Week 5 Pt. 1

Islamic religious tradition applied to peacemaking

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Rights not set

Nigeria's Ghost Town
Jan. 2 - Nigeria's town of Damaturu, a flash-point of Boko Haram attacks, is deserted as the government moves in troops to combat the Islamic sect. Deborah Lutterbeck reports
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Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Ancient and Medieval Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. This course will concentrate on major figures and persistent themes in ancient and medieval philosophy. A balance will be sought between scope and depth, the latter ensured by a close reading of selected texts.
Author(s): David O'Connor

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University of Notre Dame, 2006, by the Contributing Authors

Introduction to Philosophy
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Introduction to Philosophy" in the Department of Philosophy. This course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy. Instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them. Topics to be addressed will in
Author(s): William Ramsey

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Copyright 2012, by the Contributing Authors

A Golden Opportunity for Science
A Golden Opportunity for Science is an educational exercise developed by the Bureau of Land Management. This exercise uses activities about gold to teach science, centering on the following information: how the pursuit of gold shaped society; metaphors, myths, lores and legends about gold; the mineral properties of gold; lode deposits and placer deposits; mining and recovery of gold; and the technology of heap leaching. There is also a debate between different interest groups involving a small g
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Quicksand Questions: Short In-class Activity
This Starting Point classroom activity prompts students with questions during a lecture on quicksand. Their answers can be collected with classroom response systems or through a think-pair-share activity. This activity allows an instructor to review the answers with the class and immediately address any points of misunderstanding or content areas that need clarification. The details of this exercise are found on this website, which provides learning goals and context, teaching materials such as
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Borders
'Borders' begins with a short dramatic piece that introduces the issues of complicity, resistance, and boundaries. This work continues to investigate these themes in the style of a documentary. In the prologue, actor Steve Buscemi plays Ted, a young scientist who goes to work at a large scientific research facility. Here he develops ideas that, much to the dismay and rebuff of his jealous fellow researchers who gather around a vending machine, are embraced by his supervisors. The young scientist
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NanoGame
Learn which everyday objects contain nanotechnology.
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Black Smokers: Life Forms
This educational web site features life forms of deep sea hydrothermal systems. Hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, this site offers a brief introduction of the community and then focuses on Vestimentiferan tube worms, Vescomyid clams, and Bathymodiolid mussels. The site includes interactive games, teacher resources, a glossary, and more.
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Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices
This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller Index of a crystal, the modified notation of hexagonal systems, which is referred to as Miller-Bravais Indices, and using the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Tables and illustrations accompany the text.
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Your TV Diet
This lesson encourages students to examine their television viewing habits and to assess the impact that watching television has on their life. Students are invited to discuss a basic media literacy concept -- that media industries are driven by commercial interests, that economic factors influence the content of a media product. The lesson asks students to think about how aware they are of this relationship.
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Seeing Stars
This lesson introduces students to the way in which images of celebrity are constructed and promoted by media professionals. Students explore what they understand "celebrity" to mean and examine the images of "success" projected by stars. They further explore what this all says about our values and what we believe to be important.
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Mutual support among beginning teachers
Beginning teachers share similar concerns and problems. Communication can help them share solutions, too.
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Reading picture books: resources for teachers
Illustrations, picture book finding aids, and great picture book websites.
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Ökoloogia
Tiigrihüppe SA tunnikavade konkursile laekunud töö selgitab kõnealusel teemal 10-ne tunni läbiviimist ning pakub selleks vajamineva materjali: Tunnimetoodikat on selgitatud eraldi esitlustena (failid: esitlus 1 jne). Failid esitatakse kokkupakituna (.zip)
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Building Molecular Models of DNA, Protein, and Lipids
Molecular models of DNA, protein (alpha-helix and beta-pleated sheet), and lipids are built to scale. With a minimum of scientific jargon, these laboratory exercises effectively display the important aspects of three-dimensional shape and spatial orientation that are poorly presented in textbook illustrations and demonstrate how the shape of molecules and weak chemical associations like hydrogen bonds and hydrophobic/hydrophilic interactions combine to form the macromolecular associations fundam
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70+ Google Forms for the Classroom
Teaching and learning strategies resource that describes 70+ Google Forms for the Classroom. Examples include forms for getting to know your class, spelling tests, assessments, and more.
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French colonization and Vietnam wars
Photographs and text tell the story of Vietnam under French colonial rule, its experience during twentieth-century wars with France and the United States, and its recent liberalization.
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Visit William Faulkner's Museum in Oxford, MS
Travel with Bennett-Watt to Oxford, Mississippi and discover William Faulkner's home and museum. Faulkner, a well-known Southern writer, received the Nobel Prize in 1850, Pulitzer Prize in 1855, and another Pulitzer in 1862.   Run time 02:16.

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Gerda Warnholtz - Part time PhD student from Mexico
Watch Gerda Warnholtz, a part-time PhD student from Mexico, in the International Centre for Events, Tourism and Hospitality at Leeds Metropolitan University talk about the PhD programme, why she chose our department and what she is studying.
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