Trading at Noon: Wall Street gains on U.S. economic data
Dec. 29 - U.S. stocks are rising today as stronger-than-expected economic data lifts sentiment in a lightly traded session.
Destination: New Zealand, Overview
This 3:40 long video shows the landscapes and cities of this country. The diversity of the country is stressed. The differences between the southern and northern islands are explained.
Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists
Generation X, Generation Y, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists—these are the current descriptors of the ages of female activists. Join four women of Gen X and Y as they consider activism and women's issues today. Sharna Goldseker, Vice President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and Director of 21/64 moderates a panel with Ai-jen Poo, Lead Organizer of Domestic Workers United and Associate Director of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities; Olivia Greer, Associate Producer of Cultur
Social Media in Business, Development & Government
Social media technologies are disrupting power equations between consumers and businesses on one hand and citizens and governments on the other hand, especially in the context of emerging countries. Therefore, it is essential that thinkers and practitioners in the areas of business, development and government understand the use and impact of social media technologies. The course will specifically focus on how social media is changing media, business, development, and government in fundamental wa
Say it with poison
In this lecture, Mr Russell Bowes, a freelance garden historian, will be sharing mysterious tales of how people have died in the garden, and how you can protect yourself against herbaceous murderers.
The Tidal River Trent
A collection of photographs tracing the course of the River Trent from source to sea.
Week 5 Pt. 1
Islamic religious tradition applied to peacemaking
This video teaches what symbols are shows various symbols that mean something in the United States. Some symbols that are featured include: the American flag, the eagle, the Liberty Bell and the Statue of Liberty. The video is animated and narrated by a girl. Key vocabulary words are defined. (05:12)
In this activity, students observe a model of a waterwheel to investigate the transformations of energy involved in turning the blades of a hydro-turbine into work. Students work as engineers to create a model for a new waterwheel while considering resources, such as time and materials, in their design. Students also discuss and explore the characteristics of hydropower plants.
Time-light and shadow (pre-visit)
Students examine the interplay of the earth and the sun by studying shadows. Students construct a sun clock and record shadows several times during a school day in order to use the earth and the sun to measure time.
Create your own Insect!
An activity that informs children about the appearance of insects, i.e., their head, thorax and abdomen, and allows them to create their own model.
Parallel Axes Theorem
Fact-sheet with a worked example on the use of the parallel axes theorem.
"All That Is Passed Away": A Young Indian Praises U.S. Government Policy in the Late 19th century
Federal officials and reformers regarded education as the linchpin in the government's efforts to Americanize and assimilate Native Americans, which became the dominant federal policy starting in 1887. They placed the greatest stock in off-reservation boarding schools, because they removed Indian youths from their home environment and culture. The U.S. Training and Industrial School founded in 1879 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, was the model for most of these schools. Ellis B. Childers, a
History of Geology
The Mineral Resources of New South Wales provides a brief history of geology with a focus on Australian geologic history. The site contains information on the classical period, Medieval and renaissance times, 17th and early 18th centuries, geology becoming a science, the establishment of the geological time scale, the development of geology in Australia and other geological advancements. Users can also follow links to additional geologic information and a historic photo gallery.
Distribution of Active Volcanoes
On this website, Starting Point Teaching Collection explains the Distribution of Active Volcanoes exercise. This worksheet is intended to direct students working independently in a 6-week exercise on volcanoes within an online geology course. The exercise consists of a series of questions plus helpful links and a map. The students collect and plot data, then interpret the results and answer questions about the geologic causes and the human effects of volcanic eruption. The exercise includes indi
Groundwater Pump Test
In this lab, students conduct a groundwater pump test and interpret aquifer properties. Creating a use context for this lab, this website describes the learning goals, provides teaching notes, materials and assessment recommendations, and links the user to additional resources and references. This laboratory activity is part of the Starting Point Collection.
Learn which everyday objects contain nanotechnology.
American Museum of Natural History-Resources for Learning
This site presents a collection of scientific learning resources for educators, parents, kids, after-school coordinators, informal learning center staff, and anyone else interested in teaching or learning about science. The site provides a searchable database of resource materials, including activities (computer based and otherwise), curriculum materials, articles, evidence and analytical tools and procedures, exhibition materials, reference lists, and special collections of resources organized
Representing History: North Korea - Behind the Wire
This unit introduces students to North Korea, a communist country that is seen by the West as an autocratic regime in contrast to the democratic, capitalist South Korea. Students will examine how their preconceptions as an audience affect their understanding of this documentary.
Protesting Corporate Globalization
In this lesson students will explore the different ways that corporate globalization affects society.