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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
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
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
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
Development
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Module on development in international relations. Intended for community college students and aligned with the requirements for POLS 140: Introduction to International Relations within the California Community College system. Includes lesson plan, required readings, and ancillary materials (lecture slides, activity instructions, and worksheet).

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Katherine Michel
Date Added:
12/10/2019
Dialect Detectives: Exploring Dialect in Great Expectations
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"Great Expectations" is rich in dialogue and in the dialect of the working class and the poor of Victorian England. What does Dickens reveal about his characters using dialect?

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/30/2013
The Drowning Child: A Philosophical Thought Experiment
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Professor Matt Zwolinski of the explains philosopher Peter Singer's drowning child thought experiment and explains why its moral may not be as clear cut as it appears.

Subject:
Philosophy
Political Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Matt Zwolinski
Date Added:
09/12/2017
EconGuy Videos: Incentives
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Why are rich countries rich? Why are poor countries poor? Most people think it's because of natural resources. They're wrong - economists know it's because of incentives. See what bridge collapses and the Korean peninsula can teach us about why some economies grow and others stagnate.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Saint Michael's College
Provider Set:
EconGuy Videos
Author:
Patrick Walsh
Date Added:
11/29/2013
EconGuy Videos: Minimum Wage
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Is raising the minimum wage a good idea? Many people think it's a great way to help low-income families. But some economists worry that the minimum wage doesn't reach the poorest families, helps a lot of people who don't need it, and can lead to job cuts. Here are some facts & figures from the debate over the minimum wage

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Patrick Walsh
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Patrick Walsh
Date Added:
11/14/2014
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
English Language Arts, Grade 12
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The 12th grade learning experience consists of 7 mostly month-long units aligned to the Common Core State Standards, with available course material for teachers and students easily accessible online. Over the course of the year there is a steady progression in text complexity levels, sophistication of writing tasks, speaking and listening activities, and increased opportunities for independent and collaborative work. Rubrics and student models accompany many writing assignments.Throughout the 12th grade year, in addition to the Common Read texts that the whole class reads together, students each select an Independent Reading book and engage with peers in group Book Talks. Language study is embedded in every 12th grade unit as students use annotation to closely review aspects of each text. Teacher resources provide additional materials to support each unit.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
10/06/2016
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Satire and Wit
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Students will consider the different ways that humor can be used by a writer to criticize people, practices, and institutions that he or she thinks are in need of serious reform. Students will read satirists ranging from classical Rome to modern day to examine how wit can be used to make important points about culture.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Students research an aspect of modern life that they would like to lampoon.
Students read from satirists across history to absorb the style and forms of humor and institutions satirized.
Students write their own satire, drawing on techniques of famous satirists to criticize their targets.

GUIDING QUESTIONS

These questions are a guide to stimulate thinking, discussion, and writing on the themes and ideas in the unit. For complete and thoughtful answers and for meaningful discussions, students must use evidence based on careful reading of the texts.

What is satire, and when is it too harsh?
How can humor and irony make you more persuasive?
What do you think is funny? How far would you go to satirize it?
Who gets more reaction—satirists or protestors?

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Informational Text
Reading Literature
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
Pearson
English Language Arts, Grade 12, Satire and Wit, Roots of Satire, Analyzing Cinematic Satire Elements
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In this lesson, students will watch part of a film or television show that uses high school stereotypes, and they’ll analyze various cinematic elements that fuel its satirical power.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Pearson
Date Added:
09/21/2015