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U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism - US Foreign Policy After 9/11
US Foreign Policy after 9/11 - Spring 2006. Lecture - Ian Lustick, Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania. This course provides an opportunity to study and discuss issues and events having recent international impact and/or interest. The course will present a multidisciplinary perspective on specific subjects with the intent of linking students with the scholars and scholarship involved in understanding and explaining current international issues, events, and crisis. The subj
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GEODE
This site lets students display on maps a range of data: population, transportation, political boundaries, oil, water, other natural resources, and more. Students can explore geographic relationships by combining and co-displaying these data on maps of Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East, and other parts of the world.
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The Business Plan Laboratory
The Business Plan Laboratory has been created for non-business students who are either competing in the Syracuse Business Plan Competition, or have an idea for a venture but do not know how to put together a professional business plan. It will meet one night per week during the Spring Semester. The Lab will have a very "hands-on" focus, where we work with student business concepts in discussing how to put together a great plan, including the mechanics of such challenges as defining a market and
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21L.315 Prizewinners (MIT)
This 6-unit subject gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the poetry of two living Nobel Laureates: the Caribbean poet, Derek Walcott, and the Northern-Irish poet, Seamus Heaney. We will begin and end the semester with their magnificent epic works: Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, and Walcott's Omeros (a modern epic set in the West Indies). Between these major narrative poems, we will read a rich selection of their shorter poems, as well as some of their re
Author(s): Fuller, Mary

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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative C

War on climate change
In this podcast - going to war for the environment? Dr Matthew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy assesses a controversial theory by Australian academic Professor Robyn Eckersley. Professor Eckersley is among a group of experts who believe that military intervention may be reasonably used to protect natural resources.
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Deviance of syntax in oral languages and oral reading behavior
The major hypothesis of this paper is that any deviance in syntax present in oral language will be evident in oral r eading behaviour. Using Lee and Canter's Developmental i 1 Sentence Scoring technique (1971) and Y. Goodman and Burke's Reading Miscue Inventory (1972) linguistic competence was established in t hree male children. ages 10 to 11. patterns of strengths and weaknesses in reading were determined. and the relationships t hat were established, were examined. Results of the study i ndic
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Nineteenth Century Europe
This course covers the political, social and cultural history of Europe from 1815 to 1900, including the history of each major European nation.
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Tropical Ecology and Conservation
This seminar plus field work in Costa Rica is designed to give students with an in-depth understanding of tropical ecology and conservation biology. More specifically it provides students the opportunity to (1) read the original literature, (2) give oral presentations, (3) design and write a research proposal, and (4) gain hands-on research experience in Costa Rica. Here are what the students say are the highlights of the course: 1. Learning how to write a proposal and executing that project. 2.
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Ranking the Rocks: Lesson
This lesson develops the real-world connections and relationships between the rock properties found in Lesson 5 and the important engineering properties for designing and building caverns (or tunnels, mines, building foundations, etc.). The student teams will use importance factors called "desirability points" to mathematically determine the overall best rocks to build caverns within.
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Ranking the Rocks: Activity
This activity develops the real-world connections and relationships between the rock properties found in Lesson 5 and the important engineering properties for designing and building caverns (or tunnels, mines, building foundations, etc.). The student teams will use importance factors called "desirability points" to mathematically determine the overall best rocks to build caverns within.
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Learn to Build a Rocket in 5 Days or Your Money Back
In this lesson, students discover the entire process that goes into designing a rocket for any customer. In prior lessons, students learned how rockets work, but now they learn what real-world decisions engineers have to make when designing and building a rocket. They learn about important factors such as supplies, ethics, deadlines and budgets. Also, students learn about the Engineering process, and recognize that the first design is almost never the final design. Re-Engineering is a critical s
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Designing a Spectroscopy Mission
Students find and calculate the angle that light is transmitted through a holographic diffraction grating using trigonometry. After finding this angle, student teams design and build their own spectrographs, researching and designing a ground- or space-based mission using their creation. At project end, teams present their findings to the class, as if they were making an engineering conference presentation. Student must have completed the associated Building a Fancy Spectrograph activity before
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The Function of Parties in America
A political party is a group of people who try to influence policy agendas and whose ultimate goal is to run the government by getting their favorite candidates elected. Two political parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, have long dominated American government and politics. These and other parties are typically differentiated by their beliefs, principles, and policy agenda. In other words, they can be distinguished by their political ideologies. (Video is narrated with slides
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Where Have We Been? Tracing Family through a Timeline of National History
This lesson plan introduces students to examples of how wars and technological developments have impacted the movement of people throughout United States and world history. Students will learn about the effects of political, technological, and geographical issues on the population of one North Carolina community. Listening to oral histories by North Carolinians, students will hear first hand accounts about the impact of wars and road building on Madison County. Using a timeline depicting events
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Changing Communities: Past vs. Future
This lesson plan introduces students to changes that have occurred in western North Carolina, through two hundred years of national and regional development. Students will learn about the geographical, political, and technological issues that have influenced change in mountain communities using oral histories by Madison County residents. They will learn about the history of road building in the North Carolina mountains, and the relatively recent decision to connect two halves of interstate highw
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World War I and the changing face of gender roles
In this lesson students will assess the political, economic, social, and cultural effects of the war on the women's movement.
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Bringing Water to a Lesotho Village
invites students to conduct research and then simulate a Lesotho village water committee that is designing a water supply system to improve living and health conditions.
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Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
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149 GG Top Five Pet Peeves of 2008
Stop the madness. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
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Fun with the Food Pyramid
Students test their knowledge of the 5 food groups by designing a graphic organizer and by doing a one-day food diary / rating.
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