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Alan Alda hosts "The Human Spark", a three-part television series funded in part by NSF
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Why did our ancestors who made cave paintings in France thrive while ...

Why did our ancestors who made cave paintings in France thrive while Neanderthals died out? What do our closest living ancestors have to teach us about what it means to be human? How do images of the human brain reveal our faculties for language, the use of tools and the ability to forge social bonds? These questions and more are examined in "The Human Spark," a three-part television series funded in part by NSF. In this background briefing, host Alan Alda and the producers of the series discuss their interactions with dozens of scientists to get at the sources of human uniqueness through the lenses of neuroscience, anthropology, human evolution, child development and primatology. The series premieres on PBS stations Jan. 6, 13 and 20, 2010.

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Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
US NSF
Date Added:
12/23/2015
Analyzing text through storyboards
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Using a reality tlevision show format, students are given thems from a ...

Using a reality tlevision show format, students are given thems from a certain novel and create storyboards upon which to create the reality TV show. Prior to the lesson , the teacher pulls the stick(s) from certain cups that are labeled with each of the ELA standards. This way students are focused on what standrd they are working on that class period.

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English Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Sociology and Anthropology
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Formative Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
10/06/2015
Assessment Design Toolkit
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CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment ...

CSAI has collaborated with the Reform Support Network to share this Assessment Design Toolkit. The Toolkit includes v​ideos and supplemental materials to help teachers write and select well-designed assessments. Although the primary audience is teachers and principals, district and State leaders can use the Toolkit to design professional development opportunities.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Self Assessment
Provider:
WestEd/CRESST
Date Added:
03/23/2017
Assessment Literacy Making Sense of K-12 Assessment for Learning
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Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment ...

Teachers and administrators may use this resource to learn why sound assessment practices are critical to foster learning and how the different tools serve different purposes; find out what assessment results are telling you about students and learn what makes a quality assessment; and integrate assessment into teaching and the importance of keeping students invested in their own learning.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment Item
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Provider:
NWEA
Date Added:
09/27/2017
Becoming Human: How Evolution Made Us
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Becoming Human is a fast-paced, irreverent introduction to evolutionary theory, especially human ...

Becoming Human is a fast-paced, irreverent introduction to evolutionary theory, especially human origins. The book is based on the Open2Study MOOC, 'Becoming Human,' created by Dr. Greg Downey and Open Universities Australia. The book discusses traces of evolution in our bodies, basic evolutionary theory from Darwin to the genomic revolution, sexual selection and reproduction, and how human brain development affects our evolution, including into the future. Copiously illustrated, with some interactive diagrams, videos of Dr. Downey presenting the material are also available through Open2Study.

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Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Enculture Press
Author:
Greg Downey
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Being 13: Inside the Secret World of Teens
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This article discusses the CNN video report #Being13 which was a study ...

This article discusses the CNN video report #Being13 which was a study of social networking and teens.  The article links to the video report and highlights some of the findings.

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Business and Information Technology
Health Science
Character Education
Social Studies
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Reference Material
Provider:
Cable News Network
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Date Added:
04/10/2016
A Class Divided
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The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in ...

The day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed, a teacher in a small town in Iowa tried a daring classroom experiment. She decided to treat children with blue eyes as superior to children with brown eyes. FRONTLINE explores what those children learned about discrimination and how it still affects them today.

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Character Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
FRONTLINE
Date Added:
10/13/2016
Contested Places
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Contested Places is a Siftr-based activity that engages students in exploring their ...

Contested Places is a Siftr-based activity that engages students in exploring their school, neighborhood, or city as a contested place. You can view and comment on other people's examples or upload your own. 
In this activity your task is to locate places and spaces that are contested. You might ask: How do different people view and use this place? What uses cause conflict? How are these conflicts enacted and resolved? Who has power in this place? Who and what is excluded from this place? You may want to look at how people behave or act in the place, but don't forget to also pay attention to what you don't see.

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Other
Provider:
Field Day
Date Added:
02/29/2016
Cultures of Computing, Fall 2011
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This course examines computers anthropologically, as artifacts revealing the social orders and ...

This course examines computers anthropologically, as artifacts revealing the social orders and cultural practices that create them. Students read classic texts in computer science along with cultural analyses of computing history and contemporary configurations. It explores the history of automata, automation and capitalist manufacturing; cybernetics and WWII operations research; artificial intelligence and gendered subjectivity; robots, cyborgs, and artificial life; creation and commoditization of the personal computer; the growth of the Internet as a military, academic, and commercial project; hackers and gamers; technobodies and virtual sociality. Emphasis is placed on how ideas about gender and other social differences shape labor practices, models of cognition, hacking culture, and social media.

