RSC Wednesday Seminars 2011: Caribbean diasporas and statelessness
This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre's seventh Wednesday Public Seminar of Michaelmas Term 2011 This podcast was recorded at the Refugee Studies Centre on Wednesday 23 November 2011. The lecture was given by Dr Bridget Wooding, Observatorio Migrantes del Caribe, San Domingo
Polar Bear Resting and Sleeping
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a large polar bear in its natural habitat resting and sleeping. Students will enjoy the close up view of the polar bear. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 2 Minutes)
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Investigation of Delay and Sum Beamforming Using a Two-Dimensional Array
Our final project for ELEC 301, Fall 2005. We investigated the delay and sum method of array beamforming, specifically through the analysis in Labview of data drawn from a two-dimensional eight microphone perimeter array.
User Guide for NCPEA Connexions Editors
Instructions for working with Connexions content for NCPEA editors.
Heaven or "Groundhog Day?"
This unit is designed to appeal to adolescents with its non-print text base, the movie "Groundhog Day". The pre-viewing activities prepare students for the allusions in the movie and include cultural literacy. The teacher can pick and choose from the activities to apply the concept of personal growth. The teacher may select from activities for science, workplace ethics, music, computer competency, and English language arts. The teacher may modify any of the attachments to suit the students' need
Ku Klux Klan Flyers
This flyer advertises a 1963 white supremacist Ku Klux Klan meeting; from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
Dating Lava Flows on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii
In this video segment adapted from NOVA, scientists search for carbonized remains of plants preserved in lava flows to find out how long it has taken rain forests on Hawaii to regenerate after a volcanic eruption.
African American Daily Conditions
These photographs depict typical daily activities of African Americans before the Civil Rights movement gained force. From the segregated schools of the Deep South to the bustling cities of the North, the backdrop of different communities reveals a range of experiences. Recommended for: Grades 6-12
Activity sheet requiring students to identify the flags of various EU member states.
The Irish Economy 1945-66
Article tracing the impact of Keynesian economic ideas on Ireland and how they and a variety of practical considerations forced governments to adopt a new economic policy at the end of the 1950s.
Making Movement Easier 2
Printable worksheet outlining an experiment that explores how using a ramp can make lifting easier.
"Such Cases of Outrageous Unspeakable Abuse...": A Puerto Rican Migrant Protests Labor Conditions Du
In 1917 the United States declared the inhabitants of Puerto Rico, a U.S. possession since 1898, to be citizens of the United States--a "gift" that many Puerto Ricans resented. Seeing an untapped source of inexpensive labor, the U.S. Labor Department worked with industry to facilitate the migration of Puerto Rican workers to America. During the First World War the War Department agreed to transport Puerto Rican workers to labor camps in the United States where they would be housed and fed while
"Seven All Together Went Down": A Family Disappears in the 1927 Mississippi Flood
The history of settlement around the Mississippi River is often depicted as a struggle of humankind against Nature. Yet the very richness and fertility of the soil in the Midwest and South is the direct result of the regular flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. In April 1927, after more than a month of rain, the river overflowed its banks in a flood which inundated more than 16 million acres of land in seven states, destroyed 40,000 buildings, washed away over $100 million in c
The Berlin Blockade
Clark Clifford was special counsel to President Harry S. Truman from 1946 to 1950. In this video segment, he recounts the 1948 Berlin blockade-the first major East-West confrontation in which Western policymakers were required to grapple with choices that risked war with the Soviet Union, a power seen as capable of overrunning Western Europe. Clifford recalls assessing the risk of an unexpected escalation of tension if moves made by the West were perceived as provocations. He heralds the decisio
Interstellar Real Estate – Defining the Habitable Zone
What makes Earth the perfect home for life as we know it? Students in this activity explore the orbital characteristics a planetary home needs to support Earth-like life forms.
21st Century Explorer
This site answers questions that include: Why do we want to travel to Mars? How would your body change in space? Where would a space explorer find water and oxygen? How can we travel faster in space? Student actors (on video) and hands-on activities are featured with each answer. The site is for Grades 3-5 and available in Spanish.
Waterfall Formation and Nick Point Migration
This site provides a variety of visual resources about waterfalls. Flash animations show how waterfalls, plunge pools and gorges are created by the erosion of underlying rock by flowing water. A QuickTime movie gives examples of large-scale waterfalls from around the world, and an interactive diagram illustrates how falling water is used to generate hydroelectric power. These resources are suitable for integration into lectures, labs, or other activities.