Sputnik : the fiftieth anniversary
NASA has created this website to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Sputnik I satellite in 1957 and the consequent space race between the USA and the USSR. It includes full text papers on the history of Sputnik and the space race, a selected bibliography, brief biographies of key individuals, a chronology of key events, full text documents from the USSR and the USA, a data sheet for the Explorer I satellite and the Jupiter-C rocket, a history of the Vanguard project and an ima
History of mathematics and X
The History of Mathematics and X "is an initiative that aims to offer mathematical histories for various topics, x. Each topic is covered in a talk at the University of Nottingham that is available to view online, in an article for iSquared Magazine and is accompanied by a companion podcast released by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications through the Travels in a Mathematical World podcast." Two topics are currently (May 2010) available - cryptography and gravity. These resources ha
Arend L. Schwab of the Laboratory for Engineering Mechanics, Delft University of Technology, describes his research into the dynamics of bicycles. His website includes a review paper on the linearised equations of motion for a bicycle, a history and bibliography of bicycle dynamics studies, research news, images and videos. A full text MSc thesis entitled "Experimental validation of a model for the motion of an uncontrolled bicycle" is also available.
The restless Universe introduces you to major achievements and figures in the history of physics, from Copernicus to Einstein and beyond. The route from classical to quantum physics will be laid out for you without recourse to challenging mathematics but with the fundamental features of theories and discoveries described in sufficient detail to whet your appetite for further physics study.
All change - crisis as opportunity
As the worst recession in recent history takes root worldwide, managers are doing what they always do in tough times: first they start worrying, and then they start cutting costs. This is a natural response to try and balance the books when revenues have started to dry up and credit is hard to come by, but cutting costs involves only half the equation and ignores a more strategic response that could cause less pain in the short run, and result in more gain in the long run. Namely: to use the opp
Illuminated lantern : revealing the heart of Asian cinema
'Illuminated Lantern' is a scholarly weblog, freely offering substantial essays and many reviews on Asian cinema. The aim is to bridge... "the cultural gap between Asian Cinema and western audiences by identifying and exploring historical, cultural, and sociological aspects of our favorite movies." From the main page, users can read short reviews of films made in: Mainland China; Hong Kong; Japan; India; Thailand; Taiwan; South Korea; and Cambodia. Reviews are also available on Western-funded f
HITT Unit 2: Working with Adult Learners
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on working with adult learners
HITT Unit 1: Beginning history teachers' development: Understanding progression in learning to teach
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack looking at four key issues associated with the development of beginning teachers.
HITT Unit 10: The Role of New Technology in the Teaching and Learning of History
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on the role of new technology in the teaching and learning of History.
HITT Unit 3: Constructing a Teacher Education Programme for History Trainees
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on constructing a teacher education programme for History trainees.
HITT Unit 9: Teaching and Learning
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on teaching and learning.
HITT Unit 6: How History Works: enabling trainees to understand the nature of their discipline
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on enabling trainees to understand the nature of their discipline.
HITT Unit 7: How children learn in history, including a consideration of EAL, inclusion and differen
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on how children learn in History, including a consideration of EAL, inclusion and differentiation.
HITT Unit 8: Planning
A unit from the History ITE Subject Induction Pack on planning.
(R&DA 23) The Training and Induction of Teaching Assistants Who Wish to Become Qualified Teachers
This small scale survey concludes from interviews of 34 participants that people with a history of previous school employment who subsequently train as teachers have distinct training and induction needs. Supported by a TDA Research and Development Award.
Nietz Old Textbook Collection
This US Full-Text Collection contains 140 schoolbooks from the Nietz Old Textbook Collection. The online collection also contains two works by Dr. John Nietz, founder of the Nietz Old Textbook Collection, which survey historic American schoolbooks in the context of the history of education.
citizED Cross-Curricular Strand: Citizenship through History – What is good practice?
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) on Citizenship through History.
Ralph Leighton entered teaching from a background in social work and involvement in community politics. He has taught for twenty five years in a range of educational settings and currently leads the PGCE(s) Citizenship team at Canterbury Christ Church University. Ralph has been involved in the production of materials used nationally to train PGCE Citizenship students, particularly relating to assessment. His published research concerns the nature of school provision of Citizenship education and
QCA: History 2004/5 annual report on curriculum and assessment
A summary of recent developments and the ‘state of play’ relating to current provision in history in schools 4-19, based on a range of activities and enquiries to investigate curriculum, assessment and qualifications issues in history.
National Curriculum in Action: ICT in Subject Teaching: History
This serves as an introduction to the use of ICT in the teaching of history at Key Stages 1 to 3.