Reading picture books: resources for teachers
Illustrations, picture book finding aids, and great picture book websites.
Suffer the Little Children - Reflecting on Child Labor in Guatemala
In this lesson, students learn about and respond to the plight of child workers in Guatemala in the face of increased free trade through the Central American Free Trade Agreement.
Do You Know Your Health IQ? Preparing Quizzes to Assess Health Literacy in the Community
In this lesson, students offer definitions for common medical terms and determine those that are most accurate. They then prepare quizzes on health-related topics to administer to both peers and adults, and write analysis papers based on their findings.
NASA CONNECT Ahead Above the Clouds
In NASA CONNECT Ahead Above the Clouds, learn about hurricanes and how meteorologists, weather officers, and NASA researchers use measurement and data analysis to predict severe weather. NASA engineers and scientists track clouds and monitor pollutants in the air to collect data that will help them better understand Earth's climate. Grades 5-8.
Networks: Theory and Application, Fall 2008
This course covers topics in network analysis, from social networks to applications in information networks such as the internet. It introduces basic concepts in network theory, discuss metrics and models, use software analysis tools to experiment with a wide variety of real-world network data, and study applications to areas such as information retrieval.
Business Method Patents Online
As its name suggests, a business method patent grants to its holder exclusive rights to a particular way of doing business. Until recently, it was widely assumed that business methods were not patentable due to the judicially created "business methods exception" to patentability. As a result, firms enjoyed only limited intellectual property protection against imitation of their business strategies by competitors. To the extent that they managed keep their strategies secret, they could rely on tr
Earth Exploration Toolbook
The purpose of the Earth Exploration Toolbook is to support the use of scientific datasets, tools, and other products by the broader educational community. The Toolbook provides a collection of earth science datasets and scientific tools along with educational applications of the datasets. Each chapter in the Toolbook presents the specific datasets needed for the exercise, the analysis or visualization tools, clear instructions to the educator who would be using the dataset, and step-by-step ins
Earth Exploration Toolbook Chapter: Analyzing the Antarctic Ozone Hole
Users download and analyze satellite images showing the amount of ozone in the stratosphere. They interpret the images to identify the ozone "hole" that develops over Antarctica each summer, and compare its size from year to year. Using freely available image analysis software, ImageJ, users quantify the area of the Antarctic ozone hole each October from 1996 to 2004. Finally, they bring their measurements into a spreadsheet program and create a graph to document changes in the size of the ozone
CK-12 Trigonometry (CA Textbook)
This textbook covers topics such as Trigonometry and Right Angles, Circular Functions, Trigonometric Identities, Inverse Functions, Trigonometric Equations, Triangles and Vectors, as well as Polar Equations and Complex Numbers. It can also be used in conjunction with other directed courses in Mathematical Analysis or Linear Algebra as a full course in Precalculus. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.
Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea
Online Science-athon: How Tall Am I?
The Online Science-athon offers elementary and middle-grade students opportunities to discover the science in their daily lives. Presented as challenges, the Science-athon asks students to investigate their world in ways that are engaging and fun, easy for teachers to incorporate into their teaching, and instructive. Students participating in How Tall Am I? create a way to measure their height as accurately as possible. On Measuring Day students collect and record data and share it with other st
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
Basics of Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
Money Math: Lessons for Life
In these four lessons students learn: 1. How saving helps people become wealthy. They develop "rules to become a millionaire" as they work through a series of exercises, learning that it is important to: save early and often, save as much as possible, earn compound interest, try to earn a high interest rate, leave deposits and interest earned in the account as long as possible, and choose accounts for which interest is compounded often. This lesson assumes that students have worked with percents
Economics And Politics Post-Lisbon.
Baroness Catherine Ashton is the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Vice President of the European Commission. Prior to this she served as European Commissioner for Trade.
Polydron: Pyramids Set
Learn how to creatively use the Polydron® Pyramids Set to make geometric models. This video provides tips for teachers, tutors, and parents of home-schooleded children. (10:38)
The Second Great Awakening
This ten minute video explains the renewed religious movement at the turn of the nineteenth century. The impact of the movement as it included women, entertainment, and leaders are explained. The new movement encouraged people to take action and was in opposition to the Puritan movement. The types of people, the progressive movement, and the systems of preaching are discussed. An excellent video that explains the impact of this Awakening. Good quotes.
Pro Gaddafi supporters
Pro government supporters and shopowners in Tripoli paint rosy picture of the state of Libya.
Andrew Carnegie and the Homestead Strike
This five minute video shows how the wealthy pushed the workers to the breaking point and thus resulted in a strike action in one of Carnegie's plants. Explains his hiring of leaders who promoting violence who attacked the striking union workers. Carneige's men hired armed men to remove the strikers. Carneige went to Scotland during this time period. The victory of the violent strike breakers helped change the face of the union movement for a time. A good video that shows what happened and expla
Polydron: Prism Starter Set
Learn how to creatively use the Polydron® Prism Starter Set to make geometric models. This video provides tips for teachers, tutors, and parents of home schooled children.