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21/22 Course Catalogs Released for All Publishers

New Information from our Publishers

This is the place to get information on what's new from our Publishers in SchoolsPLP. As our partner Publishers make changes to their curriculum and notify us, such as changes, fixes, or newly available courses, we will document them here, with the newest at the top, so you can scroll down the list and find all the recent news.

Recent Publisher Information

September 23, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL008 - Criminology

  • Unit 1 Lab

EDL067 - Concepts of Engineering and Technology

  • Unit 2 Activity

EDL132 - Astronomy 1a

  • Unit 4 Lesson 1

EDL235 - Culinary Arts 2a

  • Unit 2 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam

September 10, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL026 - Mythology and Folklore

  • Unit 1 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam

EDL064 - Advertising and Sales Promotion

  • Unit 1 Lab

EDL148 - Anatomy and Physiology 1a

  • Unit 1 Quiz
  • Unit 1 Critical Thinking Questions
  • Unit 2 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam

EDL215 - Business Information Management 1a

  • Unit 2 Lab

EDL345 - Middle School Photography 1a

  • Unit 3 Activity 2

September 2, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL106 - American Sign Language 2a

  • Unit 1 Lab

EDL226 - Marketing Foundations 1a

  • Unit 1 Critical Thinking Questions

EDL340 - Workplace and Internship Readiness

  • Unit 1 Activity

August 13, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL090 - American Sign Language 1a

  • Unit 2 Activity 2
  • Unit 4 Activity 2

EDL251 - Introduction to Networking 1a

  • Unit 7 Activity 2

August 9, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL023 - Music Appreciation

  • Unit 7 Activity 1
  • Unit 7 Activity 2

July 30, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL015 - Gothic Literature

  • Unit 6 Folder Name

EDL235 - Culinary Arts 1a

  • Unit 4 Lesson 1
  • Unit 4 Quiz
  • Midterm Exam

eDynamic Learning Chromebook Friendly Updates

We have exciting news regarding eDynamic Learning courses and Chromebooks! Many schools are now using Chromebooks to provide access to our courses for their students. Chromebooks have many advantages, but they can lack certain hardware specifications or the ability to download specific software necessary for many of our more technical courses. We’re proud to incorporate new activities that enable students on Chromebooks to participate in many projects. These activities will appear automatically in eDynamic Learning courses as an additional tab in the lab/activities. The new activities will appear as a Chromebook tab in the currently existing activities.

The following courses have been updated with the new Chromebook Friendly activities (some of these courses are only available in the eDynamic Premium catalog): Applied Engineering 1a, Applied Engineering 1b, Coding 1a, Coding 1b, Cybersecurity 1a, Cybersecurity 1b, Digital Media 1a, Digital Media 1b, Digital Media 2a, Digital Media 2b, Digital Photography 1a, Digital Photography 1b, Digital Photography 2, Intro to Programming 1a, Intro to Programming 1b, Programming 2a, Programming 2b, Middle School Coding 1a, Middle School Coding 1b, Middle School Exploring IT, Middle School Game Design 1a, Middle School Game Design 1b, Network Security Fundamentals 1a, Network Security Fundamentals 1b, Operational Cybersecurity 1a, Principles of IT 1a, Principles of IT 1b, Robotics 1a, Robotics 1b, Web Development 1a, Web Development 1b, Web Development 2a 

Sample Screenshot of the new Chromebook Friendly activity tab:

July 23, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL076 - Personal Fitness

  • Unit 6 Quiz
  • Final Exam

EDL087 - Coding 1a

  • Unit 6 Lab

July 1, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL017 - Digital Photography 2

  • Unit 2 Lab

June 18, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL013 - Great Minds in Science

  • Unit 3 Lesson 4

June 15, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL018 - Personal and Family Finance

  • Unit 7 Quiz
  • Final Exam

EDL022 - Forensic Science 2

  • Unit 2 Lab

June 7, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL071 - Renewable Technologies

  • Unit 1 Lab
  • Unit 2 Lab
  • Unit 3 Lab
  • Unit 4 Lab
  • Unit 8 Lab

EDL073 - Marine Science

  • Unit 1 Lab
  • Unit 3 Lab
  • Unit 7 Lab
  • Unit 10 Lab

EDL222 - Introduction to Programming 1b

  • Unit 7 Lab

EDL066 - Agriscience 2

  • Unit 8 Lab

EDL070 - Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Unit 10 Lab

EDL075 - African American History

  • Unit 3 Lab
  • Unit 4 Lab
  • Unit 5 Lab
  • Unit 6 Lab
  • Unit 10 Lab

EDL243 - Foundations of Game Design 1a

  • Unit 6 Quiz
  • Final Exam

EDL024 - World Religions

  • Unit 9 Quiz
  • Final Exam

EDL073 - National Security

  • Unit 2 Lab
  • Unit 3 Lab

EDL112 - Biotechnology 1a

  • Unit 1 Lab
  • Unit 2 Lab

EDL113 - Biotechnology 1b

  • Unit 1 Lab
  • Unit 3 Lab

June 1, 2021

21/22 Course Catalogs Released for All Publishers

All SchoolsPLP customers now have access to the school year 21/22 course catalogs for all their subscribed course publishers. Courses may be previewed in the Catalogs and new sections may be created from them immediately. If any particular courses or catalogs are not available for your district, please contact SchoolsPLP support and we will assist in providing them. If you have any questions about what should be available for your district, please contact your sales representative.

March 4, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL007 - Sociology 2

  • Unit 1 Lesson 1 Update
  • Unit 1 Lesson 2 Update
  • Unit 3 Quiz/Midterm Update
  • Unit 5 Lab Update
  • Unit 8 Lab Update

EDL008 - Criminology

  • Unit 3 Lab Update
  • Unit 6 Lab Update
  • Unit 7 Lab Update

EDL011 - Forensic Science 1

  • Unit 1 Lab Update
  • Unit 1 Quiz/Midterm Update
  • Unit 2 Lab
  • Unit 7 Lab
  • Unit 7 Activity
  • Unit 8 Lab

EDL012 - Veterinary Science

  • Unit 6 Lab Update
  • Unit 7 Lab Update

EDL016 - Real World Parenting

  • Unit 1 Lab Update
  • Unit 3 Quiz/Midterm Update

EDL018 - Personal and Family Finance

  • Unit 3 Lab Update
  • Unit 5 Lab Update
  • Unit 7 Lab Update

EDL021 - Archaeology

  • Unit 1 Lab Update

EDL023 - Music Appreciation

  • Unit 1 Activity Update

EDL024 - World Religions

  • Unit 1 Lab Update
  • Unit 2 Lab Update
  • Unit 5 Lab Update
  • Unit 6 Lab Update
  • Unit 10 Lab Update

EDL149 - Anatomy and Physiology 1b

  • Unit 2 Quiz/Midterm Update

EDL228 - Outlook

  • Unit 1 Lab Update

EDL025 - Human Geography

  • Unit 2 Lab
  • Unit 5 Lab
  • Unit 6 Lab

EDL026 - Mythology and Folklore

  • Unit 3 Lab

EDL029 - Health Science 1

  • Unit 1 Lab
  • Unit 6 Lab

EDL036 - History of the Holocaust

  • Unit 2 Lab
  • Unit 8 Lab
  • Unit 9 Lab

EDL038 - Art in World Cultures

  • Unit 1 Lab
  • Unit 3 Lab

EDL041 - Middle School Journalism

  • Unit 9 Project 2

EDL133 - Astronomy 1b

  • Unit 2 Lesson 4

EDL219 - Web Development 1a

  • Unit 8 Lesson 3

EDL244 - Foundations of Game Design 1b

  • Unit 1 Lesson 4
  • Music Appreciation
  • Criminology
  • Personal and Family Finance
  • World Religions
  • Forensic Science 1
  • Archaeology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Sociology 2
  • Outlook
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1b
  • Real World Parenting
  • Web Development 1a
  • Middle School Journalism
  • Art in World Cultures
  • Health Science 1
  • Astronomy 1b
  • History of the Holocaust
  • Health Science Foundations 1b
  • American Sign Language 3b
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Human Geography

February 19, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL001 - Personal Psychology 1

  • Updated Unit 7 Lab

EDL003 - Social Problems 1

  • Updated Unit 7 Lab

EDL007 - Sociology 2

  • Updated two questions in the Unit 7 Quiz (and Final Exam).

EDL036 - History of the Holocaust

  • Updated a question in the Unit 5 Quiz (and Midterm Exam).

EDL134 - American Sign Language 1b

  • Updated Unit 1 Activity 2

EDL232 - Access

  • Updated Unit 1 Lab

EDL335 - Theater, Cinema, and Film Production 1a

  • General Update to activities

EDL001 - Personal Psychology 1

  • Unit 3 Lab Update

EDL002 - Social Problems 1

  • Unit 4 Lab Update
  • Unit 6 Lab Update

EDL004 - Anthropology 1

  • Unit 1 Lab Update

EDL087 - Coding 1a

  • Unit 3/Midterm Exam Update

Courses:

  • Social Problems 1
  • History of the Holocaust
  • Personal Psychology 1
  • Sociology 2
  • American Sign Language 1b
  • Theater, Cinema, and Film Production 1a
  • Access
  • Social Problems 1
  • Coding 1a
  • Personal Psychology 1
  • Anthropology 1

February 1, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL098 - Cybersecurity 1a

  • Updated Unit 2 Activity

EDL219 - Web Development 1a

  • Updated Unit 8 Lesson 3

EDL255 - Applied Engineering 1a

  • Updated a question found in the Unit 8 Quiz and Final Exam.

Courses:

  • Cybersecurity 1a
  • Web Development 1a
  • Applied Engineering 1a

January 22, 2021

Cumulative eDynamic Learning Course Updates

EDL003 - Law and Order

  • Updated a question found in the Unit 6 Quiz and the Final Exam.
  • Replaced the Unit 4 Discussion Question #2

EDL004 - Anthropology 1

  • Updated a question found in the Unit 8 Quiz and Final Exam.

EDL007 - Sociology 2

  • Updated the Teacher Resources for Unit 1 Critical Thinking Questions.
  • Updated 2 questions found in the Unit 4 Quiz and Midterm Exam.

EDL013 - Great Minds in Science

  • Updated a question found in the Unit 3 Quiz and Midterm Exam.

EDL023 - Music Appreciation

  • Replaced Unit 6 Lab due to a broken link.

EDL070 - Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

  • Replaced Unit 3 Lab due to a broken link.

EDL078 - Middle School 2D Studio Art

  • Updated a question in the Unit 6 Quiz and Final Exam
  • Updated a question in the Unit 8 Quiz and Final Exam

EDL098 - Cybersecurity 1a

  • Updated a question found in the Unit 8 Quiz and the Final Exam.

EDL105 - Coding 1b

  • Updated all activities to include instructions on what to submit for grading. Also modified Units 1 and 2 Activities with instructions for students to take screenshots at various parts for submission.

EDL148 - Anatomy and Physiology 1a

  • Updated 2 questions found in the Unit 3 Quiz and the Midterm Exam.

EDL215 - Business Information Management 1a

  • Updated Unit 1 Lab due to broken link
  • Updated Unit 6 Lab due to broken link

EDL229 Powerpoint

  • Slight modification to lessons and activities to better prepare students for the Microsoft 2019 certification exam.

EDL231 Excel

  • Slight modification to lessons and activities to better prepare students for the Microsoft 2019 certification exam.

EDL351 - Animation 1a

  • Updated a question found in the Unit 8 Quiz and Final Exam.

Courses:

  • Law and Order
  • Anthropology 1
  • Sociology 2
  • Great Minds in Science
  • Music Appreciation
  • Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Middle School 2D Studio Art
  • Cybersecurity 1a
  • Coding 1b
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1a
  • Business Information Management 1a
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Animation 1a

December 29, 2020

Content Update: International Business Unit 4 Quiz Update

We have updated a question found in the Unit 4 Quiz (as well as the Midterm Exam) for better clarity.

Original Question

A country with exports of $6 million and imports of $10 million has a:

Updated Question

Last year, the United States sent out $10 million and brought in $6 million. Based on this information, which did they MOST likely experience?

a. an increase in profit due to tourism.
b. a decreased reliance on international products.
c. positive or favorable balance of payments.
d. negative or unfavorable balance of payments.

Courses:

  • International Business

Content Update: Agriscience 1 Unit 7 Discussion Question Update

We have replaced the Unit 7 Discussion Question #1 due to changes to the linked site in the original question.

Original Question

There are several good online tools to help you think about the kind of careers that interest you, including the Princeton Review Career Quiz. Take the quiz, describe your results, and share them. Do you think they describe you well? What were the top three careers that appeal to you in your results?

Replacement Question

Which agriscience careers described in the unit appeal most to you? What elements of those careers interest you? One question in the unit was “where do you want to spend the day?”. Describe your preferred job setting; then compare it to the careers that interested you: How do they match up?

Courses:

  • Agriscience 1

Content Update: Anatomy and Physiology 1a Unit 3 Quiz Update

We have updated 2 questions found in the Unit 3 Quiz (as well as the Midterm) which had the incorrect answers indicated as correct.

Original Questions

U03014
To get a good look at compact bone tissue in your humerus (upper arm bone), you would need to:
a. slice the bone into segments, like chopping a cucumber for a salad.
b. bisect the bone lengthwise, like cutting an avocado in two.
c. crush the bone into power, like using a mortar and pestle.
d. leave the bone intact.

U03015
To get a good look at the cancellous bone in your humerus (upper arm bone), you would need to:
a. slice the bone into segments, like chopping a cucumber for a salad.
b. bisect the bone lengthwise, like cutting an avocado in two.
c. crush the bone into power, like using a mortar and pestle on grains.
d. leave the bone intact.

Updated Questions

U03014
To get a good look at compact bone tissue in your humerus (upper arm bone), you would need to:
a. leave the bone intact.
b. bisect the bone lengthwise, like cutting an avocado in two.
c. crush the bone into power, like using a mortar and pestle.
d. slice the bone into segments, like chopping a cucumber for a salad.

U03015
To get a good look at the cancellous bone in your humerus (upper arm bone), you would need to: a. leave the bone intact.
b. bisect the bone lengthwise, like cutting an avocado in two.
c. crush the bone into power, like using a mortar and pestle on grains.
d. bisect the bone lengthwise, like cutting an avocado in two.

Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1a

Content Update: Middle School Exploring Music Unit 4 Quiz Update

We have updated 3 questions found in the Unit 4 Quiz (and Midterm Exam) in response to feedback and for better clarity.

Original Questions

U04001
What is sight reading?

U04025
What is an eighth note?

U04027
What is a 'voice part'?

Updated Questions

U04001
What is sight reading?
a. practicing a piece of music often enough that you have it memorized
b. assigning a certain tempo to a piece of music
c. selecting the vocal part to sing in an octavo
d. singing or playing a piece of music that you see for the first time

U04025
In solfege, which note of the major scale is referred to as “sol”?
a. the third note
b. the fifth note
c. the seventh note
d. the first and eighth note

U04027
When a choir is singing a piece of music and the director wants to focus on the members singing the lowest line, what aspect of the musical score is the director focusing on?
a. time signature
b. voice part
c. key signature
d. sight reading

Courses:

  • Middle School Exploring Music

Content Update: Anatomy and Physiology 1a Unit 4 Lab Update

We have replaced a link in the Unit 4 Lab in response to feedback. This change included some minor wording changes to the lab itself.

Original Link

Brooksidepress.org: Basic Patient Care Procedures - Range of Motion

New Link

Washington State Range of Motion Chart

Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1a

December 18, 2020

Content Update: Allied Health 1a Unit 8 Activity Update

We have updated the Unit 8 Activity in response to feedback.

Updated Activity Content

The Medical Office Budget Process

You have learned about the various types of budget lines that a medical office assistant is responsible for handling. In this activity, you will be taking various types of transactions from a medical clinic and organizing them on a spreadsheet.

Step 1: Categorize Budget Lines

Create a spreadsheet using the headings presented in the table (Income, Expense, Acct Payable, Acct Receivable).
Two example entries are provided for you to get you started:

  • The cleaning service company’s invoice for $431 was received.
  • Patient A paid a $40 co-pay.
    For each entry, write a description of the entry in the first column, and then enter the dollar amount of the transaction in the appropriate column to demonstrate whether the transaction should be categorized as income, expense, accounts payable, or accounts receivable.
Table 1 Spreadsheet Organization
Income Expense Acct Payable Acct Receivable
Cleaning Service company invoice $431
Patient A $40

Add the following transactions to your spreadsheet:

  • The window cleaning company’s invoice for $233 was paid by check.
  • Patient B paid for the assessment of her bunion. She does not have insurance. She paid $348 by credit card.
  • A water cooler bill for $127 was received.
  • Office supply purchases totaled $364.
  • Alliswell Insurance Company sent a check in the amount of $8,793 for the month of August.
  • A former nurse practitioner who recently died, left $10,000 to the clinic in his will. His lawyer dropped off a certified check for this amount.
  • Medical supplies totaling $3,475 were purchased for the month.
  • The insurance claim for Patient C was refused. The amount was $834. An invoice was sent to the patient.
  • Patient D paid $672 in cash for her blood work and X-rays done in the clinic.
    In addition to the transactions provided in this Activity, create at least TWO transactions of your own that would be listed as Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

Step 2: Expand Your Spreadsheet

Now that you have some data to work with, look at your spreadsheet to determine what you would need to add to it if you wanted to include the following information:

  • Cash Accounting
  • Accrual Accounting
  • Write-Off Adjustments
    In a blank row below your spreadsheet, describe in sentences what you might need to add or adjust in this spreadsheet if you wanted to include these types of accounting.
    Save your spreadsheet to the folder you created for this course, and submit the document using the dropbox.

Courses:

  • Allied Health Assistant 1a

Content Update: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Unit 1 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 1 Quiz (also found in the Midterm) in response to feedback.

Original Question

The food industry includes all of the following types of jobs EXCEPT:

a. representing food companies in lawsuits.
b. designing flavors for packaged foods.
c. designing packaging.
d. genetically engineering plants

Updated Question

A food science professional is best suited for all of the following jobs EXCEPT:

a. making food production more efficient.
b. creating exciting new food flavors.
c. genetically engineering plants.
d. designing less wasteful packaging.

Courses:

  • Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Content Update: Forensic Science 1 Unit 5 Quiz Update

We have updated two questions in the Unit 5 Quiz (also found in the Final Exam).

Original Questions

#U05008
At a crime scene, Lorenzo finds a gun in shallow pond water. How should he transport the gun to BEST preserve the evidence?
a. He should drain the water and then put the gun in a plastic bag.
b. He should rinse the gun, dry it, and then put it in a paper bag.
c. He should clean the gun and collect a separate water sample.
d. He should clean the gun and collect a separate water sample.

#U05009
Isabella finds a bullet in the wall of a victim’s bedroom. What is the BEST method for her to thoroughly examine this evidence while still preserving its markings?
a. She should cut out the part of the wall that surrounds the bullet.
b. She should cut out the part of the wall that surrounds the bullet..
c. She should leave the bullet in the wall and use close-up photos as evidence.
d. She should make a plastic mold of the bullet’s impression in the wall.

