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100,000,000 Guinea Pigs : The Dangers of Consumption
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In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass ...

In 1927, responding to the seemingly overpowering claims of advertisers and mass marketers, engineer Frederick Schlink and economist Stuart Chase published Your Money's Worth, which argued for an "extension of the principle of buying goods according to impartial scientific tests rather than according to the fanfare and triumphs of higher salesmanship." Your Money's Worth became an instant best-seller, and the authors organized Consumers' Research, a testing bureau that provided information and published product tests in a new magazine, Consumers' Research Bulletin. The 1929 stock market crash heightened suspicion of consumer capitalism, and the magazine had 42,000 subscribers by 1932. In 1933, Schlink and Arthur Kallet (executive secretary of Consumers' Research) published 100,000,000 Guinea Pigs: Dangers in Everyday Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics. The book struck a responsive chord in depression-era America--it went through thirteen printings in its first six months and became one of the best-selling books of the decade. The book's first chapter ("The Great American Guinea Pig"), gave a flavor of their vigorous arguments.

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U.S. History
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Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
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Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race
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"10 Things Every White Teacher Should Know About Race" is a podcast ...

"10 Things Every White Teacher Should Know About Race" is a podcast by Angela Watson owner/author of Truth for Teachers. 
This podcast is available in the iTunes store and is free to download. 
This podcast lists 10 points of cultural bias from the white persepctive. 

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Career and Technical Education
Education
Character Education
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Provider:
Angela Watson - The Cornerstone for Teachers
Date Added:
03/20/2018
1:1 Essentials Program: Online PLC materials and resources for district teams
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1-to-1 Essentials offers guidance to proactively address issues that schools commonly face ...

1-to-1 Essentials offers guidance to proactively address issues that schools commonly face when going 1-to-1. Explore, customize, and choose the resources that will best support your school community.

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Education
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Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Common Sense Education
Date Added:
06/10/2016
12 Steps to a Sustainable High School
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This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be ...

This activity includes an assessment, analysis, and action tool that can be used by classrooms to promote understanding of how the complex current issues of energy, pollution, supply and consumption are not just global but also local issues.

Subject:
Atmospheric Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
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CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Date Added:
01/22/2018
"1500 Doomed":  People's Press  Reports on the Gauley Bridge Disaster
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The deadly lung disease silicosis is caused when miners, sandblasters, and foundry ...

The deadly lung disease silicosis is caused when miners, sandblasters, and foundry and tunnel workers inhale fine particles of silica dust--a mineral found in sand, quartz, and granite. In 1935, approximately 1,500 workers--largely African Americans who had come north to find work--were killed by exposure to silica dust while building a tunnel in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. Ordinarily, silicosis takes a several years to develop, but these West Virginia tunnel workers were falling ill in a matter of months because of exposure to unusually high concentrations of silica dust. The crisis over silicosis suddenly became a national issue, as seen in this article in the radical newspaper Peoples' Press . In 1936 congressional hearings on the Gauley Bridge disaster, it was revealed that company officials and engineers wore masks to protect themselves when they visited the tunnel, but they failed to provide masks for the tunnelers themselves, even when the workers requested them.

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U.S. History
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Primary Source
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Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
Date Added:
11/02/2017
1897 Petition Against the Annexation of Hawaii
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This site recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians ...

This site recounts the struggle for control of Hawaii between native Hawaiians and American business interests in the late 1800s. This 1897 petition and a lobbying effort by native Hawaiians convinced the U.S. Congress not to annex the islands. But months later the U.S.S. Maine exploded in Havana and the Spanish-American War began. The U.S. needed a mid-Pacific fueling station and naval base.

Primary source images, standards correlation, and teaching activities are included in this resource.

Subject:
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Archives and Records Administration
Date Added:
08/24/2007
19th Century Women: Struggle and Triumph
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Ever wonder what women were doing during the 1800s or what is ...

Ever wonder what women were doing during the 1800s or what is known as the antebellum period of United States history? Men are well represented in our history books as they were the powerful, educated leaders of our country. Women, on the other hand, rarely had opportunities to tell their stories. Powerful stories of brave women who helped shape the history of the United States are revealed to students through journals, letters, narratives and other primary sources. Synthesizing information from the various sources, students write their impressions of women in the Northeast, Southeast, or the West during the Nineteenth Century.

Subject:
Gender Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
LOC Teachers
Date Added:
03/27/2007
201 Arabic Verbs
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This book is an index of 201 Arabic verbs, each one fully ...

This book is an index of 201 Arabic verbs, each one fully conjugated in a table that includes the root, the masdar, the passive and active participles, and all existing tenses and cases. The verbs are specifically chosen to represent all verbs of that form (i.e. weak measure 3 verbs, hollow measure 6 verbs, etc.) in order to give the user an example of how verbs in that particular form are conjugated.

Subject:
Fine Arts
World Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Author:
Raymond Scheindlin
Date Added:
10/10/2017
21st Century American Government and Politics  v.1.0
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Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political ...

Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political system. In covering American government and politics, this text:
• introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;
• explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life;
• describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics;
• details the branches of government and how they operate; and
• shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

Subject:
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
12/29/2012
21st Century Skills Map - Project Management for Learning
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The 21st Century Skills Map – Project Management for Learning provides a ...

