Retooling Early Stage Development - Steve Blank (Serial Entrepreneur)
Ninety-percent of Silicon Valley's start-ups fail not because of faulty product, but because they don't tap the right market and they don't know their customer. Well-seasoned serial entrepreneur Steve Blank drafts a new model for plotting the path between good idea and market success.
Race and Place: An African American Community the Jim Crow South
Race and Place is an archive about the racial segregation laws, or the 'Jim Crow' laws from the late 1880s until the mid-twentieth century. The focus of the collection is the town of Charlottesville in Virginia. The Jim Crow laws segregated African-Americans from white Americans in public places such as schools, and school buses. The archive contains photos, letters, two regional censuses and a flash map of the town of Charlottesville. The Jim Crow laws were not overturned until the important Br
Tracking the Internet into the 21st Century (January 9, 2008)
computer science, internet, technology, google, statistics, math, research, development, mobile devices, network, internet history, IPv6, change
5A. Technology and Policy Implications of Global Energy Scenarios for the 21st Century
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5. Technology and Policy Implications of Global Energy Scenarios for the 21st Century
efficient, energy, sustainable, resources, industrialization, security, invest, public, fossil, fuel, policy, report, compete, scenario, climate, impact, model, scenario, technique, scenario, analyze, future, primary, carbon, emit, pollution, renewable, c
The International System in the Twentieth Century (HIST 102)
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19. Barack Obama's American Dream (December 6, 2007)
African-American history, black history, modern history, Modern Freedom Struggle, Clay Carson, black culture, civil rights movement, civil rights, black power
African-American History: The Modern Freedom Struggle Course Syllabus
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Native American Folklore
In this lesson students will familiarize themselves with the Western landscape through both Native American folklore and George Catlin's paintings of the prairie. After reading several Native American legends, students will compose and illustrate their own legend.
Smithsonian Source: Native American History
This section is intended to supplement the curricula, textbooks, and materials you currently use for lessons on Native history. The teacher-developed resources in the section will enhance the classroom experience for both you and your students. You might get started by reviewing the video on Lakota winter counts.
Smithsonian American Art Museum Education
We have digitized and indexed dozens of SAAM's free educational materials for your use. Teacher guides are listed with corresponding standards and grade levels for your convenience. Be sure to check back periodically, as more resources will be added. SAAM's online features contain interactive or media-rich assets that can easily be used by educators in the classroom. Students can learn by viewing media or taking part in various online activities. Online activities such as Catlin Classroom have
North American Mammals
Welcome to the National Museum of Natural History's North American Mammals Web site. This is a searchable database of all living mammals of North America.
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden
This site examines the job of a president, the balance of power with the Supreme Court and Congress, and ways presidents have communicated with the public. Features include the battle sword of George Washington, the lap desk on which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, and the top hat worn by Abraham Lincoln the night he was assassinated.
8. From African To African American (October 10, 2008)
history, social science, anthropology, cultural studies, philosophy, ethics, theory, slavery, economy, tobacco, plantation, labor, crop, indentured servant, race, law, statute, religion, pagan, demography, revolution, fertility, labor cycle, life expectan
3. When Abigail and John Met George and Charlotte, or, The American Rebellion Viewed from London (Ma
History, politics, American history, American Revolution, founders, Great Britain, Europe, John Adam, Abigail Adams, colonies, King George III, constitutional monarchy, Tea Act, Boston Port Act, taxation, tea, India, Stamp Act, Townshend duties, East Indi
10. Global Health Challenges in the 21st Century (December 1, 2009)
Global health, HIV, AIDS, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Internally Displaced People, Doctors Without Borders, Cote d'Ivoire, Chad, tetanus, Rwanda, genocide, Uganda, rape, volunteerism, equity, Millennium Development Goals, Jeffrey Sachs, gender e
26 - Race and Reunion: the Civil War in American Memory
Having dealt with the role of violence and the Supreme Court in bringing about the end of Reconstruction in his last lecture, Professor Blight now turns to the role of national electoral politics, focusing in particular on the off-year Congressional election of 1874 and the Presidential election of 1876. 1874 saw the return of the Democrats to majority status in the Senate and the House of Representatives, as voters sick of corruption and hurt by the Panic of 1873 fled the Republicans in droves.
20 - Wartime Reconstruction: Imagining the Aftermath and a Second American Republic
This lecture begins with a central, if often overlooked, turning point in the Civil War--the re-election of Abraham Lincoln in 1864. Although the concerted efforts of northern Peace Democrats and a palpable war weariness among the electorate made Lincoln's victory uncertain, timely Union victories in Atlanta and Mobile in September of 1864 secured Lincoln's re-election in November. This lecture concludes Professor Blight's section on the war, following Lee and Grant to Appomattox Courthouse, and
01 - Introductions: Why Does the Civil War era have a hold on American Historical Imagination?
Professor Blight offers an introduction to the course. He summarizes some of the course readings, and discusses the organization of the course. Professor Blight offers some thoughts on the nature of history and the study of history, before moving into a discussion of the reasons for Americans' enduring fascination with the Civil War. The reasons include: the human passion for epics, Americans' fondness for redemption narratives, the Civil War as a moment of "racial reckoning," the fascination wi
12 - Nineteenth-Century Cities
The nineteenth century witnessed an unprecedented degree of urbanization, an increase in urban population growth relative to population growth generally. One of the chief consequences of this growth was class segregation, as the bourgeoisie and upper classes were forced to inhabit the same confined space as workers. Significantly, this had opposed effects in Europe, where the working classes typically inhabit the periphery of cities, and the United States, where they are most often in the city c