Updated Questions

#U05008
At a crime scene, Lorenzo finds a gun in shallow pond water. How should he transport the gun to BEST preserve the evidence?
a. He should drain the water and then put the gun in a plastic bag.
b. He should rinse the gun, dry it, and then put it in a paper bag.
c. He should clean the gun and collect a separate water sample.
d. He should keep the gun submerged in water as he transports it.

#U05009
Isabella finds a bullet in the wall of a victim’s bedroom. What is the BEST method for her to thoroughly examine this evidence while still preserving its markings?
a. She should cut out the part of the wall that surrounds the bullet.
b. She should dust the bullet to reveal fingerprints or other markings.
c. She should leave the bullet in the wall and use close-up photos as evidence.
d. She should make a plastic mold of the bullet’s impression in the wall.

Courses:

  • Forensic Science 1

December 11, 2020

Content Update: Astronomy 1b Unit 2, 5, and 6 Lab Updates

We have replaced broken PBS links found in the Unit 2, Unit 5, and Unit 6 Labs.

Unit 2

Original Lab Links

Deep Space Dangers: Is Mars Beyond Reach?
Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars?

Updated Lab Content

In this Lab, you’re going to use the TED website as a research center to take a deeper look at Mars, and the types of research projects and questions being asked about this planet.
Go to the TED website, and perform a search for “Mars” or other keywords that might interest you about Mars. You may find some playlists that have already grouped relevant Mars talks together. This makes your research easier! Scan through the various Mars-related topics and select 2-3 TED Talks that interest you. Note that some talks are much shorter than others; if the shorter talks strongly interest you, keep in mind that you may need to watch 3 or more of them to have enough source material to write about for this assignment.
Watch these talks and take notes on their main points. If you find that one of the talks you initially selected doesn’t suit your interest after all, or that its topic varies widely from your other choices, it is okay to return to TED and select another topic of interest. Your notes for the TED Talks should include information about:

  • The speaker: their name, their professional background, what they do in relation to Mars
  • The topic: describe the research, or insights the speaker shares, including details on whether this research is on-going on Mars itself, or being done from Earth
  • Your questions: any points that you were left wondering about after watching the talk

Using your notes and word processing software of your choice, write a comparison/contrast essay presenting what you learned about Mars. This essay should weave together the insights from the various talks, so be sure to identify the talks by their title and/or speaker for clarity throughout the essay. In addition to summarizing the main point of the talk, in order to create the comparison/contrast essay, you will need to analyze these talks as a group of information and identify instances of overlap or disjunction. For example, where research from one talk might support or impact a topic in another talk, where the speakers presented information that conflicted with each other, etc. In addition to making final remarks in your conclusion, you may also want to include the questions the talks inspired in you, or any increased curiosity you might have had about Mars. It’s a high honor for a researcher to make someone else interested in their work!

Unit 5

Original Lab Links

The Sun: Crash Course Astronomy 10
Where Are We? Solar Eclipse/Genius by Stephen Hawking

Updated Lab Links and Content

Your Next Tourist Destination: A Total Solar Eclipse

In this Lab, you will do some research on total solar eclipses. The most recent total solar eclipse whose path crossed the United States happened on August 21, 2017. Let’s find out more about what that may have looked like.
Start by reading the American Astronomical Society’s page on the Solar Eclipse Experience; follow some of the links listed at the bottom of the page under the More Articles heading. Then do your own online research using the search term “2017 total solar eclipse” and look for news articles or images that describe that moment.
Lastly, do some research to discover when the next solar eclipses will cross the United States and make sure to note where their paths will travel.
Using your research, create a brochure on total solar eclipses which could be used as a travel advertisement. Make sure to thoroughly describe the experience in a way that makes other people want to experience the eclipse themselves. Use maps to show where the next eclipses will cross the United States, clearly identifying the date of these eclipses.
Submit your brochure.

Unit 6

Original Lab Link #2

The Hubble Deep Field Academy

New Link and Content

Carrie Nugent: Adventures of an Asteroid Hunter

  1. How does the speaker know that the lump of metal she is holding is an asteroid?
  2. How does the speaker “hunt” asteroids? Describe how teams of scientists collect data about asteroids.
  3. Both speakers describe the asteroid that hit Earth and caused a massive extinction, including the decimation of the dinosaurs. The speakers describe the size of this asteroid in different terms. Summarize each speaker’s description and explain which one gives you a better picture of the size of this asteroid.
  4. Does Carrie Nugent agree with Phil Plait’s assessment that we can defend the Earth from asteroids? Why or why not?

Courses:

  • Astronomy 1b

Content Update: Veterinary Science Unit 2 and Unit 3 Lab Updates

We have updated the Labs in Unit 2 and 3. The Unit 2 update removes a broken PBS video (2nd link) and the Unit 3 lab update replaces the entire lab.

Removed Unit 2 Lab Link

Advances in Veterinary Medicine

Original Unit 3 Lab Links

What veterinarians know that physicians don’t
Fighting a contagious cancer

Updated Unit 3 Lab Content

Proper Animal Identification

An important part of maintaining a healthy herd is having proper identification for your animals. Do some online research at the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to see the various identification guidelines for large and small animals, and the role of the veterinarian in animal identification.

Our link takes you directly to the Animal Identification page, which you should read as an overview before reading all of the pages for all animals listed. Notice that the Animal Identification page talks about a proposed traceability rule for livestock with official identification. Follow the Traceability link and do some additional research on the Traceability page to understand how far that ruling has progressed.

Also look at the Animal Movement section, which is located on the left set of tabs, just above Animal Identification. Find the guidelines for interstate movement of large animals, as well as the page on common problems having to do with live animal movement. On these pages you will gain an understanding of why these identification tags are important, and what problems occur when documentation is unclear.

Finally, do some general research outside of the USDA website to find out what the major stakeholders in livestock are saying about the National Animal Identification System and the Animal Disease Traceability guidelines.

After your research, you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the legal responsibilities of a veterinarian regarding the identification and documentation of animals?
  • Acceptable forms of identification for the following animals, including example images of official eartags:
    • Cattle
    • Swine
    • Equines
    • Sheep and goats
  • The advantages in having clear traceability of large animals as they move across state lines
  • The disadvantages to farmers in implementing traceability

With all of your research in hand, create a product, such as a brochure or presentation, that relays the answers to the questions posed in a clear format. Submit your product.

Courses:

  • Veterinary Science

December 10, 2020

Content Update: Foundations of Game Design 1a Quiz Fixes

We have fixed 6 questions found in Foundations of Game Design 1a which did not have a correct answer indicated in the question banks.

Unit 1 (as well as Midterm)

#1023 What third-generation gaming console helped the industry recover from the recession in the 1980s and included new concepts like a pad controller, or “joypad”, authentic reproductions of hit arcade games, and a new strategy of pricing the console cheaper than the competition’s?
a. Atari Gaming System
b. Nintendo Entertainment System
c. Apple II
d. 3DO Interactive Multiplayer by Panasonic

#1030 Vivian is playing a console online with friend via dial-up in the first console which supported this sort of online play. Which console is she playing on?
a. Atari Jaguar
b. Sony PlayStation
c. Sega Dreamcast
d. Nintendo Gamecube

#1040 Which console’s controllers simulate the controls commonly found in early mobile gaming?
a. GameCube
b. PlayStation
c. Xbox
d. Wii

#1070 Only a very select few video game consoles provide a signal which is compatible with television.
False

Unit 4 (as well as Midterm)

#4072 No matter what your game concept is, it will be incredibly simple to think up new and inventive ways to keep players challenged over time.
False

Unit 8 (as well as Final)

#8030 What Body Type is appropriate for an impassable wall tile in a 2D Unity game?
a. Immobile
b. Solid
c. Static
d. Grounded

Courses:

  • Foundations of Game Design 1a

Content Update: Personal Psychology 2 Unit 1 Lesson 2 and Quiz Update

We have updated the first paragraph in Unit 1 Lesson 2 as well as a related quiz question (which is also found in the Midterm)

Original Quiz Question

Thunder and lightning may become connected in the mind because they often occur together. This is an example of which of the following?
a. Law of similarity
b. Law of conditioning
c. Law of stimuli
d. Law of continuity

Updated Quiz Question

Thunder and lightning may become connected in the mind because they often occur together. This is an example of which of the following?
a. Law of similarity
b. Law of conditioning
c. Law of stimuli
d. Law of contiguity

Updated Unit 1 Lesson 2 Content

For thousands of years, people have tried to gain a better understand of learning. And in the recent past, many scholars have begun to more closely examine the learning process. Aristotle proposed laws of association to describe learning. According to him, laws of association are the conditions under which a thought becomes connected, or associated, with another. The law of contiguity states that two events can become connected in our minds if they happen close together. For example, we tend to think of thunder and lightning being one unit, not two separate events, because they so often happen in quick succession. The law of similarity says that two things may become connected if they resemble each other in some way. This might include two people or two words that share a close resemblance. Many of the learning theories we have today are largely based on this idea of association

Courses:

  • Personal Psychology 2

Content Update: African American History Unit 7 Quiz Update

We have updated a question found in Unit 7 (also in the Final Exam) in response to feedback.

Original Question

38) The Birth of a Nation was a film that depicted which of the following ideas?
a. The Reconstruction era in the south was not successful
b. the Ku Klux Klan saved the south from destruction
c. African Americans deserve the right to vote
d. The White supremacy movement is dead

Updated Question

The Birth of a Nation was a racist film that depicted which of the following fallacies?
a. the Ku Klux Klan saved the South from destruction
b. race riots were a necessary outcome of Social Darwinism
c. immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe were weakening the nation
d. the white supremacy movement was dead

Courses:

  • African American History

December 4, 2020

Content Update: Mythology and Folklore Unit 2 Lab Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 2 Lab for better clarity.

Original question

#4. Why do you think the Amazons became so important in the founding myth of Athens?

Updated question

#4. Why do you think that the Amazons were featured so prominently in Greek myths and legends?

Courses:

  • Mythology and Folklore

December 1, 2020

Content Update: Forensic Science 1 Unit 6 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 6 quiz (also found in the Final Exam) that had duplicate answers.

Original Question

#35 - Lisa is a forensic anthropologist working to identify a victim. After examining a set of human bones, she concludes that the victim was a woman. What evidence MOST likely led her to this conclusion?

Updated Question and Answers

#35 - Lisa is a forensic anthropologist working to identify a victim. After examining a set of human bones, she concludes that the victim was a woman. What evidence MOST likely led her to this conclusion?

a. The victim had a narrow pelvis and very prominent brow.
b. The victim had a more prominent brow ridge.
c. The victim’s pelvic bones were low and bowl-shaped.
d. The victim’s pelvic bones were narrow and tall.

Courses:

  • Forensic Science 1

Content Update: Sociology 1 Unit 6 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 6 Lab due to a broken link.

Please Note: This is a full lab update replacing the content in both the US Lab and International Lab

Original Lab Links

US Lab
Poor Kids

International Lab
How Economic Inequality Harms Societies
The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True

Updated Link and Content

The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True

  1. The speaker states we’ve overlooked a major resource in efforts to reduce poverty. What is that resource? Why do you think this resource was overlooked?
  2. The speaker shares a number of personal stories. What are some of the similarities or connecting points between the different stories the speaker shares?
  3. The speaker mentions some problems that affect people living in poverty, and more specifically black, indigenous, and Latino families living in poverty. Identify at least two of those problems. Why do you think these societal problems affect people of color who are also living in poverty more than other groups?
  4. What are some ways that the speaker mentions that her children are growing up differently than she did? What is the point she is making with this comparison?
  5. Why does the speaker argue that we have to stop telling the story that "hard work leads to success"? What does this story allow us to believe about people living poverty?
  6. How does the speaker suggest people who are poor can impact poverty?
  7. How does the South African concept of “ubuntu” relate to the systems of stratification and social mobility you read about in the unit?
  8. What surprised, challenged, or interested you about this speaker’s presentation?

Courses:

  • Sociology 1

Content Update: Anatomy and Physiology Unit 6 Lab Update

We have updated the content of the Unit 6 Lab in response to feedback.

Updated Lab Content

Helping Diabetics Self-Monitor

For this lab, you will assume the role of a family medicine specialist with a patient who has recently been diagnosed with diabetes.

Part 1

Your task for this lab will be to practice your bedside manner by talking to a hypothetical patient who has just been diagnosed with type II diabetes. You’ll talk them through the following:

  • how to monitor their insulin levels regularly
  • how to recognize when they may be suffering from low blood sugar
  • how to administer insulin, with a demonstration

Your patient understands the basics of their condition and will follow the regimen you propose but has come to you for more specific advice. Your patient is a teenager and is accompanied by their parent, so your advice and demonstration will be given to both the patient and their guardian.
First, you’ll need to learn more about the subject matter yourself! Research the topics of:

  • how to pick a blood-glucose monitor
  • how to read a blood-glucose monitor/what is a healthy blood-glucose level
  • how to recognize low blood sugar levels (for the patient: things like a numb feeling in the mouth, shakiness, or slow thinking; for the parent: things like skin turning pale or seeing abnormal sweating)
  • how to self-administer insulin shots
  • how the disease will progress as a patient ages (for example, how/when might it turn into type I diabetes)

Keep a list of any relevant sources you find.

Part 2

After you have thoroughly researched the topic, organize your notes for a two-part presentation. You need to physically demonstrate how to use a blood-glucose monitor and how to self-administer insulin shots. You may need to use physical actions or props for this, such as a popsicle stick or pencil representing a blood glucose monitor or syringe.
You also need to present the type II diabetes diagnosis to your patient in a way that answers the most common questions you think they might have. You may use notecards to help organize your thoughts, but you shouldn’t read long sections from them verbatim. Remember, you’re acting as a medical professional—the patient needs to believe you are an expert in the subject. You should present a calm, professional, warm, and well-paced demeanor during your talk; this is your opportunity to practice a good bedside manner! You may perform the presentation live for a teacher, or you may record a video of your presentation.

Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1b

Content Update: Astronomy 1b Unit 3 Lesson 2 and Quiz Update

We have updated the first paragraph in Unit 3 Lesson 2 as well as two quiz questions (these questions are also found in the Midterm).

New Paragraph in Lesson 2

Welcome to the solar system’s giant. The planet Jupiter was named after the Roman god of the sky and king of the gods. Indeed, the planet Jupiter is king of the sky at 142,984 kilometers (88,846 miles) in diameter with an enormous magnetic field and 53 confirmed moons. The largest and most massive of the planets, Jupiter alone accounts for 2.5 times as much mass as all of the other planets in the solar system. To imagine just how much larger Jupiter is when compared with the other planets, you could fit more than 700 Earths inside Saturn, 63 Earths inside Uranus, 57 Earths inside Neptune, and over 1,300 Earths would fit inside Jupiter!

Quiz Changes

Original Questions

#5. Recent counts show that Jupiter has __ moons, not including the temporary ones.
*
a. 50

b. 25
c. 12
d. 5

Updated Questions

#4. Recent counts show that Jupiter has ___ confirmed moons.
*
a. 53

b. 25
c. 12
d. 5

#13. Recent counts show 53 confirmed moons on Jupiter, not including the “temporary” moons.
True

Courses:

  • Astronomy 1b

Content Update: African American History Unit 9 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 9 Quiz (also found in the Final) for better clarity.

Original Question

#26. What were Freedom Rides?
a. action to segregate public buses
b. bus ride to register voters
c. unlawful assembly of bus riders
d. support for local businesses

Updated Question

#26. What were Freedom Rides?
a. a federal action to segregate public buses for the safety of the public
b. a spin-off of sit-ins where Black and white activists rode buses together through the South
c. bus rides transporting large groups of protesters to the March on Washington
d. a reaction to the Brown v. Board of Education integration decision

Courses:

  • African American History

Content Update: World Religions Unit 6 Quiz Update

We have replaced a question in the Unit 6 Quiz (also found in the Final Exam).

Original Question

#32. Rayan and his family are Muslim. Considering the geographic locations in which Muslims are found, where would Rayan MOST likely live?

Updated Question

#32. Which of the following Asian countries has the most Muslim-identifying residents?
a. India
b. Singapore
c. Malaysia
d. Indonesia

Courses:

  • World Religions

Content Update: Law and Order Unit 6 Quiz Update

We have replaced a question in the Unit 6 Quiz (also found in the Final Exam).

Original Question

#32. What distinguishes the Bill of Rights from other Constitutional Amendments?

Updated Question

#32. American citizens have a number of rights. Lucinda is an Italian citizen who has come to the United States for a one year job internship. While in the United States, what (if any) rights is Lucinda entitled to receive?
a. Since Lucinda is not an American citizen, she is not entitled to any of the same rights.
b. Lucinda is allowed certain non-citizen rights such as the right to life, privacy, and expression.
c. Lucinda needs to submit a formal petition to qualify for any rights while in the United States.
d. Lucinda is entitled to all of the same rights American citizens enjoy while she is in the United States.

Courses:

  • Law and Order

November 24, 2020

Content Update: Mythology and Folklore Unit 8 Lab Update

We have replaced the Unit 8 Lab due to a broken link.

Original Link

The Gnomist

Updated Link and Content

Dig Out More Myths

This is your chance to do some digging into a modern myth or legend that interests you!

Choose one of the general topics from the unit:

  • Urban Legends
  • Superstitions
  • Old Wives’ Tales
  • Cryptozoology
  • Mythical Places

Do some online research for your topic of choice. Read a variety of examples of your topic before identifying 2-3 examples of your topic that interest you. For example, if you choose old wives’ tales, you might do a number of different searches for old wives’ tales from a certain culture or region until you find 2-3 tales that you find particularly funny or interesting.

Once you have identified 2-3 examples from your topic, research those examples with additional searches so that you compile as much material as you can about your examples.

Then, report on your findings by developing a creative document about your topic. For example, if you focused on mythical places, you might want to create a brochure that has a map showing the area of your mythical place on one side, with any specific identifying features labelled; while on the other side, you could then highlight the information you discovered about this mythical place. Or, if you researched superstitions, maybe you want to create a series of warning labels for the proper uses of different products (like a label to warn people NOT to walk under a ladder, and the reasons why). Your creative document should do the following:

  • Clearly identify the topic and examples you researched
  • Creatively communicate the features of this myth

Along with your creative interpretation of your information, also include a document that cites your sources and has a paragraph of reflection on what the study of myths as a whole, throughout this course has taught you or made you curious about.

Courses:

  • Mythology and Folklore

Content Update: Coding 1a Unit 6 Quiz update

We have updated 2 questions in Coding 1a for better clarity.

Original Questions

#14. Shonda just wrote an If statement, but it does not work. Which of the following changes should she make to fix her code?

#49. Which of these statements demonstrates a correct function call to the following function?

<code>def sleep(hours):
<code>    if hours < 9:
<code>        return "That's not enought sleep!"
<code>    else:
<code>        return "You are well-rested!"