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Computer Science
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Stefan Helmreich
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Examining Groupthink in Texts
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This assignment ties thematically into texts concerning Mob Mentality, Cliques, and Groupthink. ...

This assignment ties thematically into texts concerning Mob Mentality, Cliques, and Groupthink. Students are asked to evaluate the psychology behind groupthink and relate it to written and world texts they have encountered.

Subject:
Social Studies
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Nan Danehower
Date Added:
03/08/2017
Folklife and Fieldwork
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When the first edition of Folklife and Fieldwork was published in 1979 ...

When the first edition of Folklife and Fieldwork was published in 1979 there were only a handful of professional state folklorists. Today nearly every state has a program for documenting and presenting its own folk cultural heritage. Folklife fieldwork has gone beyond its early missions of preservation and scholarship to serve new uses, such as providing information to economists, environmentalists, and community planners. New technologies for preserving and presenting traditional cultural expression have been developed. A new generation of professionally trained folklorists have emerged from university programs, and many now work in state and local organizations to sponsor concerts, Web site presentations, exhibits, and other cultural heritage programs. But regardless of the number of folklorists available for professional projects or the sophistication of the technology, there is still a need for the participation of all citizens in the process of documenting our diverse traditional culture. First Edition Prepared 1979 by Peter Bartis; Revised 2002.

Subject:
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Folklife Center
Author:
Peter Bartis
Date Added:
01/01/1979
Food and Culture, Spring 2011
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Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural ...

Explores connections between what we eat and who we are through cross-cultural study of how personal identities and social groups are formed via food production, preparation, and consumption. Organized around critical discussion of what makes "good" food good (healthy, authentic, ethical, etc.). Uses anthropological and literary classics as well as recent writing and films on the politics of food and agriculture.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Nutrition Education
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Paxson, Heather
Date Added:
01/01/2011
Formative Assessment Explainer Video and Supplement
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Educators use formative assessment to continually reflect and improve their skills related ...

Educators use formative assessment to continually reflect and improve their skills related to these practices. The Formative Assessment video is a resource that can be used to support educators' professional development related to assessment literacy. Use the Video Supplement & Resource Guide to enhance your facilitation of this professional development opportunity.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Provider:
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Date Added:
03/03/2017
History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology, Spring 2013
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" This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study ...

" This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of life, in both medicine and biology. After grounding our conversation in accounts of natural history and medicine that predate the rise of biology as a discipline, we explore modes of theorizing historical and contemporary bioscience. Drawing on the work of historian William Coleman, we examine the forms, functions, and transformations of biological and medical objects of study. Along the way we treat the history of heredity, molecular biology, race, medicine in the colonies and the metropole, and bioeconomic exchange. We read anthropological literature on old and new forms of biopower, at scales from the molecular to the organismic to the global. The course includes readings from the HASTS Common Exam List. The aim of this seminar is to train students to be participants in scholarly debates in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences about the nature of life, the body, and biomedicine."

Subject:
Biology
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Helmreich, Stefan
Jones, David
Date Added:
01/01/2013
The History of Our Tribe: Hominini
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Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do ...

Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery.

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Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Barbara Welker
Date Added:
07/10/2017
The Impact of Culture on Connecting to the Environment
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Developing environmentally literate citizens is the primary goal of environmental science. One ...

Developing environmentally literate citizens is the primary goal of environmental science.  One of the four components of environmental literacy is "connecting to nature".  Culture plays a key role in the way individuals connect to their environment.  Understanding culture also supports the development of a culturally responsive classroom and helps students develop an understanding of environmental justice, another key concept of environmental science.  This lesson helps students explore their own culture and compare and contrast it with other cultures.

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Life Science
Biology
Social Studies
Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Interactive
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Annette Schwalenberg (Environmental Science Teacher)
Date Added:
04/28/2017
Introduction to Paleoanthropology
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Introduction to Paleoanthropology covers the various species and subspecies that gave rise ...

Introduction to Paleoanthropology covers the various species and subspecies that gave rise to human beings. Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of physical anthropology that focuses on the fossil record of humans and non-human primates.

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Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Introduction to Physical Anthropology
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A textbook for introductory physical or biological anthropology classes. Designed for San ...

A textbook for introductory physical or biological anthropology classes. Designed for San Diego Community College.
The order of topics are: intro to anthropology, intro to biology, paleontology/phylogeny, primatology, paleoanthropology, and human variation. The content mixes existing OER sources, popular summaries, a selection of journal articles, videos, and other media.

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Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
12/07/2016
Introduction to Siftr
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In this <1 hr course, you will learn how to use the ...

