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Astronomy for Educators
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Our students need to be prepared to take on the challenges of a technology-rich and science-dependent 21st-century economy. If we are to empower them to address these future challenges, it is time we began to change the way we teach science starting in elementary school. We have spent years teaching science as a collection of facts, teaching children what we know instead of allowing them to discover things for themselves. It is critical that the children in our classes understand how science works, both its strengths and its weaknesses. I believe that children can only do this effectively by participating in science activities, getting their hands dirty and seeing how science works, and why science sometimes fails.

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Astronomy
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University of Arkansas
Author:
Daniel E. Barth
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Human Behavior and the Social Environment II
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It is my hope that the information contained in this book will help you, as a future social worker, approach client systems with empathy, understanding, and a compassionate curiosity that allows for comprehensive assessment, individualized approaches to treatment, and continuity of care.

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Social Work
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Whitney Payne
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema
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A free and open-source introduction to the art and science of moving pictures, offering in-depth exploration of how cinema communicates, and what, exactly, it is trying to say.

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Visual Arts
Film and Music Production
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Russell Sharman
Date Added:
05/18/2020
Open Technical Writing: An Open-Access Text for Instruction in Technical and Professional Writing
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This book presents technical writing as an approach to researching and carrying out writing that centers on technical subject matter. Each and every chapter is devoted to helping students understand that good technical writing is situationally-aware and context-driven. Technical writing doesn’t work off knowing the one true right way of doing things—there is no magic report template out there that will always work. Instead, the focus is on offering students a series of approaches they can use to map out their situations and do research accordingly.

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English Language Arts
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Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Adam Rex Pope
Date Added:
04/18/2019
Principles of Management for Leadership Communication
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We’re betting that you already have a lot of experience with organizations, teams, and leadership. You’ve been through schools, in clubs, participated in social or religious groups, competed in sports or games, or taken on full- or part-time jobs. Some of your experience was probably pretty positive, but you were also likely wondering sometimes, “Isn’t there a better way to do this?”

After participating in this course, we hope that you find the answer to be “Yes!” While management is both art and science, with our help you can identify and develop the skills essential to better managing your and others’ behaviors where organizations are concerned.

Subject:
Management
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Date Added:
05/18/2020
University Physics I: Classical Mechanics
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This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.

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Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Arkansas
Author:
Julio Gea-Banacloche
Date Added:
02/08/2019