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African Studies Collection
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The African Studies Collection brings together primary and secondary resources, research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff, and unique or valuable items related to this field held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
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Primary Source
Reading
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
American Languages: Our Nation's Many Voices
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Interviews with speakers of German-American and American English dialects from across the United States, complemented by rare recordings of ethnic music from the Mills Music Library, as well as a number of maps, short interpretive essays, and visual images. English translations and notes on aspects of linguistic and historical interest accompany the excerpted recordings.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Visual Arts
World Cultures
Film and Music Production
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Primary Source
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Antiobiotic Resistance
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In the explorable explanation players can learn how antibiotic resistance happens. They can interact with bacteria in this simulation to learn how when living things reproduce, there is a small amount of variance in their offspring. This allows organisms to respond to changes in their environment over several generations. Applied to bacteria, when they treated with antibiotics, only the strongest survive and multiply, creating an increasing resilient population.

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Life Science
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Activity/Lab
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Interactive
Simulation
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University of Wisconsin
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The Yard Games
Antiquities of Wisconsin as Surveyed and Described by I. A. LAPHAM (1885)
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The Antiquities of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham's most important published work, includes 92 pages of text, illustrated with 61 wood engravings, and 55 lithographed plates and was the result of his research into the Indian effigy mounds found on Wisconsin's Landscape.

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Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Brave New Biosphere: Story of a Squid
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This Why Files informative page is part of a series that features the narrative of Bob, the bobtail squid. Bob describes the symbiotic relationship formed between his ancestors and the bioluminescent bacteria that offer him protection from predators. The next page in this series describes the relationship from the enslaved bacteria's perspective and features scientist Margaret McFall-Ngai. Links are provided to glossary terms and a bibliography.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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The Why Files
Brecht's Works in English: A Bibliography
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The Bibliography of Bertolt Brecht's Works in English Translation is a cooperative project of the International Brecht Society and the Bertolt-Brecht-Archiv (Akademie der KŮnste, Berlin) and aims to present a comprehensive listing of Brecht's works published in English translation.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Primary Source
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Carbon Cycle Game
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The carbon cycle game is a short digital game that helps you teach how carbon atoms move through various forms including soils, the ocean, plant and animal life and fossil fuels. Actions such as photosynthesis, plant and animal death and forest fires all convert carbon from one form into another. This is a card style game. It allows for single or multi players. Runs on a browser.

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Biology
Material Type:
Game
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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The Yard Games
Chambers's Book of Days (1879)
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A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in connection with the Calendar. An electronic reprint of the original: Chambers's Book of Days. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin
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Changing Landscapes of Wisconsin creates wide accessibility to a rare collection of historic aerial photographs acquired by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from 1937-1941.

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Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
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This collection includes digitized primary materials significant to the decorative arts and material culture of Early America including electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and Web resources.

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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Digital Library for the Decorative Arts and Material Culture
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This collection includes digitized primary materials significant to the decorative arts and material culture of Early America including electronic texts and facsimiles, image databases, and Web resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Earthquake
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The earthquake game teaches how scientists learn about real earthquakes. The player must learn about S& P waves and triangulation to determine the epicenter of the earthquake that hit the cities.

Subject:
Geology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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The Yard Games
Eastern European and Slavic Studies Collection
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The Eastern European Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the study of this region including its history, literature, language, political science and more. The collection includes Russian Satirical Journals (in Russian) and English language travel accounts by persons who journeyed through Muslim regions of the Russian Empire (from mid-19th century to the early 20th century).

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
World Cultures
Political Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Ecology and Natural Resources Collection
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The Ecology and Natural Resources Collection presents writings about research in ecology and natural resources conducted by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable titles held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
Ecology
Geology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Econometrics Textbook
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Econometrics is the study of estimation and inference for economic models using economic data. Econometric theory concerns the study and development of tools and methods for applied econometric applications. Applied econometrics concerns the application of these tools to economic data.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Bruce Hansen
A Foundation Course in Reading German
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Guides a learner who has no previous German experience to gain the ability to accurately understand formal written German prose, aided only by a comprehensive dictionary. Specific objectives include: 1) Explain enough grammatical and syntactical information about the German language to enable you to read any desired text with the aid of a dictionary. 2) Explain elements of word formation to accelerate the process of learning vocabulary. 3) Lead you through practice in small-scale translation as the necessary foundation for dealing with more complex readings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Reading
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Alan Ng
Howard Martin
The Gender and Women's Studies Collection
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The Gender and Women's Studies Collection brings together, in digital form, primary and secondary materials relating to the the exploration of politics, history, and society from a transnational and multicultural women's perspective.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Sociology
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Got Text Complexity?  Selected Literature for Common Core Standards in English Language Arts
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This bibliography was developed to highlight some of the outstanding trade books published for older children and teens that can be used for the text complexity component of the CCS in grades 6-12.* All of the books have been selected based on their literary quality and other components of qualitative evaluation. Many of the books offer sophisticated narrative structures and other characteristics factored into quantitative evaluation. And the list as a whole offers a wide variety of books reflecting diversity of subject matter and style, allowing for a range of choices in matching reader to text and task.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
OER Commons
University of Wisconsin
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Common Core Reference Collection
Author:
Megan Schliesman and Merri V. Lindgren
Historical Research in Europe: A Guide to Archives and Libraries
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This project is intended to assist researchers who are planning to use European libraries and archives. The focus is on materials found in western European repositories from the Atlantic area eastward. Included are all kinds of archival and library resources available in western Europe; thus the scope of the project includes resources useful for researchers studying Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas, as well as for researchers studying Europe. Likewise, "historical" resources are broadly defined to include not only those relevant to the traditional study of history, but also artistic, scientific, and other subjects with a historical dimension.

