Trifonoff When it comes to mapping activities for the early elementary grades, teachers often rely on the materials provided in workbooks accompanying the text. Most of these are very simple exercises dealing with navigation and way-finding. However, there is research indicating that children can understand and learn from much more sophisticated map presentations. This article introduces some recent research on mapping in the primary grades, and suggests alternatives to the typical location map exercises that will better challenge a child's expanding sense of space.
This is a list of all American studies courses.
For more information, see American Studies. Small discussion class taught by a faculty member; topics chosen by instructor; may include outside activities e. The United States in historical, contemporary, and transnational perspective; social and cultural diversity and conflict in American life; debates on concepts of America, the American Dream, national culture, citizenship.
Exploration of past, present, and future of American Indians in the United States and beyond through film, art, music, and comedy.
Cultural aspects of drug use and drug policy in American popular culture, particularly concerning recreational drugs; how ideas of race, gender, social class, and nation are connected to stories people tell about use of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and alcohol; sources include films, television, advertising, music, and cultural texts.
Cultural meanings of sport in contemporary U.
Rock and Roll to s. From the beginning, rock and roll subcultures have deliberately challenged and changed the values, attitudes, and behaviors of the mainstream as well as the music itself ; during the past 40 years, movements such as punk, hip hop, and electronica have confronted conventional notions of race, gender, sexual identity, social justice, and economic disparities in ways that reveal much about the underlying tensions of American life; using music as a lens, students examine these aspects of the nation's social history from to the present; materials are drawn from music, films, music videos, popular magazines, newspapers, and books.
How political humor reflects and influences American attitudes regarding government institutions, elected officials, the democratic process; how humor works; examples from Revolutionary War present and from varied media, including cartoons, fiction, film, television, internet.
Cultural significance of production, distribution, and consumption of food in the United States. Native Americans as original farmers of 46 percent of the world's table vegetables; examination of food as a cultural artifact e. Introduction to popular culture studies; variety of cultural expressions including cyber communities, radio, humor, television, music, sport, and material culture; discussion of these popular genres and topics within larger context of gender, race, sexualities, class, consumerism, nation state and global capitalism; what popular culture is; difference between folk, high, mass, and popular culture; how to critically read and interpret popular cultural expressions; role s consumers of popular culture play in market economy; new information technologies to enhance learning experience.
Cultural history of meanings and implications of fame and celebrity in America; shift from 18th-century culture of "fame" something bestowed posthumously on great statesmen to 19th-century culture of "celebrity" that conferred instant stardom on actors, sportsmen, musicians, writers, and others; role of mass media and impresarios e.
History Through Objects3 s. On Iowa and Sport3 s. Identity, community, and place explored within local frameworks: Clocks, Calendars, and Capsules3 s. History of technologies for telling the time, from ancient water clocks to atomic clocks; changing methods of measuring, subdividing, and regulating time in 19th- and 20th-century America; implementation of and resistance to time discipline in factories, plantations, and offices; rituals for marking historical time e.
Variety of historic and contemporary sources, such as literature, law, photography, painting, film, TV, music, fashions, environments, events of everyday life. History and variety of American identities, examined through citizenship, culture, social stratification; conflict and commonalities among groups according to race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality; how art, literature, music, film, photography, and other cultural artifacts represent diversity of identities.
Development of the Idea of vacation from upper-class origins to acceptance as part of middle- and working-class life; Niagara Falls, Saratoga Springs, the Catskills, Atlantic City, Idlewild, Coney Island, national parks of the American West, Chicago World's Fair, Gettysburg, Disneyland; how vacation experiences and meanings are shaped by social class, race, gender, age; growth of leisure time, labor legislation, proper use of leisure time, tourism, vacations as social rituals, golden age of family vacations.
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century international expositions, amusement parks, and theme parks as cultural events of U. Sport films as means of exploring contemporary ideas about sport in the U. History, culture of American Indian peoples; emphasis on North America. Film, Literature, and Popular Culture3 s.
