"Seven All Together Went Down": A Family Disappears in the 1927 Mississippi Flood
The history of settlement around the Mississippi River is often depicted as a struggle of humankind against Nature. Yet the very richness and fertility of the soil in the Midwest and South is the direct result of the regular flooding of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. In April 1927, after more than a month of rain, the river overflowed its banks in a flood which inundated more than 16 million acres of land in seven states, destroyed 40,000 buildings, washed away over $100 million in c
"I Am Sorry Not to Be Hung": Oscar Neebe and the Haymarket Affair
The Chicago radicals convicted of the infamous May 4, 1886 Haymarket Square bombing in which one policeman was killed remained openly defiant to the end. Unlike the other seven men convicted of the bombing, Oscar Neebe, a New York-born labor organizer who had been raised in Germany, received not death, but a fifteen-year jail sentence. Although Neebe insisted (accurately) that "there is no evidence"that he had connection with the bombing, he maintained, in this brief address, his solidarity with
Some of the topics that this book addresses are: Vector spaces; finite-dimensional vector spaces; differential calculus; compactness and completeness; scalar product space; differential equations; multilenear functionals; integration; differentiable manifolds; integral calculus on manifolds; exterior calculus. Note: this is a 57 MB PDF Document.
American Museum of Natural History-Resources for Learning
This site presents a collection of scientific learning resources for educators, parents, kids, after-school coordinators, informal learning center staff, and anyone else interested in teaching or learning about science. The site provides a searchable database of resource materials, including activities (computer based and otherwise), curriculum materials, articles, evidence and analytical tools and procedures, exhibition materials, reference lists, and special collections of resources organized
The Constitution: Drafting a More Perfect Union
This lesson focuses on the drafting of the United States Constitution during the Federal Convention of 1787 in Philadelphia. Students will analyze an unidentified historical document and draw conclusions about what this document was for, who created it, and why. After the document is identified as George Washington’s annotated copy of the Committee of Style’s draft constitution, students will compare its text to that of an earlier draft by the Committee of Detail to understand the evolution
It's an ad!
How do marketers target kids -- and how can we teach kids to know the difference between advertising and fact? These websites provide strategies to build critical thinking skills for media literate kids.
Becoming an online teacher
For even the most experienced classroom teacher, teaching online requires a thoughtful transition to the new environment.
Darwin's Frog Avoids Snake by Floating Down Stream
This short video gives excellent real life footage of a Darwin's Frog floating down stream to avoid being eaten by snake. Students will enjoy the close up shot of the frog upside down floating in water. Discovered by Charles Darwin in the thick, gloomy forests of southern-central Chile, Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) possesses a distinctive appearance and an unusual biology. The head of this species has a triangular appearance due to the presence of a pronounced, fleshy proboscis
National Security and Civil Liberties - The Basic Legal and Ethical Controversies
The first of three panel discussions at SMU on October 22, 2011, at the conference on "National Security and Civil Liberties" was concerned the basic legal and ethical controversies. The conference was sponsored by SMU's John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies and the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility. The panel was chaired by Joseph F. Kobylka, Associate Professor of Political Science at SMU, Robin Lovin, the Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at SMU'
JIVE: Joint Institute for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) in Europe
Provided by the Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy (ASTRON), the Joint Institute for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) in Europe (JIVE) operates the EVN MkIV VLBI Data Processor and offers support to astronomers and the Telescope Network. The website offers clear summaries of many research topics pursued at the Institute including gravitational lensing, interstellar scintillation, and pulsar astrometry. Visitors can learn about the operational status and history of the EVN M
ISS Update - Jan. 23, 2012
The International Space Station video update for Jan. 23, 2012.
Coping with Cupid (1991) - extract
Viv Albertine of punk legends The Slits made this agreeably loopy short for the BFI in 1991. Three blonde extra-terrestrial investigators have just 48 hours to find love on Earth whilst trying to avoid the deadly "loneliness virus". They are aided on their quest by a number of talking heads, including filmmaker/musician Don Letts, feminist Shere Hite, journalist Ros Coward and members of the public. (Alex Davidson) You can see the complete film and over 2000 other titles free in BFI Mediatheque
20-Year Map of Global Rainfall
The distribution of rainfall on Earth follows clear patterns that can be traced to factors that influence cloud formation, such as the amount of solar heating, surface temperatures, topography, and proximity to moisture. In this visualization from NASA, observe the monthly distribution of global rainfall from January 1979 to January 2001, as illustrated by data gathered with a combination of remote-sensing and ground-based methods. (3mins)
n this introductory activity students see that sugar and food coloring dissolve in water but neither dissolves in oil. Based on their observations, students can conclude that both solids and liquids can dissolve, but they don't necessarily dissolve in all liquids. Through this activity, students will refine their definition of dissolve. There is a downloadable activity sheet that will be very helpful to educators, and will help students stay on track. An assessment sheet is also available on the
Spanish Consumer Health Information
This Web page from the 24 Languages Project out of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library provides access to sound files on various consumer health topics including chickenpox immunization, hepatitis B, alcoholism, smoking, and drug abuse, as well as health insurance, HIV, and cancer. A QuickTime plug-in, Real Media, Windows Media, or other MP3 player is needed in order to use the resources.
Feb. 10 - Breakingviews columnists discuss a patent dispute between Honeywell and Nest Labs over the iPod of thermostats.
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