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Factors of Production
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This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of ...

This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Factors of Production, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "To Have and Have Not" (2002), "Pickles, Inc." (2005), "1-800-INDIA" (2005), "Border Jumpers" (2005).

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World History
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
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Thirteen/WNET New York
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WIDE ANGLE: Window into Global History
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their ...

This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

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Information Science
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Lecture
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University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Sustainability: Global Footprints
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Global footprints explores the concepts of sustainable futures, global or ecological footprints ...

Global footprints explores the concepts of sustainable futures, global or ecological footprints and personal and social responsibility, using the picture book, 'The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley', written by Colin Thompson and illustrated by Amy Lissiat, a factual text and video in 'Ida's story', and the short novel, 'Blueback: A fable for all ages', by Tim Winton. Unit elements include an overview, description of focus, teaching and learning activities, and links to the Australian Curriculum. The unit explores the topic of sustainability through the Australian Curriculum: English, and strands of language, literature and literacy, applied to a range of texts and text types.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Game
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
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Cassidy, Helen
Global Words: Upper Primary Resources
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These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build ...

These units, and the supporting resources of Global Words, aim to build the essential knowledge, skills and values young people need to participate actively, critically and creatively as global citizens. This curriculum integrates the teaching and learning of English, across strands of language, literature and literacy, with Global Citizenship Education, using explicit and exploratory teaching and learning activities. The four units use a range of text and text-types to address the themes of Sustainability, Refugees and migration, Neighbours, Asia/Pacific, and Indigenous peoples, with a focus on literacy with Geography and Human Society and its Environs curricula. All units of work include an overview, description of focus, four teaching and learning activities, and links to the curriculum content, strands, outcomes and indicators.

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Language Education (ESL)
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Game
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Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
World Vision Australia
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Global Words
Author:
Cassidy
Gray
Helen
Mary
NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users, Fall 2008
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"Can you make a cellphone change the world? NextLab is a hands-on ...

"Can you make a cellphone change the world? NextLab is a hands-on year-long design course in which students research, develop and deploy mobile technologies for the next billion mobile users in developing countries. Guided by real-world needs as observed by local partners, students work in multidisciplinary teams on term-long projects, closely collaborating with NGOs and communities at the local level, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields. Students are expected to leverage technical ingenuity in both mobile and internet technologies together with social insight in order to address social challenges in areas such as health, microfinance, entrepreneurship, education, and civic activism. Students with technically and socially viable prototypes may obtain funding for travel to their target communities, in order to obtain the first-hand feedback necessary to prepare their technologies for full fledged deployment into the real world (subject to guidelines and limitations)."

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Arts and Humanities
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Clifford, Gari
Fletcher, Rich
Rotberg, Jhonatan
Sarmenta, Luis
Manifest Destiny, Westward Expansion, and Population Growth
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Students will explore exponential growth, sustainability, population trends, and social responsibility as ...

Students will explore exponential growth, sustainability, population trends, and social responsibility as observed in various texts relating to U.S. Westward Expansion.

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English Language Arts
Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
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OER Commons
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Open Author Resources
Author:
Joanna Schimizzi
Kimberly Talley
Theodore Mueller
Robert Wingate
U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World, Fall 2010
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U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World is an interactive ...

U-Lab: Leading Profound Innovation for a More Sustainable World is an interactive and experiential class about leading profound innovation for pioneering a more sustainable economy and society. The class is organized around personal reflection practices, relational practices, and societal practices. It focuses on the intertwined relationship between the evolution of capitalism, multi-stakeholder innovation, and presencing.

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Business and Communication
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Lecture Notes
Syllabus
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Scharmer, Claus Otto
American Visionaries: Thomas Moran
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features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil ...

features paintings and sketches of the noted American landscape painter. Moran's pencil and watercolor field sketches and paintings captured the grandeur and documented the extraordinary terrain and natural features of the Yellowstone region. His artwork was presented to members of Congress by park proponents and helped inspire Congress to establish the National Park System in 1916.

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Arts and Humanities
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Reading
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National Park Service
Society, Economy, and the Environment
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This course will use a complex systems theory perspective to investigate how ...

This course will use a complex systems theory perspective to investigate how coupled human-environment systems interact to either increase or decrease their risk of collapse. This complex systems approach works across many disciplines, so that human-environment linkages can be understood from sociological, environmental science, and economic viewpoints.

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Environmental Science
Arts and Humanities
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The Saylor Foundation
Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
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This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an ...

This book is suited for the Entrepreneurship or Innovation course with an emphasis on Sustainability or for a course devoted entirely to Sustainability.

What are the trends and forces underlying the changing character of the business-environment relationship? How they are creating significant entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals and companies? Around the world, the movement toward “sustainable development” has caused many firms to adopt policies and practices that reflect what is sometimes called a “sustainable business” or “triple bottom line” approach. “Triple bottom line” refers to the demonstration of strong performance across economic, social, and environmental indicators. Those measures serve as indicators of fiduciary responsibility to a growing set of concerned investors and therefore can help ensure access to capital. They also enable innovators to lower costs, create strategic differentiation, reduce risk, and position themselves for competitive advantage over rivals less attuned to trends.

