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The Aerospace Industry, Spring 2004
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This course meets weekly, to discuss a combination of aerospace history and current events, in order to understand how they are responsible for the state of the aerospace industry. With invited subject matter experts participating in nearly every session, students have an opportunity to hone their insight through truly informed discussion. The aim of the course is to prepare junior and senior level students for their first industry experiences. Deliverables include a journal and class participation.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Murman, Earll
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Chemistry Capstone Essay: One World Essay
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The Chemistry Capstone Essay is a way to introduce or assess students' knowledge and understanding of a variety of science texts and their understanding of chemical theories and applications taught during the year. Students demonstrate knowledge by having to be concise and distill down complex ideas and connections from a variety of different texts.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Eakin
Date Added:
06/22/2017
Considering President Obama's remarks on the Trayvon Martin Case
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This activity aims to facilitate classroom discussion of President Obama's remarks on July 19 about race and the Trayvon Martin case.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Political Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Date Added:
07/22/2013
Current Events and Social Issues, Fall 2004
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The goal of this seminar is to have open discussions of controversial political and social issues and raise awareness of current world events in an informal setting. Discussions for the first part of each class will focus on current events from that week, while in the second part of class students will discuss a scheduled issue in greater detail. Scheduled issues include the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the regulation of marijuana, how our society should punish criminals, genocide in Rwanda and Sudan, discrimination in our society today, the future of social security, whether pornography is sexist, and where we can go from here in the Arab/Israeli Conflict. Discussions will be supplemented by readings, films, and public speakers. Students will also be encouraged to read news media from around the world.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rodal, Jocelyn
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Drawing Political Cartoons
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Analyzing political cartoons will allow students to develop both factual knowledge and interpretive skills.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Kennedy Center ARTSEDGE
Provider Set:
ARTSEDGE
Author:
Daniella Garran
Diane Dotson
Date Added:
10/10/2010
Economics Made Easy: Curricular Resources for Economics Courses
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Looking for engaging content for your economics courses? The Institute for Humane Studies has curated this collection of educational resources to help economics professors enrich their curriculum. Find videos, interactive games, reading lists, and more on everything from opportunity costs to trade policy. This collection is updated frequently with new content, so watch this space!

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Date Added:
04/13/2018
Freedom Within Form: How Much is Too Much?
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Instructional expert Jim Knight visits John Cusick to observe a small groups project and discuss the classroom management techniques he is using. John and Jim discuss structured lessons, giving students respect, and finding the key to unlocking their love of learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Jim Knight, John Cusick
Date Added:
11/02/2012
Geography of Water Resources
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Geography 431 is designed to further understanding of the natural processes of aquatic ecosystems, management of water resources, and threats to sustaining water quantity. Develop awareness and appreciation of the perspectives about water as a precious resource, commodity, and sometimes hazard. Learn how and why water is distributed unevenly around the Earth. Examine how resource management decisions are strongly related to water availability, quantity, and quality. The course examines water resources management; dams and dam removal; provision of safe potable water; threats to water quantity and quality; land use changes; the water economy; water laws and policy; institutions for water management at the global, national, regional, and local scale; and issues of water security and climate change.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
Penn State University
Provider Set:
// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Jamie Peeler
Michael Nassry
Rob Brooks
Date Added:
10/07/2019
Grade 12 Language Arts
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If you are reading this then the chances are pretty good that you are taking this course to wrap up your requirements for English/Language Arts. I know what that's like. In your efforts to complete everything you have to do in order to graduate you may have a tendency to rush to finish things on time. Every effort has been made to make this an enjoyable experience for you. Each unit will provide you with some information about the skills that you are expected to master in addition to why those skills are important as you transition out of high school and into whatever life may have in store for you.
Beyond an appreciation for the texts and concepts presented in this class you will see why the skills that you develop will be applicable to life outside of school. You may wonder initially how some of the materials fit into your plans, but the ability to read things critically and analyze information will help you to become a better decision maker and to see how some of these common themes are ones that humanity has struggled with for as long as people have shared information and entertained each other.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum
Author:
Jon Fila
Scott Schwister
Thomas Brandt
Date Added:
12/23/2016
Historical Connections/Patterns of Civil Rights Movements
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While learning about historical connections/patterns of civil rights movements in History class, students in English Language Arts will be completing literature circles featuring various genres of literature. Students will start 5-6 consecutive classes featuring excerpts and reviews of new novels and short stories. Students will then personalize learning, exercising voice and choice when selecting a novel to finish reading and specialize in. Using the book of their choice, students will move into their final project which will bring the historical event together with modern issues. Students will have a few days to build their projects.
Written by: Sean Astle, Chelsea Crowley, Pam Kelly and Sr. Lauren Zak

