Social Inequality: Research Paper
Current and projected data will be used to examine cohort differences among members of various race/ethnic groups as they grow older in order to identify possible political and policy implications for the future. Data from various states and metropolitan cities will be compared.
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Social Stratification (Part I & II)
The population of the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing diversity is an important issue because it is changing the cultural, political, and economic landscape of American life.
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Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea
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Designing effective computer based learning environments
The key to effective learning with computers is good educational design. (Cummings et al, 1999). This paper reviews literature relating to models and guidelines for designing computer based learning environments and resources for effective learning.
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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
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World War II Through Cartoons
Political cartoons provide a fascinating glimpse into the people,
events and issues of the past. Cartoonists use a variety of devices to
make a point in an arresting way that will stimulate the viewer to think
critically about the events of the day. The Second World War is one
such event. The focus of the video is on Canada.  (Professional video with narration and explanation of the events when the cartoons are shown.)

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The Aztecs 1/3
The video shows what the Aztec Empire was like by the time Columbus arrived in America. The capital city, Tenochtitlan, is described. There is an account of their social and political organization. There is also a description of their warfare and of religious ceremonies.
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Party Realignment and Dealignment
For the past several decades, the United States has been in a period of party realignment and dealignment. Party realignment occurs when the minority party becomes stronger than the majority party, usually as the result of a minority party candidate winning a critical election. Party dealignment occurs when no single political party is dominant. This situation might exist, for example, when neither Democrats nor Republicans hold a majority of the seats in Congress or the Supreme Court. (Video is
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Factors That Lead to Party Identification
A person’s loyalty to or preference for one political party is called party identification. When people identify with a party, they usually agree with the party’s stance on a few major issues and give little weight to its stance on issues they consider minor or secondary. An individual’s party identification tends to be life long unless there is a major shift in a party’s agenda or problems with its leadership. (Video is narrated with slides and speeches.)
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Political Parties and Their Functions
Great teachers from outstanding universities give instruction on federalism in this video from Thinkwell's online American Government series. This video will discuss: Political Parties and Their Functions.  The video uses lecture format and pictures to aid in the explanations.  Run time 10:17.
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Entrepreneurship, Government, and Development in Africa
After centuries of insufferable oppression by colonial powers, bloody independence struggles, and corrupt home-grown regimes, “Africa today is quickly awakening, and determined to mainstream itself in the phenomenon of the globalization process,” says John Kufuor, who served as Ghana’s president for two terms starting
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Vietnam War 7
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Vietnam War 8
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Vietnam War 9
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Vietnam War 11
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Vietnam War 12
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Concentrate on Distracted Driving: A Challenge to MIT Students from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ra
From the MIT News Office:

Research has shown that talking on a phone while driving, even with a hands-free cell phone, causes as much of an impairment to driving ability as being drunk. And yet, says U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHood, while the nation has successfully cracked down on drunk driving, when it com

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Impunity in Cambodia
Senior leaders of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime of Democratic Kampuchea are now on trial in Cambodia for the crimes committed between 1975 and 1979 when two million people are estimated to have died. Will these trials help to break the impunity that has characterised Cambodia's recent history and which continues today? Brad Adams is executive director of Human Rights Watch's Asia Division and is a general expert on Asia. Simon Taylor is one of three co-founder/directors of Global Witness, a Lond
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Greg—Grade 6

Greg, a sixth-grade student teacher, is designing hands-on, minds-on science activities for his class.


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(R&DA 25) The Development of Professional Knowledge for Teaching Historical Enquiry and Historical I
This project in the Oxford Internship Scheme investigated trainee teachers’ professional knowledge for teaching historical enquiry and historical interpretation. The study found that discovering students’ preconceptions of enquiry and interpretation was essential. The partnership generated a list of shared objectives. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
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