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2b. Joint-Stock Companies
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With an excess landless population to serve as workers, and motivated, adventurous, or devout investors, the joint-stock company became the vehicle by which England finally settled the Western Hemisphere.

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U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
10/16/2014
38b. The Underside of Urban Life
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Lights, trolleys, skyscrapers, romance, action. These were among the first words to enter the minds of Americans when contemplating the new urban lifestyle. While American cities allowed many middle- and upper-class Americans to live a glamorous lifestyle, this was simply a fantasy to many poorer urban dwellers. Slums, crime, overcrowding, pollution, disease. These words more accurately described daily realities for millions of urban Americans.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
41e. The Election of 1896
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Everything seemed to be falling into place for the Populists. James Weaver made an impressive showing in 1892, and now Populist ideas were being discussed across the nation. The Panic of 1893 was the worst financial crisis to date in American history. As the soup lines grew larger, so did voters' anger at the present system.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
AIDS and Poverty in Africa, Spring 2005
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This is a discussion-based interactive seminar on the two major issues that affect Sub-Saharan Africa: HIV/AIDS and Poverty. AIDS and Poverty, seemingly different concepts, are more inter-related to each other in Africa than in any other continent. As MIT students, we feel it is important to engage ourselves in a dynamic discussion on the relation between the two - how to fight one and how to solve the other.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Bobbili, Raja
Date Added:
01/01/2005
Blue Marble Health: the mismatch between national wealth and population health
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'Blue marble health' is a recent concept that recognizes a paradoxical disease burden among poor people living in G20 and other wealthier countries. Socioeconomic disparities caused by income, ethnicity and relative poverty constitute a major and growing determinant of health to at-risk populations regardless of the average income of their country of residence. Neglected Tropical Diseases found among poor people in wealthy countries contribute substantially to health disparities, whilst non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and coronary artery disease, urgently require action as increasingly prevalent causes of illness and death in lower-and middle-income countries.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Data Set
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Medicine and Health Sciences
Date Added:
04/07/2016
Botswana Today
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Learn about the achievements and national problems of the African nation of Botswana in this video segment from Wide Angle.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Bridge to Benefits
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This Hubert e-Case focuses on the development of an innovative web-based tool, Bridge to Benefits, which helps citizens understand and access the public work support programs for which they are eligible. This case highlights the management decisions required by Children's Defense Fund Minnesota to develop, grow, and sustain this innovative idea.

This material is part of the Hubert Project collection, the premier hub for open educational resources in the public affairs field.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Interactive
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Hubert Project
Author:
Jodi Sandfort
Date Added:
01/28/2015
CFR InfoGuide: Child Marriage
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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) InfoGuide on Child Marriage examines the link between child marriage and poverty, poor health, curtailed education, and violence, and demonstrates how this practice harms not only entire families, communities, and economies, but also U.S. interests around the world. CFR InfoGuides are a multimedia series to promote understanding of complex foreign policy issues.

Subject:
World Cultures
World History
Cultural Geography
Political Science
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Case Study
Interactive
Reading
Author:
Council on Foreign Relations
Date Added:
01/16/2018
Can We Afford The American Dream? - ¿Podemos Darnos el Lujo del Sueño Americano?
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This e-case will ask the learner to consider the myriad issues a community organization faces when implementing federal policy with vulnerable populations. The Homeownership Center at El Centro de la Raza has been implementing the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program since 2008 amid a variety of challenges posed by the unique needs of the community it serves.

This material is part of The Hubert Project collection, the premier hub for open educational resources in the public affairs field.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Case Study
Interactive
Provider:
The Hubert Project
Date Added:
05/18/2015
Can We End Poverty Overnight?
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Americans make up around four percent of the world population and yet they control over 25% of the world’s wealth. If that wealth were shared evenly across the globe, couldn’t we solve the problem of global poverty overnight? In this video, Professor Matt Zwolinski of the University of San Diego explores how best to end poverty for good.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Matt Zwolinski
Date Added:
08/19/2015
Child Welfare and CalWORKS: Opportunities for Collaboration to Benefit Children and Families
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This is an update of the 2001 curriculum: Frame, L., Berrick, J. D., Sogar, C., Berzin, S. C., & Pearlman, J. CalWORKS and Child Welfare: Case Management for Public Child Welfare Workers. This newly revised curriculum is designed to help students understand the relationship between family economic well-being and parenting and to raise students’ awareness of the important role poverty can play in interfering with parents’ best efforts to raise their children well. Under extreme circumstances, family poverty can place children at significant risk – these are the families who may come to the attention of child welfare agencies. (215 pages)Berrick, J. D., Helalian, H. S., Frame, L., Fabella, D., Lee, K., & Karpilow, K. (2010).

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Module
Author:
CalSWEC
Date Added:
03/01/2018
Children of Haiti Summit
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This workshop can be conducted either before playing the Ayiti: The Cost of Life game, as a way to introduce students to the game's issues, or after playing the game, as a way to help them better understand the links between poverty and access to education.

Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TakingITGlobal
Provider Set:
TakingITGlobal TIGed Activities
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Community-Owned Enterprise and Civic Participation, Spring 2005
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Small-group study of advanced subjects under staff supervision. For graduate students wishing to pursue further study in advanced areas of urban studies and city and regional planning not covered in regular subjects of instruction. 11.941 and 11.955 are taught P/D/F.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Thompson, J. Phillip
Date Added:
01/01/2005
The Contemporary American Family, Spring 2004
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The role of the family in human evolution, and as a symbol in our own social and political lives. Topics include: sex, marriage, and parenting; the labor market; class, race, and ethnicity; and the family's probable future. We begin by considering briefly the evolution of the family, its cross-cultural variability, and its history in the West. We next examine how the family is currently defined in the U.S., discussing different views about what families should look like. Class and ethnic variability and the effects of changing gender roles are discussed in this section. We next look at sexuality, traditional and non-traditional marriage, parenting, divorce, family violence, family economics, poverty, and family policy. Controversial issues dealt with include day care, welfare policy, and the "Family Values" debate.

Subject:
U.S. History
Anthropology
Economics
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jackson, Jean Elizabeth
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Contemporary Literature: Literature, Development, and Human Rights, Spring 2008
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Subject focuses on fiction, drama, and poetry and possibly films inspired by these topics mostly of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Brouillette, Sarah
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Conversations with History: Reflections on Empire, Nationalism and Globalization, with Kenneth D. Kaunda
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes His Excellency Kenneth D. Kaunda, the First President of Zambia (1964-1991). President Kaunda discusses the national and international challenges he confronted as a national leader. He also reflects on his current work with NGOs in the global fight to fight disease, poverty and inequality. (54 minutes)

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World History
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
U.C. Berkeley
UCTV Teacher's Pet
Date Added:
01/10/2007
D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good, Spring 2007
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This course focuses on Third World development using case studies and team collaboration. Students draw lessons from success stories and identify challenges, unintended consequences and failures in implementing technologies, projects and policies. Students acquire skills in the building of partnerships and learn how to pilot, implement, and scale-up a selected innovation for the common good. Teams develop an idea, project or business plan that is ready to roll by semester's end.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Murcott, Susan
Date Added:
01/01/2007
D-Lab II: Design, Spring 2010
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D-Lab: Design addresses problems faced by undeserved communities with a focus on design, experimentation, and prototyping processes. Particular attention is placed on constraints faced when designing for developing countries. Multidisciplinary teams work on semester-long projects in collaboration with community partners, field practitioners, and experts in relevant fields. Topics covered include design for affordability, design for manufacture, sustainability, and strategies for working effectively with community partners and customers. Students may continue projects begun in SP.721/11.025J/11.472 D-Lab Development.

Subject:
Manufacturing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Amy J. Smith
Victor Grau Serrat
Date Added:
01/01/2010
D-Lab: Medical Technologies for the Developing World, Spring 2010
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D-Lab Health provides a multidisciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how to design medical technologies that address those problems. Students may travel to Nicaragua during spring break to work with health professionals, using medical technology design kits to gain field experience for their device challenge. As a final class deliverable, you will create a product design solution to address challenges observed in the field. The resulting designs are prototyped in the summer for continued evaluation and testing.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Social Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gomez-Marquez, Jose
Date Added:
01/01/2011