Updated Questions

#14. Shonda just wrote an If statement, but it does not work. Which of the following changes should she make to fix her code?
a. Add a period to the end of the first line of her if statement.
b. Add a colon to the end of the first line of her if statement
c. Make sure that the word “if” is capitalized.
d. Add parenthesis around the condition of the if statement.

#49. Which of these statements demonstrates a correct function call to the following function?

<code>def sleep(hours):
<code>    if hours < 9:
<code>        return "That's not enought sleep!"
<code>    else:
<code>        return "You are well-rested!"

a. sleep()
b. sleep:
c. print(sleep(10))
d. sleep(=10)

Courses:

  • Coding 1a

Content Update: Veterinary Science Unit 4 Lab Update

We have replaced the Unit 4 Lab due to a broken link. Please note that this is a full lab update.

Original Link

Mysteries of the Animal Mind

New Content

Why Animals in Zoos Need Choice

  1. Why does the speaker say it is important for her to offer her daughter choices? How does the speaker compare that to the importance of choice for the animals she cares for?
  2. Summarize how Holly’s chimpanzee behaviors were different from the rest of the troupe.
  3. What approach did the speaker and her team decide to take to help Holly? Give at least three specific examples.
  4. What did the team observe about Holly and her troupe over time?
  5. Why is offering choice a revolutionary concept at a zoo? Identify an element from what you read in the unit as to how zoos are changing that also serve the purpose of offering animals more choice.
  6. Applying this learning to yourself. Identify a time when you might have resented feeling enclosed, but the offer of choices improved your outlook.
  7. The speaker mentions some examples of activity bins that they used as enrichment materials for Holly. Identify two materials that you would be curious about giving Holly in a bin to see how she would interact with that material. Keep Holly’s safety in mind as you make your suggestions; avoid things that would endanger her or the troupe!
  8. The unit mentions that an important factor in zookeeping is to give animals their space, as they are wild animals after all. How do you think zookeepers balance their need for research and helping specific animals, like Holly with respecting Holly’s need for “wild space.”

Courses:

  • Veterinary Science

Content Update: Great Minds in Science Unit 1 Critical Thinking Update

We have removed a question and added a new one in the Unit 1 Critical Thinking Questions.

Removed Question

#15. Choose one mind illusion from "The Secret Life of the Brain". Explain the illusion and why scientists think that it happens.

New Question

#12. Summarize one of the three broad types of magic tricks mentioned in the Magicology website (misdirection, illusion, or forcing) by explaining the example of how this trick is used and how people respond to it. Why does our brain respond in this way?

Please Note: Since we have added the new question as #12, the previous #12 is now #13 and so forth.

Courses:

  • Great Minds in Science

Content Update: Anatomy and Physiology 1a Unit 1 Lab, Unit 1 Activity, and Unit 5 Quiz update

We have updated the following items:

  • Unit 1 Lab due to a broken link
  • Unit 1 Activity for better clarity
  • Unit 5 Quiz Question 7

For both the Unit 1 Lab and Activity, you can view a copy of the updated content in the attached PDF. These two changes will be automatically updated via LTI and require no action.

Unit 5 Quiz Update

Original Question

You look at a nerve cell under a microscope and see that is has one axon and no dendrites. What type of neuron must it be?
a. afferent
b. efferent
c. interneuron
d. bipolar

Updated Question

You look at a nerve cell under a microscope and see that is has one axon and no dendrites. What type of neuron must it be?
a. unipolar
b. efferent
c. interneuron
d. bipolar

Courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology 1a

November 16, 2020

Content Update: Peer Counseling Unit 7 Lab Update

We have replaced the Unit 7 Lab due to availability of target PBS videos.

Original Links

Stressed Teens
Teens on Anxiety
Teen's Story of Depression Goes Viral

Updated Link and Content

You read about the four main different leadership styles, and perhaps one of the styles feels more like you than the rest. But you may feel like you are a mix of the styles, too, and that’s okay! Most people are. In this lab, you will dig into leadership styles a little more to better understand how you tend to lead.

Step 1: Take a Quiz

Take Idealist’s Leadership Style quiz. Read your results carefully.

Step 2: Reflect and Respond

In a word processing document, respond to the following questions. Copy and paste the questions into your document above your responses.

  1. Summarize the leadership style identified in your results.
  2. Does this leadership style match with your sense of your style? Why or why not? What nuances to your style did the quiz overlook?
  3. Summarize the suggestions made in your results to make your style more holistic. What do you think of these suggestions; are they methods that you could see yourself doing? Why or why not?

Step 3: Do Further Research

The Idealist quiz closely matches the four leadership styles you read about in the lessons, but depending on who you ask, there are more leadership style possibilities! Research leadership styles online and read at least THREE different articles that list different numbers of leadership styles.
After the questions from Step 2, create a section in your word processing document to summarize your findings, including links to the articles you read. Write a summary for each article. Your summaries should include the following:

  • An overview of how that article identified and described each leadership style
  • An identification of which style(s) were the best fit with your own
  • Of the style(s) you identified as being the most like your leadership style, discuss what aspects of the style(s) are a strong fit, and what aspects did not align with your understanding of yourself

Step 4: Reflect and Respond (Again)

Lastly, the Idealist quiz and the unit pointed out that leaders have to work to understand and collaborate with teams that may have different work styles and skill sets than they do. While some might say it’s best for a leader to try to become more holistic, as the quiz suggested, another way to improve a work environment is to focus on your leadership strengths and to also identify team members who embody the strengths you lack. That way, everyone on the team is focusing on what they do best, rather than getting caught up in their weaknesses. This allows people more room for personal achievement because their focus is aligned with what they excel at.
With this in mind, review your leadership style(s) identified in the Idealist quiz and self-identified through reading the articles. Add another section to your word processing document that identifies and summarizes 2 to 3 leadership styles that would complement you on a team.

Submit your document.

Courses:

  • Peer Counseling

November 13, 2020 (Cumulative Fall Update)

Content Updates: African American History Unit 6 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 6 Lab due to a broken link.

Old Content

Freedom Riders

  1. Who was Diane Nash? What was her role in continuing the Freedom Rides
  2. What happened to the first round of Riders from Nashville when they got to Birmingham?
  3. How did Governor Patterson feel about Bull Conner? What happened when the Kennedys attempted to speak with Governor Patterson?
  4. What did Conner do with the Freedom Riders he had put in jail? How did they respond?
  5. What happened the day after the Montgomery riot? How did Governor Patterson feel about Dr. King’s presence?
  6. What was one of the remarkable dramas of the civil rights movement involving Dr. King and Robert Kennedy? Explain.
  7. What happened at Dr. Harris’s house? Why were some of the Riders now disappointed with Martin Luther King, Jr.?
  8. What was the ride like from Montgomery to Jackson? Why were the Riders arrested in Jackson?
  9. Describe why Ross Barnett wanted the Riders in Parchman and what life was like there for them.
  10. Describe the scene or image from the film that had the strongest impact on you. Why?

New Content

Watch these short videos and answer the questions using complete sentences:

Freedom Riders - Theatrical Trailer

A Simple, But Daring Plan

  1. In a few sentences, describe the purpose of the Freedom Rides of 1961.
  2. What were some of the risks the Freedom Riders faced?
  3. Why might someone join this Freedom Ride, regardless of the risks?
  4. Why did the Freedom Riders continue their journey even though it was obvious that the locals were hostile?

Why Be a Freedom Rider?

  1. If you were to describe a Freedom Rider, what three words would you use and why?
  2. If you lived during the 1960s, would you have chosen to be a Freedom Rider? Why or why not?
  3. What modern-day movements share similarities to these rides? Describe one such movement and how it relates to the Freedom Rides of 1961.

Courses:

  • African American History

Refreshed Course Update: Hospitality and Tourism 1

The current Hospitality and Tourism 1 course will be refreshed and replaced by a new version for the 21/22 school year catalog release with a new Hospitality and Tourism 1: Traveling the Globe! course. It is recommended to move to the new version of the course once it is released and not continue use of the current version beyond the 20/21 school year.

Content Update: African American History Discussion Question Update

We have fixed an issue which may have caused students to see duplicate discussion questions in various units. Please note that the teacher resources pages already contain all of the correct discussion questions and answers. Below are the replacement questions.

Updated Questions

Unit 1 Discussion 1

What do you think caused the decline of Africa? In your opinion, what is the best way forward for humanity?

Unit 2 Discussion 1

What do you think Abigail Adams is referring to in the quote below? It always appeared a most iniquitous scheme to me to fight ourselves for what we are daily robbing and plundering from those who have as good a right to freedom as we have. —Abigail Adams, writing to her husband, future President of the United States John Adams in 1774.

Unit 3 Discussion 2

Who were the black elite of the early nineteenth century? How did they contribute to the emerging social structure?

Unit 8 Question 2

Why are the Tuskegee Airmen an important part of African-American history?

Final Exam Discussion

Present at least two paragraphs describing your thoughts about the course. This assignment is worth double points (10 points). Here are some points to help guide your reflections:

  1. Your thoughts about the format of the course.
  2. Your thoughts about the content.
  3. Your thoughts about the assessments.
  4. Anything else you would like to add?

Thanks for your reflections and feedback.

Courses:

  • African American History

Content Update: Early Childhood Education 1a Unit 4 Activity 1 Update

We have completely replaced Early Childhood Education 1a: Unit 4 Activity 1 to improve the assessment experience and to align more effectively with the unit's content.

The original activity titled Reporting Abuse has been replaced by Victim Support.

Courses:

  • Early Childhood Education 1a

Refreshed Course Update: Middle School Game Design 1a: Introduction

The current Middle School Game Design 1a course will be refreshed and replaced by a new version for the 21/22 school year catalog release with a new Middle School Game Design 1a: Introduction course. It is recommended to move to the new version of the course once it is released and not continue use of the current version beyond the 20/21 school year.

Refreshed Course Update: Middle School Coding 1b: Learning Python and Javascript

The current Middle School Coding 1b: Learning Python and Javascript course will be refreshed and replaced by a new version for the 21/22 school year catalog release with a new Middle School Coding 1b: Learning Python and Javascript course. It is recommended to move to the new version of the course once it is released and not continue use of the current version beyond the 20/21 school year.

Content Update: Law and Order Unit 1 Quiz Update

We have updated two questions in the Unit 1 Quiz due to duplicate answers. These questions can also be found in the Midterm.

Original Questions

Which founding document could be considered the start of the American Revolution?
a. Declaration of Independence
b. Articles of Confederation
c. Constitution
d. Constitution

Which two branches of the United States government do not create laws themselves but have the power to nullify laws through various means?
a. executive and judicial
b. executive and judicial
c. congress and executive
d. congress and senate

Updated Questions

Which founding document could be considered the start of the American Revolution?
a. Declaration of Independence
b. Articles of Confederation
c. Constitution
d. Bill of Rights

Which two branches of the United States government do not create laws themselves but have the power to nullify laws through various means?
a. executive and judicial
b. senate and judicial
c. congress and executive
d. congress and senate

Courses:

  • Law and Order

Content Update: Game Design 1b Quiz Question Changes

We have updated a group of quiz questions based on customer feedback. Details are below.

Unit 6

Original Question

In what order are Canvas elements drawn on a screen?

a. top to bottom
b. reverse order from Hierarchy window position
c. in order according to Hierarchy window position
d. back to front

Updated Question

In what order are Canvas elements drawn on a screen?

a. top to bottom
b. in order according to Hierarchy window position
c. reverse order from Hierarchy window position
d. back to front

Unit 7

Original Question

Updated Question

Unit 8

Original Question

Vuforia works with many image file types, including BMP, TIFF, and GIF files.

False

Updated Question

The days of using Vuforia’s sample assets are over which means that you will not have to create your own Vuforia login and a License Key for your application.

False

Courses:

  • Game Design 1b - Retired
Content Update: Astronomy 1a Unit 3 Critical Thinking Update

We have updated a a question in the Unit 3 Critical Thinking based on customer feedback. Details are below.

Original Question

3. What would you say is the strongest force in our universe: the Sun, the Moon, or Earth? Support your answer with at least two facts

Updated Question

3. Consider the Earth, Moon, and the Sun as a system. Which of the three is the strongest force in this system? Support and explain your answer.

Courses:

  • Astronomy 1a

Content Update: Anthropology 1 Unit 7 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 7 Quiz (as well as the Final Exam).

Original Question

Which three world religions are MOST closely related to each other theologically?

a. Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
b. Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism
c. Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism
d. Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Updated Question

Which three world religions are MOST closely related to each other theologically?

a. Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism
b. Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism
c. Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
d. Judaism, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Courses:

  • Anthropology 1

Content Update: Astronomy 1a Unit 1 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 1 Quiz (also found in the Midterm) for better clarity.

Original Question

What is the difference between plasma and gas?

a. the qualities of electons
b. the weight of the atoms
c. plasma absorbs heat
d. plasma absorbs light

Updated Question

What is the difference between plasma and gas?

a. The color of their electrons
b. The movement of their electrons
c. Plasma absorbs heat
d. Plasma absorbs light

Courses:

  • Astronomy 1a

Content Update: Art in World Cultures Unit 1 Lab Update

We have replaced the third lab link with new content due to issues with the target site.

Original Content

Wendy MacNaughton

Replacement Content

Careers in Art

For the last part of this lab, consider some possible careers that you might one day like to pursue in the art field. Select one career in art that you are most interested in to focus on for this section of the lab. This can be a career mentioned in the unit or a career that you find through your own research and come up with on your own. Once you’ve selected a career, head online and learn more about the art career that you’ve selected in order to answer the following questions:

  1. Briefly describe the career that you’ve chosen. What kind of duties does this career entail? What does an average day in this career role look like?
  2. What education, training, or qualifications are necessary to obtain this career?
  3. Why did you choose this career? Why does this career interest you more than others? Explain and discuss.

Courses:

  • Art in World Cultures

Content Update: Biotechnology 1b Unit 2 Lab Update

We have replaced the lab in Unit 2 due to a broken link.

Original Content

Next Meal - Engineering Food

Updated Content

For this lab, you will be investigating and researching online to gather information about the controversial practice of genetically engineering crops and its potential to help provide food security for a growing population. Specifically, you will look into Proposition 37, the initiative that made California the first state to require the labeling of foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients.
You will use your research to put together a creative infographic that provides facts and information about not only this initiative but genetically engineered food and crops. You may choose to offer a general overview on genetically engineered crops & food, or you may choose to take a stance on whether genetically engineered food and crops are a positive or negative.
Your infographic should include a combination of text and graphics/images and be well-organized and aesthetically pleasing. It may be helpful to look up some examples of infographics to get an idea of what they look like.
After you complete your infographic, please answer the four short-answer questions using what you learned both in the unit and from your research in this lab.

  1. Even though it did not pass, in what ways could Proposition 37 be considered successful? What impact did it have on food companies and the public?
  2. What are some of the big questions associated with GMOs?
  3. Describe a way in which genetically engineered food is being used to solve global issues?
  4. Why might organic farmers become concerned regarding their abilities to keep up with farmers who use genetically engineered seeds?

Courses:

  • Biotechnology 1b

Content Update: African American History Unit 9 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 9 Quiz (also found in the Final Exam) for better clarity.

Original Question

What does 'all deliberate speed' mean?

a. separate but equal
b. take your time
c. quickly and thoroughly
d. flash point

Updated Question

What did the Supreme Court mean when it ordered states to begin creating schools that were integrated "with all deliberate speed"?

a. separate but equal
b. take your time
c. quickly and thoroughly
d. flash point

Courses:

  • African American History

Content Update: Law and Order Unit 4 Discussion Question #2 Update

We have updated Unit 4 Discussion Question #2 due to client feedback.

Original Question

The Supreme Court Case New Jersey v. TLO questioned the rights students had in public schools. TLO was a New Jersey high school student whose locker was searched after school officials had reason to believe she was distributing drugs and cigarettes. She was found guilty and sentenced to a one-year probation. TLO appealed the decision all the way to the Supreme Court, which decided that her 4th Amendment rights (which protect a person’s home, belongings and body from being searched without just cause) had been violated. Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision? Why or why not? In your answer, discuss the Fourth Amendment, how it applies to this case, and whether or not you agree with the final verdict.

Updated Question

The Supreme Court Case New Jersey v. TLO questioned the rights students had in public schools. TLO was a New Jersey high school student whose locker was searched after school officials had reason to believe she was distributing drugs and cigarettes. She was found guilty and sentenced to a one-year probation. TLO appealed the decision all the way to the Supreme Court, which initially decided that her 4th Amendment rights (which protect a person’s home, belongings and body from being searched without just cause) had been violated. However, upon re-arguing the case, “the Court held that while the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures applies to public school officials, they may conduct reasonable warrantless searches of students under their authority notwithstanding the probable cause standard that would normally apply to searches under the Fourth Amendment. The Court held that the search of T.L.O.'s purse was reasonable under the circumstances”.
Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s final decision or their initial? Why or why not? In your answer, discuss the Fourth Amendment, how it applies to this case, and which verdict you agree with (the initial or final verdict).

Courses:

  • Law and Order

Content Update: Sports and Entertainment Marketing Unit 3 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 3 Quiz (also found in the Midterm) for better clarity.

Original Question

Some of the best sports and entertainment marketing strategies have little to do with technology.

True

Updated Question

Despite increased technology use in the industry, some of the fundamentals of sports and entertainment marketing strategies have little to do with technological advancements.

True

Courses:

  • Sports and Entertainment Marketing

Content Update: Fashion and Interior Design Unit 3 Updates

We have updated 3 areas in Unit 3.

Please note: the Summary and Lesson updates will occur automatically in LTI connected courses; however, the discussion question will require either a new package or manual change within your course unless you are using the Buzz LMS and are connected to our current master verison.

Summary Update

We have amended the final sentence of the summary to read as follows:

  • Students will also further explore the “tools” that professional organizations provide by learning what is involved when contacting someone in the profession and conducting an informal interview.

Lesson 6 Update

We have updated the initial paragraph to read as follows:

  • In Unit 1, you examined the different types of professions available in the design field. Because you have now had a chance to learn more about the basics, it is time to learn more about how you can start more seriously exploring a career that might interest you. An informational interview is used by people who want to learn more about the field, so it is not necessary for a job to be available. Instead, you take on the role of the interviewer rather than interviewee (as you would when being interviewed for a job). If you were to conduct an actual informational interview, your goal would be to find out what an established professional in the field actually does all day. Most people like talking about themselves and their careers, so they are willing to spend some time with students developing an interest. Any time you are presenting yourself as a professional, it is important to stick to mature standards. If approaching someone for an informational interview, keep the following in mind:

Discussion Question 2 Update

We have replaced this question with the following:

  • Imagine that you are going to conduct an informal interview to learn more about a career that interests you within the fashion or interior design industries. What do you anticipate will be the hardest part? What will you do to prepare for the interview? What insight will you hope to gain? Discuss.

Courses:

  • Fashion and Interior Design

Content Update: Personal Psychology 1 Unit 6 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 6 Quiz (also found in the Final Exam) due to a duplicate answer.

