The Hispano Ranchos of Northern New Mexico: Continuity and Change
This site features the small subsistence farms, or ranchos, created by Hispanos, early Spanish settlers of New Mexico, during the 1800s in the mountain valleys of the Pecos and Mora rivers. Houses were built from the same adobe used to construct Indian pueblos and Spanish missions, with decorative details ...
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Islamic Art and Culture: A Resource for Teachers
In this packet we look at works that span nearly a thousand years—from shortly after the foundation of Islam in the seventh century to the seventeenth century when the last two great Islamic empires—the Ottoman and the Safavid—had reached their peak. Although the definition of Islamic art usually includes work made in Mughal India, it is beyond the scope of this packet. The works we will look at here come from as far west as Spain and as far east as Afghanistan.
Alexander Graham Bell's Patent for the Telephone and Thomas Edison's Patent for the Electric Lamp
This lesson introduces students to significant inventions of the late 19th century and examines the power of Congress to pass laws related to the granting of patents. It correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences. It also has cross-curricular connections with history, government, language arts, and science.
This site features more than a dozen moments in history -- Washington's worry that Britain was spreading smallpox among American troops (1775), Jefferson's observations of the French revolution (1789), Truman's first meeting with Stalin (1945), and others.
Aristotle Part 1
A video about Aristotle. He is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his obse
Aristotle Part 3
Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in
Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only
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Native America: Westward Expansion
The Treaty of 1855 forced the American Indians to move to reservations. This video is a slow loader. An overview of the impact of the government on the Native Americans.
What is a Planet?
What is a planet? This question has been pondered by many since the early Greeks came up with the word "planetes." Since then the number of "planets" in our solar system has fluctuated, sometimes numbering as high as 15, before it was determined that some were actually asteroids. (07;06)
"Evolution of Physical Oceanography, Spring 2007"
" Evolution of Physical Oceanography was created to mark the career of Henry M. Stommel, the leading physical oceanographer of the 20th Century and a longtime MIT faculty member. The authors of the different chapters were asked to describe the evolution of their subject over the history of physical oceanography, and to provide a survey of the state-of-the-art of their subject as of 1980. Many of the chapters in this textbook are still up-to-date descriptions of active scientific fields, and all
When Work is Done
This is a lesson plan that uses photographs as primary sources and that can help students develop historical analysis skills. After completing the introductory lesson using photographs as primary sources, students compile their own albums based on a thesis statement about life in the 20th century.
Reservation Controversies: Then and Now
This activity is built around two scenarios that help students understand issues related to American Indian reservations. Under one scenario, set in 1973, the student plays the role of agent for a Comanche Indian reservation. Under a contemporary scenario, the student is cast as a new congressional ...
American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I and the 1920 Election, 1918-1920
This site consists of 59 sound recordings of speeches by American leaders at the turn of the century. Speakers include Warren G. Harding, James Cox, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Samuel Gompers, Henry Cabot Lodge, and John J. Pershing.
Votes for Women: Selections from NAWSA Collection, 1848-1921
This site consists of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library's collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The collection includes works from the libraries of ...
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry
This site provides a selection of more than 500 letters, lectures, photos, articles, and sound recordings related to the birth of the recording industry. Hear auctioneers, animal calls, musical instruments, and Native American songs, Italian songs, Swedish songs, and more. Berliner (1851-1929), an immigrant and largely self-educated man, was responsible for the development of the microphone and the flat recording disc and gramophone player.
This site profiles Presidential inaugurations of the past using primary sources from the American Memory historical collections of the Library of Congress. Through images, film, and personal recollections users can view the pomp and circumstance of Inaugurations.