The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy
"The American Jury: Bulwark of Democracy" is a project of the Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago and is the national expansion of "The American Jury: Past and Present," conducted in Illinois during 1998-1999. Beginning with a two-week institute in July 1999, "The American Jury" focused on the jury system in the United States. its role in American legal, social, and political life; its origins and history; its adaptations to changes in law and American society; its strengths and limitations
Discover and apply principles of genetic inheritance by studying the inheritance patterns of fruit flies in a virtual environment. You will work on a virtual lab bench from which you can order fruit fly mutants from a web merchant, mate the flies in an incubator, anesthetize flies for observation, examine flies under a microscope, and analyze the data from offspring to determine patterns of inheritance. Your task is to propose hypotheses, design experiments, and analyze and interpret the data fr
Hands on the Land Teaching Materials
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. Public lands comprise approximately one-third of the acreage of the U.S., and you'll soon see they are rich in historical, archaeological and environmental learning opportunities. Through the HOL network of field classrooms, Feder
Public Lands: America's Largest Classroom
Are you looking for new ways to increase your students' interest and achievement in science, mathematics, and reading? Is student motivation suffering in your classroom? Why not consider taking your teaching outside? Studies have shown that using the environment as a learning tool not only increases student achievement but also helps students develop lifelong learning skills and a greater sense of respect and responsibility. If this approach sounds intriguing, consider the Hands on the Land prog
Why Polar Bears Don't Eat Penguins (Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears Podcast Episode 2)
Dr. Ross MacPhee, curator and researcher at the American Museum of Natural History discusses mammals in this episode. Dr. MacPhee provides content background on the mammals, both past and present of the polar regions, and defines some basic ideas on Arctic mammals, as well as current means of studying mammals in the field.
"Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice, Spring 2009"
" This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these parad
"Environmental Engineering Masters of Engineering Project, Fall 2007"
"This class is one of the core requirements for the Environmental Masters of Engineering program, in conjunction with 1.133 Masters of Engineering Concepts of Engineering Practice. It is designed to teach about environmental engineering through the use of case studies, computer software tools, and seminars from industrial experts. Case studies provide the basis for group projects as well as individual theses. Recent 1.782 projects include the MMR Superfund site on Cape Cod, appropriate wastewate
Worldwide Amphibian Declines
AmphibiaWeb is an online system enabling anyone with a Web browser to search and retrieve information relating to amphibian biology and conservation. This site was inspired by the global declines of amphibians, the study of which has been hindered by the lack of multidisplinary studies and a lack of coordination in monitoring, in field studies, and in lab studies. We hope AmphibiaWeb will encourage a shared vision for the study of global amphibian declines and the conservation of remaining amphi
Reading, vocabulary: The mobile phone
You practice reading comprehension and vocabulary by means of a text about using a mobile phone and recycling.
Here are some fun games and activities to help with understanding and using addition.
"Uchuhiko" (Japanese for Space Flight) is a wrapper for NASA/JPL's online Solar System Simulator running with both, QVGA and VGA Pocket PC screens. When you select date and time, view-to object (left combo box) and view-from object (right combo box) plus a field of view, Uchuhiko will download a computed and rendered image from the Solar System Simulator server. Tap and hold on a downloaded image to confirm settings. Simulate almost any exciting phenomena in the solar system by simply providing
Views from Windows
This OLogy activity challenges kids to put their imaginations to work in order to gain a new perspective on perspectives. The activity begins by telling kids that how they see the world depends on two things: where you're looking from, and how fast you're moving compared to the speed of light. They are then asked to print one or more of four window frames and fill in each with an illustration that captures the scene's height and velocity. The window frames are: your bedroom window, a speeding ca
The Taking of Knock Moss 1 to 8
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Perception par le tuteur de l'activité d'un apprenant engagé dans une activité collective à dist
Cet article cherche à répondre à une des difficultés rencontrées par un tuteur en situation de suivi d'une activité collective à distance, à savoir la perception de l'activité individuelle des apprenants dans l'activité de groupe. À partir d'une étude de la littérature sur les scénarios d'activités collectives à distance et sur la dynamique de groupe, nous proposons des moyens de faciliter la perception de l'activité individuelle par le tuteur. Ces moyens s'appuient sur une perc
QBLS : web sémantique de formation pour un apprentissage par questionnement
Nous présentons dans cet article un EIAH conçu et développé selon des méthodes et techniques du web sémantique. Nous avons adopté une approche d'acquisition et de gestion des connaissances pour expliciter la stratégie pédagogique d'un enseignant, acquérir des ressources pédagogiques à partir d'un document de cours initial, et organiser ces ressources. L'environnement d'apprentissage constitue un web sémantique dit « de formation ». La visualisation des ressources et la navigation
De l'usager construit à l'usager participant
Ce texte part du constat de la faible diffusion des artefacts produits par la recherche en EIAH. Cette situation résulte, nous semble-t-il, d'une forte discontinuité entre les moments de conception et d'usage pouvant entraîner une discordance entre usages imaginés (prédictifs) et usages « réels ». La conception participative, parce qu'elle repense la place de l'usager, nous paraît être à la fois une réponse possible à cette problématique et un champ de recherche pour l'ingénierie
How GRID could improve E-Learning in the environmental science domain
This paper will outline the requirements for an interactive e-learning system defined as part of the German research project GIMOLUS . After a short overview over the Open Grid Service Architecture (OGSA) it will be shown that the capabilities of existing e-learning solutions are too limited in order to fulfil these requirements. The last part will show how a GIMOLUS system could be built using a GRID service architecture and what the benefits are in doing so.
Washington Booker, III
In this oral history from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Washington Booker recalls being arrested and jailed for participating in the Children's Crusade of 1963.
A Golden Opportunity for Science
A Golden Opportunity for Science is an educational exercise developed by the Bureau of Land Management. This exercise uses activities about gold to teach science, centering on the following information: how the pursuit of gold shaped society; metaphors, myths, lores and legends about gold; the mineral properties of gold; lode deposits and placer deposits; mining and recovery of gold; and the technology of heap leaching. There is also a debate between different interest groups involving a small g
"Their Own Hotheadedness": Senator Benjamin R."Pitchfork Ben" Tillman Justifies Violence Against Sou
In this March 23, 1900, speech before the U.S. Senate, Senator Benjamin R. "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman of South Carolina defended the actions of his white constituents who had murdered several black citizens of his home state. Tillman blamed the violence on the "hot-headedness" of Southern blacks and on the misguided efforts of Republicans during the Reconstruction era after the Civil War to "put white necks under black heels." He also defended violence against black men, claiming that southern whit