Anthropology of Religion
This course presents a theoretical analysis of religion as a cultural phenomenon. It explores the functional relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual.
Cinema en curs. Al final del dia
Durada: 13 min. Vídeo. Escola Els Xiprers (Barcelona).
Aquest curtmetratge ha estat realitzat pels alumnes de 6è de l'Escola Els Xiprers de Barcelona. Els tallers es desenvolupen en horari lectiu i els imparteixen conjuntament un equip de mestres o professors i un professional del cinema. Els participants
USGS Biological Resources: National Activities
The mission of the United States Geological Survey's Biological Resources Discipline involves working with others to provide the scientific understanding and technologies needed to support the sound management and conservation of our Nation's biological resources. This website contains a comprehensive listing of biological research taking place within the USGS biology branch. This portal provides access to the National Bird Banding Project, the National Park Service flora and fauna database, the
A Satellite View of the Journey of Lewis and Clark
This topographic relief map of the conterminous United States provides geographic context by showing the expedition's entire route. The map was created by processing digital elevation model (DEM) data from The National Map. Differences in elevation on the map are shown in a range of colors, from dark green for low elevations to white for high elevations. The map conveys a sense of the vast and increasingly rugged terrain Lewis and Clark encountered on their journey.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Making sure the world's population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of the possible solutions the University's Centre for Clean Water Technologies is curr
Service encounters: booking a holiday
In this on-line lesson provided by 'CELE' international students can improve their social listening skills. This lesson is part of a module developing students' listening skills in academic, social and everyday situations. This lesson helps students understand how humour is used in conversation and how speakers cooperate and share knowledge in conversation. Students can improve their listening skills through tasks focusing on understanding the main points, listening for detail, and practicing p
Paint it Black: Avoiding the Financial Beast of Burden in 2009 and Beyond
“Paint it Black” is all about red -- the mountain of debt challenging the viability of all the nation’s institutions. James Poterba takes a scholarly approach to moderating this detailed discussion of the unfolding economic collapse, its ramifications on business and the possible impact of governmental remedies.
Wiki used for an intensive French workshop, part of the Master in intercultural studies 2007 course at Università della Svizzera Italiana
015 College Intern Talk: Edward Hopper
Discover the significance and historical context of Edward Hopper's 1929 painting The Lighthouse at Two Lights through a talk by one of our college interns.
Introduction to Feature Writing
The aim of this unit is to define what a feature is, within the context of newspapers, magazines and websites. To examine what differentiates a feature from other aspects of journalistic practice.
Here you will find animations of how Global Warming occurs and how it is linked to the Carbon and Water cycles.
Gaining Catfish Aquaculture Skills
See how Mississippi high school students confront the uncertainty and untidiness of science and develop problem-solving strategies in the context of local catfish farming.
Evolutionary Engineering: Simple Machines from Pyramids to Skyscrapers
Simple machines are devices with few or no moving parts that make work easier, and which people have used to provide mechanical advantage for thousands of years. Students learn about the wedge, wheel and axle, lever, inclined plane, screw and pulley in the context of the construction of a pyramid, gaining insights into tools that have been used since ancient times and are still important today. Through numerous hands-on activities, students imagine themselves as ancient engineers building a pyra
Thematic Poetry Videos
Overview: Youth literacy can be promoted by leveraging youth culture, such as rap/music videos. By merging sound and visual imagery with text, a poetry writing task can be transformed into a multi-media video assignment. English teachers with access to a computer lab equipped with video editing software (e.g. i-Movie) can carry this out with their classes. Alternatively, English and computer lab teachers can collaborate to have their students produce thematic poetry videos as the culminating act
Where Are the MDGs?
By investigating the coverage of the Millennium Development Goals in the media, students learn about both the local and global presence of development issues, as well as gain an introduction to the way the media represents these issues in different parts of the world.
Change in the Mountains
The Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina rise abruptly from the Piedmont, the state's central plateau, and include the ranges of the Balsam, Black, Blue Ridge, Great Smoky, and Nantahala Mountains. The region is home to several of the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River. The rugged geography of these mountains delayed the arrival of European settlers to the area, slowed the pace of development, and for many years preserved a distinct regional culture. While development and c
Geologic Mapping I
This activity leads students through the process of creating a geologic map and cross-section in a small area of horizontal sedimentary rocks that are exposed in a few locations. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching ...
In this activity, students view and analyze buoy, satellite, and temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how it is related to atmospheric circulation. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes ...
Soils are the Pits!
In this lab, students dig soil pits in order to observe, describe and interpret a soil profile. This Starting Point page lays out the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered.