A picture is worth a thousand words -- but which words? Questions can help students decode, interpret, and understand photographs thoughtfully and meaningfully.
Ongoing assessment strategies for writing
Making final assessment easier by helping students improve the quality of their writing along the way.
Darwin's mother and the miniature: with Randal Keynes
Charles Darwin's mother Susannah Wedgwood died when he was just eight, and he could never remember her face - until he discovered a long-hidden portrait of her as a young woman. Hear Darwin's great-great-grandson Randal Keynes explain why finally seeing this miniature of his mother (on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum) was so significant for the great naturalist, and why portraits of loved ones were so important to both the Wedgwood and Darwin families.
JFK50 A Friend to Latin America — Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Ricardo Hausmann talks about JFK's visit to Venezuela and his relationship to Latin America.
The Brooklyn Nine Booktrailer
012 LIBER LATINUS IN USUM PUERORUM
Büsching, Anton Friedrich: Liber latinus in usum puerorum Latinam linguam discentium editus (1769) Chapter twelve Here is the link to a readable edition of the text on Europeana: http://tinyurl.com/4r8bl6b Reading Comenius' Orbis Pictus would be good preparation for using this text.
Cities and the Environment
By changing patterns of urban behaviour, cities can meet the challenges of climate change. How can advanced technologies help create sustainable cities and self-sufficient urban form?
National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a nonprofit organization working to defend the teaching of evolution against sectarian attack. The group is committed to defending the teaching of evolution in public schools. They hope to prevent the teaching of "scientific creationism" in classrooms. The site contains detailed descriptions of past and ongoing court cases, education outreach projects, and ongoing debate over the validity of evolution, plus numerous essays on the controversy. T
Draw Your Own Visualization
The purpose of this activity is to learn about visualizations by designing and drawing one. Students draw a visualization based either on their interests and ideas about the world or based on actual GLOBE data. They are asked to justify the design choices they make and to interpret the visualizations of their peers. Intended outcomes are that students learn to identify and communicate important patterns in a dataset by drawing a visualization, and begin to interpret those patterns. Students sele
Operation Ruby Throat: The Hummingbird Project Protocol
The purpose of this resource is to observe seasonal migration patterns, feeding habits, and nesting behavior of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) in North and Central America. All students will learn about hummingbird natural history and ecology. Students will learn how to identify and age male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and to observe migration and feeding behavior. Students will learn how to make connections among hummingbird behavior and weather, climate, food avail
The purpose of this resource is to recognize patterns of green-up at the plant, landscape and regional scales. This activity is to prepare students to recognize what a bud looks like and the progression of green-up from the time of budburst. Students will arrange plant growth pictures taken from the bud, shrub canopy, grass clump, landscape and regional perspectives.
What Can We Learn About Our Seasons?
The purpose of this resource is to have students develop a qualitative understanding of the characteristics and patterns of seasons and highlight the relationship of seasons to physical, biological and cultural markers. Students observe and record seasonal changes in their local study site. They establish that these phenomena follow annual cycles and conclude the activity by creating displays that illustrate the repeating pattern associated with the appearance and disappearance of seasonal marke
Quantum Wave Interference
When do photons, electrons, and atoms behave like particles and when do they behave like waves? Watch waves spread out and interfere as they pass through a double slit, then get detected on a screen as tiny dots. Use quantum detectors to explore how measurements change the waves and the patterns they produce on the screen.
What Will You Do With Your Life? Creating "Life Lists" of Personal Goals
In this lesson, students consider what it mean to live a life well-lived by creating life lists of goals they would like to accomplish and analyzing patterns in the lists of their peers.
The Rise of Technology
Airplanes, electric railways, and automobiles joined railways to fuel Americans' growing sense of mobility. They came to characterize the progressive spirit of the new century. As a result of these new modes of public transportation, people were able to travel faster and more easily within and between cities, changing settlement patterns. One image in this group depicts John J. Montgomery, the first American to fly a heavier-than-air machine, and his glider ?Santa Clara? in 1905. An invitation t
Towers of Hanoi
Uses the Towers of Hanoi puzzle to find and generalize recursive and explicit patterns. Grade 8.
Predicting the Greening of Spring with Red Emperor Tulips
As the earth revolves around the sun in its annual cycle we experience seasonal change. Where will spring arrive first? What kind of patterns will we see as the wave of spring progresses? Start in the fall to think about these questions, and make some predictions. Then in the spring revisit your predictions with each Journey North news update and real-time map.
A Short History of the Corporation
William Frey, Jose A. Cruz-Cruz
This module explores the history of business corporations. It provides background information useful for a unit or course on business government and society, business ethics, and corporate […]
All the poetry you care to download is free for the asking at PennSound, a project of the University of Pennsylvania. From an office in Kelly Writers House www.writing.upenn.edu/~wh/, co-founders and co-directors Al Filreis and Charles Bernstein take viewers inside PennSound www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/. Listen to them on the PoemTalk blog www.poemtalkatkwh.blogspot.com/. Al Filreis' web log is at www.afilreis.blogspot.com/. Charles Bernstein blogs at http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bernste