Houses that Are Left, The
'The Houses that Are Left' refers to a statement by Gustave Flaubert suggesting that what is most telling about a historical period is not what it leaves behind, but what it tears down or loses. The story concerns two sets of characters, the living and the dead, and examines the influence they have over one another.
Son of Sam and Delilah
'Son of Sam and Delilah,' 1991, featuring two drag queens named Hapi and Sunny, was created by video artist Charles Atlas as a response to both sorrow over AIDS-related deaths and increasing urban violence.
Great Frontier, The
'The Great Frontier' juxtaposes dramatizations of two stories. In the first, Tracy Barnes, host of the cable access show 'Oklahoma Yesterdays,' prepares for a broadcast on Bill Jenkins, a film-maker who was attempting to make 'real westerns.' This alternates with vignettes depicting the life of Bill Jenkins.
This site provides visual resources and supporting material about the study of sequence stratigraphy. Resources accessible from this site include informational text, images, animations and short videos which can be integrated into lectures, labs or other activities.
Part of the supporting resources for the School of Earth Sciences dynamic earth module, the -Why Topography?- site discusses two models introduced in the 19th century that are still used to explain topographic variations. These models are the Pratt and Airy models of isostasy. In the Pratt model, high topography (relative to surroundings) is due to lower density whereas in the Airy model, high topography is due to thick crust.
This mirror site for NOAA's World Data Center (WDC) for Paleoclimatology offers Java applets on annual records of tropical systems (ARTS) and WDC data on coral, sclerosponge, ice core, plant microfossil, pollen, and tree rings. Each animation displays summary information (e.g., site name, investigator, latitude, longitude (in decimal degrees), place, altitude, the number of samples, variables, radiocarbon dates, species, date ranges, etc.); as well as the publications associated with the site; d
Underneath the Mountains
These lecture notes discuss the role of buoyancy, flexure, and erosion in the earth's topography and the lifetime of mountain ranges. It recalls Pascal's law that pressure of a material overlying a fluid is equal everywhere at a given depth and Archimedes' principle that a body in a fluid is buoyed up with a force equal to the weight (mass x volume) of the displaced fluid. Continents are buoyant crust floating on denser mantle, so a 4 km high mountain range must have a 20 km deep root. According
The Liberty Bell: From Obscurity to Icon
helps students analyze -- through maps, readings, and images -- the historical and cultural influences that shaped the symbolic meaning of the Liberty Bell.
Maritime History of Massachusetts
This is is a travel itinerary highlighting 89 historic places that tell the story of Massachusetts' relationship with the sea. Read essays about lighthouses and lifesaving stations, ships and shipbuilding, the U.S. Navy, and maritime commerce.
Lincoln Home National Historic Site: A Place of Growth and Memory
recounts the life of our 16th president. See photos of the house in Springfield, Illinois, that Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and family occupied for 17 years. Read news accounts of his departure for Washington, D.C., from Springfield and of his funeral. Learn about the series of events that led to his election as the first president born west of the Appalachians.
The Battle of Prairie Grove: Civilian Recollections of the Civil War
helps students place the Battle of Prairie Grove in the context of Arkansas' role in the Civil War. Photos and readings from eye witness accounts of the battle depict the harsh realities of Civil War and its effects on both soldiers and civilians.
The War Relocation Camps of World War II: When Fear Was Stronger than Justice
examines the causes and effects of President Franklin Roosevelt's executive order, signed two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, that moved nearly 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans into relocation centers. An excerpt is provided from the executive order as well as headlines from newspapers, a 1942 notice of instructions to all persons of Japanese ancestry, a description of life in the relocation centers, maps, and photos of a typical barracks room, mess hall, and more.
Indiana Dunes Educational Opportunities
describes the facilities and educational and research programs of what has often been heralded as the birthplace of ecology. The Indiana Dunes, located in the northwest corner of the great state, is the nation's first national park in an urban setting.
Will the Real Cinderella Please Stand Up?
Students learn that folk stories can be told in many ways and learn to write their own Cinderella story and script according to their own gender or culture. They also become aware of the steps that are necessary to make a film as they learn the various parts that go into the process.
What Is a Neighborhood?
A lesson for students to think about the neighborhood they live in and what makes a neighborhood.
Sticks and Stones: Using Video for Conflict Resolution in the Classroom
This lesson uses video to explore emotions and compassion, then students work to create a peace table.
Show Me a Picture and I'll Tell You a Story: Web Photo Journals
Students analyze and evaluate "photo journal" web sites, then create their own Web-based photo journal.
Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, 1820-1910
This site portrays the states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the 17th to the early 20th century through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature, local histories, ethnographic and antiquarian texts, and colonial archival documents. This collection depicts the land and its resources, the experience of Natives, pioneers and missionaries, soldiers and reformers, as well as the growth of local communities and cultures.
The Delta: Everything Southern.
The Delta: Everything Southern.
Live video 6 p.m.: “Engineering as a Profession – A Career Perspective”
Tune in Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. to watch live streaming video of the talk, “Engineering as a Profession – A Career Perspective” by Edwin McAlister, director of Air and Missile Defense Programs for Northrop Grumman. Sponsored by E-Council, ASME and SAE, SAME, Vanderbilt Aerospace Club. Part of National Engineers Week at Vanderbilt.