A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
This site shows the typewritten draft of the December 8, 1941, speech in which Franklin Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war on Japan. The draft shows Roosevelt's hand-written edits, including his change of the phrase a date which will live in world history to a date which will live in infamy. Students can also listen to the beginning of the speech.
Manipulation of Light in the Nanoworld
"Manipulation of Light in the Nanoworld" extends the standard topics of wavelength, diffraction, and interference into the nanoscale by introducing students to the concept of photonic crystals. Hands-on activities present macro and microscale diffraction and interference effects in an engaging way. Computer simulations that parallel some of these hand-on activities allow students to observe the changes in these effects as objects move from the micro to the nanoscale. These concepts are then appr
A Colonial Legacy in Miskito Turtle Knowledge (Nicaragua)
Over the past several decades the increasing prevalence of natural resource crises has led many ecologists to seek alternatives to Western resource use paradigms. Primary amongst these alternatives are systems guided by indigenous knowledge (IK). It is commonly presumed that these systems represent institutions uncorrupted by the exploitative hand of Western culture and state domination and therefore hold the key to rectifying the unsustainable behaviors of Western societies.
Social Media in Business, Development & Government, Spring 2009
Social media technologies are disrupting power equations between consumers and businesses on one hand and citizens and governments on the other hand, especially in the context of emerging countries. Therefore, it is essential that thinkers and practitioners in the areas of business, development and government understand the use and impact of social media technologies. Through readings, guest lectures, and case studies, the course will provide students the conceptual understanding of the power a
Mitochondrial Control Region
Every human cell has a "second" genome, found in the cell's energy-generating organelle, the mitochondrion. In fact, each mitochondrion has several copies of its own genome, and there are several hundred to several thousand mitochondria per cell. This means that the mitochondrial (mt) genome is highly amplified. While each cell contains only two copies of a given nuclear gene (one on each of the paired chromosomes), there are thousands of copies of a given mt gene per cell. Because of this high
"Regional Socioeconomic Impact Analyses and Modeling, Fall 2008"
" The seminar is designed to provide advanced graduate students with a thorough understanding of selected regional economic theories and techniques and with experience in using alternative socioeconomic impact assessment models and related regional techniques on microcomputers. Discussions will be held on particular theoretical modeling and economic issues; linkages among theories, accounts, and policies; relationships between national and regional economic structures; and methods of adjusting a
Ars magna lucis et umbrae
100 modern day ‘magic lanterns’ grouped in a series of narrative sequences and photographic tableaux are distributed unevenly throughout the cavernous space of the former church. Two types of images are projected. The first type are from the collection of images that Mark Ingham has been using for the past few years in his research. These images will occupy the smaller rectangular space at the end of the church. The second type of image will use photographs taken over recent months of th
LOM et l'indexation de ressources scientifiques Vers de bonnes pratiques pour l'Université en Ligne
Depuis maintenant plus d'un an, nous disposons au sein de C@mpuSciences d'un éditeur de métadonnées qui implante ManUeL, le profil d'application du LOM (Learning Object Metadata) que nous avons défini pour notre contexte de travail. A travers l'indexation de plusieurs modules de l'Université en Ligne (UeL) dans des contextes différents et l'étude internationale à laquelle nous avons participé, nous cherchons à savoir si, dans l'optique d'interopérabilité recherchée, il existe une co
Towards a Domain Specific Application Development Environment for the ELeGI architecture: the Softwa
The Next Generation Grids (NGG) expert group has pioneered the vision of "Invisible Grid" whereby the complexity of Grid systems and architectures is hidden to both developers and users. In this new vision, the Grid has a different role: it will not more provide a virtual computing environment but it will be the basis of a more complex service oriented, knowledge-based and collaborative environment suitable for the specific domains in which citizen and organizations have to operate. Grid commun
"Equal and Exact Justice to Both Races": Booker T. Washington on the Reaction to his Atlanta Comprom
The Atlanta Compromise speech, which Booker T. Washington delivered before the Cotton States and International Exposition in 1895, established Washington as the leading black spokesman in America. He came to control enormous amounts of northern white philanthropy directed at African Americans as well as much of the federal patronage dispensed to them by the Republican party. In this excerpt from his autobiography Up From Slavery, Washington described the reactions of both black and white America
"It Is Entirely the Bolshevik Spirit": Mill superintendent W. M. Mink Explains the 1919 Steel Strike
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, W. M. Mink, mill superintendent at the Homestead steelworks, testified that the cause of the strike was simple--the infection of "the Bolshevik spirit"among "the foreigners."
Notebooks on Geology
Notebooks on Geology is the English translation of the French paleontology journal Carnets de Geology. The website contains links to current journal articles, searchable archives, letters, memoirs and news. Users can also find information on subscription, article submission and editorial committees as well.
Mrs. Cheeseman's new force pump and bathtub, 1926
Caption: "Mrs. Cheeseman's new $75 force pump and bathtub added next to kitchen where tank on stove provides hot water. Place: Mobile County, Alabama." September 13, 1926.,JPEG image from black-and-white photograph.
Observing other teachers
Learning from other teachers is an important means of professional development. Here are some suggestions for observing successful teachers in your school, in other schools, and on the web.
Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei
Supplement to the Campi Phlegraei published in 1776. The supplement contains Sir William Hamilton's observations of the Mt. Vesuvius eruption in August 1779 as recorded in letters written to the Royal Society of London. The Supplement consists of 32 pages of text in English and French in parallel columns and five hand-colored plates of Mt. Vesuvius and lava, pumice or other emitted material.
Top Level Categories
Overview of Top Level Categories.
SHELBY's Child-Focused Planning Process
Overview of how the SHELBY Child Impact Assessment process helps planners and policymakers foreground the needs of children in their projects and proposals.
Suresh: Lesson 66 – story of Daaku Ratnakar
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Left Hand Velocity Stroke on a Marching Snare Drum
Left Hand Velocity Stroke on a Marching Snare Drum. Part of the series: How to Play the Snare Drum. Perform the left hand velocity stroke when playing the marching snare drums. This was used to help soldiers keep their marching beat during war. (01:27)
Harriet Beecher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
This three minute video sheds light on the injustices of slavery and how Stowe's book helped motivate the North to action while creating a backlash in the South. A simple overview without many insights into what the book contained in detail.