Bridging the Watershed
Bridging the Watershed (BTW) is an outreach program of the Alice Ferguson Foundation, in partnership with the National Park Service and area schools, whose purpose is to provide personally meaningful, educational experiences that connect students to their place in the natural and cultural world. BTW offers 5 core modules, as well as a host of park-specific curriculum units, that offer classroom lessons to prepare students for their field studies, guidance for data analysis after a field study,
11.943J Urban Transportation, Land Use, and the Environment (MIT)
This course is aimed at the aspiring planning practitioner, policy-maker, or industry decision-maker with an interest in urban transportation and environmental issues in Latin America. The course will focus on current transport-related themes confronting many cities in the region, including: rapid motorization and suburbanization and subsequent impacts on transportation infrastructure and quality of life; public sector management and improvement of privately-owned and operated transit systems; a
Modeling Research Skills
The fifth lesson in the Family, History and Memory module centers on developing students' research skills. Using the book The Diary of Anne Frank as a starting point, it guides students through the necessary steps for conducting good-quality research and developing a subsequent presentation. Students work as a group to develop their presentation. The lessons can be delivered as a module or as individual units.
Environmental Catalyst Module
In the Environmental Catalysis Module, a joint project with the Institute for Environmental Catalysis at Northwestern University, students learn what a catalyst is and become aware of the use of catalysis to promote environmental protection. Besides introducing the concept of catalysis, the module also focuses other issues such as catalytic selectivity, specificity, poisoning, condition optimization, and waste minimization. The first activity of the module introduces the concept of catalysis in
Artist in Search of a Medium: Jonathon Keats
SPARK trails writer, critic, and Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats as he works on his project, Divine Taxonomy, which attempts to find God's place on the phylogenetic tree. This Educator Guide explores the history of Conceptual art and the role of science in contemporary art.
Enhancing a Poetry Unit
This is a teaching unit that leads students to the famous Federal Writers Project and gets them started writing found poems. Among the examples is a free verse poem written after reading an account of surviving the Blizzard of 1888.
Doing the Decades, 1890-1941: Group Investigations in Twentieth Century U.S. History
This is a two-month team research project for 9-10th graders that uses Library of Congress resources to focus on long-term change in U.S. history. Students gather, analyze, and evaluate primary and secondary sources; develop their own conclusions; and refine their writing.
The Experience of MADD’s Protecting You/Protecting Me: Using Evaluation to Enhance Program Develop
Protecting You/Protecting Me (PY/PM) is a classroom-based alcohol-use prevention program developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for students in grades 1–5. The goal of the intervention is to prevent injury and death of children and youth due to underage consumption of alcoholic beverages and vehicle crashes when riding with impaired drivers. Development of PY/PM began in the summer of 1998. In spring 2002, PY/PM was named a Model Program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Serv
Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982
The Buckaroos in Paradise Collection presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch. The documentation was largely the work of the Paradise Valley Folklife Project (1978-1982), a research initiative conducted by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. This collection presents 41 motion pictures and 28 sound recordings that tell the story of life and work on the Ninety-Six Ranch and of its cowboys, known in the region
All History Is Local: Students as Archivists
This site tells how students at the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Statisticsematics and Science and Technologys analyzed archival materials, developed digital collections, and made their projects available online in the Arkansas Memory Project. This learning activity, modeled after the Library of Congress's American Memory project, is designed so that teachers and students from other states and communities may adapt it to create their own local history Memory Projects.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka:
From 1991 to 1996 the Kansas Historical Society participated in a grant project that funded eighty oral interviews with people involved in or affected by U.S. school desegregation cases that culminated in the U. S. Supreme Court case, Brown versus Board of Education Topeka. This podcast features excerpts from interviews with former Assistant Attorney General and Topeka School Board member, Fred Rausch, and NAACP Executive Board member, Charles Baston.
Governor John Anderson Interview
John Anderson Jr. was governor of Kansas from January 9, 1961 to January 11, 1965. Dr. Bob Beatty, professor of political science at Washburn University, conducted this interview as part of the Kansas Governors Recorded History and Documentary Project, 2005. In these excerpts, Governor Anderson explains his support for the death penalty during his tenure in office and the major changes he helped bring about in the Kansas public education system. Video and a complete transcript of the interview i
Language arts: elementary grammar
This module contains three different kinds of exercise which test elementary level grammar skills in English. The exercises concentrate on identifying parts of speech, different types of sentences and sentence completion.
KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 3
This module tests changing between metric units. Word problems involving metric measurements are included, and there are also some games matching up corresponding metric measurements. Each question uses an on-screen keypad for entering answers. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
Japanese: Kanji - Lesson 1
The purpose of this tutor is to assist people who are studying the meaning and writing of the kanji (Japanese characters) following James W. Heisig's method called 'Remembering the Kanji'. 15 Kanji characters are taught, beginning with the numbers 1 to 10. The module makes use of a kanji-matching game as well as multiple-choice and text entry question types. Hints and timers are sometimes used.
Introduction to Antibiotic Pharmacology
The module contains the following levels: Bactericidal versus Bacteriostatic Spectrum of Activity Gram Positive versus Gram Negative Mechanism of Antibacterial Action Empirical versus Rational Therapy Drug Resistance, Combined Antibiotic Therapy and Superinfection Introduction to Penicillin Classification Cephalosporins and Other Antibacterials Antimicrobials for Various Disease States Complete Introductory Assessment of Antimicrobial Agents The 50S versus the 30S Ribosomal Unit Macrolides vs Am
Boeing 737-300/500 Systems
The Boeing 737-300/500 aircraft has multiple systems all of which work together to make this model series an extremely safe and cost effective method of travel to the general public. The systems have operating parameters and limitations which must be adhered to for safety, so the intent is for this module to be used as a follow-on learning tool to help the operator reinforce his/her level of systems knowledge in their day to day operations. The learning module has almost 500 questions and is div
German verbs: regular and irregular
Angelehnt an den Deutschunterricht in der Humboldtschule in Costa Rica. Übe regelmäßige und unregelmäßige Verben gemäß den wichtigsten Ablautreihen konjugieren. The module contains the following levels:* Regular and Irregular German Verbs: do you know them all?* German tenses (1) regular Verbs* German tenses (2) irregular verbs* German tenses (3) irregular Verbs (ei-i-i)* German tenses (3) irregular Verbs (i-a-u)* German tenses (5) irregular Verbs (ei-ie-ie)* German tenses (6) irregular V
German Spelling Grade VI The module contains the following levels:* Test yourself - Wo sind meine Schwächen?* Words with e, ai or ie / Wörter mit (ai
Angelehnt an den Deutschunterricht in der Humboldtschule in Costa Rica (6. Klasse). Rechtschreibübungen anhand einfacher Satzbeispiele und gemäß häufiger Fehlergruppen (Doppellaute, s/ss/ß, z/tz/tzt und k/ck/chs/cks, Umlaute). Correct common German spelling errors by practicing with a variety of exercises grouped by error groups using easy to understand sentences.
The module contains the following levels:* Test yourself - Wo sind meine Schwächen?* Words with e, ai or ie / Wörter mit (ai
German: regular verbs
Practise regular German verbs in different tenses (Präsens, Präteritum, Perfekt). Version 01 contains over 450 verbs.Übe die Konjungation von regelmäßigen bzw. schwachen Verben in verschiedenen Zeitformen.The module contains the following levels:* Verben: schwache und starke Verben* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Präsens* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Prateritum* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Perfekt* Präsens - Präteritum - Perfekt gemischt