Subject:
English Language Arts
History
Psychology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Sr. Lauren Zak
Date Added:
08/13/2018
How Big Is the US Debt? : Virtual Reality Experience
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The US government debt is now bigger than the debt of any other government in human history. It is so big, that it is hard to comprehend just how big it is. This immersive 360 degree video helps illustrate the scale of the debt while Professor Antony Davies from Duquesne University breaks down the debt and explains its implications.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Antony Davies
Date Added:
02/18/2017
Human Rights Watch: World Report 2014
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World Report 2014 is Human Rights Watch’s 24th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from the end of 2012 through November 2013.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Political Science
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Human Rights Watch
Author:
Human Rights Watch
Date Added:
01/01/2014
ICED - I Can End Deportation Game
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ICED – I Can End Deportation teaches players about current immigration laws on detention and deportation that affect all immigrants: legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, students and undocumented people by violating human rights and denying due process. In the game, players can inhabit one of five immigrant youth, each of a different ethnicity and immigration status. The youth are being chased by immigration officers, while making moral decisions and answering myth and fact questions about immigration policies. If the player chooses or answers incorrectly, he/she increases his/her chances of being thrown into detention. Once in detention, the player endures both physical separation from his/her family and unjust conditions awaiting – often for Unknown amounts of time – the random outcomes of his/her case. ICED comes with additional educational resources, which are found on the game website: a standards aligned curriculum for high school teachers that uses web 2.0 technologies and a discussion guide which provides talking points and tips for mobilization for organizations and community groups.

Subject:
Law
General Law
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Case Study
Game
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Provider:
Breakthrough
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Heidi Boisvert
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Making Science Relevant with Current Events
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Looking for connections to their classroom learning, students examine current event articles and engage in discussion that helps them understand how the science they are learning is evidenced in the work completed by scientists in these articles.The lesson incorporates language arts concepts as students identify 3 key ideas, summarize these ideas in their own words and then practice paraphrasing in a short sentence or phrase by writing a tweet about the article. As part of the analysis, Dr. Cortright seeks to make the current events relevant and highlight important ideas from their classroom, such as measurement and experimental controls, so that students see how their own lives and learning are connected to these current events.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
02/26/2013
The Many Different Sides of War (Advanced Level)
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Students will compare portrayals of individual soldiers to depictions of battle scenes, write two articles representing two different perspectives about a current war, and manipulate a photograph to alter its mood.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/27/2013
My Arabic Website
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This website is a collection of resources concerning learning Arabic as a second language as well as information about Arab culture, Islam, and various Arab countries. There are links to videos from YouTube on the site relating to Arabic study, including songs and lessons, as well as a host of other more unrelated things, such as tornadoes. Links to opportunities to study Arabic, teacher resources, and Arabic newspapers are available.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
MyArabicWebsite
Date Added:
10/14/2013
NSA Surveillance and the Politics of Whistleblowing
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Edward Snowden's leak of classified information about the NSA's surveillance of American citizens has touched off a debate about the need for government secrecy versus the public's right to know. Two student readings and discussion questions probe the controversy.

Subject:
Political Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Provider:
Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility
Provider Set:
Teachable Moment
Date Added:
06/21/2013
Newspaper Bingo
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Use the newspaper bingo search bingo to have students look for issues of today and what was being written about 50, 100, 150 years ago on the same issue.

Subject:
Journalism
U.S. History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
05/22/2017
Putting a Spin on Current Events (Advanced Level)
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Students will compare propagandistic strategies in artworks to modern-day examples of persuasive techniques and create a propaganda poster for a current political leader.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Provider:
J. Paul Getty Museum
Provider Set:
Getty Education
Date Added:
05/27/2013