Numbers at Work
This online publication contains middle school level problems that demonstrate how people actually use mathematical thinking in concrete settings. Several activities challenge students to deepen their understanding of numbers, especially fractions and decimals.
World History Survey Course on the Web
World History teachers face many challenges to incorporating primary sources in their teaching—the pressures of coverage in survey courses, the lack of available materials, and inadequate training in dealing with unfamiliar sources from a range of cultures. World History Sources responds to these challenges (as well as the new opportunities offered by the Internet) by creating a website to help world history teachers and students locate, analyze, and learn from online primary sources and to fu
Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science
In-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand.,The interviewer uses the phenomena of Mt. Everest's formation to elicit the student's thinking about how the mountain formed. He asks the student to represent her ideas in a drawing. The student reveals that she has an idea of the 2 land masses slowly "drifting" and coming together but struggles with the idea of what it is drifting on. She seems to confuse weathering away of land masses by ocean currents as a me
This curriculum emphasizes a multi-representational approach to algebra, with concepts, results, and problems being expressed graphically, analytically, and verbally. It develops algebraic fluency by providing students with the skills needed to solve equations and perform important manipulations with numbers, variables, equations, and inequalities. In addition, the course develops proficiency with operations involving monomial and polynomial expressions. The main unifying themes of the course in
Principles of Economics
Flat World Knowledge is thrilled to publish a first edition re-launch of Tim Tregarthen’s acclaimed Principles of Economics book, and proud to bring Tim's remarkable talents as a teacher to future generations of students.In 1996, Tim published the first edition of his principles of economics textbook to great acclaim, and it became widely used in colleges around the country. That same year, MS made him wheelchair-bound. The disease forced his retirement from teaching at the University of Color
Eye of the Beholder: Using Newsreel Primary Sources
This lesson introduces students to newsreel as primary source.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.
Discovering Information Systems An Exploratory Approach
Note: This book was written in 1999 and last updated in 2003. Since then technologies have changed so the non-conceptual and more technical parts of the book may be out of date. Why Yet Another Textbook (WYAT)? There are many excellent introductory information systems (IS) texts on the market. Why then produce our own text? Interestingly enough, when we sat down to critically review the first year Information Systems curriculum, the very last thing that we wanted was to get involved in writing
Guide For Tutors In Disciplines In The Humanities And Social Sciences
Since you are reading this, you are, or are about to become, a tutor (n.). Congratulations. This is an achievement, and one which you can use to extend yourself as well as to make a real difference to the lives of fellow students. To tutor (v.) gives you an opportunity to really get to grips with your own understanding of your discipline, and to help others discover their understanding. Experience and understanding gained in tutoring can help you in your post-university career as you lead teams
The Great Plant Escape
Each of the lessons in this program is interdisciplinary, designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art. You have many options in this program. Choose any or all of the suggested activities for your class. Many activities are for students to work independently and some are for group work.
Clear Sunscreen: How Light Interacts with Matter
This unit explores issues related to size and scale, specifically the effect of the size of nanopowders on the interactions of energy and matter (e.g., the absorption of light, addressing the electromagnetic spectrum and associated wavelengths). For example, old sunscreens use "large" zinc oxide particles, which block ultraviolet light but scatter visible light, giving the cream a white color. If nanopowders of zinc oxide are used instead, the cream is transparent, because the diameter of each n
This video describes how sine ratios, along with cosine and tangent ratios, are ratios of the lengths of two sides of the triangle. Sine ratios in particular are the ratios of the length of the side opposite the angle they represent over the hypotenuse. Sine ratios are useful in trigonometry when dealing with triangles and circles. (2:41)
Japan during the time period of 1000AD 1200AD is the subject of this student made four minute video. A fair overview, but it may be best as an example of what other students could do.
Point of View
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and cartoon animation to help explain an author's point of view? Key vocabulary words include: first person, second person, third person limited, and third person omniscient. Written examples are also provided within the video. Run time 04:15.
Tim and Moby Explain an Eclipse
This professionally-made video from Brain Pop uses simple terms and computer animation to help explain an exclipse. Other key vocabulary words include: orbit, lunar eclipse, solar eclipse, partial eclipse, total solar eclipse, penumbra, antumbra, and corona. Closed captioning is also included in this video. Run time 02:40.
Exploring childrens' learning
How does a child’s mind and behaviour change as they develop over time? In this unit four theories of child development are explored. Each theory views child development from a different perspective and all have underpinned psychological research for many years, and continue to do so today. By the end of this unit you will have a good understanding of each of the theories and will probably have begun to challenge your own assumptions about how your own children, or children you know, have deve
21L.995 Special Topics in Literature: Milton's "Paradise Lost" (MIT)
In this 3-unit class, we will read Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost. The goal of the class is for students to come away feeling comfortable with its language and argument; meeting in a small group will also allow us to talk about the key questions and issues raised by the poem. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.
Weather Underground: Midwest Temperature
This commercial website offers weather data from throughout the country. This section focuses on Midwest Temperature. Users can click on weather contour maps and find local weather forecasts. Data also includes wind-chill, humidity, dew point, visibility, snow, jet stream and visible satellite maps. Health maps, UV forecast, flu activity and air quality are also available. From this site users can link to different regions of the United State and individual states and access weather information
Photos from: A Cold War Tourist and His Camera
http://now.concordia.ca In the just-published A Cold War Tourist and His Camera, art history professor Martha Langford and her brother, a political scientist at the University of Victoria, analyse the cultural and political context of their father's unusual collection of slides.
21A.219 Law and Society (MIT)
Law is a common and yet distinct aspect of everyday life in modern societies. This course examines the central features of law as a social institution and as a feature of popular culture. We will explore the nature of law as a set of social systems, central actors in the systems, legal reasoning, and the relationship of the legal form and reasoning to social change. The course emphasizes the relationship between the internal logic of legal devices and economic, political and social pro