Minuteman Missile National Historic Site: Protecting a Legacy of the Cold War
tells the story of one of the most significant strategic weapons in U.S. history: the Minuteman ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). By 1965 there were 1,000 Minuteman ICBMs hidden across the Great Plains in six missile fields, transforming the prairie into a military-technological frontier and providing a key component in the U.S. Cold War policy of deterrence.
You Decide: Should the American space program send a manned mission to Mars?
This educational guide focuses on whether or not the American Space Program should send a manned Mission to Mars. Students are invited to examine the arguments on both sides of the debate, developing critical thinking skills as they work through the activities. Students will learn how to support their arguments with evidence and reason. It is expected that at the end of this guide students will determine where they stand on this controversial issue.
On the Case: An Introduction to the Genre of Mysteries
In this lesson, students will view a video from the series Reading Rainbow, "Mystery on the Docks" by Thacher Hurd. Mysteries provide an opportunity to teach reading strategies such as questioning, prediction and problem solving. This lesson will also focus on the characteristics common to all mysteries and the devices that authors use to create setting, characters, plot and suspense.
Alternative discussion formats: museum exhibit design
Designing museum exhibits encourages students to think creatively and to use a wide range of thinking skills.
Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48
This site offers geography and history activities showing how two years in history had an indelible impact on American politics and culture. Students interpret historical maps, identify territories acquired by the U.S., identify states later formed from these territories, examine the territorial status of Texas, and identify political, social, and economic issues related to the expansion of the U.S. in the 1840s.
Welcome to my room, 3. klassile
UNIT 11 - Welcome to My Room. 3. klass, I kooliaste. Word'is koostatud 10 töölehte sõnavara ja grammatika omandamiseks."Arvuti koolis" lõputöö.
Moral and ethical principles in end of life care
In many areas of health care, and especially in such areas as palliative care, increasing attention has been paid in recent years to patient autonomy, and the need to respect it. Autonomy has come to be seen as a very important aspect of the interaction between patients and those looking after them, and forms the basis for many ethical commitments, such as telling the truth to patients, and seeking their consent for health care interventions. In this unit we look at quite a wide range of ethical
Economics explains discrimination in the labour market
Discrimination in the labour market exists in many forms: the 'glass ceiling' ageism, racism, etc. This unit will help you look at this problem with a new perspective: through economics. You will learn how economists have tried to understand what drives this distortion of the labour market and why women and the ethnic minorities seem to suffer the most.
Creating an ethical organization
Businesses are increasingly making explicit their commitment to dealing with ethical concerns. This unit explores the business case for an ethical approach to human resources management and examines whether a more 'human-centred' approach can bring dividends, and how an ethical approach fits within an organisation's strategy.
Studying the arts and humanities
This unit is an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It takes you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and improve your confidence as an independent learner.
Arctic Ozone from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003
This visualization shows the northern hemisphere ozone hole from February 1, 2003 through March 30, 2003.
The Middle East Dust Storm
Dust storms are an every day occurrence in Saudi Arabia. This storm is of an unusual size.
Cloud Cover over Borneo: March 1, 1998
Cloud cover over Borneo for March 1, 1998 superimposed over a topographic image
Great Zoom into Siberia
Using data from different spacecraft and some powerful computer technology, visualizers at the Goddard Space Flight Center present you with a collection of American cities in a way you have never seen them before. Starting with our camera high above the Earth, we rush in towards the surface at what would be an impossible speed for any known vehicle. Passing though layers of atmosphere, the colors of our destinations shimmer with their own unique characteristics, and suddenly we find ourselves fl
North America NDVI 1993 August
NDVI in North America for August 1993, based off data collected over the 1981-2000 time frame.
After Hurricane Floyd: East Coast Flyover September 16, 1999 from SeaWiFS
Flying up the east coast of the United States from Florida to North Carolina using a SeaWiFS image taken September 16, 1999
Objetivos1. Comprensión de los conceptos fundamentales relacionados con los medios de transmisión y la propagación de ondas.2. Conceptos básicos, similitudes y diferencias entre los campos electrostáticos y los dinámicos.3. Propagación de ondas en diversos materiales.4. Herramientas matemáticas necesarias para el análisis de medios de transmisión.5. Habilidades para el trabajo en equipo y el trabajo autónomo.6. Análisis y síntesis sobre los medios de transmisión más comúnmente em
UW 360 January 2011: Bebe Miller
The UW's Chamber Dance Company has a mission: to present, record and archive modern dance works of historical and artistic significance. In the fall of 2011, members of the company performed dances by choreographer Bebe Miller and had the opportunity to work with her directly. UW 360 profiles the fascinating people, programs and community connections that define the University of Washington. The show looks at a wide range of UW topics from solar energy, to heart tissue regeneration, to neighb
Namaqua Chameleon--An Overview
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Namaqua Chameleon. Students will enjoy seeing the close up shots of this amazing lizard eating a big insect. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
2013 Witter Bynner Fellows
2013 Witter Bynner Fellows Sharon Dolin and Shara McCallum are introduced by Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey at their inaugural reading at the Library of Congress. For transcript, captions, and more information, visit http://www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=6230