Global America Unit 21
As the turn of the century approached, the pendulum of American politics and social structures began to swing back toward conservativism. With immigration from Asia and the Americas on the rise, the face of America changed rapidly. This unit examines the competing forces of ethnic and American identity in a world dominated by globalization and one remaining “superpower.
Population and Resource Distribution
Becky Forristal teaches seventh–grade economics at Rockwood Valley
Middle School, 20 miles outside St. Louis, Missouri. Her lesson focuses
on a population simulation that explores world economics, demonstrating the inequalities in land, food, energy, and wealth distribution in the world today. Using a global map on the classroom floor, students are able to visualize how resources are distributed in both wealthy and under–developed nations of the world.
Public Opinion and the Vietnam War
Liz Morrison is a ninth–grade American history teacher at Parkway South High School in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. In a lesson on the Vietnam War, Ms. Morrison explores how public opinion was shaped by key events.
Students create a timeline and work in groups to discover how public
opinion changed from approval to disapproval. The students view
television footage from this period and listen to popular music that
reflects both sides of public opinion. Ms. Morrison
Wendell Brooks is a teacher at the diverse Berkeley High School in
Berkeley, California. Mr. Brooks' ninth–grade history class focuses on a variety of political ideologies present during the period of World War
I. His class includes lively discussion on capitalism, communism,
totalitarianism, and Nazism, as portrayed by leaders such as Hitler and Mussolini. In his lesson, Mr. Brooks incorporates a Socratic discussion into his lesson, as well as group activities and present
Making Connections Workshop 8
How do we connect social studies to life beyond the classroom? In this
culminating session, the teachers demonstrate the major concepts they’ve learned throughout the workshop in social studies unit presentations.
Classroom video segments further illustrate effective ways of bridging
social studies concepts and the world beyond the classroom, and show creative examples of teaching and learning.
Against All Odds-What Is Statistics? Against All Odds - 7. Models for Growth Field Bology World War II: Cause and Effect How to use Ratios and Proportions to Solve Real World Problems The Law of Falling Bodies American Inventions How Do We Use Calculus in the Real World Donald Duck In Mathmagic Land ( Part 1 of 3) Donald Duck In Mathmagic Land (Part 2 of 3) Egyptian History Penicillin A Human Story of Computer Animation Inventions of War - the Jeep Toxic: Garbage Island
What Is Statistics? Using historical anecdotes and contemporary applications, this introduction to the series explores the vital links between statistics and our everyday world. The program also covers the evolution of the discipline.'
'Topics of this program include linear growth, least squares, exponential growth, and straightening an exponential growth curve by logic. A study of growth problems in children serves to illustrate the use of the logarithm function to transform an exponential pattern into a line. The program also discusses growth in world oil production over time.'
"Lessons from the Field" highlights the project-based, real-world approach to teaching science. The video segment follows a high school student who becomes motivated to learn when challenged to design his own experiment, work with professional mentors, and analyze and present his findings. This case study is excerpted from Learning That Works, a three-part teacher video series that explores the educational possibilities and benefits of firsthand applied science. Run time 06:12.
Out of the ashes of World War I came an uneasy peace that fueled old hatreds, gave rise to dictatorships and set the wheels in motion for what many believed unthinkable: A Second World War. (Two minutes.)
Instructor uses a Power Point presentation demonstrate how to use ratios and proportions to solve problems real world problems. Unit rates are discussed and definitions are given. Solving unit rate problems are modeled and a calculator is used for computation.
With the conventional wisdom of the Aristotelian world view, almost everyone could see that heavy bodies fell faster than lighter ones. Then along cam Galileo. His genius deduced that the distance a body has fallen at any instant is proportional to the square of the time spent falling. From that, speed and acceleration follow with the help of a mathematical tool called a derivative.
What has America contributed to the world of inventions? This video includes slides and upbeat music showing many inventions given to the world by the United States. The slides give the inventions, inventor, and fact. Run time 06:16.
This is a series of still images, words, and classical music that shows the viewer how calculus is used in the real world. An explanation of what calculus is is given as well as the definition of derivatives.
Released in 1959, this timeless Disney cartoon covers various math concepts as the relate to the real world such as the golden ratio, architecture, music, Pythagoras, and infinity.
Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization in eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern nation of Egypt. This video, set to music, presents images of many of the marvels of the Ancient Egyptian world. (2:30)
In this video clip from Modern Marvels we learn about how penicillin
became available to the masses. During World War II, the militaries
were in desperate need of a drug that would cure infection. Penicillin
was the answer. Run time 2:56
It took 20 years of dreaming, planning and ingenuity to create Toy Story, the world s first computer animated full-length feature film, in 1995. It represented a significant departure from the long-established methods of animation, where artists would hand draw characters frame by frame, and painstakingly incorporate movement and color to complete a feature film. Today, thanks to advances in computing power and ingenious software, there is little separation between the refining of an idea and it
During World War II, General Dwight Eisenhower called the Jeep one of America's most important weapons. This short video describes the origins of the original Jeep and even addresses how it received it's funny name! (U.S. soldiers shortened the term "general purpose vehicle" to "GP" then "Jeep") Run time: 2 minutes
For years we've been reading about a patch of garbage the size of Texas floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, ingeniously dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Basically, any trash that gets dumped in the water rides the currents to this one spot and joins an ever-increasing flotilla of garbage. For all the breathless accounts of the mess and its impact on the area's sealife, however, no one seemed to have a picture of the buildup.
In order to sate our own curiosit
Against All Odds - 7. Models for Growth
World War II: Cause and Effect
How to use Ratios and Proportions to Solve Real World Problems
The Law of Falling Bodies
How Do We Use Calculus in the Real World
Donald Duck In Mathmagic Land ( Part 1 of 3)
Donald Duck In Mathmagic Land (Part 2 of 3)
A Human Story of Computer Animation
Inventions of War - the Jeep
Toxic: Garbage Island