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Material Type:
Data Set
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The History Collection
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History," said Alexis de Tocqueville, "is a gallery of pictures in which there are a few originals and many copies." The History Collection assembled here will help you get closer to some of those originals. Selected by librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists along a wide range of criteria, this collection includes published materials as well as archival documents. The items were digitized from a variety of formats including books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps, and other resources.Are you interested in the Crusades? We present a 6-volume work edited by Kenneth M. Setton -- truly a collaborative and comprehensive treatment of the topic. Do you like almanacs and anecdotes? Check out Chambers's Book of Days. Here you can click on any date and find out, as of the original publication date of 1879, what R. Chambers of Philadelphia considered important about it. Intrigued by military history? We give you World Wars I and II from many angles, including a "close to home" account of Mildred Fish Harnack, a Wisconsin-born and educated woman who was executed in Germany in 1943 by direct order of Adolph Hitler. These are just a few of the diverse historical glimpses to be found in our digital "gallery."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Hot Air Balloon!
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The Hot Balloon game lets you control the altitude of the balloon through heating the balloon or releasing air from the air flaps. Hot air rises the balloon through a force called buoyancy. The difference between the outside and the inside air determines the amount of buoyancy. Using weight difference, wind speeds and limited fuel the balloon can go on the farthest rides.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
The Yard Games
Ibero-American Electronic Texts Series
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The Ibero-American Electronic Text Series is a project developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison devoted to Iberian and Latin American works in the humanities.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
James Joyce Scholars Collection
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Created in collaboration with Professor David Hayman, one of the pioneers of Joyce scholarship, this collection includes a broad range of works related to the study of Joyce including books currently out-of-print and Hayman's own highly-regarded publications on the subject.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The Literature Collection
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The Literature Collection is a multilayered grouping of works in literature and the humanities. From medieval to modern, scholarly to satirical, there is something for everyone. Diversity rules: there are texts translated from Nordic languages, texts left untranslated from Spanish, poetry old and new, and a rich vein of information about the writer James Joyce. And that's just the beginning! We invite the serious researcher, or the merely curious, to explore what we have gathered, and to return again and again.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
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Primary Source
Reading
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University of Wisconsin
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University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Modeling for Understanding in Science and Technology Education (MUSE)
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The Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE) web site features science curricula consistent with the goals set forth in the National Science Education Standards and the Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy. The curricula and teacher's guides focus on astronomy (earth-moon-sun dynamics), evolutionary biology (natural selection) and classical genetics, with each unit unfolding over nine weeks. The product of a teacher-student-researcher collaboration and long-term research, the in-depth curricula provide teachers access to scientific modeling strategies that can enable students to engage in inquiry and learn key concepts and ideas with understanding.

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Biology
Genetics
Astronomy
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Mosquito Bytes
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As disease-infected mosquitoes expand their range, these bugs rise higher on the "menace to human health" list. What makes mosquitoes so perfect for disease transfer? Is global warming a factor? How is modern technology being harnessed to combat skeeters? National standards included for grades 5-12. Teacher resource page at http://whyfiles.org/teachers/016skeeter/.

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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
The Why Files
Author:
David Tenenbaum
Nitrogen Cycle Game
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The nitrogen cycle game helps you learn how nitrogen atoms move through various forms including soil, the atmosphere, plants and animals. Actions such as lightening, bacteria digestion, plant assimilation, plant death, animal death, herbivorism and nitrogen fixing plant bacteria move nitrogen from one form to another.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Simulation
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
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The Yard Games
Polar Energy
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The poles are fascinating, partly because they are such difficult places to visit, work and live. They still guard many mysteries that we'd like to unravel, including the survival of polar animals, the history of ancient peoples, and the understanding of Earth's climate.

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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
The Why Files
Author:
David Tenenbaum
PrimateImages: Natural History Collection
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The PrimateImages database is a collection of photographs and information about nonhuman primates. This site contain photographs of most known primate species as well as related images such as habitat, maps and food sources.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
SIFTR
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Siftr extends learning beyond your computer, books, classroom walls - preparing people of all ages to learn in the wild. A tool for teachers and curious people. Siftr supports you as you explore the world.

Subject:
Applied Science
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
School of Library and Information Studies Teaching Slides Collection
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This collection of slides represents the history of early childrenÍs literature in the United States and England. They are primarily covers and illustrations of childrenÍs books between the 15th and early 20th century.

Subject:
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The Science Collection
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The Science Collection brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials created by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.

Subject:
Botany
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
The State of Wisconsin Collection
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The State of Wisconsin Collection presents writings about the State of Wisconsin and unique or valuable materials that relate to its history and ongoing development. The collection includes published material as well as archival materials such as books, manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs, maps and other resources.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Stem Cells: 5 Year Progress Report
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Embryonic stem cells can transform themselves into every cell in your body. Does researching these stem cells violate human sanctity, or is it medicine's brightest frontier? What are the prospects for adult stem cells?

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Assessment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Provider Set:
The Why Files
Author:
David Tenenbaum