Revolutionary War Timeline
This site describes 125 battles, incidents, advances, and other developments during the Revolutionary War. Descriptions are brief (often one sentence) and presented chronologically over the nine-year war. Many include links to additional resources.
The French Painting Collection
This site presents French paintings from the 19th century. The site includes paintings from the academic style that dominated the first half of the century as well as paintings from the latter half of the century by artists who came to be known as impressionists -- Edouard Manet, Camille Pissarro, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, and Mary Cassatt.
Sun Spot Number Compared with Solar UV from SUSIM (1991-1997)
An animated graph showing the eleven-year sun spot cycle, as shown by measurements of sun spot number. Following this graph, an animation compares sun spot number measurements for the 1990s with direct measurements of the change in solar ultraviolet irradiance from SUSIM.
Aura-OMI Ozone Hole from September 12, 2004 to November 15,2004 with Polar Vortex Demarced
Data from NASA satellites establishes a 40 year record of stratospheric ozone measurements. The stratospheric ozone layer shields life on Earth from harmful solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Research shows that excess exposure to UV radiation causes skin cancer and eye problems and impacts plant growth. ...
Perspectives on Case-based Multimedia Web Projects in Science
This article discusses the merits of case-based learning in an interactive online environment. Researchers used both qualitative and quantitative research over a 2-year period to examine the learning that occurred in a high school context when students were engaged in a case-based multimedia project. ...
"Frameworks and Models in Engineering Systems / Engineering System Design, Spring 2007"
" This class provides an introduction to quantitative models and qualitative frameworks for studying complex engineering systems. Also taught is the art of abstracting a complex system into a model for purposes of analysis and design while dealing with complexity, emergent behavior, stochasticity, non-linearities and the requirements of many stakeholders with divergent objectives. The successful completion of the class requires a semester-long class project that deals with critical contemporary
"Designing Your Life, Spring 2009"
" This course provides an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life, on your own terms. The instructors address what it takes to succeed, to be proud of your life, and to be happy in it. Participants tackle career satisfaction, money, body, vices, and relationship to themselves. They learn how to confront issues in their lives, how to live life, and how to learn from it. A short version of this course meets during the Independent Activ
"Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Problem Solving Approach, Spring 2008"
" This text is an introductory treatment on the junior level for a two-semester electrical engineering course starting from the Coulomb-Lorentz force law on a point charge. The theory is extended by the continuous superposition of solutions from previously developed simpler problems leading to the general integral and differential field laws. Often the same problem is solved by different methods so that the advantages and limitations of each approach becomes clear. Sample problems and their solu
Liberté: A First Year French Textbook
Liberté is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach. It is currently being used at California State University, Los Angeles, Mount San Antonio College, and Santiago Canyon College. Please note that the downloadable version is a draft, and that the author continues to expand ...
Getting to Know Numbers
Using the Handheld Computer to get students understanding the math concepts of a calendar (days of the week and months of the year), odd/even numbers, and numbers before and after (you know +1 –1 +5 – 5 that kind of stuff).
The French Revolution: "Those who have and those who have not"
This lesson is part of the French Revolution unit that examines the reigns of the absolute monarchs and the monetary crisis of the French government.
Trees in Your Own Backyard
This activity lets students discover the benefits of urban forests by looking at trees on the schoolyard. Students will read a synopsis of the 400-year Social Sciences of communal forests, survey their schoolyard trees, and draft a schoolyard tree ordinance.
Marketing "Song of Roland--the Movie"
This enrichment and review lesson ties the French epic poem "Song of Roland" to workforce development marketing skills. It allows students to imagine themselves as entrepreneurs engaged in marketing schemes for "Song of Roland--the Movie" as they read the epic in English world literature class.
Trailblazers: Paul Kos
Paul Kos helped define a Bay Area approach to Conceptual art that emphasizes the elegant use of materials to explore issues of perception, social relations, and life activities. SPARK gets an introduction to his 30-year body of provocative and humorous work at the first major retrospective exhibition ...
Works on Paper: Julie Chen
SPARK watches book artist Julie Chen work in her print shop, Flying Fish Press as she and her assistant, Mary Chadwick create up to 100 editions of a book each year. This Educator Guides explores the history of the book from scrolls through the contemporary artists book.
Calendars Through the Ages
This exhibit looks at the astronomical basis of calendars, the history of our (Gregorian) calendar, and when various countries moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. Learn about Leap Year, the solar cycle, equinoxes and solstices.
Henry F. Owens, III, comments on the death of Levi Hart
Excerpt from the Say Brother program investigating the events the night Levi Hart, a 14-year-old African American youth from Roxbury, Mass., was killed in a police chase. Hart, and two other Roxbury youths had stolen and car. When the officers caught up to them, Hart was shot, arguably by Richard Bourque, in an act of police brutality. Hart family attorney, Henry F. Owens, III, talks about the treatment minorities receive on the criminal side of the court, and the belief police were not going to
GEOLogic: State Fossils
GEOLogic questions are puzzles that were developed to support students understanding of geoscience concepts while challenging them to develop better logic and problem solving skills. In this exercise, students are asked to identify states with their state fossil and the year in which it was declared, based on clues given from various points of view. Learning goals, context for use, teaching tips, materials, assessment tips and related resources are provided.
Two streams, two stories: How Humans Alter Floods and Streams
In this class activity, students determine the discharge of a 100-year flood for two human-impacted streams. This activity supports the quantitative concepts of recurrence intervals, floods and flooding, and probability. It is appropriate for a class of under 40 students. This assignment uses real data, asks students to graph and interpret data, examines the errors associated with that data and its analysis, and requires the students to look at societal impacts. Learning goals, context for use,
Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit
This Web site, created to complement the Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit exhibit, includes the following sections: Introduction is an overview of the incredible diversity of Vietnam's people and landscapes; Journeys Through Time and Space provides a look at Vietnam today and a time-line of this ancient country's history; Journeys of Gods, Families and Ancestors considers the importance of lunar New Year and the ancestral altar; Journeys of People and Goods examines how international