Inquiry or Problem Based Learning Lesson
You are an up and coming scientist determined to help find the best alternative fuel. You need to choose an alternative fuel from the list provided, research your choice using the links and prepare a report for your local government about the new fuel source.
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Texas Slavery Project
Centered on a database of slave and slaveholder populations in Texas during the Republic era (1837-45), the Texas Slavery Project offers a window into the role slavery played in the development of Texas in the years before the region became part of the United States. Dynamic interactive maps show the changing flows of enslaved and slaveholder populations in Texas over time. The population database search engine allows users to discover the growth of slave and slaveholder populations in the reg
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American Prose Writers-Unit 16
Even as the poets covered in Unit 15, Poetry of Liberation, were
fostering a rebellion, contemporary prose writers began creating a new American tradition comprised of many strands, many voices, and many myths about the past. This program explores the search for identity by three American writers: Maxine Hong Kingston, Sandra Cisneros, and
Leslie Feinberg.

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Concentrate on Distracted Driving: A Challenge to MIT Students from U.S. Transportation Secretary Ra
From the MIT News Office:

Research has shown that talking on a phone while driving, even with a hands-free cell phone, causes as much of an impairment to driving ability as being drunk. And yet, says U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Ray LaHood, while the nation has successfully cracked down on drunk driving, when it com

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Where to Authenticate Your Baseball Autographs
An owner of a card trading store explains that in order to get a baseball autograph authenticated, buy it from a local hobby dealer or a dealer in autographs. He shows some examples of various collectible baseballs and discusses a couple of the most highly respected companies that sell authenticated items.

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The Art of Teaching the Arts: Making the Most of Community Resources
Arts teachers develop relationships with community members and organizations by bringing artists into the classroom, taking students beyond school walls, and asking students to draw inspiration from the voices of their community. In this session, participants see a guest choreographer who challenges the students with her working style and expectations. A visiting theatre artist helps playwriting students
develop monologues based on interviews with people in the neighborhood. A visual art t

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Roller Coaster Design
From DragonflyTV. Tyler and Aditya are roller coaster maniacs! The boys head to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, to ride a roller coaster simulator. They took a measuring device called an accelerometer to find out which part of the simulation produced the most g-forces. Unfortunately, the simulator didn't produce the actual g's of a roller coaster. So they then took the accelerometers to a real roller coaster at a local amusement park and measured the number of g's on the ac
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KS1/2 Science – Dancing in Science: Lesson Review
The resource is a fifteen minute Teachers TV programme showing how dance and science can be taught together through the topic of ‘ourselves’. The video opens with a scene of children in the school hall with a voice over providing an overview of the approaches demonstrated. The rest of the programme is seen through the eyes of the class teacher and the local science adviser who discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the lesson. Although the opening credits suggest this is key stage 1 science
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Linda Hallenbeck, 5th Grade
Population data gathered from gravestones in the local cemetery helps students examine the processes of scientific inquiry. In this integrated science/social studies unit, students work in collaborative groups discussing and making decisions as they collect, sort, research, create and plan and investigation, and present information gathered to the whole class.
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Healthy School Meals and Educational Outcomes
This is a research report published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) that examines the impact of introducing healthy school meals on educational outcomes, as measured through Key Stage 2 test scores, within a single Local Authority. Claims are made that, following the implementation of the Jamie Oliver 'Feed Me Better' campaign in 2004, improvements were noted for test scores in English and science, and levels of authorised absence were reduced.
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One Fine Day - King County Library System
Watch as a librarian recites a rhyme about a bear who meets on bee on a search for honey "One Fine Day". (0:23)
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Google Secrets
Google is not just a search engine!  In this video you will find how to search for the specific time in a city, convert currency, define words and more!
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A Brief History of General Francis Marion
Dr. Joseph Stukes, retired Professor of History at Francis Marion University and local historian gives a brief biography of general Francis Marion.
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The Louisiana Purchase
This video is accompanied by text. "After the malicious campaigning of the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson focused on reconciling the colonies and restoring the principles of the Revolution of 1776. “We have called by different names brethren of the same principle,” he declared in his first inaugural address. “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” The tall and lanky politician was, in many ways, the opposite of his short and rotund predecessor.
Unlike Federalist lead

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Westward Expansion
By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west, and westward expansion began.  In this video you will learn about westward expansion and it's trials and tribulations.  (Video is  of high q
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Westward Movement and Economy
This video is accompanied by text. "By the mid-nineteenth century, the American economy that had been based on local commerce and small-scale farming was maturing into a dynamic, wide-reaching capitalist marketplace. As the industrial revolution in the northeast altered the economy and intensified the process of urbanization, an agricultural empire began to emerge in the west.
By 1860, more than one-half of the American population was located west of the Appalachian Mountains. Conditions

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Focus on the West - Mining
This video is accompanied by text. "Westward expansion was fueled by the prospect of fortune. Mining was a new frontier that everyone was interested in. Freedmen, ranchers, and farmers toiled alongside prospectors and commercial miners in search of a mother lode that would make them instantaneously rich..."
The mining boom got underway with the 1848 discovery of gold in California, which sparked the 1849 California gold rush. The resulting population boom led to California statehood throug

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The Growth of Cities and Social Issues
This video is accompanied by text. "In the decades following the Civil War, many Americans migrated from farms and small country towns to the growing cities. Immigrants from several countries, including Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Poland traveled to America in search of better working and living conditions for themselves and their families. Between 1870 and 1900, the population of U.S. cities tripled. By 1890, New York became the second largest city in the world with 3.5 million residents, whil
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Search Tips
This slideshow (11 slides) shows the viewer how to use Boolean operators to fine tune a search.
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Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold
"Off to the Klondike! The Search for Gold" William R. Morrison, University of Northern British Columbia The Klondike (Yukon) gold rush of 1897-1899 was one of the most colourful and dramatic episodes in Canadian history and the last and greatest in a series of massive North American gold rushes that began in California in 1849. For two wild years the Yukon was consumed with gold fever.
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