Lunch Poems: Cornelius Eady
Cornelius Eady's poetry meets the world's absurdities head-on with his own deft paradoxes. His highly personal use of language never detracts from its hard-hitting content. Eady's seven books of poetry include The Autobiography of a Jukebox, and his latest, Brutal Imagination. He's won the Academy of ...
Stopping Mass Atrocities: An International Conference on the Responsibility to Protect
The Failure of Humanity in Preventing Genocides Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire led the United Nations peacekeeping mission to Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Featured in the film Hotel Rwanda, he will discuss the tragedy and its personal and professional aftermath.
Pipestone Quarry and Westward Expansion: Whose Rock is This Anyway?
This lesson is designed to emphasize how individuals' worldviews affect their method of expressing themselves and of telling stories. People describing the same thing will convey very different things depending on their worldviews (composed of their personal philosophy, religion, and even their job or discipline). Students will compare primary documents and analyze the motives of the speaker, and the author's intended audience. They will respond to these comparisons in writing and then by creati
Two quick tips to stay on top of literature and other online information using Google
Behind in the literature? Losing track of valuable web pages and information you found online? This brief video shows how to use some of Google's free tools, Notebook and Reader, to help you manage these problems. You can use Google Notebook as an online scrapbook to instantly save pieces of text, web pages and even images to your own personal notebook. You can use Google Reader to help you get on top of the literature and then stay on top without any extra effort.
The Women's Movement and Women in SDS: Cathy Wilkerson Recalls the Tensions
The New Left facilitated the emergence of a new women's movement in the late 1960's. The rebirth of American feminism emerged in part from the New Left's probing of the political dimension of personal life, but also from the discrimination many young women faced within the movement itself. While thousands ...
From Slavery to Freedom, 1824-1909
This site presents nearly 400 pamphlets written by African-Americans and others about slavery, emancipation, African colonization, Reconstruction, and related topics. Materials range from personal accounts and to reports and legislative speeches. Authors include Frederick Douglass, Charles Sumner, Mary ...
This lesson invites students to read personal accounts of natural disasters in the U.S. during the late 1800s and early 1990s -- the great Chicago fire (1871), the Johnstown Flood (1889), the San Francisco earthquake and fire (1906), the Titanic (1912), the 1918 Flu Epidemics, the Dust Bowl (1930s-40s). ...
Westward by Sea: A Maritime Perspective on American Expansion, 1820-1890
This selection of items from Mystic Seaport's archival collections includes logbooks, diaries, letters, business papers, and published narratives of voyages and travels. The unique maritime perspective of these materials offers a rich look at the events, culture, beliefs, and personal experiences associated ...
Digital Storytelling: Through the Eyes of Others
This website on digital storytelling has been created as a resource for those who would like to pursue digital storytelling for educational, personal, or collaborative purposes. You will find links to a variety of resources that will help you get started.
Entrepreneurship as New Venture Creation
Managers tend to be mainly concerned with the accumulation of resource. In contrast, entrepreneurs are concerned with the relentless pursuit of opportunities. Learning to identify and act on new opportunities is the primary objective of this course. This of particular importance in the period prior to 2001 when rapid start-up of new ventures whose business model revolved around capturing more of an industry value chain through the use of internet and similar information technologies. Learning to
This course involves the strategic and tactical planning of an actual business enterprise. Students will be introduced to entrepreneurship, the planning process, and frameworks for strategic and financial planning in addition to other topics. By exposing students to a unique living / learning environment, this course will challenge students to confront more advanced issues faced by today's entrepreneurs. A strong emphasis on teamwork, leadership and risk versus reward will be explored. Studen
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Hajj - Part II
Performed with over two million other Muslims, the rites of Hajj, the required pilgrimage to Mecca, have a profound personal impact on each pilgrim. In this video from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, a Muslim from America experiences Hajj for the first time.
Where Have We Been? Tracing Family through a Timeline of National History
This lesson plan introduces students to examples of how wars and technological developments have impacted the movement of people throughout United States and world history. Students will learn about the effects of political, technological, and geographical issues on the population of one North Carolina community. Listening to oral histories by North Carolinians, students will hear first hand accounts about the impact of wars and road building on Madison County. Using a timeline depicting events
Interstate Highways From the Ground Up
This lesson gives students a first-hand opportunity to hear about the planning and effort it takes to build a highway through an oral history of a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resident engineer. Through his oral history, students will learn about "the largest single construction project in the history of the NCDOT." That project is also known as the I-26 corridor in Madison County, North Carolina. This lesson encourages students to think about the enormous impact of highwa
Lesson 87: Personal Hygiene
In this lesson you are going to learn words and phrases related to personal hygiene.
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"The American Dream"
In conjunction with a unit on Puritanism, students will define and illustrate their personal definition of "The American Dream" or their concept of the dream in general.
Ground-Level Ozone: Your Vehicle
In this activity, students quantify and analyze their personal contributions of smog-forming compounds due to driving. The activity builds upon the previous lesson (Ground-Level Ozone).
Social Ethics, Fall 2007
The course examines the sources for values that underly our personal ethics. It will also introduce you to some of the significant ethical theories in Western tradition, theories that we will apply to social and political issues in current society.
Connecting With the Arts: What's the Big Idea?
This program is about planning and teaching toward big ideas — important understandings that have lasting value. Participants will see how arts-integrated instruction enables students to make deeply personal connections to what they are learning.