53 minute video on doing fieldwork
Narrated by Alan Macfarlane, Professor of Anthropological Science at the University of Cambridge, this 53-minute film takes the viewer through the fieldwork endevaour, from leaving one's own country through to getting back to it after fieldwork. Students of anthropology about to embark on fieldwork are the target audience.
Help and a New Deal
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (photographed in 1935 with his wife, Eleanor) created the New Deal as a solution for bringing the United States out of the Great Depression. The New Deal created a new role for the federal government, one that involved infusing money into the economy largely through the creation of new jobs and social programs. One photograph shows Roosevelt signing the Social Security Act of 1935, which was designed to keep citizens from becoming destitute. The New Deal also
Dust Bowl Migration
In 1931, a severe drought hit the Southern and Midwestern plains. As crops died and winds picked up, dust storms began. As the "Dust Bowl" photograph shows, crops literally blew away in "black blizzards" as years of poor farming practices and over-cultivation combined with the lack of rain. By 1934, 75% of the United States was severely affected by this terrible drought.The one-two punch of economic depression and bad weather put many farmers out of business. In the early 1930s, thousands of Dus
Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
Travel to Egypt, the land where the Book of the Dead of Amen-em-hat was written over 2,300 years ago and uncover the story of this mystical scroll. Acquired in the early 20th century, this beautiful papyrus scroll was recently restored and temporarily brought out of the vaults for display. Visitors can still see fragments of the Scroll and this video installation in the Galleries of Africa: Egypt.
Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy Introduces New Early Hominid Skeleton
Kent State University Professor of Anthropology Dr. C. Owen Lovejoy, Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and their colleagues have announced the discovery of an important new early hominid partial skeleton from Ethiopia. The 3.6 million-year-old partial skeleton, nicknamed "Kadanuumuu," belonged to "Lucy's" species, Australopithecus afarensis.
Changes in Southern Politics
The political landscape in the South underwent significant change during the twentieth century. Political and social change in Southern states was directly connected to some of the landmark events of American history, particularly the Civil Rights Movement. An understanding of the role of politics in the South is essential to comprehension of the history and culture of the region. The oral histories in this site illuminate changes in Southern politics from the end of the Civil War up to the pre
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Visits Kent
Kent State University President Lester A. Lefton and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan welcomed Ray LaHood, U.S Secretary of Transportation, to the future Kent Central Gateway site July 9. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Secretary LaHood's agency will contribute $20 million to fund the project, changing the face of downtown Kent.
The Story of Tobacco Bag Stringing
Throughout the tobacco-growing regions of the American South during the Great Depression, individuals and families earned much-needed income by sewing drawstrings into small cotton tobacco bags. The images in this collection are from a report in the North Carolina Collection documenting tobacco bag stringing work in North Carolina and Virginia in 1939.
This lesson introduces an anthropometric measurement system developed to identify and track people in the penal system in late 19th and early 20th century. Students conduct a guided experiment and discussions while collecting anthropometric measurements, exploring the impact of experimental errors in a scientific system, and explaining their observations/findings in writing.
American Women's Dime Novel Project
Dime novels written by women were once enormously popular with their readers, but the genre has been neglected for most of its history by scholars, collectors, and libraries. The genre suffers from the double burden of being both popular and written for working-class women. This project hopes to overcome the history of oversight to both the form and its readers by providing information about the novels themselves, the authors, the readers, and nineteenth century public reaction. This site is a
Object of History
The Object of History is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. The project was conceived of in an effort to find a low cost way for students and teacher of U.S. History to have access to the museum’s collections and the expertise of the curators. As a result the materials on the site are designed to improve students’ content knowledge of standard topics in U.S. History and to imp
Greek American Experiences Between Two Cultures
Greek American Experiences Between Two Cultures is an online oral history project that provides an opportunity for Greek Americans to record and access stories, anecdotes and personal histories via the world wide web. Through the modern technology of the internet, it is possible for site visitors to both post stories about their families' experiences as Greek Americans and to read about the experiences of others. Thus, the site serves as a unique and freely accessible archive of oral histories f
This site invites you to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an experimental, interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife’s Tale, both based upon the remarkable diary of 18th-century midwife/healer Martha Ballard. Although DoHistory is centered on the life of Martha Ballard, you can learn basic skills and techniques for interpreting fragments that survive from any period in history.
I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
USC School of Pharmacy: Hands-on Experiences
For students at the USC School of Pharmacy, practical hands-on experiences begin early and continue throughout the four-year curriculum, ranging from externships to an over-the-counter class, to clerkships and elective opportunities for interactions with patients. Learn more about the University of Southern California: http://www.usc.edu Learn more about the USC School of Pharmacy: http://www.usc.edu/schools/pharmacy/
Letter Sound Activities
FreeReading is an open source instructional program that helps educators teach early literacy. Because it is open source, it represents the collective wisdom of a wide community of teachers and researchers. FreeReading contains Letter Sound Activities, a page of sequential and supplemental activities that helps teachers teach students how to recognize printed letters and say the most common sound for each letter.
Linkage Mapping a Mutation in Arabidopsis
Since Alfred Sturtevant constructed the first genetic map of a Drosophilachromosome in 1913, new mutations have been mapped using his method of linkage analysis. Determining the map position of a new mutation -- and its corresponding gene -- consists of testing for linkage with a number of previously mapped genes or DNA markers. Linkage is the principle that the closer two genes or markers are located to one another on a chromosome, the greater the chance that they will be inherited together as
Beginning Meditation Instruction
Meditation can help you attain mental clarity and manage the stresses of college life! Anthony Kubiak is a professor of Drama, specializing in modern theater and performance. He has published books on the role of theater in American society, and theater's associations with terrorism. “I am interested in strangeness. Not weirdness, or edginess, or in-your-faceness, exactly, but rather the deeply disturbing human riddles that won’t go away. That haunt us. Why are we so violent, and yet so capa
Implications for Educators of Gifted Minority Students This webinar addresses critical issues regarding diverse learners in gifted education and provides tips on how to meet their educational needs. Cultural and academic considerations are explored as well as the challenges minority students confront in dealing with the American education system. Diane Boothe, D.P.A, is Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Curriculum Instruction and Foundational Studies at Boise State University. She has an extensive record of scholarly acti
This webinar addresses critical issues regarding diverse learners in gifted education and provides tips on how to meet their educational needs. Cultural and academic considerations are explored as well as the challenges minority students confront in dealing with the American education system.
Diane Boothe, D.P.A, is Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Curriculum Instruction and Foundational Studies at Boise State University. She has an extensive record of scholarly acti
Utah Studies--Early Native Americans in Utah
This activity will help you discover if the environment affected some of the early Native American inhabitants of Utah.