Earth Science and Technology Week
Since October 1998, the American Geological Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth.
Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South
Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia. The Jim Crow laws segregated African-Americans from white Americans in public places such as schools, and school buses. The archive contains photos, letters, two regional censuses and a flash map of the town of Charlottesville. The Jim Crow laws were not overturned until the important Br
RAF Hardwick - USAAF Station 104
A photographical record of the airfield and surviving buildings
Oasis of Peace
Problems arise when people simply do not understand one another. At the community school in Neve Shalom-Wahat al-Salam - named in both Hebrew and Arabic - children learn both languages at a very young age, thus cultivating a spirit of communication and mutual understanding. The village is a true rarity, as Jews and Palestinian Arabs live together in cooperation and respect.
Uniform convergence and pointwise convergence
The aim of this material is to introduce the student to two notions of convergence for sequences of real-valued functions. The notion of pointwise convergence is relatively straightforward, but the notion of uniform convergence is more subtle. Uniform convergence is explained in terms of closed function balls and the new notion of sets absorbing sequences. The differences between the two types of convergence are illustrated with several examples. Some standard facts are also discussed: a unifo
5.1 Overview This section deals with the history of Scotland and is designed to stimulate thinking on some of the major events and themes which have shaped Scotland over a period covering the seventeenth century to the present day. These selected units introduce learners to Scotland's rich heritage and also to its wider European and international context. If you are interested in learning more about Scottish history, The Open University runs a collaborative scheme with the University of Dundee
This section deals with the history of Scotland and is designed to stimulate thinking on some of the major events and themes which have shaped Scotland over a period covering the seventeenth century to the present day.
These selected units introduce learners to Scotland's rich heritage and also to its wider European and international context.
If you are interested in learning more about Scottish history, The Open University runs a collaborative scheme with the University of Dundee
Lecture: Donald Kuspit on Louise Bourgeois
Donald Kuspit, professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and contributing editor at Art Forum, discusses the tensions between the phallic and the womanly in Bourgeois's work and interprets the artist's understanding of the nature of the female body and the character of female selfhood.
TAO/TRITON Data Display: Real-Time Data from Moored Ocean Buoys
The Tropical Atmosphere Ocean project (TAO) website displays real-time data from moored ocean buoys. Information collected includes subsurface, sea surface and air temperature, ocean salinity, wind speed and direction, and short and long wavelength solar radiation data. Such data aid in understanding ...
Historical Geology: Georgia Perimeter College
This introductory online historical geology class teaches basic scientific principles like evolution and plate tectonics and reviews Earth history from the Precambrian to the present day. The course readings are online, as well as writable worksheets. The course also asks students to present their research findings as web pages. The course stresses the methods scientists use to determine the information and a good understanding of historical geology.
Artificial Intelligence: Natural Language Processing
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and ideas in natural language processing (NLP), and to get them up to speed with current research in the area. It develops an in-depth understanding of both the algorithms available for the processing of linguistic information and the underlying computational properties of natural languages. Wordlevel, syntactic, and semantic processing from both a linguistic and an algorithmic perspective are considered. The focus is on m
Music to Our Ears
This lesson allows students to visualize early musical influences of African-Americans in jazz and understand the impact of this music/dance. This lesson is based on the understanding that students have already been exposed to news reel as primary source documents in the Social Studies classroom (this can be done in succession with Lesson #1 and#2 or as a stand alone lesson during African-American History Month or during another teacher-chosen unit).
Lesson 181: Brazil on the news – Michael Jackson
In this lesson you will practice understanding news from a newspaper and important vocabulary about Michael Jackson’s funeral.
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"From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology, Spring 2010"
"Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
"Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, Spring 2009"
"This course is designed as an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, an academic area of study focused on the ways that sex and gender manifest themselves in social, cultural, and political contexts. The primary goal of this course is to familiarize students with key issues, questions and debates in Women's Studies scholarship, both historical and contemporary. This semester you will become acquainted with many of the critical questions and concepts feminist
Lesson 11 – Coffee Break Spanish
Lesson 11 concentrates on dealing with problems associated with languages. You’ll learn how to say which languages you speak and ask for help understanding what is being said to you in Spanish. Members’ Materials | Purchase Season Pass | iTunes | RSS
The Impact of mobile learning
Phase one of MoLeNET (2007/08) involved 75 colleges and 18 schools, approximately 10,000 learners and 2,000 staff, in 32mobile learning projects. The Learning and Skills Council provided funding for h...
Place Values up to Millions This video offers great help to understand how to read and write place values up to millions. Place value, through million, is put on the screen. Then place value is defined, standard form is shown and discussed, expanded form is shown and discussed, and word form is shown and discussed. After looking at the different forms of a number, some examples are done using the pla
This video offers great help to understand how to read and write place values up to millions. Place value, through million, is put on the screen. Then place value is defined, standard form is shown and discussed, expanded form is shown and discussed, and word form is shown and discussed. After looking at the different forms of a number, some examples are done using the pla
The Solid Earth
Learn how the solid interior of the earth affects the outer layer through mountain ranges, volcanoes and plate tectonics. Get a better understanding of the earth and plate tectonics by viewing this video.
Velocity and Time
Unlike Lorentz, Albert Einstein was motivated to perfect the central ideas of physics rather than to explain the Michelson-Morley experiment. The result was a wholly new understanding of the meaning of space and time, including such matters as the transformation of velocities, time dilation, and the twin paradox.
Expectations for Success: Motivation and Learning
Teachers can enhance their students’ motivation by encouraging them to be thoughtfully and critically engaged in the learning process, by supporting their drive for mastery and understanding, and by helping them become self-confident. This 27 minute program takes a second look at classrooms seen previously to show how motivational techniques work in concert with other learning theories. Stanford University School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek adds her insight to this program