Census : how many people live in the United States?
This activity opens with a bar graph depicting low, middle, and high estimates of United States population growth between 2000 and 2100. Students are given two statements about population growth and asked to decide if the data support those statements. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, explains how graphic representations of population growth are used by politicians and city planners. The Hint suggests that students approa
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Bar codes : can you decode a barcode?
In this activity, students are shown a key to the post office conversion code and given a bar coded zip code to decipher. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world, introduces the bar-coding system and explains how the system enables businesses and banks to run more efficiently. The Hint suggests that students group the long and short bars into sets of five and then refer to the key to see what number is being represented. Related
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Topics in Pre-Modern Japanese History
This book emphasizes a succession of topics rather than strict adherence to the flow of time. The chapters move from earlier periods of time to later periods of time, but their content and organization gives top priority to coverage of topics. While the "mainstream" narrative of politics and institutions is present in these pages, the emphasis is on social and cultural history wherever possible.
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Let's Talk Politics: Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Acclaimed British playwright David Edgar takes aim at American politics with his two-play cycle, Continental Divide, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. This Educator Guide explores the history of political activism and political theatre in the UK and the US.
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American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920
This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country. The collection offers views of cities, specific buildings, parks, estates and gardens, including a complete history of Boston's Park System. In addition
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Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Ira Lapidus (1/14/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Ira Lapidus Professor Emeritus of History "Islamic Societies" This interview took place on January 14, 2003. Complete transcript is available. Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on the Berkeley campus. Professor Lapidus has traveled extensively across the Muslim worl
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Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy
This "Question of the Day" activity asks students to examine two policy positions regarding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as a part of the interplay between science and politics. The students also determine their viewpoint on the issue and share/defend it with their peers. This site offers teaching notes and tips, downloadable materials, and links to additional online references and resources.
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Next steps
This unit is concerned with macroevolution – the patterns and processes of evolution above the species level. A crucial consideration in macroevolutionary studies is that of the evolutionary relationships (phylogeny) of the organisms in question. The unit begins with an introduction to the scope of macroevolutionary studies and illustrates methods of reconstructing phylogeny, from both morphological and molecular data.
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War in Europe
 n this podcast Professor Stefan Wolff assesses the implications of the recent outbreak of fighting between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.

Professor Wolff is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for International Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution at the School of Politics and International Relations at The University of Nottingham. Emailstefan.wolff@nottingham.ac.uk
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Establishing Borders: The Expansion of the United States, 1846-48
This site offers geography and history activities showing how two years in history had an indelible impact on American politics and culture. Students interpret historical maps, identify territories acquired by the U.S., identify states later formed from these territories, examine the territorial status of Texas, and identify political, social, and economic issues related to the expansion of the U.S. in the 1840s.
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The Time of the Lincolns
The film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided and this companion Web site, The Time of the Lincolns, offer insights into topics in American history including women's rights, slavery, abolition, politics and partisanship, the growth of the industrial economy, and the Civil War. You can use part or all of the film, or delve into the rich resources available on this Web site to learn more, either in a classroom or on your own.
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Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
That Jim Crow was a tremendously important period in United States history is undisputable. Less obvious is how to properly address the violence, politics, and complexities that mark the era. This site looks at the century of segregation following the Civil War (1863-1954). Jim Crow, a name taken from a popular 19th-century minstrel song, came to personify government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the U.S. This website describes pivotal developments during that time – the Eman
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Fellowship artist profile: William Wilson (Diné)
William Wilson (Diné)
Photography and installation
Tucson, Arizona

Will Wilson has exhibited his work throughout the United States and is represented at the Heard Museum’s Berlin Gallery. “My work is a response to the ways in which photography has been used as a mechanism of colonization,” he says. “Decolonizing photography for the use of American Indians has to occur through the articulation of a Native representational subjectivity. In the place of colonizing representat

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Scaffolding: A model for learner support in an online teaching environment
'In the design of online teaching environments, considerable attention has been paid to the nature of the interface and to the streamlining of activities for learners to engage with. Much less attention has been given however to the nature of the learner support system that is created for novice users learning online. Support systems are essential for learners to engage in the processes of learning and need to be developed in response to needs. It is also imperative that a range of support syste
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The Soviet-Finnish Peace
Recognition of the Soviet Union;Mannerheim Line; Finland; Soviet Union;Leaflet explaining the rationale behind the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland.
Author(s): Communist Party of Western Pennsylvania

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Civil Rights; Pittsburgh Politics;Lynchings;Leaflet detailing why the Communist Party platform best fits the interests of the "Negro and white masses."
Author(s): The Communist Party, USA

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The Time Has Come For Action
Civil Rights;Flyer exhorting women to join in on a "Lasting Peace" movement.
Author(s): Women's Action Committee for Victory and Lasting P

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Celebrate the Victories of Labor: May Day announcement
Labor Issues; Pittsburgh Politics;CIO; Spanish Civil War; Non-partisan league; Franklin Roosevelt;Flyer announcing a May Day rally celebrating labor victories and demonstrating for independent political action of labor, held at West Park.
Author(s): United May Day Committee

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Pittsburgh Workers School Announcement of Courses
Pittsburgh Workers School;Marx; Lenin;Flyer promoting the Workers school's schedule of classes for the spring term 1938; includes class descriptions, registration information, tuition fees, methods of teaching and studying, and an application card.
Author(s): Pittsburgh Workers School

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Medicine Games: Genetic Code
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! We need several thousands of different proteins in our body. It is the genetic material, the DNA, in our cells that provides the information needed to produce all these proteins. The genetic information is stored in molecules represented by three-letter words called codons. These words need to be translated to the "protein language" of 20 words, each representing an amino acid. Translate the code and challenge a friend to a
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