Civil Right; Ku Klux Klan; Lynching; Geyer Bill;Newsletter detailing historical inaccuracies and glorification of Southern race relations in Gone With the Wind.
Nineteenth Century America in Art and Literature
In the United States, the nineteenth century was a time of tremendous growth and change. The new nation experienced a shift from a farming economy to an industrial one, major westward expansion, displacement of native peoples, rapid advances in technology and transportation, and a civil war. In this lesson, works of art from the nineteenth century are paired with written documents, including literary selections, a letter, and a speech. As budding historians, students can use these primary source
This variation on Bingo allows students to apply research skills and build knowledge of the interconnected issues underlying Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Using principles of peer education, students share their research with each other in a fun, interactive, and collaborative way.
The Bracero Program
The government-sponsored Bracero Program was the temporary importation of workers from Mexico to aid the American agricultural economy. This was an important historical event that many Americans are unaware of today. A bracero (from brazo, the Spanish word for arm) was a Mexican worker allowed entry into the United States for a limited time, usually to work on a farm. In 1942, facing an extreme shortage of farm labor workers due to the war, Congress enacted the Emergency Labor Program. It approv
Bibliothèque du film (BIFI)
This is the website of the Bibliotheque du Film (BIFI), based in Paris, which is the equivalent of the BFI Library in London. In 2005 it moved to a new site at rue de Bercy and contains the screening rooms of the Cinematheque Francaise and an exhibition space. The nearest metro is Bercy, southeast Paris.The BIFI contains books, periodicals, and a VHS/DVD collection. There is also a stills collection. The special collections section (Espace chercheurs) is only open in the afternoon, and booking n
Design history and oral history: objects and subjects
In the opening of what has become the key text for anyone embarking on the study and practice of oral history, the social historian Paul Thompson states: ‘ All history depends ultimately upon its social purpose ’. Is there a social purpose to studying the history of design, and if so, what is it? The discipline studies objects and practices and their modes of production and consumption in order to understand the society in which they functioned. Such studies are seen to provide access to so
Digital Government II: Information Technology and Democratic Administration, Winter 2007
This seven-week course is the second in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. This second half of the course takes on emerging directions in democratic administration – and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The course locates recent and emerging digital or e-government initiatives in historical, institutional, a
Cartography and Visualization
This course is organized around seven projects and a capstone assignment. Each project includes readings, quizzes, and discussions about concepts and tools in cartography and visualization. Throughout the course, students complete “mile marker” assignments that are designed to help them progress toward the capstone assignment. Through the course projects, students confront realistic problem scenarios that incorporate such skills and concepts as creating symbolization schemes, coordinate syst
Problem Solving with GIS
The lessons in Geography 483 cover vector and raster analysis, attribute and spatial queries, joins and links, buffers, address geocoding, cartographic design, thematic mapping, surface interpolation, and much more. We give the people who feel they have the experience and skills covered in Geography 483 the option of testing out of the course by completing the final exam. This site outlines the requirements of that final exam. People who successfully complete the final exam (with a score of 70%
Flying the Fields
MSU is using drones to help improve farming and biofuels practices. Carolyn Malmstrom, associate professor of plant biology, explains how having close-up, aerial views of crops can improve yields and sustainability. This project was supported by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture and MSU AgBioResearch.
How To Make A Digi-Brick
This project examines a non-traditional method of construction generated through a digital design process that leverages digital fabrication techniques related to masonry construction. Where as architects? use of computers first affected shape and structure, it is now additionally affecting material, construction, and craft. This design proposal explores these concepts through the production of a wall using simple configuration and reconfiguration of a repeated module adaptable to differing and
Individualized Reading Instruction in the Elementary Grades, Winter 2008
Explores techniques for assessment of reading and writing skills and for development of individualized instruction in classroom settings; develops strategies for meeting the needs of individual students through the evaluation, utilization, and adaptation of commercial reading materials and through the formation of principles and techniques for producing effective teacher-prepared materials.
Management of Libraries and Information Services, Winter 2009
Information practice demands knowledge of all aspects of management and service delivery. This course introduces selected theories, principles and techniques of contemporary management science, and organizational behavior and their application to libraries and information services. Students develop skills in planning, organizing, personnel management, financial management, leading, marketing, stakeholder management, and coordinating functions in libraries and information services. Students also
Effect of transverse load on fiber bragg grating measurements (The)
The field of communications has been revolutionized by the advent of optical fiber. Optical fiber now connects most of the world carrying a vast amount of information through a very limited physical medium. To the materials engineer, optical fiber technology has stimulated interest in a new type of micro-sensor application, where the size, weight, and the ability to integrate the sensor into a material structure play a major role. Areas of interest currently include materials characterization, c
Geologic time: Eons, eras, and epochs
Not a geology major or mathematician? No worries! This publication contains resources designed to do three things. The first is to complement teacher content knowledge and its relationship to the nature of geologic science. Geology is not a laboratory-based science lending itself to traditional notions of controlled experiments; rather it is a historical science requiring different methods. Second, we supply teachers with hands-on/minds-on lessons to develop student understanding, and third, we
Lecture 22 - 11/12/2010
This is a free site for you to help adults learn English and improve basic reading, writing, speaking and life skills.
Railways - 25K OS map symbols
Symbols for railways on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 scale (Explorer) maps with photos of examples
Internet Scout Project
Eric Weisstein, the Technical Internet Encyclopedia Developer at the technical software company Wolfram Research, Inc., authors the World of Scientific Biography site. This section of the larger World of Science site is continually growing and includes over 1000 biographical entries of notable scientists throughout history. Visitors can search by keyword or browse by branch of science, gender/minority status, historical period, nationality, prize winners, and alphabetical index. And for those wh