Study of Place: Ocean Currents Exploration
Each two-week module in the Study of Place curriculum is framed by an historical event that makes a connection between the physical environment and human activity. The activities focus primarily on physical and earth science content, geography, and inquiry skills. Assessments and scoring rubrics, including a pre-assessment that can be used for both modules, are embedded in each module, providing opportunities for tracking student learning. The Ocean Currents Exploration module is framed by Benja
Using Chives to Study Meiosis
This laboratory exercise is appropriate for both biology majors and non-biology majors, and could also be used at the high school level.
Enhancing Modern Languages Teaching: Student Participation and Motivation
Enhancing Modern Languages Teaching: Student Participation and Motivation
Study of Place: Antarctic Exploration
Each two-week module in the Study of Place curriculum is framed by an historical event that makes a connection between the physical environment and human activity. The activities focus primarily on physical and earth science content, geography, and inquiry skills. Assessments and scoring rubrics, including a pre-assessment that can be used for both modules, are embedded in each module, providing opportunities for tracking student learning. The Antarctic Exploration module is framed by Sir Ernest
Part 6 - Panel: Producers and Collectors: Indigenous Agency and Ethnographic Collections, a Central
How does a strange place or people become comparable with those more familiar? What does it take to relate a new plant or animal to those already well known? How does one standardize observations and mobilize things and people and situations so they... (Running Time 47:54)
Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love, Spring 2007
Built around Plato's Symposium, Shakespeare (including A Midsummer Night's Dream), Catholic writings (including Humanae Vitae), and several movies, this course explores the nature of romance and erotic love. We will examine such topics as sexuality, marriage, and procreation with an eye towards how we can be better at being in love. The course generally tries to integrate the analytic approach of philosophy with the imaginative approach of literature.
E-Commerce Business Ethics Case Study
Students will explore ethical decision making and current issues in e-commerce as they follow the developments of E-Kin -- a company started by graduate students. As E-Kin grows and delves into the world of e-commerce, the founders and executives encounter some tough decision making. The case study is presented in a multimedia format, with Flash movies which describe the company background, scenarios of busines ethics issues, and an overview of ethical decision-making. The case studies were writ
The Martha Ballard Case Study: A Midwife's Tale
Based on a case of a tragic assassination of character in an 18th century New England town, this interactive site seeks to teach students how historians must piece fragmentray evidence together to reconstruct past events. It has them browse diaries, newspapers, and town records to decide for themselves what happened and with what justification.
A Radically Modern Approach to Introductory Physics Volume 2
This is the second part (chapters 13-24) of a pdf textbook for a one-year introductory physics course. The text was developed out of an alternate beginning physics course at New Mexico Tech designed for students with a strong interest in physics. A broad outline of the text is as follows: Newton's Law of Gravitation; Forces in Relativity; Electromagnetic Forces; Generation of Electromagnetic Fields; Capacitors, Inductors, and Resistors; Measuring the Very Small; Atoms; The Standard Mode; Atomic
Household Food Security: Module 2: Participatory Extension for Household Food Security, Study Guide
The purpose of the module is to give the Household Food Security Facilitator mobilization skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to facilitate collective action in rural urban social processes, specifically of households through the use of participatory approaches. In this module you will learn how to use participatory approaches to facilitate improved household food security. The purpose of Module 2 is to: h elp you understand why it is important to use participatory approaches, instead of r
Study on the role of e-portfolios in formative and summative assessment practices
The final report, plus case studies (34 in total) from the 'Study on the role of e-portfolios in formative and summative assessment practices' by a team led by the Centre of Recording Achievement.
Household Food Security: Module 3: Sustainable Natural Resource Use. Study Guide
In this module your main task is to plan and carry out a set of activities with selected households in the community to help them gain a good understanding of their current and possible future use of natural resources in their area. Why is this important? As people become informed and take actions to manage their use of resources responsibly to obtain food, they will be able to sustain themselves and their families, break the cycle of poverty and protect the environment at the same time. To prep
Oral Traditions and Modern Adaptations: Survey of Appalachian Folktales in Children's Literature
Article surveying Appalachian folktales in books, films and dramatic adaptations for children and families. It analyzes modern methods of adapting tales from oral traditions, including treatment of gender roles and regional language. Connections with earlier European, Native American, and African folktale traditions are discussed. Different styles of illustrating and dramatizing folktales are compared.
The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection
This web site has many different case study activities covering various subjects. The case studies are designed to encourage students to use problem-based learning to solve problems that are relevant and applicable to the real world. Answer keys are available to authorized instructors.
Aberdulais Falls: a case study in Welsh heritage
This unit looks at the Aberulais Falls in Wales, and considers the key issues affecting the decision-making of the bodies which are responsible for looking after our heritage. We examine the heritage debates: who decides what should be preserved from the
A Radically Modern Approach to Introductory Physics Volume 1
This is the first part (chapters 1-12) of a pdf textbook for a one-year introductory physics course. The text was developed out of an alternate beginning physics course at New Mexico Tech designed for students with a strong interest in physics. A broad outline of the text is as follows: Waves in One Dimension; Waves in Two and Three Dimensions; Geometrical Optics; Kinematics of Special Relativity; Applications of Special Relativity; Acceleration and General Relativity; Matter Waves; Geometrical
Introduction to Modern Physics
The course covers principles and concepts of Special and General Relativity; origins of Quantum Mechanics; quantum structure of atoms, molecules, solids; applications to lasers and microelectronics; nuclear and particle physics; and cosmology.
Episode 109: The Witch Depicted: Images and iconography in early modern times Historian Prof Charles Zika explains the social and religious manipulations behind 15th and 16th century European images of witches and witchcraft, and how this contrasts with our contemporary visual representation of witches. With host Jennifer Cook. Study Abroad 2010: INDIA Innovation Nation: Energy Use Awareness
Students followed the Ganga (Ganges) River system from the Himalayas down to Calcutta and beyond as they took part in two upper level Geology courses: 1. "Water Resources of India" focuses on the efforts of government to stimulate economic growth while protecting the environment and cultural resources of the river system. The course covers basic water resources and hydrology principles and then delves into issues specific to India. 2. "Pollution in the Developing World" focuses on the fundame
Anthony Rowe, an assistant research professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, knows exactly how much energy his home appliances use. He can pull up an energy profile for his refrigerator to make sure it is working correctly and can even turn on his bedroom light from his office. It's all part of Rowe's research, aimed at generating awareness about energy use. Rowe's home appliances are all connected to wireless sensor nodes, individual sensors that gather remote informa
Historian Prof Charles Zika explains the social and religious manipulations behind 15th and 16th century European images of witches and witchcraft, and how this contrasts with our contemporary visual representation of witches. With host Jennifer Cook.
Study Abroad 2010: INDIA
Innovation Nation: Energy Use Awareness