In this <1 hr course, you will learn how to use the Siftr mobile tool to create new "fieldwork" activity for your class. Fieldwork activities involve learners observing and documenting their world. Fieldwork activities include citizen science, citizen journalism, citizen ethnography and span both the physical and social sciences.

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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Health Science
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Art and Design
Art History
Performing and Visual Arts
Biology
Botany
Environmental Science
Zoology
Geology/Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Reference Material
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Field Day Lab
Jim Mathews
Date Added:
05/16/2018
Introduction to Sociology
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No Strings Attached
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Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is ...

Sociology is the study of human social life. Human social life is complex and encompasses many facets of the human experience. Because of the complexity, the discipline of sociology subdivided over time into specialty areas. The first section of this book covers the foundations of sociology, including an introduction to the discipline, the methods of study, and some of the dominant theoretical perspectives. The remaining chapters focus on the different areas of study in sociology.

Introduction to Sociology is a featured book on Wikibooks because it contains substantial content, it is well-formatted, and the Wikibooks community has decided to feature it on the main page or in other places. Note: See "Instructor Resources" to find a list of Course Adoptions and accompanying PPTs.

Subject:
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Introduction to Sociology
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Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived ...

Introduction to Sociology is intended for a one-semester introductory sociology course. Conceived of and developed by active sociology instructors, this up-to-date title and can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes sociology theory and research; real-world applications; simplify and debate features; and learning objectives for each chapter

Subject:
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Eric Strayer
Faye Jones
Gail Scaramuzzo
Jeff Bry
Nathan Keirns
Sally Vyain
Susan Cody-Rydezerski
Tommy Sadler
Date Added:
02/23/2015
Introduction to Sociology 2E
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Learn how the core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories of sociology ...

Learn how the core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories of sociology help explain how simple, everyday human actions and interactions can change the world.

Subject:
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Making Do: Learning and Growing Through Adversity
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How do people manage when the going gets tough? What traits help ...

How do people manage when the going gets tough? What traits help some people, or whole societies, succeed where others fail?
In this lesson students will first survey their own experience of adversity, looking for moments in which they managed to overcome obstacles or witnessed others doing so. Then they will explore coverage in The New York Times to seek a broader understanding. Finally, students can write narratives in which they propose a theory on how people overcome challenges, based on their research and personal experience.

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Character Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Reading
Provider:
The New York Times Company
Date Added:
10/13/2016
Native Americans in the Great Depression
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Overview / Description: This unit will examine the experience of Native Americans during ...

Overview / Description: This unit will examine the experience of Native Americans during the Great Depression in the United States. It will integrate comparisons with the experiences of other minority groups as well as exposing students to primary source documents related to the government policies which were adopted toward Native Americans during the time. Guiding Questions: What were the US government’s policies toward Native Americans leading up to the Great Depression? Were they fair? What was FDR’s response to the struggles of Native Americans during the Great Depression? What was the Native American experience like during the Great Depression and how did it compare to other minority groups? Learning goals/objectives:    Analyze primary and secondary sources related to the experience of Native Americans during the Great Depression. Summarize the experiences of Native Americans during the Great Depression. 

Subject:
American Indian Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
U.S. History
World History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jessica Pingel
Date Added:
06/13/2019
Native Peoples of North America
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Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text ...

Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter.

Subject:
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Susan Stebbins
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Native Peoples of North America
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Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text ...

Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter. The text includes suggested readings, videos, and classroom activities.

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Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Susan Stebbins
Date Added:
10/23/2013
Negro and White Exclusion Towns and Other Observations in Oklahoma and Indian Territory by Frank G. Speck
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The book collects together and republishes a set of essays by Frank ...

The book collects together and republishes a set of essays by Frank G. Speck that were originally issued as separate articles in The Southern Workman. The papers, which were written early in Speck's career, during the period 1907-1911, draw upon his first-hand observations in the Indian and Oklahoma Territories on the eve of Oklahoma statehood. In contrast to his more dispassionate ethnographic writings, which were published in venues read primarily by professional anthropologists and folklorists, these essays were published for a popular audience in the journal of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, an important college serving African American and Native American students. Reflecting the sensibilities of Speck and his anthropological circle at the time, these brief essays are accessible, provocative and sometimes biting in tone and represent the work of a young scholar seeking to develop a public, progressive, critical and engaged stance relative to the social problems faced by the peoples--particularly Native American and African American peoples--of Oklahoma and of the United States more broadly. For modern readers, the essays are little utilized sources for the study of Oklahoma, Freedmen, and Muscogee (Creek) Indian cultural history. They also deepen historical understandings of Speck and his work and enrich scholarly knowledge of early efforts at developing anthropology as a means of cultural critique. Under U.S. copyright law, these essays are now in the public domain and is being republished on this basis.

