Exploring the Environment
This site features 25 online modules that put students in problem-based learning scenarios. In one module, students predict the impact of increased carbon dioxide on the wheat yield in Kansas. In another, they predict weather 48 hours in advance. Topics include coral reefs, climate change, the Everglades, mountain gorillas, rainforests, volcanoes, water quality, and ozone depletion.
Teaching Students with Special Needs: Behaviour Management
In this course students are introduced to a wide range of methods and strategies for meeting the needs of children with behavioural and adjustment problems in regular preschool, primary and secondary classrooms. The course explores research on teaching and defines what is currently known about how to effectively teach children with special needs with a particular emphasis on maintaining student attention and on-task behaviour. First, basic classroom teaching and management skills and procedures
Family Business Dynamics
Family businesses impact all our lives. It is estimated that over 95% of all US businesses are family owned, that they contribute over 50% of GDP, and that they account for all US new job creation. Interestingly, less than 20% of them survive to the second generation. WHY? Most likely all of us will be involved in our own familys business or anothers - as a professional manager, accountant, lawyer, psychologist, or employee. This course explores the business, personal, and interpersonal issu
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Instructional Guide
This Instructional Guide has been developed to provide instructors using the Environmental Impact Assessment Course Module with an understanding of the design of the Module so that they can customise the its material and assessment to the needs of their learners and location.
Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
Welcome to the course module on strategic environmental assessment (SEA) - a learning resource that explains SEA theory, practice and methodology. The course covers SEA principles; SEA status worldwide; links between SEA, environmental impact assessment, and strategic decision-making; and a wide range of SEA tools and techniques, and their advantages and disadvantages in various settings. The course is divided into: Background, Strategic actions, SEA Process, Baseline Assessment, Implementation,
Philip Cowley, Reader in the University's School of Politics and International Relations, was recently nominated for the Times Higher young researcher of the year award. In this podcast, Philip discusses his research into back bench rebellions within the British parliament. Philip describes his research as practical politics, linking academic research to the real world of political debate. Since the British Labour party's re-election with a reduced majority of 66 MPs in May 2005, some back benc
Training Trainers for Health and Human Rights
This first edition of the Train the Trainer Manual for South African Health Professionals has been produced for trainers, after the eighth annual Health and Human Rights Train-the-Trainer course held at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2006. The School of Public Health and Family Medicine at UCT has offered undergraduate and postgraduate training in human rights since 1995. The Train-the-Trainer course was developed as an offshoot of pilot initiatives at UCT to teach undergraduates, at a tim
AP U.S. History
This course is a survey of American History from the Age of Exploration and Discovery to the present. Emphasis is placed on critical and evaluative thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography. This history curriculum is assembled from UC college preparatory courses and students will demonstrate comprehension of a broad body of historical knowledge; express ideas clearly in writing; work with classmates to research an historical issue; interpret and ap
Social Attitudes and Public Opinion
This course examines the nature of attitudes, beliefs, and values, and the influences which indiviudals' attitudes have upon their behavior. Various theories of attitude organization and attitude change are discussed, and the development of social attitudes is explored by examining the differential impact of the family, the educational system, the mass media, and the general social environment. The changing content of public opinion over time and its relationship to the political system are also
Climate Change Emission Calculator Kit (Climate CHECK)
High school students can investigate the link between everyday actions at their high school, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Using this site, students can learn about climate change, estimate their school's greenhouse gas emissions and conceptualize ways to mitigate their school's climate impact. Students gain detailed understandings of climate-change drivers, impacts, and science; produce an emission inventory and action plan; and can even submit the results of their emission inven
Bon Voyage to Bad Boating Habits
Students will learn about common boating-related threats to waterways. They will learn about the problems created in waterways by recreational boaters and discuss ways boaters can change their behaviors to reduce their impact on waterways. Students will also learn about the history of water pollution through a study of the Cuyahoga River. They will create a commercial to raise awareness about boating-related pollution. Exercises will also help students explore the reliability of information on t
Hoover Dam Learning Packet
This packet contains learning activities on the impact of Hoover Dam on the environment and its technical and historical significance. Learn about the history, wildlife, water resources, and hydroelectricity of Hoover Dam.
NIST in Your House
This site illustrates the impact that the National Institute of Standards and Technology has on daily life. Visitors can read about the standards that help ensure the safety and suitability of construction materials, packaging, consumer electronics, home appliances, timing, cooling and heating equipment, and health products.
The Great Depression, the New Deal, and Rural North Carolinians: Analyzing Photographs
In this lesson, students will study photographs of tobacco bag stringers in rural North Carolina, taken to illustrate the report the Virginia-Carolina Service Corporation prepared for Congress in 1939. Students will critically analyze the photographs, making observations about the content of the images, their reactions to them, and what they tell us about the Great Depression. These observations will be structured into a "Know/Want to Know/Learned" chart, in which students will record their prio
Civil Disobedience and Political Change in the 1960s
Students will compare and contrast "Civil Disobedience" and "Nonviolent resistance" during the Civil Rights era in N.C.. They will analyze changes in North Carolina during the postwar period to the 1970's and assess the political and social impact of the Civil Rights movement on local, state and national levels.
The technology of crime control
How big an impact does CCTV have on your life? This unit provides the opportunity to listen to an argument surrounding the purpose, efficacy and regulation of CCTV. Is it there for crime control or is Big Brother really watching?
Engineering: the challenge of temperature
Engineering is about extending the horizons of society by solving technical problems, ranging from the meeting of basic human needs for food and shelter to the generation of wealth by trade. This unit looks at the impact of changes in temperature on a var
Poverty in Scotland
The facts and figures on poverty often donâ€™t provide a meaningful picture of the situation. This unit demonstrates the true impact of poverty on the people and places in Scotland through a series of essays that combine the statistics with stories of peo
Learning Guide: Unit 1 - How responsive are schools to the socio-economic challenges in South Africa
In this first Unit we reflect on the role that schools are expected to play in society and what the impact is of socio-economic issues like HIV and AIDS, poverty and violence on schools. Are schools doing enough to respond constructively to these social challenges? Your first response may well be that the focus of the school must be on teaching and learning and that social issues must be taken care of by the community, government agencies and non-government organisations.
Natural Inquirer Climate Change Series: Carbon Dioxide
The Natural Inquirer Climate Change series article Where in the World is Carbon Dioxide explores how rising levels of carbon dioxide could impact United States forest.