Topics in Medieval Japanese History
This book differs from many other textbooks in that it contains relatively less political, institutional and military history and relatively more social and cultural history than is typically the case. Within the cultural history of medieval Japan, Buddhism is of the utmost importance. This book therefore contains an introduction to the origin and major teachings of Buddhism. Subsequent chapters expand on this introduction in the context of Japanese history.
Water In Africa
is designed to help students learn important knowledge and skills in geography, language arts, and other disciplines by studying the use of water in 24 African countries. This website features online lessons developed by teachers and built around 600 photos and 300 anecdotes from Peace Corps volunteers in Africa. Photos and anecdotes may also be browsed by country, with basic country information and maps provided.
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.
World Wise Schools
program aims to engage learners in an inquiry about the world, themselves, and others in order to broaden perspectives, promote cultural awareness and encourage service. Students can email currently serving Peace Corps volunteers and build cross-cultural awareness by reading Culture Matters, the workbook used by Peace Corps Volunteers in the field.
Splish-Splash: Daily Use of Water
This unit is designed to facilitate students' understanding of daily water use through reading stories from Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Kenya (East Africa) and Ghana (West Africa). As a product of this unit, each student will make a book comparing daily uses of water in America, Kenya, and Ghana. An overall goal is to develop students' understanding of the similarities and differences in water use among the people of Kenya, Ghana, and their own community. Grades 1-2 (Can be adapted to I
Arts and Literature: Peace Corps
features lessons about stories, folk tales, poems, and letters from the experiences of Peace Corps volunteers. Examine writing style and techniques: vivid images, powerful descriptions, balanced sentences, parallelism, and more. Read folk tales from Togo, Macedonian, Romania, and Russia; learn about structure and patterns in the tales.
Voices from the Field
presents 10 stories written by Peace Corps authors. Lesson ideas and student work accompany the stories, which are set in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Poland, and Papua New Guinea. Stories and accompanying materials are designed to strengthen students' reading and writing, inspire students to create their own personal meanings and narratives, and broaden students' perspectives of the world and themselves.
Introduction to Peace Studies, Spring 2007
This course surveys: (1) the major causes of deadly conflict around the world; (2) various definitions of “peace” and the conditions under which it occurs and is sustained; and (3) the style and comparative success of various strategies such as building peace movements and nonviolent social change as ways to achieve peace.
A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
This site shows the typewritten draft of the December 8, 1941, speech in which Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. The draft shows Roosevelt's hand-written edits, including his change of the phrase a date which will live in world history to a date which will live in infamy. Students can also listen to the beginning of the speech.
Maths Card Game - More / less / the same - Place value Thankyou to Michael Ymer for this great game suitable for students from Prep to Year 6. Card game for groups of four. Remove p
Thankyou to Michael Ymer for this great game suitable for students from Prep to Year 6.
Card game for groups of four. Remove p
Maths Card Game - High Card - Addition A game suitable for students from Prep to Year 6 from Michael Ymer. Two students place a deck of cards in front of them face down. Remove the Kings, Jacks, and Jokers. The Ace represents the nu
A game suitable for students from Prep to Year 6 from Michael Ymer.
Two students place a deck of cards in front of them face down. Remove the Kings, Jacks, and Jokers. The Ace represents the nu
Math Card Game Hit 100 anything goes – Probability, choosing and using operations Thanks to Michael Ymer for this great game A game best suited to students from year 4 onwards. Materials &ndash
Thanks to Michael Ymer for this great game
A game best suited to students from year 4 onwards. Materials &ndash
Introduction to Metamorphism
This 83-slide PowerPoint presentation introduces metamorphic agents and changes. Stress, strain, tension, compression, and shear are discussed as well as the lineation or foliation that results from such effects. Metamorphic classification includes dynamic, thermal, thermo-dynamic, contact, regional, and shock metamorphism. Specific regional metamorphic events are discussed in detail, including the Scottish Highlands, Otago, New Zealand, paired metamorphic events of Japan, the Skiddaw aureole, U
Visualizing Cultures opens a window on modern times by wedding popular images and scholarly commentary in ways that were not technologically possible until recently. Focusing to date on Japan and Asia in the modern world, these units enable users to “see” historical moments as they were actually depicted for mass audiences at the time from various national, cultural, racial, ideological, and individual perspectives. The graphics themselves also reflect the evolving nature of different medium
My Place Asia Australia
My Place Asia Australia is an innovative educational exchange between Australian schools and students and their counterparts in China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Partnerships are established between groups of schools in Australia and the above named countries. This website has been designed to link with current curriculum in the Visual Arts and Studies of Society and Environment with a specific focus on studies of Asia for middle school students. The teachers' guide provides pre
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study
Classroom Innovations through Lesson Study is an APEC EDNET Project that aims to improve the quality of education in the area of Mathematics. This project is sponsored by APEC Members Japan and Thailand. The APEC-Tsukuba International Conference III was broadcast live from Tokyo, December 9-10, 2007. The project has produced useful papers describing mathematical thinking, lesson videos of classroom instruction. This project focuses on Lesson Study with the goal of improving the quality of educat
A Toolbox for Working with Living Invertebrates
My objective is to promote more successful collection, culture, handling, viewing, and classroom investigation of living invertebrates by using the "right tool for the right job." To do this, I present ideas for building and using novel, inexpensive tools (i.e., "gadgets and gizmos") for efficient collection of a wide variety of living invertebrates in the field. I also offer new approaches, materials, and tools for improved handling and viewing of living invertebrates in the laboratory. A centr
Skeletal System 2 from the course General Human Anatomy
General Human Anatomy - Fall 2006. The functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination.
From Cowboys to Clara Bow: A College Student's Motion Picture Autobiography
Fears about the impact of movies on youth led to the Payne Fund research project, which brought together nineteen social scientists and resulted in eleven published reports. One of the most fascinating of the studies was carried out by Herbert Blumer, a young sociologist who would later go on to a distinguished career in the field. For a volume that he called Movies and Conduct (1933), Blumer asked more than fifteen hundred college and high school students to write "autobiographies"of their expe
"Equal and Exact Justice to Both Races": Booker T. Washington on the Reaction to his Atlanta Comprom
The Atlanta Compromise speech, which Booker T. Washington delivered before the Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895, established Washington as the leading black spokesman in America. He came to control enormous amounts of northern white philanthropy directed at African Americans as well as much of the federal patronage dispensed to them by the Republican party. In this excerpt from his autobiography Up From Slavery, Washington described the reactions of both black and white America