Teaching about Thanksgiving
Resources and activities to help you bring historical accuracy, cultural sensitivity, and a broader context to discussions about the quintessentially American holiday.
Resources for looking at art
A guide to some of the best websites, activities, and print resources for building visual literacy through the study of art.
Cardiovascular Construction Kit
The Cardiovascular Construction Kit (CVCK) allows students to design and construct a wide range of cardiovascular systems, testing each one to see how it behaves and whether it could actually exist and survive in a real organism. CVCK provides a set of basic components, e.g., pumps, vessels, capillaries and so on, which may be pieced together to construct a cardiovascular system. Gauges and measurement techniques are provided so you can draw conclusions from your experiments. Note: CVCK is a MAC
NASA CONNECT Centennial of Flight: The Wright Math, Problem Solving
In NASA CONNECT The Wright Math, students will learn about the evolution of flight. They will learn how the Wright Brothers became the first human beings to successfully design, construct, and fly an airplane. Students will learn the method the Wright Brothers used in designing their airplane. They will also be introduced to NASA's Morphing Project, a radically new approach to designing aircraft of the future. They will observe NASA researchers using problem-solving techniques to design wings th
Creating Interactive Multimedia
This course will introduce students to some technologies, tools and techniques associated with the creation of interactive multimedia. The focus of the course will be on developing the capacity of professional educators to communicate effectively with professionals who contribute to the design and development of interactive multimedia. Students will be introduced to the characteristics of the elements of multimedia and to some tools and techniques commonly used in creation of multimedia. They wi
Quantum Field Theory
The first free comprehensive textbook on quantum (and classical) field theory. The approach is pragmatic, rather than traditional or artistic: It includes practical techniques, such as the 1/N expansion (color ordering) and spacecone (spinor helicity), and diverse topics, such as supersymmetry and general relativity, as well as introductions to supergravity and strings. The PDF version can be more convenient than paper books, with Web links and a clickable outline (contents) window.
SMU Unbridled: The Second Century Campaign
Nearly 100 years ago, farsighted church and civic leaders envisioned a great university rising from the North Texas prairie. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of Dallas, they saw unlimited possibilities for a center of higher learning that would serve the region and beyond. The institution they created has exceeded their wildest dreams. An internationally recognized center for teaching, learning and research, SMU serves as an intellectual resource for Dallas and the world. Today, a new ge
Where Am I: Navigation and Satellites
How do we know where we are? What happens if you are completely lost in the middle of nowhere? Does technology provide tools for people lost in their travels? A person cannot usually determine an accurate position just by looking out a window in the middle of the ocean or vast area of land, particularly if it has not been charted before. In this lesson, students explore the concept of triangulation that is used in navigation satellites and global positioning systems designed by engineers. Also,
Nancy Folbre: "The Socialist Feminist Imaginary" NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between
political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on
the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles
published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and
Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children:
Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2009), Who P
NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of
State Capacity, Economic Crisis and Economic Reform: Implications for Sustainability Sustainability Seminar recorded on March 2, 2011, delivered by Georgetown University Professor George Shambaugh. Like the economic crises in Korea in 1997 and Argentina in 2001, U.S. and European responses to the 2008-2011 financial crises are less about what particular strategy is most likely to succeed or who specifically will be bailed out, than they are about the capacity of national governments to overhaul their economies and restore confidence in the global markets. Whether adop
Sustainability Seminar recorded on March 2, 2011, delivered by Georgetown University Professor George Shambaugh.
Like the economic crises in Korea in 1997 and Argentina in 2001, U.S. and European responses to the 2008-2011 financial crises are less about what particular strategy is most likely to succeed or who specifically will be bailed out, than they are about the capacity of national governments to overhaul their economies and restore confidence in the global markets. Whether adop
Dibujo Arquitectónico I
• Aprender el lenguaje gráfico mediante técnicas adecuadas que permitan una imprescindible habilidad manual. • Familiarizar al alumno con el manejo e interpretación de dibujos de Arquitectura, a nivel de Proyecto Básico. • Adquirir una visión formal del hecho arquitectónico tridimensional y trascribirlo a dos dimensiones mediante la aplicación de los sistemas de representación. • Aprendizaje y práctica del Croquis arquitectónico como base no sólo para el desarrollo del prog
Virtual Maths - 3D shapes, diagram, area, volume
Diagram of 3D shapes with formula for calculating area (and volume)
3.080 Economic & Environmental Issues in Materials Selection (MIT)
Choice of material has implications throughout the life-cycle of a product, influencing many aspects of economic and environmental performance. This course will provide a survey of methods for evaluating those implications. Lectures will cover topics in material choice concepts, fundamentals of engineering economics, manufacturing economics modeling methods, and life-cycle environmental evaluation.
Tips for Working in a Project Team / Cooperating Processes and Deadlock Fall 2007
Operating Systems and System Programming - Fall 2007. The purpose of this course is to teach the design of operating systems and other systems. Topics we will cover include concepts of operating systems and systems programming; utility programs, subsystems, multiple-program systems; processes, interprocess communication, and synchronization; memory allocation, segmentation, paging; loading and linking, libraries; resource allocation, scheduling, performance evaluation; I/O systems, storage devic
Babbage: March 2nd 2011
In this week's programme: the market for tablet computers, Nintendo's new 3DS games console and why Google is changing its search recipe
Pictures Please: Traveling Light
In this lesson, students learn that light travels in a straight line from a light source and that ray diagrams help us understand how an image will be created by a lens. In the accompanying activity, students explore the concepts behind the workings of a pinhole camera.
London Hearth Tax: Westminster 1664
The returns of the Hearth Tax assessment for the City of Westminster in 1664, as collected by the AHRC London Hearth Tax Project (2007-2010). The full project database may be downloaded from SAS-Space (http://sas-space.sas.ac.uk/ ).
Oil prices flare on Libya fighting
Summary of business headlines: Oil hits fresh 2-1/2 year high as Libyans take up arms, Wall Street knocked lower; U.S. enjoys strongest job creation in nine months, falling unemployment rate; Galleon hedge fund founder heads to court ahead of insider trading trial.
HSBC : no HK relocation decision yet
HSBC says report of HK relocation speculative and premature, but adds investors asking about cost of staying on in the UK amid sector reform.