Original Question

Owen’s biological parents adopted Ian. Owen and Ian have lived together for the first 18 years of their lives. Based on research, what is likely to be TRUE about their IQ tests?

a. They will have very similar scores.
b. They will have scores that are not much more similar than a random pair.
c. They will have scores that are not much more similar than a random pair.
d. They will both have very low scores.

Updated Question

Owen’s biological parents adopted Ian. Owen and Ian have lived together for the first 18 years of their lives. Based on research, what is likely to be TRUE about their IQ tests?

a. They will have very similar scores.
b. They will have scores that are similar to a random pair.
c. They will have scores that are more similar than a random pair.
d. They will both have very low scores.

Courses:

  • Personal Psychology 1

Content Update: Law and Order Unit 1 Quiz and Unit 4 Discussion Update

We have updated a Unit 1 Quiz question (also found in the Midterm) so the correct answer is indicated.

We have also revised the Unit 4 Discussion Question #2 due to feedback.

Unit 1 Quiz (and Midterm) Update

Original Question

Which founding document could be considered the start of the American Revolution?

a. Declaration of Independence
b. Articles of Confederation
c. Constitution
d. Bill of Rights

Updated Question

Which founding document could be considered the start of the American Revolution?

a. Articles of Confederation
b. Declaration of Independence
c. Constitution
d. Bill of Rights

Unit 4 Discussion Question #2 revision

Revised Question

The Supreme Court Case New Jersey v. TLO questioned the rights students had in public schools. TLO was a New Jersey high school student whose locker was searched after school officials had reason to believe she was distributing drugs and cigarettes. She was found guilty and sentenced to a one-year probation. TLO appealed the decision and the NJ Supreme Court decided that her 4th Amendment rights (which protect a person’s home, belongings and body from being searched without just cause) had been violated. However, the US Supreme Court reversed that ruling: “the Court held that while the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures applies to public school officials, they may conduct reasonable warrantless searches of students under their authority notwithstanding the probable cause standard that would normally apply to searches under the Fourth Amendment. The Court held that the search of T.L.O.'s purse was reasonable under the circumstances”.

Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s final decision or the NJ Supreme Court’s initial ruling? Why or why not? In your answer, discuss the Fourth Amendment, how it applies to this case, and which verdict you agree with (the initial or final verdict).

Courses:

  • Law and Order

Content Update: Criminology Unit 4 Lab Update

We have replaced the 2nd link and associated questions in the Unit 4 Lab due to the link being broken.

Original Lab Link

Rehab for Terrorists?

Replacement Lab Link and Content

Exploring the Mind of a Killer

  1. What has Jim Fallon been analyzing and why? Explain.
  2. What pattern did Fallon identify in every single person that was a murderer or serial killer?
  3. Explain and describe what the MAO-A gene is.
  4. Why does Fallon say that it is “interesting” that serotonin plays a role in the brain chemistry of killers?
  5. How do these genes become concentrated in certain areas of the world?
  6. If psychopathic killers are created due to a combination of genetics and being witness to violence, is there any way to prevent this? Evaluate possible prevention methods.

Courses:

  • Criminology

Content Update: Personal and Family Finance Unit 6 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 6 Lab due to a broken link.

Original Content

Risky Business

Updated Content

Understanding Contracts

Understanding the various kinds of contracts such as insurance or estate planning can be overwhelming. Which is why for this lab, you will be selecting one of the contract categories discussed in the unit and creating a brochure that takes an in-depth look at it. You may choose to create a brochure on Insurance or Estate Planning (which includes living and last wills).
While you have plenty of creative freedom in terms of how you will format your brochure, you will need to make sure that it addresses whatever category of contracts you have selected. To help you map out the information that you will need to include, use the following checklist to guide your information gathering whether it be from the unit or from online research, likely a combination of both:

  • An overall explanation of contracts
    • 5 main elements of most contracts
  • An overall description of the contract category you selected
    • The purpose (in general) (the purpose of insurance or the purpose of estate planning)
    • Why are these types of contracts important?
    • Who might need or use these types of contracts? Why?
    • At least three examples of contracts that fall within this category (i.e. health insurance) with a detailed description of each
    • Any other essential information that one might need to know about this particular category of contracts

Your brochure should include a clear title, several images or graphics, and be organized into various sections. Imagine that this brochure could sit on the counter at an insurance agency or estate planning office and offer newcomers valuable information to get them started.
Refer to the rubric below for more information on how you will be graded. Please include a list of any websites or online resources that you use in your research.

Courses:

  • Personal and Family Finance

Content Update: Peer Counseling Unit 4 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 4 Lab due to a broken link.

Original Content

High School Dropouts

Updated Content

Five Ways to Listen Better

  1. According to Mr. Treasure’s presented data, how much time do we spend listening?
  2. According to Mr. Treasure’s presented data, how much information do we retain when we listen?
  3. What are three ways the speaker claims we are “losing our listening”?
  4. How can you use silence to make you a better listener?
  5. How does Mr. Treasure use “savoring” to listen better?
  6. What does the acronym RASA stand for?
  7. How can you apply RASA to peer counseling situations? Describe how you would apply each letter.
  8. Are you a good listener? Why or why not?
  9. Which of the speaker’s five tips for better listening are you MOST likely to try? Why would you choose this tip?
  10. Which of the speaker’s five tips for better listening are you LEAST likely to try? Why would you NOT choose this tip?

Courses:

  • Peer Counseling

Content Update: Criminology Unit 4 Lab Update

We have replaced the 2nd link and associated questions in the Unit 4 Lab due to client feedback

Original Lab Link

Exploring the Mind of a Killer

Replacement Lab Link and Content

A juror’s reflections on the death penalty

  1. Describe the unspoken culture in Mississippi. How does this compare to any unspoken culture that you’re aware of where you live? Explain.
  2. What personal story does Lou share to illustrate the broken judicial system at work? Explain and analyze why this story speaks to her point.
  3. Were there other jurors that experienced similar feelings of regret and remorse like Lou? What potential solution was mentioned that would allow the jurors to better cope with their duty? Discuss your thoughts on this.
  4. What sentence could Lou’s granddaughter not answer? Explain the context and discuss whether you could answer this question or not. What coping mechanism has Lou employed to deal with the residual feelings of her juror experience? Discuss.
  5. What are your thoughts on the death penalty? Do you believe that people are less likely to commit murder or violent crimes in states that have the death penalty? Evaluate and explain.

Courses:

  • Criminology

Content Update: International Business Units 2, 4, and 5 Lab Updates

We have updated the following labs due to changes to PBS video availablilty

Original Content

Unit 2

The Ascent of Money

Unit 4

The Ascent of Money: Risky Business

Unit 5

The Ascent of Money: Planet Finance

Updated Content

Unit 2

The Future of Money

  1. How does any currency have value? How can even a stone or a piece of paper have worth?
  2. What are three ways people use digital money in everyday life?
  3. What happens when monetary institutions, like banks, are in charge of the money supply?
  4. According to Ms. Narula, what are two ways to describe the future of money?
  5. What is cryptocurrency?
  6. What is an example of a cryptocurrency?
  7. What is cryptography?
  8. What are the people who run Bitcoin software called? How do they earn Bitcoin?
  9. What are three benefits of using programmable money?
  10. Would you personally feel comfortable using programmable money? Why or why not?

Unit 4

Why Brexit Happened and What to Do Next

  1. According to Betts, what does Brexit represent? Explain what Betts says and elaborate in your own words.
  2. What is globalization? Describe and discuss some of the benefits of globalization.
  3. What does the term ‘inclusive globalization’ mean and who coined this term?
  4. How are globalization and trade related? Evaluate the relationship between the two.
  5. When outlining four ways to help reclaim globalization on a more inclusive level, which of these four ideas relates to trade? How? Explain.
  6. If globalization were to be scaled back or even disappear, how would this impact international trade? Evaluate what this would mean for many of the nations whose economy largely depends on international trade.
  7. At the end of his talk, Betts says, “I am still British. I am still European. I am still a global citizen.” What does he mean by global citizen? Would you say the same about yourself? Explain.

Unit 5

Making Global Labor Fair

  1. What are two unethical practices described by van Heerden?
  2. Why does the United States NOT investigate some labor practices in other countries like China?
  3. Why are many nations struggling to make a difference on a global scale?
  4. How did companies under the Clinton administration get more control over goods produced in coordination with other nations?
  5. Why did international contracts from major companies have more influence on factories than local laws in countries like China?
  6. How does the U.S. attempt to ensure that international companies are following the code of conduct in a contract?
  7. Do you feel that the U.S. government has the right to inspect factories on foreign soil? Why or why not?
  8. Do you believe it would be a good idea for other national governments to inspect factories in the U.S.? Why or why not?
  9. If American companies cannot always verify that fair practices are happening when their goods are manufactured overseas, should they avoid working with factories overseas? Why or why not?
  10. If you found out that child labor was involved in creating your favorite electronic devices (cell phones, video games, etc.), would you personally stop buying goods from a company that uses these unethical practices? Why or why not?

Courses:

  • International Business

Content Update: Health Science 1 Unit 10 Lab Update

We have replaced the first link in the Unit 10 Lab due to a broken link

Original Link

Predicting Pandemics

Replacement Link and Content

Soyapi Mumba: Medical Tech Designed to Meet Africa’s Needs

  1. Mumba joined Baobab Health in 2006. Why did he want to be a part of this and what does this organization do?
  2. Baobab Health designed an electronic records system that is much more than software that holds medical records. What else does it do?
  3. How did this electronic records system help reduce wait times at medical clinics?
  4. Explain how Baobab Health used technology from failed businesses to help their medical technology become stronger.
  5. What major technological problem did Baobab Health face and how did they fix this issue?
  6. After viewing this, what do you think has been the most significant impact of Baobab Health’s interventions in Malawi?
  7. Do you think the changes Baobab Health initiated in Malawi could be replicated in other countries? Why or why not?
  8. Who do you think should be responsible for funding these health care initiatives in other countries? Why do you feel these people and/or organizations should contribute to this cause?
  9. Would you personally like to work for a health care organization that performs similar services around the globe? Why or why not?

Courses:

  • Health Science 1

Content Update: Renewable Technologies Unit 2 Lab Update

We have updated the third link Unit 2 Lab which was broken.

Original Link

Global Climate Cooperation: What Does it Take?

Updated Link and Content

An urgent call to protect the world's "Third Pole"

  1. Tobgay explains two situations in which leaders attempt to elevate environmental concerns but says he “didn’t lose any sleep” over these events. Why did these situations have such a minimal impact on him while the report regarding the Hindu Kush Himalaya mountains caused him concern? Explain what was different about these events and if you agree or disagree with his reasoning.
  2. What are some of the things the speaker mentions as part of the solution to the problem?
  3. Tobgay explains why parts of the world (that are not obviously impacted by the glaciers) should care about what is happening now. Explain why he believes everyone should care and discuss the potential impact if other regions don’t begin to be part of the fight.
  4. Tobgay says that thinking globally and acting locally is not enough. Discuss why he says this and what he means by this statement. Do you agree with this stance? Why or why not?

Courses:

  • Renewable Technologies

Content Update: Peer Counseling Unit 4 Lab Update

We have updated the questions in this lab. The link remains the same.

Link and Updated Questions

Five Ways to Listen Better"

  1. According to the speaker’s presented data, how much time do we spend listening? And how much do we retain?
  2. The speaker mentions that as we listen, we apply filters, such as our culture, language, values, beliefs, and expectations, to help us decide what to pay attention to. Imagine you are in a crowded space, like a public bus or an auditorium with a lot of different conversations and other sounds happening at once. Describe the crowded space you are imagining and then explain which filters you would likely apply in that space to find a point of attention.
  3. What are three ways the speaker claims we are “losing our listening”?
  4. How can you use silence to make you a better listener?
  5. The speaker discusses listening positions, which are pairs of words to be used as levers, like active/passive, reductive/expansive, critical/empathetic as ways to modify the type of listening you are doing. Describe a situation where flipping your lever from reductive to expansive (or vice versa) would be helpful to your listening.
  6. How can you apply RASA acronym to peer counseling situations? Describe how you would apply each letter.
  7. Identify one of the speaker’s five tips for better listening that you are likely to try, and one that you are unlikely to try. Explain your choices.

Courses:

  • Peer Counseling

Content Update: Art in World Cultures Unit 9 Lab Update

We have replaced the first and second links in the Unit 9 Lab due to the PBS videos no longer being available. The third link remains unchanged

Original Link

NC Now
Antiques Roadshow: 1654 First State Rembrandt Etching

Replacement Link and Content

Tracy Chevalier: Finding the Story Inside the Painting

  1. Mumba joined Baobab Health in 2006. Why did he want to be a part of this and what does this organization do?
  2. Baobab Health designed an electronic records system that is much more than software that holds medical records. What else does it do?
  3. How did this electronic records system help reduce wait times at medical clinics?
  4. Explain how Baobab Health used technology from failed businesses to help their medical technology become stronger.
  5. What major technological problem did Baobab Health face and how did they fix this issue?
  6. After viewing this, what do you think has been the most significant impact of Baobab Health’s interventions in Malawi?
  7. Do you think the changes Baobab Health initiated in Malawi could be replicated in other countries? Why or why not?
  8. Who do you think should be responsible for funding these health care initiatives in other countries? Why do you feel these people and/or organizations should contribute to this cause?
  9. Would you personally like to work for a health care organization that performs similar services around the globe? Why or why not?

Courses:

  •          Art in World Cultures

Content Update: International Business Units 2, 4, and 5 Lab Updates

We have updated the following labs:

Unit 2 - Questions Only Update
Unit 4 - Full Lab Update
Unit 5 - Full Lab Update

Please note: These labs were just recently updated, but upon review it was decided they required further revision to better meet the learning objectives of the course. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Original Content

Unit 2

The Future of Money

Unit 4

Why Brexit Happened and What to Do Next

Unit 5

Making Global Labor Fair

Updated Content

Unit 2

The Future of Money

  1. How does any currency have value? How can even a stone or a piece of paper have worth?
  2. What are three ways people use digital money in everyday life that are mentioned in the TED Talk? Have you seen people use digital money in these ways in your community? What other forms of digital money use have you seen?
  3. What happens when monetary institutions, like banks, are in charge of the money supply?
  4. According to the speaker, what are two ways to describe the future of money?
  5. Describe what cryptocurrency is and how it relates to the field of cryptography.
  6. What are the people who run Bitcoin software called? How do they earn Bitcoin?
  7. The speaker gives two examples of how programmable money could change the way we value items: renting healthcare data to a pharmaceutical company, and paying directly for the shows we watch instead of having to deal with ads and extra content we aren’t interested in. What do you think of this change to society? Are the gains worth the risks?
  8. The speaker concludes by stating that all new technology comes with trade-offs, such as the internet giving us lots of opportunities to waste time as well as increase productivity. Give an example of a new technology you have watched develop and explain how it has benefited you, as well as what its drawbacks are.

Unit 4

Pick Your Direct Export Partners

Imagine you own your own business in the United States and want to expand your reach by exporting your product to other markets. One resource the unit mentioned is the International Trade Administration website. You are going to delve into that website’s resources to help you make the decision of where to export! Go to the International Trade Administration website and take a look at its Learn How to Export page. Click through and read the different materials the page has in its Understand the Export Process section to get a better overview of why companies might choose to export their products.
Then, in the list of links on the left of the page, select Research Foreign Markets, scroll down to the Targeted Market Research and Tools section, and select Research by Country. (Or, should you have trouble navigating the site, here is a direct link to Country Research On this page, you will see that the world is separated into five regions: the Western Hemisphere and Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, China, and Asia.
For this assignment, you are going to contrast THREE different country reports. You can choose countries from any region in the world, any country that interests you. For each country you choose, look for the following information:

  • A market overview, including a summary of challenges and opportunities
  • Top three sectors for export, with detail of major items or sub-sectors to consider. (Since this is an imaginary assignment, rather than coming to this research with your product already in mind and ready to export, you will research what product would be best to export to your country of choice. An easier task!)
  • How to sell US products in this market
  • A recommendation on whether it is a good time (politically, economically) to export to this country
    In a word processing document, write your three country reports, separating each country’s report under a clear heading. Each country should have well-developed paragraphs answering each of the four bullet-point requirements (market overview, top export sectors, how to sell US products, and recommendation on whether to export). After you have finished writing your country reports, include a reflection paragraph that highlights anything that surprised you from this research process and what new insights you gained from studying trade process from this export perspective.

Unit 5

Let’s Go to Court

Time to get to know the International Court of Justice from the inside! Go to the International Court of Justice website. In the navigation bar just below the title and court logo, hover over the Cases section and click on Contentious cases organized by incidental proceedings. This will take you to a list of cases the court has presided over, grouped by type of case.
As you read in the unit, the International Court of Justice works with issues at a national level and doesn’t preside over commercial cases, but their decisions can impact how business is done in a country.
Scan through the case names, until you find one that sounds like it may have an impact on business. For example, there is a case in 2018 titled Obligation to Negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean (Bolivia v. Chile); using geographical knowledge, we could assume that this decision impacts Bolivian businesses as Bolivia is landlocked and is likely seeking access to a better, or cheaper trade route. Click on your chosen case title to read more about the case. There should be an overview of the case, as well as any other documents and press releases related to that case.
Once you have identified a case that has a clear impact on global business, read through all documentation on the International Court of Justice site to clearly understand the matter. You may need to do a little additional research of key terms or parties to better understand the issue, but your focus should mainly be on the documented proceedings of the court.
Document your findings in a word processing software of your choice. Your findings should include:

  • A summary of the case in your own words
  • The outcome of the case
  • An explanation of the impact this case has on global business
  • A citation/link to the case and a list of any other reference materials you may have used to understand the case
    Submit your findings.

Courses:

  • International Business

Content Update: Cosmetology 3a Unit 1 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 1 Lab instructions due to feedback.

Updated Content

When it comes to building a successful cosmetology career, networking is an incredibly important skill. The more connections you make, the more you can build your client list. Social media is a great tool for reaching a wide range of potential clients and showcasing your brand, skills, knowledge, and education in the cosmetology field. For this lab, you will be creating a series of virtual bulletin boards for your professional cosmetology business.

Step 1: Research

Your virtual bulletin boards will showcase your knowledge and experience in the following topics:

  1. Skin Health
  2. Hair Health
  3. Salon Health & Safety
  4. Professionalism

Search online to find websites or articles that pertain to each of these topics and further add to and support the information from the unit. Look for 1-2 images related to each topic that ALSO demonstrate the type of look or atmosphere you are aiming for in your business. Make a note of the source links for all articles and images that you find.

Step 2: Create Your Virtual Bulletin Boards

Using the information you documented in Step 1, create your virtual bulletin boards using presentation software. Insert each set of images on their own slide and include related information in your own words that summarizes the topical information you found. You will therefore end up with 4 slides (or “bulletin boards”), each with 4–8 images with accompanying narrative text.
Add one additional slide at the end of the deck to document your references for this project. When you’re finished, submit your deck to the dropbox.

