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20b. Jeffersonian Ideology
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Jefferson's lasting significance in American history stems from his remarkably varied talents. He made major contributions as a politician, statesman, diplomat, intellectual, writer, scientist, and philosopher. No other figure among the Founding Fathers shared the depth and breadth of his wide-ranging intelligence.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
12/03/2014
7a. The Impact of Enlightenment in Europe
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The Age of Reason, as it was called, was spreading rapidly across Europe. In the late 17th century, scientists like Isaac Newton and writers like John Locke were challenging the old order. Newton's laws of gravity and motion described the world in terms of natural laws beyond any spiritual force. In the wake of political turmoil in England, Locke asserted the right of a people to change a government that did not protect natural rights of life, liberty and property. People were beginning to doubt the existence of a God who could predestine human beings to eternal damnation and empower a tyrant for a king. Europe would be forever changed by these ideas.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Independence Hall Association
Provider Set:
US History
Date Added:
10/16/2014
Argumentation Routine
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This activity helps students learn to be open-minded and to participate in respectful discussion using evidence and reasoning. These are great life skills that any citizen of the world should have. They’re also scientific argumentation skills. The ability to change one’s mind based on evidence and reasoning, to see issues as complex, and to look at issues and claims from different perspectives are all scientific argumentation skills. Students also learn that absolute answers rarely exist. These skills and understandings are useful beyond science for anyone interested in figuring things out and in talking with others about issues, particularly with those who have different perspectives and opinions.

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Beetles: Science and Teaching for Field Instructors
Date Added:
04/14/2020
Basic Mathematics
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The rationale of teaching Basic mathematics is that it plays the role of filling up gaps that the student teacher could be having from secondary school mathematics. For instance, a lack of a proper grasp of the real number system and elementary functions etc. It also serves as the launching pad to University Mathematics by introducing the learner to the science of reasoning called logic and other related topics.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Jairus M. Khalagai
Date Added:
03/10/2018
Business Writing Style Guide
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It is the goal of this book to help students do the following:

* Apply basic concepts for effective and concise business writing.
* Compile a well written report acceptable within a business context.
* Follow a writing process designed for business students.
* Demonstrate critical thinking, reasoning, and persuasion.
* Communicate in writing using a business model.
* Apply resources for improving business writing skills.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
John Morris
Julie Zwart
Date Added:
01/06/2020
A Course in Quantitative Literacy
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Why study Quantitative Literacy?

Most students sign up for this course to fulfill a general education mathematics requirement. And this text is certainly aimed at that general audience. But by the time the course is completed, the authors hope that you will have developed some appreciation for the usefulness and elegance of the subject. Without doubt, some level of competency and comfort in working with numerical data is needed to navigate the modern world; and we have tried to cover topics that can be used in day to day life.

In this book, we will focus on problem solving and critical thinking skills. Our goal is not to prepare you just for the next math class, but to equip you with the necessary tools so that you can apply basic mathematical reasoning to a wide variety of commonly encountered problems. Along the way, we will learn basic logic, how to work with percentages and units, the basics of consumer finance, and how to use and interpret basic statistical data.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
College of Lake County
Author:
Azar Khosravani
Mark Beintema
Date Added:
02/27/2020
General Philosophy Lectures
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A series of lectures delivered by Peter Millican to first-year philosophy students at the University of Oxford. The lectures comprise of the 8-week General Philosophy course, delivered to first year undergraduates. These lectures aim to provide a thorough introduction to many philosophical topics and to get students and others interested in thinking about key areas of philosophy. Taking a chronological view of the history of philosophy, each lecture is split into 3 or 4 sections which outline a particular philosophical problem and how different philosophers have attempted to resolve the issue. Individuals interested in the 'big' questions about life such as how we perceive the world, who we are in the world and whether we are free to act will find this series informative, comprehensive and accessible.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
Provider Set:
University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Peter Millican
Date Added:
02/19/2010
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
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This is an introductory textbook in logic and critical thinking. The goal of the textbook is to provide the reader with a set of tools and skills that will enable them to identify and evaluate arguments. The book is intended for an introductory course that covers both formal and informal logic. As such, it is not a formal logic textbook, but is closer to what one would find marketed as a critical thinking textbook. Downloadable as a pdf file.

Subject:
Philosophy
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lansing Community College
Author:
Matthew J. Van Cleave
Date Added:
01/04/2016
The Rise of Informal Logic: Essays on Argumentation, Critical Thinking, Reasoning and Politics
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We are pleased to release this digital edition of Ralph Johnson’s The Rise of Informal Logic as Volume 2 in the series Windsor Studies in Argumentation. This edition is a reprint of the previous Vale Press edition with some minor corrections.

We have decided to make this the second volume in the series because it is such a compelling account of the formation of informal logic as a discipline, written by one of the founders of the field. The book includes essential chapters on the history and development of informal logic. Other chapters are key reflections on the theoretical issues raised by the attempt to understand informal argument. Many of the papers were previously published in important journals. A number of them were co-authored with J. Anthony Blair. Three of them have appeared only in the present book.

Subject:
Philosophy
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
University of Windsor
Date Added:
01/01/2014
Super Flip
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Learn how to write an expository essay with opinion, reason and evidence while creating your very own comic strip!
With superhero Captain Opinion and her sidekicks, Reason and Evidence, the viewer goes on a fun adventure into the world of opinions and the importance of supporting them with lots of reasons and evidence.
Learning Objective:
Have students write an expository essay that establishes a central idea in a topic sentence; includes supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations; and contains a concluding statement.

Subject:
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Take The Stage
Date Added:
10/25/2019
Super Flip en Español
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¡Aprende cómo escribir un ensayo expositivo con opinión, razón y evidencia mientras creas tu propia tira cómica!

Con el superhéroe Capitán Opinión y sus compañeras Razón y Evidencia, el espectador se embarca en una divertida aventura en el mundo de las opiniones y la importancia de sustentarlas con muchas razones y evidencias.

Objetivo de Aprendizaje:
Hacer que los estudiantes escriban un ensayo expositivo que establezca una idea central en una oración temática; incluye oraciones de apoyo con hechos simples, detalles y explicaciones, y contiene una declaración final.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Take The Stage
Date Added:
10/30/2019
Who is the spy?, English Template, Intermediate Mid
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In this lab, students will learn how to make an assumption and how to support their assumption. They will be able to achieve this goal by participating in a Spy Game, where students will ask questions to acquire enough information to make an educated guess. 

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Daum Jung
Amber Hoye
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
04/24/2020
누가 스파이에요? Who is the spy?, Intermediate Mid, Korean 201, Lab 03
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In this lab, students will learn how to make an assumption and how to support their assumption. They will be able to achieve this goal by participating in a Spy Game, where students will ask questions to acquire enough information to make an educated guess.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Amber Hoye
Daum Jung
Camille Daw
Mimi Fahnstrom
Date Added:
04/08/2020