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#1: Why are Flamingos Pink?
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In this Wonder of the DayR, we learn about why flamingos are pink. Students have the opportunity to explore the Wonder either as a class or individually. With suggestions for different age groups, Wonder #1 has an activity to engage students with drawing, writing description, or both. 

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Visual Arts
Culinary Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Wendee Mullikin
53 Miles per Burrito
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In this engineering, math, and sustainability project students answer the question, “Can I ride 53 miles on a bike from the energy of a single burrito?” They must define their variables, collect and analyze their data, and present their results. By the end of this project, developed by Allen Distinguished Educator Mike Wierusz, students should have all the information they need to design a burrito that would provide them with the exact caloric content necessary to ride 53 miles.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Allen Distinguished Educators
Date Added:
07/27/2016
Advanced Kitchen Chemistry, Spring 2002
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This seminar will be a scientific exploration of the food we eat and enjoy. Each week we shall have a scientific edible experiment that will explore a specific food topic. Topics include, but are not limited to, what makes a good experiment, cheese making, joys of tofu, food biochemistry, the science of spice, what is taste?

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Christie, Patricia
Date Added:
01/01/2002
Arabic 4 Fun
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Arabic 4 fun includes five categories: alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and fruit names. Within each category, there is an introduction which explains the lesson, three exercises (easy, medium, & hard), and a memory game. The memory game includes the words written out in Arabic. The user may self-study or watch the explained lesson.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Belinda D. Finnemeyer and licensors
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Language
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Learn Arabic Language is a website that intends to teach the basics of the Arabic language, including background information on Arabic and its history. It contains information on the letters in their isolated position and numbers. The website further contains lists of pronouns, verbs, animal names, foods, grammar information, and more. All Arabic words are transliterated. The website also includes short lists of Arabic language books and Arabic schools throughout the U.S. and Egypt.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic-learner
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Lessons from Musings on Arab Culture
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This blog is from an American woman living and working in Saudi Arabia. It includes information about living and working in Saudi Arabia as well as her travels elsewhere in the Middle East. This particular section of the blog includes lessons on Arabic, which are all transliterated. Conversations that are transliterated and translated, vocabulary lists, and cultural information are all included. The lessons include one on bread, one on time and the concept of time, and one on New Year's Resolutions.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Michele La Morte-Shbat
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Biosensors for Food Safety
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How can you tell if harmful bacteria are in your food or water that might make you sick? What you eat or drink can be contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites and toxins—pathogens that can be harmful or even fatal. Students learn which contaminants have the greatest health risks and how they enter the food supply. While food supply contaminants can be identified from cultures grown in labs, bioengineers are creating technologies to make the detection of contaminated food quicker, easier and more effective.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Evangelyn Alocilja
Hannah Miller
Lisa Wininger
Date Added:
02/17/2017
Burn a Peanut
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In this activity, learners burn a peanut, which produces a flame that can be used to boil away water and count the calories contained in the peanut. Learners use a formula to calculate the calories in a peanut and then differentiate between food calories and physicist calories as well as calories and joules.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Exploratorium
Author:
Don Rathjen
Paul Doherty
The Exploratorium
Date Added:
10/31/2000
CAPL: Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon
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This is a resource of pictures from all over the world. There are two main sections for Arabic; one for Arabic in general and one for Arabic in Oman. Each section of pictures includes categories and sub-categories of topics. An example include city life further broken down into buildings and places, city maps, religion, and street signs. A simple description of each picture is provided in both English and Arabic or whatever the target language might be of a particular country or region.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Washington and Jefferson College
Date Added:
10/14/2013
California School Garden Network Curriculum
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The curriculum section provides over one hundred garden-based lessons to create, expand, and sustain garden-based learning experiences. It offers practical ideas and resources for every level of garden-based learning from sprouting seeds to understanding the food system.

This curriculum section was compiled by the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Garden-Based Learning Workgroup. The content for this section was borrowed, with permission, from various resources. It was our goal to use existing resources as not to “recreate the wheel” and to give a broad example of the garden-based learning resources that are currently in print.

