Gilded Age and Visual Arts
Examining an artwork in depth fosters observation and critical thinking skills. Looking closely also stimulates conversation about the artistic, cultural, and historical context in which a work of art was made. In this session, students focus on two paintings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Charles Lang Freer, the founder of the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian Institution, avidly collected Dewing’s art. This activity explores how Dewing’s paintings express his unique aes
America on the Move
This activity guide accompanies the exhibition America on the Move. It delivers a variety of historical primary-source materials from the exhibition directly to your classroom. Through these documents and activities, students can build a deeper understanding of how transportation shaped American commerce, communities, landscapes, and population migrations.
National Water Information System Web Data for the Nation
This USGS site provides access to water resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The site features real-time and historical data retrievable by geographic area for surface water, groundwater, and water quality conditions such as temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. The site also includes an extensive inventory of information about data collection sites at strea
The USGS has developed a national inventory of significant topographic changes based on seamless multitemporal elevation data and land cover data. The National Elevation Dataset (NED) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data form a unique pair of seamless elevation datasets that can be used to detect and analyze 20th century topographic surface changes in the United States. The need for more comprehensive information on the nature and extent of recent human geomorphic activity led t
Put real world objects into perspective with BBC Dimensions How big really is an excellent resource for geography and math teachers who want to put objects from around the world into perspective that students will understand. For instance how big was the re
How big really is an excellent resource for geography and math teachers who want to put objects from around the world into perspective that students will understand. For instance how big was the re
Industrial utilization of medicinal and aromatic plants
Medicinal aromatic plants belong to a big plant group with a great interest due to its pharmaceutical, cosmetic and nutritional application. In addition, they are also an alternative to traditional crop with species in high demand at the current international market. It is expected to provide basic knowledge and skills related to production and chemical features of essences and extracts from local plants in Iberian Peninsula. The main purpose of this course is that students have an approach to
Testing Your Business Concept
OCTANe Building Blocks is program is part of OCTANe Foundation for Innovation's (OFI) “Building Blocks” series – a six month development program to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage, and grow a successful business. The target audience for this program consists of university researchers and science and technology innovators. Testing Your Business Concept - Tips for developing companies. What the big guys know but won't tell you. The road to success is full of pot
Your students will love getting creative with Pivot Stick Animator in the classroom Pivot stick animator has been around for quite a while now and my kids have been using it for a number of years. At first it looks like a really boring animation application that involves stick figures as the key graphical element.
Pivot stick animator has been around for quite a while now and my kids have been using it for a number of years. At first it looks like a really boring animation application that involves stick figures as the key graphical element.<
Antenna Design and Measurement Techniques
The aim of this short course is to familiarize students with antennas, in a quite practical way. Students will acquire knowledge about all the main aspects of designing and measuring antennas. The course is divided into two different parts: Antenna Design and Antenna Measurement (course main topics). Students are also going to be taught about Smart antennas and signal processing with antennas (special topic, with invited professors). In the Antenna Design Part, students are going to deal with
Creating Value within the Nonprofit Sector
This course introduces managers and other professionals working in the nonprofit sector to Value Based Management. The course attempts to establish a common framework for how nonprofit's and non-governmental organizations can apply Value Based Management in such areas as Strategic Planning, Resource Development, Leadership, and Performance Measurement. Course Level: Intermediate - A good understanding of business concepts is useful for fully understanding this course. A review of other Short Cou
Managing Cash Flow
This course provides a concise overview of concepts related to the management of cash flows. Some of the principles taught in this course include measurement of cash flow cycles, cash flow forecasting, and short-term financing. The purpose of this course is to introduce principles and practices related to managing cash flows. Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate - No prior knowledge of cash flow management is required although some understanding of financial management can be helpful. Recommen
To listen, vocabulary, grammar: Muffler bin ich, Elisabeth, as Braut
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to understand a German/a German who is residing with the family. You will practice listening skills and vocabulary regarding family connections. You will practice the declensions of possessive pronouns and the plural of substantives.
Reading proficiency, culture: Wo in Europe spricht man Deutsch?
At the completion of this lesson you will have learned something about the countries in Europe where German is the official language. You will practice your reading skills and vocabulary on this topic.
Narrative vs. Expository Texts
Many students, especially students with limited English language skills, have difficulties determining the difference between narrative and expository texts. This unit will use vignettes written by Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Lesotho and Madagascar to compare these types of texts. As final products, students will write both a narrative essay and an expository essay. This unit was piloted with high school second language learners.
Calculating Molecular Weight
The molecular weight is the mass of one mole of a substance. Usually, the units used for this are grams per mole. In this movie, we show how to calculate the molecular weight of a substance from the atomic weights given on the periodic table. On another page, we use the molecular weight to convert between the macroscopic scale (grams of a substance) and the microscopic scale (number of molecules of that substance).
This site is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use tips and materials to help children develop skills in reading. (Available in English and Spanish.) This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your cl
It's Alive! Bringing History to Life by Creating Hands-On Museum Exhibits
In this lesson, students will create proposals for hands-on, interactive and/or multimedia museum exhibits that bring different historical figures, eras, events, groups, or movements to life.
Texas A&M Viz Lab Student Reel
http://www.tamu.edu The advent of high technology information, imaging, and media systems has fostered a modern renaissance in visualization. During the European Renaissance, many of the period's great painters were not only artists, but also scientists, architects, and engineers. Today's visualizers need skills spanning these older disciplines as well as several new ones, such as computer science, video technology, and psychology. Enjoy this reel of student work from Texas A&M University. http:
Print Media Program, Studio Arts Department, Concordia University, Montreal
This video profile illustrates the diverse practices of the Print Media Program through faculty and student interviews, studio techniques, student work and the variety of skills, methods and approaches used within the discipline. Students are encouraged to mix, match, combine, innovate and experiment with techniques to uncover their individual artistic development. http://studio-arts.concordia.ca/
Extreme Global Makeover
Modernization is an important issue in the New York State Global History and Geography curriculum. Students are expected to understand how modernization may impact such areas as society, politics, the economy, and the environment. In the Global History and Geography curriculum, a study of historical examples of modernization includes examples of attempts to transform society, such as the Meiji Restoration or Kemal Ataturk. In this lesson, two PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries -- "To Have and Have Not