Students learn how a bill becomes law in the U.S. Congress and research legislation related to global warming.
Environmental History Timeline
Students develop critical thinking skills by interviewing a person who has perspective on environmental history. Students explore the concept of a timeline, including historical milestones, and develop a sense of the context of events.
Chronos: a network for Earth system history
CHRONOS (Greek: time) aims to create a dynamic, interactive and time-calibrated framework for Earth history. CHRONOS's main objective is to develop a network of databases and visualization and analytical methodologies that broadly deal with chronostratigraphy - that is, with developing a better tool (the time scale) for understanding fundamental Earth processes through time. The CHRONOS platform will provide a new investigative environment for interdisciplinary Earth history research that includ
Rock and Roll - A Brief History
This is an historical snapshot of rock and roll music a new style of music that became popular in 1951. The video explains how money influenced music and tells of its cross-racial appeal. Explores briefly the career of Elvis Presley. Video uses still images. (2:39)
Calibrated Peer Review: Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean - Geologic History of A Large Igneo
This activity explores the significance and geologic history of the Kerguelen Plateau Large Igneous Province, as revealed by Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Legs 120 and 183. After examining all the source material, the students write an essay addressing the important points that they have learned. The Calibrated Peer Review interface is then used to give feedback on the essays. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching
Assembling a Geologic History
Through a higher-order integration of concepts and observations, students can combine information from several field labs, all discussed in the Starting Point collection, to construct an overall geologic history of the local region. This site details the learning goals, teaching notes and materials, method of assessment, and context of use of this lab. It also provides links to additional references and resources.
A Correlated History of Earth
This page describes a geologic timescale poster available for purchase. The site also contains an interesting essay: "A Galactic Orbit Model for Periodic Mass Extinction," discussing how clusters of impacts could cause periodic mass extinctions.
A Brief History of Evolutionary Genetics
This web article discusses the history of evolutionary genetics. The article highlights important contributors such as Sewall Wright and Dobzhansky as well as current ideas in evolutionary genetics. From this webpage, users can read and download the article and follow links to other useful websites.
Fiction and British Politics - 1 of 7 - Writing the MPs' expenses scandal
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, screenwriter Tony Saint talks about an upcoming BBC drama based on the MPs expenses scandal.
Fiction and British Politics - 2 of 7 - a very British coup indeed
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, MP and author Chris Mullin talks about his own political fiction and explains why the line between political reality and fiction is much thinner than you'd think.
Fiction and British Politics - 3 of 7 - Toryboyz to Little Madam, politics on the stage
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, playwright James Graham (Toryboyz, Little Madam) talks about his approach to political fiction and what inspires him.
Fiction and British Politics - 4 of 7 - on being a true B'Stard
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, writer Laurence Marks discusses his political screenwriting with Maurice Gran, and in particular, The New Statesman character Alan B'Stard.
Fiction and British Politics - 5 of 7 - truth is stranger than fiction
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, academic and director of the Centre for British Politics, Professor Steven Fielding, talks about the fascination with politics by writers and filmmakers.
Fiction and British Politics - 6 of 7 - West Wing to the rescue?
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, Research Fellow - Matthew Bailey - answers a question posed by Hazel Blears: Could a West Wing-styled drama improve the standing of British politicians?
Fiction and British Politics - 7 of 7 - behind closed doors
In this interview taken at the Fiction and British Politics Conference in London, former MP and writer Joe Ashton(Grassroots, Majority of One) explains why politicians often turn to writing fiction in order to spill the beans on what goes on behind closed doors.
Michigan Conference of Political Scientists: Michigan Politics
A presentation held at GRCC during the Michigan Conference of Political Scientists.
History of the Olympic Games
This video outlines the long and storied history of the Olympic Games which date back to Ancient Greece to 8th century BC. People from various city states would compete. In 1894 the IOC was created and Athens was chosen for the games in 1896-for male athletes only. (1:59)
History of the Olympics Video looks at the history of the Olympics. Video starts with Athens, 1896 being the first Olympics, there is a note saying “Much Wenlock was actually the first modern Olympics, but the IOC had not been established at the time so Athens was the first modern Olympics instead. Video progresses through all the Olympics up to 2012, which London will host.
Video looks at the history of the Olympics. Video starts with Athens, 1896 being the first Olympics, there is a note saying “Much Wenlock was actually the first modern Olympics, but the IOC had not been established at the time so Athens was the first modern Olympics instead. Video progresses through all the Olympics up to 2012, which London will host.
Black History: 1968 Olympics
Nicholas Love discussed the actions of Tommie Smith and John Carlos during the 1968 Olympic Games. The year of 1968 was a transitional year in the Civil Rights Movement. Tommie Smith and John Carlos entered the 200 meter final with winning on their mind. They took the gold and bronze medal in these Olympics, as they were on the podium getting their medals, they held up their fists in the Black Power Salute. For doing this they were suspend
The Olympic Logo History
The Olympic Games are one of the world’s largest media events. This video shows posters of the Game, where they were held, the year, and how the Olympic Logo has changed over the years. Video has background music.