Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-Seasons of Recreation
Seasons of Recreation - Wisconsin's geographical features and its humid-continental climate provide people with an abundance of recreational activities. This abundance has affected land use decisions throughout the state, turning recreation and tourism into one of Wisconsin's largest industries. "Seasons of Recreation" explores the interaction between Wisconsinites and their environment in diverse leisure time activities, the relationship between play and work, and the recreation industry.
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Exploring Wisconsin Our Home-What We Grow and Where It Goes
What We Grow and Where It Goes - Wisconsin's climate and soils provide prime conditions for agriculture. These natural factors, combined with land use decisions, make agriculture one of the state's most important businesses. The diverse crops produced in Wisconsin connect the state to the global agricultural economy and continually affect the way people in Wisconsin live, work, and use the landscape. This program discusses agriculture's prominent place in Wisconsin's economy, spotlights se
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Civilian Conservation Corp
The CCC was President Roosevelt's answer to the environmental and economic challenges facing the country. Enlisting 250,000 workers in just two months, the CCC was an ambitious undertaking that brought several government agencies together in the effort.  Comparison from today to economic climate in the 1930"s. (59:00)
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Map Skills: The Use of Color

How are colors used on maps?  They use colors to show different countries, provinces, or states.  Colors are used to show different elevations on relief or physical maps, different vegetation, climate, or distribution of population.  Video gives examples of each type of map and explains how to use them.  Good video for beginning map readers.


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Roosevelt’s Square Deal
This video is accompanied by text. "At the dawn of the twentieth century, America was at a crossroads. Presented with abundant opportunity, but also hindered by significant internal and external problems, the country was seeking leaders who could provide a new direction. The political climate was ripe for reform, and the stage was set for the era of the Progressive Presidents, beginning with Republican Theodore Roosevelt.
Teddy Roosevelt was widely popular due to his status as a hero of t

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Cold War: McCarthyism - part 5/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
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Cold War: McCarthyism - part 4/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
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Cold War: McCarthyism - part 3/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
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Cold War: McCarthyism - part 2/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
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Cold War: McCarthyism - part 1/5
1947 - 1953 Following Stalins domination of Eastern Europe and the loss of China, American democracy falls victim to anti-communist hysteria, but survives it. Eisenhower is elected President. In the Soviet Union, Stalin reinforces the climate of terror on which his rule is based. When he dies, in 1953, the Soviet people mourn the end of an era.
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The Hunt for Subversives - Red Scare
This video is accompanied by text. "The Korean War and advances in nuclear weaponry by Soviet scientists promoted the rapid spread of anti-Communist sentiment throughout America. Public fears that Communist spies were infiltrating the U.S. government and undermining foreign policy led to the introduction of strict security measures. However, many Americans believed that their traditional freedoms—primarily free speech and the right of political dissent—would erode in the climate of the Cold
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John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men: Context
The context of a novel is the social, cultural and historical
background in which it is written. It deals with what was happening in
the world in the period with which the novel is concerned. Studying the context of a novel can aid and deepen our understanding of the story and characters. This title looks at the context of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men has an explicit context because the social and political events of 1930s America create the climate of

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Agent Based Modeling of Complex Adaptive Systems (basics)
Our human society consists of many intertwined Large Scale Socio-Technical Systems (LSSTS), such as infrastructures, industrial networks, the financial systems etc. Environmental pressures created by these systems on Earth’s carrying capacity are leading to exhaustion of natural resources, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and are causing a resource and climate crisis. To avoid this sustainability crisis, we urgently need to transform our production and consumption patterns. Given that we, as
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Why mainstreaming corporate social responsibility still makes good business sense
With the recession in full swing and no reprieve in sight, one might expect interest in corporate social responsibility to wane, or perhaps even die a natural death.

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US Historical Climate: Excel Statistical
In this intermediate Excel activity, students import US Historical Climate Network mean temperature data into Excel from a station of their choice. They are then guided through the activity on how to use Excel for statistical calculations, graphing, and linear trend estimates. The activity assumes some familiarity with Excel. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment idea
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Climate Change Business Solutions
Climate change scientist Michael Goodsite, a 2008 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management, talks Oct. 22, 2010. http://www.thunderbird.edu
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Learning to Talk about Climate Change
Climate change scientist Michael Goodsite, a 2008 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management, talks Oct. 22, 2010. http://www.thunderbird.edu
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Rising NORD-STAR
Climate change scientist Michael Goodsite, a 2008 graduate of Thunderbird School of Global Management, talks Oct. 22, 2010. http://www.thunderbird.edu
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Ants! Natures Secret Power
This video is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students and focuses on a colony of ants who create their own climate control. Amazing! 6:37
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Hot Turtle
Amazon river turtles are a vital part of the rainforest ecosystem. Although human activities are directly impacting turtle populations, climate change is also having a devastating effect on their reproductive system, creating an imbalance in the numbers of males and females. In this video segment from Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, observe scientists who are studying this species and developing ways to combat the effects of climate change on their populations. Run time 04:35.
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