A History of Venture Capital - Spencer E. Ante (BusinessWeek)
Spencer E. Ante, BusinessWeek editor and author, quotes excerpts from his book, Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital, and offers a historical portal into the start and evolution of venture capital. He draws an investment timeline starting with the post-WWII economy, delves into the dominance of Silicon Valley, and discusses current recessionary activity.
The History Engine is an educational tool that gives students the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of an historian. The result is an ever-growing collection of historical articles or "episodes" that paint a wide-ranging portrait of life in the United States throughout its history, available in our online database to scholars, teachers, and the general public. The History Engine project aims to enhance historical education and research for t
A History Bursting With Telling: Asian Americans in Washington State
Washington is a mosaic made of different peoples coming together to create new lives in a new land. The Asian American experience is part of this mosaic. The documents that accompany this essay demonstrate how Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos came to Washington, struggled against discrimination, labored to earn their living, and created distinctive cultures and identities. These documents chronicle, in a small way, how some Asian immigrants became Asian Americans.
Building Nature: Topics in the Environmental History of Seattle and Spokane
This project shows how certain documents—business records, booster brochures, newspaper articles, city plans, engineering surveys and political campaign literature, to name a few—testify to the environmental history of urban places. The documents in this packet focus on trade, city boosters, urban design and planning.
Evolving Evaluation from Engineers to Experience: What History Can Teach Us About Evaluation in HCI
Course - Group - Evolving Evaluation from Engineers to Experience: What History Can Teach Us About Evaluation in HCI - Stanford > Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Spring 2007) > Evolving Evaluation from Engineers to Experience: What History Can Teach Us About Evaluation in HCI
13. NASA's Planetary Policy: History and Implementation (February 21, 2008)
Science, Astrobiology, Astrology, Cosmology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Molecular Biology, Earth, sun, Mars, planetary protection policy, space, solar system, universe, galaxy, evolution, life, eukaryote, prokaryote, organism, cell, chlorophyll, hyd
Evergreen State: Exploring the History of Washington's Forests
This curriculum packet consists of information and primary documents related to the history of Washington's forests. These materials are intended to provide students with an opportunity to investigate attitudes toward and uses of this natural resource. Middle school students may find some of the documents to be challenging reading, but most of the documents could profitably be used in a middle school, high school, or university course about the history of the Pacific Northwest.
African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle Course Syllabus
Course - Group - African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle Course Syllabus - Stanford > African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle > African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle Course Syllabus
Smithsonian Source: Native American History
This section is intended to supplement the curricula, textbooks, and materials you currently use for lessons on Native history. The teacher-developed resources in the section will enhance the classroom experience for both you and your students. You might get started by reviewing the video on Lakota winter counts.
Smithsonian: History and Culture
This site examines the history of transportation in America, early history of mail service, the Civil War, West Point, profiles of U.S. presidents, Lakota winter counts, Lewis and Clark as naturalists, Japanese Americans during World War II, Brown v. Board of Education, athletes who broke social barriers, how voting systems have evolved, September 11, and America's wars.
1-2. Two Paradigms of Colonial History (September 24, 2008)
American history, social science, humanism, language, England, colony, class, diversity, politics, scientific revolution, human condition, architecture, colonization, art, discovery, settler, Columbus, communication, African slave, black, immigration, Eur
2. History of the English Word Structure (April 7, 2009)
middle old English, linguistic, history, language, philosophy, creative writing, grammar, vocabulary, etymology, structure, evolution, Germanic, Celtic, speak, pronounce, write, migration, aesthetic, prestige, French, Anglo Saxon, German, Norman, Scandina
Lecture 02: Space Shuttle History
Course - Group - Lecture 02: Space Shuttle History - MIT > Aircraft Systems Engineering > Lecture 02: Space Shuttle History
"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
"Recreate Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past: Galileo, January IAP 2010"
"2010 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's astonishing sightings of features on the moon, stars, and moons around Jupiter that no one had seen before. Recreate these new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques Galileo had on hand, while you reflect on the times and works of Galileo. What was it like to improvise new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques on hand? What do we notice? What surprises us? How can we relate to past experience and idea
Listen: free acclaimed international film series continues at Sarratt
International Lens, which uses film screenings as a forum to promote conversation in the diverse community of Vanderbilt and Nashville, is in its fifth semester on campus. All screenings are free and open to the public. International Lens has been named the best film series in Nashville by Nashville Scene film critic Jim Ridley.
An Africanist's Legacy: Performing fragmentary movements - perspectives on the life-history of a Mus
Presented by Asst. prof. Zulfiker Hirji (University of York, Toronto) at 'An Africanist's Legacy - A Workship in Celebration of the Work of David Parkin', held at The School of Anthropology, Oxford, 8-9 July 2010.
Working in the British Film Industry - Lucy Main
Lucy Main graduated from Coventry in 2002 with a BA honours degree in Communication, Culture and Media plus some great intentions. After working for the BBC and a number of corporate production companies on blue chip accounts, Lucy conducted a smash and grab raid for a management position at the New Producers Alliance (NPA). In this Coventry Conversation you can here Lucy talking about her current role as Executive Producer on a number of films being made in the UK.
It's Alive! Bringing History to Life by Creating Hands-On Museum Exhibits
In this lesson, students will create proposals for hands-on, interactive and/or multimedia museum exhibits that bring different historical figures, eras, events, groups, or movements to life.
The BBC Natural History Unit - Viv Simson
Viv Simson is the Executive Editor with the BBC Natural History Unit. He is responsible for creating, selling and delivering of a number of major series for BBC 1, 2 8 4. The most recent of these series is ‘The Nature of Britain’.