University Senate, May 28, 2014
Wednesday May 28, 2014, Lawrence 115; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grabbing Max Perutz' attention: Kurt Wüthrich, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
In 1968 Nobel Laureate Max Perutz heard of Kurt Wüthrich's research into hemoglobin and flew to meet Wüthrich in the United States. This started a longtime acquaintance between the two and influenced Wüthrich in his chemistry career.
Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty
A cartoon explaining the terms of the treaty, where is was held, and the effect of the treaty on the United States in the form of added land are explained. This is a cartoon and it moves rapidly, so teachers would benefit from having a map of the area to show the students.
Bobby Kennedy - Announces Run for Presidency
While he was still Attorney General, during his brother’s administration, Bobby Kennedy told journalists that an African-American could be president of the United States within forty years. His observations were printed in U.S. newspapers on the 27th of May, 1961. (Tim Russert gets the year wrong in this “Meet the Press” clip.)
The day after he announced his own candidacy for the U.S. presidency, RFK appeared on television to explain why he was running. This clip feature
Mrs. Kennedy Speaks Following JFK's Death
Less than two months after her husband was killed, Mrs. Kennedy made a newsreel tape, thanking the American people for all their expressions of sympathy after JFK's death. The tape was played in movie theaters, before the feature film was shown, and is now maintained in the National Archives.
John Brown's Raid in 1859
This video is accompanied by text. "Tension between the North and South over the slavery issue grew more intense as the election of 1860 drew near. Violent reaction to the Kansas-Nebraska Act spread rapidly throughout the nation. The Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision deepened the divide between Northerners and Southerners—antislavery supporters and proslavery-ites. In 1859, fifty-nine-year-old John Brown devised a plan to provoke a slave revolt to answer the “sacking” of Lawrence, Kans
The Battle of Gettysburg - Part 10
This Battle of Gettysburg had more casualties than any other Civil War battle. This video is suitable for older middle school and high school students. Scenes of re-enactment with commentary and music.
Galloping Gertie: The Original Tacoma Narrows Bridge
This is an amazing documentary of the construction and the collapse of the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge.(Pictures of the construction and collapse of the bridge accompanied by music.)
Castle Bravo Nuclear Test
See the largest nuclear bomb test ever conducted. This secret hydrogen bomb test has been called 'Mankind's worst nightmare’. This test created international concern about atmospheric thermonuclear testing. (The results of the detonation may be too graphic for younger students.)
Anatomy of an Abrams Tank Part 1
he M1 Abrams Tank entered service with the US Army in 1980 and with the the United States Marine Corps in 1991.The Abrams is examined from several viewpoints. Students studying wars of recent times might like to compare this to previous such weapons from earlier times. The video is ten minutes. Also shows the importance of working together.
Inventions in Glass
Toledo inventor Michael J.Owens (1859-1923) invented a much more efficient glass bottling machine which helped end child labor and revolutionized glass making. (07:49)
Chlldren At Work, 1908-1912
The photographs of Lewis Hine document children in the workplace This is not a video, but a series of eight photos that shows children in the workplace. This is an excellent way to introduce child labor laws, the Progressive Era, and even as the start of a study about child labor around the world today. The pictures are powerful, but there is one of children playing poker.
Women's Sufferage Movement - School House Rock
Animated music video about early sufferagists, the 19th amendment, and the women's right to vote. (3:00)
Women's Suffrage: How They Did It
This two minute video deals with women's suffrage during the Progressive Era. Progressives rallied supporters for a Constitutional Amendment. It goes into the approaches used and the impact of their actions. Good depth.
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns
Suffrage leader Lucy Burns (1879-1966) was imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia, probably in November 1917, after she and others were arrested for picketing the White House in support of a federal amendment granting women the right to vote. Good photos showing acts of civil disobedience. Good photos and well worth showing.
Susan B. Anthony & the Right to Vote in a Nutshell
A brief animated video outlining the life of Susan B. Anthony. Most of the video is dedicated to her role in helping women get the right to vote.
History of Women's Right to Vote in the U.S.
A narrated slideshow that outlines the movement that granted women the right to vote. It covers the years from 1848 through 1920.
The New World
[NOTE: Some of this information is outdated, but it is nonetheless useful to see how the information was presented 40 years ago.] Europeans begin to travel to North America, "The New World," to claim its vast riches and establish colonies. Over time, Great Britain's influence on the eastern side of the continent grows to 13 colonies which would become the United States. Video production is old but information is good. Run time 29:00.
The Greatest American Inventions
The Greatest American Inventions are shown here with slides and text with background music. A little more than half of the slides show the authentic inventions while others are more modern images of the inventions. Fair quality video.
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s
U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s. Slides, narration, and changing maps show the growth of railroads.