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A Sense of Place - Issue 1, March 2008
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This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, ...

This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, examines how elementary teachers can introduce the Arctic and Antarctica and use science, geography, literacy, and technology to help students compare and contrast these two dramatically different areas as well as their own home.

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Engineering
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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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
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The Ohio State University
1d. Geographers and Their Space
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Humans are curious creatures, always wondering what lies beyond the horizon. Lewis ...

Humans are curious creatures, always wondering what lies beyond the horizon. Lewis and Clark did not describe themselves as geographers, but they might well have. Geography is the study of the surface of the earth. It is about people and places. It is about the physical character of a country, its climates and landscapes, and its biological environment.

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Ancient History
Physical Geography
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Independence Hall Association
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Ancient Civilizations
100 Temperatures You Should Know
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From -273.15 Absolute Zero, the coldest known temperature through to the 5500bn ...

From -273.15 Absolute Zero, the coldest known temperature through to the 5500bn furnace achieved in the CERN Hadron Collider, the UK's leading HVAC specialist Andrews Sykes have created this visual, 100 Temperatures You Should Know, that details everything from South America's hottest temperature to the idea heat to cook a steak. Learn some remarkable facts and have a play online today.

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Education
Life Science
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Simulation
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Andrews Sykes
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Andrews Sykes
GLOBE Videos: Overview (10:59 min)
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This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric ...

This video highlights students taking scientific measurements to support investigations in atmospheric science, hydrology, soils, and land cover. It shows students reporting data through the Web, creating scientific visualizations for analysis, and collaborating with students and scientists around the world. This is one two introductory videos in the 24-part GLOBE video series. GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) is a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Earth as a System (12:21 min)
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Focusing on air, water, land and life, this video describes how these ...

Focusing on air, water, land and life, this video describes how these components are connected in the Earth system through the flow of energy, cycles of water and biogeochemistry. Methods of studying the Earth system, ranging from field observations to analysis of satellite images are discussed. This video is one of the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Atmospheric Science
Hydrology
Material Type:
Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
GLOBE Videos: Soil Characterization - Infiltration (12:50 min)
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This video describes how to select a soil infiltration study site, and ...

This video describes how to select a soil infiltration study site, and demonstrates procedures used when taking soil infiltration in the field. Instructions for fabricating a necessary piece of field equipment, a dual-ring soil infiltrometer, are provided. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Soil Infiltration Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of five videos about soils in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment) a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Atmospheric Science
Oceanography
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Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
The Renaissance, 1300-1600, Fall 2004
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European history from the fourteenth through the sixteenth century. Consideration of political, ...

European history from the fourteenth through the sixteenth century. Consideration of political, social, artistic, and scientific developments during this period of transition to the modern world. Examines the connections between Renaissance Humanism and the Protestant and Catholic reform movements of the sixteenth century. Studies works by Petrarch, Machiavelli, Brunelleschi, Leonardo, Erasmus, More, Luther, and Montaigne. The "Renaissance" as a phenomenon in European history is best understood as a series of social, political, and cultural responses to an intellectual trend which began in Italy in the fourteenth century. This intellectual tendency, known as humanism, or the studia humanitatis, was at the heart of developments in literature, the arts, the sciences, religion, and government for almost three hundred years. In this class, we will highlight the history of humanism, but we will also study religious reformations, high politics, the agrarian world, and European conquest and expansion abroad in the period.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ravel, Jeffrey
Waldseemüller's Map: World 1507
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The 1507 World Map by Martin Waldseemüller is one of the world's ...

The 1507 World Map by Martin Waldseemüller is one of the world's most important maps. For the first time, this map labels America and shows the continent as a separate land mass. It is often referred to as America's Birth Certificate. Students will investigate this map by looking closely at the details of each section of the map and then draw conclusions on the revelation of this new and unusual world to the people of 1507.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
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LOC Teachers
GLOBE Videos: Soil Characterization - Soil Moisture (18:23 min)
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This video describes how to select a soil moisture study site and ...