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Geography
Sociology and Anthropology
U.S. History
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Frank G. Speck
Jason Baird Jackson
Date Added:
10/16/2017
Prelinger Film Archives
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Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York ...

Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. The Prelinger Archives holds approximately 11,000 digitized and videotape titles (all originally derived from film) and a large collection of home movies, amateur and industrial films acquired since 2002. Its primary collection emphasis has turned toward home movies and amateur films, with approximately 12,000 items held as of Spring 2015. Its goal remains to collect, preserve, and facilitate access to films of historic significance that haven't been collected elsewhere. Included are films produced by and for many hundreds of important US corporations, nonprofit organizations, trade associations, community and interest groups, and educational institutions.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Internet Archive
Date Added:
03/20/2018
Principles of Sociological Inquiry – Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
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Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods emphasizes the relevance of ...

Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods emphasizes the relevance of research methods for the everyday lives of its readers, undergraduate students. Each chapter describes how research methodology is useful for students in the multiple roles they fill: (1) as consumers of popular and public information, (2) as citizens in a society where findings from social research shape laws, policies, and public life, and (3) as current and future employees. Connections to these roles are made throughout and directly within the main text of the book. Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods also provides balanced coverage of qualitative and quantitative approaches by integrating a variety of examples from recent and classic sociological research. The text challenges students to debate and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of both approaches.

Subject:
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Author:
Amy Blackstone
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Researchers discuss the impact of ecosystem change on reindeer and people who depend on them.
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When most of us think of reindeer, images of Rudolf the Red ...

When most of us think of reindeer, images of Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh come to mind. But dependency on reindeer isn't just the stuff of holiday songs. For some people living above the Arctic Circle, reindeer are crucial part of life, providing food, transportation, clothing and other essentials. Recent developments in human history have intruded on this traditional life, especially oil and gas production in the Arctic and climate change. Bruce Forbes from the University of Lapland and his colleagues have studied how these changes have impacted the Nenet, a group of reindeer herders who live in parts of Siberia. They have found that the Nenet, and the reindeer they depend on, are adapting well to these changes, and their culture and way of life endure.

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Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
US NSF
Date Added:
12/23/2015
SLDS Data Use Standards: Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Behaviors for Effective Data Use
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As state and local education agencies increasingly focus on serving educators with ...

As state and local education agencies increasingly focus on serving educators with their data systems, a common challenge has arisen: identifying the critical knowledge and skills needed by teachers and administrators to use data effectively. Many states are creating data literacy and data use training programs for pre- and in-service educators without a common foundation on which to base the content. In addition, several state education agencies and educator preparation programs have begun communicating about how to create a stronger alignment between pre- and in-service training for educators regarding data use.

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Career and Technical Education
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Business and Information Technology
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health Science
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Technology and Engineering
Computer Science
Education
Character Education
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Art and Design
Performing and Visual Arts
Information and Technology Literacy
Biology
Environmental Science
Nutrition Education
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geology/Earth Science
Physics
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Economics
Ethnic Studies
Geography
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
World Cultures
World Languages
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
National Center for Education Statistics
Date Added:
03/23/2017
SlaveryStories.org
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SlaveryStories.org is an open source project that anyone can can contribute to. ...

SlaveryStories.org is an open source project that anyone can can contribute to. It presents various slave narrtives in an easy to find and visably appealing mannter.  It is a good source for literature circles, historical comparisons and narrtive examples.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Primary Source
Reading
Reference Material
Provider:
Scholastica
Date Added:
10/13/2016
Then and Now - Using Aerial Photography to Measure Habitat Changes
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"Then and Now," helps students to visualize the affects of human development ...

"Then and Now," helps students to visualize the affects of human development on wildlife. How do human settlements (parking lots, apartment buildings, etc.) influence wildlife habitat and populations? What are the effects of man-made structures on native and non-native species? These questions are explored by interpreting aerial photographs and related information sources in an attempt to uncover some of the correlations between changes in habitat and types of wildlife.

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Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Geology/Earth Science
Social Studies
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Project WILD
Date Added:
05/17/2016
War, Death, and Cognitive Dissonance A Case Study for Social Psychology
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This case study explores cognitive dissonance theory, a theory proposed by psychologist ...

This case study explores cognitive dissonance theory, a theory proposed by psychologist Leon Festinger in 1956 to explain the tension that exists when peoples' attitudes are incongruent with their behaviors. Students read a news article describing how residents of a town in Ohio are coping with the rising death toll among Ohio soldiers fighting in Iraq. They are then asked to evaluate the theory and to propose alternative explanations for the evidence in the article. Designed for use in social psychology courses, the case would also be appropriate for introductory psychology courses.

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Social Studies
Psychology
Sociology and Anthropology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reading
Date Added:
03/08/2017