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ENG 115 Week 3 - Scaffolding
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ENG 115 Scaffolding Week 2
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America's Lost City (Ancient Voices BBC Documentary Series) 3/11

Cahokia: America's Lost City

The once-mighty city of Cahokia now lies beneath the superhighways and sprawling neighborhoods of modern St. Louis. Larger than medieval London during its heydey a thousand years ago, with huge construction projects, remarkable engineering, enormous ceremonial mounds and miles of "suburbs," stunningly sophisticated works of art...and startling rites of sacrificial barbarism, Cahokia was an astonishing achievement of civilization in any time.

DocuWiki: Ancient Voices - Cahokia

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ENG 115 Scaffolding Week 4

Comparison of reference management software

About - Mendeley [reference software]

About - Papers [reference software]

About - Zotero [reference software]

About - Citation Style Language

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The Story of Cahokia - Americas First City

Before Europeans arrived on the North American continent, the central Mississippi River Valley formed the core of an extensive prehistoric urban network. Villages and cities flourished in the Midwest and Southeast U.S., extending north to Canada and south to the Gulf of Mexico. The Native Americans built extensive ceremonial and burial mounds that rivaled the cities of the Incas and Aztecs. Their culture, known as the Mississippian, thrived in urban complexes where archaeological research has unearthed the evidence of a complex agrarian society with unique funerary practices and a sophisticated socio-economic structure. Monks Mound rises 70 ft. above the Mississippi River floodplain in East St. Louis, Illinois and stands as a testament to those whose civilization remains as enigmatic as it is monumental. In this episode, we explore the foundations of the Mississippian culture, its rise, florescence and eventual demise in the wake of the Euroamerican conquest of the Americas.

Google: Cahokia

Hakia: Cahokia

Microsoft Academic: Cahokia

Scholar Google: Cahokia

YouTube Video: Cahokia

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CAHOKIA: Native American City of Mystery

Trailer for Episode 2: America: From The Ground Up! Monty Dobson leads the team to investigate the greatest mystery of the early Americas: Cahokia. In 1000AD Cahokia was a city three times the size of Paris or London. Between 800AD and 1400AD the Mississippian people built a network of cities, towns and villages that stretched throughout the Mississippi Valley and the Southeastern US, from the Ohio River valley to the Gulf of Mexico and from Florida to Oklahoma. Across this area, towns and cities were ruled by powerful chiefs who sat atop a warrior aristocracy with trade links ranging from modern Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. But by 1400 the Mississippians had largely disappeared and their magnificent cities were in ruins. What happened to them is one of our greatest untold mysteries! Join Monty as he gets behind the scenes at the museum and digs into the mysterious archaeology of this city of mystery.

Below are selected follow-up scaffolding materials for Week 3:

YouTube Video: Helike

Date
Class
Location
11/02

The search for the lost Greek city of Helike - Explore - BBC

Harold Edgerton's search for the Greek City of Helike, sunk and lost in 373 BC. Intriguing video from BBC show Helike.
Classroom 212
11/04

Amazing ancient discovery at Helike - The Real Atlantis - Explore - BBC

An excavation uncovers some ancient Roman artifacts that can be dated to just before the disaster of the disappearing Helike. Could these be from the elusive city? Fascinating clip from BBC show Helike. Watch more high quality videos from YouTube channel Explore with BBC Worldwide here:http://www.youtube.com/BBCExplore
Classroom 114
11/10

The earthquake that destroyed Helike - Horizon: Helike - The Real Atlantis

An earthquake specialist looks at the fault that is thought to have risen during the earthquake that caused Helike to sink. Intriguing video from BBC show Helike. Watch more high quality videos on the Explore YouTube channel from BBC Worldwide here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcexplore
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WEEK 3 SCAFFOLDING:  VIEWER'S CHOICE

Date
Lost Cities & Lost Civilizations
The Invention  of Writing
01/19/12
Tracking the First Americans
Run Time:
50min.
Genre(s):
Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest

Plot: Who were the first Americans? Theories abound on the answer to that question. This BBC documentary follows a new quest for the first humans to have a foothold in the Western hemisphere.

BBC: Ancient Voices | Tracking the First Americans [Sidereel]

Koko: A Talking Gorilla
Narrated by Martin Sheen, this installment of the Emmy award-winning PBS series Nature features the story of the famous gorilla named Koko. Collecting conversations -- in which Koko "spoke" via sign language -- from a decades-long dialogue with the ape, this program details the wants and needs expressed by Koko and her complexity and creativity. To truly highlight the emotional similarity of the ape to humans, the documentary also chronicles Koko's saddened reaction to learning that her pet kitten had died, and explores the close friendship she developed with her human teacher, Dr. Penny Patterson. - Dana Rowader, Rovi
Genre(s):
Documentary,Special Interest
Run Time:  
60min.
DVD Release Date:  
04/27/2004

Koko: A Talking Gorilla [YouTube]

01/19/12
Egypt's Lost City
Genre(s):
Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
Run Time:
50min.
Keywords:
Egyptian [nationality],ancient,archaeology,civilization,empire

BBC: Ancient Voices | Egypt's Lost City [Sidereel]

NATURE: A Conversation with Koko

Narrated by Martin Sheen, this installment of the Emmy award-winning PBS series Nature features the story of the famous gorilla named Koko. Collecting conversations -- in which Koko "spoke" via sign language -- from a decades-long dialogue with the ape, this program details the wants and needs expressed by Koko and her complexity and creativity. To truly highlight the emotional similarity of the ape to humans, the documentary also chronicles Koko's saddened reaction to learning that her pet kitten had died, and explores the close friendship she developed with her human teacher, Dr. Penny Patterson. - Dana Rowader, Rovi

Genre(s):
Documentary,Special Interest
Run Time:
60min.
DVD Release Date:
04/27/2004

Nature: A Conversation With Koko (2004)

01/19/12
Cahokia: America's Lost City
Run Time:
50min.
Genre(s):
Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest

Plot: This documentary tells the story of the once mighty city of Cahokia, North America's first metropolis. Located in the corner where Illinois and Missouri now meet, the remains of this vast city now lay beneath the highways and urban sprawl of modern St. Louis.

