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CultureTalk - Arab World
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CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews ...

CultureTalk - Arab World features a very extensive selection of filmed interviews with people from different countries in the Arabic speaking world. While some interviews are in English, the vast majority are in Arabic. Translations and usually transcripts are provided for all non-English video clips. Topics include family, food, education, religious and cultural customs, work, art, sport, travel, etc. The regions covered are the Levant, North Africa, Egypt, and Mauritania, with an Iraqi section on the way.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Other
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Culture Talk: Food
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CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world ...

CultureTalk - Arab World features native speakers from across the Arabic-speaking world giving filmed interviews, in Arabic and sometimes English, on selected topics. Text-based translations and transcriptions are often provided as downloadable documents for most Arabic videos. The videos engage a number of region/country-specific topics, including cultural traditions, religion, politics, and sports.

In this particular video section, a range of customs and issues specific to food are addressed. Videos are organized by country/region, and feature multiple interviews in both colloquial Arabic and English.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Audio Lectures
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Digestion Simulation
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To reinforce students' understanding of the human digestion process, the functions of ...

To reinforce students' understanding of the human digestion process, the functions of several stomach and small intestine fluids are analyzed, and the concept of simulation is introduced through a short, introductory demonstration of how these fluids work. Students learn what simulation means and how it relates to the engineering process, particularly in biomedical engineering. The teacher demo requires vinegar, baking soda, water and aspirin.

Subject:
Engineering
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Jacob Crosby
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Dunia fi Lubnan: An Online Arabic Interactive Storybook
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“Dunia Fi Lubnan” is an online Arabic interactive storybook developed by Alefb ...

“Dunia Fi Lubnan” is an online Arabic interactive storybook developed by Alefb multicultural center for children with support from Qatar Foundation International through a Curriculum Development grant.

The storybook is a fully illustrated interactive story, and includes interactive comprehension quiz questions prompted by "Nahla the bee" in English, playful drills to test reading, writing and comprehension, and cultural games from which the learner can accumulate points to earn a surprise gift from Alefb. The story of Dunia, stretched out over 22 fully illustrated pages, tells a tale about a young girl who tries to overcome her fear of speaking Arabic. Along the way, users are exposed to several interactive self-correcting drills, audio files, cultural authentic documents tackling a wide variety of learning topics based on the themes and lessons within Dunia's story. Animations, sounds, glossaries pages and English translation tools all provide helpful hints and aid the learner in staying engaged. “Dunia Fi Lubnan” is an integrated educational material in that it uses both Modern Standard Arabic, الفصحى and colloquial العامية.

The interactive and multimedia components are designed in part to enhance regular curricula for teaching Arabic as a foreign language to children, teens and even adults, individually or in a classroom setting.

When all of the modules are completed, learners will have acquired new vocabulary, reinforced their reading, writing and comprehension skills, and been exposed to different practices, products and perspectives of the Arabic culture. Learners will be able to write a simple postcard using vocabulary from the following topics: Greetings, Feelings, Activities, Countries and Places, Colors, Food, Things and Family/Friends.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Images and Illustrations
Interactive
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
East Asian Cultures: From Zen to Pop, Spring 2015
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Examines traditional forms of East Asian culture (including literature, art, performance, food, ...

Examines traditional forms of East Asian culture (including literature, art, performance, food, and religion) as well as contemporary forms of popular culture (film, pop music, karaoke, and manga). Covers China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with an emphasis on China. Attention given to women's culture. The influence and presence of Asian cultural expressions in the US are also considered. Use made of resources in the Boston area, including the MFA, the Children's Museum, and the Sackler collection at Harvard. Taught in English.

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Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Emma teng
Eat Like a Bird
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Birds' beaks are designed to allow birds to get the most of ...

Birds' beaks are designed to allow birds to get the most of whatever food they need. In this activity, learners get an idea of how different beak shapes suit different food sources. This activity can be done as a relay race with teams, or adapted to another presentation style.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Arby's
Greendog
National Science Foundation
Public television viewers
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
WGBH
Eating & Exercise
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How many calories are in your favorite foods? How much exercise would ...

How many calories are in your favorite foods? How much exercise would you have to do to burn off these calories? What is the relationship between calories and weight? Explore these issues by choosing diet and exercise and keeping an eye on your weight.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Interactive
Simulations
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University of Colorado Boulder
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PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Adams
Benay
Franny
Franny Benay
Kate
Kate Semsar
Kathy
Kathy Perkins
Noah
Noah Podolefsky
Perkins
PhET Interactive Simulations
Podolefsky
Reid
Sam
Sam Reid
Semsar
Wendy
Wendy Adams
The Ecological Cost of Dinner
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This lesson is about the flow of energy in ecosystems. The setting ...

