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    African Animals in Habitats An inquiry-based animal study centered around a Zoo visit of the African Continent.

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    Banana Split: To Eat or Not to Eat A history of "Banana Republics," discussing banana production, diseases, ethical consumerism, organic & conventional agriculture.

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    Weather Watchers How does meteorological activity impact air pollution control and prevention?

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    Incredible Insect Mouth A hands-on experiment type of lesson in which the children act as insects and use different tools for their "mouths".

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    Sun Curve Design Challenge
    A student-teacher collaboration focusing on scientific inquiry and green design innovation to
    generate new ideas for
    sustainable agriculture.

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    Organic Store Wars Not long ago in a supermarket not so far away… an educational video based on Star Wars hopes to raise awareness about healthy food choices.

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    Automobile Choices and Alternative Fuels Supporting multi-step decision-making for buying a car: fuel impact on the environment, your lifestyle and personal finances.

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Stem Cells
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This article aims to clarify the issue of research with stem cells ... More

This article aims to clarify the issue of research with stem cells in Brazil. Noting the legal relationship of the Law 11105/05 with the religious issues raised by the Catholic Church and the positioning of the scientists on the benefits that such bodies will bring to many sick people, the article demand a humanist who thought the company should follow. Explores the legal characterization of the aforementioned law, constitutional reasons and finally, the applicability and functionality in the XXI century. Less

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Rice University
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Luiz Felipe Nobre Braga
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Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives
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Millions of prisoners suffered the brutal assault on human dignity that was ... More

Millions of prisoners suffered the brutal assault on human dignity that was the Gulag. Many Days, Many Lives presents the history of this system through a browseable archive of video, art, artifacts, photographs, and the life stories of former Gulag prisoners. Online exhibitions take visitors on a thematic exploration of Gulag life, including a virtual tour of the reconstructed camp and museum made possible by the Gulag Museum at Perm-36. Teaching resources for introducing the Gulag's history into middle and high school classrooms are available. Less

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Center for History and New Media
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Best Practices in Online Teaching
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This course provides practical strategies and pedagogical advice for instructors teaching in ... More

This course provides practical strategies and pedagogical advice for instructors teaching in an online environment. The course includes advice about: preparing to teach in an online environment, managing the teaching of a course, and addressing larger issues surrounding online teaching (e.g. workload, intellectual property, etc.) The course includes interviews from a number of teachers who have taught in an online environment. This course is based on a training session offered to faculty who teach at The World Campus at Penn State University. Less

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Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Rice University
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Larry Ragan
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All of us are smarter than one of us
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This is a reflection adapting Martin's How Successful Leaders Think to the ... More

This is a reflection adapting Martin's How Successful Leaders Think to the education system. Business leaders and administrators share a key character trait. It is the ability to recognize not all decisions are based on choosing one answer from two alternatives. Good leaders see the potential to take the best from the two opposing issues, combine them, and create a completely new idea. In the business world, this skill is measured in profits. In the education system, this skill is measured in the success of the students. Less

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Rice University
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Pamela Smith
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Musical Signal Processing with LabVIEW -- Analog Synthesis and Modular Synthesizers
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Analog modular synthesizers popular in the 1960s and 1970s produce sound with ... More

Analog modular synthesizers popular in the 1960s and 1970s produce sound with electronic devices such as oscillators, amplifiers, filters, and envelope generators linked together by cables. A specific cable configuration (or "patch") produces a distinct sound controlled by a keyboard or sequencer. While digital synthesis has largely replaced analog synthesizers, the concepts and techniques of analog synthesis still serve as the basis for many types of synthesis algorithms. Learn about modular synthesizers and use LabVIEW to compose a piece of music by emulating an analog synthesizer. This course is part of the series "Musical Signal Processing with LabVIEW". Less

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Rice University
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Ed Doering
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Business Ethics
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Business Ethics is a derived copy from the Corporate Governance course. It ... More

Business Ethics is a derived copy from the Corporate Governance course. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides modules in Ethical Leadership, Ethical Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance to respond to AACSB accreditation requirements. Students will actively study ethical theory by carrying out exercises to help them build theory-based tools for encountering ethical problems in business practice. They will also work with cases in business ethics designed to give them practice in developing skills of ethical leadership, ethical decision-making, and carrying out socio-technical analyses to respond to issues of social responsibility. Business Ethics culminates in a peer reviewed Ethics Bowl competition in which students will practice ethics advocacy in a variety of moral ecologies in business. Business Ethics has been developed through the NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779. Less

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Rice University
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William Frey
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Echo and Reverberation
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This module shows how to implement the echo and reverberation effects using ... More

This module shows how to implement the echo and reverberation effects using the DSK6713. The effects are simulated using Simulink. Those simualtion models are used to generate the DSP code for the real-time implementation. Less

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Rice University
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Jacob Fainguelernt
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Affirmative Action and the USA
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In this video from Wide Angle, two American NAACP lawyers arrive to ... More

In this video from Wide Angle, two American NAACP lawyers arrive to advise Brazilian civil rights organizations, leading to a discussion of differences between race relations in the U.S. and Brazil. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media. Less

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PBS Learning Media
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