NOVA: Ape Genius
PBS's NOVA: Ape Genius begins with a remarkable sight never before glimpsed by the general public and seldom noted by scientific researchers; at a cordoned-off, controlled research locale in Fongoli, Senegal, a female chimp breaks a branch off of a tree; hones it and sharpens it with her teeth, thereby creating a deadly weapon; and promptly uses it to murder a bushbaby cowering in the interior of a hollowed tree. As the program notes, primate-focused zoologists considered this a massive breakthrough for both zoology and science in general. Yet in truth, this represents only the tip of the proverbial iceberg - one of many new insights about apes attained during a period with the world on the cusp of intimate behavioral knowledge of primates. Time and again, related discoveries continually lead researchers to profound conclusions about apes' capacities for 'creative intelligence.' This, in turn, prompts yet another question: if apes possess creative intelligence, what constitutes the key cerebral difference separating primates from homo sapiens? Ape Genius explores this question with a great attention to scientific detail, with visits to the grassy plains of Africa and research laboratories on several continents including Europe, Asia and North America; in the process, it unveils aspects of primate behavior long thought untenable, contrasts differences between the minds of different ape species, and ultimately hones in on the key cerebral differences that separate apes from human beings. - Nathan Southern, Rovi
Genre(s):  Documentary,Special Interest
Run Time:  56min.
DVD Release Date:
05/20/2008

NOVA: Ape Genius

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Bill Rankin: Turning the Page: The Next Chapter in Education

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Who is John Galt?
[Normally, you might look it up on Wikipedia.]

SOPA and PIPA - Learn more

CNN: SOPA Protest Blackouts

CNN: Why Wikipedia went down at midnight

OWL: Guide for APA Style Paper

Setting Up a Paper in APA Style Using Microsoft Word

Online Assistant for APA Citations & References [KnightCite ]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Cite

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Assignment #3: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Quoting and Citing in APA Format

Setting Up a Paper in APA Style Using Microsoft Word

For this third writing assignment, you are to identify several locations that could have been the "real" Atlantis.  By a process of elimination, you are to arrive at your preferred candidate for the location of Atlantis.  Make as strong an argument as you can for your preferred candidate.  There is no "fence sitting" allowed and there are to be no "apologies" at the end.

There should be citations in the body of the text and there should be references at the end of the paper.  [Below is a link on how to use the APA template in Microsoft word.]

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Tools & Resources


MATH IN THE 21st CENTURY TOOLS & RESOURCES: 

JCC Conversation: A 21st Century Education with Sal Khan

TED Talks about Math

Khan Academy: Best site for learning math [Khan]

Mathway: Popular site for doing math [Mathway]

WolframAlpha: Best site for doing math [Wolfram]

WolframAlpha: Problem Generator

Wolfram Education Portal [beta]

Youve Never Seen Math and Science Like This Before

Review: TI-84 vs TI-Nspire

Hotmath: TI-83/84 Plus Movies - Basic calculations

MathBits: TI-84 Plus Tutorials - Advanced calculations

CalculatorTI: Ideas for your TI calculator

Wolfram Education Portal [need admin privlidges]


WRITING IN THE 21st CENTURY TOOLS & RESOURCES:

Microsoft: APA Style Template(6th Edition)

APA 6th Edition Quickview.pdf

APA Exposed [HGSE]

Google Scholar Search Page

Microsoft Academic Search

Comparison of reference management software

About - BibMe [reference software]

About - Mendeley [reference software]

About - Zotero [reference software]

About - CiteLighter [reference software]

About - Papers [professional reference software]

WorldCat: Find items in libraries near you

World Digital Library Home

Turn on your iPod for Success!

The Online English Grammar Guide

Cohen Writing Style Checker

Online Assistant for APA Citations & References [KnightCite ]

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Scrivener [idea processor]

Scapple [idea processor for non-linear thinking]

WebspirationPro > Homepage

Taking Lecture and Class Notes

CiteLighter - How It Works

Unlock A New Level Of Critical Thinking With Citelighter

CiteLighter Teacher Tools

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OPEN KNOWLEDGE & EDUCATION RESOURCES:

Free eBooks by Project Gutenberg

Khan Academy - Switchboard

Chicago Humanities Festival | Home

TVO Home | Big Ideas [videos & podcasts]

Open Courseware [OCW] Consortium

Open Courseware Consortium Catalog

Knowledge Media Institute [KMi]

RSA - Home

RSA - Animate

MacLearning.org

Open Access Journals

DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

Open Access Journals Search Engine [OAJSE]

Open J-Gate [Open Access to Scholarly Journals]

DeepDyve Beta [discounted articles]

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ON LINE FILM RESOURCES:

TED: The power of film

PBS: Independent Lens - A Film Festival in Your Living Room

PBS: POV - Documentaries with a Point of View

Hulu: Documentaries Home [free]

TDF: Top Documentary Films Home [free]

MDC: Documentaries

DocuWiki.net serves as an index of documentary films

Bing Videos

Google Videos

YouTube Videos

NOVA PBS - YouTube

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Questions or comments? Get in touch via email at:

Prof. Chryst at joseph.chryst@strayer.edu

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