Maritime History of Massachusetts
This is is a travel itinerary highlighting 89 historic places that tell the story of Massachusetts' relationship with the sea. Read essays about lighthouses and lifesaving stations, ships and shipbuilding, the U.S. Navy, and maritime commerce.
The Great Chief Justice at Home
offers photos of John Marshall's residence in Richmond, Virginia. This website also describes how Marshall, who wrote 519 opinions in his 34 years as chief justice (1801-1835), transformed the Supreme Court from obscurity into a prominent, powerful institution.
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend: Collisions of Cultures
looks at the decisive battle of the Creek War (1813-1814), where Andrew Jackson fought 1,000 American Indian warriors who were trying to regain autonomy. It examines the history of the battle and provides maps, images, and readings.
Paterson, New Jersey: America's Silk City
examines conditions that led to the famous 1913 strike in a city that produced nearly half the U.S.'s manufactured silk. Conflicts between labor and management increased in the U.S. during the early 20th century. In Paterson, on January 27, 1913, when Henry Doherty tried to extend a new four-loom system throughout his plant, 800 silk weavers walked out. More than 20,000 Paterson silk workers took part in the strike, which lasted over five months.
The News About the News
This lesson will invite students to explore how news shows are constructed and to assess the way a newscast prioritizes different categories of news.
Urban renewal policies enacted in San Francisco's Fillmore district in the 1950s-60s provide a vivid case study in public policy, federal and local government, and citizen activism. This important history sheds light on present-day urban renewal policies, such as empowerment zones and welfare-to-work.
What Do You See?
This is a lesson in which students analyze a single Civil War photograph and then find and analyze related images. The aim is to help students see relationships between the Civil War and American industrialization.
Omaha Indian Arts
This site offers a sampling of traditional Omaha Indian music. The sound recordings include wax cylinder recordings made in the 1890s, as well as songs and spoken-word segments from the 1983 Omaha harvest celebration pow-wow, segments from an interview with an Omaha elder in 1983, songs and speeches from a performance by members of the Hethu'shka Society in 1985, and portions of an interview with an Omaha musician in 1999. Photos, fieldnotes, and more from the 1983 pow-wow are included.
Literature and Poetry Community Center
is a collection of resources about poetry, literature, and writers -- William Blake, Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and others. Hear Allen Ginsberg, Rita Dove, and Stanley Kunitz talk about their work. Watch videos of Americans discussing their favorite poems. Read a weekly column featuring an American poem. Use the guide to streaming video literature to find webcasts of writers discussing their work.
A picture is worth a thousand words -- but which words? Questions can help students decode, interpret, and understand photographs thoughtfully and meaningfully.
Oral history links and resources
Guides, tips, lesson plans, and examples of student projects on the web.
Ongoing assessment strategies for writing
Making final assessment easier by helping students improve the quality of their writing along the way.
Observing other teachers
Learning from other teachers is an important means of professional development. Here are some suggestions for observing successful teachers in your school, in other schools, and on the web.
Number sense every day
Number sense -- an intuitive feel for numbers and their relationships -- develops when children solve problems for themselves.
Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei
Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei published in 1776. The supplement contains Sir William Hamilton's observations of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption in August 1779 as recorded in letters written to the Royal Society of London. The Supplement consists of 32 pages of text in English and French in parallel columns and five hand-colored plates of Mt. Vesuvius and lava, pumice or other emitted material.
Loodusteaduste visualiseerimine: protsesside virtuaalsed mudelid
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. Koolitus ja praktiline mudelite koostamise õppus rõhutas protsessidele orienteerituse
Lay and Lie, III kooliastmele
Lay and Lie. Inglise keel. Esitlus. II-III kooliastmele. "Arvuti koolis" lõputöö.
Esitlus paigalindudest (leevike, rasvatihane, varblane, tuvi, kirjurähn, harakas, hallvares). Kuulata saab linnulaulu. Lisatud on fail linnupiltidega.
Episode 130: Accused abroad: Foreign nationals and identity in criminal trials Historian Associate Professor Richard Pennell discusses the confluence and confusion of nationality, identity, and jurisdiction in criminal cases crossing cultural and national borders. Presented by Eric van Bemmel. Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative Offices, Fall 2002
The theme of this Workshop is the design of the changing workplace. The objective of this workshop is to make MIT graduate students fully aware of emerging technological and social trends that are revolutionizing the working environment. We will explore and develop a wide range of practical techniques for measuring the performance of the built environment and will carry out field work in a real context. The end result will be the development of rigorous measurement techniques that allow users to
Historian Associate Professor Richard Pennell discusses the confluence and confusion of nationality, identity, and jurisdiction in criminal cases crossing cultural and national borders. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.
Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative Offices, Fall 2002