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Against All Odds: Inside Statistics
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With an emphasis on "doing" statistics, this series goes on location to help uncover statistical solutions to the puzzles of everyday life. Learn how data collection and manipulation Ń paired with intelligent judgement and common sense Ń can lead to more informed decision-making. This series can also be used as a resource for teacher professional development. A video instructional series on statistics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs.

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Education
Mathematics
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Algebra: In Simplest Terms
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In this series, host Sol Garfunkel explains how algebra is used for solving real-world problems and clearly explains concepts that may baffle many students. Graphic illustrations and on-location examples help students connect mathematics to daily life. The series also has applications in geometry and calculus instruction. Algebra is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter. A video instructional series on algebra for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs.

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Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Calculus
Functions
Geometry
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Data Set
Lecture
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
American Cinema
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Using clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made, this series explores film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders, including Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Eisner. In-depth treatments present film as a powerful economic force, potent twentieth-century art form, and viable career option. A video instructional series on film history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 one-hour and 3 half-hour video programs.American Cinema connects subjects such as history, business, and English with other studies. In addition, it is a perfect vehicle for developing visual and media literacy skills and can be used as a springboard for creative-writing endeavors and media production.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Material Type:
Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
American Passages: A Literary Survey
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American Passages: A Literary Survey is a 16-part American literature course. The video programs, print guides, and Web site place literary movements and authors within the context of history and culture. The course takes an expanded view of American literary movements, bringing in a diversity of voices and tracing the continuity among them. The materials, which are coordinated with the Norton Anthology of American Literature, can be used as the basis of a one or two-semester college-level course or for teacher professional development. A video course on American literature for college-level instruction and teacher professional development; 16 half-hour video programs, instructor's guide, study guide, and Web site.

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Education
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Art Through Time: A Global View
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Take a trip across the world and back through the ages to experience the art of many cultures and historical periods. Thirteen themes encompass hundreds of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos, and works in non-traditional media in this vibrant approach to the study and appreciation of art. International artists, scholars and curators from major museums and specialized collections guide the viewer through the millennia of human thought and expression while contemporary artists and their work bring the forms into the present day. An extensive Web site includes sortable images of more than 250 works, as well as online text helping viewers to explore the works and topics in greater depth. The series, text, and Web resources can be used to supplement art history courses, or for individual learning and enrichment. A course for high school, college, and adult learners, including 13 half-hour video programs, a Web site with art images, accompanying text, and course guide.

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Education
History, Law, Politics
Material Type:
Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
A Biography of America
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A Biography of America presents history not simply as a series of irrefutable facts to be memorized, but as a living narrative. Prominent historians -- Donald L. Miller, Pauline Maier, Louis P. Masur, Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Douglas Brinkley, and Virginia Scharff -- present America's story as something that is best understood from a variety of perspectives. Thought-provoking debates and lectures encourage critical analysis of the forces that have shaped America. First-person narratives, photos, film footage, and documents reveal the human side of American history -- how historical figures affected events, and the impact of these events on citizens' lives. A video instructional series on American history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs, coordinated books, and Web site.

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Education
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Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Bridging World History
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Bridging World History is a multimedia course for secondary school and college teachers that looks at global patterns through time, seeing history as an integrated whole. Topics are studied in a general chronological order, but each is examined through a thematic lens, showing how people and societies experience both integration and differences. The course consists of 26 units (half-hour video, interactive Web activities, and print materials) that can be explored at either introductory levels or as more advanced study. The course videos feature interviews with leading world history textbook authors and nationally known historians. The Web site includes an archive of over 1000 primary source documents and artifacts, journal articles from the Journal of World History and other publications, and a thematic interactive activity on interrelationships across time and place.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Earth Revealed
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This series shows the physical processes and human activities that shape our planet. From earthquakes and volcanoes to the creation of sea-floor crusts and shifting river courses, Earth Revealed offers stunning visuals that explain plate tectonics and other geologic concepts and principles. Follow geologists in the field as they explore the primal forces of the Earth. This series can also be used as a resource for teacher professional development. A video instructional series on geology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs.

