Glidden's Patent Application for Barbed Wire
This lesson presents the drawing and description that helped Joseph Glidden, a farmer from De Kalb, Illinois, win a patent for barbed wire in 1874. Glidden's design remains today the most familiar style of barbed wire. This site also examines the considerable impact of barbed wire on the economy, society, and politics in the West.
Pioneer Life With Laura
Through literature, both fiction and nonfiction, the learner will develop an understanding of and an appreciation for: Why pioneers left their homes and families to journey west; The hardships pioneers faced on the journey and as they built a new life on the frontier; Family life on the frontier; Building a community; Destruction of the way of life of the Plains Indians and their forced movement to reservations; Effects the pioneers had on the natural environment.
Cardiovascular Function Lab
The CFL simulation includes two models: the original Isolated Heart Lab, which models an isolated left ventricle, and a new Closed Circulation Lab The Closed Circulation Lab models the entire circulatory loop: left ventricle, peripheral circulation, right ventricle, and pulmonary circulation. Both models include numerous input parameters that can be controlled by the user. Some of these parameters are shown in Figures 1 and 2. By manipulating these physiological variables, students can
Digital Government 1: Information Technology and Democratic Politics, Winter 2009
Course is the first in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. Whereas the second course focuses on challenges and innovations in democratic administration, this first course focuses on theories and practices of democratic politics and the shifting role of information technologies in supporting, transforming, and understanding these. The first half of the course seeks to ground co
Digital Government I: Information Technology and Democratic Politics, Winter 2007
This seven-week course is the first in a two-part sequence exploring contemporary practices, challenges, and opportunities at the intersection of information technology and democratic governance. This first half of the course focuses on theories and practices of democratic politics and the shifting role of information technologies in shaping, transforming, and understanding these. The course seeks to ground contemporary discussions around IT and politics in various flavors of democratic, polit
The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food
This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health and well-being of every human. Topics include taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort and friendship, eating as social ritual, and social norms of blame for food problems. The politics of food discusses issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, genetically modified foods, nutrition policy, and the influence of food and agriculture industries. Also examined are prob
Poker and Strategic Thinking
In this course we will work from the idea that there is merit in a poker way of thinking when analyzing real life situations. We think the skills important to playing winning poker, and ideas behind these skills, have merit in other fields. The goals of the course are to introduce the use of ideas from the poker world in skills of life, business, politics and international relations. We will specifically delve into the use of poker in: 1.Strategic thinking 2.Game Theory, Risk and Business 3.So
Open Creative Nonfiction Writing
This course concerns the writing of creative nonfiction, which involves the writing of true life events in creative form. Creativity comes into play with the style or manner in which the writer relates her story to the reader. Facts are raw, but also contextual. In creative nonfiction, context is perspective; and perspective is what makes a story interesting. Essentially, creative nonfiction is very similar (and some might even say nearly the same) to fiction; the main difference is whether the
Introduction to Cyberpunk Literature
This course covers the works of the four major writers of cyberpunk: William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Neal Stephenson, and Pat Cadigan. Other theoretical and scholarly texts that articulate cyberpunk as a site of intellectual and literary investigation will be read and will inform discussions . Popular films (Blade Runner and The Matrix) which are good examples of cyberpunk films are will also be referred to. The thematic concerns of cyberpunk, that speak directly to contemporary issues like gl
John Higgins on William Blake
On Thursday 22 October the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) Great Texts Big Questions lecturer is John Higgins a highly respected Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Cape Town (UCT) who will discuss a lyric by William Blake "Never seek to tell thy love love that never told can be." Higgins will show how readings of a single poem can also serve to exemplify some of the main intellectual and analytic currents of the past forty years including
Captured Wisdom in Middle School
This site presents stories about successful teaching in middle school. Learn how an e-mail list helped students write better historical fiction, or how fifth-grade students planned a virtual vacation using cd-roms, travel books, and the Internet.
Alberto Toscano will be debating his counter-history of fanaticism, in which he argues that fanaticism has played a critical role in forming modern politics. Robert Eaglestone is professor of contemporary literature and thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. Alberto Toscano is senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Endo 2 Tech Paper Presentation 5/5
Anderson et al., 2006: paper presented by Endometriosis 2 team in 20.380, Spring 2011
15 Feb 2011: U.S. Human Spaceflight: Continuity and Stability
On Feb. 1, 2010, the Obama administration announced its plan to develop a new commercial manned spaceflight capability; NASA subsequently awarded $50 million in grants to five private firms as a first step to implement the vision of turning over space transportation to the commercial sector. Virginia A. Barnes, president and CEO of United Space Alliance, and George Jeffs, a member of the Space Shuttle Management Independent Review Team, will lead a panel discussion on the viability of flying the
John Rylands Library BL15862 JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Deansgate, Manchester. Interior view, showing a staircase and architectural details as seen from a half-landing. The library was completed in 1899 to the designs of architect Basil Champneys, and was commissioned by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her late husband. The library is a fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Photog
JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, Deansgate, Manchester. Interior view, showing a staircase and architectural details as seen from a half-landing. The library was completed in 1899 to the designs of architect Basil Champneys, and was commissioned by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands in memory of her late husband. The library is a fine example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Photog
TED415 Session 6 Spring 2011
TED415 Multicultural Education Session Six 02/27/11 Jeff Miller
IPL: Research at the Interface - Food science, Microbiology, Marine Science and Chemistry
Professor Phil Bremer, Department of Food Science, Division of Science. Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on November 18, 2010. Held November 24, 2010.
Christian the Lion: Release and Reunion
This video contains actual film footage of Christian the Lion being released in Africa and the emotional reunion with his owners. The song " I Will Always Love You" plays in the background. This would be a good video to show as students are reading the final chapters of Christian the Lion books. ( 4:44)
Libyans get food aid from Egypt
Volunteers pack food for Libyans in Benghazi as foreign workers evacuated to Greece talk about their escape.