Academic research on student engagement - lost formulae to inspiring students
This paper shows academic tutors take on a multitude of roles in their current positions at university and while teaching is expected, from most, it is often assumed that the tutor will apply appropriate pedagogical tools to convey knowledge to the students. This view is now being challenged as many students are being actively encouraged to voice their views of the teaching and learning experience this paper shows
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Continental Drift
This video uses clay models to demonstrate effects of continental drift.  Mountains forming at convergent faults, sea floor created at divergent faults, island chains forming at hot spots, and formation of volcanoes at subduction zones are shown.  This selection provides visual of these concepts for students.  (01:10)
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What do Lutherans Believe?
The first video in on-going series of visits to various religious groups found in the borough of Queens, New York City examining what they believe in. The county of Queens is composed on many different ethnic and racial groups who worship in various ways. It's important to respect and tolerate people who worship in their own particular way. We don't have to believe what they believe but we must allow them to practice their faith in peace and undisturbed. Finally, it's good to learn about their s
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The Lady Vanishes—Again and Again
Marjorie Rosen, author of Popcorn Venus: Women, Movies, & the American Dream, discusses the disappearance of women as stars and subject matter from the silver screen. Using examples from popular cinema, Ms. Rosen explores what this change signified when it first occurred in the late 1960s and early 1970s, what it means now, and what, if anything, can be done about it. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on October 16, 2010. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackl
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Immigration and the American Civil War (6:16)
A panel of leading historians discuss immigration during the American Civil War and its impact on the country and war. Lots of interesting and frequently overlooked insights that would help students better understand the war and where some of the soldiers came from as well as an acceptance of immigrants.
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Learn about Alzheimer Symptoms
Forgetfulness, irritability, and old age do not necessarily mean Alzheimer. Sometimes, it could be an condition such as an underactive thyroid, chest infection, or urinary tract infection. Those conditions can lead to personality changes as well. This three minute interview deals with this condition. For older students.

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Brain Worm
Worm pulled out of woman's brain. --------------- Please note: This video is NOT to promote any religion, culture, eating habits, or lifestyle. This is only ...
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Optics Practicum
A Practical Laboratory for Optics Experiments
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Describing Japanese screens and scrolls through words
The first part of a unit on talking and writing about, as well as creating, Japanese screen and scroll paintings. The purpose of this unit plan is to introduce descriptive aspects of art criticism, while teaching appreciation for the art and culture of Japan. Students use observation and descriptive writing to discover richly detailed Japanese screen and scroll paintings so that another student can illustrate it in the next lesson.
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Piggies
This activity is a fun, interactive lesson that integrates children's literature with math. (A great way to integrate author studies!) This activity allows students to be involved in all 4 learning styles (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic). I spread this lesson out over two days.
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Cause and effect writing: What it looks like and who reads it
Students examine the causes and effects presented in a brochure called "Ozone: The Good and the Bad." They also examine the language of the brochure with regard to audience appropriateness. Students then write their own brochures examine their classmates' brochures for cause and effect and for audience appropriateness.
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"How Do Pumpkins Grow?" book
This is an integrated science and language arts lesson plan. Students will create individual books that illustrate how pumpkins grow.
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Solar Eclipses
What is a solar eclipse and why are they only visible in some parts of the world? In this video segment adapted from NASA, astronomer Susan Stolovy uses animations to provide an answer to these questions.
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African American Daily Conditions
These photographs depict typical daily activities of African Americans before the Civil Rights movement gained force. From the segregated schools of the Deep South to the bustling cities of the North, the backdrop of different communities reveals a range of experiences. Recommended for: Grades 6-12
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Verbs that take Ă  or de in the Infinitive
Printable worksheet requiring students to fill in the blanks as appropriate for the infinitive verbs.
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Create your own Insect!
An activity that informs children about the appearance of insects, i.e., their head, thorax and abdomen, and allows them to create their own model.
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History of Geology
The Mineral Resources of New South Wales provides a brief history of geology with a focus on Australian geologic history. The site contains information on the classical period, Medieval and renaissance times, 17th and early 18th centuries, geology becoming a science, the establishment of the geological time scale, the development of geology in Australia and other geological advancements. Users can also follow links to additional geologic information and a historic photo gallery.
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Charles Robert Darwin Collection at Bartleby.com
Bartleby.com online publishers offer several books by Charles Darwin on this website. Users can access The Origin of Species, The Voyage of the Beagle and quotations by Darwin. Also available are selections about Darwin and his writings.
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Notebooks on Geology
Notebooks on Geology is the English translation of the French paleontology journal Carnets de Geology. The website contains links to current journal articles, searchable archives, letters, memoirs and news. Users can also find information on subscription, article submission and editorial committees as well.
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