San Francisco General Strike
Many people who were employed during the Great Depression grew increasingly dissatisfied with working conditions, and took action by forming labor unions. Although the General Strike of San Francisco took place from July 16 to 19, 1934, it had been brewing for months. In March, Harry Bridges (shown in two photographs) led his International Longshoremen?s Association (ILA, which represented the dockworkers), in a vote to strike for control of hiring halls, better pay, and better hours. The ILA st
Murder and Mayhem
The Gold Rush era was marked by lawlessness: duels, murders in broad daylight, public hangings, jail breakouts, and vigilantism were everyday occurrences. The images in this group are a vivid record of those times. Included here are photographs of convicted murderers like James Egan, who was sent to San Quentin for 35 years for killing a man in a saloon brawl; and John "Chicken" Devine, who beat a man to death with a rock. A newspaper article reports that former Chief Justice of the Supreme Cour
Setting Up a Successful Journalistic Learning Community
In this website, Wojcicki describes how participation in a journalistic learning community can motivate even the most recalcitrant student. The website includes sample copies of the newspaper, The Campanile and the magazine, Verde, which are examples of the kinds of student outcomes that can be achieved when students are excited about learning and have ownership of their learning and the product of their learning: the publications. Wojcicki's students have won several major national and internat
Principles of Economics
Flat World Knowledge is thrilled to publish a first edition re-launch of Tim Tregarthen’s acclaimed Principles of Economics book, and proud to bring Tim's remarkable talents as a teacher to future generations of students.In 1996, Tim published the first edition of his principles of economics textbook to great acclaim, and it became widely used in colleges around the country. That same year, MS made him wheelchair-bound. The disease forced his retirement from teaching at the University of Color
A Teacher's Guide to Energy on Public Lands Intermediate Grades
This guide helps to teach students about the many energy resources on public lands in the United States using background information, graphic organizers, and hands-on activities.
Hands on the Land Teaching Materials
Hands on the Land (HOL) is a network of field classrooms stretching across America from Alaska to Florida. HOL is sponsored by Partners in Resource Education, a collaboration of five Federal agencies, a non-profit foundation, schools, and other private sector partners. Public lands comprise approximately one-third of the acreage of the U.S., and you'll soon see they are rich in historical, archaeological and environmental learning opportunities. Through the HOL network of field classrooms, Feder
A private high school's staff responses to a Web 2.0 and abundant digital media presentation
This presentation sums up questionnaire feedback from fourteen South African private high school staff This follows a talk I gave on abundant digital culture and its potential benefits and hazards for their school. LOUD Speaker image by woodleywonderworks shared under a CC-BY license
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Edward Street, North Court
28th August 1914. View showing North Court, off Edward Street. The side of a two-storey brick building is on the left, with a taller brick building behind and a wooden shed on the right.
Shannon Street Social Club
Undated. Shannon Street Social Club and Hatfield Street looking North West.
The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?
There is still no consensus on who or what caused the financial crisis which engulfed the world, beginning in the summer of 2007. A huge number of suspects have been identified, from greedy investment bankers, through feckless borrowers, dilatory regulators and myopic central bankers to violent video games and high levels of testosterone among the denizens of trading floors. There is not even agreement on whether the crisis shows a need for more government intervention in markets, or less: some
Tom Wujec: Build a Tower, Build a Team
Tom Wujec from Autodesk presents some surprisingly deep research into the "marshmallow problem" -- a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average?
John Rylands Library BL15862 JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Deansgate, Manchester. Interior view, showing a staircase and architectural details as seen from a half-landing. The library was completed in 1899 to the designs of architect Basil Champneys, and was commissioned by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her late husband. The library is a fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Photog
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Deansgate, Manchester. Interior view, showing a staircase and architectural details as seen from a half-landing. The library was completed in 1899 to the designs of architect Basil Champneys, and was commissioned by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her late husband. The library is a fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Photog
IPL: Research at the Interface - Food science, Microbiology, Marine Science and Chemistry
Professor Phil Bremer, Department of Food Science, Division of Science. Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on November 18, 2010. Held November 24, 2010.
YMCA reading room 1907 BL20046 YMCA CENTRAL BUILDING, Exeter Hall, Strand, London. An interior view of the reading room in the YMCA's headquarters. The site of Exeter Hall is now occupied by the Strand Palace Hotel. The YMCA was founded in 1844 to provide Christian fellowship for clerks and shop assistants, but quickly expanded to serve a much wider public. Photographed by Bedford Lemere and Co. i
YMCA CENTRAL BUILDING, Exeter Hall, Strand, London. An interior view of the reading room in the YMCA's headquarters. The site of Exeter Hall is now occupied by the Strand Palace Hotel. The YMCA was founded in 1844 to provide Christian fellowship for clerks and shop assistants, but quickly expanded to serve a much wider public. Photographed by Bedford Lemere and Co. i
Part 6 -- Art, Life & Politics: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Mark Sloan
"Art, Life & Politics: Shepard Fairey in Conversation with Mark Sloan" -- Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Charleston Music Hall -- This lecture was organized in conjunction with the exhibition, The Insistent Image: Recurrent Motifs in the Art of Shepard Fairey and Jasper Johns, on view May 22 -- July 12, 2014. Along with exhibiting his works within the Halsey Institute galleries, Shepard Fairey also created a series of large-scale public murals in locations throughout downtown Charleston, visually
How to Mend and Hem Clothes : How to Use a Hand Sewn Blind Stitch to Fix a Tear
Learn how to use the hand sewn blind stitch to repair a tear in clothing with expert step-by-step instruction in this clothing repair video clip. (3:27)
NSS 2011: the writing's on the wall
The feedback you give us through the National Student Survey makes a real difference. FInd out what improvements we've made at Nottingham.