Farming business link
|This dedicated Farming section of Business Link, supported by Defra, contains practice-based resources aimed primarily at farmers, land managers and their advisers. Information contained here is that considered key |
Opinion leadership and communication networks in the organic food sector
|Within the European Union, Austria is an organic-model country. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water initiated in 2001 an action plan to maintain Austria's top position in organic farming within the EU. This goal should be achieved by impr|
Interlinked Challenges features bits of information about global challenges from the last 400,000 years. Challenges include: biodiversity, climate change, eco-migrations, economy, energy, food, health, hunger, population growth, poverty, security, sustainability, transportation, urbanization, and water.
Info bits are drawn from articles, podcasts, blogs, press releases, institutional reports, testimonies, encyclopedias, books, and documentaries. Each bit is referenced, date stamped, linked to t
Compare the Ship that bore them hither with Noah's Ark: Francis Daniel Pastorius Describes his impre
Francis Daniel Pastorius arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683, commissioned by the Frankfort Land Company and a group of German merchants to obtain 15,000 acres of land for a settlement in the new colony of Pennsylvania. Pastorius, well educated in European universities, reported back to his friends in Germany. This report was later published as Positive Information From America, concerning the Country of Pennsylvania by a German who Traveled There (1684), a promotional tract to encourage other Germa
The Air is Sweet and Clear, the Heavens Serene, like the South Parts of France: William Penn Adverti
William Penn, a well placed English gentlemen and a Quaker, turned an old debt into a charter for the proprietary colony called "Pennsylvania," (all the land between New Jersey and Maryland) Penn took great pains in setting up his colony; twenty drafts survive of his First Frame of Government, the colony's 1682 constitution. Penn was determined to deal fairly and maintain friendly relations with the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians. He laid out in great detail the city of Philadelphia as well as
14 - Never Call Retreat: Military and Political Turning Points in 1863
Professor Blight lectures on the military history of the early part of the war. Beginning with events in the West, Blight describes the Union victories at Fort Donelson and Fort Henry, introduces Union General Ulysses S. Grant, and narrates the horrific battle of Shiloh, fought in April of 1862. Moving back East, the lecture describes the Union General George McClellan's abortive 1862 Peninsula campaign, which introduced the world to Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The lecture co
Life on the Home Front
As the picture of the 1942 Santa Ana High School graduating class shows, uniformed graduates were headed into the service right after graduation day some may have been volunteers and others drafted. Those who weren't eligible for service could volunteer to help the war effort at home. As the images in this topic show, people at home contributed to the war effort in a variety of ways. Many people readied for possible enemy attack. In one photograph men carry glass globes that will dim street lam
Caille the Caterpillar
Developed for second grade. The purpose of this activity is to bring the food pyramid to life. Hang the caterpillar up in a place that is visible to all students and pass out the hand out. Break the class into six groups and assign each group a food category. Ask them to go through the magazines and find foods that fall in their assigned category and cut out the pictures. After about 10 minutes call the class back together. Each child is to pick one of the pictures that they choose to share with
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University's School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate.
Since the British Labour party's re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back benc
Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology
I started this book in 2001 with a core group of doctoral students. The initial version included 12 chapters with no animations and very few images. Each semester, I ask my current students who are using this book as their required text in my class to improve on the book by either making animations, recorded presentations, graphics, editing, or various other contributions (there is no such thing as a completely free book!). It has been in HTML until May 2007 when we converted it to this Wiki. I
Guide For Tutors In Disciplines In The Humanities And Social Sciences
Since you are reading this, you are, or are about to become, a tutor (n.). Congratulations. This is an achievement, and one which you can use to extend yourself as well as to make a real difference to the lives of fellow students. To tutor (v.) gives you an opportunity to really get to grips with your own understanding of your discipline, and to help others discover their understanding. Experience and understanding gained in tutoring can help you in your post-university career as you lead teams
H.I.P. Pocket Change
This explores the history of coins. Teachers can find lesson plans on charting history with pennies, or showing students 293 ways to make change for a dollar. Students can learn how to start their own coin collection, travel back through history using coins as their guide, or design a future coin.
Camp Misty Mount: A Place for Regrowth
features a recreational demonstration area in western Maryland where land had been purchased during the 1930's to be transformed into a productive recreation area that would help put people back to work during the Great Depression.
Artistic Exchange: Europe and the Islamic World
This site presents 31 paintings, bowls, and other objects that illustrate the Islamic world's influence on European art. Elements of Islamic art are identified in each of the European pieces, which date back to the Middle Ages.
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