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Spanish Proficiency Exercises
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A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish ...

A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
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Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
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COERLL
Author:
Kelm, Orlando
Spanish for Bilingual Students, Spring 2003
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Designed for students of Hispanic descent and raised in the US. Expands ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Philosophy
Economics
Psychology
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Morgenstern, Douglas
Sport Media and Culture: Who's Calling the Shots?
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The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what͢__ë_ ...

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

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Audio Lectures
Readings
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Provider:
The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Studies in Fiction: Rethinking the American Masterpiece, Fall 2007
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Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Ethnic Studies
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Studies in Fiction: Stowe, Twain, and the Transformation of 19th-Century America, Fall 2004
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Intensive study of a range of texts by a single author or ...

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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Ethnic Studies
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kelley, Wyn
Sudsy Cells
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Students culture cells in order to find out which type of surfactant ...

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 assess which type of soap design did the best job of removing bacteria cells from unwashed hands. Students extend their knowledge of engineering and surfactants for different environmental applications.

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Engineering
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Janet Yowell
Kaelin Cawley
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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.

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Engineering
Arts and Humanities
Physics
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
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Homework and Assignments
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
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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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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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Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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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
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
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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Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
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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
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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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
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Assessments
Full Course
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Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
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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
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Homework and Assignments
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Kelm
Orlando
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.

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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.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Religious Studies
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Assessments
Full Course
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Provider:
M.I.T.
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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
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.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn