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.
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New York: A Documentary Film
Thirteen's Educational Publishing Department prepares educational kits to accompany certain television programming. These guides are available in print and, electronically, as PDFs (Portable Document Format), through the Web. This Teacher's Guide accompanies the program NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM. The guide is intended to help use the film as a supplement to junior-high and high-school social-studies courses. Selected activities may also be used in language arts, music, and art classes. Key th
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Benjamin Franklin
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
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Tapping the Roots of American Music
Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the classroom. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS American Roots Music video series and companion Web site in middle school and high school social studies and history classes. American Roots Music may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers.
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Fight Bac! Food safety education: Grades 4-8
Your Game Plan to Food Safety - the teacher's activity and experiment guide, a comprehensive guide to teaching FightBAC! in the classroom. How Children FightBAC! meets State Core Curriculum requirements for Health Education. fightbac.org, the website of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE), is your resource for Fight BAC! food safety and safe food handling campaign information.
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Andreas Vesalivs: De Humani Corporis Fabrica
This site presents Andreas Vesalius' anatomical atlas, On the Fabric of the Human Body (1543, 1555) in a new way and explains this effort to translate and annotate it. Never before completely translated into English, Vesalius' account of human anatomy transformed its subject and changed medical education in the West.
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Power Up
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.
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Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference
This guide uses biology, health, and world study topics to engage students in global health issues and solutions from experiential and multidisciplinary perspectives. The guide offers an outline of how to organize and host a "Global Health Conference," and provides suggestions regarding logistics and instructions as well as resource materials for preparing and organizing a student conference. The Global Health Conference is a school event where students present display boards and two-page essays
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The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction
This site helps students discover the fundamentals of neurobiology and how drugs change the brain. Among the topics: functions of specific brain areas; anatomy of the neuron; neurotransmission; drug action on neurons; genetic, behavioral, and environmental influences on drug addiction; and addiction as a chronic disease.
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Learning Strategies Resource Guide for Elementary Immersion Language Teachers
If you are an elementary immersion teacher who believes that all students can achieve high standards by becoming more effective learners, then this guide is for you. Everything within these pages is premised on the belief that students can become more effective and efficient learners if they are provided the effective learning tools and instructed on how to use them. These tools are learning strategies, that is, the mental processes and actions that students can use to help them complete learnin
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Staff Scholarships
Tiffany Edwards and Jo Stark, two University staff members, are furthering their education by taking classes through an employee benefit offered at Ole Miss. Both also credit the Staff Development Textbook Scholarship in being instrumental in their decision to seek higher-level degrees.
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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
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Guide to Identification of Fresh Water Microorganisms
This seven-page guide can be used to identify freshwater microorganisms. Categories include microscopic autotrophic organisms (i.e. algae), heterotrophic protozoa, other freshwater plankton (Animalia, Monera, etc), and arthropods. The guide is in the form of a table, with columns for name, picture, characteristic, and taxonomy.
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Strange Matter
This site helps students discover materials science and the secrets of everyday stuff. Find out what happens when you heat silicon, iron, or carbon. Learn how materials science helps fight cancer, make buildings safer, improve equipment and the environment. Activities in the 60-page teachers guide challenge students to examine their material world in a different way -- through the eyes of materials scientists.
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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
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Tropical Ecosystems
Students will read about two tropical ecosystems: the rain forest and the coral reef. The text, written by Mrs. Portera and created with Palm eBook Studio, will be read on Palm Reader. The students will complete a study guide as part of their reading experience. Students will create a Sketchy or PiCoMap as directed. Finally, students will take a test with the use of Quizzler.
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A Matter of Access: NIAD
SPARK looks in on Mike Starosky and his fellow artists in the NIAD day program as they find new forms of expression, independence and dignity through this award winning program. This Educator Guide addresses the notion of "outsider art" and "art of the insane" amidst the larger question of artistic practice.
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NASA's Rocket to the Moon
QUEST gets the details on NASA's plan to crash a rocket into the moon in an effort to locate evidence of water. This educator guide provides activities to assist teachers with the use of the video segment in their classrooms and provides suggestions for additional educator resources offered in the Bay Area related to the study of the moon.
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Aerosols over Borneo from Earth Probe TOMS: February 1, 1998 to March 1, 1998
Aerosol concentrations over Borneo from February 1, 1998 to March 1, 1998 as measured by Earth Probe TOMS
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How language works - The cognitive science of linguistics
Students studying linguistics and other language sciences for the first time often have misconceptions about what they are about and what they can offer them. They may think that linguists are authorities on what is correct and what is incorrect in a given language. But linguistics is the science of language; it treats language and the ways people use it as phenomena to be studied much as a geologist treats the earth. Linguists want to figure out how language works. They are no more in the busin
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