Tracking the Buffalo: Stories From a Buffalo Hide Painting
This site puts students in the role of historians as they examine a buffalo hide painting and click on areas that reveal clues to the painting's story. The story helps students understand the role of the buffalo in the lives of the American Indians of the northern plains. Grades 4-12
This site examines the Civil War through collections of artifacts. Topics include slavery and abolition, Abraham Lincoln, the first Union officer killed, soldiering, weapons, leaders, cavalries, navies, life and culture, Appomattox, Winslow Homer, and Mathematics and Statistics. A Civil War time-line is included.
Entrepreneurship is the "pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled". This definition implies that successful entrepreneurs are able to utilize resources that they do not personally own or control. They must go beyond opportunity recognition and the creation of great business concepts and find creative methods for acquiring a variety of resources. Especially critical is their ability to find money for venture start-up and then to obtain money for ongoing venture grow
Foundations of Entrepreneurship
The purpose of this course is to explore the many dimensions of new venture creation and growth and to foster innovation and new business formations in independent and corporate settings. This course uses and integrates many of the disciplines in the MBA curriculum. This course appeals to individuals who have a strong desire to become an entrepreneur, or work in a startup, early stage or entrepreneurial minded company that may be pursued now or later in their careers. It also is for those indivi
Entrepreneurship For Engineers
Objectives: Create an awareness of the value of an entrepreneurial educational experience; create an awareness of the relationship between entrepreneurship and engineering; create an awareness of the role of entrepreneurs in the growth of the American and world economy; introduce the student to the psychological, cultural and economic nature of entrepreneurial activity in the US and the global community; create an awareness of the career paths available to the entrepreneur; introduce the skill s
Entrepreneurship and Leadership
Entrepreneurship is part of the American dream. According to the Appalachian Regional Commission, the best hope for stabilizing and diversifying Appalachia's economy lies in the creation and expansion of businesses that provide jobs, build local wealth, and contribute broadly to economic and community development. The need to expand and support entrepreneurial activity as a means for revitalizing Appalachian communities led to the creation of Berea College's Entrepreneurship for the Public Good
Emerging Enterprise Consulting (Syracuse University)
Entrepreneurship is the key to the American dream. Sustainable growth and an enhanced standard of living for all Americans are dependent on a vibrant, growing entrepreneurial sector. There is a need for entrepreneurs with creative business concepts and the courage to turn these concepts into sustainable enterprises that create jobs for citizens and create value for customers. There is a key difference, however, between starting a business and growing one. The majority of small businesses fail to
A check written to George A. Gates and Pomona College from D. K. Pearsons for $50,000. This gift was given for Pomona College's endowment.
Roosevelt at Pomona College
President Theodore Rooseveolt makes a speech to a large gathered crowd from a platform constructed in front of Pearsons Hall. College officials and dignitaries sit on the platform. A giant American flag hangs over the entrance to Pearsons Hall and people watch from the windows. One man has climbed a telephone pole to get a better view.
Field day prizes, Pomona College
A large crowd of men and boys in suits gather on the Pomona College athletic field. A table and chairs are set up for an awards ceremony. A woman in a white dress is pinning something on a man in a robe. Wallace Robb is seated at the table (partially obscured by the woman in the white dress).
Pomona College class of 1904 women with President Gates
Junior women of the class of 1904 wearing tam-o'-shanters pose for a photograph on the steps of Pearsons Hall with President Gates. Bertha Eldridge and Ada Coy are to the left and right of George Gates. Lucy Atwater, Agnes Taylor, and Georgia Seaver are on the front row (from left to right). Katherine Twinting is directly behind Georgia Seaver, and Marjorie Sprague is behind Lucy Atwater.
Pacific Grove coastline
A large wave breaks on the rocky shore in Pacific Grove.
Tapping the Roots of American Music
Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the classroom. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS American Roots Music video series and companion Web site in middle school and high school social studies and history classes. American Roots Music may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers.
Frank Lloyd Wright
This site offers several pictures of 10 buildings of the famous American architect, as well as discussion of his life and work. The site offers films clips of Wright being interviewed.
Spectators at a game in front of Renwick Gymnasium
A large group of students stands along the sidelines of a chalked dirt field beside Renwick Gymnasium.
Class Day 1902, Pomona College
Pomona College seniors, dressed in formal attire and carrying ivy chains and umbrellas, gather on the grounds of Holmes Hall near the corner of Fifth Street and College Avenue on Class Day, 1902. (Note the wooden platform in the background that was used for the telescope before Brackett Observatory was built in 1908.)
Connections: Andrew Lam
Andrew Lam came to the United States at the end of the Vietnam War as a young refugee. He is the author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora, which won the 2006 PEN Open Book Award, and East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres. Lam is an editor and cofounder of New American Media, an association of over two thousand ethnic media outlets in America. He was a regular commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered" for many years, and was the subject of a 2004 PBS documentary ca
Johaness Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance
This site examines Vermeer's use of light, proportion, symbolism, and other techniques in this 17th century masterpiece. How the museum restored the painting is also explained.
Nineteenth Century America in Art and Literature
In the United States, the nineteenth century was a time of tremendous growth and change. The new nation experienced a shift from a farming economy to an industrial one, major westward expansion, displacement of native peoples, rapid advances in technology and transportation, and a civil war. In this lesson, works of art from the nineteenth century are paired with written documents, including literary selections, a letter, and a speech. As budding historians, students can use these primary source
Civil Rights; Skunk Hollow;A pamphlet summarizing the story of Pittsburgh native Eugene Cole, an African-American war veteran on trial for murder.