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Certainty & Doubt in the writings of Jonathan Edwards and Langston Hughes
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The activities here work on analysis and synthesis skills. They take canonized text that are often taught at different times in the school year due to their placement in U.S. and world history and ask students to pair them together. A variety of activities and assessments are described or suggested throughout this resource to help students explore the boundaries surrounding certainty and doubt and lived experience. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Literature
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Bryan Harvey
Date Added:
12/23/2019
Coming to terms with Joan Didion's "On Morality"
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This resource introduces, suggests, and proposes multiple approaches for making Joan Didion's essay more accessible while trying not to oversimplify it. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Bryan Harvey
Date Added:
12/28/2019
Everyday Polymers
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Students explore the chemical identities of polymeric materials frequently used in their everyday lives. They learn how chemical composition affects the physical properties of the materials that they encounter and use frequently, as well as how cross-linking affects the properties of polymeric materials.

Subject:
Engineering
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Cherelle M. Bishop
Jeramy Jasmann
Kate McDonnell
Melissa M. Reynolds
Michael A. de Miranda
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
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This module starts by defining industrial chemistry and then gives a view of the chemical industry, its position in the general economy, and its classification in terms of the chemical processes that characterize it. To enable the study of selected chemical processes, unit operations and unit processes, especially those that are relevant in later learning actvities, are then covered in Unit 2. With this background, it will be easy to study industrial inorganic and organic chemical industries. The study of extractive metallurgy in Unit 3 draws on the knowledge of size reduction and separation unit operations learnt earlier, as well as chemical conversions that take place during pyroprocessing. The extractive metallugy of iron, copper and aluminium is included. In Unit 4, we focus our attention on some basic inorganic industrial processes that synthesize products from a variety of raw materials derived from the natural environment. They include manufacture of chlorine and sodium hydroxide from brine, ammonia from methane and nitrogen, sulphuric acid from sulphur, fertilizer and cement from mineral ores.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Helen Njeri Njenga
Date Added:
03/10/2018
It Takes Two to Tangle
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Students explore the theme of conflict in literature. They learn the difference between internal and external conflict and various types of conflicts, including self against self, self against other, and self against nature or machine. Stories are used to discuss methods of managing and resolving conflict and interpersonal friction. Note: The literacy activities for the Mechanics unit are based on physical themes that have broad application to our experience in the world — concepts of rhythm, balance, spin, gravity, levity, inertia, momentum, friction, stress and tension.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise Carlson
Jane Evenson
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Date Added:
10/14/2015
Let's Make Silly Putty
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Students make two different formulations of imitation Silly Putty with varying degrees of cross-linking. They witness how changes in the degree of cross-linking influence the putty properties.

Subject:
Engineering
Genetics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Cherelle M. Bishop
Jeramy Jasmann
Kate McDonnell
Melissa M. Reynolds
Michael A. de Miranda
Date Added:
09/18/2014
My Family: Past, Present and Future
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Students in grade two explore the lives of actual people who make a difference in their everyday lives. They differentiate between events that happened long ago and events that happened yesterday by studying their family histories. A number of projects are completed that preserve the past, capture the present, or impact the future, including analyzing information and drawing conclusions about how and why the world has changed. The unit concludes with students creating family history time capsules that preserve the past and present for the future.

This unit plan was originally developed by the Intel® Teach program as an exemplary unit plan demonstrating some of the best attributes of teaching with technology.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Clarity Innovations
Date Added:
11/09/2016
OER Synthesis and Evaluation/Evaluation Toolkit
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The toolkit is made up of three elements:
1). information and resources to support your evaluation activities
2). an interactive tool to guide you through our Evaluation and Synthesis framework, providing an opportunity to submit findings, observations and links to evidence AND which feeds this back to you for inclusion in your project reporting mechanisms
3). examples of evaluation materials, instruments and reports from other UKOER projects

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Interactive
Author:
Lou McGil
Date Added:
03/08/2017
Organic Chemistry
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Organic Chemistry research involves the synthesis of organic molecules and the study of their reaction paths, interactions, and applications. Advanced interests include diverse topics such as the development of new synthetic methods for the assembly of complex organic molecules and polymeric materials, organometallic catalysis, organocatalysis, the synthesis of natural and non-natural products with unique biological and physical properties, structure and mechanistic analysis, natural product biosynthesis, theoretical chemistry and molecular modeling, diversity-oriented synthesis, and carbohydrate synthesis.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
LibreTexts
Date Added:
05/12/2016
Synthesis Writing Slide Show
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This slideshow is on the important components of college level synthesis writing with a thesis statement. It also goes over three part source integration to help students incorporate quotes in a thoughtful, proper way.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Catherine Zoerb
Date Added:
01/26/2017
Understanding adaptation and appropriation in art and literature
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The activities, assignments, and lessons included here are designed to help students read and write like artists who constantly take apart old ideas and texts in order to repackage them for the sake of contemporary humor, wisdom, and relevance. The activities introduce new vocabulary for discussing how texts work and play, as well as synthesis, analysis, and creativity. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Author:
Bryan Harvey
Date Added:
12/27/2019