This is a project to develop a document for teaching graduate econometrics that is "open source", specifically, licensed as GNU GPL. That is, anyone can access the document in editable form, and can modify it, as long as they make their modifications available. This allows for personalization, as well as a simple way to make contributions and error corrections. The hope is that people preparing to teach econometrics for the first time might find it useful, and eventually be motivated to contribu
Get It Straight: The Facts About Drugs
This is an online prevention book written by kids for kids. It features information about controlled substances and intoxicants, and their effects. The book is helpful as a research tool for classroom assignments, and is also fun to read and share with friends. There are questions, activities, and role playing scenarios.
America on the Move
This activity guide accompanies the exhibition America on the Move. It delivers a variety of historical primary-source materials from the exhibition directly to your classroom. Through these documents and activities, students can build a deeper understanding of how transportation shaped American commerce, communities, landscapes, and population migrations.
Wrong Turn: A Sympathetic Critique of the Civil Rights Movement
This book argues that the antidiscrimination laws should be repudiated and repealed, without allowing the reintroduction of Jim Crow rules, rules mandating segregation (de jure) and discrimination. It will turn out that the same principles which forbid Jim Crow law prohibit antidiscrimination law. Towards the end of our analysis, this book examines an overlooked arena which offers considerable promise in combating racism: etiquette. We badly need to develop rules of etiquette appropriate for th
Study Guide for a Beginning Course in Ground-Water Hydrology
The principal purpose of this study guide is to provide a broad selection of study materials that comprise a beginning course in ground-water hydrology. These study materials consist primarily of notes and exercises. The notes are designed to emphasize ideas and to clarify technical points that commonly cause difficulty and confusion to inexperienced hydrologists and may not receive adequate treatment in standard textbooks. Some of the exercises are more extensive than those usually found in tex
Bulletin of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Volume XVII, Issue 2
CONTENTS: Cover Illustration Description, A Word of Thanks, Torjesen Accepts New Chair, New Project Launched, Donors Honored at Banquet, The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Honor Roll of Donors (May 1989 - April 1990), Ellens Re-elected to Chair, Contexts No.15--"From A to Z", News & Notes
- An interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration, featuring virtual pavilions, clickable models and exhibits, video galleries, astronauts, presidents, and a
An interactive tour of NASA's first five decades of exploration, featuring virtual pavilions, clickable models and exhibits, video galleries, astronauts, presidents, and a
Philip Pullman: Lyra's Oxford, Bodleian Library Masterclass
Acclaimed author of His Dark Materials Philip Pullman is interviewed by Margaret Kean on his new book, his influences and his method for writing stories
The evolution of learning technologies throughout history The NY Times have put together a great interactive timeline of learning technologies from the 'The Horn Book' through to the iPad and everything in between. This is a great little piece of history to share with your students
The NY Times have put together a great interactive timeline of learning technologies from the 'The Horn Book' through to the iPad and everything in between. This is a great little piece of history to share with your students
This course provides a step by step guide on how to build a balanced scorecard. The course describes the development process and includes examples of actual balanced scorecards. Supplemental materials, such as excel spreadsheets, are also available. Course Level: Intermediate - An overall understanding of business and strategic planning is useful for fully understanding this course. Recommended for 2.0 hours of CPE. Course Method: Inter-active self study with audio clips, self-grading exam, and
Learning from the Fossil Record
This is a hypertext version of a book originally published by the Paleontological Society. The book was written to accompany an educational workshop Learning from the Fossil Record presented for K-16 educators at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of American in Denver, Colorado. The workshop was intended to give K-12 teaches information on how scientists use fossil evidence to reconstruct the past. It also offered ideas about using paleontology to teach the scientific process.
Where Do We Grow From Here?
This package of resources and lesson plans was developed to support social studies and science teachers in integrating these topics within the regular curriculum. Government, policy and planning, economics, geography, and a myriad of environmental issues are encompassed with the Smart Growth concept, and Smart Growth provides a rich source of topics for classroom investigations. Our goal is to facilitate the involvement of teachers and students in authentic government and environmental issues. T
Introduction to Programming Using Java
This book is directed mainly towards beginning programmers, although it might also be useful for experienced programmers who want to learn something about Java. It is certainly not meant to provide complete coverage of the Java language.
Yet Another Calculus Text
I intend this book to be, firstly, a introduction to calculus based on the hyperreal number system. In other words, I will use infinitesimal and infinite numbers freely. Just as most beginning calculus books provide no logical justification for the real number system, I will provide none for the hyperreals. The reader interested in questions of foundations should consult books such as Abraham Robinson's Non-standard Analysis or Robert Goldblatt's Lectures on the Hyperreals. Secondly, I have aime
Looking at Ourselves and Others
introduces students to the concepts of perspective, culture, and cross-cultural relations. The guide is designed to help students recognize and appreciate differences in perception among individuals and cultures, define culture and recognize its role in developing perceptions of ourselves and others, challenge assumptions, promote cross-cultural awareness, and provide opportunities to practice the behaviors that make cross-cultural communication possible.
You and a friend are hiking the Appalachian Trail when a storm comes through. You stop to eat, but find that all available firewood is too wet to start a fire. From your Chem 106 class, you remember that heat is given off by some chemical reactions; if you could mix two solutions together to produce an exothermic reaction, you might be able to cook the food you brought along for the hike. Luckily, being the dedicated chemist that you are, you never go anywhere without taking along a couple chemi
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today. There are 17,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. Also, audio books, sheet music, recordings, and pictures, moving and stills.
Fundamentals of Die Casting Design
This book describes the fundamentals of design of the die casting process and die mold/runner. It is intended for people who have at least some knowledge of the basics of fundamental science, such calculus, physics etc. This book will benefit the die casting engineer (the project and process engineers) as well as managers and anyone else who deals with the die casting operations will find this information useful.
Enter the world of PowerUp, a free, online, multiplayer game that allows students to experience the excitement and the diversity of modern engineering! Playing the game, students work together in teams to investigate the rich, 3D game environment and learn about the environmental disasters that threaten the game world and its inhabitants. Teacher's guide and lesson plans included.
Otis MFA Writing Guest Lecture: Stephen Rodefer
Graduate Programs present Stephen Rodefer, who will read from his work. Stephen is the author of One or Two Love Poems from the White World, The Bell Clerk's Tears Keep Flowing, Four Lectures (a winner of the American Poetry Center's Annual Book Award), Oriflamme Day (with Ben Friedlander), Emergency Measures, Passing Duration, Left Under A Cloud, and Mon Canard, among other titles. His essay on canon-formation, "The Age in its Cage," appears in a recent issue of Chicago Review, which devoted a