"The American Dream"
In conjunction with a unit on Puritanism, students will define and illustrate their personal definition of "The American Dream" or their concept of the dream in general.
Herrick - Rosas dum possis collige (latine redditum)
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Medical Latin Course - Preview
This Preview consists of the introduction to the course, and the first lesson. Latinum's re-issue in audio of Underwood's course in Latin for Medical Students is a unique offering. Underwood wrote his course for medical students taking the Latin examinations at London's Guild of Apothecaries. These students, as non-Latin specialists, required a more common-sense approach than was found in textbooks intended for Classicists. The result is a very accessible beginner's Latin course. It would also
Pied Piper of Hamlyn
Thanks to Laura Gibbs for finding this text. http://ictibus.blogspot.com/2009/12/mures-hamelinae.html
038 - 073 Orbis Sensualim Pictus (Latine)
New recording. (23 December 2009)
074 - 094 ORBIS SENSUALIM PICTUS (LATINE)
New recording ( 23 December 2009)
Catullus - 096 - Swarthmore College
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147 - 154 (ad finem) ORBIS SENSUALIM PICTUS (LATINE)
Note - some of Comenius' comments on religion do not measure up to modern standards of objectivity, and are posted here in audio as historical documents of academic interest.
Food Calories and Land
Obesity is on the rise in the United States, due primarily to the size and composition of the American diet. Discussion topics include lack of exercise, changes in calorie intake over time, and environmental impacts of these increases in consumption.
Texas Slavery Project
Centered on a database of slave and slaveholder populations in Texas during the Republic era (1837-45), the Texas Slavery Project offers a window into the role slavery played in the development of Texas in the years before the region became part of the United States. Dynamic interactive maps show the changing flows of enslaved and slaveholder populations in Texas over time. The population database search engine allows users to discover the growth of slave and slaveholder populations in the reg
An Analysis of Earnings
While a much larger percentage of American families are located in the top income bracket in 1990 compared to fifty years ago, there were still slightly over 1/4 of American families with income of $25K or less in 1990.
Introduction to U.S. Census Data
This activity provides an introduction to U.S. Census data using American Factfinder.
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