Two American Entrepreneurs: Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney
This site features the life stories of two business people who lived the American Dream and who helped make that dream a reality for others in their communities. It tells how Walker, an African American woman, and Penney, a former tuberculosis patient, built from scratch their multi-million and billion dollar businesses.
Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West
highlights 29 places that illustrate the transformation of the city from a small frontier post during the Revolutionary War into a center of economic, intellectual, and political activity. Photos, maps, and essays are included.
The Battle of Prairie Grove: Civilian Recollections of the Civil War
helps students place the Battle of Prairie Grove in the context of Arkansas' role in the Civil War. Photos and readings from eye witness accounts of the battle depict the harsh realities of Civil War and its effects on both soldiers and civilians.
The News About the News
This lesson will invite students to explore how news shows are constructed and to assess the way a newscast prioritizes different categories of news.
Representing History: Cambodia - Through the Shadows
This unit introduces students to the modern history of Cambodia in the context of the Cold War. It examines the relationship between Cambodia and Vietnam and the way both countries became drawn into the power struggle between the US and Western capitalism and the Sino Soviet communist axis in the east. Through viewing and discussion of the video and investigating the web resources, students can begin to understand the conventions of documentary in offering access to a version of the truth.
What Is a Neighborhood?
A lesson for students to think about the neighborhood they live in and what makes a neighborhood.
The Learning Page
This site helps teachers use the Library of Congress's American Memory website to teach U.S. history and culture. It includes suggestions for using photos, objects, life histories and other primary sources; tools for analyzing primary sources; and a lesson framework for incorporating primary sources into all phases of instruction. It features 40 teacher-developed lessons on 17 topics, including the Revolutionary Era, Civil War, Emergence of Modern America and Great Depression.
Making the best of testing
Two teachers offer a four-point plan for preparing students for end-of-grade tests without "teaching to the test": Teach to students' needs, integrate tested concepts into the curriculum, focus on learning before test-taking, and reduce students' stress.
Writing and English as a Second Language
Strategies for helping English Language Learners throughout the writing process.
Observing other teachers
Learning from other teachers is an important means of professional development. Here are some suggestions for observing successful teachers in your school, in other schools, and on the web.
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Sõnavaraline töö: riimuvad sõnad - tööleht
Sõnavara töö. Riimuvad sõnad, sõnade leidmine ja kirjutamine. 1. klass, I kooliaste, eesti keele tunnis aabitsa perioodil. Elektrooniline tööleht: Excel´i tabelisse kirjutamine. Sama tööd võimalik teha ka väljatrükitult paberil.
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering and Design, Spring 2003
The fundamental concepts, and approaches of aerospace engineering, are highlighted through lectures on aeronautics, astronautics, and design. Active learning aerospace modules make use of information technology. Student teams are immersed in a hands-on, lighter-than-air (LTA) vehicle design project, where they design, build, and fly radio-controlled LTA vehicles. The connections between theory and practice are realized in the design exercises. Required design reviews precede the LTA race competi
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Open Classroom Series 02-16-11 Demography is Destiny Demographic Change and our Public Schools John Logan
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Open Classroom Series 02-16-11 Demography is Destiny Demographic Change and our Public Schools Barry Bluestone and John Logan
A scorpion typical of the Mojave desert
Scorpions are common in the desert and hunt other arthropods at night. They use their stinging tail to stun prey and also to protect themselves from predators. Scorpions glow under bright light in the dark.
Andrius Kubilius is Prime Minister of Lithuania, a position he has held since November 2008. He also served as Prime Minister between 1999 and 2000. Between 2006 and 2008 he served Deputy Speaker of the Seimas and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on European Affairs. Prime Minister Kubilius is interested in the political science, history, and the knowledge economy; he is a Chairman of the Policy Committee of the Knowledge Economy Forum. He was a Chairman of the Knowledge Society Council u
Pro and anti Libyan protests
Lack of communications in Libya hampers acurate information.