Actions speak louder than words.
"The Land of Liberty" was the ironic title of this cartoon published in an 1847 edition of the British satirical weekly Punch. As the cartoon suggests, Americans faced a number of dilemmas and crises that came to revolve around the institution of slavery and its expansion into the West. As slavery became ...
"Identify them by their garb."
The Democratic party arrived at its 1968 convention in Chicago torn apart by the Vietnam war and the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. As delegates and protestors arrived in Chicago in late August 1968, the Chicago American newspaper published a guide to the cast of characters" ...
The Bloody Massacre
With ongoing protests against the Townshend Duties, waterfront jobs scarce due to nonimportation, and poorly-paid, off-duty British troops competing for jobs, clashes between American laborers and British troops became frequent after 1768. In Boston, tensions mounted rapidly in 1770 until a confrontation ...
The Boston Massacre, ca. 1868.
The Boston Massacre became an important symbol for radicals who used the incident to build popular opposition to British rule. For thirteen years after the incident, Boston observed March 5, the anniversary of the incident, as a day of public mourning. Artists continued to redraw, repaint, and reinterpret ...
"The Bostonians paying the excise-man, or tarring and feathering."
A 1774 British print depicted the tarring and feathering of Boston Commissioner of Customs John Malcolm. Tarring and feathering was a ritual of humiliation and public warning that stopped just short of serious injury. Victims included British officials such as Malcolm and American merchants who violated ...
Baseball Cards, 1887-1914
This site presents 2,100 early baseball cards. The cards show such legendary figures as Ty Cobb stealing third base, Tris Speaker batting, and pitcher Cy Young formally posing. Other notable players include Connie Mack, Walter Johnson, King Kelly, and Christy Mathematics and Statisticsewson.
Learning and Memory
This video give tips on how to use current events to help children learn about the world.
Pearl Harbor: Americas Introduction into World War II
Pearl Harbor attack. This video details the facts and consequences of the attack on Pearl Harbor, made by Japan against the US military base. It emphasizes the U.S. role in World War II and the events leading up to the attack on Pearl harbor. A lot of statistics. A map of the area and the location of the ships as well would be of great benefit for students as well as a map of the Pacific.
Funding Thunder Lizard Entrepreneurs - Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate Fund)
Stanford Engineering lecturer and FLOODGATE partner Ann Miura-Ko offers insight into the democratization of innovation in the Internet age, and its affect on investment cycles. Additionally, Miura-Ko speaks candidly about the need to test business models, her firm's desire to be an advocate for "thunder lizard" entrepreneurs, and the challenges of achieving true work/life balance.
How Ideas Take Flight - Jennifer Aaker (Stanford GSB)
Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jennifer Aaker shares the power behind creating ideas that can build momentum. Through her research on the perception of happiness and meaning, Aaker describes how these concepts relate to a successful and powerful social media campaign. A well-planned effort catches audience attention and offers them an engaging story. Aaker, co-author of The Dragonfly Effect, also offers several personal and corporate examples of effective viral campaigns that gar
A quiz about Britain
Questions in this test are drawn from British Citizenship testing. However they form a quiz about Britain which is of general interest.
Old Testament Quiz: Kings, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Hosea
70 questions testing basic knowledge of the text of the Books of the Kings, Ezekiel, Isaiah and Hosea. The quiz is based on the King James Bible and written from a Christian perspective.
TRACE: A Coronal Loop with a Co-temporal Yohkoh Soft X-ray Image Overlaid
An image of a coronal loop from TRACE, with a co-temporal soft x-ray image from YOKOH overlaid
How do you like your fairy tales? Scary or sanitized? The Baby Website recently surveyed 3,000 British parents about fairy tales and the r
The Baby Website recently surveyed 3,000 British parents about fairy tales and the r
National and Imperial Power in 19th-Century U.S. Travel Fiction
This module considers strategies for teaching George Dunham's travel journal A Journey to Brazil in conjunction with nineteenth-century U.S. travel fiction.
Biography: H.G. Wells: Time Traveler
Herbert George Wells is best know as the author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and other works of striking invention that pioneered 20th century science fiction.
This video is a brief history of King Tut.(Amateur video)
Video presentation accompanied with text. "During the years following the American Revolution, foreign relations remained contentious. The Revolution freed American trade from the restrictions of British mercantilism. Americans could now trade directly with foreign powers, and a valuable Far Eastern trade developed where none had existed before. The Empress of China sailed from New York to Canton, China, carrying furs, cotton, and the spice ginseng and returning with silk, tea, and other luxury
Economic Situation - Land Ordinances in the Old Northwest
Video presentation accompanied with text. "Throughout the Revolutionary War era, America did not have an effective centralized government to address a growing financial crisis. The British Navigation Acts once benefited the colonists, but now that they were a new country the Navigation laws restricted trade with the West Indies and other British ports. Manufacturing had been stimulated by pre-war non-importation agreements and by the war itself, and now there was nothing sustaining America’s m
Aeneid 9 (1, 50-57)
Here Juno comes to the lands of Aeolus, the immortal king of the winds.