The deep roots of sustainability thinking are now evident in widespread and increasingly visible activities worldwide, and Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship explores this evolution; its necessity, its implications and its progression.

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Business and Communication
Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Andrea Larson
Taylor Mali: In My Middle School
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NYC teacher poet begins painting a picture of what learning of math, ...

NYC teacher poet begins painting a picture of what learning of math, science, history, and English involve in his middle school. Seventh graders study law and argue for justice. He says that there is no sixth grade because it has been replaced by business school for 12 year olds. And, 8th grade, well, it has been replaced with medical school.At the end of the poem, he says Ňthats how things work in my middle school. It doesnt exist yet. But Im working on it.Ó

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Arts and Humanities
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Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
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Teaching Channel
Professional Seminar in Sustainability, Spring 2010
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Sustainability challenges organizations to address the implications--and responses--in their own operations and ...

Sustainability challenges organizations to address the implications--and responses--in their own operations and supply chain, products/services/markets, and community responsibilities. This course exposes students to professionals and organizations who are actively working toward making their organizations and industries sustainable.

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Business and Communication
Management
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Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Slaughter, Sarah
What Can You Do?
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Animal shelters euthanize animals when no one adopts them. According to Joyce, ...

Animal shelters euthanize animals when no one adopts them. According to Joyce, the narrator of this segment, 26,000 dogs a year are picked up by Albuquerque Animal Services. To help find homes for the unwanted pets, Joyce, who is also a photographer, takes pictures of the dogs and posts the pictures on the Internet. She hopes when people see the dogs on the Internet they have an added incentive to come to the shelter to take them home. In this video segment from WILD TV, learn more about Joyce and her efforts to find homes for unwanted pets in Albuquerque. For more about animal shelters, see video segment "Animal Shelter".

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
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Teachers' Domain
Developing Our 'Green Intelligence' on Fossil Fuels
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Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, believes that environmental awareness and action ...

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, believes that environmental awareness and action are the next frontier in the field of social and emotional learning. Goleman calls this environmental awareness 'green intelligence'. In this lesson students will develop their green awareness by considering American consumption of fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas; learning about new methods of extracting these fuels; and discussing their pros & cons.

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Environmental Science
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
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Teachable Moment
Author:
Marieke van Woerkom
Business, Government, and Society
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In Connexions, a course is both a course (what is offered in ...

In Connexions, a course is both a course (what is offered in a school curriculum) and a collection of modules. This course as a collection of modules has been designed to pull together the modules published in Connexions by this author for the purpose of showing different aspects of the Ethics Bowl competition and how it can be used in a university course on practical and professional ethics. The Ethics Bowl concept comes from Robert Ladenson of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Through the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics, the Ethics Bowl competition has been carried out nationally for thirteen years now. (More on the history of this competition can be found in Ladenson's article which is referenced in this course's first module.) Thanks to Robert Ladenson and Michael Davis for suggesting using the ethics bowl in engineering ethics classes at UPRM during a visit by the author to IIT in 2001. Special thanks to Vivian Weil who has served as a mentor for those at UPRM committed to implementing ethics instruction and institutionalizing ethics across the curruciculum. This course and its modules have been developed as a part of the EAC Toolkit funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, NSF SES 0551779.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
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Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
William Frey
Corporate Governance
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This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides ...

This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides modules in Ethical Leadership, Ethical Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance. Students will actively study ethical theory by carrying out exercises to help them build theory-based tools for encountering ethical problems in business practice. They will also work with cases in business ethics designed to give them practice in developing skills of ethical leadership, ethical decision-making, and carrying out socio-technical analyses to respond to issues of social responsibility. This course will culminate in an Ethics Bowl competition in which students will practice ethics advocacy in a variety of organizational contexts in business. This course is being developed as a part of an NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.

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Business and Communication
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Jose A. Cruz-cruz
William Frey
Business Ethics
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Business Ethics is a derived copy from the Corporate Governance course. It ...

Business Ethics is a derived copy from the Corporate Governance course. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides modules in Ethical Leadership, Ethical Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance to respond to AACSB accreditation requirements. Students will actively study ethical theory by carrying out exercises to help them build theory-based tools for encountering ethical problems in business practice. They will also work with cases in business ethics designed to give them practice in developing skills of ethical leadership, ethical decision-making, and carrying out socio-technical analyses to respond to issues of social responsibility. Business Ethics culminates in a peer reviewed Ethics Bowl competition in which students will practice ethics advocacy in a variety of moral ecologies in business. Business Ethics has been developed through the NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Case Study
Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
William Frey
You Decide: Challenge Your Assumptions!
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You Decide is an online devil's advocate designed to challenge your point ...

You Decide is an online devil's advocate designed to challenge your point of view on current economic issues. The issues Americans face are complex, our opinions are passionately held, and the devil is in the details. Think you know where you stand? You just might surprise yourself. Perhaps the data in these activities will encourage you to reconsider your position... or maybe not. In any case, use the data in these exercises to become informed.

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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network