Five teaching units focus on nonviolence, respect for human rights and dignity, social justice and civic responsibility, global awareness, and environmental sustainability. This site has been designed to help students and educators celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People through active learning. The learning activities presented in each section are student-centered. They are designed as informal, participatory exercises or suggestions for students to take further action.
HAZ-ED - Classroom Activities for Understanding Hazardous Waste
Hazed materials can be used as part of a larger curriculum, as special stand-alone activities, or on an occasional basis to teach students about hazardous waste issues. Hazed is a compilation of interdisciplinary activities that focus on the often complicated and sometimes controversial scientific, technical, and policy issues related to hazardous waste sites and Superfund. It is designed to help students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. It also increase
Technical Resource Document: Extraction and Beneficiation of Ores and Minerals Volume 2: Gold
This EPA document provides detailed information about the gold mining industry in terms of the wastes associated with gold mining and processing. The report briefly characterizes the geology of gold ores and the economics of the industry. Following this discussion is a review of gold extraction and beneficiation methods; this section provides the context for descriptions of wastes and materials managed by the industry, as well as a discussion of the potential environmental effects that may resul
The Water Sourcebooks contain 324 activities for grades K-12 divided into four sections: K-2, 3-5, 5-8, and 9-12. Each section is divided into five chapters: Introduction to Water, Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment, Surface Water Resources, Ground Water Resources, and Wetlands and Coastal Waters. This environmental education program explains the water management cycle using a balanced approach showing how it affects all aspects of the environment. All activities contain hands-on investigat
The Transcontinental Railroad- Laying the Tracks
This video is about how the tracks for the Transcontinental Railroad were laid, how one section still holds the record for fastest track laying, and how all the rapid growth had both positive and negative consequences. Compares to landing on Mars.
Henry Wood Elliott: Defender of the Fur Seal
This resource features an award winning, student produced documentary film that fulfills the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's obligations for the National Historic Preservation Act. Users can download movies or short movie clips that describe the first studies of the fur seal in the Pribilofs by Henry Wood Elliot, including historical, environmental, and economic policies that may have saved the seal from extinction.
Hands on the Land Teaching Materials
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. Public lands comprise approximately one-third of the acreage of the U.S., and you'll soon see they are rich in historical, archaeological and environmental learning opportunities. Through the HOL network of field classrooms, Feder
22.55J Principles of Radiation Interactions (MIT)
The central theme of this course is the interaction of radiation with biological material. The course is intended to provide a broad understanding of how different types of radiation deposit energy, including the creation and behavior of secondary radiations; of how radiation affects cells and why the different types of radiation have very different biological effects. Topics will include: the effects of radiation on biological systems including DNA damage; in vitro cell survival models; and in
Writing Introduction in SAT Reading Test
Writing Introduction in SAT Reading Test - Structure and scoring analysis of the SAT Writing section. This is a very brief clip. (01:17)
Science Studio vol 060 - Topic: Structured space: archeology and the urban neighborhood - Guest: Jil
Course - Group - Science Studio vol 060 - Topic: Structured space: archeology and the urban neighborhood - Guest: Jill Grant - Arizona State University > Science Studio > Science Studio vol 060 - Topic: Structured space: archeology and the urban neighborhood - Guest: Jill Grant
2010 College of Charleston Highlights
2010 was a record setting year! College of Charleston continued to attract attention for its academics (Parade Magazine named us a "Best Small College") and amazing extra-curricular opportunities (our Quidditch team is ranked No. 12 in the world). Jason Mraz gave the first ever concert in the Carolina First Arena, we launched an accelerated M.B.A. Program, Activist and Nobel Prize nominee Greg Mortenson inspired students and we restored the Cistern Yard and surrounding buildings. Get more in
China's likely next leader
Xi Jinping, the man tipped to become China's next president, will perform better than President Hu Jintao, says one academic. Not everyone agrees.
FORMATIC – Paris 2011 – Piloter l integration des nouveaux professionnels
Titre : FORMATIC – Paris 2011 – Piloter l’integration des nouveaux professionnels : l’approche du e-learning
Auteur : Jean Patrick DEBERDT (consultant organisme de formation THINK-SANTE), Yvan DOUALLY (consultant organisme de formation THINK-SANTE)
Conférence enregistrée lors du congrès international FORMATIC PARIS 2011. Atelier TIC et pratiques innovantes au service de la formation des professionnels de la santé. Président de sé
Practical Impression Management - Raw Materials
This is a learning activity about impression management.It examines the concept of impression management from a practical perspective. Its content is strongly located within the context of employability and as such is designed to raise an individual's awareness of the importance of giving a positive impression, particularly when attempting to secure employment. Issues such as dress codes, verbal and written communication, basic etiquette and social interaction will be explored.
Testing the functional integrity of ocular reflexes
This Flash simulation from the Royal Veterinary College is designed to help pre-clinical students to understand the function of ocular nerves and muscles. The student is presented with a virtual patient to test pupillary (consensual) light reflex, palpebral and corneal reflexes as well as testing the nervous control of extra-ocular muscles of the eye. This provides a safe way to observe and practice on a wide range of nerve or ocular deficits and also receive informative feedback.
Antihypertensive therapy – risk/benefit ratio
Franz Messerli in conversation with Frank Ruschitzka: Antihypertensive therapy – risk/benefit ratio