Profit or loss?
This online activity challenges students to think about money and profit as they consider buying and selling a Beanie Baby. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site emphasizing real-world uses of mathematics. After determining the profit for two transactions involving a Beanie Baby, students are asked to determine the number of attendees necessary to make a profit for a dance and to find the profit from buying and selling stock. Information about th
Three squares : when do two squares make a new square?
This activity opens with a diagram of two unequal squares and challenges students to find a way to construct a third square from them. It is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 math challenges emphasizing math in the real world. The activity introduces the Pythagorean theorem and explains its importance in construction and engineering professions. Students are encouraged to model the problem using squares of paper. Related questions introduce Pythagorean triples, and the Did You Know page
I win! : she always wins, it's not fair!
In this activity, students play a game and examine what it means for a game to be fair. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. In the game's 12 rounds, two six-sided die are rolled, the face values are subtracted, and data are recorded on a table. Player A wins if the difference is 0, 1, or 2, and Player B wins when the difference is 3, 4, or 5. The page contains a solution hint, the solution, and relat
Auburn vs. Alabama (1955)
"The Auburn Tigers put the finishing touches on one of the greatest seasons in Auburn history by defeating hapless Alabama, 26-0, at Legion Field in Birmingham. Once again, Howell Tubbs and Jerry Elliott supplied the offensive thrills for the afternoon, with Tubbs tossing two scoring passes to Elliott and taking one in for him. The Tigers' steady quarterback gained 68 yards rushing and completed five of ten passes for 78 yards. Joe Childress proved once and for all that he deserved every bit of
Auburn vs. Stetson (1953)
"Auburn opened its 1953 season with a 47-0 trouncing of Stetson in Montgomery. Auburn fans got their first look at "One Platoon Football" and saw the Plainsmen show a strong running attack and a stubborn defense. The Plainsmen scored in every period of the onslaught with seven men figuring in the scoring. Fob James scored twice on runs of 13 and 3 yards and Jim Pyburn scored twice on passes from Bobby Freeman. Other scorers were Charles Hataway, Bobby Freeman and Charlie Littles, who scored one
This document examine wind power as an energy resource. The reading will define wind and discuss topics such as (1) The history of wind machines, (2) Today's windmills, and (3) Types of wind machines. This resource is structured as an informational handout to supplement your energy activities or to generate discussion questions. Copyright 2005 International Technology Education Association
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best characterized by its successes or its crimes. Was Lenin's revolution one of history's great events, later perverted by Stalin; or was the October Revolution, which rejected God, dispossessed large segments of the population, and made the entire people subject to the state, flawed from the moment of inception? Rather than answering the question, we hope with this web site to help students and readers understand the more complica
History and Comparing Programming Languages
This site contains files on the history of computer programming language statements. The files compare programming language statements in several different languages tracing the statement from early languages to present languages.
Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook is a companion to the Internet Medieval Sourcebook and the Internet Modern History Sourcebook. The Medieval Sourcebook is both a classroom resource and the largest collection of online medieval texts. The Ancient and Modern Sourcebooks have a different role: since there are already ample online repositories of texts for these periods, the goal here is to provide and organize texts for use in classroom situations. Links to the larger online collections are
Forks of Cypress, Florence, Alabama 2
This image is a color photograph of The Forks of Cypress in Florence, Ala. Postcard text: (back) In the early 1830's, James Jackson, one of the founders of Florence, built this stately mansion on a beautiful knoll overlooking his plantation. Distinguished by 24 massive columns, encircling the building, his residence became a famous meeting place for prominent citizens, who loved to race their horses on the excellent track maintained by James Jackson. Among the noted visitors were Andrew Jackson,
Confederate Veteran Reunion, 1906, Mobile Alabama 8
This image is from a set of black and white photographs taken to commemorate the Confederate States of America Veteran Reunion held in Mobile, Alabama, on November 20-22, 1906. The highlight of the reunion was a parade through the streets of Mobile. Major General Geo. P. Harrison was commander for the event. Colonel Harvey E. Jones was Adjutant General and Chief of Staff. Brigadier Generals commanding the brigades were Jno. W.A. Samford (1st), P.D. Bowles (2nd); J.N. Thompson (3rd), and J.W. Bus
Still Life by Reba Greer
This image is a black and white photograph of a still life of fruit created by Reba Greer. Postcard text: (back) Greetings from Alabama; Alabama Art Series, Still Life by Reba Greer.
Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama 5
This image is a colorized photograph of a scene in Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, Ala.
General View of Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama
This image is part of a series of color photographs of the Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman, Alabama. Postcard text: (back) General view of Ave Maria Grotto, Cullman, Alabama. The AVE MARIA GROTTO consists of over 125 miniature reproductions of famous churches, shrines and buildings from all over the world. Encompassing an area of over three acres, this miniature fairyland was built by a Benedictine Monk, Brother Joseph. He has spent over 40 years in making this scenic spot, using all kinds of jewe
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.
Historical Geology Animations
This site features Flash and Windows Media animations that illustrate various aspects of geologic history. They depict fossil cast formation, the Big Bang and earth through geologic time, the significance of isotopic dating techniques, and views of dinosaurs. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
This site provides animations, images, interactive maps and videos that can be used to teach about the concept of geologic time. Visual resources cover some specific topics of earth history including plate tectonics, continental drift, relative age dating and paleontology. These resources are appropriate for an introductory level geology course.
Field Project Tutorials: A Virtual (Structural) Field Project
This virtual five-day field mapping project allows students to construct a geological map from data provided by the web site. Students collect geologic, structural, paleontologic, strain and microstructural data observed at specific localities. Students are then able to derive a structural history for the area, including a field map, stereographs, and deformation plots. The site contains photographs and images, data, and all information that is needed to complete the exercise. It also provides s
History & Culture
offers educators Park Service resources that help teach about our nation's cultural heritage, and which look at how the NPS is protecting and preserving them. Subjects include archaeology, historic buildings and structures, mapping, military history, and national historic landmarks. The resources may be in the form of learning programs, case studies, lesson plans, teachers' handbooks, and more.
History: Ask a Question
lets students correspond with government historians via email. Historians' names and addresses are listed by expertise with an emphasis towards those researching the national parks, the National Park Service, and American history.