European Union (EU), formed out of the ashes of the Second World War, continues to expand in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Despite the EU's growing size and significance the question 'What is Europe?' still resonates through the continent. This unit looks at a range of different views on the question, contrasting different conceptions of Europeanness and outlining competing visions for the future of the EU.

Subject:
World Cultures
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
What is a Profile?
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Using TIG profiles as an entry point, this activity explores a broader ...

Using TIG profiles as an entry point, this activity explores a broader theme of "profiling" to enable students to examine how they present themselves, as well as cultural perceptions and biases within themselves, their peers, and their community. Students will read TIG profiles and Member Stories, with the objective of better understanding others' perspectives to critically reflect and write about their own identity.

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
TakingITGlobal
Provider Set:
TakingITGlobal TIGed Activities
What will you be able to do you on a national holiday?
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At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write ...

At the completion of this lesson you will be able to write about your experiences celebrating the national holiday. In the first exercise you will look on a website for activities you can do on that day. Then, you will fill the gaps in an incomplete text and will be given a number of words to construct a proper sentence. Lastly, you will be asked to describe the parade for someone who was absent.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
KlasCement
Provider Set:
KlasCement
Author:
Vlaams Ministerie Van Onderwijs En Vorming
Why Videos Go Viral
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Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about ...

Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 7-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Alloca, Kevin