We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover
Since the advent of book musicals such as "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!", many Broadway shows have touched upon relevant social and historical issues. In this lesson, students will investigate how Broadway musicals can reflect the times in which they were created. Students will examine video clips and Web sites related to relevant productions, study song lyrics, and compare and contrast actual history with Broadway history. By becoming "historical detectives," they will determine how accurately Bro
R. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud
This site is a spinoff from the PBS series about the architect, designer, engineer, poet, philosopher, author, and global iconoclast, best known for the geodesic dome.
Genetically Modified Foods
This lesson is designed to expose students to the various issues surrounding GMO foods and to help them understand the complexity of the issues surrounding the biotechnology movement. Students will read aloud from two NewsHour pieces, both of which involve a variety of perspectives surrounding the GMO issue. Additionally, students will try to identify GMO foods that they have consumed and discuss the "to label or not to label" debate. At home students will be surveying family and/or peers and at
13. My Beautiful Bologna (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with Culture Shot! "Too many people, when they think of Italy, think only of Tuscany, Venice and Rome", says our loyal listener and friend Garret on an email we've received a few days ago, and he goes on: "How about a series of culture shots that explore the culture of the less well-known [...]
17. Spaghetti On A Stamp (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with Culture Shot! "But are spaghetti or not the most famous type of pasta? - And why do Italians like their pasta 'al dente'?" - These are the questions posed by Angela, one of LearnItalianPod's subscriber. Well Angela, just listen to today's story to find out how famous spaghetti have become over [...]
18. An Italian Vacation (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with Culture Shot! Michele, one of LearnItalianPod's subscribers, feels he's finally ready to take a vacation to Italy! He asks: "When do Italians go on vacation? - and where do they go?" - Well Mike, most of Italians go on vacation in August, and they love the beach, the sun, and the sea! [...]
21. Goodbye, Luciano (Culture Shot)
Learn how to speak Italian fast and easily! In this episode, Jane and Massimo would like to pay tribute to the late great Luciano Pavarotti. Luciano has represented worldwide the tradition and the art of Italian singing, and has been considered by many "l'ambasciatore della cultura e della musica italiana" (the ambassador of Italian culture [...]
23. An All-Italian Kiss (Culture Shot)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod! In this twenty-third Culture Shot we'll talk about the most romantic chocolate candy in the world: the "Bacio Perugina", literally translated as "the kiss from Perugia"! We'll find out how a simple chocolate candy born with the wrong name made it to become an everlasting Italian icon. We'll also review and [...]
12. How To Make Small Talk (HTI)
Learn how to speak real everyday Italian with LearnItalianPod! You will find that most Italians are generous by heart, hospitable, and willing to talk at almost anytime of the day. Being able to connect with Italians through small talk can sometimes lead to a real understanding of Italians and their culture. So today let's see [...]
7. Sotto il Sole della Toscana (Advanced)
Learn advanced level Italian with LearnItalianPod.com! Here's episode number 7 of the new, fun, and exciting way to learn "Advanced Level Italian". Based on famous Italian movies and almost entirely spoken in Italian, this series will help you in becoming fluent in Italian while discovering what Italian culture is all about! This time we'll be [...]
10. I Vitelloni (Advanced)
Learn Italian Online with LearnItalianPod! Here's episode number 10 of the new, fun, and exciting way to learn "Advanced Level Italian". Based on famous Italian movies and almost entirely spoken in Italian, this series will help you in becoming fluent in Italian while discovering what Italian culture is all about! This time we'll talk about [...]
Management of Libraries and Information Services, Winter 2009
Information practice demands knowledge of all aspects of management and service delivery. This course introduces selected theories, principles and techniques of contemporary management science, and organizational behavior and their application to libraries and information services. Students develop skills in planning, organizing, personnel management, financial management, leading, marketing, stakeholder management, and coordinating functions in libraries and information services. Students also
35. What Does The Newspaper Say? (5 Min. A Day)
Learn Italian with LearnItalianPod.com - Reading the Italian newspaper is an excellent way to practice your reading skills and improve your knowledge of the Italian language and culture. What's nice about it is that you don't need the actual paper; in fact, you can browse many Italian newspapers directly on the Internet. -- So, [...]
Vieux Carr?: A Creole Neighborhood in New Orleans
looks at the history of the French Quarter, the heart and soul of modern New Orleans and a constant reminder of the city's Creole, colonial past.
Lesson 177: The Brazilian States- São Paulo
In this lesson you’ll learn about São Paulo: it’s importance in a national setting and a bit of its culture.
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Radio Lingua Network News: 26 September 2008
Happy European Day of Languages to all our listeners! By way of joining in this international celebration of languages and language-learning we're delighted to introduce eight new podcasts today. We're adding Catalan, Danish, French, Japanese, Mandarin and Romanian to our One Minute Languages series; we're introducing our first podcast for English learners - Write Back Soon will help learners master Phrasal Verbs; and we're finally announcing the long-awaited sequel to Coffee Break Spanish: it's
Sapos y diamantes (El hada) In this classic tale from the French fairy tale master Charles Perrault (the same man who gave us Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, among others) we meet two sisters. The older sister has got an ugly personality while…
In this classic tale from the French fairy tale master Charles Perrault (the same man who gave us Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood, among others) we meet two sisters. The older sister has got an ugly personality while…
Impact of the Air Pollution
This item presents information about global warming, ozone depletion, and acid rain. Includes great graphics.
A learning object is best described as a representation designed to be reused in different educational contexts. In this page you will references to my papers and examples of various learning objects develop either by my self or by my students. Learning objects might reside in digital repositories, ready to be located and utilized by those involved in educational activities (e.g., teachers and students). They address: (a) key concepts from disciplines, in visual and often interactive ways not pe
ICT policy, advocacy and the digital divide
The ICT Policy for Civil Society training materials build the capacity of civil society organisations to understand policy and regulation related to information and communication technologies (ICT) so that they can begin to engage and influence policy processes affecting ICT adoption and implementation at national, regional and global levels.