Art of the embroiderer
This is the website for the online companion to the exhibition The Art of the Embroiderer hosted by the Broadbent Gallery, Kent State University Museum, in Kent, Ohio, from September 2008 to December 2009. The exhibition contains over 80 garments and textiles from across the world spanning over 200 years of creativity and innovation. Garments vary from haute couture gowns to Japanese kimono and Saudi Arabian caftans. A notable exhibit is Christian Dior's "Vénus", a ball gown of pink tulle e
Radiolarian Micropalaeontology: Analysing Radiolarian Microfossil Data
Professor Simon Haslett discusses analysing radiolarian microfossil data. Radiolaria are marine single-celled organisms that possess a silica shell and are preserved in the fossil record. Radiolarian data can be analysed by individual species plots/graphs, or through numerical and statistical analysis of assemblage datasets. Such data can be used in stratigraphy to date layers of rock and sediment through geological time, and also to reconstruct past environments and establish palaeoclimate hist
Talk About the North - Dave Russell
REVISITING THE FIFTIES A Transitional Decade' The British Seaside in the 1950s Professor Dave Russell, Professor of History and Northern Studies and Q & A Professor Dave Russell, Professor of History and Northern Studies, Institute of Northern Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University Discovering the English North, 1957-1964
Theories and concepts
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or dowloaded as a zip file As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10 The War on Iraq and the US and British invasion of the country in 2003 has led to huge tensions in geopolitics. At the same time, the supposed ‘threat’ of international terrorism and continuing financial turmoil in the world economy have both brought to the fore the global politics of co-operation and confrontation. Whilst it might be possible to agree on the significance of th
Introduction to European politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Spring Semester 2009 This module seeks to provide students with an understanding of the rationale and key stages of European integration, as well as of the institutions of the European Union and its functioning. Topics covered will include an overview of the History of European integration, key approaches to integration, the main institutions (Council, Commission, Court of Justice, European Parliament)
Understanding global politics
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009. This module introduces global politics through the major theoretical, historical and empirical ways of seeing international relations. Different claims, about, for example, human nature, power, war, peace, the state, society, law and politics are offered by thinkers who exercise a major influence on our contemporary understanding. These claims contribute to different approaches to
Lecture 27 - 11/24/2010
The Aztec Massacre Part 1 of 5
The Aztec Massacre Part 1 is a Historical documentary focusing on the Aztec Empire. Between the 14th and the 16th century, the Aztecs dominated the lands of present-day Mexico. The documentary shows what archaeologists found about the Aztecs in their recent studies.
Dr. Seuss Documentary, Part 6 of 9
This is a History Channel documentary about Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Brown at 10
Gordon Brown's three years at No.10 were the most turbulent of any premiership in the postwar history of Downing Street. In Brown at 10, Anthony Seldon tells for the first time the full, compelling story of the astonishing end of Gordon Brown's tenure, and with it the demise of the New Labour project. This will be a frank, authentic and penetrating account of a remarkable political era by one of Britain's foremost political and social commentators.
Article :: The Digital Darkroom in Adobe Photoshop CS4
Learn about blending modes, dodging and burning by hand, using history to make adjustments, and soft-proofing an image for print.
The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross The Crusades were a series of religion-driven military campaigns waged by much of Christian Europe, fought mainly against Muslims. The original goal was to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
The Crusades were a series of religion-driven military campaigns waged by much of Christian Europe, fought mainly against Muslims. The original goal was to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land.
Chicago History Episode 1
Chicago History dives into Chicago's past and takes a look at the history of meat in Chicago is the topic of this ten minute video. The video concentrates on the horrible working conditions in the stock yards. Not for young students. A good video to show students when the read Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and why the nation passed the Pure Food and Drug Act.
Virtual Educational Resource for the Biosciences (VERB) - Eutherians - eXe File
VERB is an online animal diversity resource designed to accompany undergraduate degrees in the Biosciences. In this package, entitled VERB Eutherians, the groups discussed are the living placental mammals. Contained are a series of web pages outlining the diversity of the eutherians from an evolutionary perspective. The topics of focus are phylogeny (evolutionary history) and functional anatomy, but subjects as wide as genetics, ecology, physiology, and developmental biology are discussed where
L’idea di uomo in Bruner: predisposizione ad apprendere ed organizzazione delle conoscenze. (prima
La concezione antropologica del Bruner è profondamente debitrice della tradizione evoluzionistica e del pragmatismo americano. Tale debito non è scontato, e per questo motivo, si approfondiscono tali tradizioni di riferimento, in modo da consentire una corretta contestualizzazione del cosiddetto " strumentalismo evolutivo" cui Bruner lega la sua idea di uomo. Ma questa idea si fa anche progetto in virtù di alcune peculiari caratteristiche - strumentali appunto -, in virtù delle quali si gius
Preparing for peer observation
This exercise sheet is designed to be used to train teachers in peer-to-peer observation. It outlines the phases of peer-to-peer observation and gives pointers on how to give feedback to colleagues.
Brown vs Board of Education Thurgood Marshall
This ten minute video is about Brown vs. Board of Education and Thurgood Marshall. It is mainly talking heads and so is best used for older students who have some idea about the judical system. It covers a lot of history related to civil rights.
Pete Seeger and the Origin of the Banjo
Pete Seeger presents the origin of the banjo and the development of southern folk music. This video is best for teachers and for those who want to see a young Pete Seeger give a general history of the banjo. Sound quality, sadly, is lacking in this 16 minute video. A good lesson starter for folk music studies.
Introduction to Philosophy II
This course is designed as a "topics-based" introduction to philosophy. What this means is that instead of working through the history of philosophy focusing on great historical figures and their views on different topics, we will focus on great philosophical topics and look at what historical and contemporary writers have said about them. Topics to be addressed will include the existence of God, the relation between the mind and the body, human freedom, and the foundations of morality.
Performing the Nation: Dance and politics in Palestine/Israel 1930s-2000s
Performing the Nation: Dance and politics in Palestine/Israel 1930s-2000s