Piecing It All Together
In this OLogy activity, kids learn why pottery is such a common and useful find during archaeological digs and then create their own pottery ruins. The activity begins with an overview that discusses the types of objects that are typically found during excavations, why pottery is a common discovery, and its various uses throughout history. Students are then given step-by-step illustrated directions for decorating a flowerpot, turning it into ruins, and then piecing it back together. The activity
Mobile Public Library, Mobile, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the public library in Mobile, Ala.
Comer Hall, Auburn University 4
This image is a black and white photograph showing Comer Hall, the new Agriculture Building, A.P.I. [Alabama Polytechnic Institute], Auburn, Ala., circa 1909. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. Handwritten message (on back) postmarked July 27, 1909 [?].
Main Building/Samford Hall, Auburn University 3
This image is a color photograph of Samford Hall, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic Institute is the former name of Auburn University. Postcard text: (back) This view shows Samford Hall, named for the late Governor William J. Samford. It contains the president's and other offices, as well as classrooms.
Court House, Decatur, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph of a court house, possibly in Decatur, Ala. Handwritten address (on back): Miss Kate Lane, Auburn, Ala., postmarked December 18, 1905.
Encouraged by the government to back their men at the front
GPS Scavenger Hunt
Students go on a GPS scavenger hunt. They use GPS receivers to find designated waypoints and report back on what they found. They compute distances between waypoints based on the latitude and longitude, and compare with the distance the receiver finds.
Presbyterian Church/University Chapel, Auburn, Alabama
This image is a black and white photograph with a colorized background showing the Auburn, Alabama First Presbyterian Church's former sanctuary. The building was sold to Auburn University in the 1950s and is now known as the University Chapel.
A wheel-made clay jug with a ring base, globular body, narrow funnel shaped neck, flaring rim, handle from rim to shoulder, short broken spout on shoulder opposite handle in good condition. Painted black with three concentric bands in center of globular body, three sets of two stripes from top band to band around lower neck, band around upper neck, and top of rim and outside edges of handle painted.
A follis (copper) coin minted in Constantinople during the reign of Anastasius I.
Fellowship artist profile: Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla)
Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla)
“I’m a California Indian, one part traditionalist, one part Disneyland. I want my work to express the passion, pain, and reverence I feel as a contemporary Native person,” says Gerald Clarke, whose mixed media work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe. The artist adds, “My ultimate goal as an artist is to give Indian culture back the humanity which has been taken from it by stereotypes created ove
Hundred Board Activities 2
Students use "magic" to navigate around the hundred board. This activity introduces horizontal arrows which mean move one square in the direction the arrow points and vertical arrows which mean move up or down one row in the direction the arrow points. These activities support students as they develop understanding of powerful number patterns in the hundred board: (1) moving across or back one space means adding or subtracting one from the starting number; (2) moving up or down one row means add
Math Tours: Fractions
Students need many concrete experiences with fractions to develop a deep understanding of the three models of fractions: area, linear and set models. Teachers need to address all three models in well-designed instructional activities so that students develop a rich concept of fractions that they can use to make sense of numbers, operations, measurement and probability. The Math Tours include: activities, problem solving, games, writing to learn, templates, math-literature connections, and web li
Artistic Exchange: Europe and the Islamic World
This site presents 31 paintings, bowls, and other objects that illustrate the Islamic world's influence on European art. Elements of Islamic art are identified in each of the European pieces, which date back to the Middle Ages.
4.15 Summary This has been a very long section; so congratulations on your persistence! I've considered in detail how text, pictures, moving pictures, diagrams and sound can all be reduced to numbers and stored inside the boundary in a computer's memory. A persistent theme has been the sheer size of the digital representation that we can get as the result. The need to reduce this amount of digital data, to compress the image, sound or film file we end up with, is taken up in the next unit.
This has been a very long section; so congratulations on your persistence!
I've considered in detail how text, pictures, moving pictures, diagrams and sound can all be reduced to numbers and stored inside the boundary in a computer's memory. A persistent theme has been the sheer size of the digital representation that we can get as the result. The need to reduce this amount of digital data, to compress the image, sound or film file we end up with, is taken up in the next unit.
Rat Round Up
Build a device that will capture and carry a pet rat (or other moving toy) safely back to its cage.
Lecture 29 - 11/12/2010
Visitors by Cathedral of Mobile, Our Lady of Leche Shrine, and Mission San Juan Capistrano, Ave Mari
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) Visitors admiring the Cathedral of Mobile, Alabama, Our Lady of Leche Shrine, and Mission San Juan Capistrano ... The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has spent ove
Big Spring, Huntsville, Alabama 1
This image is a color photograph of the world famous Big Spring in Huntsville, Alabama.
Young man with a mandolin
A young man in a suit and tie holds a mandolin in his lap. He is seated in a chair next to an open French door leading on to a porch. The wall behind him holds four framed pictures.