This video describes how to select a soil moisture study site and sampling strategy, and identifies what laboratory instruments will be needed to complete a soil moisture analysis. Students are shown collecting soil moisture data and asking questions about what soil moisture data might tell them about the environment. The resource includes a video and a written transcript, and is supported by the Soil Moisture Protocol in the GLOBE Teacher's Guide. This is one of five videos about soils in the 24-part instructional video series describing scientific protocols used by GLOBE (Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment), a worldwide, hands-on, K-12 school-based science education program.

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Oceanography
Material Type:
Lecture
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NASA
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NASA Wavelength
Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870
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This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization ...

This collection of Liberia maps includes twenty examples from the American Colonization Society (ACS), organized in 1817 to resettle free black Americans in West Africa. These maps show early settlements in Liberia, indigenous political subdivisions, and some of the building lots that were assigned to settlers. This on-line presentation also includes other nineteenth-century maps of Liberia.

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Arts and Humanities
World History
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Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48
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This site offers geography and history activities showing how two years in ...

This site offers geography and history activities showing how two years in history had an indelible impact on American politics and culture. Students interpret historical maps, identify territories acquired by the U.S., identify states later formed from these territories, examine the territorial status of Texas, and identify political, social, and economic issues related to the expansion of the U.S. in the 1840s.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
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Unit of Study
Provider:
Smithsonian Institutions
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Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Panoramic Maps, 1847-1929
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This is a digitalized collection of this once popular cartographic form used ...

This is a digitalized collection of this once popular cartographic form used to depict U.S. and Canadian cities and towns during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Known also as bird's-eye views, perspective maps, and aero views, panoramic maps are non-photographic representations of cities portrayed as if viewed from above at an oblique angle. Although not generally drawn to scale, they show street patterns, individual buildings, and major landscape features in perspective.

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U.S. History
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Provider:
Library of Congress
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American Memory
Around the World in the 1890s: Photographs from the World's Transportation Commission, 1894-1896
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This site makes available for viewing the nearly nine hundred images of ...

This site makes available for viewing the nearly nine hundred images of modes of transportation taken by American photographer William Henry Jackson in North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania. The site allows searches by subject and Keyword, and gives archival information about it.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
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Library of Congress
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American Memory
Around the World in 1896
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This is a lesson in which students take a trip around the ...

This is a lesson in which students take a trip around the world in 1896 using an online collection of 900 images. The collection includes photos of railroads, elephants, camels, horses, sleds and sleighs, sedan chairs, rickshaws, and other types of transportation, as well as city views, street and harbor scenes, landscapes, and people in North Africa, Asia, Australia, and Oceania.

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Arts and Humanities
World History
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Reading
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Library of Congress
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LOC Teachers
Locations, space and distance (chapter 2)
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In this chapter we develop student’s appreciation of the 'first order' basic ...

In this chapter we develop student’s appreciation of the 'first order' basic spatial concepts of location, scale, adjacency, distance, and projection as well as the variety of ways by which they can be 'measured' in different ‘spaces.

Subject:
Mathematics
Physical Geography
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachSpatial
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TeachSpatial resources for spatial teaching and learning
Author:
David J. Unwin
Topics in Culture and Globalization, Fall 2003
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The concept of globalization fosters the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures ...

The concept of globalization fosters the understanding of the interconnectedness of cultures and societies geographically wide apart; America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Subject scans existing debates over globalization in four continents. Explores how globalization impacts everyday life in the First and Third World; how globalization leads to a common cosmopolitan culture; the emergence of a global youth culture; and religious, social, and political movements that challenge globalization. Materials examined include pop music, advertisements, film posters, and political cartoons. Topic for Spring 2003: Popular Culture in Japan. Taught in English.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Syllabus
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M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Condry
Ian
Introduction to the History of Technology, Fall 2006
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This course is an introduction to the consideration of technology as the ...

This course is an introduction to the consideration of technology as the outcome of particular technical, historical, cultural, and political efforts, especially in the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include industrialization of production and consumption, development of engineering professions, the emergence of management and its role in shaping technological forms, the technological construction of gender roles, and the relationship between humans and machines.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Electronic Technology
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Mindell, David