USAWC Class of 2012 Seminar 11
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Checking the Surf
This lesson introduces the concepts of wavelength and amplitude in transverse waves. In the associated activity, students will use ropes and their bodies to investigate different wavelengths and amplitudes.
Dance: One Minute Dance Lesson
People create dance performances in different ways all over the world. This short animation provides a quick lesson on the history of dance. Explore different types of dance such as Salsa, Russian, Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Tango.
Vivan las castañas - canción en español
Aquí tiene un video de una canción llamada, "Vivan las Castañas." La canción está alegre y tiene buen ritmo. Algo que estudiantes más jovenes podrán disfrutar. Estudiantes en español 1 también se benefician de esta canción. (1:35)
Wonder Red's Freeze Dance Rhyming (Interactive Game)
Play this Super WHY! game, Freeze Dance Rhyming, to practice recognizing rhyming words! Students are given a word family and have to identify which words rhyme in order to keep Wonder Red dancing!
Memory Match Body Parts (Interactive Game)
In this "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" interactive, students take a tour of the human body and match organs and other body parts.
Sully's Delivery Day in the Body (Interactive Game)
In this "Fizzy's Lunch Lab" interactive, students navigate Sully's cab around the digestive system in order to deliver important energy packages to parts of the body. Use the arrow keys to drive the cab around. Pick up the energy package and maneuver through the maze by pressing buttons to open gates. Deliver the package to the appropriate body part indicated on the map.
Media Arts: One Minute Media Arts Lesson
People have created media in different ways in different places and times. This short animation provides a quick lesson on the history of communications and media arts. Students will follow the Artopia guide on a quick tour through the history of Media Arts.
Liberia's Ongoing Water Crisis: Does Rhetoric Match Reality?
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/liberia-monrovia-water-population-urbanization Despite continued promises from Liberia's government agencies to improve water conditions in the country, Liberia's water supply remains contaminated and inaccessible to many communities. Currently, 18 percent of all deaths in Liberia are related to illnesses caused by poor water and sanitation. In 2008, the Liberian government launched the Poverty Reduction Strategy to chart development and promised t
Water and Peace in Ivory Coast: Reconciliation After Civil War
Learn more: http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/ivory-coast-water-management-peace-ethnic-violence After recent civil war divided Ivory Coast's communities, some in Ivory Coast look to local water management as a key to reconciliation, social cohesion and long-lasting peace. As the Ivorian government struggles to implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to mend communal divisions after the civil war, Ivory Coast communities are already working towards peace on one very important issue:
Books Read this Year
21F.034 Media Education and the Marketplace (MIT)
This instance of "Media, Education, and the Marketplace" focuses on the rise of information and communications technologies (ICTs) during the age of globalization, specifically examining its effect and potential in developing nations across the world. In particular, the class will focus on the following three components: "Media" – ICTs, specifically the dramatic rise in use of the Internet over the past twenty years, have "globalized" the world and created opportunities where very few h
Redesigning the World's Largest Development Programme: EU cohesion policy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Philip McCann | The special adviser to the European Commissioner for Regional Policy will discuss one of the great policy-making challenges of recent times. Professor Philip McCann is special adviser to Johannes Hahn and the University of Groningen Endowed Chair of Economic Geography.
Women, Rights, and Power || Women Making Democracy || Radcliffe Institute
Given that demands for democratization are typically framed in universalistic language, this panel will consider ways in which women take important roles in making demands for democratization or for participation in newly democratic governments. It will also examine how gender-specific issues become a central component of demands on newly democratized governments. 00:00 Introduction by Jane J. Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School
Henry Kissinger speaks at SMU
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger spoke at SMU on March 27, 2002, at the invitation of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. He discussed the changing nature of American power in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
Torchlighters: The William Tyndale Story
This video provides a brief view of how William Tyndale, who translated the Bible into English, paid for it with his life. The video does not provide insights into how the church arranged this or how the laws were used as well. A good way to get students interested in this person and the subject of censorship, among other lessons. (1:21)
Free Online Resources Engage Elementary Kids (Tech2Learn Series)
Fifth-grade teacher Nicole Dalesio keeps her class motivated to learn by encouraging them to create multimedia presentations and projects using technology. The video shows examples of the student work and comments from the teacher. It also includes explanations by the students. The video does not talk about test scores or assessments. A good video to show potential uses of resources such as http://www.watchknowlearn.org (5:54)
The PCR Song
"Scientists for Better PCR" produced this Bio-Rad Music video that is filmed in the style of a celebrity benefit. The music video is a commercial for a BioRad thermocycler, which is essentially a DNA copying machine. During the song, there are jokes about the particulars of reproducing the genetic material as well as terms students may need to become familiar. The value of the video is that the terms used provide insights into the uses of DNA and can provide students with an idea of how th