Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Social studies teachers will find that the film presents an informative, complex and issue-oriented story that raises controversial questions and provides an exciting way to introduce a number of important concepts in 20th century United States and world history. It offers an opportunity to explore the historical background of current events and issues in the news today; the Middle East crisis, the struggle of developing nations to create stable economies and democratic governments, the legacy o
Ancestors in the Americas
These classroom guides have been designed to help educators use the ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS series and companion web site in history, geography and social studies classes (grade levels 9-12). The lesson plans may also be adapted for use as stand-alone exercises. The ANCESTORS IN THE AMERICAS companion Web site helps to round out the stories and ideas presented in this groundbreaking series. Visit the Asian American Timeline to learn about specific moments and events that shaped Asian America
Liberty! The American Revolution
The Liberty! Teacher’s Guide is designed to fully engage students in the drama and rich educational information presented in the six-part PBS series LIBERTY! THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. The plans are flexible and can be easily adapted.
This is an online companion to the 8-part PBS documentary on the American West. The site is divided into sections dealing with an overall tour, events in the West, places, people, and archives.
Medicine Games: Fight Beriberi
Play a game and find out about a Nobel Prize awarded discovery or work! Before the 20th century, no one had heard of vitamins. It was Christiaan Eijkman who first pointed out a substance in rice skin, which was later to be known as vitamin B1. For this, and for his new ways of investigating, as well as for the methods he used to control diseases caused by vitamin deficiency, Eijkman was awarded the 1929 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
246 GG Show, Don't Tell
Many writers will be told they should "show, not tell." Learn what exactly "show, don't tell" means and gives you tips on how to create images for your readers in your writing. The Grammar Girl print book is now available on Amazon.com! http://tinyurl.com/2pkej7
"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.