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Eye in the Sky: Earthquakes From National Geographic, this site looks at the environmental impact of earthquakes, their effects, the science used to chart earthquakes and an animation of how quakes form. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


National Geographic Kids: Earthquake National Geographic has an interactive site showing the destructive force of earthquakes. It contains a video showing the damage caused by an earthquake in San Francisco. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Earthquakes An interactive activity from National Geographic, this site examines where earthquakes occur, what causes them, types of fault lines, seismic activity and their effects. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Webquest: Oz Volcanoes A web-based activity exploring recent (less than 40 million years) volcanic activity in Australia. Students select four areas to examine the nature of volcanic activity and resulting landforms which may have been formed. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


NOVA Online/Special Effects: Anything Can Happen Nova Online has information about special effects, including the history and making of special effects, interviews with the director and producer and behind the scenes with King Kong. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


HTTrack Website Copier HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site's relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the 'mirrored' website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Longitude and Latitude WebQuest This webquest aims to familiarise pupils with the concept of longitude and latitude by repeated application to different continents, cities and countries. A map and some facts about the place are gathered by the learners. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Savage Earth From PBS, this site looks at the structure of the earth's crust and how and why it causes earthquakes and volcanoes, and tsunamis. There are animations of the inner core of earth, an earthquake, volcanic eruption, and a tsunami. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Curriculum Leadership Journal 3: 26 Career Education? It's child's play! Implementing careers planning in a primary school Curriculum Leadership Journal 3: 26 Career Education? It's child's play! Implementing careers planning in a primary school. Examines career education program developed at Mary MacKillop Catholic Primary School, Brisbane. Units of work adapted for program but teacher workload has not risen. Integrated Career Education is not another area of teaching and learning, but another layer of understanding. From EdNA Online on August 28, 2005 at 11:46 p.m..


Storm Surges The Storm Surge page here from NOAA explains what the phenomenon is and provides a list of Safety Actions. The page is introduced with the caution that in a hurricane the storm surg has the greatest potential for loss of life. Geography From Golden Swamp on August 28, 2005 at 6:30 p.m..


Keynes vs. Hayek: The Rise of the Chicago School of Economics In this lesson plan, students learn about the differences between Keynes' and Hayek's economic philosophies and are able to describe economic freedom according to Hayek and the Chicago School of Thought, and as current economists describe it. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


The Economics of the New Deal In this lesson, students will learn about the Great Depression. Students will be prompted to think about the different programs and policies the New Deal created and how they are relevant to the role of government, and fiscal, and monetary policy, both then and now. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Why Do I Want All this Stuff? Thsi site contains a number of exercises that help explain advertising to students. Although designed for secondary schools, some of the activities could be used in an Introductory Marketing undergraduate class. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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The South's Decision to Secede: A Violation of Self Interest? In this lesson plan, students will consider the following question: In deciding to secede from the Union in 1861, did the South violate its own self-interest and thus disprove the basic economic principle that people seek to further their self-interest in the decisions they make? Acting in this role, the students will apply principles of economic reasoning and use a decision grid to weigh the benefits and costs of the South's effort to create a new nation in which slavery and state's rights would forever be guaranteed by law. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Should You Learn to Fly? In this lesson plan, students will learn the concepts of Deflation, Inflation and Opportunity cost. Through deciding to learn to fly, students also will investigate various job opportunities. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Collecting for Fun . . . and Profit? In this lesson plan, students will learn to Explain why collectibles are a high-risk investment option; Explain how supply and demand affect the value of collectibles; Identify collectibles they believe will increase in value; and Offer advice to a person who is interested in collecting for a profit. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


A Case Study: The Unemployment Rate - July 2005 This case study demonstrates the concepts of Deflation, Economic growth, Economic institutions, Inflation, Productivity, and Tools of the Federal Reserve. Instructor materials are available including Power Points and questions for discussion. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


New Sense, Inc. vs. Fish Till U Drop, or Coase vs. Pigou Students are proposed the question, "How can modern men and women provide for the needs and wants of the world's growing population while holding destruction of our productive resources to a minimum?" Students will learn about two hotly debated approaches to this problem: the Coase Theorem and the Pigouvian tax method. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


A Case Study: The Inflation Rate - June 2005 The purpose of this module is to provide students access to easily understood, timely interpretations of monthly announcements of rate of change in prices in the U.S. economy; descriptions of major issues surrounding the data announcements; brief analyses of historical perspectives; questions and activities to use to reinforce and develop understanding of relevant concepts; and a list of publications and resources that may benefit classroom teachers and students interested in exploring inflation. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 28, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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