"A Traitor to the Movement"?: A Former SDS and Women's Liberation Activist Testifies before Congress
Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was founded in 1962 to change the world by fostering participatory democracy and personal authenticity. Heavily influenced by civil rights organizations, SDS initially operated in inner cities and college campuses to combat racism and discrimination. By the mid-1960s, many activists focused on antiwar activities as American troop involvement in Vietnam escalated. Frustrated with male domination in SDS, leftist women formed feminist splinter groups that eve
"A Rale Boost to Lithrachoor": A Humorist Lampoons Libraries
The founders of the great libraries of the 19th century were often ambivalent about whether their goal was to disseminate or conserve knowledge. They were also uncertain about the intended audience. John Cotton Dana of the Newark Public Library was atypical in his populist stance that "it is a proper function of a library to amuse." He argued that a "shallow mind" was better than an "empty one." Other librarians preferred to see themselves as cultivators of public taste and their buildings as up
A German Jewish Woman Settles in North Dakota
Women who settled the West in the years after the Civil War often faced harsh and unremitting toil. Laboring from well before dawn until well after the sun had set, women helped plant and harvest crops, raised large families, and kept house with the most rudimentary of equipment. Long periods of isolation from neighbors and kin were common; social occasions or visits by travelers and kin were rare and cherished events. Sarah Thal, a German Jew who immigrated to North Dakota in 1882, recalled tha
"A German Beer Garden on Sunday Evening."
Between 1820 and 1860, 1,500,000 immigrants arrived in America from Germany. Many of the new arrivals who settled in cities such as New York worked as shopkeepers and skilled tradesmen, although many more worked as employees in construction, brewing, and manufacturing. Although German immigrants did not mix politics and liquor, reformers were disconcerted by the atmosphere of their social establishments. Unlike the bars in Irish neighborhoods, the beer gardens catered to whole families. As this
"A Damaging Impression of Hollywood Has Spread": Movie "Czar" Eric Johnston Testifies before HUAC
The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) held hearings in October 1947 on Communist activity in Hollywood. In the following testimony, Eric Johnston, a successful businessman who in 1945 succeeded Will H. Hays as President of the Motion Picture Association of America--the industry's institution for self-regulation--defended Hollywood against HUAC's attacks and complained vigorously that the "atmosphere of fear" resulting from the investigation precluded the production of "good and ho
New e-learning services based on mobile and ubiquitous computing: Ubi-learn project
Ubiquitous and mobile learning concerns building applications in highly dynamic and heterogeneous environments to bring computation into the real, physical world. This paper presents UbiLearn a distributed Learning platform with Nomads Objects and new e-learning services based on.
Earth Explorers Series
Who Are NASA's Earth Explorers? The elementary school student questioning if El Nino occurs anywhere besides the Pacific Ocean... The researcher investigating connections between Arctic ozone depletion and global climate change... The consumer comparing hydrocarbon versus hydrogen-powered cars... And the business person projecting future needs for harvest, delivery, and storage of crops... All of these people are Earth Explorers -- they are all connected by their curiosity about Earth system pro
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
With this online activity, students explore the classic mathematics map-coloring question known as the four-color problem. Students must determine the minimum number of colors needed to color a map so that entities sharing a border have different colors. Initially, students investigate the minimum number of colors necessary to color a map of states west of the Mississippi River. The activity's Getting Started section suggests coloring the states in a specific order. The Solution page uses odd an
Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
This online activity offers students a chance to apply the concept of symmetry to a real archaeology question. The activity calls for a hands-on solution to the initial challenge of determining the size of a plate from only a fragment or shard. Related math questions offer the opportunity to think about lines of symmetry for a variety of shapes. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The activi
Carbonated Grape Salad with Goat Cheese
What else can you do with a fresh table grape besides eat it? Chefs active in the realm of molecular gastronomy are manipulating ingredients in ways never imagined. Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America was asked to develop some contemporary recipes with California Table Grapes. He challenged himself to probe this frontier. "The idea came from one of my colleagues," says Samuel, "You put the grapes in a whipping-cream canister with wine and then charge it. You have to prick the
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
German verbs: regular and irregular
Angelehnt an den Deutschunterricht in der Humboldtschule in Costa Rica. Übe regelmäßige und unregelmäßige Verben gemäß den wichtigsten Ablautreihen konjugieren. The module contains the following levels:* Regular and Irregular German Verbs: do you know them all?* German tenses (1) regular Verbs* German tenses (2) irregular verbs* German tenses (3) irregular Verbs (ei-i-i)* German tenses (3) irregular Verbs (i-a-u)* German tenses (5) irregular Verbs (ei-ie-ie)* German tenses (6) irregular V
German Spelling Grade VI The module contains the following levels:* Test yourself - Wo sind meine Schwächen?* Words with e, ai or ie / Wörter mit (ai
Angelehnt an den Deutschunterricht in der Humboldtschule in Costa Rica (6. Klasse). Rechtschreibübungen anhand einfacher Satzbeispiele und gemäß häufiger Fehlergruppen (Doppellaute, s/ss/ß, z/tz/tzt und k/ck/chs/cks, Umlaute). Correct common German spelling errors by practicing with a variety of exercises grouped by error groups using easy to understand sentences.
The module contains the following levels:* Test yourself - Wo sind meine Schwächen?* Words with e, ai or ie / Wörter mit (ai
German: regular verbs
Practise regular German verbs in different tenses (Präsens, Präteritum, Perfekt). Version 01 contains over 450 verbs.Übe die Konjungation von regelmäßigen bzw. schwachen Verben in verschiedenen Zeitformen.The module contains the following levels:* Verben: schwache und starke Verben* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Präsens* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Prateritum* Schwache Verben: Konjugation wie "lieben", Perfekt* Präsens - Präteritum - Perfekt gemischt
German Economy - 1871 to Weimer
Was the German Economy modernised in 1871? What developments took place during Kaiser Reich? What problems did Germany face following World War One?
Listening, speaking, grammar: Ich möchte ein Zimmer buchen!
At the end of this lesson you can book a hotel room in a German-speaking country. You practice the declension of the articles.
Design and Graphics Communications
The Design Process is a modern approach to the teaching of practical skills in schools, colleges and universities. It is sometimes called Product Design. In this course learners will learn how to define the Design Proces and explain the framework of design. This course discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the design process and it illustrates the design process diagrammatically. It explains problem identification techniques and discusses ways of analysing products to be designed. In add
Kermit and Elmo LOUD and QUIET
difference between loud and quiet
The Zimmermann Telegram
This is lesson plan aims to help students understand the causes of World War I and why the U.S. intervened. In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, von Eckhardt, offering U.S. territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause. This telegram helped draw the United States into the war.
Islam, Secularisms and Law across Europe
'The first 3 minutes are missing due to a technical fault.' This lecture will draw on the understandings of Islam and secularism that have been explored in earlier talks to compare recent processes of social and legal adaptation across Europe, with a focus on the contrast between England and France and further comparisons of North American and German legal cases.