Please Read

Hey, friends.

Please go here to read one sample ethnography tonight.

See if you can incorporate some of what you are reading into your own writing. Pay special attention to descriptive writing and details that are included.

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It has never been easier to learn about any topic that interests you. There’s a wealth of information from incredible sources, including the nation’s top scholars and universities, available to anyone for free.

The list below represents a sample of knowledge available from these sources and can be used to enrich your learning, your curriculum, or provide both enrichment and remediation for students. Many of these places offer audio and video podcasts in addition to text.

If you would like help integrating any of these resources in your curriculum, picking the best sources that match up to your learners, or finding something that might help or challenge a student, don’t hesitate to contact a technology integration specialist.

Happy learning!

Schools and Universities:

MIT Lectures –
Carnegie Mellon –
Columbia –
Tufts –
RiceConnexions –
Utah State –
Boston College –
Berkeley –
Berkeley Part 2 –
Berkeley Part 3 (videos) –
Michigan –
Notre Dame –
Princeton –
Princeton Part 2 –
Stanford –
Stanford Part 2 (videos) –
Harvard –
University of Sydney –
University of Virginia –
Stanford –
Yale –
Yale Part 2 (videos) –
UC Irvine –
University of Chicago –
University of New South Wales –

Subject Specific Universities:
Cornell/Quantum Physics –
Duke University/Law –
Johns Hopkins/Public Health –
University of Washington/Computer Science –
Indiana Purdue (IUPUI)/Computer Science –
Harvard/Medicine –
Oxford/Mathematics –

Other General Sites:
Open Course Ware Finder –
Open Course Ware Consortium –
University of the People –
Academic Earth –
Wikiversity –
Youtube Edu –
100 Best Intro Courses –
Khan Academy –
Open Culture – –
Cosmo Learning –
Knol –
Academic Earth –
Free Video Lectures –
More Video Lectures –
Directory of Open Access Journals –
Learners TV –
IncrediCampus –
LectureFox –
Freelance-Teacher –
National Programme on Tech Enhanced Learning –
Study Blue –
WikiHow –
How Stuff Works –
Wonder How To –
Better Explained –
TeachMate –
Learning Schedule Tracker –

Specialized Sites:

Computer Related:
Carl H Programming –
Google Code –
Learn about LinuxUniversity –
Free Technology Academy – –
Web Building Tutorials –
Building Websites via Academic Earth –
Opera Web Standards Curriculum –
Stack Overflow (Question Site) –
D Zone (Question Site) –

Funk University –
Piano Lessons –
Music Theory – –
Music Theory – –
Guitar Lessons at Ultimate-Guitar –
Guitar Lessons at The Stringery –
Guitar Lessons at The Next Level Guitar –
Guitar Lessons at Justin Guitar –
Bass Lessons –
Chord Book – –
Chord Book – –
Guitar Neck Quiz –

LiveMocha –
Languages from BBC –
FSI Language Courses –

Good Eats –
alternate video source –
Cooking Coarse (Youtube Search Summary) –
Henry’s Kitchen –

eBooks/Online Books/Academic Journals:
Project Gutenburg –
Planet eBook –
The Free Library –
Google Books –
Open Book Project –
WikiBooks –
Safari Books Online(paid subscription needed) –
Using Open Edu Resources – eBook (.pdf) –
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist – eBook –
Large list of science eBooks –
Scribd –
WorldCat – Worldwide Library Catalog –
Cite Seer –
Scirus –
Get Cited –
Online Library – ibiblio –

Other Subjects:
Psychology –
Creativity –
The Math Motherload –
Western Civilization –
Psychoactives –
Philosophy –
Make Magazine –
Self Improvement – 101 Linked Resources –
Custom Action Figures –
Exercise –
Yoga –
Raising Chickens –
Argument Mapping –
Investing –
Instructables –
Physics for Future Presidents –
Creative Live –
Let’s Make Robots –
Almanac –

The Republic – Audiobook

If this page contains any errors or missing files, please go here.

Forgot your book? Read along here.

To download the entire audiobook as a .zip file, click here.

Confused after reading? Check out The Republic on SparkNotes

Book I

Book One – Part One

Book One – Part Two

Book One – Part Three

Book One – Part Four

Book I Summary from LitForBrains

Book II

Book Two – Part One

Book Two – Part Two

Book Two – Part Three

Book Two – Part Four

Book II Summary from LitForBrains

Is Justice Good? The Republic Book II

An Examination of Ethics in Book II of The Republic

Book III

Book Three – Part One

Book Three – Part Two

Book Three – Part Three

Book Three – Part Four

Book III Quick Summary by LitForBrains

Book IV

Book Four – Part One

Book Four – Part Two

Book Four – Part Three

Book Four – Part Four

The City and the Soul – Making a connection with Book IV:

A quick summary of Book I-IV

Book V

Book Five – Part One

Book Five – Part Two

Book Five – Part Three

Book Five – Part Four

Book VI

Book Six – Part One

Book Six – Part Two

Book Six – Part Three

Book Six – Part Four

Book VII

Book Seven – Part One

Book Seven – Part Two

Book Seven – Part Three

Book Seven – Part Four


Book Eight – Part One

Book Eight – Part Two

Book Eight – Part Three

Book Eight – Part Four

Book IX

Book Nine – Part One

Book Nine – Part Two

Book Nine – Part Three

Book X

Book Ten – Part One

Book Ten – Part Two

Book Ten – Part Three

Book Ten – Part Four




Quest Survey

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You have to be logged in to your BHM Schools Google Docs for it to work. The spreadsheet below is just the results. Click the link above to edit it.


Ethnography Samples and Instructions

Before you begin typing up your ethnography draft, please take a few minutes to read over an ethnography from Mrs. Cary’s CIS writing class.

Follow this link and pick one ethnography to read. They will all be a little bit different, but they follow the same format. Remember these are several times longer than your’s needs to be. Your ethnography should only be around 700-900 words long. If you want to go longer, you can, but it is not required and won’t necessarily help your grade.

Once you feel like you are ready to start writing, take a look over your assignment description. The second page has instructions on putting together your ethnography. You can borrow heavily from your preconception in the introduction and first part of the paper.

If you have questions… relax. Everybody does. Just give this a try first and do your best. Remember that this is a first draft.

Jessi put together a helpful note sheet for you if you’d like. Just click the images below to see the paper in actual size.

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Alternative Translation

If you have having a hard time with The Republic and the audio book doesn’t seem to help, then take a look at the Allan Bloom translation of the work. It is from the 1960s and can be much more accessible than the translation we are reading.

It is available to read online as well as digitally, including in pdf, Kindle, and ePub format here.

Transfer Your Blog

Unfortunately, it is time to abandon ship on our old blogs. The good news is that you can save all that hard work from your old blogs. Just follow these simple instructions.

Before doing these steps, head over to and create a new blog using your email address and password.

1. Log in to your blog.
2. From your dashboard, click on “Tools” and then “Export”.
3. Select “All Content” and then download your export file.
4. Follow these steps for converting and moving your exported blog over to Blogger.
5. Share your blog address here.