This lesson is about the flow of energy in ecosystems. The setting is Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, where students will learn about the first Thanksgiving meal in America, celebrated in 1621 by early American settlers and Wampanoag Indians. By examining this meal and comparing it to a modern day Thanksgiving celebration, students will be able to explore the way in which food energy moves and is transformed in an ecosystem. The learning goals focus on the movement of energy from one feeding level to the next within a food web, the way in which energy changes form, and the inefficiency of energy transfer, which in turn affects the availability of food energy for organisms at the highest feeding level. The lesson is directed at high school level biology students. Students should be familiar already with food webs, food chains, and trophic (feeding) levels. They should also be familiar with the general equations for photosynthesis (CO2 + H2O => C6H12O6) and cell respiration (C6H12O6 => CO2 + H2O), and understand the basic purpose of these processes in nature. This lesson can be completed during one long classroom period, or can be divided over two or more class meetings. The duration of the lesson will depend on prior knowledge of the students and on the amount of time allotted for student discussion. There are no supplies required for this lesson other than the downloadable worksheets (accessed on this BLOSSOMS site), paper and some glue or tape.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
Leslie Reinherz
The Ecology of Your Skin 3: The Body Food Connection
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In The Ecology of Your Skin 3: The Body Food Connection, students ...

In The Ecology of Your Skin 3: The Body Food Connection, students perform an exploration of bacteria in milk to see how they can get cheese-like results from body bacteria. This is extended to explorations and discussions on traditional and ethnic cuisines and the importance of bacteria in creating the distinctive aromas and flavors.

Subject:
Ecology
Nutrition
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Edible Earth
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In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers ...

In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers that's good enough to eat! Learners use tasty foodstuffs to simulate Earth's inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust. The recipe includes ingredients for one edible Earth, but can be doubled or tripled to accommodate groups of learners. This activity requires adult supervision.

Subject:
Engineering
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
American Museum of Natural History
Everything Grows
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In this activity, learners explore patterns and sequences as they observe fictional ...

In this activity, learners explore patterns and sequences as they observe fictional plant growth.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Children's Museum Of Houston
ExxonMobil
The Children's Museum of Houston
Exploratorium Online
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This site features dozens of online learning activities and exhibits. Make a ...

This site features dozens of online learning activities and exhibits. Make a mold terrarium, pinhole projector, telescope, or hair hygrometer. Explore the brain, biodiversity, Antarctica, DNA, frogs, structures, or illusions. Learn about magnetism, electricity, motors, eyeballs, perception, Mars, chocolate, seasonings, or the science of cooking, sports, and music. Search over 3,000 photos and movies. Watch webcasts of science demonstrations by teachers.

Subject:
Biology
Astronomy
Physics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
Exploratorium
Exploring the Food Guide Pyramid
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Students will learn the 6 groups of the Food Guide Pyramid. Students ...

Students will learn the 6 groups of the Food Guide Pyramid. Students will become familiar with how foods are categorized within the Pyramid. Students will also become familiar with serving sizes.

Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Elizabeth Carswell
Expository Writing - Food for Thought: Writing and Reading about Food and Culture, Fall 2005
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Civilization is mostly the story of how seeds, meats, and ways to ...

Civilization is mostly the story of how seeds, meats, and ways to cook them travel from place to place. - Adam Gopnik, "What's Cooking" "A significant part of the pleasure of eating is in one's accurate consciousness of the lives and the world from which food comes." - Wendell Berry, "The Pleasures of Eating" If you are what you eat, what are you? Food is at once the stuff of life and a potent symbol; it binds us to the earth, to our families, and to our cultures. The aroma of turkey roasting or the taste of green tea can be a portal to memories, while too many Big Macs can clog our arteries. The chef is an artist, yet those who pick oranges or process meat may be little more than slaves. In this class, we will explore many of the fascinating issues that surround food as both material fact and personal and cultural symbol. We will read essays by Chang-Rae Lee, Francine du Plessix Gray, M. F. K. Fisher, Anthony Bourdain, and others on such topics as family meals, the art and science of cooking, fair trade, eating disorders, and food's ability to awaken us to "our own powers of enjoyment" (M. F. K. Fisher). We will also read Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation and view one or more films or videos as a class. Assigned essays will grow out of memories and the texts we read, and will include personal narratives and essays that depend on research. Workshop review of writing in progress and revision of essays will be an important part of the course.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Nutrition
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Boiko, Karen
Farmers' Agribusiness Training Course: Module 1 Supplementary Reading. Agricultural Extension in Kenya: Practice and Policy Lessons
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The objective of this study is to assess the range of alternative ...

