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Health, Kinesiology, Athletics and Performing Arts Disciplines
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
This booklet aims to provide scientific information about the disease of drug addiction, including the many harmful consequences of drug abuse and the basic approaches that have been developed to prevent and treat substance use disorders.
Introduction to Health
This compilation has been developed by Kelly Falcone, Professor of Kinesiology and Health at Palomar College and adapted from SUNY OER book Disease Prevention and Healthy Lifestyle by Trina DiGregorio, M.S., Adjunct Professor at Monroe Community College. Professor DiGregorio created the framework for this online textbook by adapting Contemporary Health Issues by Judy Baker, Ph.D., Dean of Foothill Global Access at Foothill College.
An Introduction to Nutrition
his book is written for students who are not majoring in nutrition, but want to learn about the fundamental aspects of nutrition and how it applies to their own lives.
Public Health Textbook
The Public Health Textbook is an online resource which covers all the public health skills and competencies.
Active, Healthy Lifestyles
In this free course, Active, healthy lifestyles, which is aimed at teachers of Physical Education, we begin by looking at some of the common misconceptions relating to fitness and activity levels together with accepted definitions of these concepts. We consider how active young people should actually be, and discuss how PE teachers can ensure they are making an effective contribution to this area of public health.
Anatomy and Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.
African Music and Dance
This site is maintained by C. K. Ladzekpo at UC Berkeley. It includes valuable information about the culture and music of the Ewe people of Ghana, Togo, and Benin. The site includes many photos and video clips.
This learning package contains teacher notes; a set of 10 online tasks; a complete resource list; and some suggestions for classroom activities. The online tasks contain approximately 10 hours of materials for independent and collaborative learning. They include: reflective questions with feedback, recommended readings and viewings, links to video clips, online discussion forums and creative mind maps.
Course designed for dance teachers.
The purpose of this course is to help students further enhance their appreciation for music as a creative tool of the imagination, as entertainment, and as a window into who we are as social beings.
Music Appreciation: Its Language, History, and Culture
Introduction to works representative of a variety of music traditions. These include the repertoires of Western Europe from the Middle Ages through the present; of the United States, including art music, jazz, folk, rock, musical theater; and from at least two non-Western world areas.
Open Music Theory
Open Music Theory is an open-source, interactive, online “text”book for college-level music theory courses.
Understanding Basic Music Theory
Explores basic music theory so thoroughly that the interested student will then be able to easily pick up whatever further theory is wanted. Music history and the physics of sound are included to the extent that they shed light on music theory.
The above is not a comprehensive list of OER for each discipline. To find even more examples of discipline-specific OER, visit the VCCCD Open Educational Resources (OER) Canvas page.
Have you used one of these resources and want to give feedback? Or have you found another OER that worked great for you?
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