The section is divided into 12 theme areas with applications for primary and upper grade level students.

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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
California School Garden Network
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Cereal Magnets
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Student groups compete to design a process that removes the most iron from fortified cereal. Students experiment with different materials using what they know about iron, magnets and forces to design the best process for removing iron from the cereal samples.

Subject:
Engineering
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Liz Harper
Date Added:
10/14/2015
The Challenge of World Poverty, Spring 2011
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This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, and are hopeful that economists might have something useful to say about this challenge. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? What is economic life like when living under a dollar per day? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Are famines unavoidable? How can we end child labor - or should we? How do we make schools work for poor citizens? How do we deal with the disease burden? Is micro finance invaluable or overrated? Without property rights, is life destined to be "nasty, brutish and short"? Has globalization been good to the poor? Should we leave economic development to the market? Should we leave economic development to non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Does foreign aid help or hinder? Where is the best place to intervene?

Subject:
Finance
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Abhijit Banerjee
Esther Duflo
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Common Misconceptions About Plants
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This article describes some common misconceptions that elementary students may have about plants. It also includes suggestions for formative assessment and teaching for conceptual change.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
10/17/2014
Critical Language Service (YouTube Channel)
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Critical Language Service offers playlists with video lessons that explain the material in Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab 1 (through lesson 11), and a series on Egyptian vocabulary. Videos designed for the Alif Baa series focus on stories to illustrate new vocabulary while the series designed for Al-Kitaab explains grammatical concepts introduced in the books, and demonstrate proper pronunciation. They also offer a playlist of 60 cartoon episodes in Arabic.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Critical Language Service
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Critical Thinking & Health
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This kit provides teachers and other educators with the materials to help young children begin to understand the purpose of TV commercials (and advertising in general) in terms of selling intent, and to recognize the types of tricks that advertisers may use to make products look better than they really are. Specific lessons focus on foods groups and misleading nutritional messages commonly found in children's TV commercials, especially the "complete breakfast shot" and highly sugared pseudo-fruit snacks and beverages. Lessons are designed to address developmentally appropriate health standards, and many different commercials are provided so that children can discuss and practice what they have learned.

Subject:
Nutrition
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ithaca College
Provider Set:
Project Look Sharp
Author:
Cyndy Scheibe & Jane Koestler
Date Added:
05/08/2013
CultureTalk - Arab World
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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:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Describing Food
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You've just had a plate of food set in front of you and you dive right in.  What does it taste like?  The adjectives you use to describe food can tell someone what it tastes like and if they want to try it as well.  Adjectives like delicious and tasty will be learned in this seminar to describe a main dish or dessert.ACTFL StandardsCommunication: Interpretive Communication, Interpersonal CommunicationCultures: Relating Cultural Products to PerspectivesLearning TargetI can understand basic information on food labels.Habits of MindClassifyingCritical Thinking SkillApplying past knowledge to new situations

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
IU8 Author
Date Added:
05/29/2018
Digestion Simulation
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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:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jacob Crosby
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Diskussionsfragen, German, Novice mid
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In this activity, students practice their memorization skills by discussing what they buy at the grocery store. Students will also practice asking and answering questions about their daily routine, what they like to eat, and where they shop.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Diversity of Algae and Plants
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In this module you will cover the diversity of algae (green, red and brown algae), lower plants (Bryophytes and Pteridophytes), and higher plants (Angiosperms and Gymnosperms), emphasizing their major divisions, distribution, life cycle, structures and economic importance such as food, medicinal and ecological values. The module demonstrates the biological diversity and phylogenetic relationships among/within algae and plants and finally attempts to familiarize you with information search tools, management and collaboration tools, collaborative work, and FOAD platforms.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Memory Tekere
Date Added:
01/25/2018
Dunia fi Lubnan: An Online Arabic Interactive Storybook
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“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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
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, 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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Emma teng
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Eating & Exercise
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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.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
University of Colorado Boulder
Provider Set:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Author:
Franny Benay
Kate Semsar
Kathy Perkins
Noah
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
Wendy Adams
Date Added:
10/01/2008
Eating With The Seasons
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Objectives:
To understand the concept of harvest seasons and food availability.
To explain the consequences associated with eating out of season.
To identify sustainable solutions to eating foods out of season

