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ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology
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* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks

* includes a full textbook and several original videos

* includes 10 "challenges" (assignments)

* a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology

* a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials

* an open course freely available to anyone online

* an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Michael Wesch
Ryan Klataske
Tom Woodward
Date Added:
08/16/2018
American Government 2e
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American Government is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester American government course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including Insider Perspective features and a Get Connected Module that shows students how they can get engaged in the political process. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of American government and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. American Government includes updated information on the 2016 presidential election.

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Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Glen Krutz
Sylvie Waskiewicz
Date Added:
08/23/2017
Attenuated Democracy: A Critical Introduction to U.S. Government and Politics
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The U.S. political system suffers from endemic design flaws and is notable for the way that a small subset of Americans—whose interests often don’t align with those of the vast majority of the population—wields disproportionate power. Absent organized and persistent action on the part of ordinary Americans, the system tends to serve the already powerful. That’s why this text is called Attenuated Democracy. To attenuate something is to make it weak or thin. Democracy in America has been thin from the beginning and continues to be so despite some notable progress in voting rights. As political scientists Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens wrote, “The essence of democracy is not just having reasonably satisfactory policies; the essence of democracy is popular control of government, with each citizen having an equal voice.” (1) Since this is likely to be your only college-level course on the American political system, it is important to point out the structural weaknesses of our system and the thin nature of our democracy. Whenever you get the chance—in the voting booth, in your job, perhaps if you hold elected office—I encourage you to do something about America’s attenuated democracy.

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Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Salt Lake Community College
Author:
David Hubert
Date Added:
09/29/2020
Explorations: An Open Invitation To Biological Anthropology
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Anthropology is the study of humanity, in all its biological and cultural aspects, past and present. It is a four-field discipline comprised of biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The focus of this book is biological anthropology, which explores who we are from biological, evolutionary, and adaptive perspectives.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
American Anthropological Association
Author:
Beth Shook
Katie Nelson
Kelsie Aguilera
Date Added:
01/14/2020
General Psychology for Honors Students
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What are the most effective methods to study for a test? What are the meanings of dreams? How do illusions work? With whom are you most likely to fall in love? These are just a few of the questions that have been asked by psychologists since the birth of the field as an area of scientific research in the 1870’s. This text surveys the basic concepts, theories, and pivotal findings over the past 100 years in the science of Psychology, with special emphasis on contemporary concepts and findings focused on the relation of the brain to normal and pathological behaviors. Psychology has long evolved past the psychodynamic influence to include biological, social, learning, motivational, and developmental perspectives, to name a few. Contemporary psychologists go beyond philosophical or anecdotal speculation and rely on empirical evidence to inform their conclusions. Similarly, readers will push beyond pre-existing schemas and misconceptions of the field of psychology to an understanding of contemporary quantitative research methods as they are used to predict and test human behavior.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Missouri St. Louis
Author:
Kate Votaw
Date Added:
09/25/2020
Global Aging: Demography, Social Policy, and Human Rights: Reading list and Resources for Instructors
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This document contains course goals and objectives, a brief discussion of student assessment options, and a detailed list of readings and resources for a 16-week semester course. The course can be used to address two Academy of Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) competencies: Social Aspects of Aging, Research and Critical Thinking.

Versions of this course have been taught to both undergraduate and graduate students in gerontology, public health, global studies, and social work.

The conceptual framework used to select and organize course materials is the United Nations Principles for Older Persons. The first half of the course lays the foundation to understand population aging basics and relies heavily on sections of the Population Reference Bureau's, Population Handbook, as well as United Nations reports. The second half of the course focuses on the UN Principles for Older Persons, with readings related to each principle: Independence, Participation, Care, Dignity, and Self-Fulfillment. Two other UN frameworks introduced in the course are: WHO Active Aging Framework and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

A main message of the course is that the meaning of "older adulthood" is a product of society. It can and does change over time. Societies can choose to develop programs and policies that affirm the older adulthood stage of life or can stigmatize or ignore the life stage. Each approach has implications for all members of society.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Syllabus
Author:
Mercedes Bern-Klug
Date Added:
08/16/2021
Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being
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This book provides an overview of lifespan developmental tasks (physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional) examined from individual and family theoretical perspectives. It covers topics related to families, diversity, individual and family health and well-being, and reciprocal relationships as affected by external factors.

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Biology
Social Science
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
diana lang
laura overstreet
lumen learning
nick cone
Date Added:
08/01/2022
Introduction to Sociology 2e
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Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title and can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Eric Strayer
Faye Jones
Gail Scaramuzzo
Jeff Bry
Nathan Keirns
Sally Vyain
Susan Cody-Rydezerski
Tommy Sadler
Date Added:
02/23/2015
Native People in American Culture: Cultural Appropriation
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Welcome to the “Cultural Appropriation” module, where students are guided through a series of readings on how cultural imperialism and appropriation can be defined and what forms they can take, quizzed on those readings, then asked to apply their understanding of content in a series of Application Activities. This module uses Team-Based Learning pedagogy and Sketchnoting. Part of series of modules belonging to the ISU course, "Native People In American Culture."

