Meeting Standards with Our Documents
As an assessment activity at the end of a U.S. History survey course, provide students with copies of appropriate national, state and/or local curriculum standards and a list of all of the 100 Our Documents. Divide the class into groups of three or four and assign each group an equal number of the Our Documents. Ask students to conduct secondary research to correlate their Documents to the standards. Allow each group to present their findings orally to the class. The result will be a ready-made
Anti-Railroad Propaganda Poster: The Growth of Regionalism, 1800-1860
This lesson uses a poster decrying the disruptive influence of railroads on local culture to launch a discussion on local differences and their effect on American politics. Explanatory text, materials for teachers, and links to further resources accompany the documents. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, government, and art.
Bears Basketball Highlights: Feb. 15, 2011
Highlights from the Missouri State Men's Basketball game vs. Drake on February 15, 2011.
DMC: Community College Day in Austin
More than 70 Del Mar College students traveled to Austin for "Community College Day" on Feb. 2, 2011. At the Capitol, students met with members of the South Texas Legislative Delegation and observed proceedings in the Texas House of Representatives chamber.
Your second language: Metrics
Owens Corning expatriate Jon Kailey, a 1976 Thunderbird graduate, talks Feb. 15, 2011, about the need for overseas workers to learn metrics.
Join us for Support the U Day - Feb. 22nd
Join the University of Minnesota on Feb. 22, 2011 at the Minnesota State Capitol at noon for the Rally to Restore Affordability. Hosted by the Minnesota Student Association (MSA), the goal of the rally is to garner support for higher education funding and to raise awareness of the university as a key driver of Minnesota's economic growth.
Carolyn Miles, Save the Children
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series and the Darden Chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA) present Carolyn S. Miles (MBA '88), Executive Vice President & COO of Save the Children Federation, Inc., and Darden Trustee. Ms. Miles speaks on "Women's Roles in International Development" during NAWMBA at Darden's annual Women's Leadership Week. Recorded February 15, 2011.
Lyons Brown, Altamar Brands
The Darden Leadership Speaker Series and Darden's Wine and Cuisine Club presents a keynote address by W. L. Lyons Brown, III (MBA '87), Founder and CEO of Altamar Brand and a Darden Trustee, Altamar Brands is a private equity firm located in Corona del Mar, California. Founded in 2005, Altamar currently sells 3 premium spirits brands. One can find the select brands in high end hotels, bars and nightclubs in all major metropolitan cities in the US. This keynote is a part of "Industries in Turmoi
Thomas Farrell, Dominion Resources
"We're the largest energy users, but we don't understand energy issues," Thomas F. Farrell II, Chairman, President and CEO of Dominion Resources, Inc. told a gathering of students at the Darden School of Business. Farrell spoke as part of Darden's ongoing Leadership Speaker Series and the conference "People + Planet = Profit," co-sponsored by Darden student clubs, Net Impact and the Energy Club. Farrell told a rapt audience that the United States needs a coherent, comprehensive national energy
Environmental Catalyst Module
In the Environmental Catalysis Module, a joint project with the Institute for Environmental Catalysis at Northwestern University, students learn what a catalyst is and become aware of the use of catalysis to promote environmental protection. Besides introducing the concept of catalysis, the module also focuses other issues such as catalytic selectivity, specificity, poisoning, condition optimization, and waste minimization. The first activity of the module introduces the concept of catalysis in
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Class Materials
This web site is maintained by John Winter of Whitman College, and contains 31 PowerPoint presentations for an igneous and metamorphic petrology course. The course and the lectures are keyed to his text, An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. The PowerPoint presentations are organized by chapter and contain many maps, graphs and illustrations. Each chapter is a separate PowerPoint file that can be downloaded and modified to suit the user's needs. In addition, the website includes
Introducing Epic of the Persian Kings
Exploring exquisite Persian manuscript art inspired by the world's longest poem: the Shahnameh, or 'Book of Kings'. 1000 years ago in Persia the world's longest poem was written: the Shahnameh, or 'Book of Kings'. This epic inspired some of the most exquisite manuscript art ever produced - miniature masterpieces that on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum in the exhibition Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh (11 September 2010 -- 9 January 2011). In this podcast, Charles Melv
American Produce Express & SBDC
In his Okanogan plant, amidst the hum of equipment and the bustle of a dozen employees, American Produce Express owner and third generation orchardist John Butler talks about the fruit processing business he has built from scratch, and his 10-year relationship with Washington State University's Small Business Development Centers. For more on this story, click the link: http://wsunews.wsu.edu/pages/publications.asp?Action=Detail&PublicationID=24441&TypeID=1
Games to Practice Multiplication Facts
Students must think about the factors of each number as they play this game. Students quickly learn the value of selecting prime numbers as a strategy. The beauty of the game design is that students will review the factors of many numbers and mentally add the sum of these factors together in search of the "best move."
Small-Town America, 1850-1920
This site presents 12,000 photographs of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from the 1850s to the 1910s from a collection at the New York Public Library. The views show natural landscapes as well as buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages. They also depict agriculture, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people, and costumes.
After Reconstruction: Problems of African Americans in the South
The collection African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A.P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907, contains pamphlets and other materials, most of which were written by African American authors about pressing issues of the day. In this lesson, students use the collection's Timeline of African American History, 1852-1925 to identify problems and issues facing African Americans immediately after Reconstruction. Working in small groups on assigned issues, students search the collection for
Using Podcasts to Enrich Students' Listening Repertoire
Designed for ESOL students, this lesson is also suitable for high school students and adults. Students are shown how to navigate websites of major broadcasting networks in English, such as KQED, CNN, BBC, DW, ABC, and other educational websites. It focuses on how to search for podcasts by topics, such as news, science, nature, environment, technology, health, culture, music, art, business, sports, politics etc. to enrich students' listening repertoire and develop their aural comprehension sk
Searching for Asian America
"Searching for Asian America" is a film that profiles 4 Asian Americans who are leaders in their communities. A state governor, two doctors, and an artist/cartoonist, each wrestles with the roles they have taken on in their local communities and how it reflects upon their evolving identities. This lesson plan includes research, writing, and discussion activities related to cultural identity.
Video Podcasting 101
Access our Video Library Exercise your mind in less than ten minutes of time. Get inside the heads of America’s thought-leaders through amazing highlight videos capturing the best of each innovator’s interview sharing insights on fearlessness, failure, risk taking and creative problem-solving and even breaking the rules. Customize, Organize and Manage Content Research Our sophisticated search engine lets you sort and bookmark information by topics identifying and organizing interview cont