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The Astronomy of Many Cultures
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This resource guide, for instructors and students in introductory astronomy courses, focuses on the contributions to astronomy of African, Asian, Hispanic, South Pacific, Islamic, and Native American cultures. It also contains a section on reports and articles for achieving greater diversity in science. Written by Andrew Fraknoi, the guide is part of a series sponsored by the Heliophysics Forum of the Space Missions Directorate at NASA. It includes written, on-line, and audio-visual materials, which can be used directly in the classroom, for student papers, or for personal enrichment.

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Physical Science
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrew Fraknoi
Date Added:
11/22/2016
Checklists - Am I Finished?
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Checklist for students to use to ensure that all aspects of a constructed response math problem are answered and checked over before completion. 

Subject:
Computer Science
Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
History
Mathematics
Algebra
Calculus
Geometry
Measurement and Data
Trigonometry
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Emily Horan
Effigy Mounds National Monument Teacher's Guide
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This site provides more than 40 lesson ideas developed by teachers to help students learn about Eastern Woodland Native Americans who lived in the upper Mississippi River valley (southwestern Wisconsin and northeast Iowa) from about 500 BC to 1300 AD and who built effigies -- ceremonial burial mounds shaped to represent bears, eagles, falcons, bison, deer, turtles, lizards, and other creatures.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Park Service
Date Added:
03/21/2001
Guide to Writing
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This writing style guide covers the fundamentals of English usage and writing. It includes sections on grammar and mechanics, editing, formatting, academic citation and research documentation, including the latest MLA and APA style guidelines. A useful supplement to any academic writing course.

This guide is primarily based on material from Lumen Learning’s English Composition I: Process-Based course and Joe Schall’s Style for Students, with supplemental videos by David Rheinstrom from Khan Academy’s Grammar.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Date Added:
12/02/2018
ICT Essentials for Teachers Curriculum Guide
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This is a manual that shows the curriculum coverage of the Rwanda ICT Essentials for Teachers Course. It provides the course structure, the specific competencies, and provides a suggested facilitation process

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ministry of Education (Rwanda)
Author:
Rwanda Education Board
Date Added:
11/30/2016
Instructional Design Tips for Computer-Based E-Learning
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Single lecture presentation containing tips for using technology to enhance teaching. Uses proven multimedia design principles to enhance learning.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Reading Guides for OpenStax College Physics
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This resource consists of two .zip files that have reading guides for the College Physics textbook at openstax.org. Each zip file has Word documents for the standard first and second semester set of topics for a year-long freshman level college physics course. The reading guides summarize the key points, provide extra explanations, and pose questions for the student. The reading guides were written for the first edition of the textbook. Permission is granted for free use and editing of the reading guides.

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Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Date Added:
02/20/2017
SEC Commons User Guide
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This resource will provide users step by step guidance in using the central features available as part of the SEC Commons. This guide will be updated as new features are added.

If you require further assistance please contact the support team at info@oercommons.org

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Brennan
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Some Useful Websites to Obtain Astronomical Images
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This resource suggests some of the best places on the web for astronomy instructors to obtain high-quality images for showing in class (and gives the direct URL for obtaining the photos). It includes general sources, such as the Hubble image gallery and NASA’s Planetary Photojournal, as well as more specific sources for a particular observatory or wavelength range.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Andrew Fraknoi
Date Added:
01/18/2017
Studying Abroad in Bilbao, Spain: A Survival Guide
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This project will dive into a three-part survival guide for studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. The guide will cover pre-study abroad items, how to enhance your experience while you are abroad, and post-study abroad items. I think this will bring a different perspective to students and will genuinely benefit them to have this awesome information.

Subject:
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Gabby Bates
World Languages
Date Added:
12/13/2019
Web Guide
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Frightened of the internet? This unit will help you make effective use of the internet, giving you the basic skills required for using web-based resources. Useful tricks and tips are provided as well as information on web browsers, the main features of a browser window, how to look at websites, using hyperlinks, searching for information on the internet, copying text, avoiding computer viruses, and using PDFs.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007