A Family Corresponds: Polish Immigrants in the Early 20th century
Many immigrants to the United States wrote letters back home. At the time they were written, the missives shaped the expectations of those who would soon make the same journey; today, they gave historians invaluable first-hand testimony of the immigrants' own experiences. These seventeen letters involved the children of a retired Polish farmer named Raczkowski. Adam Raczkowski went to the United States in 1904 with the financial assistance of his sister Helena Brylska [later Dabrowskis] and his
United States v. Thomas Cooper: A Violation of the Sedition Law
This lesson presents facsimiles of 8 printed and hand-written documents surrounding the case of Thomas Cooper, a lawyer and newspaper editor in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, who was indicted, prosecuted, and convicted of violating the Sedition Act after he published a broadside in 1799 that sharply criticized President John Adams. The case is famous in the annals of the Bill of Rights and the First Amendment. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics
U.S. Electoral College Calculator
Try your hand at predicting who will win the next presidential election. You can create your own election results by clicking on a different button in one of three columns, Democrat (D), Republican (R), and Third Party (O).
Ada Coy in costume
Pomona College student Ada Coy stands in front of professor Cyrus G. Baldwin's house (on the corner of College Avenue and Second Street) in Claremont. She is dressed in a costume as an older woman with what could be powdered hair. She is also seems to be crocheting.
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Keynote Presentation: Academic Perspectives
Very simply stated, systems biology attempts to “capture the dynamic nature of living systems.” To accomplish this, says Hood, you “have to bring together the flavors of biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics,” among others. It’s a vast area to tackle. But with tools like the internet and digital
Final Journey to the Hubble Space Telescope
Astronaut Mike Massimino returns to MIT and shares his experience on the Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-125). Topics include the challenges of space walking while repairing the Hubble, having the right tools on hand for high stakes repairs, and the long hours of practice that lead up to the task.
Welcomed back to MIT by Aer
Autism: What Do We Know? What Do We Need?
“I’ll give you the 30,000 foot view of autism.”
Remarking that autism today, in terms of interest and funding, is like cancer was 20 years ago,
Dr. Thomas Insel provides the latest medical and scientific views on this complex developmental brain disorder. The formal definition of autism includes three main componen
Iraq: What Now?
The gloves come off in this biting review of Bush Administration policy in “post-war Iraq.” Juan Cole believes the administration acted on a fundamental misunderstanding, imagining that by toppling the Hussein regime, all Iraqis “would be happy.” After the U.S. destroyed Hussein’s security apparatus, preexisting constituen
Bill Porter in Conversation with Howard Anderson
Some of the lessons Bill Porter picked up as a 13-year-old ranch hand in Colorado seem to have lasted a lifetime. When his boss told him to drive over a treacherous mountain pass into town for some chicken feed, Porter said he could not yet drive. He was told, “Just do it.” And when he faced taking a team of horses out to pas
El Sistema: Social Support and Advocacy Through Musical Education
Even in the confines of a panel discussion,
Gustavo Dudamel radiates so much passion and ebullience that it requires little imagination to see him at the podium with a baton in hand. MIT’s 2010 McDermott Award in the Arts winner is, at the tender age of 29, one of the world’s top conductors and music disseminators.
Is This the Libertarian Moment? Earlier this month the New York Times wondered aloud if the “libertarian moment” had arrived. A good question, to be sure. To answer it, though, Times reporter Robert Draper sought out not quite the top libertarian thinkers in the world, but instead those people most easily reached within a ten-minute walk from the Capitol or the Empire State Building.
Earlier this month the New York Times wondered aloud if the “libertarian moment” had arrived. A good question, to be sure.
To answer it, though, Times reporter Robert Draper sought out not quite the top libertarian thinkers in the world, but instead those people most easily reached within a ten-minute walk from the Capitol or the Empire State Building.
SAT Prep: Test 6, Section 9, Part 1
Students, improve your math SAT score! The instructor uses an electronic chalkboard to model problems. This video is appropriate for high school students. Uses a textbook (the official SAT study guide) commonly found in bookstores, but it is not absolutely necessary as the narrator does all work on the screen. Problems 1-6 starting on page 743.
Virtual Maths, Shapes, Space and Measure, Calculate Height of Building guide
Guide to calculating the height of a building
Microeconomic theory III
The website for this course (14.123 Microeconomic Theory III, Spring 2009) has been made available by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Economics as part of the MIT OpenCourseWare project. This course discusses decision theory and topics in game theory including models of individual decision-making under certainty and uncertainty. Topics covered include preference orderings, expected utility, risk, stochastic dominance, supermodularity, monotone comparative statics, b
3D game lets you see through an animal's eyes
An online simulation mimics the vision of five animals as a player steers them through Place Vendôme in Paris Read more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn24716
Woman with flowers on a table
An older woman is posed seated with two windows in the background. She is wearing a long sleeved blouse with ribbon woven into the lace around the collar and down the front. She is reaching toward a vase of flowers on the table next to her.
9.5 Debate 2: use of language
Sunset Song was written in the early 1930s and is still one of the best-known and most-debated Scottish novels. In this unit, we discuss whether Sunset Song succeeds as critique of capitalism and whether it has value as a work of literature separate from its propagandistic ambitions.
DfES attempt to end cookery as a purely spectator sport
Pupils up to the age of 16 will be entitled to 24 hours of cookery instruction from 2008. This will take the form of a licence to cook that will include planning and preparing healthy affordable meals, diet, nutrition and hygiene.
Sleep yoga – state between relaxation and meditation
By: mdanderson Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/sleep-yoga-state-between-relaxation/... Yoga nidra (sleep yoga) is the state of sleep with awareness that is executed in the asana (lying down) position. Achieving restful sleep is a primary aid in helping patients get through cancer treatment. For many, slowing down the mind at bedtime is difficult. Yoga nidra retains your system to reach states of deep relaxation after stressful periods. Smitha Mallaiah, mind/body interve