Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Using this online activity, students explore the meaning of probability using the pigeonhole principle. The initial question asks students to determine the probability that someone who is not paying attention to what she is doing can put checks into the correct envelopes. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The solution hint suggests experimenting with the possible outcomes with checks a, b,
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
In this activity, students use hits and at-bat data to determine which of two baseball players has a better batting average. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The activity contains a solution hint, a complete explanation of the answer that reveals the surprising answer, and additional problems related to finding averages. Information about baseball averages and fractions is included. Copyr
Knowledge in Action, Save the World
Materials showing how MIT faculty and students are working around the world to develop sustainable solutions to challenging problems. Courses include: D-Lab: Development, Dialogue and Delivery D-Lab: Development, Design and Dissemination Design for Demining Information and Communication Technology in Africa Media Education and the Marketplace Solving Complex Problems Technology in a Dangerous World
The Gingerbread Man Goes Around the World
This project is a K-2, learner-centered, thematic unit introducing children to the classic Gingerbread Man theme including stories from around the world. See the Google Map to see where the stories are located. As you read these stories, children will learn about the cultures of different countries.
Grand Hotel, Point Clear, Alabama
This is a color photograph of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) In addition to salt water bathing in the blue waters of Mobile Bay "right in its front yard," Grand Hotel also maintains a large fresh water pool with under-water lighting. The hotel's 18-hole golf course, only a few hundred yards away, is one of the South's best.
Where is your favourite place?
The English National Curriculum subject Citizenship: Unit 05 Living in a Diverse World, Section 2. What are different places like? To encourage the children to think about how other people live their lives and complete a series of tasks. Through a range of activities, they explore sameness, difference and diversity. Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2,
Jasmine Hill, Montgomery, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of Jasmine Hill, located near Montgomery, Ala. Postcard text: (back) Exact copy of what remains of the oldest Greek Temple to Hera, situated at Olympia.
Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma Hall, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of Gay Street in Auburn, Ala., showing the Auburn United Methodist Church and Kappa Sigma Hall in 1924. This is a small postcard cut from a larger postcard.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Department Analgesic Prescription
Objectives. We examined racial and ethnic disparities in analgesic prescription among a national sample of emergency department patients. Methods. We analyzed Black, Latino, and White patients in the 1997–1999 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys to compare prescription of any analgesics and opioid analgesics by race/ethnicity. Results. For any analgesic, no association was found between race and prescription; opioids, however, were less likely to be prescribed to Blacks than to
Topics in Pre-Modern Chinese History
A goal of this book and the course as a whole is to encourage broad, integrative thinking about history and human affairs. Readers are encouraged to compare Chinese history with the histories of other parts of the world and with contemporary problems and issues. Readers are also encouraged to think about the process of history making (i.e., writing) itself.
Mound State Monument, Moundville, Alabama
This image is a color photograph of the Prehistoric Indian burials at Mound State Monument in Ala. Postcard text: (back) Mound State Monument, Moundville, Ala. Located on Ala. highway 69, seventeen miles south of Tuscaloosa. Prehistoric Indian burials uncovered in original position housed in the Archaeological Museum.
A lesson in which students examine five examples of roadside architecture built in the 1920s and 30s to catch the eye of passing motorists. They include the Teapot Dome Service Station, the Big Duck poultry store, and the Benewah Milk Bottle.
Exploration and Explorers
This site looks at Europe's view of North America before and after Columbus, Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, Diego Gutierrez's 1562 map of America, Spanish and Portuguese encounters in America, the Dutch in America, exploration and settlement of America from British and American points of view, Lewis and Clark, Henry Hudson, Jacques Cartier, and early images of the U.S.
Experiencing War (Voices of War): Stories from the Veterans History Project
The term “buffalo soldiers” dates to post-Civil War conflicts with Indians who granted the honorific to an all-black cavalry outfit. Buffalo soldier units served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and the Italian campaign of World War II, when elements of the 92nd Division were the only black units in that war to serve in combat. The road to Italy passed through various posts in the segregated South and Ft. Huachuca, an isolated Arizona outpost where the 92nd assembled for the final p
International Relations in a Post-Hegemonic Age
The academic study of International Relations has, since since its emergence after World War I, sought to combine the development of theoretical frameworks with an engagement, of greater or lesser immediacy, with the changing course of international events. Empire, World War, Cold War and post-1991 US hegemony have all been objects of its concern. Today, oscillating at times uneasily between the enticements of abstraction, and the rush of actuality, the discipline faces a major opportunity, to p
How Capitalism Saved America and How Government is Destroying It 2006 Technology Breakthrough Competition and Award Ceremony Former President Bill Clinton Dive and Discover's Deeper Discovery: Hydrothermal Vents Morality and Media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silve
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In the Tradition of Innovation at Berkeley Engineering... The College of Engineering is hosting the 3rd Annual Technology Breakthrough Competition to recognize the University's technology and scientific research that could make the world a substantially better place. PROGRAM: Dean Richard Newton in conversation with Steve Domenik, General Partner, Sevin Rosen Funds, and Lip-Bu Tan, Founder & Chairman, Walden International Technology Breakthrough Winners Ceremony and presentation of $25,000 in p
"A world without walls is the only sustainable world," former president Bill Clinton told a crowd of 2,000 at Zellerbach and an overflow crowd watching a video simulcast of the speech in Haas Pavilion. Clinton spoke to the enthusiastic crowd at Zellerbach Auditorium, in the first campus appearance by a current or former U.S. president since John F. Kennedy's riveting speech to a capacity crowd in Memorial Stadium in 1962. His visit was sponsored by the Chancellor's Office and the Graduate Scho
Explore vent basics, vents around the world, vent chemistry, boiling points, videos, and test what you've learned with a quiz!
This event will discuss the moral implications of the increasing globalisation of the media and our increasing dependence on those media for our understanding of the other in the world in which we live, the subject of Professor Roger Silverstone's book, Media and Morality: on the rise of the mediapolis (Polity, 2006).
2006 Technology Breakthrough Competition and Award Ceremony
Former President Bill Clinton
Dive and Discover's Deeper Discovery: Hydrothermal Vents
Morality and Media in the 21st Century - a panel in celebration of the work of Professor Roger Silve