Our Changing Voices
Through dialogue, documentation, research, and interviews, students understand their role in society, bringing together all people to create a new sense of community. This unit provides a background to students' family histories, and gives them an opportunity to listen to the voices of immigrants of ...
The Great Depression and the 1990s
This lesson asks students to research a modern government program having roots in the New Deal. Following their research, students participate in a congressional forum where they debate which programs should be continued. Recommended for grade 11, can be adapted for other grades.
The Alexander Graham Bell Family Papers, 1862-1939
This site contains correspondence, scientific notebooks, journals, blueprints, articles, and photographs documenting the invention of the telephone, his involvement in the first telephone company, family life, interest in the education of the deaf, and aeronautical and other scientific research. Included ...
Reading biographies and autobiographies
How good is that biography your students are reading? Here's how to make sure they get the most out of their reading and research.
Reading is for the boys (and girls)!
This WebQuest for teachers looks at the difficult issue of how to get -- and keep -- boys interested in reading. It guides you through the research, then looks at text selection and pedagogy and helps you find specific strategies for narrowing the adolescent "literacy gap."
Information literacy: not just for students
Good Internet research skills are important for teachers, too. This article provides an introduction to "information literacy" concepts and a list of references for teachers and media specialists.
Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence
The Pelican Web & E-Journal There is overwhelming evidence that violence is the main obstacle to sustainable development. It is also well known that there is an intrinsic link between patriarchy and violence. Therefore, mitigating violence requires overcoming the patriarchal mindset in both secular and religious institutions. The mission of "The Pelican Web" is to collect and analyze knowledge on patriarchy-induced obstacles to sustainable development, and to publish the free subscription, ope
Into the Book
The "Into the Book" web site is designed to help elementary students (grades 1-4) practice eight reading comprehension strategies through playful interactive activities. The site focuses on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, ...
Hitler's Germany, or from here on out referred to as 'The Third Reich', is a course that will familiarize the student with key themes in the current historical literature involving the subject. The course breaks down to several weeks of discussion held on the main page and a paper that each student will complete on a topic of their choosing, which will then be critiqued by the class for its merit and historical content. The student taking this class will hopefully walk away with a greater unders
Module 3: Commercial Risk
This resource on international finance is focused on the global business professional who is a generalist who may be involved in the sale of goods and/or services internationally. A global business professional needs to be able to research and analyze the credit history and payment capacity of potential buyers/partners in order to assess the commercial risks of buyers and maintain credit management and control procedures and documentation. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international
This is an interactive educational website on whales and marine research that includes projects for students and teachers.
USGS Educational Videos and Animations
This database contains a collection of USGS videos and animations. Although by no means exhaustive, the list provides a broad representation of USGS research available through visual media. The USGS, as a U.S. Federal government agency, cannot copyright its products. With one exception, all the products in this database are considered public domain and may be viewed or reproduced free of charge.
USGS Biological Resources: National Activities
The mission of the United States Geological Survey's Biological Resources Discipline involves working with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources. This website contains a comprehensive listing of biological research taking place within the USGS biology branch. This portal provides access to the National Bird Banding Project, the National Park Service flora and fauna database, the
Biological Soil Crusts
This USGS Canyonlands Research Station site features a series of web pages focusing on biological soil crusts. Biological soil crusts are the community of organisms living at the surface of desert soils. The site provides a menu of links to biological soil crust pages including Crusts 101: an introduction to biological soil crusts, an advanced page with a downloadable 90-page report on soil crusts, a gallery of biological soil crust images and figures, references, the Canyon Country Ecosystems R
Hurricane Katrina Special Feature
This National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) clearinghouse provides links to information related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Information includes science for emergency response and recovery, humanitarian relief, science for recovery and restoration, news articles, publications, press releases and ...
Western & Central Gulf of Mexico
This website houses a collection of online publications from the Coastal and Marine Geology Program in the United States Geological Survey. The collection topic is coastal and marine geology in the western and central Gulf of Mexico. Publications include maps, research projects, hazard assessments, open file reports, resource assessments, and digital datasets. The collection may be searched by topic and/or content type. Users may also follow links to other regional collections within the Coastal
The Earthquake Hazards Program
This site offers frequently asked questions about earthquakes, research on earthquakes, and more. Visitors can follow recent seismic activity around the world, view hazard maps, or learn what a geophysicist does.
ARS Science and Technology 4 Kids!
This is a series of stories about what scientists do at the Agricultural Research Service. It is geared to kids 8 to 13 years old.
What Great Leaders Do - Bob Sutton (Stanford)
In this lecture that parallels his book Good Boss, Bad Boss, Stanford professor Bob Sutton unpacks the best habits of beloved and effective managers, and details the worst habits of those who fail to lead. The best leaders develop and nurture those who work for them. However, when bosses gain more power, they can easily grow oblivious to the needs of those they lead.
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Making sure the world's population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of the possible solutions the University's Centre for Clean Water Technologies is curr