GEOLogic: Lagerstatten and Unique Fossils
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up several unique fossils with the sites and locations where they were found, as well as their geologic age. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introductory level undergraduate geoscience course, and can be given as an in-class assignment
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GEOLogic: Museums and their Dinosaur Displays
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match five top museums with two fossils that they have on display based on clues presented from various points of view. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introductory level undergraduate geoscience course, and can be given as an in-class assign
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GEOLogic: Stream Discharge Rates - Rappahannock River Station
This webpage from SERC features GEOLogic questions, which are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this example, students are asked to convert measurements in cubic feet per hour (cfh) to cubic feet per second (cfs) and then match up the names of the researchers measuring the flows at the river station with the correct flow rate. There is also a second part in which stude
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GEOLogic: State Fossils
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to identify states with their state fossil and the year in which it was declared, based on clues given from various points of view. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
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GEOLogic: The Big Five Mass Extinctions
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up the five largest mass extinction events with their relative dates, approximate duration, and severity (percentage of species that became extinct) based on clues given from various perspectives. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introdu
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GEOLogic: The Three Stooges and Their Pet Dinosaurs
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to match up each of the Stooges with their favorite group and species of dinosaur based on clues given about which order and group each Stooge prefers. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introductory level undergraduate geoscience course, and can b
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GEOLogic: Volcanologists
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to resolve how many days each of five volcanologists spent at a given volcano and what day they started for the volcano. There is also a second part where students are asked to do some additional research about volcanoes on the web. This activity is appropriate for a high school
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Chicago Humanities Festival: Wangari Maathai (video)
wingari maathai posterWangari Maathai is a Kenyan politician and environmental activist who was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace, the first black African woman to win a Nobel Prize. Maathai was elected to Kenya's National Assembly with 98 percent of the vote in 2002 and in 2003 was appointed assistant minister of environment, natural resources, and wildlife. She is the
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5. An Unexpected Encounter (Upper Intermediate)
Here's what our VIP Subscriber Amanda has to say about this new Upper Intermediate Level Series: "I just love this new series. That's exactly what I needed. I can understand most of the Italian spoken on the series, and it is challenging enough to drive me on and keep me digging deeper into this [...]
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Pythagorean Theorem II
Video uses an electronic black board with different-colored pens.  Video shows more Pythagorean Theorem examples. Then goes into a problem where there is a right triangle and one angle that measures 45 degrees and one side of the triangle measures 5.  The problem is to solve for the other two sides.  Challenging problem for students to solve, video can be stopped and then restarted to get solution.
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Dealing With Controversial Issues
This program examines how social studies teachers in any grade level can encourage open and informed discussions with their students while dealing with controversial issues. Topics range from stereotypes and gender–based discrimination to the conflict in the Middle East. Through clearly identifying issues, listening to multiple perspectives, and formulating personal positions, teachers can explore a variety of
strategies that can be used to teach challenging issues such as these in thei

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Learning to Revise
For elementary-age children, revision is often new and challenging. This
program shows how teachers overcome students’ resistance to changing
their writing by providing concrete and effective revision strategies.

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Urban Unrest
While the 1960s saw young people "tune out" by way of the hippie counterculture, other segments of society were also calling for change. Both ethnic minorities and women were hard at work challenging what they saw as unjust laws and unfair treatment by society (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)

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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Opening Exercises: A University Convocation - Class of 2014
Challenging the freshman class to embrace two ideas that might seem to be in contradiction, Princeton President Shirley M. Tilghman told incoming students to spend their Princeton career building deep expertise in a specialty while also developing broad understanding. The new students and their families -- joined by new and returning graduate students, other undergraduates, faculty and staff -- filled the University Chapel and two simulcast sites for the interfaith service that traditionally ma
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Pasquale Scaturro, First Nile Descent Expedition Leader (2003-2004): "The Exploration of the Great R
Pasquale Scaturro, geophysicist, adventurer, and expedition leader is one of the most successful and accomplished mountain and river expedition leaders in the world and has been exploring the far reaches of the planet for over 25 years. He is founder and president of Exploration Specialists an international geophysical and exploration company. For the last 26 years he has managed geophysical oil and gas exploration and development projects in many of the most remote, dangerous and politically an
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Three Israeli Jews confess to revenge killing of Palestinian teen: Israel
Authorities say three Israeli Jews have confessed to beating and burning alive Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khudair after seizing him off an East Jerusalem street. Jillian Kitchener reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, fin
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Ayiti: The Cost of Life
Help the Guinard family struggle to make ends meet and get ahead in their poverty-stricken homeland, Haiti. In this sometimes tragic and always challenging simulation game, you help the parents, Jean and Marie, and their children, Patrick, Jacqueline, and Yves, make decisions about work, education, community building, personal purchases, and health care that might brighten their future. Includes lesson plans for teachers.
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