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SOST502 Bridging World History: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner

Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
45.0

In this inquiry-based course, you will create essential questions and a framework for analyzing primary source documents, artifacts, and videos. You will delve into the best of Annenberg Learner's World History Units for lesson ideas as well as inspirational activities about teaching global history patterns through time. Course assignments will have you develop an instructional unit that promotes historical thinking skills and brings the past to life in your classroom.

SCIE572 The Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science—A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner

Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
45.0

Watch students hone their skills as scientific thinkers! Use inquiry-based learning techniques to determine which multimedia resources—Annenberg Learner videos, interactive labs, and more—will best engage your students. In this course, you will build content knowledge as you examine the unique characteristics that make our planet habitable and investigate the effects of human actions on land use, air and water pollution, biodiversity decline, and the extraction of resources. You will also gain essential background for understanding and discussing the nature of Earth systems, including geophysical systems, the atmosphere, the oceans, and natural ecosystems.

SOST1031 Resistance, Rebellion, and Reform

Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Is, as Thomas Jefferson famously wrote, a “little rebellion now and then” a good thing? Even in a country born from a rebellion against a colonial power, resistance, rebellion, and reform can be unpopular and difficult undertakings. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interviews with historians, and primary and secondary sources, examine three cases in which Americans sought change. At the end of the course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion.

SOST1011 Developing Chronological Reasoning Skills

Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

What would history be without chronology? It’s impossible to imagine, as chronological reasoning is perhaps the most foundational skill of the discipline. Explore alternative conceptions of time and, focusing on topics related to global economics and the transmission of culture, consider how to help students better understand periodization, causation, and patterns of continuity and change using multimedia resources from Annenberg Learner. At the end of the course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion.

SOST1001 Using Primary Sources in World History

Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Primary sources are the “stuff” of history, the evidence that historians use to develop narratives and explanations of past events. Through multimedia resources from Annenberg Learner, engage with a range of sources from around the globe. Consider historians’ reflections on their use of such evidence to gain insight into how primary sources can be used in world history classrooms, as well as how to handle the challenges of engaging students with source material. At the end of the course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion.

SOST1025 Geography and Environment in American History

Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Washington’s troops suffering through the winter at Valley Forge, the Framers perspiring in Philadelphia’s summer heat, Sacajawea traveling with Lewis and Clark along the Columbia River, the Forty-Niners rushing to California in search of gold—many of the most memorable events in American history cannot be imagined apart from the places in which they took place. Explore the relationship between geography and history, analyzing Annenberg Learner videos, primary source documents, and the work of geographers and historians. At the end of the course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion.

SCIE1001 Many Planets One Earth

Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
3.0

How exceptional are the conditions that allow life to develop and diversify on Earth? No other planet in our solar system has developed along the same geologic and biologic path as Earth. Life as we know it is a direct result of specific conditions that appear thus far to be unique to our planet. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive labs, and data analysis, examine the unique characteristics that make our planet habitable and learn about the critical systems that help to regulate Earth’s climate. At the end of the course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion.

SCIE1011 Human Impacts on Environmental Systems

Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
3.0

As our world population continues to grow, human impacts on the Earth’s environmental systems will continue to affect the health and stability of our ecosystem. How can we protect our water resources and the Earth’s biodiversity while also meeting our energy challenges? Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive labs, and data analysis, learners will examine how water resource issues and the decline in biodiversity affect life on Earth. Learners will also investigate how we can provide the energy we need while maintaining an ecological balance. At the end of the course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion.

SCIE1015 Earth's Changing Climate

Grades:
9th-12th
Hours:
3.0

Many forms of atmospheric pollution affect human health and the environment, both locally and globally. Earth's climate is a sensitive system, which is also greatly impacted by this atmospheric pollution. Today, human activities are altering the climate system by increasing concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which raises global temperatures. Solutions to these problems do exist and are critical to the health of our planet. Through Annenberg Learner videos, interactive labs, and data analysis, learners will examine the critical connection between our Earth’s atmosphere and its climate. At the end of the course, learners earn a Certificate of Completion.

SOST507 America's History in the Making: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner

Grades:
6th-12th
Hours:
45.0

Bring history to life with biographical accounts, video, classroom activities, and Web-based interactives. This course explores American history content and classroom implications for using digital primary sources. You will learn to build content knowledge as you explore each era in American history from Pre-Columbian societies in North America through the Industrial Revolution to today's evolving society and America's position as a global superpower.

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