Courses:

  • Cosmetology 3a

Content Update: Peer Counseling Unit 3 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 3 Lab instructions due to a broken link.

Original Link

Death and Grief

Updated Link and Content

How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety

Watch the video and answer the questions below.

  1. What are two challenges in Albano’s life that caused her anxiety? As a child, how did she want to solve the challenges?
  2. How did Albano’s parents manage her challenges? Why do you think they took the course they did?
  3. Explain how anxiety can affect children? What can happen if they do not learn to overcome anxiety?
  4. According to the study conducted by Albano and her colleagues, what affect did cognitive behavioral exposure therapy have on the children in her study?
  5. When investigating the regression of some of the participants, what issue did Albano uncover?
  6. Discuss what will happen if a parent intervenes every time their child feels anxiety. What learning experiences will the child therefore miss?
  7. Instead of looking to parents to solve challenges, what can happen when a child is allowed to experience an uncomfortable situation themselves?
  8. Can you think of a time in your childhood that caused you anxiety? How did you deal with it? Explain whether you would have wanted your parents to intervene.
  9. Explain if you agree with Albano’s assessment. Give reasons for your answer.

Courses:

  • Peer Counseling

Content Update: Middle School Exploring Music Unit 1 and 3 Quiz Update

We have updated two questions in the Unit 1 Quiz as well as one question in the Unit 3 Quiz. All three questions are also found in the Midterm.

Unit 1

Original Questions

The term for sounds that are not pleasing to our ears is "desonant."
False

A conductor's most important job is keepking the musicians together.
False

Updated Questions

The term for sounds that are pleasing to our ears is “dissonant”.
False

A conductor’s only job is to keep musicians together.
False

Unit 3

Original Question

We can build aural skills by playing music
False

Updated Question

The Ancient Greeks developed trumpets and guitars.
False

Courses:

  • Middle School Exploring Music

Content Update: American Sign Language 2a Unit 3 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 3 Quiz (also found in the Midterm and Final Exam)

Original Question

What is the person in the video signing about?

a. She doesn't like her job.
b. She just had knee surgery.
c. She got injured while bungee jumping.
d. She felt pain in her knees and wrists.

Updated Question

Where did the girl feel pain?

a. She felt pain in her knee and wrist.
b. She felt pain in her hand and arm.
c. She felt pain in her hand and knee.
d. She felt pain in her elbow and wrist.

Courses:

  • American Sign Language 2a

Content Update: Criminology Unit 1 and Unit 2 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in both the Unit 1 and Unit 2 Quizzes. Note, these questions are also found in the Midterm.

Unit 1

Original Question

Sofia is a criminologist who wants to know how emergency situations affect criminal behavior. She takes two groups and puts them in separate rooms. In one room, the group is told that they must figure out a way out of the room without breaking anything. They are given all the time they need to devise a plan. In the second room, Sofia tells the group the same thing but adds that there is a countdown clock, indicating when air will no longer be pumped into the room. She sits back and observes whether the groups will resort to breaking out of the room. What kind of technique is Sofia using to study this human behavior?

a. survey
b. interview
c. observation
d. observation

Updated Question

Sofia is a criminologist who is performing a study on gangs in Chicago. For the first few weeks, she doesn’t talk to any of the gang members. She just follows them in an unmarked car and watches them from afar to gather information. What kind of technique is Sofia using to study this human behavior?

a. survey
b. interview
c. experiment
d. observation

Unit 2

Original Question

The work that Gall and Lombroso did in examining specific features on a person was eventually extended to the whole body. This categorizing body types to determine who is more likely to commit crime is called:

a. phrenology.
b. craniology.
c. somatotyping.
d. psychopathy.

Updated Question

Gall’s theory suggested that the shape and characteristics of a person’s skull offered insight into that person’s personality. Which term BEST describes this study of the skull?

a. phrenology.
b. psychopathy.
c. somatotyping.
d. anthropology.

Courses:

  • Criminology

Content Update: African American History Unit 5 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 5 Quiz.

Original Question

What year was the Emancipation Proclamation signed?

a. 1864
b. 1860
c. 1964
d. 1863

Updated Question

What year was the Emancipation Proclamation signed?

a. 1863
b. 1860
c. 1964
d. 1864

Courses:

  • African American History

Content Update: Biotechnology 1a Unit 1 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 1 Quiz.

Original Question

Which of the following is part of the Protist Kingdom

a. A squirrel
b. An oak tree
c. Blue green algae
d. Dog-vomit mold

Updated Question

Which is part of the Protist Kingdom?

a. A squirrel
b. An oak tree
c. Slime molds
d. Blue green algae

Courses:

  • Biotechnology 1a

Content Update: Human and Social Services Unit 2 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 2 Lab due to an issue with the current video availability.

Original Lab Link

Medicare and Social Security

Updated Lab Content

This unit offered an overview of the history of human services. In this Lab, you are going to pick a particular era and do some personal research to create a short presentation on human and social service providers in your era of choice.

Step 1: Research

Choose one of the following eras:

  • Feudal system in Europe
  • 1800s in the United States
  • The Progressive Era in the United States (1890-1920)
  • 1920s to pre-World War II

Using the summary of your era in the unit as a starting place, do some online research about the human and social services available during your era. Based on your research, you should be able to describe the following:

  • What human and social services were available
  • Who had access to these services, and who did not
  • How these services improved life for those who had access to them
  • What society as a whole valued during that era, based on what human and social services were offered

Create your notes in a word process document, noting your sources.

Step 2: Present

Create a slideshow presentation with the software of your choice. Arrange your information in a logical, easy-to-read format, making use of images or charts as needed to portray your points. Each human/social service available in your time period should be highlighted on an individual slide. The second-to-last slide can summarize what that society valued as a whole. The last slide lists your references.

Submit your presentation.

Courses:

  • Human and Social Services 1

Content Update: Philosophy Unit 4 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 4 Lab due to feedback

Original Links

Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness
In the Face of Death

Updated Content

Robert Waldinger: Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

  1. Describe the rigor of the 75-year Harvard Study of Adult Development. What do the researchers do to get a clear picture of their subjects?
  2. What are the three big lessons the researchers have learned about happiness?
  3. The speaker offers some ways to improve relationships. Identify two ways the speaker suggests to lean into relationships. Describe a relationship in your life that could be improved with one of these suggestions.
  4. The speaker closes with a quote from Mark Twain: "There isn't time, so brief is life, for bickerings, apologies, heartburnings, callings to account. There is only time for loving, and but an instant, so to speak, for that." This quote could fit into which of the four major Hellenistic approaches to philosophy? Explain your reasoning.
  5. What would a stoic have to say about the Harvard Study of Adult Development finding that people who work on their relationships are happier?
  6. Based on who the Harvard Study of Adult Development focused on as subjects and their research methods, do you think the results of this study can be generalized to have meaning for all people?

Courses:

  • Philosophy

Content Update: Cybersecurity 1a Unit 4 Lab Update

We have updated the content of the Unit 4 Lab due to issues with the target sites.

Original Links

Netstumbler
About NetStumbler
NetStumbler.org Forums
InSSIDer Infopage
InSSIDer Review
www.malwarebytes.com/pricing

Updated Links and Content

Software-Assisted Security

For this Lab, you will discuss the uses of two Windows programs related to Wi-Fi detection and diagnosis: NetSpot and InSSIDer. You can search for forums or review sites that discuss these software programs (Some sample sites are provided to help you start your research). You do not need to download anything for this lab, and remember to exercise caution when downloading anything! First, use the following links to explore NetSpot:
NetSpot
NetSpot for Smart Homes

  1. What is NetSpot and what is it used for? Why might a typical person with a home Wi-Fi network run NetSpot?
  2. What are two specific NetSpot features that are related to cybersecurity? Name one feature that is related to improving cybersecurity and another that could be used by hackers for nefarious purposes. Explain your answers.

Next, visit the following sites related to InSSIDer:
InSSIDer Infopage

  1. What is InSSIDer and what does it do? Why might a person decide to install and run InSSIDer?

Lastly, visit the Avast Antivirus website and find the comparison table.

  1. Evaluate and compare free and commercial versions of the Avast antivirus software provided at the link above. Based on the information you learned in this unit, what differences, if any, are significant enough to warrant paying for the software versus using the free version (for a typical home user, if the specific annual costs were not a major consideration)? What is “missing” from the free subscription that you might want?
  2. Consider the general existence of these types of software programs (NetSpot, InSSIDer, Avast, etc.) as you found them online. What are the risks and benefits of these kinds of software programs for the average Wi-Fi user? List at least one risk and one benefit. You may include factors like frequency of updates, ease of downloading, or commercialism, etc., in your answers. How might you mitigate the risk you mentioned?

Courses:

  • Cybersecurity 1a

Content Update: Reading and Writing for Purpose Unit 7 Text Question Update

We have replaced question two in the Unit 7 Text Questions.

Original Question

  1. Writers often rely on a variety of reference materials to help them determine the meanings of words and phrases, including figurative and connotative meanings. What are some specific reference materials that a writer might rely on and what purposes do they serve? Explain at least four different writing reference materials and evaluate the purposes they serve. Identify why a writer might need to refer to each reference material.

Replacement Question

  1. What is the goal of a proposal introduction, and how is that different from a thesis statement? Give an original example of a proposal introduction followed by a thesis statement.

Courses:

  • Reading and Writing for Purpose

Content Update: History of the Holocaust Unit 4 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 4 Quiz (also found in the Midterm) for better clarity.

Original Question

  1. Mischlinge were subject to false sterilization and immediate compulsory divorce in Poland.

False

Replacement Question

  1. Mischlinge were exempt from forced sterilization and compulsory divorce in the West.

False

Courses:

  • History of the Holocaust

Content Update: Astronomy 1b Unit 6 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 6 Quiz (also found in the Final).

Original Question

Which kind of meteorites have a higher composition of iron and nickel?
a. rocky
b. processed
c. carbon-rich
d. metal-rich

Updated Question

Which kind of meteorites have a higher composition of iron and nickel?
a. metal-rich
b. processed
c. carbon-rich
d. rocky

Courses:

  • Astronomy 1b

Content Update: Nursing Assitant 1a Unit 5 Discussion Question Update

We have replaced the Unit 5 Discussion Question #2

Original Question

As a nursing assistant, it is possible that you might find work in a very specialized field. Many of these fields focus on specific body systems. Of the systems discussed in this unit, which one best fits your interests? Why? Which is least interesting to you? Why?

Replacement Question

Imagine that you have just finished examining a patient and suspect that the patient may have abnormal bleeding or parasites. Based on this, you need to collect a stool specimen. Discuss how you would go about collecting a stool specimen – be sure to include any specific instructions that would be important to follow.

Courses:

  • Nursing Assistant 1a

Content Update: International Business Unit 1 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 1 Lab, replacing the current PBS video.

Current Lab Link

Black Money

Updated Lab Link and Content

The History of Bananas

  1. Using at least two terms from the unit, summarize the United States’ connection to the history of bananas, as documented in this TED talk.
  2. In addition to their illegal methods of gaining land in Central America, what other mistake did the United Fruit Company make, which resulted in the rapid spread of a banana fungus? What general business lesson could be learned from this mistake?
  3. The United Fruit Company had an opportunity to reassess their business methods when the fungus arrived. How did they respond to the fungus? What was the result of their response?
  4. According to this presentation, early in the United States’s banana history, medical doctors endorsed the banana. What did the medical community’s endorsement likely do for banana companies?
  5. Imagine that you are a Guatemalan farmer, working on a United Fruit Company farm around the time that the fungus spread through the region. You no longer have family land to fall back on because a government official sold your land to the banana company without your permission a few years ago. You lose your job when the United Fruit Company abandons their plantation to the fungus. What might you do to make sure your family has money to survive on? (Keep in mind that at this point, United Fruit Company owns over 40 percent of the arable land in your country.)
  6. In the unit, you read that someone interested in international business should study history, geography, economics and languages, as well as have cultural awareness and knowledge of legal principles. Choose three of these subject areas and explain how the United Fruit Company might have had a more positive influence in Central America if they had made use of these subject areas.
  7. What did you learn about the interconnectedness of business choices and processes from this presentation?

Courses:

  • International Business

June 25, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: 3D Modeling Unit 1 Lesson and Quiz Update

We have updated content found in Unit 1 Lesson 3 for better clarity. This change also prompted a quiz question updated.

Old Lesson Content

3D Printing: Additive manufacturing is another term for 3D printing, which could not exist without 3D modeling. A 3D printer must be fed with a 3D model in order to manufacture physical objects, thereby providing numerous opportunities for career-oriented 3D artists. You’ve learned how 3D printing is used in aerospace, though it has uses in several other industries as well.

Updated Lesson Content

3D Printing: Additive manufacturing is another term for 3D printing, which could not exist without 3D modeling. A 3D printer first needs a 3D model in order to manufacture physical objects, thereby providing numerous opportunities for career-oriented 3D artists. After the 3D model is complete, special software then provides the 3D printer explicit instructions on how to go about building the object. You’ve learned how 3D printing is used in aerospace, though it has uses in several other industries as well.

Original Quiz Question

What must a 3D printer be fed with in order to manufacture physical objects?
a. an idea
b. a set of instructions
c. a 3D model
d. a blueprint

Updated Quiz Question

Before a 3D printer receives explicit instructions on how to build an object, what important work must be completed?
a. An image must be captured on film and developed.
b. How difficult the object will be to build must be considered.
c. A 3D model of the object must be created.
d. A 2D drawing must be submitted and uploaded.

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course. If you are using the Buzz LMS with courses directly connected to our master course, this change will automatically update, so no action is needed.

Courses:

  • 3D Modeling

June 17, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Human Geography Unit 6 Discussion Question Updates

We have replaced both the discussion questions in this unit. We recommend that you make these changes. Below are the replacement questions.

Updated Questions

Discussion Question 1

Consider the gender disparity that exists within education. Discuss whether or not you believe this to be an issue where you currently live and attend school and why this issue still exists in various locations around the globe.

Discussion Question 2

Consider your school, town, city, and the general community where you reside and discuss the ethnic diversity that exists. Do you feel that your school, town, and community is ethnically diverse? How so? Discuss.

Courses:

  • Human Geography

June 9, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Concepts of Engineering and Technology Unit 8 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 8 Quiz. This question can also be found in the Final Exam.

Original Question

According to quantum physics,

a. everything is energy.
b. reality does not exist.
c. the universe is constantly shrinking.
d. light is the most important element.

Updated Question

According to quantum physics,

a. all energy moves at the same frequency.
b. reality does not exist.
c. the universe is constantly shrinking.
d. everything is energy.

Courses:

  • Concepts of Engineering and Technology

June 4, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Biotechnology 1b Unit 6 Quiz Update

We have updated a question found in the Unit 6 Quiz (as well as the Final Exam) for better clarity.

Original Question

Cytokines are currently in use to:

a. Fight cancer
b. Fight the effects of chemotherapy
c. Strengthen the effects of chemotherapy
d. Support radiation therapy

Updated Question

Some types of cytokines are currently in use to:

a. Deplete both red and white blood cells
b. Help reduce some of the serious side effects of chemotherapy
c. Strengthen the negative side effects of chemotherapy
d. Support radiation therapy and help to double its effectiveness

Courses:

  • Biotechnology 1b

May 11, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Mythology and Folklore Unit 6 Lab Update

We have updated the second part of the lab due to a broken link. The first portion, Ancient Egyption Mythology, remains unchanged.

Original Content

World Myths and Legends in Art

This website shows how different cultures have incorporated and represented their myths in the art of the culture. Use the “Art by Theme” link and then click on the different myth themes. Under each, there will be pieces of artwork. If you click on the piece of artwork, you’ll find an image of the art, key ideas represented in the art, the myth or story used for the art, and the background of the art.
Choose three pieces of art. For each piece of art, answer the following questions:

  1. What is the piece of art? Describe the artwork and identify the culture that it is associated with.
  2. How is the myth (or story) represented in this piece of art?

Updated Content

World Myths and Legends in Art (Replacement Note: the title is no longer a link)

Find three pieces of art online that show how different cultures have incorporated and represented their myths in the art of the culture.
To help you find pieces, visit a website for a major museum and search the word "mythology." Browse through the images until you find a piece that represents mythology in art.

Here are a couple of sites to get your started:

The Met
Louvre

For each piece of art, answer the following questions:

  1. What is the piece of art? Describe the artwork and identify the culture that it is associated with.
  2. How is the myth (or story) represented in this piece of art?

Courses:

  • Mythology and Folklore

May 4, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Public Speaking 1a Unit 6 Text Questions Update

We have replaced the second Review Question in the Unit 6 Text Questions

Original Question

2. What is the difference between a primary source and a secondary source?

Replacement Question

2. When deciding what type of supporting materials to use in your speech, why is it important to take your audience into consideration? Give examples to support your answer.

Courses:

  • Public Speaking 1a

April 24, 2020

eDyanamic Learning Middle School Coding 1a Unit 2 Lesson Update

We have updated some content in Unit 2 Lesson 3 regarding Obvibase due to changes in the target site.

Revised Content

We removed the following sentences and the screenshot that followed:

"Let's change that so the Name field is right next to the ID field . Click on the arrow beside Name , select Move , and choose Place after ID . And presto! It is now where we want it to be."

Courses:

  • Middle School Coding 1a

April 23, 2020

Content Updates: Theater, Cinema, and Film Production Unit 10 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 10 Quiz which is also found in the Final Exam.

Original Question

The performance space may be less rigidly defined for alternative or ____ theater productions.

a. exceptional
b. experimental
c. explanatory
d. excellent

Revised Question

The performance space may be less rigidly defined for alternative or ____ theater productions.

a. experimental
b. exceptional
c. explanatory
d. excellent

Courses:

  • Theater, Cinema, and Film Production
Content Updates: Biotechnology 1b Unit 3 Lesson and Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the unit 3 quiz (also found in the midterm) as well as a sentence found in Lesson 2.

Unit 3 Lesson 2

In the paragraph after the heading The Human Genome Project Begins we have changed the sentence that reads "PCR technology was only two years old and computer processors were still quite limited in their abilities" to now read "PCR technology was still evolving and computer processors were still quite limited in their abilities"

Unit 3 Quiz Question

Original Question

Which was the first organism fully sequenced?
a. Brewer's Yeast
b. E. coli
c. The mouse
d. The rat

Updated Question

Which animal was the first mammalian organism to have its genetic sequence fully decoded?
a. the mouse
b. the cat
c. the pig
d. the horse

Courses:

  • Biotechnology 1b

April 16, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Mythology and Folklore Unit 1 Lab Updated

We have replaced the Unit 1 Lab due to a broken link.

