Engineering an Empire - The Maya, Part 5/5
'The Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the pre-Columbian Americas, as well as its art, architecture, and mathematical and astronomical systems.' (Maya Civilization, Wikipedia, 2009). This History Channel documentary is suitable for older middle and high school students and is narrated by various scholars.
REMIXING ÇATALHÖYÜK For more than a decade, archaeologists and scholars have gathered in central Turkey to explore the remains of the 9,000-year-old village of Çatalhöyük. First excavated in the 1960s, Çatalhöyük became world-famous for its dense architecture and spectacular wall decorations. Between 1997 and 2003, a team from the University of California Berkeley worked intensively on one building there, bringing to light the life history of a Neolithic home. Remixing Çatalhöyük fea
Planning the Response: Establishing the Impacts and Identifying the Parties at Risk
The Deepwater Horizon disaster spread through not just a vast coastal ecosystem, but into diverse human communities lining the Gulf, many entirely dependent on the sea for their livelihoods. These three panelists describe their involvement in quite disparate response projects, which began shortly after the oil began gushing, and in some ar
Iconic - "Kunti" (Blue Lady)
Listen as artist, Navjot Altaf, speaks about the sculpture "Kunti" (blue lady) from the series "In Response to," one of the ROM's iconic treasures. A modern twist on conventional South Asian art, the larger than life sculpture is inspired by village witch-trials and fertility goddesses. Its brilliant blue references the indigo trade and the traditional Hindu colour of divinity.
Lecture 29 - 11/12/2010
Legacy Day 2010 TGC and the Statue
Don't miss Legacy Day 2010 coming up on Friday, November 5 from 2 -4:30 p.m. at the Historic Fort Hill home on campus. Come Celebrate the Thomas Green Clemson legacy and those who continue in his footsteps. Tour the house, hear the stories and learn about the man behind the will that started it all. Find out how Thomas Green Clemson and others who have followed in his footsteps have made this a great university for generations of Tigers. The day will also include the dedication of the eighth For
The Disappearance of the Maya
Discover why after 600 years of existence the Maya just ceases to be. Some evidence shows it might have been an invasion or possibly some sort of catastrophic event. Learn more at In Search of History. Run time 03:27.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is one of series of history primary sourcebooks. It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures. Although this part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project began as a way to access texts that were already available on the Internet, it now contains hundreds of texts made available locally.
History and Politics Out Loud
HPOL is a collection of invaluable audio materials some available for the first time on this website capturing significant political and historical events and personalities of the twentieth century. The materials range from formal addresses delivered in public settings to private telephone conversations conducted from the innermost recesses of the White House. Our aim is to provide an accessible source of audio information to enliven instruction and scholarship in history and politics and to ena
Hoover Dam Learning Packet
This packet contains learning activities on the impact of Hoover Dam on the environment and its technical and historical significance. Learn about the history, wildlife, water resources, and hydroelectricity of Hoover Dam.
State Profiles on Holocaust Education
These profiles contain text of state legislation about the teaching of the Holocaust, and Holocaust-explicit History/Social Studies and English/Language Arts state content standards. Also provided is contact information for state departments of education.
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes twelve thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Cosmic Survey: What are Your Ideas About the Universe?
Lesson plans and activity composed of a three-part questionnaire that launches students on discussions about where objects in space are located, and when they were formed- an introduction to the concepts of structure and evolution of the universe. This astronomical image-sorting activity lays the groundwork for discussions about the size, scale and history of the universe. Use it as a front-end assessment of how students understand the universe. Recommended for teachers of Grades 6-12 and inform
Inside the National Archives: The Tuskegee Study (1930s-1972)
Throughout the study, the Public Health Service took photographs for its files. The images survive uncaptioned. Nurse Rivers, who was held in high regard by the participants, is the only person identified in the photographs.
Physics Games: The Integrated Circuit
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Integrated circuits can be found in almost every modern electrical device such as computers, cars, television sets, CD players, cellular phones, etc. But what is an integrated circuit and what is the history behind it? Learn about Nobel Laureate Jack Kilby and his part in the invention that is the basis of all modern technology.
This web page discusses the history of Pfiesteria piscicida outbreaks in the Chesapeake Bay.
What does electronic conferencing afford distance education?
Technology is potentially offering many opportunities to extend and expand distance learning in the higher education sector. Electronic conferencing, in particular, is seen as a technique, which offers opportunities for course delivery and methods of interaction for distant learners. This paper examines the similarities and differences between face-to-face seminars and on-line discussions. Through the concept of affordance it is shown that both benefits and limitations for interaction exist for
A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 10 Hackney
Hackney was the largest parish transferred to the administrative county of London in 1889, and became a metropolitan borough with over 220,000 inhabitants, before giving its name to a Greater London borough in 1965.
The Story of India- Beginnings (pt. 6)
This documentary is about the history of India. It traces the roots of
the social, religious, and historical roots of the civilization there.
The series contains many interviews with Indian citizens of all sorts.
The Story of India- The Power of Ideas (pt. 5)
This documentary traces the history of India through the great thinkers
and doers of the past.