Rocky Coastlines and Erosional Landforms
This site provides Flash animations that demonstrate the formation of erosional coastal landforms. Visualizations illustrate the erosional processes responsible for the creation of arches and straightening coastlines. These resources may be integrated into lectures, labs or other activities.
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 Frankish Building: A Reflection of the Success of Ontario, California
helps students gauge the impact of the Chaffey brothers and Charles Frankish on Ontario, California, and compare their efforts with those of similarly important figures in their own community's history.
Two American Entrepreneurs: Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney
This site features the life stories of two business people who lived the American Dream and who helped make that dream a reality for others in their communities. It tells how Walker, an African American woman, and Penney, a former tuberculosis patient, built from scratch their multi-million and billion dollar businesses.
The Trail of Tears: The Forced Relocation of the Cherokee Nation
tells about the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their ancestral homeland (NC, TN, GA, AL) to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). After passage of the Indian Removal Act and the discovery of gold on Cherokee lands (1830), about 100,000 American Indians living between the original 13 states and the Mississippi River were relocated to Oklahoma. The trails they followed came to be known as the Trail of Tears.
Lexington, Kentucky: The Athens of the West
highlights 29 places that illustrate the transformation of the city from a small frontier post during the Revolutionary War into a center of economic, intellectual, and political activity. Photos, maps, and essays are included.
The Penniman House: A Whaling Story
focuses on one of the most successful whaling captains in New England. Edward Penniman was 11 in 1842 when he signed on as cook on a schooner. Years later, as a captain, he set sail from New Bedford seven times to hunt whales. The trips generally took several years each. Letters indicate he did not like life at sea, but the money allowed him to afford a large ornate house, which is featured at this site, along with a brief a history of whaling in America.
Reporting the Truth from Baghdad
Students will understand the major turning points in the history of Iraq, explore the ideas of freedom of the press and responsibilities of reporters, and examine various news reports through a critical lens.
Setting Up Study Groups
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to take control of their learning through setting up self-help study groups. It is the fourth lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or use
County agents and other extension leaders
Caption: "A group portrait of county agents and other Alabama Cooperative Extension Service leaders with Alabama Farm Bureau leaders. Place: Montgomery, Alabama. Date: April 15, 1922. Fred Stewart is the last man on the right on the front row." April 15, 1922.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph.
Headland Community Plan, Headland, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Headland, Ala. adopted April 29, 2010. Title on PDF: Headland Comprehensive Plan. Contents: introduction to the plan -- Headland Town Meeting -- Citywide strategic concept -- Green infrastructure -- Activity centers -- Gateways and image corridors -- Connectivity and accessibility -- Parks and greenways -- Land use concept -- Future land use plan -- Downtown Headland -- Transportation plan -- Infrastructure -- Water and sanitary sewer systems -- Drainage system -
Haleyville Downtown Plan, Haleyville, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Haleyville, Ala. created sometime between 1991 and 2008. Title on PDF: Downtown Haleyville Phase II Revitalization Plan.
Haleyville Design Guide, Haleyville, Alabama
This document contains city design guidelines for Haleyville, Ala. It was written sometime between 1991 and 2008. The guide covers storefronts, storefront signs and awnings, height and placement of new buildings, parking lots, streets, landscapes, pedestrian activity, and lighting.
East Gadsden Redevelopment Plan, Gadsden, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Gadsden, Ala. created in January 14. 2003. Title on PDF: East Broad and Hoke Street Corridors Redevelopment Plan. Contents: Opportunities and restraints -- Urban design concept -- Implementation system.
The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union
This lesson focuses on the drafting of the United States Constitution during the Federal Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia. Students will analyze an unidentified historical document and draw conclusions about what this document was for, who created it, and why. After the document is identified as George Washington’s annotated copy of the Committee of Style’s draft constitution, students will compare its text to that of an earlier draft by the Committee of Detail to understand the evolution
Florence Comprehensive Plan, Florence, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Florence, Ala. recommended on February 22, 2007. Contents: Introduction to the plan -- Citywide development concept -- Major development components -- Land use and transportation -- Public investment and improvement -- Implementing the plan -- Conclusion.
Enterprise Plan, Enterprise, Alabama
This document is a city plan for Enterprise, Ala. between June of 2005 and 2008. Contents: Introduction -- Citywide development concept -- Major components of development -- Green infrastructure -- Activity centers -- Neighborhoods -- Land use and transportation -- Major development themes -- The uses of land -- Gateways and corridors -- Roadways and traffic -- Public investments and improvements -- Roadways and intersections -- Water system -- Sanitary sewer system -- Major parks and recreatio
Liberty District Master Plan, Columbus, Georgia
This document is a city plan for the Liberty District in Columbus, Ga. dated May 4, 2004. Title on PDF: Master Plan for the Liberty District. Contents: Introduction -- Goals for the district -- The planning process -- Overview of existing conditions -- Assets -- Liabilities -- Visions and opportunities -- Strategic concept -- Redevelopment policies -- Open space -- Land use -- Accessibility -- Plan implementation -- Zoning -- Design standards -- Marketing strategies -- Conclusion.