Mystery of the Chicxulub Crater: Animation Shows Liquid Impact
This news article from Space.com reviews older articles on evidence for the impact hypothesis of dinosaur extinction at the end of the Cretaceous. The article contains hyperlinks to older, reviewed articles, digital images of the hypothesized impact and a link where the reader can post their opinion ...
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle
This site tells the story of a man, a union, and a time when millions of Americans joined a just cause. The Fight in the Fields is a portrait of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic leader of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW), and the history and impact of the UFW.
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
This is the companion website of a film that examines the story of Turner and his revolt and how that story has been re-told repeatedly since 1831. Turner, a slave and preacher in Virginia, led a slave rebellion that resulted in the murder of more than 50 slave owners and their family members. Learn about the impact of the rebellion and about the film and individuals who made it.
Impact of Pandemic Influenza on Public Health
This training examines the path of the avian influenza and examines how it could impact world health.
What are ICTs?
This is an introductory unit and is meant to build an understanding of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and their impact/use in modern life.
Real Access to ICTs
This unit will explain the basic concepts of the Real Access/Real Impact framework and demonstrate how it can be used to improve the way that ICTs are used for socio-economic development.
Social exclusion in the Information Age
This unit introduces participants to issues related to social exclusion and examines threats and opportunities arising from social exclusion and globalisation. It also examines the issue of harnessing regulation to fight against social exclusion in the information society.
Home Energy Analysis
This is the second part of a two-part exercise in which students perform an audit and analysis of energy consumption in their homes. In this part, students will estimate the amount of energy they use in their homes and investigate how their lifestyle impact the environment.
Ecological Footprint Calculator
This lesson introduces students to the concept of ecological footprint, the overall impact of an individual on the environment. Topics include how ecological footprints are calculated, how individual footprints translate to entire nations or to the Earth.
The Rat Threat in Alaska
This PBS article provides a short summary of the impact a rat infestation could have on the wildlife of the Pribilof Islands.
Gender Inequality in the United States
This exercise will explore the impact of gender on the earnings of full-time workers in general and within a specific occupation.
Investigating Children in Poverty
Students will form hypotheses and analyze data to explore the how of age, race, and family size impact children in poverty in the United States.
Redesigning Urban Classrooms to Impact Student Achievement
Because of the No Child Left Behind school reform policies, public schools are gravely scrutinized. This analysis focuses on how to redesign the urban classroom in order to impact student achievement with the intent of being an impetus for better overall school performance ratings. All public school leaders are expected to adhere to the same procedures and guidelines regardless of the population served. The research exposes the fact that there is no comprehensive school reform that is a cure al
On the Road Again
The movement of people and goods is an important part of the New York State Global History and Geography Curriculum. It is listed as one of the themes that are emphasized in the core curriculum. Students are expected to understand why people migrate and what the impact of migrations has been on people, nations, and regions. Recently, the PBS WIDE ANGLE documentary series created two programs that relate to the movement of people. 'Border Jumpers' (2005) documents migration between countries in A
Earth's Changing Climate
Tropical glaciers are the world's thermometers; their melting is a signal that human activities are warming the planet. A California project tries to predict whether natural ecosystems will be able to absorb enough additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the next 50 years to mitigate the full impact of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.
Waves, Beaches and Coasts
This program shows the dynamic interaction of two geologic agents: rocky landmasses and the energy of the ocean. Aspects of waves — their types, parts, movement, and impact on the shore — are illustrated. The program also covers shoreline characteristics, currents, sea barriers, tides, and how the greenhouse effect could impact sea level and coastal lands.
Lecture by Joan Blumenfeld
This lecture was recorded February 3, 2014, in Timken Lecture Hall on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as part of the college's Interior Design Lecture Series. Learn more about CCA's Interior Design Program: cca.edu/interior-design Joan Blumenfeld, global design director for interiors for Perkins+Will (and director of the New York Perkins+Will office), combines her background as an architect with a design excellence approach to interiors. Her clients include corporat
Cold War: The Wall Comes Down - part 1/5
Part 1 of 5 about the Berlin Wall and its impact and significance during the Cold War.
This video offers an exploration of planet Mars, from early time up to Vicking Landing. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance, due to iron oxide prevalent on its surface. Mars is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ic
Rotation, Seasons, and the Surface of Planet Mars
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the "Red Planet" because of its reddish appearance as seen from Earth.
A terrestrial planet, Mars has a thin atmosphere and surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. It is the site of Olympus Mons, the highest known mountain in the solar system, and of Val