The incredible shrinking chip
One of the most important technologies in use today is also one of the smallest. The microchip was invented in Scotland in 1947 and is now at the heart of the electronics industry. This unit uses video clips to explore how the microchip is made and how it
Sport media and culture: Who's calling the shots?
The media play a huge part in sport; we find out whatâ€™s happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the d
Border Issues Seminar, Winter 2009
This seminar provides a look at immigration from diverse perspectives, principally through a week-long immersion at the Annunciation House on the border of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Bering Sea Climate
The Bering Sea Climate website contains time series data that measures climate and ecosystem status in the Bering Sea. The site presents data, metadata, and graphics by allowing the user to select categories and then click a button for the desired function. Data can be displayed as a list, a time series plot, or in terms of recent trends, relevance, and correlation. Measured parameters include weather, oceanographic and climate data, sea ice data, and fisheries and other biological data. The sit
Carrot Sticks or French Fries? Analyzing Factors That Influence Interest Levels in Fast Food
In this lesson, students investigate the influence of fast food brand names on food choices and analyze the factors that contribute to branding preferences. Then they write an opinion essay on the corporate responsibility to influence food choices.
The Vaccination Question - Considering Facts and Opinions About the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine
In this lesson, students share opinions about common vaccines, then consider facts and opinions about the HPV vaccine and hold a "fishbowl" discussion. They then survey members of the community to determine their perspectives on the issue.
Building America's Industrial Revolution: The Boott Cotton Mills of Lowell, Massachusetts
features one of the oldest surviving textile mill complexes in the U.S. Learn how technology revolutionized the textile-manufacturing industry, and, in turn, affected mill architecture, city planning, and transportation.
Images from the History of Medicine
This is a collection of nearly 60,000 images that illustrate the social and historical aspects of medicine. The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in various media.
Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages
This site exhibits over 50 works of an artist (W'rzburg, Germany, 1483-1531), who demonstrated proficiency -- at the beginning of his career -- in a variety of media, sculpting limewood, alabaster, sandstone, and marble with equal facility.
FDR's Fireside Chat on the Purposes and Foundations of the Recovery Program
This site presents the text of one of Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats with the American people. In this 07/24, 1933, radio broadcast, he addressed issues of the Great Depression and described what industry, employers, and workers could do to bring about economic recovery.
"Electromechanical Dynamics, Spring 2009"
" First published in 1968 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Electromechanical Dynamics discusses the interaction of electromagnetic fields with media in motion. The subject combines classical mechanics and electromagnetic theory and provides opportunities to develop physical intuition. The book uses examples that emphasize the connections between physical reality and analytical models. Types of electromechanical interactions covered include rotating machinery, plasma dynamics, the electromechanics o
"Neuroscience and Society, Fall 2008"
"This class explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and v
Upon consideration of the perspectives on war from their classmates, the poet Stephen Crane in "War is Kind," and various characters from All Quiet on the Western Front, students will write an editorial for the school newspaper in which they share opinions about war.
Media Literacy Lessons for ESOL Learners
Drawing on key media literacy concepts and strategies, these five media literacy lesson plans are designed for ESOL students and show how media literacy can enrich the ESOL curriculum. The lessons are appropriate for different levels of student competence in English and can be adapted to suit different student groups
Refugee: From Phnom Penh to San Francisco
The film "Refugee" follows three young Cambodian American men on their journey to Cambodia to find family members. This lesson challenges students to examine historical and contemporary topics from multiple perspectives.
Henry Johnson comments on significance of the 1972 African Liberation Day March
Film-maker Henry Johnson comments on the way the media played down the impact of the African Liberation Day March in Washington, 1972, and on-going significance of the march.
GEOLogic: Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
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 match up lecturers with what day and time they teach, and how many students they have in each class based on clues given from several different perspectives. In the second part of the activity, students are asked to learn more about the historic figures mentioned by doing read
GEOLogic: How Much of the State is Wet
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 match up students with their home state, and their states with the area and percentage of area of surface water that they contain, as well as where each of the states rank nationally in terms of water area. Students are given clues from various perspectives to help them deduce
GEOLogic: The Big Five Mass Extinctions
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 match up the five largest mass extinction events with their relative dates, approximate duration, and severity (percentage of species that became extinct) based on clues given from various perspectives. This activity is appropriate for a high school science class or an introdu
The Struggle for Existence: Competition Between Bacterial Strains
Two strains of Escherichia coli are grown in broth and plated out at intervals. A population growth curve is plotted for each strain. The two strains are then grown together for several days in different types of broth. Students from each day's laboratory plate out the mixed culture on selective media. ...