Old Content

Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales

  1. In the Myths from around the World section, read through the various myths from different parts of the world. What similarities do you notice in the myths? Are the myths influenced by the culture that they are from? Why or why not?
  2. Of the myths on the site, which one is your favorite? Why? What is the myth about?
  3. In the Exploring Everyday Folklore section, what is folklore?
  4. What are three different types of folk expression? Describe each type.
  5. Think about a group that you belong to. Using the suggestions in the Exploring Everyday Folklore section, describe a piece of folklore that exists within this group. What purpose does this piece of folklore have?
  6. In the section Discovering Fairy Tales, what are fairy tales? What are characteristics of fairy tales?
  7. What is the nickname of the child in the myth that Jane Yolen wrote in the section Myth Writing with Jane Yolen?
  8. Using the tips that Jane provides, write your own myth. Your myth should be at least three paragraphs.

Updated Content

Myths, Folktales, and Fairy Tales (Replacement Note: the title is no longer a link)

Instructions: Use a variety of online sources through your own research to answer and provide examples for the questions below.

  1. Find several examples of myths from different cultures around the world. Please list the myths you've chosen and from what part of the world they originate. What similarities do you notice among the myths? Do you believe that these myths are influenced by the culture that they originate from? Why or why not?
  2. Of all the myths that you've come across in this course (including this lab) and in your education and life prior to this course, which one is your favorite? Why? What is the myth about?
  3. Identify and explain (in your own words), what folklore is.
  4. What are three different types of folk expression? Describe each type.
  5. Whether games, recipes, proverbs, songs or stories from friends, family or community members, elements of folklore are all around us. Think about a group that you belong to and consider the folklore that exists within your group or around you in life. Describe this folklore and the purpose that this piece of folklore serves?
  6. Do some research on fairy tales. In your own words, define and describe what fairy tales are. Explain some characteristics of fairy tales and provide an example of a fairy tale.
  7. What are some tips that might be helpful when writing a myth? Create a list that includes some basic things to remember about myths and any tips that could be helpful in writing one. Next, use this information that you've provided to write your own myth. Your myth should be at least three paragraphs.

Courses:

  • Mythology and Folklore

April 15, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Advertising and Sales Promotion Unit 4 Activities Update

In response to feedback, we have updated the two activities in Unit 4. This update comprises of splitting the first activity into two parts, with the second part now replacing the second activity.

You will find details of this change posted to your Client Account.

Courses:

  • Advertising and Sales Promotion

April 9, 2020

Content Updates: Sociology 2 Unit 6 Quiz and Lesson Update

Sociology 2 Unit 6 Quiz and Lesson Update

We have updated two questions in the Unit 6 Quiz (also found in the Final Exam) as well as made an update to Unit 6 Lesson 2 based on one of the question changes.

Unit 6 Lesson 2

Original Content

In 2016, 31 cities around the world will have populations of over 10 million, and it is estimated that by 2030 41 cities will reach 10 million inhabitants.

Updated Content

In 2018, 33 cities around the world had a population of over 10 million. These cities are often termed "megacities" and it is estimated that by 2030, 43 cities will reach the 10 million inhabitants mark.

Unit 6 Quiz (and Final Exam)

Original Question 1

In North America, how many people live in urban areas?

a. 1 out of 4

b. 2 out of 4

c. 3 out of 4

d. 4 out of 4

Updated Question 1

In North America, how many people live in urban areas?

a. 1 out of 4

b. 3 out of 4

c. 2 out of 4

d. 4 out of 4

Original Question 2

By 2015, it is estimated that 31 cities in the world will have populations of over 10 million people.

True

Updated Question 2

By 2030, it is estimated that 43 cities in the world will have population of over 10 million people.

True

Courses:

  • Sociology 2
Content Update: Sociology 1 Unit 5 Text Questions Update

We have replaced a question in the Critical Thinking section due to is similarity to a question already found in the Review Questions.

Original Question

What is deviance? Discuss one example of deviance and how people reacted to the deviance.

Replacement Question

Sociologists argue that what is considered deviant varies from culture to culture. Give an example of something that might be considered deviant in one area but would be the norm in another. Discuss your personal opinion of whether this activity is deviant and why.

Courses:

  • Sociology 1

April 8, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Game Design 1b Unit 3 Quiz and Midterm Update

We have identified an issue with the Unit 3 Quiz (which also affects the midterm exam). There was an error in the export which set all Unit 3 multiple choice questions correct answers to B . We have fixed the error so all questions are now correctly set.

It is recommended that you pull a copy of the Unit 3 Quiz and Midterm from a new package and replace inside your existing course. This issue does not affect Agilix Buzz users.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Courses:

  • Game Design 1b

April 7, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Cybersecurity 1a Unit 2 Activity Update

We have updated the Unit 2 Activity. This update replaced the instructions for setting up a Virtual Machine using Lubuntu version 14.05.5 LTS with new instructions (including screenshots) for Lubuntu version 18.04.4 Bionic Beaver LTS.

Due to the size and complexity of this update, we will not post the changes in this notification; however, as this content is delivered through LTI, the update will occur automatically on your end. If you require a breakdown of the changes, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com

Courses:

  • Cybersecurity 1a

April 2, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Coding 1a Unit 7 Quiz Question Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 7 Quiz (also found in the final):

Original Question:

Which of these is NOT an example of a GUI?

a. microphone

b. USB cord

c. virus protections software

d. icons

Updated Question:

Which of these is an example of a GUI?

a. microphone

b. USB cord

c. virus protections software

d. icons

Courses:

  • Coding 1a

March 31, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Mythology and Folklore Unit 6 Review Question Update

We have updated the Review Question #5 for better clarity.

Original Question

5. Do structures reflect mythological beliefs?

Updated Question

5. Do structures (such as temples, statues, etc.) reflect mythological beliefs? Explain your reasoning and provide an example.

Courses:

  • Mythology and Folklore
eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Personal and Family Finance Unit 5 Review Question Update

We have updated the Review Question #2

Original Question

2. What is gross income? What types of income are included in gross income?

Updated Question

2. What is the most common way to max tax payments? Identify this term and explain the process and what it entails.

Courses:

  • Personal and Family Finance

March 19, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Art in World Cultures Unit 2 Updates

We have updated content in Unit 2 Lesson 5 in response to feedback. This change also required we update 2 quiz questions that were associated with the content. These questions are found in both the Unit 2 Quiz and the Midterm Exam

Unit 2 Lesson 5

Old Content

Balance is achieved in different ways within a piece of art. Most artwork does not have an exact copy of each object on the left as it has on the right, or on the top as it has on the bottom. Instead, the idea of balance is that objects are arranged in a way that balances out the visual weight of objects in particular ways. Symmetrical balance occurs when the weight of the artwork’s composition is evenly distributed. In its pure form, symmetrical balance happens when identical elements are balanced. When the objects are not identical, but balance has still occurred in the artwork, we refer to the balance as approximate symmetry. Asymmetrical balance or informal balance happens when the visual weight in the artwork is not evenly distributed. Typically, this type of balance is used when one object is given greater “weight” in the composition. Asymmetrical balance is often used when the artist wants to create a sense of tension or to put more attention on the object with the greater compositional weight.

Updated Content

Balance is achieved in different ways within a piece of art. Most artwork does not have an exact copy of each object on the left as it has on the right, or on the top as it has on the bottom. Instead, the idea of balance is that objects are arranged in a way that balances out the visual weight of objects in particular ways. Symmetrical balance occurs when the weight of the artwork's composition is evenly distributed. In its pure form, symmetrical balance happens when identical elements are balanced. Radial symmetry is a variation of symmetrical balance that involves the elements in the art being arranged equally around a central point. Some examples of this include the spokes of a wheel or the ripples in a pond that occur after a stone is dropped. A key aspect of radial symmetry is that it has a strong focal point. Asymmetrical balance (or informal balance) happens when the visual weight in the artwork is not evenly distributed. Typically, this type of balance is used when one object is given greater "weight" in the composition. Asymmetrical balance is often used when the artist wants to create a sense of tension or to put more attention on the object with the greater compositional weight.

Unit 2 Quiz

Old Question

A painting in which the objects on the left are repeated on the right side of the painting would have what type of balance?

a. Asymmetrical

b. Approximate

c. Nonsymmetrical

d. Symmetrical

Updated Question

A painting in which the objects on the left are repeated on the right side of the painting would have what type of balance?

a. Asymmetrical

b. Radial

c. Nonsymmetrical

d. Symmetrical

Old Question

When the objects are not identical, but balance has still occurred in the artwork, we refer to the balance as approximate symmetry.

True

Updated Question

A painting of the spokes on the wheel of a bicycle is displaying radial balance.

True

Courses:

  • Art in World Cultures

March 12, 2020

eDynamic Learning Public Speaking 1b Unit 1 Assignment 2 Revision

We have revised the Unit 1 Assignment 2 in response to feedback.

Old Content

Your task for this exercise is to take the information you gathered at the end of the previous unit and organize it into a logical argument using the Toulmin Method. You don’t have to put all of the information you found into this small exercise; simply take one assertion and present the facts to support it along with a counter-argument and rebuttal. You should find that following this structure should almost always create a convincing argument, as long as the facts are strong enough and the reasoning solid! Your argument can be as long as you like, but it should be at least 300 words.

Revised Content

Your task for this exercise is to take the topic that you have a strong opinion on and used in Assignment 1 and do some further online research about this topic. Gather information for both sides of this argument – both facts that support your point of view and facts that support a counter-argument.

Next, you will organize this information into a logical argument using the Toulmin Method. You don’t have to put all of the information that you find in your online research into this small exercise; simply take one assertion and present the facts to support it along with a counter-argument and rebuttal. You should find that following this structure should almost always create a convincing argument, as long as the facts are strong enough and the reasoning solid! Your argument can be as long as you like, but it should be at least 300 words.

Courses:

  • Public Speaking 1b

March 11, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Theater, Cinema, and Film Production Unit 5 Quiz Updated

We have replaced a question in Unit 5 as well as the Midterm Exam.

Old Question

__ can be used for several different purposes, such as dialogue, scene establishment, and scene transition.

a. Lighting

b. Camera angles

c. Sound

d. Volume

Replacement Question

A microphone that picks up sound from all angles around it is called a/an:

a. Shotgun mic

b. Cardoid mic

c. Lapel mic

d. Omnidirectional mic

Courses:

  • Theater, Cinema, and Film Production

March 9, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Law and Order Unit 4 Quiz Update

We have updated a quiz question found in the Unit 4 Quiz as well as the midterm exam.

Old Question

What is the name of the 12 courts that form the second tier of the federal court system?

a. Circuit courts

b. Civil courts

c. Criminal courts

d. Preliminary courts

Updated Question

What is the name of the 12 courts that form the second tier of the federal court system?

a. Preliminary courts

b. Civil courts

c. Criminal courts

d. Circuit courts

Courses:

  • Law and Order

March 6, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Anthropology 1 Unit 2 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 2 Quiz. This question can also be found in the Midterm Exam.

Original Question

All of the following are kingdoms EXCEPT:

a. fungi

b. plants

c. animals

d. minerals

Updated Question

Brett is classifying items by the kingdoms they belong to. He has placed rose bush in the plant kingdom, butterflies in the animal kingdom, and mushrooms in the fungi kingdom. The last item Brett needs to classify is humans. What kingdom should Brett classify humans as belonging to?

a. fungi

b. plant

c. animal

d. mineral

Courses:

  • Anthropology 1

March 3, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Personal Psychology 2 Unit 4 Lab Update

We have replaced the links in the Unit 4 lab due to issues with the target site. We have also made some minor adjustments to the instructions.

Old Lab Links

Emotional Intelligence Test - https://www.arealme.com/eq/en/ IQ Test - https://www.arealme.com/iq/en/

Updated Lab

Intelligence Tests Analysis

Complete the various intelligence tests located at the bottom of this lab. For the best results, do not let anyone distract or disturb you. Complete one test at a time. After each test, please provide a written summary of the test according to the prompts and indications in question #1.

  1. Record your score on the test. Does this score have any meaning? What are your thoughts about the test (present at least 1-2 paragraphs for each test summary)?

After taking and summarizing each test, please use your knowledge from the unit as well as your experience with the tests to answer questions #2-5 to the best of your ability.

  1. How did these tests help you to better understand the various meanings of intelligence?
  2. After taking these tests, which do you feel is more important: emotional intelligence or intellectual intelligence? Present reasons to support your answer. Choose one side.
  3. Is intelligence learned or inherited? How do you think that your education and your family may have impacted your test results?
  4. What did you learn about yourself after completing these tests?

The Intelligence Tests

Please note that these are informal tests - do not take them too seriously. We are using these tests as a learning experience and to help guide you with discovering the meaning of intelligence. The questions at the end of each test regarding age, location, income, and education are not required, so just enter in some fake information. Additionally, any requests to subscribe to newsletters or similar requests can be ignored and closed.

Classical Intelligence Test: Please click on the box on the right labeled "Classical Intelligence Test".

Emotional Intelligence: Please click on "Take the Quiz".

Courses:

  • Personal Psychology 2

February 26, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Creative Writing Unit 5 Quiz Update

We have replaced a question in the Unit 5 Quiz (also found in the Final Exam).

Old Question

Real people talk over each other, they use half phrases, they jump around between topics, all of which are fine in real life but would never work on paper.

True

New Question

Vary the length of the lines in dialogue so the appearance of the dialogue does not become repetitive to the eye and ear.

True

Courses:

  • Creative Writing
eDynamic Learning Content Update: Agriscience 2 Unit 2 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 2 Quiz (also found in the Midterm)

Old Question

Ferns and horsetails are examples of primitive plants.

False

Updated Question

Ferns and horsetails are not examples of primitive plants.

False

Courses:

  • Agriscience 2

February 25, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: National Geographic Course Link Replacements

We have opted to replace all links to National Geographic within our courses due to a 3 view limit imposed by the site which has caused issues for students.

This change affects the following courses:

Middle School Career Explorations 1

  • Unit 3 Lab

Mythology and Folklore

  • Unit 2 Lab
  • Unit 4 Lab

Great Minds in Science

  • Unit 4 Lab
  • Unit 4 Critical Thinking
  • Unit 9 Lab
  • Unit 9 Critical Thinking

Renewable Technologies

  • Unit 1 Lab

For full details of the changes, please visit the Notifications section of your Client Account

Courses:

  • Middle School Career Exploration 1
  • Mythology and Folklore
  • Great Minds in Science
  • Renewable Technologies
eDynamic Learning Content Update: Nutrition and Wellness Unit 5 Lab Replacement

We have replaced the entire Unit 5 Lab due to a broken link.

Old Content

Food Borne Illness

So Your Kitchen Sponge is a Bacteria Hotbed. Here's What To Do

Food Safety Tips for Your Kitchen This Summer

Replacement Content

Foodborne Infographic

Visit the following link and explore the infographic on foodborne illnesses and outbreaks: Outbreak Inforgraphic

Notice how the infographic combines pertinent information with engaging images and graphics while utilizing headings to organize the entire document. For this part of the lab, you will be creating a very basic infographic on foodborne illness that addresses and answers several specific questions listed below and using this infographic as inspiration.

The questions that your infographic should answer and address are:

  • What does the term foodborne illness mean?
  • What are common symptoms of foodborne illnesses such as listeria and E Coli?
  • How can you prevent and/or kill bacteria in your kitchen?
  • What are some ways to practice safety and sanitation procedures in food preparation?

To find the information that you will include on your infographic, you may refer to the unit, perform your own online research, or start by exploring the information on the CDC website, found here: https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/index.html.

While your infographic does not need to be nearly as extensive or complex as the example, it does need to include accurate information that clearly answers the required questions and a minimum of three relevant images, though you are welcome to include more. Keep in mind that infographics are created to impart information concisely in an aesthetically appealing manner - not to write long paragraphs or essays. In other words, keep it simple. This part of the lab should take you no longer than about 30 minutes to put together as you likely already know the answers to the required questions from reading the unit.

Courses:

  • Nutrition and Wellness

February 24, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Biotechnology 1a Unit 3 Quiz Update

We have updated a question found in the Unit 3 Quiz (as well as the Midterm) for better clarity.

Old Question

Which of the following methods may lend foods some antibacterial qualities?

a. Salt-curing

b. Preserving in sugar

c. Smoking

d. Cool Storage

Updated Question

Which of the following methods may lend foods some antibacterial qualities?

a. Salt-curing

b. Soaking in water

c. Smoking

d. Cool Storage

Courses:

  • Biotechnology 1a

February 19, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Cybersecurity 1a Unit 2 Lab Update

We have updated the instructions for the first portion of the Unit 2 lab due to a broken link.

Original Content

Visit the website, What's Inside a Computer, and explore the components of a computer.

Updated Content

Spend some time exploring the components inside of a computer by performing online research into the topic. You can begin with this link, What does the inside of a computer look like?, and then continue to explore other websites of your own finding to answer the questions below, if needed.

The remainder of the lab remains unchanged

Courses:

  • Cybersecurity 1a

February 17, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Agriscience 2 Unit 6 Lab Update

We have replaced the first lab link and questions in the Unit 6 Lab due to a broken link. The second lab link remains unchanged.

Old Link

Genetic Engineering and Pest Control

New Link and Content

The Case for Engineering Our Food

  1. How does this speaker genetically modify rice to help the crop grow successfully?
  2. Why would someone take genes from viruses and bacteria and put them into plants?
  3. What is one example of how "vaccinating" a plant can help it thrive?
  4. How do you feel about using this type of genetic modification to grow crops that you might consume?

Courses:

  • Agriscience 2

February 12, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Middle School Coding 1a Update

Due to Logo Interpreter ( http://www.logointerpreter.com/) no longer being available, we have updated content in the course. This affects three areas:

Unit 1 Lesson 4, Unit 1 Activity 1, and Unit 1 Activity 2

Unit 1 Lesson 4 Update

Unit 1 Activity 1 Update

Unit 1 Activity 2 Update

Courses:

  • Middle School Coding 1a

February 7, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Sociology 2 Unit 2 Quiz Update

We have replaced a question found in the Unit 2 Quiz as well as in the Midterm Exam

Old Question

What is an example of a cult?

a. Christian Science

b. Falun Gong

c. Islam

d. Hinduism

New Question

What group, often categorized as an NRM or cult, has received a lot of criticism from celebrities and former members speaking out about the practices that alienate members from family and friends who disagree with the teachings?

a. The Pew Foundation

b. The Church of Scientology

c. The Durkheim Group

d. The Roman Catholic Church

Courses:

  • Sociology 2

February 4, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Anthropology 1 Unit 7 Quiz Update

We have updated a question found in the Unit 7 Quiz as well as in the Final Exam.

Old Question

Indian religions include Hinduism and Islam.

False

New Question

Indian religions do not include Hinduism.

False

Courses:

  • Anthropology 1

January 31, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Early Childhood Education 1a Unit 2 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 2 Lab in response to feedback received.

Please note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. 

Courses:

  • Early Childhood Education 1a
eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Biotechnology 1a Unit 1 Quiz Update

We have update a question in the Unit 1 quiz (also found in the midterm).

