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Principles of Microeconomics for AP Courses

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Principles of Microeconomics for AP Courses covers the scope and sequence for a one-semester Advance Placement Microeconomics course. The book is on the example textbook list for the AP course here. The text also includes many current examples, including; the Keystone Pipeline, Occupy Wall Street, and debates over the minimum wage.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Amyaz Moledina, Andres Jauregui, Craig Richardson, Cynthia Gamez, Dan MacDonald, David Shapiro, Diane Keenan, Eric Dodge, Ralph Sonenshine, Steven Greenlaw, Timothy Taylor

Economics and You

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Understanding economics, what some people call "economic literacy," is becoming essential for citizens in our national and increasingly interconnected world economy. Increasingly, productive members of society must be able to identify, analyze, and evaluate the causes and consequences of individual economic decisions and public policy including issues raised by constraints imposed by scarcity, how economies and markets work, and the benefits and costs of economic interaction and interdependence. Such literacy includes analysis, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making that helps people function as consumers, producers, savers, investors, and responsible citizens. - From the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Brian Weaver, Katie Hintz, Kelly Dutcher, Kim Noga, Ronalyn Arsenau, Travis Balzar

Common Sense Economics Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics- Study Guide

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The Institute for Humane Studies has partnered with the authors of the textbook Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth Creation and Prosperity to help teach students why economic understanding is essential for life in today's society. With videos and quiz question corresponding to each element, this collection can be used as a study guide for "Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics".

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World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization

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The discipline of geography bridges the social sciences with the physical sciences and can provide a framework for understanding our world. By studying geography, we can begin to understand the relationships and common factors that tie our human community together. The world is undergoing globalization on a massive scale as a result of the rapid transfer of information and technology and the growth of modes of transportation and communication. The more we understand our world, the better prepared we will be to address the issues that confront our future. There are many approaches to studying world geography. This textbook takes a regional approach and focuses on themes that illustrate the globalization process, which in turn assists us in better understanding our global community and its current affairs.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Royal Berglee

U.S. History

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U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: John M. Lund, Paul Vickery, P. Scott Corbett, Sylvie Waskiewicz, Todd Pfannestiel, Volker Janssen

U.S. History Sourcebook - Advanced

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From CK-12, U.S. History Sourcebook - Advanced covers U.S. history from Colonial America through World War I. This book provides high school U.S. History teachers and students with sets of primary and secondary sources about important topics. Some teachers will use it as a supplement to a traditional textbook. For those looking to leave the textbook behind entirely, it will provide a course with basic structure and continuity, and will reduce the burden of finding new primary sources for each class meeting. However, it is not yet comprehensive enough to meet the coverage requirements of, for example, an Advanced Placement test.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Our History: A History of the United States from Pre-Columbian to the Present

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1 US History to 1877 1.1 Chapter 1: In the Beginning 1.2 Chapter 2: When Cultures Collide 1.3 Chapter 3: British Colonial North America 1.4 Chapter 4: Colonial Government and Economy 1.5 Chapter 5: Colonial Slavery 1.6 Chapter 6: A Brief Overview of Colonial Religion 1.7 Chapter 7: Cultures of Colonial America 1.8 Chapter 8: An Intellectual and Religious Flowering in Colonial North America 1.9 Chapter 9: Towards Independence, 1750-1776 1.10 Chapter 10: Creating These United States, 1776-1800 1.11 Chapter 11: The Agrarian Republic and the Symbolic End of the Revolution, 1800-1826 1.12 Chapter 12: The Age of the Common Man, 1826-1850 1.13 Chapter 13: 19th Century Reform Movements 1.14 Chapter 14: War Drums, 1845-1860 2 US history from 1877 to the Present

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Jim Ross-Nazzal

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877

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This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history. Prior to its publication, History in the Making underwent a rigorous double blind peer review, a process that involved over thirty scholars who reviewed the materially carefully, objectively, and candidly in order to ensure not only its scholarly integrity but also its high standard of quality. This book provides a strong emphasis on critical thinking about US History by providing several key features in each chapter. Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter help students to understand what they will learn in each chapter. Before You Move On sections at the end of each main section are designed to encourage students to reflect on important concepts and test their knowledge as they read. In addition, each chapter includes Critical Thinking Exercises that ask the student to deeply explore chapter content, Key Terms, and a Chronology of events. ---------------- Authors: Tamara Spike, Sarah Mergel, Catherine Locks, Pamela Roseman

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Contributor: Marie Lasseter

U.S. History Sourcebook - Basic

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From CK-12, U.S. History Sourcebook - Basic covers U.S. history from Colonial America through World War I. This book provides high school U.S. History teachers and students with sets of primary and secondary sources about important topics. Some teachers will use it as a supplement to a traditional textbook. For those looking to leave the textbook behind entirely, it will provide a course with basic structure and continuity, and will reduce the burden of finding new primary sources for each class meeting. However, it is not yet comprehensive enough to meet the coverage requirements of, for example, an Advanced Placement test.

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

European History

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This project discovers the history of Modern Europe, starting at the Hundred Years War and ending at the present time. A chronological perspective of history is attempted within this text. Although this is the case, it is also important to understand patterns within European History, therefore chapters will attempt to cover a breadth of material even though their titles might be that of a specific pattern in history rather than a time period.

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PBL

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This is a PBL for students to learn about the Holocaust and also think of ways as a nation to prevent another mass genocide from ever happening.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Case Study, Data Set, Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Reading, Textbook, Unit of Study

Author: Briauna Reuille

The Bilingual Language Profile

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There is great need to understand individuals' functional language abilities, not only in education but in commerce and public policy discussion. The aim is to quantify language use patterns, proficiency, and dominance in the two languages of bilinguals. The Bilingual Language Profile (BLP) is an instrument for assessing language dominance through self-reports that is concise, quick, and easy to use. The BLP is intended to produce a continuous dominance score and a general bilingual profile taking into account a variety of linguistic variables. The BLP is an open and free assessment tool for researchers, educators, and anyone with an interest in assessing language dominance.

Material Type: Assessment

Author: Birdsong, D., Gertken, L.M., & Amengual, M.

Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)

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The Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the fifteen Language Resource Centers established under Title VI of the U.S. Department of Education. According to the website, CALPER's particular focus is to improve the environment of advanced-level foreign language teaching and learning and assessment. The center thus far has developed innovative teaching materials, created online professional development resources, offered workshops for educators, and more.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)

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The mission of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Aquisition (CARLA) is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism, to develop knowledge of second language acquisition, and to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment. Some of the ways in which the center aims to achieve this mission is by conducting research and action projects in order to share research-based forms of knowledge.

Material Type: Assessment, Teaching/Learning Strategy

RLC serie passabanda

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Viene trattato in maniera molto concisa il comportamento del classico filtro passivo RLC, introducendo i concetti di frequenza di risonanza, di coefficiente di qualità e di banda passante. La trattazione, particolarmente semplificata, è concepita per le quinte classi di tecnico industriale ad indirizzo non-elettronico.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Carlo Columba

Recorridos

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COERLL has partnered with Rose Potter and Betsy Arnold to publish Recorridos-Don Quijote, a pair of openly-licensed books for the study of Cervantes’ Don Quijote in upper level Spanish courses, including AP. The student workbook, accessible online for free, deepens students’ understanding of the text through reading, pre-reading, and post-reading activities and glosses. The companion teacher support facilitates the teaching of Don Quijote through student-centered strategies and activities, historical and cultural information, quizzes, exams and more.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Homework/Assignment, Reading, Textbook

Authors: Betsy Arnold, Rose Potter