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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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
Verbs that take à or de in the Infinitive
Printable worksheet requiring students to fill in the blanks as appropriate for the infinitive verbs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting Point: teaching entry level geoscience
This website is the portal homepage for the Starting Point collection. This site is designed for faculty and graduate students teaching undergraduate entry-level geoscience, environmental science, or related courses. Each section describes a teaching method, why/when it is useful, how it can be implemented, and a set of examples spanning the Earth system that can be used in your class. Users can follow links to field labs, interactive lectures, investigative case-based learning, teaching with mo
Thundering Scream of the Seraphin's Delight, The
Close-up shots of a double bass are saturated with vibrant color highlights. Images are layered and presented in gridlike formations. A base black-and-white image is enhanced through processing work. 'The Thundering Scream of the Seraphin's Delight' is approximately 15 minutes long. The music, which dominates the work, was composed by Reynold Weidnaar and performed by Weidnaar and Robert Black, who plays the double bass. The score is experimental in tone and unfolds slowly, pushing the capabilit
Protesting Corporate Globalization
In this lesson students will explore the different ways that corporate globalization affects society.
The Television Confessional
This lesson introduces students to confessional television as a genre. Students discuss the conventions of confessional television and explore viewpoint from the perspective of participants and the audience. Students examine their own response to the genre and create a confessional television show of their own.
A Europe of the Regions?
What role will the 'regions' play in the emerging governance structures of the European Union? This unit examines the rise of the regions and regionalism in Western Europe. You will look at the possible development pathways for Europe: will it become a Federal super-state or a decentralised 'Europe of the Regions'?
Who are Europeans?
What is Europe and what defines a European? This unit looks at the development of identities within Europe and the European Union. You will assess the mechanisms through which a new identity commitment is being formed and the limitations of and oppositions to this process. Can a genuine European identity ever be created in an expanding multi-cultural European Union?
Teaching for good behaviour
The quality of our teaching inevitably has an impact on the behavior of our students. This unit considers some of the factors that can contribute to misbehavior in the classroom and some of the steps that we can take as teachers to re-engage students with the learning process. This unit considers the format of lessons, how lessons are delivered, how to present lesson content in an interesting and creative way, and the development of engaging lessons"."
Managing local practices in global contexts
It is hard to think of a part of the world that has not been touched by globalization From 'Big Macs' in Moscow to Blockbuster video in Beijing the world seems less distant and twenty-four-hour-a-day news makes foreign places more familiar. This unit examines the dimensions of globalization and the processes that connect people together.
Air Transportation Systems Architecting, Spring 2004
Subject addresses the architecting of air transportation systems. Focuses on the conceptual phase of product definition include technical, economic, market, environmental, regulatory, legal, manufacturing, and societal factors. Subject centers on a realistic system case study and includes a number of lectures from industry and government. Past examples included the Very Large Transport Aircraft, a Supersonic Business Jet and a Next Generation Cargo System. Subject identifies the critical system