Original Question

Parthenogenesis is:

a. Asexual reproduction

b. Reproduction without fertilization

c. Reproduction through spores

d. Reproduction through mitosis

Updated Question

Parthenogenesis is:

a. Reproduction with fertilization

b. Asexual reproduction

c. Reproduction through spores

d. Reproduction through mitosis

Courses:

  • Biotechnology 1a

January 30, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: African American History Unit 1 Quiz Updates

We have updated 3 questions in the Unit 1 Quiz (which are also found in the Midterm)

Old Question

The largest market for slaves was in:

Replacement Question

In one triangular trade relationship, the colonists traded products in the West Indies for sugar and molasses, which was brought back to the colonies to be made into:

a. fuel

b. medication

c. rum

d. building materials

Old Question

Songhai was a kingdom in West Africa that developed between 400-800 CE

Replacement Question

Songhai, the last and largest of the West African empires, was built and expanded during the fifteenth century.

True

Old Question

Why did the slave trade become an economic force?

Replacement Question

Many historians point to _____ as explanation for the popularity of the Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.

a. supply and demand

b. Stagnant agricultural growth

c. Gold and silver mines

d. Religious rivalries

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course. If you are using the Buzz LMS with courses directly connected to our master course, this change will automatically update, so no action is needed.

Courses:

  • African American History

January 27, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Astronomy 1b Unit 2 Quiz Update

We have replaced 20 questions found in the Unit 2 Quiz (as well as the midterm) which were intended for the Unit 3 Quiz. 

Courses:

  • Astronomy 1b

January 24, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: 3D Modeling Unit 10 Activity Update

We have updated the Unit 10 Activity with clearer instructions to assist students. 

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. 

Courses:

  • 3D Modeling

January 22, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: History of the Holocaust Unit 7 Lab Update

We have updated the lab with an additional link and clearer instructions. The associated questions remain unchanged.

Old Content

Genocide of European Roma

Read the article and explore the links to photographs, films, and personal histories of the Roma on the right of the page.

Also read the this article:

Persecution of Roma

Questions Remain Unchanged

New Content

Genocide of European Roma

Persecution of Roma

Personal Histories

Instructions: Read the articles and explore the links to photographs, films, and personal histories of the Roma

Questions Remain Unchanged

Courses:

  • History of the Holocaust
eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Social Media Unit 4 Lab Replacement

We have replaced the Unit 4 Lab to better align with the unit content.

Old Content

Aleph Molinari: Let's Bridge the Digital Divide

New Content

The Upside of Social Media Narcissism

After watching this video, answer the following questions:

  1. What is narcissism?
  2. Do you feel that social media contributes to a growth in narcissism? Why or why not?
  3. Give an example of how social media and narcissism work together to make a NEGATIVE impact.
  4. Give an example of how social media and narcissism work together to make a POSITIVE impact.
  5. Do you think that future generations will be more or less narcissistic than the current millennials? Why or why not?

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. If your course does not receive the update, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com

Courses:

  • Social Media

January 21, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Forensic Science 2 Unit 6 Quiz Question Update

We have updated the following question in the Unit 6 quiz (as well as the Final Exam)

Old Question

What is one of the first things that is done when bones are discovered?

a. They are cleaned

b. They are measured

c. They are photographed and sketched

d. They are scanned into the computer

Updated Question

What is one of the first things that is done when bones are discovered?

a. They are cleaned

b. They are measured

c. They are photographed and sketched

d. They are scanned into the computer

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course. If you are using the Buzz LMS with courses directly connected to our master course, this change will automatically update, so no action is needed.

Courses:

  • Forensic Science 2

January 20, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Unit 9 Lab Update

We have updated both the US and International labs with a non-region specific replacement.

New Content

Access to Resources: Fresh Food in Detroit

  1. Describe how the decline of manufacturing led to a scarcity of fresh food retail in Detroit.
  2. How has the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables affected the citizens of Detroit?
  3. What resource has been discovered that may alleviate the fresh food shortage?
  4. Besides being able to grow food of their own, how else have citizens of Detroit benefitted from the establishment of urban agriculture?
  5. In what way do organizations like Oakland Avenue Farms and Keep Growing Detroit help citizens get involved in this new urban agriculture?
  6. How do small farmers benefit from programs like Grown in Detroit?
  7. Why is the work of Detroit Vegan Soul so important to help citizens change their eating habits?
  8. What do you think is the key behind changes in some Detroit neighborhoods, such as Brightmoor?
  9. How might the examples of Detroit’s urban agriculture help other cities?

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. If your course does not receive the update, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com

Courses:

  • Principles of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

January 10, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Personal Psychology 1 Unit 2 Lab Update

We have replaced the first lab link and questions due to a broken link. The second lab link (Joachim de Posada...) remains unchanged.

Old Content

Research Methods

New Content

Ethical Research Methods

Watch this video and answer the following questions:

  1. Why was Sub-Saharan Africa chosen as the location for this trial?
  2. Why might this trial be considered unethical to some people?
  3. What are some ethical safeguards that should be used in research? Describe the four main ideas the speaker discusses concerning making ethical research decisions.

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. If your course does not receive the update, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com

Courses:

  • Personal Psychology 1

January 7, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Update: Health Science: Public Health Unit 6 Lab Update

Due to feedback, we have removed the 2nd lab link and its related questions. The first part of the lab remains unchanged.

Removed Content

Interact with Global Obesity Data

Select two countries from each continent and the United States (for a total of 13) to add to your filter in the GOPC Country Ranking Tool. If you use the drop-down arrow on the filter segment, the countries are already arranged by continent and will appear color-coded in the bar graphs. For each of the charts that you view in this lab with data from your 13 countries, take a screen shot. Insert each screen shot into a document, and upload that document to the dropbox for your teacher to help in reviewing your responses.

  1. Scroll all the way down to the last two bar graphs: Food Security Score and Income Level. Take a moment to read the paragraph that introduces the food security score so that you can see the factors that play into food security. Based on the information you see in the bar graphs, rank your selected countries from low-food-security to high-food-security. Look at the rankings for income levels and make note of any countries that have unexpected data, such as lower food security than expected for their income level, and with some personal research, explain why this trend might be happening. Using this income data, make a prediction about which countries you suspect will be the top five in obesity and diabetes rates.
  2. Look at Adult Obesity, Adult Diabetes, and Childhood Overweight rates. Summarize the data you have and discuss the top five countries for each graph. How accurate were your top five predictions? Discuss why your prediction was or was not correct.
  3. Which of your countries have the highest rates of physical inactivity? Which of the physical activity results surprise you? What might be the reason that your chosen country returned such a result? (You can do personal research to get a little background and answer this question.)
  4. Based on these trends, countries with a solid income, relatively good food security, and low behavioral health risks have residents that have likely adopted some healthy lifestyle choices. Which, if any, of your countries meet this description? Do a little research to integrate knowledge from other units, including the type of health system this country might have. Summarize which of your countries are keeping their nation in good health and how they are doing it.

January 6, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Creative Writing and Creative Writing Core Unit 7 Quiz Question Update

We have updated a question in the following courses for better clarity:

  • EDL072 - Creative Writing Unit 7 Quiz and Final Exam
  • EDL130 - Creative Writing Core Unit 7 Quiz and Final Exam

Original Question

A figure of speech involving a comparison between two things is a __.

a. simile

b. metaphor

c. personification

d. euphony

Revised Question

A figure of speech involving a comparison between two things is a __.

a. simile

b. imagery

c. personification

d. euphony

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course. If you are using the Buzz LMS with courses directly connected to our master course, this change will automatically update, so no action is needed.

Courses:

  • Creative Writing
eDynamic Learning Updates: Digital Photography 1a Labs and Activities Update

We have update various Labs and Activities throughout the course in response to feedback we have received. The changed items are as follows:

  • Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 5, and Unit 7 Activities - Minor update with additional instructions at the end of each Activity
  • Unit 4 Lab - Replaced with new content
  • Unit 6, Unit 7, and Unit 8 Labs - General update throughout labs
  • Unit 6 and Unit 8 Activities - General update throughout Activities

Courses:

  • Digital Photography 1a

January 2, 2020

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Art in World Cultures Unit 5 Lab Update

We have updated the Unit 5 Lab due to a broken link. As there were two links originally in the lab, we have opted to remove the second link (which was the broken one) and add content in regards to the first link.

Old Content

To Create for the Ages, Let's Combine Art and Engineering

  1. What did Ferren's Dad teach him about art? Do you agree with this idea? Why or why not?
  2. How did Ferren learn about engineering, if not in school? How might this have been similar to how the ancient cultures learned engineering?
  3. What moment does Ferren say changed his life? Explain.
  4. What are some similarities or differences between the architecture of the Pantheon that Ferren describes and the Greek architecture described in the unit?
  5. What does Ferren feel will help people of today create another masterpiece like the Pantheon for the modern world? Do you agree? Explain.

From Cavemen to Kings: Chapter 4 | The Greeks

  1. The unit explained that the human form was often depicted in Ancient Greek artwork, but according to the video, what else can be learned about Greek history from the artwork?
  2. Does the fresco seen in the video have anything in common with the various types of Greek paintings that you learned about in the unit? Explain.
  3. According to the video, what were the Myceneans good at doing when it came to their art and architecture? Why do you think they did this?
  4. You've learned that the Myceneans took many forms of art and architecture from the Minoans, but what was another thing that the Myceneans took from the Minoans to hold their vast network of states together? Describe.

New Content

New content indicated with asterix. Reminder: Second link completely removed

To Create for the Ages, Let's Combine Art and Engineering

  1. What did Ferren's Dad teach him about art? Do you agree with this idea? Why or why not?
  2. How did Ferren learn about engineering, if not in school? How might this have been similar to how the ancient cultures learned engineering?
  3. What moment does Ferren say changed his life? Explain.
  4. Explain Ferren's reasoning about the pyramids. Do you agree with his thoughts about their construction? Discuss.**
  5. What are some similarities or differences between the architecture of the Pantheon that Ferren describes and the Greek architecture described in the unit?
  6. Which of the 'miracles of the Pantheon' that Ferren mentions are you most in awe of? Why? Can you think of other famous architecture that shares the same 'miracles'?**
  7. What does Ferren feel will help people of today create another masterpiece like the Pantheon for the modern world? Do you agree? Explain.
  8. How does Ferren compare the internet to the Pantheon? Do you agree with his evaluation? Can you think of any other recent examples of innovations that combine creative design and technological advances in a way so profound that they will be remembered a thousand years from now?**

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. If your course doesn't receive the update, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com to discuss updating your course.

Courses:

  • Art in World Cultures

December 26, 2019

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: Social Media Unit 4 Update

We have updated the Text Questions, Lab, and Discussion Questions in Unit 4

Text Questions

Old Content

Review Questions

  1. What are the four components that should be included in your complete LinkedIn profile? If you have used LinkedIn already, have you found it to be useful? If you have not used it, would you? Why or why not?
  2. What are the two main safety rules to remember when using LinkedIn? Do you think these rules could apply elsewhere on the Internet? Why or why not?

Research Assignment Entire Section Replaced

Wiki Facts

New Content

Review Questions

  1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a wiki as a source of information?
  2. What (if any) value can blogs and wikis add to your learning experiences or academic growth?

Research Assignment

Discuss three of the most effective social media techniques one could use to find a job. Explain what makes each method so worthwhile.

Lab

Old Content

Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia

New Content

Aleph Molinari: Let's Bridge the Digital Divide

  1. What is the digital divide? What does the digital divide mean for the world?
  2. What are the causes of the digital divide?
  3. What are some of the solutions to the digital divide?
  4. How would the digital divide within your country affect someone's job search?
  5. Do you agree or disagree that access to the Internet should be a basic human right around the world? Why or why not?

Discussion Questions

Old Content

New Content

#1

How can you take advantage of the information on social media sites related to careers you are interested in?

#2

Do you think you would feel guilty if you attempted to become "personal friends" with a client and/or potential client as a way to "sway" them to become your client? Explain.

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course. If you are using the Buzz LMS with courses directly connected to our master course, this change will automatically update, so no action is needed.

Courses:

  • Social Media

December 13, 2019

eDynamic Learning Content Updates: National Security Unit 4 Activity, Unit 6 Activity, and Unit 7 Activity Replacements

We have replaced activities found in Units 4,6, and 7 due to content issues.

Unit 4 Activity

Original Content

Activity: Wargame Part One

New Content

Chain of Command

Knowledge is power and our country employs many different means of gathering knowledge that might be useful to national security. The hard part is organizing all of that intelligence and making sure it gets to the right ears. You may have had a situation in your family where someone says, “I thought you knew.” To which the reply may be “No one told me.” That’s not a big deal if it has to do with something in day to day living but is a huge deal if it happens in the intelligence community.

In this activity you will create a flowchart showing the movement of information in the intelligence community. Your flowchart should include the different kinds of intelligence gathered and show what organization is responsible for processing it. Then, conduct some research of your own to find out where the information goes after that. Add it to your flowchart.

Your chart should contain the following intelligence categories:

  • HUMINT
  • SIGNT
  • COMINT
  • ELINT
  • GEOINT
  • OSINT

Provide a quick example of each one. (for example, an email from a potential terrorist organization that was intercepted would be which kind of intelligence?)

Your chart should show information forwarded to the following intelligence agencies:

  • NSA
  • CIA
  • FBI
  • DHS
  • NRO
  • DIA
  • CSS

Provide a basic outline of the job of each agency.

Once your intelligence has reached the correct agency, conduct some online research to find out where it goes from there. Does it get sent to another one of the listed agencies? Is the Department of Justice involved? Do they report directly to the president? Imagine that each piece of intelligence is crucial information and show it going up the chain of command on your flowchart.

Grading Rubric included

Unit 6 Activity

Original Content

Activity: Wargame Part Two

New Content

Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst

Nuclear energy is one of the most widely used sources of energy available to mankind today. Not only is it clean, but it is also reliable. Building a new nuclear plant may be expensive but once it is up and running, it is very low cost considering other options.

The issue is that there is always the potential for a meltdown. The public is well aware of the kind of issues that can be caused by a nuclear disaster and few towns or counties want to be the site of the next Chernobyl. Many times, the proposal to build a new nuclear reactor plant in an area elicits strong outcry from local residents. One way to settle the nerves of the public is to make sure clear disaster plans are in place in the event a disaster occurs.

In this activity, you will conduct research to find out the steps that must be taken during a nuclear reactor meltdown. Then you will take on the role of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission official and create an action plan to distribute to towns and counties close to the new nuclear reactor plant.

You may search online or use the following resources:

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Department of Homeland Security

Your action plan should include the following:

  • A rundown of the zones that would be affected
  • Chain of notification in the case of a disaster
  • Steps needed to be taken by the city, county, or town personnel
  • Supplies that the city, county, or town should have on hand

Your job is also to help these areas prepare their citizens by creating an Emergency Preparedness flyer.

  • Create a simple printout listing the things that an ordinary citizen can do before, during, and after a nuclear disaster. This flyer will be included in your action plan for the municipalities to distribute to their citizens.

If the new nuclear reactor plant is built carefully and maintained properly, it should be in operation for 60-80 years, hopefully with no incidents. The odds are that your action plan will never be needed. But it will make people feel much more secure having a plan in place just in case.

Grading Rubric included

Unit 7 Activity

Original Content

Activity: Disaster Recovery Scenario

New Content

Tightening Up Security

Although the U.S. has made great changes in the last two decades when it comes to security, the threat of a terrorist attack is always in the background. Americans have learned that it is much better to prevent an attack than have to pick up the pieces once one has occurred.

In order to prevent a terrorist attack, we must first identify areas that are possible targets for terrorists. Once the targets are identified, we need to work with public servants and private companies to create changes that would deter a terrorist from considering the site.

In this activity, you will take on the role of consultant to the new governor of your state. Your task is to identify areas in your state that might be the target for a terrorist. This might be a large stadium, a nuclear power plant, a water treatment facility, or a popular amusement park. You may have to do some research on your state, or you may have ideas already in mind.

Step One: Create your Potential Target List

  • Specify at least 5 potential targets
  • Provide a brief description of the target and give reasons why you think this target might be vulnerable to an attack

Step Two: Create a Suggestions to Implement Document

Once you have identified potential targets, create a list of suggestions that could be implemented to make the area or facility more secure. Could there be personnel added to special events? Could there be extra security scans at the entrance?

  • Provide at least 3 suggestions for each potential target.

Step Three: Create an Employee Guide

Security cameras and computer facial recognition are all helpful tools but the most valuable asset in spotting potential terrorist activity can be humans on the ground. This means that personnel in a possible target location should be trained on what signs to look for.

  • Make a list of at least 5 things that employees should be on the lookout for.
  • WAIT! This is a potential issue! Looking out for suspicious activity can be easily misconstrued as racial or ethnic profiling. How do ethics come into play in this case? Make sure to include in your guide some specific instructions that would help an employee discern whether a person is a potential terrorist, without unnecessarily accusing someone based on their race or method of dress. You want to be safe but do not want to alienate honest citizens. Also, consider unusual circumstances, such as a person in a wheelchair who is unable to walk through a metal detector. What needs to be done to make sure everyone is safe in a situation like this?

Step Four: Create Terrorism Event Drill

Your job is all about prevention, but it is still important to be prepared in the case that something does slip past the failsafes that you have suggested. A good way to make sure that everyone understands the correct procedures to follow in the event of a terrorist attack in your state, you need to also create an outline for facilities to follow. This outline can then be used in practice drills to get everyone familiar with how to react.

  • Your drill should be a detailed checklist of what to do once an event has occurred. What is first priority? What security measures need to be taken to lock down the area? Whose job is it to contact authorities? Who should be contacted first? Once the authorities are contacted, what action do they, in turn, take?

Gather your Potential Target List, Suggestions to Implement Document, Employee Guide and Terrorism Event Drill Checklist to present to your governor. Make sure that your ideas are well researched and clearly explained. Your thorough work now could be an important step to averting a potential future incident!

Grading Rubric included

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. If your courses doesn't receive the update, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com to discuss updating your course.

Courses:

  • National Security

December 12, 2019

eDynamic Learning Forensic Science 2 Unit 7 Activity Update

We have replaced the Unit 7 Activity due to a broken link

Old Content

Data Breach!

New Content

Digital Evidence 101

You are a forensic scientist that specializes in computers and data. In fact, your skills are so superior and well-respected that a professor at the local university has asked if you would prepare several slideshow presentations that he could use to support lectures in his Forensic Science: Digital Evidence course. While the professor has introduced the idea of digital evidence, he wants an expert to explain to his students how computers process and store information on both hardware and software in more detail.

You agree to create a slideshow presentation. The professor provides you with the following points that he would like you to include and elaborate on in the presentation that you create:

  • An overview of computer hardware basics
  • An overview of computer software basics
  • Storage options on hardware (RAM, HDD, NIC, the cloud)
  • Electronic Crime Scenes (provide an example and use it to explain the processes that investigators follow)
  • How spreadsheets can be used to keep track of data applicable to crime scenes/criminal investigations
  • Provide an example by creating a simple table or excel sheet

Beyond the above information, the professor has invited you to include any other information, examples, or other content that you feel will help engage the students and further their understanding of digital evidence in general.

