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Resources

General

Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER): SENCER robustly connects science and civic engagement by teaching "through" complex, contested, capacious, current and unresolved public issues "to" basic science.
http://www.sencer.net/

SENCER Backgrounder "Mathematical and Statistical Reasoning in Compelling Contexts" by Professor David L. Ferguson: This paper calls for increased emphasis on a vision of mathematical and statistical reasoning that situates these subjects in compelling contexts and thereby allows for the development of core mathematical concepts that can be interconnected to a variety of interests and purposes.
http://serc.carleton.edu/sencer/backgrounders/mathematical_reasoning.html

SENCER Model Courses: The SENCER models are curricular approaches to improving science learning and supporting engagement with complex issues.
http://www.sencer.net/Resources/models.cfm

Professor Michael Burke's Final Project Snapshot: A Carnegie sponsored project on integrative learning in the mathematics classroom, containing assignments from global warming, population of Ireland, to nuclear waste.
http://www.cfkeep.org/html/snapshot.php?id=61548260563564

Mathematics Across the Community College Curriculum (MAC3): The goal of this project is to create a mathematically literate society that ensures a workforce equipped to compete in a technologically advanced global economy.
http://www.mac3.amatyc.org/

The Center for Mathematics and Quantitative Education at Dartmouth: This Center's mission is to establish a collection of materials suitable for teaching quantitative literacy across all disciplines and levels.
http://math.dartmouth.edu/~mqed/

Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education: Learning Communities National Resource Center.
http://www.evergreen.edu/washcenter/pResources.asp?pid=73

American Museum of Natural History Center for Biodiversity and Conservation: The mission of this Center is to mitigate critical threats to global biological and cultural diversity by advancing scientific research and heightening public understanding of biodiversity. 
http://cbc.amnh.org/

Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners Modules: Each module includes a synthesis document that brings together key background information and references for a topic, and visual presentation with notes and discussion questions, and a practical exercise for laboratory or field use, with accompanying solutions. 
http://ncep.amnh.org/index.php?globalnav=modules&sectionnav=about

Environment

Take Part: An Inconvenient Truth Study Guide
http://www.takepart.com/ait/studyguides.html

Energy Information Administration: Official energy statistics from the U.S. Government. http://www.eia.doe.gov/

Energy Information Administration Brochure: Basic information about Greenhouse Gases, Climate Change, and Energy.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/ggccebro/chapter1.html

America's Climate Choices: This booklet presents recommendations from the National Academies' many expert reports on climate change in an easy-to-read format.
http://dels.nas.edu/basc/climate-change/

Woods Hole Research Center: Contains information on global environment. The research center conducts various research and education programs related to environment.
http://www.whrc.org/resources/online_publications/warming_earth/the_greenhouse_effect.htm

The Encyclopedia of Earth: It is a new electronic reference about the Earth, its natural environments, and their interaction with society. It contains collection of articles written by scholars, professionals, educators, and experts who collaborate and review each other's work. The articles are written in non-technical language and will be useful to students, educators, scholars, professionals, as well as to the general public.
http://www.eoearth.org/article/Atmospheric_composition_and_structure

Redefining Progress: This web-site contains online quiz to calculate individual’s ecological foot print. Also contains information about sustainable economics and sustainability indicators.
www.myfootprint.org

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA): United States Department of Commerce This agency conducts research to provide information about daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to citizens, fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce.
http://www.noaa.gov/about-noaa.html

Personal and Public Health

Medline Plus: A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
http://medlineplus.gov/

Health Finder: An encyclopedia of over 1,600 health topics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
http://www.healthfinder.gov/

Healthy People: This project challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.
http://www.healthypeople.gov/

Physical Activity Guidelines: The U.S. Federal Government has issued Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans which describe the types and amounts of physical activity that offer substantial health benefits to Americans.
http://www.health.gov/paguidelines/

Healthier US Initiative: This initiative is a national effort to improve people’s lives, prevent and reduce the costs of disease, and promote community health and wellness. 
http://www.healthierus.gov/

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Data and Statistics
http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/

World Health Organization: World Health Report
http://www.who.int/en/

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml

Finance and Business

Federal Reserve: The central bank of the United States, which provides the nation with a safe, flexible, and stable monetary and financial system.
http://www.federalreserve.gov/

Federal Reserve Education: Links to instructional materials and tools that can increase your students’ understanding of the Federal Reserve, economics and financial education.
http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/FRED/?CFID=2140616&CFTOKEN=73647566

Market Watch: This financial information website provides business news, analysis and stock market data, as well as personal finance news and advice, tools for investors.
http://www.marketwatch.com/

Dismal Scientist: Economic indicators and analysis.
http://www.economy.com/dismal/

Investopedia: Online stock and financial dictionary with investing links.
http://investopedia.com/

Yahoo Finance: A service from Yahoo that provides financial information.
http://finance.yahoo.com/