"The Men Seem To Be Pretty Well Satisfied": John Anderson on the 1919 Steel Strike
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, John Anderson, a helper in the open-hearth furnace at the Homestead steelworks in Pennsylvania, maintains that the steelworkers were satisfied with conditions. Although born in Scotland, Anderson identified himself as an"American" in distinction
"Please, Let Me Put Him in a Macaroni Box" The Spanish Influenza of 1918 in Philadelphia
In 1918 and 1919 the Spanish influenza killed more humans than any other disease in a similar period in the history of the world. In the United States a quarter of the population (25 million people or more) contracted the flu; 550,000 died. In the early 1980s, when historian Charles Hardy did interviews for the Philadelphia radio program "The Influenza Pandemic of 1918," he was struck by the painful memories as many older Philadelphians recalled the inability of the city to care for the dead and
"He'll Come Home in a Box": The Spanish Influenza of 1918 Comes to Montana
In 1918 and 1919, the Spanish influenza killed 550,000 people in the United States and 20 to 40 million worldwide. In a 1982 interview with Laurie Mercier, Loretta Jarussi of Bearcreek, Montana, described how people would pass through that tiny town seemingly healthy, only to be reported dead two days later. Her father went undiagnosed for many weeks and had plans to go to a nearby hot springs to rest. She believed that her father's death was averted only because the son of the local doctor was
"Eight Hours a Day and Better Conditions": Andrew Pido Explains His Support for the 1919 Steel Strik
In the dramatic 1919 steel strike, 350,000 workers walked off their jobs and crippled the industry. The U.S. Senate Committee on Education and Labor set out to investigate the strike while it was still in progress. In his testimony before the committee, Slavic steelworker Andrew Pido described the discrimination faced by some immigrant workers and how that discrimination - along with long pay and poor conditions--encouraged them to unionize and strike.
Starting Point: Role-Playing Exercises
This website provides an overview of different role-playing types and techniques available through the Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience project. The site describes role-playing, how to use role-playing effectively, how to teach with role playing, resources for educational role-playing and also includes useful references.
Sing Your Heart Out
Valpo's Office of Residential Life sponsors an event for the American Heart Association in January on campus, where students show off their singing talents.
Phases of the Moon
This site contains a series of visualizations of the sun, moon and Earth System and how they relate to the changing face of the moon. Animations are in the form of Java applets, forms for field observation of the moon, and a collection of exercises and PDF versions of background material. There are practice questions and quizzes that discuss the animations.
Underneath the Mountains
These lecture notes discuss the role of buoyancy, flexure, and erosion in the earth's topography and the lifetime of mountain ranges. It recalls Pascal's law that pressure of a material overlying a fluid is equal everywhere at a given depth and Archimedes' principle that a body in a fluid is buoyed up with a force equal to the weight (mass x volume) of the displaced fluid. Continents are buoyant crust floating on denser mantle, so a 4 km high mountain range must have a 20 km deep root. According
Santa Clara County, California's Historic Silicon Valley
features 28 historic places that illustrate how this fertile valley blossomed from small agricultural towns linked by railroad into a center of technological innovation. Located south of San Francisco, the history of Santa Clara County is rich with stories of Spanish and Mexican settlement, the romance of the Gold-Rush era, the pastoral beauty of abundant orchards, of post-war suburbanization, the race to the moon, and the invention of the silicon chip.
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
The almost seven hours of recorded interviews presented here took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine Southern states. Twenty-three interviewees, born between 1823 and the early 1860s, discuss how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. Several individuals sing songs, many of which were learned during the time of their enslavement. It is important to note that all of the interviewees spoke sixty or more years after the end of their enslavement, and
The Aaron Copland Collection: Ca. 1900-1990
The inaugural online presentation of the Aaron Copland Collection at the Library of Congress celebrates the centennial of the birth of the American composer Aaron Copland (1900-1990). The multiformat Aaron Copland Collection from which the online collection derives spans the years 1910 to 1990 and includes approximately 400,000 items documenting the multifaceted life of an extraordinary person who was composer, performer, teacher, writer, conductor, commentator, and administrator. It comprises b
The not-so-famous person report
Instead of teaching the history of the famous, use research in primary sources to teach students that the past and present were made by people like them.
6 The public understanding of science The phrase ‘the public understanding of science’ touches on many of the arguments highlighted up to now. In its simplest form, this is the level of scientific knowledge and understanding displayed by lay members of the public – those who are not scientifically trained. In the next reading, there is a mention of the survey methods that have been used to gauge the level of public understanding of science. Many of these are in the form of short exam-style knowledge questions – typical ex
The phrase ‘the public understanding of science’ touches on many of the arguments highlighted up to now. In its simplest form, this is the level of scientific knowledge and understanding displayed by lay members of the public – those who are not scientifically trained. In the next reading, there is a mention of the survey methods that have been used to gauge the level of public understanding of science. Many of these are in the form of short exam-style knowledge questions – typical ex
Welcome to my room, 3. klassile
UNIT 11 - Welcome to My Room. 3. klass, I kooliaste. Word'is koostatud 10 töölehte sõnavara ja grammatika omandamiseks."Arvuti koolis" lõputöö.
Episode 130: Accused abroad: Foreign nationals and identity in criminal trials Historian Associate Professor Richard Pennell discusses the confluence and confusion of nationality, identity, and jurisdiction in criminal cases crossing cultural and national borders. Presented by Eric van Bemmel. Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings, Fall 2003 Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2004 Design Fabrication, Spring 2003 The Life and Death of Ronald Reagan
Introduction to energy fundamentals important to buildings. Conservation of energy. Air-water vapor mixtures. Thermal comfort. Heat pumps and refrigeration cycles, limiting thermodynamic performance. Heat transfer within buildings and major components. Several creative design projects are assigned. Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings, is an undergraduate class offered in the Department of Architecture, and jointly in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mec
Introduction to artistic practice and aesthetic analysis through studio work and lectures. Students communicate ideas and experiences through various media such as sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Projects evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation. Lectures, visiting artist presentations, field trips, and readings supplement studio practice, providing an index to the historical, cultural, and environmental forces that affect both developme
Design Fabrication is an introductory course in the field of advanced computing, prototyping and building fabrication. The class is focused on the relationship between design, various forms of computer modeling both explicit and generative and the physical representation of information using rapid prototyping devices.
The Life and Death of Ronald Reagan - He was nicknamed The Gipper, Teflon Ron and The Great Communicator. WatchMojo learns more about the life, accomplishments and death of President Ronald Reagan. (05:39)
Historian Associate Professor Richard Pennell discusses the confluence and confusion of nationality, identity, and jurisdiction in criminal cases crossing cultural and national borders. Presented by Eric van Bemmel.
Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings, Fall 2003
Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall 2004
Design Fabrication, Spring 2003
The Life and Death of Ronald Reagan