GSC 11: Renzo Kottmann
By: psterk1 MIxS Tracker (http://mixs.gensc.org/). Renzo Kottmann (Max Planck Institute - Bremen) The 11th Genomic Standards Consortium Meeting (GSC 11), held at The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK, April 4-6, 2011 (http://gensc.org/gc_wiki/index.php/GSC_11)
Prohibition in Washington D.C.: How Dry We Weren't
Prohibition ended in Washington, D.C. on March 1, 1934. The Washington Post reported that "Somehow, after 17 years without it, Washingtonians seemed to hold their liquor quite well." One reason might be that the nation's capital had been far from a model dry city, hosting up to 3,000 speakeasies since Prohibition began in 1917. As documented in a new book by Garrett Peck, even Congress had its own bootleggers, especially "The Man in the Green Hat." Speaker Biography: Garrett Peck is a literary
University of Memphis December 2011 Commencement Address to the Graduates.
Jan Young, executive director of the Assisi Foundation, addressed the graduates at the winter commencement of the University of Memphis.
This Week@Minnesota: 2011 Recap Part 1
In "This Week @Minnesota" for the week of Dec. 19-23, we take the first of a two-part look back at 2011. [Music courtesy Kevin MacLeod]
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Après ce chapitre, tu pourras donner ton avis sur la relation de travail entre collègues. Pendant cette compréhension à l'audition, tu chercheras des informations spécifiques. Tu formules des hypothèses sur le contenu du texte.
"That Broke Down the Ethnic Barriers": A Steelworker Describes the Decline of Ethnic Hostility in th
Tensions among industrial workers of different ethnic backgrounds often proved a barrier to unionization in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It was, for example, a key factor in the defeat of the 1919 steel strike. In the 1930s, however, that began to change, particularly under the auspices of the CIO. In this 1974 interview done by historian Peter Gotlieb in 1974, Polish-American steelworker Joe Rudiak recalled how ethnic hostility declined in the "CIO days," particularly amon
"Kill the Indian, and Save the Man": Capt. Richard C. Pratt on the Education of Native Americans
Beginning in 1887, the federal government attempted to "Americanize" Native Americans, largely through the education of Native youth. By 1900 thousands of Native Americans were studying at almost 150 boarding schools around the United States. The U.S. Training and Industrial School founded in 1879 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, was the model for most of these schools. Boarding schools like Carlisle provided vocational and manual training and sought to systematically strip away tribal cultur
Amazing Space consists of web-based educational presentations for young children about space, which were developed at the Space Telescope Science and Technology Institute. Teachers teamed up with scientists and engineers from the institute and staff members from the Office of Public Outreach to develop interactive lessons. All lessons include spectacular photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and many high quality graphics, videos, and animation designed to enhance student understanding
The Influences of Art on Yellowstone
This site features paintings, photos, and drawings, many of which contributed to the creation of the nation's first national park. The waterfalls, geysers, rock formations, and vistas in these works helped spread an appreciation of the wonders of Yellowstone. When President Grant signed into law the bill establishing Yellowstone as our first national park in 1872, he set in motion the tradition of preserving other tracts of great beauty for future generations.
Resources on Alaska History and Politics
This National Park Service website offers links to a variety of articles about the history and politics of Alaska. Users can download PDF articles about World War II in Alaska, the Alaska Goldrush, and national historic places. The site also features links to educational resources such as teachers' guides to teaching about historic places and culture.
Views of the National Parks: Whiskeytown
Views of the National Parks can be used in the classroom in many different ways. Most simply, it can be made available for students to explore on their own. Lesson plan available: Biodiversity Right Outside – Biodiversity is the abundance and variety of life-forms (animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms) at all levels of organization (ecosystems, species, and genes). In this activity students will learn about biodiversity, the importance of biodiversity to ecosystems, and will conduct thei
Song of America
This site commemorates the history of song composition in America. Learn about 10 composers, including Charles Ives (In Flander's Fields), Stephen Foster (Oh! Susanna), and Francis Hopkinson -- the only American-born composer known to have written songs before 1800. Hear and see the music for nearly 20 songs, including Shenandoah and Danny Deever.
Alexander Hamilton: A Founding Father's Struggle Against Thomas Jefferson And The Republican Party
This 14:31 video helps students understand the importance of Hamilton to the founding of the country and his actions impacts on other Founding Fathers. A great overview using both actors and narration.
TÜ Loodusteadusliku hariduse lektoraadi vastavatel kursustel (Loodusteaduste visualiseerimine) osalenud õpetajate koostatud interaktiivsed mudelid bioloogiliste protsesside tundmaõppimiseks. Kuigi mudeleid ei saa lugeda lõplikult viimistletuks, on nad õppeprotsessi visualiseerimiseks asjakohased: kasvõi ideede saamiseks. Kasutajal on soovitav fail enne oma arvutisse salvestada ning vajadusel täiendada.
Plumed Basilisk Eating Insects
This very short video gives excellent real life footage of a Plumed Basilisk chasing after and eating insects. This is a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (Less Than 1 Minute)
16: Q&A Session with Dr. Barbara Owen, Dr. Bonita Veysey & Dr. Patricia Van Voorhis
Dr. Barbara Owen, Dr. Bonita Veysey & Dr. Patricia Van Voorhis answer questions after their presentations on "Women, Girls & the Justice System" and the keynote address at Evidence-Based Interventions Lead to Improved Outcomes, Day 1 of The Rutgers University Evidence-Based Initiative For Justice Policies and Practices' Conference, Evidence: The Catalyst of Change in October 2011.
Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body
An excellent animation showing how the flu is spread in the body. Students will love it and its 3:39 long duration holds their attention. A great overview to encourage students to take care to prevent such infections.
Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the new World Order [Audio]
Speaker(s): Philip Coggan | The world is drowning in debt. Greece is on the verge of default. In Britain, the coalition government is pushing through an austerity programme in the face of economic weakness. The US government almost shut down in August because of a dispute over the size of government debt. Our latest crisis may seem to have started in 2007, with the collapse of the American housing market. But as Philip Coggan shows in this new book, Paper Promises: Money, Debt and the new World
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