Subject:
Life Science
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Healthy Planet USA
Date Added:
09/29/2015
The Ecological Cost of Dinner
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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:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Leslie Reinherz
Date Added:
02/12/2015
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 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 Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
08/27/2012
The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets
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The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets is written for applied intermediate microeconomics courses. The book showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, and natural resource sectors. The field of agricultural economics is relevant, important and interesting. The study of market structures, also called industrial organization, provides powerful, timely, and useful tools for any individual or group making personal choices, business decisions, or public policies in food and agriculture industries.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Andrew Barkley
Date Added:
12/21/2016
El Restaurante / The Restaurant (Novice High)
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In this activity the lab assistant will work as the server and the students will be guests at a restaurant. The students will practice ordering food, discussing what is wrong with the food, and paying for their meal.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Gabby Bates
Abby Cain
Sue Juarez
Date Added:
07/30/2019
Engineering the Perfect Gummy Candy
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Students use a recipe to prepare a hydrogel gummy snack, which has a similar consistency to that found in a Haribo® gummy product. They must convert the juice and gelatin-based recipe from US customary units to metric units with dimensional analysis conversion. After unit conversion, teams are given different gelatin quantities and design their gummy snacks. Once the candies have solidified, student groups compare the gummy snacks are for viscosity and taste. After a taste test, teams reflect on their experiment and brainstorm ways to iterate a better gummy recipe.

Subject:
Measurement and Data
Numbers and Operations
Physical Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
Activities
Author:
Jodie Polan
Date Added:
05/30/2019
Enzymatic Browning in Apples- Food Science
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Have you ever wondered what causes your sliced apples to brown? Is there a way to slow this process down or stop it completely? Through this mini lab activity students will be able to continue learning about scientific materials, collecting data, and the importance of research and innovation in agriculture, specifically the area of food science.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Author:
Katie Titus
Date Added:
10/10/2016
Family Living Pathway
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This course is for students who are interested in maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle. This course will appeal to food and nutrition enthusiasts. The course is designed for students to understand the principles of food, nutrition, cooking skills, and how to understand finances. You will understand different topics such as healthy eating habits, food safety, cooking terms, balancing budgets, and other important things that will help you live your life on a daily basis.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Deanna Mayers
Date Added:
06/01/2018
Farms and Food Model Learning Expedition
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This year-long learning expedition engaged first graders in an entire year of studying farms and foods. It wove skills of reading, writing, math, drawing and research with content in science, nutrition, health and social studies. Hands-on experiences include: working at farms and organizations that provide food to the homeless and building a garden at the school. The expedition was written by teachers Nicole Weiner and Heidi Fessenden and published by EL Education.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
10/15/2018
The Fish Trade
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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 Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
AAAS
Provider Set:
Science Netlinks
Date Added:
12/07/2004
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 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:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Food Access & Food Security in Newport News, VA
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The series of maps presented here accompany a mixed-method, collaborative, and community-based research project conducted as a part of a field research course in the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University.

The project focused on food access and its implications for food security and food justice in Newport News’ Southeast Community, a neighborhood marked by high levels of food insecurity and decades of racial segregation and economic divestment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines the Southeast Community of Newport News as a food desert, meaning that census tracts in this part of the city have higher than normal rates of poverty and include many areas that are more than 1-km walking distance from a grocery store or other source of competitively priced, nutritious food.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Higher Education
U.S. History
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Virginia Geographic Alliance
Date Added:
10/27/2019
Food Icons.zip
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A collection of foreign food icons

To download and access the icons, click on view resource.
This will open the resource in a new google drive tab.
In the top right corner there should be a download button.
The folder will download as a ZIP file.
Once the ZIP file is downloaded, double click on it to open it, and it will create a new folder with all the icons!
The icons are PNG files, which means they have a transparent background, so they can easily be placed on top of other materials.

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Languages
World Cultures
Graphic Design
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Chloe Pampush
Date Added:
05/12/2019