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Schroeder, Gabe – History Teacher, 2011
One modern definition of "corporate diplomacy" states "executives engage in the private sector version of international diplomacy... advancing their objectives through interactions with the leaders of other corporations, governments, analysts, the media and interest groups." The smog in Donora, Pennsylvania, brought the…
Descriptors: Pollution, Corporations, Public Relations, Public Health
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Osborne, John M.; Bombaro, Christine – History Teacher, 2010
The "fingerpost" is that ubiquitous hand with one extended finger long seen in public places, accompanied by directions such as "to the ladies' toilets" or "exit this way." More recently, that same finger has been widely adopted in electronic media, for the purpose of leading people simply and intuitively to a…
Descriptors: Semiotics, College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Chandler, Cullen J.; Gregory, Alison S. – History Teacher, 2010
Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that is written and edited solely by volunteers who have no qualifying credentials save an internet connection. With over 3.1 million articles in English, Wikipedia is indeed a formidable reference web site. From a research standpoint, Wikipedia is both the sinner and the saint: because anyone can make…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Collaborative Writing, Electronic Publishing, Internet
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Reilly, Benjamin – History Teacher, 2008
In fall of 2004, Carnegie Mellon University embarked on a bold educational experiment, the establishment of an overseas branch campus at Education City in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar. Carnegie Mellon's decision to open up shop in the Middle East was by no means unique; indeed, Carnegie Mellon is just one of a growing number of institutions to…
Descriptors: Multicampus Colleges, Arabs, Information Technology, Foreign Countries
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Olcott, Mark S. – History Teacher, 1987
Using Gettysburg as an example, the author addresses the major components of a successful field trip, such as pre-teaching, memorizing, and the study of primary sources. Includes information on student participation and other factors of a successful field trip. (GEA)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Historic Sites