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Philadelphia Museum of Art: Teacher Resources
These excellent teacher resources from the Philadelphia Museum of Art can provide hours of instructional guidance across a range of subjects. For instance, 100-Patch Geometric Quilts, one of the dozens of resources on the site, fulfills Common Core standards in three separate math content categories for grades two through four, while What Do Primary Sources Tell Us About Lifestyles? encourages the use of primary sources in social studies education. Each lesson plan includes sections providing background on the subject and outlining the lesson process, assessment suggestions, and ideas for enrichment. Teachers of various subjects, from art to social studies to literature, will find much on this site to inspire.
The philosophy of science concerns itself with fundamental questions related to science, such as what is - and is not - science, the reliability of scientific theories, and the purpose of the scientific enterprise. The PhilSci-Archive archive, hosted by the University Library System of the University of Pittsburgh, is an electronic collection devoted to the rapid dissemination of contemporary philosophy of science. This means users are presented with the most cutting edge articles in the form of preprints (early versions of works that have yet to be peer reviewed). Readers may search the archive using a variety of categories, including subject, year, or even conference. If unsure where to start, the Latest Additions section can be quite enticing. Here readers will find the most recent submissions to the archive, which, at the time of this writing, included Joshua Rosaler's "Local Reduction in Physics" and Sally Shrapnel's "Discovering Quantum Causal Methods."Read more...
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The Psych Show
Psychology, the study of mind and behavior, is both an academic discipline and an applied science. Though the subject is woven inextricably into every aspect of modern life, from psychotherapy to advertising, few people take the time to understand the foundations of this important discipline. Dr. Ali Mattu, a psychologist at Columbia University, is seeking to change that with The Psych Show, a fun-filled, fast-paced YouTube channel. Here readers will find episodes dedicated to the psychology of New Year's resolutions, the psychology of nostalgia, and a psychological argument for why diversity in media matters.
Harvard Film Archive
The Harvard Film Archive's (HFA) cinematheque in Cambridge, Massachusetts presents films from around the world four days a week, all year round. Anyone living in the Boston area will likely jump at the chance to see selections of the Archive in person. For readers who live far from Boston, however, there is still much to appreciate on the this website. Under the Film Screenings tab, for instance, readers may find detailed descriptions of all of the films presented at the HFA theater, all the way back to 1999. In addition, readers may read about the various HFA Collections, including The Aldo Tambellini Collection, the Andrew Bujalski Collection, and others. While films are not available for viewing on the site, there is a virtual cornucopia of information related to film and film history.Read more...
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