The purpose of this course is to introduce you to entrepreneurship as a process of creating something new that has economic value to others. We will examine entrepreneurship from the vantage point of history, society, and the individual. Most importantly, I hope to expand your awareness of entrepreneurship as a career option. This course has a substantial communications component. Entrepreneurial ideas are useless without the ability to communicate them clearly and concisely. Our focus will be o
Renewable Energy: Wind
This lesson introduces students to the uses of wind energy. Topics include a history of wind usage (grinding grain, pumping water, transportation), including the development of wind power in the United States and its more recent adaptations.
Tapping the Roots of American Music
Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the classroom. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS American Roots Music video series and companion Web site in middle school and high school social studies and history classes. American Roots Music may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers.
Henry Luce, co-founder of Time, Inc., invented the modern magazine when he created a magazine that contained brief, accessible, image-laden news stories to fit into the hectic lives of post-war Americans. After viewing the film that covers the major periods of Luce's life, students will create a version of a "Time" magazine, a "March of Time" video, or a photo-essay that reflects Luce's journalist style. Students will also role play people throughout history who appeared on the cover of Time mag
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey
This is the companion website for a film that features a community of Pacific Islanders as they build sailing canoes and follow the stars on a 2,000-mile voyage across the ocean in the wake of their ancestors. The site includes a wayfinder game, an essay on navigating without instruments, an interview with a wayfinding expert, and a history of the Polynesian people.
The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Struggle
This site tells the story of a man, a union, and a time when millions of Americans joined a just cause. The Fight in the Fields is a portrait of Cesar Chavez, the charismatic leader of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW), and the history and impact of the UFW.
Virtual State Tour
Students will create a virtual tour of the state including geography, history, famous people, and points of interest using Sketchy.
Students gain knowledge about the proportions of the face and use a graph to draw a self portrait based upon artists throughout history.
European Questions – Turkish Angles: Europe's history
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast. These events explore how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in a distinctively Turkish perspective. Stephen Houlgate is professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick. Sevket Pamuk is professor of contemporary Turkish studies at the European Institute, LSE. Donald Sassoon is professor of comparative European history at Queen Mary, Universit
The Cryosphere : Greenland Virtual Field Trip
This section part of the Virtual Fieldclass provides an overview of Greenland from a social sciences and humanities perspective. The VFT is built around a downloadable PowerPoint presentation and bibliography supported by maps, photos and video.
Digital Libraries and Archives, Winter 2009
This course focuses on the current state of "digital libraries" from a multidisciplinary perspective. Its point of departure is the possibilities and prospects for convergence of professions and cultures around the notion of digital media and content. The course covers the history of the idea of the digital library and the digital archive, especially its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, nonprofit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence the develop
Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art
This in-depth study traces Homer's extraordinary career from the battlefields, farmland, and coastal villages of America, to the North Sea fishing village of Cullercoats, the rocky coast of Maine, the Adirondacks, and the Caribbean. Includes zoom option for close study, video clips, and an interactive slide show.
Image from the researchproject Textiles, Techniques & Technology 'aiming to challenge the frontiers of the relationship of traditional practice and production through the use of CAD/CAM in textile design. Positives from Robustelli drum scanner direct to lithofilm - Betree System Italy
Interview with Alessandro Mario (Alex) Maranzano
One of a series of interviews with visual artists carried out for the VIVA (Voices In the Visual Arts) project by Linda Sandino. Alessandro Mario (Alex) Maranzano is Chairman of Minale Tattersfield and Partners, an international design organization. Alex studied Lettering at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in the early 1960s, going on to study graphic design at the Royal College of Art, before joining Minale Tattersfield in 1968. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, a m
Cyclic compaction of soft-hard powder mixtures
Cyclic compaction of powder mixtures has been shown to be more effective compared to â classicâ static compaction. The goal of this work was to understand cyclic compaction and identify the origin of the improved compressibility of brittle powders and their composites. In particular, we tried to detect systematic effects of particle size, and wall friction on green density and strength of composite powder mixtures. In this thesis we will discuss: a) a review of the existing literature, b) a
Impulsive self-similar processes, with applications in broadband communication system modeling
In broadband networks, bandwidth requirements of multimedia applications and size ofthe associated files deviate frequently and significantly from their average value and resultin impulsive and self-similar traÂ±c. Impulsiveness implies that the second- or higher-orderstatistics of the process are infinite. On the other hand, self-similarity translates to strongcorrelation between the process samples. Self-similarity has been traditionally defined basedon second-order statistics, e.g. a power-
Role of verb knowledge in sentence comprehension deficits of individuals with Alzheimers Disease and
For the present study, three verb roles (transitivity, thematic role, and subject-verb agreement) were investigated with individuals diagnosed with AD and FTD while using a â real-time,â also known as â on-lineâ , sentence comprehension task. It was hypothesized that AD patients would be insensitive to agreements that are semantic knowledge based (i.e., thematic) and that FTD patients would be insensitive to agreements that are grammatically based (i.e., transitivity). For the sentence
Digital Libraries, Winter 2008
This is a special topics seminar focusing on the current state of “digital libraries” broadly defined. The seminar is multi-disciplinary in focus and in method, covering the history of the idea, its manifestation as projects and programs in academic, non-profit, and research settings, and the suite of policy issues that influence their development and growth. The concept of the digital library will serve as an intellectual construct within which to explore the related concepts of scholarly c
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