Zoo integrated unit
The unit uses the North Carolina Zoological Park as a teaching tool rather than as a nice place to visit. It can be used by a single teacher or multiple teachers of different subjects, and it is aimed at 7th and 8th graders.
Using RAFT to determine how to write an informational essay
Students will use RAFT as a tool to determine how to write an informational essay. They will also design a graphic organizer for the assignment as well as compose a rough draft. This is the second lesson in a series of three based on the LEARN NC 9th grade writing exemplars.
McNamara's Whiz Kid
Alain Enthoven, an MIT economist, was the country's first assistant secretary of defense for systems analysis from 1965 to 1969. In this video segment, Enthoven recounts how public interpretation of 'flexible response' strategy ran counter to both the administration's overriding goal-to prevent nuclear war-and its bottom line: that nuclear war is unwinnable. In his interview conducted for War and Peace in the Nuclear Age: 'The Education of Robert McNamara,' Enthoven sets the stage for the missil
Ellis Island (a work in progress)
'Ellis Island (a work in progress)' is a haunting, reflective piece on Ellis Island and the immigrants who passed through there. Black-and-white, near-static shots of actors and actresses realistically portraying turn-of-the-century immigrants are combined with color shots of a modern-day tour guide conducting a tour of the buildings. Re-creations of the medical examinations the immigrants underwent and the conditions they lived through are filmed in the run-down buildings of Ellis Island before
This Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) website provides comprehensive scientific information about Pseudo-nitzschia, an important toxin-producing species associated with Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning. Information is organized into the following categories: taxonomy, morphology and anatomy, chemistry, toxin production, reproduction and life history, motility, ecology and natural history, identification methods, field work, and acknowledgements. The website also has a link to general
Spiders and monarchs and bees, oh my!
Exploring the world of insects and spiders can replace children's fear with fascination.
Andrew (with Brandi)
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River Severn - The Shropshire Severn
Continuing the photographic journey from source to sea
15.389A Global Entrepreneurship Lab: Asia-Pacific (MIT)
15.389A Global Entrepreneurship Lab: Asia-Pacific enables teams of students to work with the top management of global start-ups and gain experience in running, and consulting to, a new enterprise outside the United States. The focus is on start-ups operating in emerging markets throughout the world, with a special focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The course combines an internship in a growing firm with in-class discussions of the issues and policies that affect the climate for innovation and st
ESD.864 Modeling and Assessment for Policy (MIT)
ESD.864 Modeling and Assessment for Policy explores how scientific information and quantitative models can be used to inform policy decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of quantitative modeling techniques and their role in the policy process through case studies and interactive activities. The course addresses issues such as analysis of scientific assessment processes, uses of integrated assessment models, public perception of quantitative information, methods for dealing with
ESD.00 Introduction to Engineering Systems (MIT)
Students in ESD.00 work on projects to address large, complex and seemingly intractable real-world problems, such as energy supply, environmental issues, health care delivery, and critical infrastructure (e.g., telecommunications, water supply, and transportation). The course introduces interdisciplinary approaches - rooted in engineering, management, and the social sciences - to considering these critical contemporary issues. Small, faculty-led teams select an engineering systems term project t
Best Civil War Photos
This selection features a slide show of key people, places, and events from the American Civil War. The slide show is set to music from the period without narration. ( 9:49)
This classroom of students made commercials using different tools of persuasion. A teacher could show the video pausing after each commercial to discuss whether the students were using stereotyping, repetition, endorsement, association, etc. (14:57)
Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto: 1st mov.
Jascha Heifetz plays Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35: I. Allegro moderato
Calder Circus (Part 1)
Alexander Calder and his animated puppet circus. (9:56)
Obama Full Speech at University of Michigan Jan. 27. 2012
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Forces, Forces Everywhere
Students are introduced to Newton’s laws of motion. They learn about forces associated with motion, gravitational acceleration, weight, normal force, static and kinetic friction, drag, and free-body diagrams. These concepts are reinforced with the associated activity, Dragged Racers, to analyze frictional forces as they use their mousetrap-powered model cars to relate displacement, velocity and acceleration with external forces acting upon them.
Mapping aplicado a las narrativas audiovisuales
Recopila, sintetiza y detalla los contenidos trabajados en cada una de las sesiones del taller organizado por Espacio-Red de Prácticas y Culturas Digitales (UNIA)
Interdisciplinary Studies: Natalie Salim '11
Natalie Salim '11, created her own major in marine photography through the Interdisciplinary Studies program. In a recent printmaking, class, Natalie blended her photography and love of biology to create a series of prints that focus on details in marine life.
James Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade
The Honorable James Cheng, Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Darden alumnus of the Class of 1987, was the keynote speaker at at the 24th annual Black Business Student Forum (BBSF) Conference held at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business on February 10, 2012. The theme for this year's conference was "Manage the Future". Mr. Cheng discusses how to maintain an optimistic and realistic outlook while still upholding the responsibility to be honest