The objective of this study is to assess the range of alternative food crop and livestock extension services currently operating in Kenya. The study highlights five important findings: (1) private extension provision is generally skewed towards high agricultural potential regions and high-value crops. Remote areas and poor producers, especially those growing low-value crops with little marketable surplus, are poorly served. Non-profit private providers are targeting them, but their reach is limited. (2) Since public resources for extension are very constrained, it may make sense for public extension not to duplicate or overlap in the same areas that are being served more efficiently by commercial and non-profit systems. This would leave more public resources for concentrating extension services for farmers in areas that are remote and poorly served by the commercial systems. (3) However, the commercial and non-profit extension systems benefit from the presence of the public extension service- they rely on public extension workers for training and appropriate management advice. So even if the public extension system was to withdraw to the more remote areas where private extension is unprofitable, it may be appropriate to institute some type of commercial contracting of public extension system staff so that the latter can impart needed skills and capacity building to the non-public extension systems. (4) The government should consider contracting the private sector to offer extension services in the disadvantaged regions. Contracting out extension services makes it possible to take advantage of all of the talent and experience existing in the field but does not eliminate a government role which, in addition to funding, ensures quality assurance, oversight, and provision of training and information to contracted services providers. (5) The weight of evidence suggests, in most cases, that private extension is not a substitute for public extension and the public sector should fund extension significantly but in ways that do not duplicate services already being provided by sustainable alternative extension providers.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Management
Material Type:
Case Study
Readings
Provider:
Egerton University: Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development
OER Africa
Author:
Jayne, TS
Muyanga, Milu
The Fish Trade
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The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to examine the ...

The purpose of this lesson, from Science NetLinks, is to examine the interdependence of global trade in the context of the economic and social aspects of fisheries and aquaculture. When studying global interdependence within a science literacy context the purpose is not to promote any particular view of how nations should work together or to suggest what the balance between national interests and global ones should be for the United States or any other nation. Rather, students need to become aware of the growing number of ways in which each nation is part of a larger political, economic, military, environmental, biological, and technological system.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Fly with Arabic: Unit Three (I Only Like Healthy Food)
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Authored by Belal Joundeya, Fly with Arabic: Unit Three (I Only Like ...

Authored by Belal Joundeya, Fly with Arabic: Unit Three (I Only Like Healthy Food) features a variety of language-learning lessons tied together by fun themes related to dietary customs, including food, drink, and the concept of eating healthy. The unit focuses on the acquisition of listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as knowledge of Arabic cultures and history.

Unit three is the third chapter in the "Fly with Arabic" series, which is comprised of a total of eight units, each containing several lessons, including fill-in-the-blank exercises, open-ended writing practice, and word-matching games, that seek to reinforce specific learning outcomes, such as oral and written production, writing, and reading. Additionally, brief cultural drills are included in each unit, and are designed to add a cultural dimension to each unit's language activities. All units also contain self- assessment checklists to help monitor and measure the learner's progress during the unit.

In summary, through using a number of drills to produce vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, and speaking skills, including pictures, word-matching games, open-ended writing practice, and fill-in-the-blank exercises, the "Fly with Arabic" series seeks to connect all phases of Arabic-learning into one comprehensive package.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Games
Homework and Assignments
Images and Illustrations
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Food Packaging
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This lesson focuses on how food packages are designed and made. Students ...

This lesson focuses on how food packages are designed and made. Students will learn three of the main functions of a food package. They will learn what is necessary of the design and materials of a package to keep food clean, protect or aid in the physical and chemical changes that can take place in a food, and identify a food appealingly. Then, in the associated activity, the students will have the opportunity to become packaging engineers by designing and building their own food package for a particular type of food.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Chloe Mawer
Engineering K-PhD Program,
Food Stories Interactive - Food Culture and the UK
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The Food Stories interactive, designed primarily for KS3 and KS4 citizenship and ...

The Food Stories interactive, designed primarily for KS3 and KS4 citizenship and geography students, traces the amazing changes that have taken place in the UK's food culture over the last century. Play with colourful animations and listen to audio interviews from the British Library Sound Archive to investigate the ways in which food relates to identity, cultural diversity, the environment, technology, farming, shopping, travel and much more.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Other
Provider:
British Library
Author:
British Library
Food and Culture, Spring 2011
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Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural ...

Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural study of how personal identities and social groups are formed via food production, preparation, and consumption. Organized around critical discussion of what makes "good" food good (healthy, authentic, ethical, etc.). Uses anthropological and literary classics as well as recent writing and films on the politics of food and agriculture.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Nutrition
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Paxson, Heather