Pluto and Charon
This lithograph shows the clearest view yet of the distant planet Pluto and its moon, Charon, as revealed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The images are accompanied by a brief description and history, some statistical facts, and important dates in the exploration of Pluto.
Discovery Science: Aristotle 1/3
This is a video about Aristotle. He is the Greek philosopher and scientist whose thought determined the course of Western intellectual history for two millenia. This is Part 1 of 3
This is a video about Aristotle. He is the Greek philosopher and
scientist whose thought determined the course of Western intellectual
history for two millenia. This is Part 3 of 3
"Evolution of Physical Oceanography, Spring 2007"
" Evolution of Physical Oceanography was created to mark the career of Henry M. Stommel, the leading physical oceanographer of the 20th Century and a longtime MIT faculty member. The authors of the different chapters were asked to describe the evolution of their subject over the history of physical oceanography, and to provide a survey of the state-of-the-art of their subject as of 1980. Many of the chapters in this textbook are still up-to-date descriptions of active scientific fields, and all
"History and Anthropology of Medicine and Biology, Spring 2009"
" This course explores recent historical and anthropological approaches to the study of life, in both medicine and biology. After grounding our conversation in accounts of natural history and medicine that predate the rise of biology as a discipline, we explore modes of theorizing historical and contemporary bioscience. Drawing on the work of historian William Coleman, we examine the forms, functions, and transformations of biological and medical objects of study. Along the way we treat the hist
This web page discusses the history of Pfiesteria piscicida outbreaks in the Chesapeake Bay.
This site profiles Presidential inaugurations of the past using primary sources from the American Memory historical collections of the Library of Congress. Through images, film, and personal recollections users can view the pomp and circumstance of Inaugurations.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
This site includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907
This site presents a review of African-American history and culture as seen through the practice of pamphleteering. The site includes sermons on racial pride and essays on segregation, voting rights, and violence against African-Americans.
The Grey Eminences: David Ireland
SPARK is at the Oakland Museum of California as they work with acclaimed artist David Ireland to create an innovative exhibit and retrospective of his 30-year career. This Educator Guide explores the history of Conceptual art and Ireland's contributions.
Refugee: The Power of Language
The film "Refugee" follows three young Cambodian American men on their journey to Cambodia to find family members. Some of the characters' experiences are easier than others because of their ability to speak Cambodian. In this lesson plan, students compare and contrast the characters' experiences with a focus on language. Students will also interview family members to trace their family's language roots.
Strange Fruit: Life and Times
The film "Strange Fruit" looks at the history of the anti-lynching campaign in the United States, the history of the song Strange Fruit and explores the impact of Strange Fruit today. This lesson plan includes activities related to the film such as poetry writing and analyzation, and critical thinking about historical events.
Strange Fruit: Lynching in America
The film "Strange Fruit" looks at the history of the anti-lynching campaign in the United States, the history of the song Strange Fruit and explores the impact of Strange Fruit today. This lesson plan includes activities related to the film including discussion questions and research about hate crimes.
The Puppet Show: Sandow Birk
Spark visits painter Sandow Birk and his crew as they finish production on the artist's distinctly contemporary take on Dante's 14th century epic The Divine Comedy -- set in 21th century San Francisco. This Educator Guide is about history painting and storytelling.
Into the Wind (4 Part Series)
Into the Wind is a four-part film meant to excite young people about how they can interact with the wind while teaching the basic physics. Each section contains an activity young people can do themselves (fly a kite, sail a model sailboat, make a pinwheel). Animations explain the physics behind these real-world kid’s activities. These lessons lead to examples of more involved wind technologies such as hang gliding, sailing, windmills, and wind turbines. The film moves quickly, switching betwee
Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Nell Painter
As Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama make their appeals to lower-income voters in Ohio and Texas, expert on media and politics Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyzes the messages on the campaign trail in the lead up to Tuesday's potentially decisive primaries. Also on the program, historian Nell Irvin Painter examines what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. Painter looks at today's economic disparity as a new "Gilded Age" that threatens democracy.Author(s):
Set amidst towering walls of rose-colored stone, the lost city of Petra certainly deserves its title as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Petra represents thousands of years of history, dating all the way back to the Neolithic era. The name of the city means 'cleft in the rock' in both Greek and Arabic; the intricate buildings are literally carved into the steep cliffs that line the Arabah, a valley that runs
Alison Lurie on John Updike Alison Lurie speaks with Giles Harvey about John Updike’s life, his work, and his place in American literary history.
Spread of Technology from Ford to Europe in 1920s 004 REGULA 8 LATINAE GRAMMATICES SYNTAXIS
Ford was the preeminent manufacturer in the 1920s. However,
the Ford techniques were spread internationally by Ford itself through
subsidiaries and by other companies learning from Ford. This video
shows both processes. Note that the British firm Morris, while
instituting an assembly line, has a hand-driven version and thus paid
its workers on piece rates. Ford had a mechanical line and thus could
regulate the work pace without piece rate incentives.
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Alison Lurie speaks with Giles Harvey about John Updike’s life, his work, and his place in American literary history.
Spread of Technology from Ford to Europe in 1920s
004 REGULA 8 LATINAE GRAMMATICES SYNTAXIS