Lunch Poems: David St. John
David St. John was widely praised and was a National Book Award finalist for Study for the World's Body. Recent books are The Red Leaves of Night from HarperPerennial and Prism from Arctos Press, and his newest, The Face, a book-length poem. His image-rich work muses on both ecstasy and loss. He has been awarded an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the O.B. Hardison prize from the Folger Shakespeare Library. He teaches at USC. This event took place on April 1, 2004
Marine Organisms for Aquaria and Their Required Maintenance
What can you do with an ocean animal aquarium in your classroom? How can you involve the students in its set-up and maintenance? How can you keep the students' interest level high and continue to have the aquarium be a focal point of activities, rather than neglected once the initial novelty wears off? And... How can you use the aquarium to teach across curriculum areas? This teachers' guide is intended to help you with the answers to these questions. What follows are suggestions for activities
Resources for looking at art
A guide to some of the best websites, activities, and print resources for building visual literacy through the study of art.
NLM: Environmental Health and Toxicology for Students and Educators
This website from the National Library of Medicine focuses on toxicology. The site features an interactive guide to potentially toxic substances and environmental health issues in everyday places, several college level tutorials covering the principles of toxicology, a household products database with potential health effects of chemicals for over 5,000 common household products, and more.
The importance of recess
How classroom elementary teachers can promote physical education.
Health Impacts of Coal Combustion
This USGS report provides information about the effects of coal combustion on human health. It explains the hazards associated with emissions from both large-scale coal burning electrical plants and domestic cook stoves used in developing nations. In particular, the report discusses specific instances of disease related to the emission of arsenic, fluorine, selenium, thorium, uranium, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons released by burning low-grade coal in poorly vented cook stoves in China.
Quantum Bound States
Explore the properties of quantum "particles" bound in potential wells. See how the wave functions and probability densities that describe them evolve (or don't) over time. Teacher's guide available.
Lakota Winter Counts
offers the world's largest database of Lakota winter counts -- pictures drawn on cloth or buffalo hide to remember each year's key events (1701 to 1905). Ten Lakota bands' winter counts are shown side by side on a timeline. Compare how the bands depicted a particular year. Search for an image. Watch interviews with Lakota. Learn about the culture of this Sioux tribe of the northern plains that followed buffalo herds for food. A teachers guide is included.
This guide is designed to take advantage of the educational information in the three-part PBS series BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (PBS airdate November 19-20, 2002), directing teacher’s to specific sections of the series relevant to the lesson plan. The lessons engage students with a media-rich environment that employs video, DVD, computers, and the Internet in addition to more traditional print resources. The lesson plans are flexible, allowing teachers to adapt the instruction to their particular needs
We'd Like to Thank You, Herbert Hoover
Since the advent of book musicals such as "Show Boat" and "Oklahoma!", many Broadway shows have touched upon relevant social and historical issues. In this lesson, students will investigate how Broadway musicals can reflect the times in which they were created. Students will examine video clips and Web sites related to relevant productions, study song lyrics, and compare and contrast actual history with Broadway history. By becoming "historical detectives," they will determine how accurately Bro
How can we educate for peace? Five teaching units focus on nonviolence, respect for human rights and dignity, social justice and civic responsibility, global awareness, and environmental sustainability. These Units are meant to guide teachers and provide resources for their own development as peace educators. Teachers, acting as learners, should feel free to adapt these activities to make them more effective, culturally relevant, or issue-specific.
West Coast Field Guide of the National Marine Sanctuaries
Our five West Coast national marine sanctuaries encompass nearly 12,000 square miles of ocean, which includes hundreds of miles of dramatic coastline. Teeming with life and filled with history, they offer countless opportunities for exploration, recreation and contemplation. This guide will introduce you to the natural and cultural wonders of your national marine sanctuaries. Whether you're traveling on foot or bicycle, by car or by boat, above water or diving below, it can lead you to new disco
This site dissects a sheep brain to show us the anatomy of memory. See works of an artist who paints entirely from memory. (Compare his paintings to photos of places.) Play interactive games that test your memory -- learn ways to improve it. Discover why some things are easier to remember than others (droodles game). Which facial features help us remember a face? Which image of the penny is correct? Try a mnemonic device called elaborative encoding.
Accidental Scientist: Science and Technology of Cooking
This site looks at the science behind food and cooking. Learn about what happens when you eat sugar, bake bread, cook an egg, or pickle foods. Find out how muscle turns to meat, what makes meat tender, and what gives meat its flavor. Take tours of breads and spices of the world. Explore your sense of taste and smell.
The People's Physics Book
The authors' intent is to produce an alternative textbook, as one part of a multifaceted strategy to teach physics conceptually and mathematically. As a reference guide and problem text, it is carried easily and is especially helpful in preparation for the AP Physics B & C exams.
The Modern Revolution in Physics
This book addresses the following topics: Relativity, rules of randomness; light as a particle; matter as a wave; the atom.
Some of the topics addressed in this book are: The ray model of light; images by reflection; refraction and images; wave optics.
Principles of Economics
Flat World Knowledge is thrilled to publish a first edition re-launch of Tim Tregarthen’s acclaimed Principles of Economics book, and proud to bring Tim's remarkable talents as a teacher to future generations of students.In 1996, Tim published the first edition of his principles of economics textbook to great acclaim, and it became widely used in colleges around the country. That same year, MS made him wheelchair-bound. The disease forced his retirement from teaching at the University of Color
Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time
Launch! is written for advertising and promotions courses taught to students in the business school and journalism and mass communication students. This book is the first of its kind to teach advertising concepts by reverse engineering a real advertising campaign from beginning to end.
Peer 2 Peer University
The Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) is an online community of open study groups for short university-level courses. Think of it as online book clubs for open educational resources. The P2PU helps you navigate the wealth of open education materials that are out there, creates small groups of motivated learners, and supports the design and facilitation of courses. Students and tutors get recognition for their work, and we are building pathways to formal credit as well. Currently P2PU is in a pilot