Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982
The Buckaroos in Paradise Collection presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch. The documentation was largely the work of the Paradise Valley Folklife Project (1978-1982), a research initiative conducted by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. This collection presents 41 motion pictures and 28 sound recordings that tell the story of life and work on the Ninety-Six Ranch and of its cowboys, known in the region
An American Ballroom Companion: Dance Instruction Manuals, 1600-1920
This site presents a collection of 200 social dance manuals and related materials. Along with dance instruction manuals, this online presentation also includes a significant number of antidance manuals, histories, treatises on etiquette, and items from other conceptual categories. Many of the manuals also provide historical information on theatrical dance.
American Landscape and Architectural Design, 1850-1920
This collection of approximately 2,800 lantern slides represents an historical view of American buildings and landscapes built during the period 1850-1920. It represents the work of Harvard faculty, such as Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., Bremer W. Pond, and James Sturgis Pray, as well as that of prominent landscape architects throughout the country. The collection offers views of cities, specific buildings, parks, estates and gardens, including a complete history of Boston's Park System. In addition
American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
This digital collection integrates over 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau. These resources illustrate many aspects of life and work, including housing, clothing, crafts, transportation, education, and employment. The materials are drawn from the extensive collections of the University of Washington Libraries, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (formerly the Cheney Cowles M
Information literacy: not just for students
Good Internet research skills are important for teachers, too. This article provides an introduction to "information literacy" concepts and a list of references for teachers and media specialists.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka:
From 1991 to 1996 the Kansas Historical Society participated in a grant project that funded eighty oral interviews with people involved in or affected by U.S. school desegregation cases that culminated in the U. S. Supreme Court case, Brown versus Board of Education Topeka. This podcast features excerpts from interviews with former Assistant Attorney General and Topeka School Board member, Fred Rausch, and NAACP Executive Board member, Charles Baston.
Shawnee Missions, 1830-1854
After the treaty of 1825, the Shawnee Indians were removed from Ohio to the Indian Territory west of Missouri. In response, three Christian missions were built in the vicinity of the Westport Landing on the Missouri River. The records from these missions are some of the earliest manuscripts in the Kansas Historical Society collections.
Stormy Weather: tornadoes in Kansas
Since long before Euro-American settlement, strong winds have been a constant feature of the central plains region and the area now known as Kansas. The name Kansas was borrowed from the Kanza Indians who called themselves "the people of the south wind." This podcast features three stories about Kansas tornadoes recorded by visitors to the Forces of Nature exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History. These stories are also available on the Historical Society’s website for primary sources, Kansas M
Alternative discussion formats: monuments and memorials
Creating monuments or memorials for historical and literary figures encourages students to think creatively and provides a lively structure for an in-class discussion.
Language arts: elementary grammar
This module contains three different kinds of exercise which test elementary level grammar skills in English. The exercises concentrate on identifying parts of speech, different types of sentences and sentence completion.
KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 4
The presentation (introduction) revises what a fraction is, how to make equivalent fractions or write fractions in their simplest / lowest terms, how to change between improper fractions and mixed numbers and finally how to work out a fraction of an amount. The levels test these aspects of fractions. The final level tests all of the skills. Most answers are entered using an on-screen keypad, with some multiple choice questions. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numero
Applied Mathematics I
The quiz is set in Ancient Egypt. A group of ancient Egyptians set about their everyday lives and encounter mathematical problems. Solve them and help them on their way to the afterlife. Seven levels of randomized applied mathematical problem are included. Randomisation and fresh generation of new material maintains a high level of replayability until the underlying skills are mastered. Tracking systems are included for parental supervision. Rewards maintain student interest.
To read, vocabulary: Geschichten ows of the Werkstatt
You will practice your reading skills and enhance your vocabulary by using texts about cars and car issues.
To read, listening, vocabulary, grammar, speaking: Autowerkstatt peters, guten Tag
You will practice your reading and listening skills and vocabulary by using texts about repairing a car. You will learn how to have a conversation about this. You will practice using the correct form of possessive and personal pronouns.
To read, vocabulary, grammar: Dieses Bett ist sehr schön und modern
You will practice your reading skills and vocabulary regarding furniture. You will practice the use of the correct form of personal pronouns.
To read,vocabulary, grammar, writing: Who kann ich muffler zubereiten?
You will practice your reading skills and vocabulary about Judicial system and nationalities. You can change adjectives correctly. You will learn to write sentences in which you present typical Court cases.
To listen, vocabulary, speech, grammar: Were ist passiert?
You will practice your listening skills and vocabulary to call an emergency service. You will practice the correct forms of tenses. You will learn to hold a telephone conversation, to contact an emergency service and to report an accident.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Ira Lapidus (1/14/03)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Ira Lapidus Professor Emeritus of History "Islamic Societies" This interview took place on January 14, 2003. Complete transcript is available. Ira Lapidus, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and the founding Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies on the Berkeley campus. Professor Lapidus has traveled extensively across the Muslim worl
Reading, vocabulary, culture: Berlin, meine Stadt!
You practice your reading skills, learn vocabulary and interesting facts about Berlin.
Reading, grammar: Liebe Ute, fell thanks für heave Brief
You practice your reading skills relating to reading a letter, a holiday and an invitation. You practice the declension of adjectives and possessive pronouns.