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Education
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lecture
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Economics U$A:  21st Century Edition (2012)
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Explore economic history, theory, and practice through case studies and interviews with Nobel-prize winning and major economists. The series covering macro, micro, and international economics features Milton Friedman, Paul Samuelson, John Kenneth Galbraith, Alice Rivlin, and Ben Bernanke, among others. Major economic events, including the 2008 banking crisis and technology's influence on the economy, connect economic theory to the headlines. The full complement of material includes audio interviews and a coordinated Web site. A video instructional series on micro- and macroeconomics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 28 half-hour video programs; 28 audio programs.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Case Study
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
Essential Science for Teachers: Physical Science
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Essential Science for Teachers courses are designed to help K-6 teachers gain an understanding of some of the bedrock science concepts they need to teach today's standards-based curricula. The series of courses includes Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science.Physical Science consists of eight one-hour video programs accompanied by print and Web materials that provide in-class activities and homework explorations. Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations, still graphics, and interviews with scientists compose content segments that are intertwined with in-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand. Each program also features an elementary school teacher and his or her students exploring the topic using exemplary science curricula. Use the complete course for teacher education or professional development, or individual programs for content review.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
ComPADRE Digital Library
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Noah D. Finkelstein
French in Action
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This series uses active participation to increase fluency in French, while introducing French culture. Pierre Capretz's proven language-immersion method is presented within a humorous teleplay with native speakers of all ages and backgrounds. The storyline of an American student and a young Frenchwoman's adventures in Paris and the French countryside is reinforced by Dr. Capretz's on-camera instruction. The series is also appropriate for teacher professional development. A video instructional series in French for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 52 half-hour video programs, audiocassettes.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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Internet Scout Project
The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science
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This course begins with an overview of the Earth's systems--geophysical, atmospheric, oceanic-- and ecosystems as they exist independently of human influence. Following this introduction, the course explores the effect that human activities have on the different natural systems. Topics include human population growth and resource use, increasing competition for fresh water, and climate change. Each of the 13 programs features two case studies following top scientists in the field. The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science is a course for high school teachers and undergraduate students in environmental science. The content course will help teachers of biology, chemistry, and Earth science to provide more content in their classes.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Insights Into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning
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Insights Into Algebra 1: Teaching for Learning is an eight-part video, print, and Web-based professional development workshop for middle and high school teachers. Participants will explore strategies to improve the way they teach 16 topics found in most Algebra 1 programs. In each session, participants will view two half-hour videos that showcase effective strategies for teaching mathematical topics. Then, led by the workshop guide, participants will engage in activities designed to help them examine their teaching practice, incorporate what they are learning into their practice, share their experiences with other teachers, and reflect on their ongoing development.

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Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Simulation
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER LAR Collection
Internet Scout Project
Learning Math: Data Analysis
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Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability introduces statistics as a problem-solving process. In this course, you can build your skills through investigations of different ways to collect and represent data, and describe and analyze variation in data. Through practical examples, you will come to understand some statistical concepts, such as data representation, variation, the mean and median, bivariate data, probability, designing statistical experiments, and population estimations. The concluding case studies, divided into grade bands for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 teachers, show you how to apply what you have learned in your own classroom.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lecture
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Learning Math: Measurement
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Learning Math: Measurement, a video- and Web-based course for elementary and middle school teachers, examines some of the major ideas in measurement. You will explore procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement. You will also examine how measurement can illuminate mathematical concepts such as irrational numbers, properties of circles, and area and volume formulas, and discover how other mathematical concepts can inform measurement tasks such as indirect measurement.

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Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Lesson Plan
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Annenberg Learner
Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Author:
Suzanne H. Chapin
WGBH Educational Foundation
Learning Math: Number and Operations
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Learning Math: Number and Operations, a video- and Web-based course for elementary and middle school teachers examines the three main categories in the Number and Operations strand of Principles and Standards of School Mathematics (NCTM) Ń understanding numbers, representations, relationships, and number systems; the meanings of operations and relationships among those operations; and reasonable estimation and fluent computation. The course covers the real number system, place value, the behavior of zero and infinity, meanings and models of basic operations, percentages, and modeling operations with fractions, often with the aid of concrete, physical models that enhance understanding. It also examines Basic Number Theory topics, such as factors and multiples, as well as divisibility tests, at both practical and abstract levels. Accordingly, parts of the Number and Operations course may be more challenging than other Learning Math courses.

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Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
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Annenberg Learner
Maryland Public Television
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Mathlanding: Elementary Mathematics Pathway
Looking at Learning...Again (Part 2)
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Through personal interviews, teacher discussions, and classroom video footage, this workshop encourages you to analyze existing theories about how children learn, as well as your own beliefs, and then examine how those beliefs might influence your teaching. Each workshop features a different educator's learning theory and provides the opportunity to discuss, critique, and apply the ideas presented. video workshop on how children learn for K-12 teachers and administrators; 8 one-hour video programs, workshop guide, and Web site; graduate credit available.

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Education
Mathematics
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Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Making Civics Real: A Workshop for Teachers
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This video workshop for the professional development of high school teachers illustrates a constructivist approach to the teaching of civics, with eight video programs, each dedicated to one teacherŐs multi-part lesson. Developed in collaboration with the National Council for the Social Studies and the Center for Civic Education, the video programs, Web site, and print guide provide the methodology for the effective teaching of civics, and include complete lesson plans of the lessons shown in the video.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Mathematics Assessment: A Video Library
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This video library portrays the Assessment Standards and Purposes of Assessment of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Showing classrooms where informal and formal assessments are used, the programs help educators sort through many options. They also help teachers see the link between instruction and assessment. A video library for K-12 educators; 5 video programs (from a half-hour to one hour in length) and guide.

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Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Lesson Plan
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Mathematics Illuminated
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Mathematics Illuminated is a 13-part multimedia learning resource for adult learners and high school teachers in math and other disciplines. The series explores major themes in the field of mathematics, from mankind's earliest study of prime numbers to the cutting edge mathematics used to reveal the shape of the universe. Rather than a series of problems to be solved, mathematics is presented as play we engage in to answer deep questions that are relevant in our world today. Mathematics also provides us with a powerful language for uncovering and describing phenomena in the world around us. The groundbreaking videos, interactive Web exploration, text materials, and group activities included in Mathematics Illuminated reveal the secrets and hidden delights of the ever-evolving world of mathematics.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project