Social Stratification (Part I & II)
The population of the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. This increasing diversity is an important issue because it is changing the cultural, political, and economic landscape of American life.
Social Structure, Race/Ethnicity, and Homicide
As discussed, the murder rates for Blacks in the United States are substantially higher than those for Whites, with Latino murder rates falling in the middle. These differences have existed throughout the 20th and into the 21st century and, with few exceptions, are found in different sections of the United States.
White/Black Racial Segregation in U.S. Cities
In this module, students will explore the dissimilarity index in American cities.
National and Imperial Power in 19th-Century U.S. Travel Fiction
This module considers strategies for teaching George Dunham's travel journal A Journey to Brazil in conjunction with nineteenth-century U.S. travel fiction.
The Experience of the Foreign in 19th-Century U.S. Travel Literature
This module considers strategies for teaching George Dunham's travel journal A Journey to Brazil in relation to other nineteenth-century U.S. travel narratives.
Harvard Peabody Museum Zooarchaeology Laboratory Reference Collection
The Zooarchaeology Laboratory of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, was established in 1981 in order to facilitate the analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites (also called Archaeozoology). Presently covering more than 850 square feet (79 square meters) on the third floor of the museum, the laboratory provides working and storage space for students and researchers who carry out studies on animal bones and teeth from around the world. It is also a tea
Pinarbasi 1994: Animal Bones
1994 Excavations at Pınarbaşı, Karaman Province, Turkey: Excavations began at Pinarbasi in August and September 1994, and continued in September 1995. The site is in the lands of Suleimanhaci village, Karaman province, on the south side of the central Anatolian plateau, only about 20 km from Çatalhöyük. This is a salvage excavation, jointly organised by the University of Edinburgh, Department of Archaeology (Dr Trevor Watkins) and the Karaman Museum (Cengiz Topal). The group of sites at Pi
This Land is Our Land
Throughout history, as the concepts of empire and nation-states took hold, individual countries secured their borders and tried to keep unwanted migrants out. As we enter the 21st century Anwarul K. Chowdhury, an Under-Secretary of the United Nations, says, 'The first step towards examining the road to peace should start with an appreciation of the changing nature of conflicts. Gone are days of war between states for conquest, extension of spheres of influence in the name of ideology ... Today's
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
This Web site, created to complement an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, paints a well-rounded picture of Viking life.
Biography: H.G. Wells: Time Traveler
Herbert George Wells is best know as the author of The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man and other works of striking invention that pioneered 20th century science fiction.
Key Factors in Setting Up a Preschool Classroom
Key Factors in Setting Up a Preschool Classroom. Part of the series: Early Education Teaching Tips. When setting up a preschool classroom, first consider safety, eliminate any blind spots, create a common meeting area and set clear boundaries for the different stations of the room. (1:59)
What Makes a Good Preschool?
What Makes a Good Preschool?. Part of the series: Early Education Teaching Tips. A good preschool is made up of a highly-qualified teaching staff, a low student-to-teacher ratio and a stimulating curriculum that engages all of the children in various activities. (1:30)
How to Teach Positional Terms to Kindergarten
How to Teach Positional Terms to Kindergarten. Part of the series: Early Education Teaching Tips. When teaching positional or directional terms to a kindergarten class, use props and index cards to help the children understand the directional phrases. (1:50)
Abolitionism in the 1800s
This video is accompanied by text. "The crusade against slavery was the most significant of the reform era movements. Slavery existed in all of the original 13 American colonies, but by the middle of the eighteenth century some Americans began to speak out against human bondage. The Society of Friends--the Quakers--became the first group to take a public stand in support of the abolition of slavery. The devotion of the Quakers was paralleled, in varying degrees, by other religions. As the Revolu
Video presentation accompanied with text. "During the years following the American Revolution, foreign relations remained contentious. The Revolution freed American trade from the restrictions of British mercantilism. Americans could now trade directly with foreign powers, and a valuable Far Eastern trade developed where none had existed before. The Empress of China sailed from New York to Canton, China, carrying furs, cotton, and the spice ginseng and returning with silk, tea, and other luxury
This is a video about how to make a bar graph. It shows the process from sorting to putting the data together on a bar graph with blocks. This is for early elementary students.
Modernist Portraits-Unit 11
Jazz filled the air and wailed against the night. Caught in the sway,
American prose writers sought out the forbidden - the slang, the
dialects, and the rhythms of the folk and of everyday life. Writers such as Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald forged a new style: one which silhouetted the geometry of language, crisp in its own cleanness.
Migrant Struggle-Unit 12
Americans have often defined themselves through their relationship to
the land. This program traces the social fiction of three key American
voices: John Steinbeck, Carlos Bulosan, and Helena María Viramontes.
Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream, 1945-1969-Unit 14
This episode guides the viewer through the works and contexts of ethnic writers from 1945-1965. Starting with the works of Ralph Waldo Ellison, Philip Roth, and N. Scott Momaday, we explore the way writers from the margins took over the center of American culture.
Poetry of Liberation-Unit 15
For many, the 1960s mark the true end of modern America. Whereas the modernists remained serious about the transcendent nature of art, the artists of the 1960s wanted an art that was relevant. They wanted an art that not only spoke about justice, but also helped create it. This program explores the innovations made in American poetry in the 1960s by
Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and Adrienne Rich