Understanding Your Water
Over two class periods, you will be guiding your students through the basics of water treatment -- both tap water treatment and sewage (or wastewater) treatment. To prepare for the lessons on the treatment process, the students will be researching where their drinking water comes from and where their wastewater goes once it goes down the drain for homework. After learning about their local water treatment and traditional tap water and sewage treatment processes, students will watch the NewsHour
Categorizing Celestial Objects
In this lesson students will apply astronomy concepts to develop and test a classification system for planets; Participate in a class vote on planet classification; Read an article about astronomers' response to the planetary categorization; Discuss and write an essay about the scientist's role as decision-makers for the public.
School: The Story of American Public Education
This is the companion website for a documentary that chronicles the development of public education in America from the late 1770s to the 21st century. It provides photos, stories of innovators, and more.
Outcome-based Evaluation of Programs and Services, Winter 2009
Course provides an overview of the purposes and uses of outcome-based evaluation approaches and methods, and provides an opportunity to conduct a focused outcome evaluation of a user-focused service in a library, a nonprofit organization, an archive, a museum or other service-focused organization. Objectives are to: * Learn about approaches to outcome-based evaluation * Identify and use context-centered methods for evaluating public information services * Examine the role of evaluat
Measuring Health Disparities
Measuring Health Disparities is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health workforce. In contains audio and interactive elements and focuses on some basic issues for public health practice - how to understand, define, and measure health disparity. The material is divided into four parts. Parts One and Two review what health disparities are, how they are defined, and provide and overview of common issues faced in measuring health dispar
How do you like your fairy tales? Scary or sanitized? The Baby Website recently surveyed 3,000 British parents about fairy tales and the r
The Baby Website recently surveyed 3,000 British parents about fairy tales and the r
This publication provides an overview of the MoLeNET initiative, the UK's largest and most diverse implementation of mobile learning. The Learning and Skills Council and consortia led by Further Educa...
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Faculty Interviews
In these interviews, JHSPH faculty deliver expert insight into some of the most important public health challenges facing the world today.
These materials were developed as part of the Capacity building for community wireless connectivity in Africa initiative which was funded by IDRC and coordinated by APC.Training units Network planning, WiMax and non standard solutions, Energy for telecommunications systems, VoIP, Long distance wireless link, Community, gender and technology and Sustainability strategies were developed between 2007 and 2008 as part of the project TRICALCAR which was funded by ICA and coordinated by Wilac.net. Thi
Herrick - Rosas dum possis collige (latine redditum)
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Medical Latin Course - Preview
This Preview consists of the introduction to the course, and the first lesson. Latinum's re-issue in audio of Underwood's course in Latin for Medical Students is a unique offering. Underwood wrote his course for medical students taking the Latin examinations at London's Guild of Apothecaries. These students, as non-Latin specialists, required a more common-sense approach than was found in textbooks intended for Classicists. The result is a very accessible beginner's Latin course. It would also
Pied Piper of Hamlyn
Thanks to Laura Gibbs for finding this text. http://ictibus.blogspot.com/2009/12/mures-hamelinae.html
038 - 073 Orbis Sensualim Pictus (Latine)
New recording. (23 December 2009)
074 - 094 ORBIS SENSUALIM PICTUS (LATINE)
New recording ( 23 December 2009)
Catullus - 096 - Swarthmore College
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147 - 154 (ad finem) ORBIS SENSUALIM PICTUS (LATINE)
Note - some of Comenius' comments on religion do not measure up to modern standards of objectivity, and are posted here in audio as historical documents of academic interest.
Redesigning Urban Classrooms to Impact Student Achievement
Because of the No Child Left Behind school reform policies, public schools are gravely scrutinized. This analysis focuses on how to redesign the urban classroom in order to impact student achievement with the intent of being an impetus for better overall school performance ratings. All public school leaders are expected to adhere to the same procedures and guidelines regardless of the population served. The research exposes the fact that there is no comprehensive school reform that is a cure al
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Care
UW Medicine’s Regional Heart Center is at the leading edge of a revolution in cardiac care. Instead of bearing the trauma of open-heart surgery, many patients leave the Regional Heart Center with a few small incisions and new hope for the future. Meet the team of physicians and researchers pioneering non-invasive techniques for patients with heart malformations, failing valves, and out-of-rhythm heartbeats. Inside Access takes a look at how these non-invasive procedures are changing lives for
The concept of speed is introduced to the inertia-mass relationship. Concept: Force varies with mass and rate of change of speed. Eureka was a series of short cartoons on physics that ran on public television in the 1980's. The video explains the concept in simple and well illustrated way. Good for students of any elementary school level.
Abolitionism in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The crusade against slavery was the most significant of the reform era movements. Slavery existed in all of the original 13 American colonies, but by the middle of the eighteenth century some Americans began to speak out against human bondage. The Society of Friends--the Quakers--became the first group to take a public stand in support of the abolition of slavery. The devotion of the Quakers was paralleled, in varying degrees, by other religions. As the Revolu