You should use as many visual aids, images, graphics, and diagrams in your presentation as possible so that the information you are conveying is more easily visually digested and understood.

In order to prepare your presentation and determine the specific information you want to include, please use a combination of information from the unit as well as your own online research. Please submit a list of any websites or resources that you use as well as any notes or outlines that you create in preparation of your presentation.

Please refer to the rubric below for more information on how you will be graded.

Grading Rubric included

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses.

Courses:

  • Forensic Science 2

December 11, 2019

Concepts of Engineering Unit 6 Lab Replacement

We have replaced the Unit 6 Lab due to 4 broken links.

Old Content

Science 360: Profiles of Scientists and Engineers: Chemical Engineer

Science 360: Finding Her Way: Kristala L. Jones Prather, Ph.D.

Science 360: Check out the Assembly Line of the Future!

Science 360: Engineering Slick Solutions for Sticky Problems

New Content

Chemical Engineering Careers

Chemical engineering is a field with a multitude of career options. In this lab, you will be doing Internet research to discover how chemical engineering affects different areas of life and what a career as a chemical engineer could look like for you.

You are responsible for researching chemical engineering careers in ONE of the following fields:

  • Health care/Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Food processing
  • Manufacturing/Consumer Products

For the field you have chosen, you are to research and report the following information:

  • specific types of jobs available
  • average salaries
  • required education
  • skills required
  • possible companies who would hire chemical engineers in this field
  • significant contributions to society based on the work of chemical engineers in this field

You will reflect on the following:

  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of working in this field as a chemical engineer? Support your answer with specific examples you discovered while researching.
  • Would you want a career as a chemical engineer in this field? Why or why not?

You will record all of your findings and reflections in a slide show with both text and corresponding images on each slide.

You should have at least 10 slides, which includes a title slide and a slide with links to your websites used in the research process.

Grading Rubric included

Please Note: This update should occur automatically for all LTI connected courses. If your courses doesn't receive the update, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com to discuss updating your course.

Courses:

  • Concepts of Engineering and Technology

November 20, 2019

eDynamic Learning American Sign Language 2a Unit 2 Quiz Update:

We have updated a question in the Unit 2 quiz that had the incorrect answer indicated as the correct one. This question is also present within the Midterm and Final Exam.

Original Question

Jayden and Noah have been friends for various years and have gone together to various parts of the city which they both knew very well. Jayden wants to invite Noah over to his house. When giving Noah directions, with what should Jayden start?

a. apartment number

b. country

c. known landmark

d. floor number

Updated Question

Jayden and Noah have been friends for various years and have gone together to various parts of the city which they both knew very well. Jayden wants to invite Noah over to his house. When giving Noah directions, with what should Jayden start?

a. apartment number

b. country

c. floor number

d. known landmark

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course on your end unless you are utilizing the Buzz LMS with the course directly connected to our master course.

Courses:

  • American Sign Language 2a
eDynamic Learning American Sign Language 1b Unit 1 Quiz Update

We have updated a question in the Unit 1 quiz for better clarity. This question is also present within the Midterm and Final Exam.

Original Question

Which of the following signs can be signed using the "person" ending?

a. chef

b. employee/worker

c. scientist

d. veterinarian

Updated Question

Which of the following signs can be signed using the "person" ending?

a. chef

b. plumber

c. scientist

d. veterinarian

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course on your end unless you are utilizing the Buzz LMS with the course directly connected to our master course.

Courses:

  • American Sign Language 1b

November 15, 2019

eDynamic Learning American Sign Language 1b Unit 2 Quiz Question Fix

We have fixed an issue where the incorrect answer was identified as correct. This question is found in Unit 2, the Midterm, and the Final Exam.

Question #13

What word is shown in the video?

*<video>*

a. Kwanzaa

b. Hanukkah

c. Veteran's Day

d. Birthday

Updated

The correct answer (a) has been updated to:

a. New Year

Please Note: This update will require either a new package or manual change within your course on your end unless you are utilizing the Buzz LMS with the course directly connected to our master course.

Courses:

  • American Sign Language 1b

November 11, 2019

eDynamic Learning Theater, Cinema, and Film Production Unit 3 Quiz Update

We have updated 2 question in the Unit 3 quiz (which are also present in the Midterm) due to incorrect answers

Old Question 1

In theatrical lighting, where are strip lights used?

a. directly above the actors

b. at the foot of the stage

c. behind the actors

d. backstage

Updated Question

In theatrical lighting, where are strip lights used?

a. directly above the actors

b. behind the actors

c. at the foot of the stage

d. backstage

Old Question 2

In filming, what is a gel used for?

a. to make light more intense

b. to change the direction of the light

c. to change the light's color

d. to change the light's shape

Updated Question

In filming, what is a gel used for?

a. to make light more intense

b. to change the light's color

c. to change the direction of the light

d. to change the light's shape

Courses:

  • Theater, Cinema, and Film Production

November 7, 2019

eDynamic Learning Art in World Cultures Unit 1 Lab Update

We have replaced the third link in the lab with a new link and questions due to regional restrictions of the previous video

Old Content

Visual Arts Illustration

New Content

Wendy MacNaughton

Visit and explore this artist's website then answer the questions below based on what you find.

  1. Wendy MacNaughton is a New York Times best-selling illustrator and graphic journalist. Explore her portfolio of work on her website. How would you describe the type of visual artwork that she creates?
  2. Macnaughton explains that her illustrated documentaries rely heavily on observing the world around her - what other types of visual art mediums are heavily based on observation? Explain.
  3. Describe the form and texture that you see present in Macnaughton's drawings and artwork from the website.
  4. Would you ever be interested in creating art that is similar to what Macnaughton does? Discuss why or why not.

Courses:

  • Art in World Cultures

November 5, 2019

eDynamic Learning Military Careers – Unit 1 Update

We have updated a paragraph in Unit 1 Lesson 3 based on feedback.

Old Content

One unique part of the Reserves is its organization. The president can deploy the National Guard when necessary, but the Reserves are controlled by the states. What does that mean? The Army National Guard is actually 54 different Army National Guards—one for every state, U.S.-owned territory, and the District of Columbia. If this seems a little crazy, think back to what you know about the beginning of our country.

New Content

Another difference between the National Guard and the Reserves lies in their command and organization. Each state, U.S.-owned territory, and the District of Columbia has a national guard that serves dual state and federal missions. While the National Guard is first and foremost a state agency that can be deployed by the state's governor, National Guard units can also be deployed by the US President to help the armed forces. Reserve units, on the other hand, are part of the federal armed forces, and are therefore primarily under presidential command, though in certain rare and specific situations, other members of the government may order the reservists to active duty for a finite period of time.

Courses:

  • Military Careers

October 16, 2019

Comprehend/Bright Thinker new courses added to SchoolsPLP for all subscribed customers:

  • Grade 3 Art (block, A, B)
  • Grade 3 Health (block, A, B)
  • Grade 3 Music (block, A, B)
  • Grade 4 Art (block, A, B)
  • Grade 4 Health (block, A, B)
  • Grade 4 Music (block, A, B)
  • Grade 5 Art (block, A, B)
  • Grade 5 Health (block, A, B)
  • Grade 5 Music (block, A, B)
  • Middle School Art (block, A, B)
  • Middle School Music (block, A, B)
  • Middle School Theater (block, A, B)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (block, A, B)
  • Entrepreneurship (block, A, B)
  • Medical Microbiology (block, A, B)
  • Principles of Business Management (block, A, B)
  • Principles of Business, Marketing, & Finance (block, A, B)
  • Principles of Health Science (block, A, B)
  • Virtual Business

October 7, 2019

eDynamic Learning Personal Psychology 2 Unit 7 LabLink Update

We have update a link in the Unit 7 Lab due to the existing link being broken. There are no other changes required.

Old Link:

Type A Personality Test - http://www.queendom.com/jff_access/the_type_a_test.htm

New Link:

Type A Personality Test - https://www.queendom.com/tests/access_page/index.htm?idRegTest=1126

Courses:

  • Personal Psychology 2

October 3, 2019

eDynamic Learning Social Media Unit 4 lesson and quiz, Unit 6 lesson and quiz, Midterm, and Final Updates

We have updated the following:

Unit 4

Lesson 6

Replaced content regarding musical.ly in Lesson 6 with content about TikTok

Quiz

Old Question:

Musical.ly allows users to:

New Question:

TikTok allows users to:

(answers remain the same)

Old Question:

Musical.ly is similar to which other two sites?

New Question:

TikTok is similar to which other two sites?

(answers remain the same)

Old Question:

Some feel that Musical.ly could possibly be the next ___ for the social media world.

New Question:

Some feel that TikTok could possibly be the next _____ for the social media world.

(answers remain the same)

Old Question:

Users of Musical.ly are referred to as ‘musers.’

New Question:

Users of TikTok (formerly Musical.ly) are referred to as "musers".

(answers remain the same)

Unit 6

Lesson 5

Replaced content regarding Google+ in Lesson 5 with content about Youtube

Quiz

Old Question:

Companies cannot use Google+ to reach out to prospects unless those prospects add the company to their circles.

New Question:

YouTube is a highly effective marketing tool for businesses to grow their brand.

True

False

Old Question:

The +1 button on Google+ functions exactly like the Facebook “like” button.

New Question:

Businesses can only advertise by placing ads before or after videos created by users; they cannot upload their own videos.

True

False

Old Question:

For what primary reason do marketers covet the Google+ +1 button above all other social media marketing strategies?

New Question:

What does YouTube Analytics offer to businesses marketing on the site?

a. The ability to regulate editing permissions and develop a more holistic online presence

b. A concrete way to both shape their digital strategy and track its success

c. Help searching names and keywords to find out how their reputation has grown on the site

d. An easy way to create graphics and headers for their site

Discussion Question #2:

Old Discussion Question:

Do you think Google has an unfair advantage as a social media marketing platform? Explain.

Updated Discussion Question:

Do you think YouTube has an unfair advantage as a social media marketing platform due to its parent company being Google? Explain.

Please Note:

  • Discussion Questions and Quiz questions are not connected to our master via LTI, so if you are not using the Buzz LMS, you will need to either manually change these items in your course or download a new course package from your Client Account
  • Unit 4 quiz questions can also be found in the Midterm Exam
  • Unit 6 quiz questions can also be found in the Final Exam
  • If you require a breakdown of the content changes to the lessons, please reach out to support@edynamiclearning.com

Courses:

  • Social Media

October 2, 2019

eDynamic Learning Marine Science Unit 1 and Midterm Quiz Update

We have updated a question in Unit 1 which is also present in the midterm

Original Question

The history of Sir Isaac Newton’s study of gravity does which of the following?

a. Illustrates how a theory becomes a law

b. Provides an example of a theory that has been discredited

c. Demonstrates the importance of gravity in marine science

d. Shows that theories have long been an important part of science

Updated Question

According to Dr. Paul Narguizian, professor of Biology and Science Education at California State University, '_ are generalizations about phenomena while _ are explanations of phenomena.'

a. laws; theories

b. conclusions; experiments

c. theories; laws

d. experiments; hypotheses

Courses:

  • Marine Science

September 20, 2019

eDynamic Learning Law and Order Unit 1 Activity Upload

Law and Order Unit 1 Activity Updated

We have replaced the Unit 1 Activity to better align with the content of the Unit

New Activity

As you learned the unit, the Constitution not only changed the way that the United States operated but also changed the way that people lived in the United States under these new laws and regulations. And we are still benefiting from the freedoms embodied in the Constitution to this day!

For this activity, you will create a mural-style poster/infographic that creatively celebrates the Constitution and illustrates the various ways that you have benefited from the Constitution today.

While you are free to let your creativity run wild with your poster design and organization, there are a few requirements that you will need to make sure are met:

  • An overview of what the Constitution outlines
    • Text and/or illustration summarizing Articles 1-3
    • Text and/or illustration summarizing Articles 4-6
    • Text and/or illustration summarizing Articles 7
  • Three specific ways that you, your family, and friends benefit from the Constitution
    • Include 1-3 sentences describing each benefit
    • Include an image or graphic to depict each benefit
  • At least three interesting and fascinating facts about the Constitution

As you can see, this is a lot of information to include on one poster, which means that you will need to get pretty creative about how you organize all the information that you need to include.

And while your poster should be colorful, creative, and aesthetically pleasing above all else, it also must be informative - the goal is to display the pertinent information in a creative manner!!

To help you find information to include on your poster, you may use information from the unit in addition to researching online. The following websites will help you find some of the specific information required above:

https://constitutioncenter.org

https://www.constitutionfacts.com

You can create your poster by hand on actual poster board and take clear and detailed photographs of your work to submit for grading or you may choose to create your poster digitally in an illustration, slideshow, or word processing program!

Please include a list of websites and resources that you used in your research and refer to the rubric below for more information on how you will be graded.

Courses:

  • Law and Order

August 21, 2019

eDynamic Learning Astronomy 1a and 1b Update

In order to provide a more streamlined and consistent student experience, we have made the following updates to the Astronomy 1a and 1b.

  • Units now contain only the standard Critical Thinking Questions. Review Questions appearing in some of the units have been removed.
  • All references to distance and speed have been unified to use kilometers (based on NASA's standard) with miles in parenthesis. For example, “Venus is slightly smaller with a diameter of 12,104 kms (7,521 miles).”

No action is required as these updates will flow through the power of LTI!

Please visit support at support.edynamiclearning.com if you have any questions or concerns.

Courses:

  • Astronomy 1a
  • Astronomy 1b

August 15, 2019

eDynamic Learning Social Problems 1 Unit 5 Lab Replacement

We have replaced the Unit 5 lab due to outdated content

Original Content

Uganda: Out of the Wild

India: A Pound of Flesh

Replacement Content

What if we paid doctors to keep people healthy?

Müllenbeck expresses concern at the beginning of the video in regard to his dentist's intentions. Describe his situation and line of thinking. Have you ever wondered the same thing about one of your doctors? Explain.

  1. According to Müllenbeck, why are some practitioners incentivized to run unnecessary surgical procedures when there is no immediate need for them?
  2. Summarize the issue that Müllenbeck believes exists with the current healthcare system in 1-2 sentences. Then, describe Müllenbeck's suggestion for re-incentivizing healthcare. Do you agree with his idea? Do you realistically believe that this could work? Why or why not?
  3. How do you feel that Müllenbeck's idea for fixing the healthcare system compares to the possible healthcare solutions explained in the unit?
  4. How could modern technologies potentially contribute positively to Müllenbeck's plan to shift health incentives?
  5. What is required in order to shift from a 'sick care system' to a 'true health care system'?

Courses:

  • Social Problems 1

August 8, 2019

eDynamic Learning Archaeology Unit 6 Lab Replacement

We have replaced the unit 6 lab due to a broken link

Old Content

The Lost Pueblo Village

New Content

Even in Death

Archaeologists can learn about social ranking in ancient societies by examining burial customs. One example is that of Egypt. What do the burial practices of ancient Egypt tell us about the social rankings of Egyptian society? What clues do archaeologists look for to determine if the buried person was wealthy or powerful in their society? How do they know if the person was well liked? What clues provide information about the kind of life they might have led?

In this lab, you will research the clues that help archaeologists determine the social structure of ancient Egypt. Then, design your own drawing of an Egyptian tomb and create a background story of the person who would be buried there.

You can research on your own or use these links to get you started:

Tombs of Ancient Egypt

The Valley of the Kings

Egyptian Burial

Your drawing of the tomb should include at least three specific clues that would help an archaeologist determine what this person's social status was in Ancient Egypt. Your background story should match those clues, explaining what the clues represent. (For example, you might say: "There are many shabti dolls located in the tomb, showing that the person was very wealthy.") You should also cite at least one valid source that you used for research.

Courses:

  • Archaeology

August 1, 2019

eDynamic Learning New Release Announcement: Improved Teacher Resources

New for 2019, we have made improvements to the teaching and learning experience for all eDynamic Learning courses.

For Teachers:

  • Answer Keys embedded directly in the course to automatically capture the latest updates to content during the semester.
  • Pacing Guide with suggestions for delivery of eDynamic Learning courses in both a teacher-directed blended classroom and a teacher-facilitated online classroom.
  • Project-Based Learning Guide to help teachers work through real-world scenarios, problems, challenges, and rich tasks to help students apply their higher-order thinking skills.
  • Blended Learning Strategies with 10 innovative strategies that provide details on using an eDynamic Learning course in the classroom.

These resources will only be available to teachers and administrators logged into their LMS.

For students:

To set students up for success in their eDynamic Learning course, each course contains an improved Getting Started guide, which now includes a "How to be successful" section, covering:

  • How to Study Effectively
  • How you Will be Graded
  • How to Avoid Plagiarism

Also new for students is a glossary of key vocabulary terms in the course and a bibliography of sources (where available).

If you would like to learn more, please contact your sales representative, visit support.edynamiclearning.com, or visit our website at edynamiclearning.com

July 31, 2019

eDynamic Learning Early Childhood Education Unit 4 Lab Update

We have updated the lab due to a broken link. Please note, this is a full lab replacement so the second link is also removed.

Original Content

Child Maltreatment

Keeping Children Safe, Part 1

Replacement Content

The Legal Side of Childcare Facilities

You are the owner and director of a small childcare facility in Naples, Florida. You recently closed down your facility to completely remodel both the physical structure and the operational structure.

The physical renovations are finally complete, and you have been working on hiring a new team of employees and getting them properly trained and educated not only on the procedures for your facility but on the policies imposed on childcare facilities by the state of Florida.

In order to help you convey a lot of information to your new hires all at once in an organized way, you've decided to make a slideshow presentation to use and discuss during your introductory training meeting. You want to give your new employees an overview of the legal policies that go along with working in a childcare facility.

The items that you will discuss and explain are:

  • A basic overview of the components of the Florida statutes as they relate to areas of child care standards

Florida Child Care Statutes

  • Minimum state standards for screening owners, operators, staff, and volunteers of childcare centers
  • Current childcare issues and proposed laws and ordinances that govern state and local licensing and inspection of childcare facilities

Florida Child Care Licensing Program

  • Legislation and public policies affecting young children and school-age children
  • Legal requirement and protection provided to childcare workers in reporting suspected child abuse and neglect according to Florida law

You want to deliver clear and concise information in your presentation, complete with any pertinent images, graphs, and tables. Avoid overly-long paragraphs and aim to include bullet points and shorter notes as often as possible. While the presentation and the information that you include will be very fact-based, you can add a bit of personalization to the whole thing in your verbal delivery of the information, which you will record on video for this lab.

Begin by researching all of the topics that you've chosen to include in your presentation starting with the links provided above as well as expanding your search to other websites that you find.

Next, you will compile all of this information in an organized and abbreviated manner in a slideshow presentation.

Finally, you will set up a video camera to record yourself presenting and explaining the slideshow presentation as if you were leading your employee meeting.

You will submit a list of the websites that you used in your research, your slideshow presentation, and your video for grading.

Please refer to the rubric below for information on how you will be graded.

Courses:

  • Early Childhood Education