Subject:
World Cultures
Social Science
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Jen McClung
Date Added:
06/19/2019
Native People in American Culture: Reading the Media
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Welcome to “Reading the Media” module, where students are guided through a series of readings on how the media treats Native Americans, quizzed on those readings, then asked to apply their understanding of content in a series of Application Activities. This module uses Team-Based Learning pedagogy and Sketchnoting. Part of series of modules belonging to the ISU course, "Native People In American Culture."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Social Science
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Jen McClung
Date Added:
06/19/2019
Native People in American Culture: The Round House (AmIn Literatures & Sexual Assault)
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Welcome to the “American Indian Literatures & Sexual Violence” module, where students are guided through a series of readings on two separate topics - ways to approach American Indian Literature and sexual violence against Native women - which prepare them for reading Louise Erdrich's novel, "The Round House". Students are quizzed on those readings, then asked to apply their understanding of content in a series of Application Activities.

Subject:
World Cultures
Social Science
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Unit of Study
Author:
Jen McClung
Date Added:
02/11/2021
Native People in American Culture: Urban Indian Identity
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Welcome to the “Urban Indian Identity” module, where students are guided through a series of readings on how urban Indian identities can be constructed, quizzed on those readings, then asked to apply their understanding of content in a series of Application Activities. This module uses Team-Based Learning pedagogy and Sketchnoting. Part of series of modules belonging to the ISU course, "Native People In American Culture."

Subject:
World Cultures
Social Science
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Jen McClung
Date Added:
06/19/2019
Native People in American Culture: Ways of Seeing & Knowing
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Welcome to the “Ways of Seeing and Knowing” module, where students are guided through a series of readings on how select notable American Indians "see and know" the world, quizzed on those readings, then asked to apply their understanding of content in a series of Application Activities. This module uses Team-Based Learning pedagogy and Sketchnoting. Part of series of modules belonging to the ISU course, "Native People In American Culture."

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
Social Science
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Sociology
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Jen McClung
Date Added:
06/19/2019
Noba Psychology Collection
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Noba is a high-quality, flexibly structured digital introduction to psychology resource for higher-ed classrooms and virtual classrooms. Noba consists of nearly 90 short (2500-4000 word) chapters authored by leading instructors and researchers including 7 winners of the William James Award. Chapters are organized in familiar categories (Development, Learning & Memory, Personality, etc.) for easy reference. All Noba materials are licensed through Creative Commons under the CC BY-NA-SA license terms.

The Noba website allows anyone to combine chapters in any order to create unique psychology textbooks to suit virtually any curriculum. In addition to allowing users to build their own customized collections, Noba provides a series of "Ready-Made" digital textbooks curated from the Noba chapters to conform to the scope and sequence of some of the most commonly taught 100/200-level psych courses (Intro-to-Psych, Psych as a Biological Science, Psych as a Social Science, etc.). The Ready-made books can also be edited to add or remove chapters, or sections so that they better conform to the specific course an instructor will teach.

Custom-made books, Ready-made books, or even individual chapters can be used online, downloaded as PDFs or shared withe learners via email and social media using easy-share tools built in to the website.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
David Barlow
David Buss
Ed Diener
Elizabeth Loftus
Henry Roediger
Jeanne Tsai
Linda Bartoshuk
Max Bazerman
Peter Salovey
Robert Levine
Roy Baumeister
Susan Fiske
Date Added:
03/27/2014
OpenStax Psychology Lecture Slides
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These lecture slides were developed by Patricia Adams of Pitt Community College. They include lecture outlines, graphics, tables, and summaries of the course concepts. The slides are generally aligned to OpenStax Psychology, but the materials is specific to Professor Adams's course.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
OpenStax, Rice University
Date Added:
11/25/2019
OpenStax Sociology Activities
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This collection includes a variety of activity types and discussion questions for chapters 1-12 of OpenStax Sociology 2e. They were developed by Professor Philip Terry-Smith of Anne Arundel Community College.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
OpenStax, Rice University
Date Added:
11/25/2019
Parenting and Family Diversity Issues
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This book has been created for students and all individuals who work with children and families (e.g., educators, parents, caregivers, direct support workers, etc.) in diverse contexts. It is imperative to understand how and what factors may influence child outcomes across the lifespan. Therefore, key concepts related to parenting, child-rearing, care-giving, and parenting education are outlined in this textbook to provide historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives across vast settings and developmental domains.

Subject:
Social Work
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Diana Lang
Date Added:
10/08/2020
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
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The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
American Anthropological Association
Author:
Laura Gonzales
Nina Brown
Thomas McIlwraith
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Psychology as a Social Science
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Provides standard introduction to psychology course content with a specific emphasis on social aspects of psychology. This includes expanded content related to social cognition, aggression, attraction and similar topics.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Diener Education Fund
Provider Set:
Noba
Author:
Ed Diener
Robert Biswas-Diener
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Research Methods in Psychology Ancillary Set
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The purpose of this project was to create a set of ancillary materials for the open textbook Research Methods in Psychology, a textbook intended to be used for psychology research methods courses. At the start of this grant, the textbook was available through the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Library (open.lib.umn.edu/psychologyresearchmethods/) and could be found in most open material repositories. Since this grant was proposed, however, a more recent version of the text has been released by Price, Jhangiani, Chiang, Leighton, and Cuttler (https://opentext.wsu.edu/carriecuttler/). The resources developed for this grant can be used for the new edition of the text, although they were written for the earlier version.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Judy Orton Grissett
Date Added:
06/21/2018