Young Heroes: Louis Braille (with Captions and Description)
Dramatizes the life of Louis Braille, including the events that caused him to become blind as well as the cause of his death in 1852 at the age of 43 of tuberculosis. Illustrates the development of the Braille System, which he created in 1824 at the age of 15, and how it was at first rejected and even banned at the Royal Institute for Blind Youth (where Braille attended as a child and was later employed as a teacher). Run time 36:26.
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International Relations, Spring 2007
This course is designed to acquaint beginning students with some of the fundamental principles of international relations such as realism and idealism. Realism, for example is based on the assumption that the state constitutes the most important actor in the international system. The course will also explore the nature of idealism, which emphasizes the role of international norms and ethics, such as the preservation of human rights, as a means of realizing international justice. The course will
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
Every month we will give you a math/statistics brain teaser that lets you test your knowledge with a fun problem.Many of the ideas in these Teasers come from thoughts formed by some of the great mathematical/statistical geniuses in history.
NIST Metric Information and Conversions
This site provides background on the metric system and exercises to help students learn to think metric. It includes metric units and sports, metric activities associated with the Wright Brothers' flight experiments, and conversion tables for length, area, temperature, and volume.
This is a web-based math, science, and technology competition for teams in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9. Each team proposes a solution to a real problem in their community and competes for regional and national awards (such as U.S. savings bonds). Last year's winning 8th-grade team devised a 2-digit key code system to speed the handling of 911 calls. Registration is open through December 15.
The importance of the kidneys is most clearly demonstrated in the presence of pathophysiologic states. The kidneys play a central role in the maintenance of the internal milieu by balancing fluid, electrolytes, and hydrogen ions to provide optimal conditions for molecular, cellular, and body system function. They also serve as the major excretory organ for metabolic byproducts, drugs, and other organic substances. Finally, the kidneys are an important endocrine organ, producing vasoactive factor
Exploring Earth: Investigations
This site provides more than 75 earth science investigations. Each presents photos and text (and sometimes video) that help students understand key earth science concepts. Among the topics: earth's layers, rocks, volcanoes and plate tectonics, earthquakes and mountains, surface and ground water, wind and currents, atmosphere and weather, climate change, oceans, our moon and solar system, and earth's history.
The Story of Race in Charlotte Schools
In the 1970s, the public school system of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County in North Carolina was ordered by the federal courts to desegregate. The district then faced busing, lawsuits, protests, and riots during its struggle with the issue of racial quotas. The district is currently coping with the controversial plan to end busing for racial balance and return to a geographically-based student assignment plan. Listen to members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community candidly discuss race, desegreg
Busing for Integration vs. Neighborhood Schools
This lesson plan will introduce students to the political, social, and economic issues surrounding school desegregation using oral histories from those who experienced it firsthand. They will learn about the history of the "separate but equal" U.S. school system, the 1971 Swann case which forced Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) to integrate, and the recent decision to discontinue busing for racial integration in Charlotte-Mecklenburg. They will compare and contrast neighborhood schools with s
An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland
Many aspects of the law in Scotland are different from those of England and Wales. Centuries of development and growth have been influenced by factors unique to Scotland, resulting in a legal system that is distinct from those of its neighbours. This unit
Lennard-Jones Potential Model
The EJS Lennard-Jones Potential model shows the dynamics of a particle of mass m within this potential. You can drag particle to change its position and you can drag the energy-line to change its total energy. The Lennard-Jones potential function is a reasonably accurate model of interactions between noble gas atoms. The binding energy epsilon is the depth of the potential well and minimum molecular separation are set equal to unity. This simulation uses uses a natural system of units the m
Strange Harmonic Oscillator Model
The EJS Strange Harmonic Oscillator model displays the motion of two masses connected by a massless rigid rod and the masses may move without friction along two perpendicular rails in a horizontal table. The energy of the oscillator system can be changed via a slider.
Learning Guide: Unit 3 - Care for vulnerable learners
In Unit 3 we place the spotlight on learners and investigate what we mean by vulnerable learners, what challenges they face, and why the school can be such a powerful and positive influence in their lives. We hope that deeper insight into the plight of vulnerable learners will motivate you and your management team to put in place simple information gathering system that enables you to pinpoint accurately who is vulnerable in your school. Dependable management information will enable you to make
Course Outline for Advanced Certificate: Education School Management And Leadership (Word)
This document is the course outline for the Advanced Certificate: Education (School Management And Leadership) programme. The ACE programme is aimed at empowering school leaders to lead and manage schools effectively in a time of great change, challenge and opportunity. It is targeted at serving School Management Team members who aspire to principalship. The programme seeks to provide structured learning opportunities that promote quality education in South African schools through the developmen
Medicine Games: Immune System Defender
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Ilya Mechnikov, one of the pioneers of immune system research, inserted a thorn into a larva and noticed strange cells gathering around the thorn. The cells were eating any foreign substances entering the ruptured skin. He called ...
Medicine Games: Split Brain Experiment
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! The brain is made up of two halves, the hemispheres. These hemispheres are united to one another through a system consisting of millions of nerve fibers. Therefore, each hemisphere is continually informed about what is happening ...
Proving (a Theorem) and Disproving (a Theory). Applying the Pythagorean Theorem to Real Life
In this lesson, students share thoughts about careers and gender roles. They then work together to prepare a proof of the Pythagorean theorem and synthesize their learning by preparing a creative representation of Pythagoras' ideas.
The Amana Colonies
looks at the historic utopian society established in the 1850s along the Iowa River by German-speaking settlers from a religious group known as the Community of True Inspiration. The group, which originated in Himbach, Germany, in 1714, created a communal system of living of seven villages, each with ...
The Emerald Necklace: Boston's Green Connection
recounts the creation of a series of parks in Boston in the 1880s. At that time, Boston was crammed with buildings and people. It was overcrowded, noisy, and dirty. City officials, concerned about the health and well-being of Bostonians, hired Frederick Law Olmsted, who had designed Central Park in New York, to create a park system that wove together a series of small parks?gardens, waterways, meadows, tree museums, and others?into what became known as Boston's Emerald Necklace.