The 21st Century Skills Map – Project Management for Learning provides a cross walk between project management skills, 21st century skills and career pathways. The Skills Map not only shows which of the 21st Century Skills are learned through the four stages of a learning project, it also provides tips, guidance, and example projects that incorporate methods to make managing and leading learning projects more straightforward, more productive, and a deeper and more exciting learning experience for both teachers and students.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Business and Information Technology
Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Curriculum Map
Author:
Project Management Institute Education Foundation
Date Added:
05/31/2018
The 2 Sigma Problem: The Search for Methods of Group Instruction as Effective as One-to-One Tutoring
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Benjamin Bloom's research report on the Two Sigma Problem. The report points ...

Benjamin Bloom's research report on the Two Sigma Problem. The report points out that with education and tutoring, learners made significant progress. The challenge has been to develop a system where that is possible. With learner aligned technology and personalized learning, it is.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
American Educational Research Association
Educational Researcher
Date Added:
05/31/2016
2nd Summer Introduction to Design
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Introduce students to the creative design process, based on the scientific method ...

Introduce students to the creative design process, based on the scientific method and peer review, by application of fundamental principles and learning to complete projects according to schedule and within budget. Subject relies on active learning through a major team-based design-and-build project focused on the need for a new consumer product identified by each team. Topics to be learned while teams create, design, build, and test their product ideas include formulating strategies, concepts and modules, and estimation, concept selection, machine elements, design for manufacturing, visual thinking, communication, teamwork, and professional responsibilities.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Slocum, Alexander H.
Date Added:
01/01/2003
3D Modeling and Virtual Reality
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The Geospatial Revolution is going 3D. Immersive technologies such as Oculus Rift, ...

The Geospatial Revolution is going 3D. Immersive technologies such as Oculus Rift, Samsung GearVR, HTC Vive, are revolutionizing how places and data are viewed and analyzed. Instead of interacting with data on a 2D desktop screen, researchers and decision makers can immerse themselves in virtual environments where geospatial data are represented in intuitive, immersive, and flexible ways. VR and 3D modeling are going hand in hand; with the ready availability of massive amounts of environmental data (e.g., LiDAR) and efficient 3D modeling technologies (e.g., SketchUp, CityEngine), realistic immersive scenarios are easier to create than ever before. We are witnessing a paradigm shift which enables new methods of environmental decision making from urban planning to climate change. The combination of iVR and automated 3D modeling enables models of real-world places to be integrated within data visualization workbenches. This course will provide students with an overview of current developments, details different workflows that are available, and provides hands-on experiences with 3D modeling and VR technologies.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Pennsylvania State University
Provider Set:
Penn State, College of EMS
Author:
Alex Klippen
Mahda M. Bagher
Date Added:
11/09/2017
3 Practices to Promote Equity in the Classroom
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Learn about the thinking behind three equitable practices in classroom where all ...

Learn about the thinking behind three equitable practices in classroom where all students are recognized as unique individuals, have equity in voice, and given access to the resources they need to learn.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Shane Safir
Date Added:
01/10/2018
5 Key Shifts in Thinking and Practice for Educators in a Personalized Learning Environment
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This post explores a teacher-facing view of personalized learning. Specifically, what implications ...

This post explores a teacher-facing view of personalized learning. Specifically, what implications does a personalized learning environment have on instructional practices? In a personalized learning environment, there is a fundamental shift to the relationship between learner and teacher. Learner and teacher are repositioned and their relationship becomes interdependent.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
Institute for Personalized Learning
Date Added:
05/31/2016
5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners
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Explore these resources to help answer the questions: How important is environment ...

Explore these resources to help answer the questions: How important is environment to learning? And what small changes can you make in seating, organization, lighting, and decor to build your own space into a better place to teach and learn?

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Edutopia
Date Added:
12/15/2016
5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment
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This posts focuses on learners and the shifts in role they experience ...

This posts focuses on learners and the shifts in role they experience as learning becomes a personalized, purposeful experience for them. An important change in role is a shift towards working on a customized learning path with the intent of achieveing proficiency.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Other
Provider:
Institute for Personalized Learning
Date Added:
05/31/2016
5 To One Ha
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Another show of Northern optimism in the early months of the Lincoln ...

Another show of Northern optimism in the early months of the Lincoln administration. Uncle Sam approaches from the left holding a bayonet, causing five Southern soldiers to flee in panic to the right. In their haste to retreat the Confederates drop their flag, muskets, a hat, and a boot. A black child and two black men, one fiddling, watch with obvious glee from the background. Prominent in the center foreground are a mound marked "76" bearing an American flag and a crowing cock. In the background are the Capitol at Washington (left) and the palmetto trees of South Carolina (right).|Entered . . . by W. Wiswell . . . Ohio, June 8th 1861.|The Library's copy of the print is the copyright deposit impression.|Title appears as it is written on the item.|Weitenkampf, p. 132.|Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series (Library of Congress)|Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1861-28.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
Library of Congress - Cartoons 1766-1876
Date Added:
11/01/2017