African-American Sheet Arts, 1850-1920
This collection consists of 1,305 pieces of African-American sheet music dating from 1850 through 1920. The collection includes many songs from the heyday of antebellum black face minstrelsy in the 1850s and from the abolitionist movement of the same period. Numerous titles are associated with the novel and the play Uncle Tom's Cabin. Civil War period music includes songs about African-American soldiers and the plight of the newly emancipated slave. Post-Civil War music reflects the problems of
A Civil War Soldier in the Wildcat Regiment
A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment: Selections from the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers documents the Civil War experience of Captain Tilton C. Reynolds, a member of the 105th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Comprising 164 library items, or 359 digital images, this online presentation includes correspondence, photographs, and other materials dating between 1861 and 1865. The letters feature details of the regiment's movements, accounts of military engagements, and descriptions of the da
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation, U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873
This site includes documents from the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention and ratification debates, and the first two federal congresses. These documents record American history in the words of those who built our government.
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.
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.
Financial management in the European Union
This site provides access to the full text of the report published by the House of Commons Public Accounts select committee in June 2009, as HC 698 session 2009-10. The 20 page report provides an assessment of the financial management and performance of the EU. It covers efficiency, anti-fraud measures in EU accounting and future reforms required.
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.
Speaking skills, pronunciation: Were machen Sie gern?
You practice your pronunciation and speaking skills in relation to arranging to meet a friend in your free time.
Mark Twain at Mono Lake: Chapters 38 and 39 of Mark Twain's Roughing It
This book excerpt is from Roughing It, Mark Twain's humorous account of his western travels in the late 1860's. The excerpt includes Chapters 38 and 39, which account for Twain's visit to Mono Lake. While the text contains exaggerations (often deliberate) and some factual errors, it is an enjoyable historical reference. This Mono Basin Clearinghouse site provides a menu of additional Mono Lake related webpages including reports and studies database, reports and studies online, raw data, field no
Collaboration via Slime Mold
This hands-on activity gives students the opportunity to use skills and concepts developed in a unit on cells with an unknown organism. They are asked to design and complete a controlled experiment which attempts to answer a simple question about the slime mold Physarum. The activity includes background information, preparation time, abstract, materials, procedure, evaluation, and additional thoughts. The activity is part of The Access Excellence Fellows Collection, an archive of the favorite cl