No Way Out: Two New York City Firemen Testify about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
One of the greatest industrial tragedies in U.S. history occurred on March 26, 1911, when 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, died in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist company in New York City. In this brief excerpt from their testimony before the Factory Investigation Commission, New York City Fire Chief Edward F. Croker and Fire Marshall William Beers commented on the safety lapses--the locking of an exit door, the inadequate fire escapes, and the overcrowded factory floor--that led to
Engineering Design Challenges
This site presents challenges faced by NASA engineers who are developing the next generation of aerospace vehicles. The challenges: thermal protection systems, spacecraft structures, electrodynamic propulsion systems, propellers, and personal satellite assistants. Students design, build, test, re-design, and re-build models that meet specified design criteria, using the same analytical skills as engineers.
PC Software for NMR, IR
This web site allows readers to download a variety of PC-based NMR simulation programs. NMRSM is for the calculation of spin-spin coupling patterns, the program FTNMR Simulator simulates the operation of a high field spectrometer and the program FIDMAKER allows the user to create FID\'s for subsequent analysis by students. Although these simulation programs are fairly limited in their scope, they will be useful for faculty at institutions that do not have access to a modern Fourier transform N
Determination of DNA Bases Chemistry: A Discovery-Based Experiment
The paper contains details of an electrochemistry lab where students are given the time to explore and design an experiment to identify the different DNA bases. The paper has a very useful compendium of literature relating to electrochemical techniques.
School-Home Links Reading Kit
Offers 400 activities for strengthening children's reading and writing skills (one kit for each grade level, kindergarten through 3rd grade). These kits, part of the Compact for Reading, not only help improve children's reading skills, but also provide guidance on creating and maintaining school-family partnerships.
Helping Your Preschool Child
This guide offers fun activities for parents to use during everyday routines to help babies, toddlers, and preschoolers develop skills needed for success in school and life. The booklet also describes behaviors and changes parents can expect to see during these three developmental stages.
Kennet Avon Canal Devizes to Bradford on Avon
Images on the Kennet & Avon Canal between Devizes and Bradford on Avpm
Tonto National Monument: Saving a National Treasure
tells the story of the Salado people, who thrived in the Arizona valley where Tonto Creek joins the Salt River (1050-1450 AD). The Salado culture combined customs of several American Indian groups. They channeled the river to create farmland in the desert. They built Pueblo-style buildings. They left no written records. This monument, established in December 1907, was among the first sites protected under the Antiquities Act of 1906.
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to be aware of how to manage their approach to studying to reduce stress. It is the fifth lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or used in
The aim of this lesson is to enable students to recognize the importance of organizational skills in achieving study goals. It is the second lesson in the study skills series and is intended to support adult learners who are embarking on a course of study and need to acquire skills which will help them to be successful. The lessons are designed as a package with key skills reinforced in each subsequent lesson so that a study culture is developed over time. They can be delivered sequentially or u
Show Me a Picture and I'll Tell You a Story: Web Photo Journals
Students analyze and evaluate "photo journal" web sites, then create their own Web-based photo journal.
Origins of American Animation
This site offers 21 animated films and 2 fragments, which span the years 1900 to 1921. The films include clay, puppet, and cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings. They point to a connection between newspaper comic strips and early animated films, as represented by Keeping Up With the Joneses, Krazy Kat, and The Katzenjammer Kids.
KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 1
The presentation (introduction) revises some of the different aspects of place value: column headings; multiplying and dividing by powers of 10; adding decimals. The levels test these aspects of place value and also writing words as numbers and ordering decimals. The final level tests all of the skills. Each question is either multiple choice or true/false. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
Lunch Poems: Luis Rodriguez
Luis Rodriguez has published eight books of poetry, memoir, and children's literature. His poetry, including Trochemoche, has won a Poetry Center Book Award, a PEN Josephine Miles Literary Award, and Foreword magazine's Silver Book Award. He is also widely known for his memoir of gang life, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., and for founding and directing Tia Chucha Press.
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Nancy Scheper-Hughes (12/14/99)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Nancy Scheper-Hughes Professor of Anthropology "Studying the Human Condition: Habits of an Anthropologist" This interview took place on December 14, 1999. Complete transcript is available. Nancy Scheper-Hughes is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, where she also directs the Doctoral Program in Critical Studies of Medicine, Science, and the Bo
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Manuel Castells (5/9/01)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Manuel Castells Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning "Identity and Change in the Network Society" This interview took place on May 9, 2001. Complete transcript is available. A social theorist, Professor Castells has won the C. Wright Mills Award, and he has received the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association for his li
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Eva Harris (3/15/01)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Eva Harris Assistant Professor of Public Health "Making Science Accessible" This interview took place on March 15, 2001. Complete transcript is available. Eva Harris is an Assistant Professor in the Infectious Diseases Division of the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, where she does research and teaching on Molecular Biology, Parasitology, and Vir
The 2004 presidential election in historical context
Historian William E. Leuchtenburg talks about past presidential elections and how the 2004 election fits or defies precedents.
Lunch Poems: Robert Hass
After hosting Lunch Poems for eight years, Robert Hass has finally been prevailed upon to read his own poems in the series. Former Poet Laureate of the U.S., Hass is a UC Berkeley professor who has made important contributions in poetry, criticism, and translation. His books of poetry are Sun Under Wood, Human Wishes, Praise, and Field Guide, the latter winner of the Yale Younger Poets Award. His critical essays are assembled in Twentieth Century Pleasures, and the poets he has translated includ
Lunch Poems: Harryette Mullen
Harryette Mullen admits to being "licked all over by the English tongue." Her fifth poetry collection, Sleeping with the Dictionary, published by UC Press, was a finalist for the National Book Award and for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry for its "gleeful pursuit of the ludic pleasure of word games." Her work combines the experimentation of the French OULIPO group with an American funk and political awareness. Mullen is associate professor of English and African American Studies at UC