Gothic eruptions of the uncanny in 19th- through 21st-century American literature, film, and mass culture; how ghosts, vampires, and visitants from the dark side call attention to fluid or liminal social space while communicating information and anxieties about repressed histories, economic change, and unstable intersections of gender, sexuality, race, religion, and class identities; special attention given to modernity and post-modernity of American gothic as an artifact of U.
Representations of Native Americans in film from the western to science fiction and animation. Cultural history of the guitar in America from 19th century to present; how the instrument evolved in America e.
Cinema and Culture3 s. Representation of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality in Hollywood movies. History of public monuments in America from the inception of first major monuments in the s to the latest incarnations e.
Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime3 s. Provides a foundation to critically interpret the representation of people of African descent in sequential art; primary focus on serial comic strips, gags, comic books, graphic novels, video games, animation, anime, Manga, film, zines, and televisual examples of blackness; emphasis of readings and viewing materials on gender, sexualities, economics, ethnicity, the transnational circulation and commodification of the black image, fandom communities, independent and mainstream sequential art producers.
Role of animals in various forms of cultural expression in the U. Fault lines of American society and culture as exposed during catastrophe; history of American disaster investigated through methods from cultural history, visual theory, sociology, and media studies; varied disasters to present, including those involving cities Chicago fire, San Francisco earthquake, Chicago heat wavetransportation Titanic, Challenger, Columbiaand environment Union Carbide and Bhopal, Exxon Valdez ; causes of catastrophes; how Americans react and are drawn to catastrophe e.
Special topics in American history, literature, culture.
Business Life in America3 s. History of business life in America from birth of Wall Street to rise of Silicon Valley; modes of managing and regulating office workers; changing designs of office buildings, furniture, gadgets; corporate response to rise of class inequalities and growing gender and racial diversity in workforce; portrayal of businessperson in novels, movies, television, art, photography.
History of the American civil rights movement. Impact of American cities skyscrapers, entertainments, crowds, ethnic neighborhoods on American culture; depiction of American urban environments by artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers; treatment of city life in popular culture superhero comics and movies, sitcoms, hip-hop, and more ; debates about post-industrial decline of cities; focus on New York, Chicago, Los Angeles.
Emergence and development of American fascination with ruins, from indigenous to urban-industrial remains; actual ruins and depiction of imagined ruins in art, literature, cinema. Major historical and cultural movements in black cinema; independent and early Hollywood films, animation, blaxploitation, the black renaissance, black auteurs e.
Whiteness as a socially constructed racial category with material effects in everyday life; race as a category with salience in determining public policy, forming identities, and shaping people's actions; interdisciplinary approach using social history, philosophy, science, law, literature, autobiography, film, and the expressive arts.
Forces that influenced political, economic, and social development of professional baseball in the United States; rise of major league baseball, its relationship to the minor leagues, and development of organized baseball industry.ABSTRACT. The western yellow jacket, Vespula penyslvanica (Saussare), is a serious seasonal pest of outdoor venues in the western United States.
In the spring, queens and low numbers of workers were captured in heptyl-butyrate-baited traps until early July, when . early years in america The first American roller coaster was not built at an amusement park or city, but in the mountains of Pennsylvania.
The Mauch Chunk Switchback Railway, which was more like a runaway train than a modern coaster, is considered the forefather of today's roller coaster. Angling and Its Economic Importance to Virginia are copyrighted. Permission to use artwork must be the United States. Of the total 36 million anglers, approximately skating, swimming places, amusement devices and parks, golf courses, sightseeing buses and guides, private flying operations, casino gam-bling, and other commercial.
“The Institute of Internal Auditors is part of a long list of professional associations and organizations, like the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions and the American Automobile Association, who have chosen Central Florida for their global headquarters,” said Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) Executive.
In the discussion of the state of the film and television industry in China, panelists stressed the importance of students investing time to understand Chinese culture before they travel to the world’s most populous nation with more than billion citizens.
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