HARPER's magazine's Ken Silverstein on foreign lobbying and Imam Zaid Shakir
When Harper's Magazine editor Ken Silverstein went undercover to recruit Washington lobbyists to help improve the image of Turkmenistan, a corrupt foreign government with appalling human rights abuses, K-Street firms laid out plans to get the job done. What does it say about the state of influence-peddling in Washington? Bill Moyers gets the inside story from Silverstein. Also on the program, Imam Zaid Shakir has been called a voice of conscience for American Muslims, but his views on Islam i
A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
This site features units on Chinese history, culture, and society. Each unit organizes photos, maps, and art around a theme: China's geography, archaeology, religion, calligraphy, military technology, painting, homes, gardens, clothing, and the graphic arts. Questions highlight key facets of Chinese culture: Why is calligraphy highly ranked as an art form in China? Over what kinds of terrain did Chinese civilization spread?
The Klondike Gold Rush
The enclosed curriculum materials consist of a variety of original documents related to the Klondike gold rush and Seattle and a set of maps of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. These materials are intended to provide students with an opportunity to learn about and investigate a specific topic in Washington history: How the Klondike/Alaska gold rush played a role in Seattle's economic growth and its rise to a position of economic dominance among Northwest cities.
Indians and Europeans on the Northwest Coast, 1774–1812
The materials in this packet allow teachers and students to explore the earliest recorded history of the Pacific Northwest. The packet consists of roughly 30 primary documents, along with supplemental materials to help place the primary sources in historical context. These materials document the range of interactions and relationships between Native and Non-Native peoples along the Northwest Coast in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Kindergarten Social Studies Overview
Slide show with background rap type singing in the background, illustrates Kindergarten social studies standards. National holidays, American symbols, chronology and time, American culture, diverse communities, family, maps and globes, responsible citizenship and jobs are mentioned. Slides show kindergarten classrooms. The background is a parody of the song Tik Tok originally performed by Ke$ha. Song does use non-standard English.
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project
Salem Witchcraft Papers: Transcription and Archival Project introduces the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and presents information on other aspects of the history of Danvers (formerly Salem Village), Massachusetts. The website features rare documents including the complete 1692 Salem Witchcraft Papers, narratives of witchcraft cases, historical maps, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Dog examination techniques
This presentation has been developed to introduce veterinary students to the process of carrying out a systematic physical examination in canine patients. It is designed to act as an introduction to these processes and procedures only, giving the students a framework from which to work as they develop and refine these skills throughout the veterinary course. Physical examination is a key skill which will be used throughout a veterinary surgeon's career and is a key determinant in selecting diag
Work in the World: A Teachers' Guide to Work Issues
This teachers’ resource book is designed to help young people to understand the key political, social and economic forces which will shape their lives. It aims to develop knowledge and skills to help young people understand the world in which they live, and to participate in it as knowledgeable global citizens. It is not prescriptive but aims to provide teachers with a practical and flexible resource. The book is made up of text, activities, glossary boxes, case studies and a list of resources
Video - Students Predict the Shape of the Graph
In this video, you will watch a class of 6th grade students discuss Problems 1 and 2 from the document “Are These Linear Functions?” The students have studied patterns for several weeks and have been introduced to plotting points on a graph from tables of values generated from patterns problems. In this video, they have a first discussion about what the graphs for each problem might look like.
What is the Arabic Podclass EXTRA??? We all know that hearing and hearing is the best way to be familiar with any language, so get ready to be familiar with Arabic ;)
Simply, an extra podcast that increases our skills by listening to different Arabic audio materials in different subjects: short stories, movies reviews and many more....
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Water Quality Extension Trainings and Equipment
Explore links to water quality monitoring training and equipment information. Building Your Own Equipment is a useful PDF document with instructions and illustrations on how to build and use water monitoring equipment such as stadia rods, crest gauges, kick nets, Hester-Dendy samplers and Secchi Discs. ...
Integrating Mathematics, Science and Language
This bilingual curriculum and resources guide and is designed to help elementary school teachers organize instruction to increase achievement of Hispanic primary-grade children whose first language is not English. The guide offers a curriculum plan, instructional strategies and activities, suggested teacher and student materials, and assessment procedures. Because language development is a fundamental co-requisite for learning mathematics and science concepts, processes and skills, the lessons i
Math Mansion 3: The Deciworms
Visual and verbal math skills through a Math Mansion. Place value and multiplication concepts along with bigger and smaller terms.
This lesson allows students the opportunity to analyze a document and make assessment and historical prediction based on the text.
Kickboxing Fitness: Jump Rope Combo Set
Kickboxing Fitness: Jump Rope Combo Set. Kickboxing Fitness: Jump Rope Exercises. Jump rope combo sets help develop jump rope skills while working out the cardiovascular system and muscles for kickboxing fitness. Learn a combo set of jump rope techniques in this kickboxing video. Not for beginners.
ARC Guide for Educators and Students
This is a searchable database of the cornerstone documents of our government. It has more than 100,000 digitized copies of the National Archives most popular and significant manuscripts, photographs, maps, drawings and other documents. The guide introduces educators and students to the National Archives' ARC. Searching in ARC to learn more about National Archives' historical documents could enrich a classroom activity, a homework assignment, or a research project.
1948: A Year of Decisions
The 2008 Summer Teachers Conference focused on the year 1948. Lesson plans created by teachers attending the conference and powerpoint presentations delivered by speakers are presented on this site.
Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO): Explore
Teachers can access activities and lesson plans, introductory material, a glossary, and frequently asked questions about the sun. Materials include images, videos, CDs, and posters. An extensive selection of links to other sun-related materials is also provided.
Visit to An Ocean Planet: Salinity and Deep Ocean Currents
This resource uses text, images, maps and a laboratory exercise to explain how differences in the temperature and salinity of ocean water cause the formation of deep-ocean currents. It is part of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's "Ocean Surface Topography from Space" website. This material is also available on the "Visit to An Ocean Planet" CD-ROM.
Visible Earth: City Lights of Europe
Growth in "mega-cities" is altering the landscape and the atmosphere in such a way as to curtail normal photosynthesis. By using data from The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational Linescan System, researchers have been able to look at urban sprawl by monitoring the emission of light from cities at night. By overlaying these "light maps" onto other data such as soil and vegetation maps, the research shows that urbanization can have a variable but measurable impact on photosynthe