Mapping and Initial Encounters-Unit 2
Columbus’s arrival launched an era of initial encounters between
Europeans, Native Americans, and Africans that continued for nearly 300 years. This unit examines how these contacts began the phenomenon now known as the Columbian Exchange, profoundly altering the way of life of peoples around the globe. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
The New Nation Unit 6
Following the War of Independence, Americans disagreed — often
passionately — about the form and function of the federal government. This unit explores how those conflicts played out as the new republic defined its identity in relation to other nations. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
Contested Territories Unit 7
The United States acquired vast territories between the time of the
Revolution and the Civil War, paying a price economically, socially, and politically. This unit examines the forces that drove such rapid
expansion, the settlers moving into these regions, and the impact on the Native Americans already there. (This unit includes a facilitator
guide, video, and online text chapter.)
Antebellum Reform Unit 8
As a response to increasing social ills, the nineteenth century
generated reform movements: temperance, abolition, school and prison reform, as well as others. This unit traces the emergence of reform movements instigated by the Second Great Awakening and the impact these movements had on American culture. (This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text chapter.)
A Nation Divided Unit 9
Although the Civil War is viewed today through the lens of the Union’s
ultimate victory, for much of the war, that victory was far from
certain. By examining the lives of the common soldier, as well as
civilians, this unit examines the uncertainty and horrible destruction
in the war between the states. (This unit includes a facilitator guide,
video, and online text chapter.)
Reconstruction a Nation Unit 10
Emancipation was only the beginning of a long road to freedom for those released from slavery. Following the Civil War, an immense economic and political effort was undertaken, focused on reunifying the divided nation. This unit examines the successes and failures of Reconstruction.
(This unit includes a facilitator guide, video, and online text
Assessment in Math and Science - Will This Be on the Test?
Workshop 1. Will This Be on the Test?'; Knowing vs. Understanding
'Understanding is more than simply knowing. This workshop sets the stage for the entire series by examining what it means to understand, and explores how teachers can design a set of performance tasks to fairly and accurately assess the levels of understanding that their students have or have not achieved. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools
Workshop 2. What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools (90 min.)
'Well-designed performance tasks give teachers the information necessary to evaluate the depth of students' understanding — but how can teachers determine quality work? This workshop demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. The role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment will be a primary focus. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - Is This Going to Count?
Workshop 3. Is This Going To Count?; Embedded Assessment (90 min.)
'Assessment does not compete for valuable teaching time; it is teaching time. This workshop shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Math and Science-I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!
Workshop 4. I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!; Connections Across the Disciplines (90 min.)
'One measure of students' depth of understanding is the connections they can make across disciplines. This workshop explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Science and Math-You WILL be Tested on This!
Workshop 5. You WILL Be Tested on This!: Standardized Testing (90 min.)
'Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science-When I Was in School...
Workshop 8. When I Was in School...: Implementing Assessment Reform (90 min.)
'Changing old ways is not easy. Communication is the first step toward encouraging support for new assessment strategies. This workshop will focus on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
How To Play Badminton
Step-by-step guide gives directions to play the game while the video demonstrates what to do. Explains the use of the equipment and how to score the game. 2:21 min.
Guide to Homeschooling - How to Homeschool
Are you looking for a guide to homeschooling? Inside this video you'll discover how to get started homeschooling.
Topics Covered Include:
Homeschool Methods & Homeschool Styles
Homeschool State Laws
Homeschoolers Guide, Guide to Homeschooling
How to Homeschool
Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum
Homeschooling Guide, Homeschool Manual
Home Schooling Book
Help with Home Schooling
Cat Dissection - Flexors of the Arm
Cat dissection of the flexors of the arm. Instructor clearly shows how to find and separate the muscles of the arm, including pectoantebrachialis, clavodeltoid, biceps brachi, brachioradialis, flexors on the medial surface. This would make a good pre-dissection video. (:38)
Review of Cat Organs and Blood Vessels
Professor reviews major blood vessels. Comparisons to human anatomy are made. Trachea, larynx, spleen, pancreas, and kidneys are also identified. This would make a great review for students preparing for a cat muscle practical. Color video with sound. Run time 07:01.
Cat Ventral Neck Muscles
Dissection of the head and neck muscles of the cat by an instructor. Clearly shows how to find and separate the muscles. Includes masseter, digastric, mylohyoid. Would be a good pre-dissection video.
Cat Muscles of the Neck Part 2
Cat Muscles of the neck, including sternohyoid, sternothyroid, thyrohyoid, sternomastoid, cleidomastoid, mylohyoid. Instructors shows how to find and separate each of the muscles and clearly explains where they are located. This would make a good pre-dissection video.
Histology, vagina ts x4, (direct/above view)
Histology, vagina ts x4, (direct/above view). Rat dissection stills taken from FARID (Functional Anatomy of the Rat [Interactive Dissection]). This resource was authored by Megan Quentin-Baxter and David Dewhurst, with Graham Irving and Stephen Mera at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Starting university can be a daunting experience. StartingUni.info podcasts are recordings of students talking about their experiences of starting university. There’s a range of topics which new students will find useful, and although the recordings are mostly of students studying biological sciences at the University of Leicester most of what they say will apply to any course at any university.