"Kill the Indian, and Save the Man": Capt. Richard C. Pratt on the Education of Native Americans
Beginning in 1887, the federal government attempted to "Americanize" Native Americans, largely through the education of Native youth. By 1900 thousands of Native Americans were studying at almost 150 boarding schools around the United States. The U.S. Training and Industrial School founded in 1879 at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, was the model for most of these schools. Boarding schools like Carlisle provided vocational and manual training and sought to systematically strip away tribal cultur
At the opening of 'Freefall,' Gaby Agis is seen getting dressed in Western-influenced clothing. She runs through alleyways and streets. Meanwhile, on neighboring rooftops, women are dancing together across vast spaces. Agis eventually makes her way to one of these rooftops. In the second section, Agis and another woman are partnering together against a wall of aluminum siding. They bounce off one another and the wall. Following this, Agis makes her way into an area filled with lush vegetation. H
In this inquiry activity, students view NASA images of galaxies and develop a galaxy classification scheme. Students then compare and contrast their classification scheme with that developed by Edwin Hubble.
Earth from Space
This site presents selected photos of features and processes of the earth, including cities, as seen by astronauts from space. Photos are from the NASA Space Shuttle Earth Observations Photography database, which contains more than 375,000 images.
Trends of Snow Cover and Temperature in Alaska
The objective of this lesson is to compare NASA satellite data observations with student surface measurements of snow cover and temperature.
Exploring the Extreme
This site provides lessons on key concepts in the design and flight of F-15 fighter planes. Lessons (K-8) focus on center of gravity; its relationship to thrust vectoring, pitch, and yaw; how thrust is created in a jet engine; how vectoring (directing the thrust from a jet engine) affects movement of a plane; and fuel efficiency and drag.
Infrared Astronomy Tutorial
examines infrared light, how it was discovered, infrared astronomy, atmospheric windows, and more. An infrared astronomy timeline is included, along with links to news and discoveries, images, and classroom activities.
Chandra X-ray Observatory
features news and information about NASA's newest space telescope. As the world's most powerful X-rayobservatory, Chandra joins the Hubble Space Telescope and NASA's other observatories in a study of our universe, providing insights into the universe's structure and evolution. Visitors can track Chandra in orbit, watch live images from NASA-TV, and learn more about prior shuttle launch preparations.
Geography Game: PlaceSpotting
PlaceSpotting is a new geography game based on Google Maps. You get a picture of a place somewhere on earth and some hints and have to find this place on a moveable Google map. You can also create new "map-riddles" for your friends.
San Francisco Arts Commission
Whether you’re a teaching artist yourself, a classroom teacher, a community program director, a parent, a young poet, or someone simply curious about the work of sharing writing with young people, please explore the information we’ve gathered here. WritersCorps teaching artists are independent at their sites, and are also part of a group that meets often. Trainings and meetings allow our teachers to support — and share with — each other.
Alternative discussion formats: museum exhibit design
Designing museum exhibits encourages students to think creatively and to use a wide range of thinking skills.
Large groups of children are likely to scare off mammals, but they can learn to identify tracks to learn more about the animals that left them.
MODIS Snow Cover over Europe
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) provides data in 36 spectral bands, some of which are used in an algorithm to map global snow cover. The animation shows the dynamic behavior of the advance and retreat of continental snow cover over Europe for the winter of 2001-02 from MODIS-derived 8-day composite snow maps with a spatial resolution of about 5 km.
UW 360 January 2011: Bebe Miller
The UW's Chamber Dance Company has a mission: to present, record and archive modern dance works of historical and artistic significance. In the fall of 2011, members of the company performed dances by choreographer Bebe Miller and had the opportunity to work with her directly. UW 360 profiles the fascinating people, programs and community connections that define the University of Washington. The show looks at a wide range of UW topics from solar energy, to heart tissue regeneration, to neighb
Conus catus strikes a fish
This two minute video shows a fish-hunting cone snail strikes its prey with a venomous harpoon, causes paralysis, and eats it.
Pizza Pip : Luister- of leesopdracht Dit is een werkblad bij het leesboekje van Zonnekind: Pizza Pip. Het werkblad werd opgesteld voor OKAN-leerlingen en kan gebruikt worden als luister-of leesopdracht. De leerlingen moeten een aantal meerkeuzevragen …
Dit is een werkblad bij het leesboekje van Zonnekind: Pizza Pip.
Het werkblad werd opgesteld voor OKAN-leerlingen en kan gebruikt worden als luister-of leesopdracht. De leerlingen moeten een aantal meerkeuzevragen …
Math Snacks: Bad Date (Ratios)
This episode introduces ratios.
Math Snacks are short animations designed to help learners "get it". Each snack presents a mathematical concept, particularly those addressed in grades 6, 7, and 8. Ideal for use in a classroom or on your own, they can even be placed on mobile devices for "homework". To play the mini-games, please visit the Math Snacks web site at www.mathsnacks.com
HK traders want their long lunches
Jan. 13 - HK's stock market traders protest another planned reduction in their lunch break, saying it does not increase business or volumes. Arnold Gay reports.
Kemp's Ridley Turtle Hatchlings Heading Toward the Sea
This short video gives excellent real life footage of many Kemp's Ridley Turtle hatchlings making their way to the sea after emerging from their nests. Kemp’s ridley turtle is the most severely endangered marine turtle in the world; in the 1980s only a few hundred females were observed nesting, although the population is now showing signs of recovery. It is also one of the smallest turtles, with adults weighing less than 45 kilograms. This is a great resource to help build background
Red Admiral Butterfly--An Overview
This short video gives excellent close up, real life footage of a Red Admiral Butterfly in its natural environment. The red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) is a familiar butterfly, and is easy to identify thanks to its striking patterning; the black forewings feature prominent red bars and white spots. The undersides of the hindwings are delicately patterned with brown and black, which provides excellent camouflage when this butterfly is roosting on tree trunks. This is a great resourc