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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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Atmospheric Visualization Projects
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This site includes simulations of more than 40 phenomena: sea ice and ...

This site includes simulations of more than 40 phenomena: sea ice and CO2, climate change (230-year period), clouds and precipitation, coral reef evolution (starting 21,000 years ago), universal fire shape, fire twirl and burst behavior, tornadoes, thunderstorms, typhoons, El Niño events, greenhouse gases and sulfate aerosols, polar vortex breakdown, CO2 and temperature, CFCs in the ocean, cloud evolution (7-day period), daily weather in the U.S., and more.

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Simulations
Provider:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Undersea Landscapes
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Working with the Maine Coastal Program at the State Planning Office, the ...

Working with the Maine Coastal Program at the State Planning Office, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute created this innovative website that combines three-dimensional computer models of the Gulf of Maine's many landscapes with stunning underwater photography. The website has important background information on the Gulf of Maine, which provides context for first-time "visitors." From here, visitors can learn about three fascinating aquatic species (lobsters, alewives, and brook trout) and two physical environments (the Bay of Fundy and Cashes Ledge). These segments take visitors on a trip from the mountainous, upper reaches of the Gulf of Maine watershed to the middle of the marine realm 80 miles off the New England coast. Through these journeys, people will gain an appreciation of the Gulf of Maine, and become better stewards of this bountiful and beautiful resource

Subject:
Biology
Oceanography
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Readings
Provider:
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Lunar Phases
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If you watch the moon every night, you see its shape appear ...

If you watch the moon every night, you see its shape appear to change. Does the moon really change shape? Of course not, but its appearance from Earth certainly changes. How does this work? The answer lies within the part of the moon that receives sunlight, and the part of the moon that does not receive sunlight.

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
University of Utah
Provider Set:
ASPIRE
Management of Capital
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This course provides an overview of concepts related to how to manage ...

This course provides an overview of concepts related to how to manage the capital of an organization. Course content includes the calculation of cost of capital, how to select the right mix of capital, and how financial markets work in raising capital. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No prior knowledge of capital management is required although some understanding of capital management will be helpful. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with audio clips, self-grading exam, and certificate of completion.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Accounting
Finance
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Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Readings
Provider:
Financial Management Training Center
Author:
Matt H. Evans
France Since 1871
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This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, ...

This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society.

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Arts and Humanities
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Audio Lectures
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Video Lectures
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Yale University
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Open Yale Courses
Author:
John Merriman
International Relations, Spring 2007
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This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the ...

This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the fundamental principles of international relations such as realism and idealism. Realism, for example is based on the assumption that the state constitutes the most important actor in the international system. The course will also explore the nature of idealism, which emphasizes the role of international norms and ethics, such as the preservation of human rights, as a means of realizing international justice. The course will also analyze international political economy and various theories ranging from mercantilism to dependency theory.

Subject:
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
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Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Robert Weiner
Affirmative Action and the USA
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In this video from Wide Angle, two American NAACP lawyers arrive to ...

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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
Teachers' Domain