Segregation Ordinances: Birmingham, AL
This document from 1951 spells out Birmingham's segregation ordinances, the laws requiring the separation of the races.
In these video segments, leading historians and legal scholars reflect on the promise of the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, and why it remains unfulfilled.
Bacteria in the Cafeteria
This activity from our family magazine series challenges kids to go on a microbe quest to solve a riddle. The online activity begins with a page of directions for how to find the missing letters of the riddle. As kids click their way around a virtual lunchroom, they are given 11 Yes/No questions asking whether the featured bacteria helps people. Along with the answer to the riddle, kids get a round of applause when they correctly answer all 11 questions.
Life in the City
This fun Web site is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they take a close-up look at biodiversity in a city park. The site opens by telling kids that, despite appearances, a great deal of biodiversity exists in cities. That from tiny mites to mighty trees, thousands of species thrive there. It then takes them to a slice of life from a thriving city park, where they are asked to find 10 hidden critters living alongside the trees, plant
What Makes You, You? What Makes Me, Me?
This interactive presentation is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. Here, they travel along as a young boy goes in search of his genes. The presentation begins with the boy wondering where his genes are. With each click, kids zoom in from cells on the boy's arm all the way down to the base pairs of his DNA. With each zoom in, a memorable rhyme explains what students are seeing. The presentation ends with this thought: "We're all related in
Applied Mathematics III
This is a short 1-level applied mathematics module with questions practicing addition, subtraction and occasionally multiplication and division. In about half the questions, use is made of Roman numerals. It is intended for revision purposes. The setting is the Roman Empire. Help a variety of citizens and even Caesar himself work out the necessary sums to manage their everyday lives. Technically the module is of interest because it shows the use of custom virtual keyboards. Instead of a modern n
Tocqueville's America is another project of the American Studies Programs at The University of Virginia. In this project we take up the task of re-contextualizing Alexis de Tocqueville's famous political and cultural analysis of American democracy. Our objective is, over time, to return that book -- arguably still one of the most influential works in political thought -- to its origins, to the America of 1831-32 . For it was on that very specific ground and at that very specific historical momen
This site explores the formation of stars and planets and the quest for a habitable planet. Create a virtual a community of microorganisms. Try to build the perfect solar system. See how planets react with one another, and how some planets help keep our solar system stable. Look at images: see if you can recognize life.
Captured Wisdom in Middle School
This site presents stories about successful teaching in middle school. Learn how an e-mail list helped students write better historical fiction, or how fifth-grade students planned a virtual vacation using cd-roms, travel books, and the Internet.
Literary Festival 2011 - Storylines and Songscapes: Celebrating Tagore's short stories
Editor's note: For copyright reasons parts of this event are not included in the audio podcast. | Celebrating Rabindranath Tagore's 150th anniversary, this production marks his seminal contribution to Indian fiction with his short stories. The presentation includes a reading of four short stories in English translations, live music and dance, and film clips. This project celebrates the art of storytelling and live reading, the beauty of Tagore’s little gems. The readings are punctuated with ap
The Arts Leadership Team
At Lusher Elementary School in New Orleans, principal Kathleen Hurstell Riedlinger works closely with a Leadership Team of classroom and arts teachers. The team’s central role in management is part of a long–term strategy to protect the school’s commitment to arts–based learning. We meet individual members of the team and see them work together on a diverse agenda, including the school’s annual Arts Celebration, the increased demand for enrollment from outside the s
The Elusive Goal of Good Health: Common Barriers and Innovative Solutions
ANZMAC visiting International Scholar Assistant Professor Jeremy Kees, School of Business, Villanova University, Philadelphia, United States, presents the Elusive Goal of Good Health: Common Barriers and Innovative Solutions. Presentation given April 28, 2010.
How Can Robots Get Our Attention?
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found that they can program a robot to understand when it gains a human's attention and when it falls short. Aaron Bobick, professor and chair of the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech's College of Computing, discusses why it's important for robots to understand social convention, if they are going to successfully interact with humans. The research was performed using the robot Simon, from the Socially Intelligent Machines la
5.3 A ‘circle’ of understanding
This unit is essential reading if you want to look at, and think about, people's ideas, practices and products to try to understand what they mean. Developing your skill in analysis–interpretation–evaluation and communication is a good and worthwhile investment. Aimed at learners of arts and humanities subjects, you will find this unit invaluable whether you are new to study or more experienced.
Elon University "Tour of the South" / Charleston
Assistant Professor of Political Science Jason Husser and Interim Director of Domestic Programs Phil Smith are leading a group of International Fellows to various sites around the South. The first stop was Charleston, South Carolina where the students visited historic downtown and historic landmarks at Patriot's Point.
Natural Resource Depletion
Natural resource depletion is loosely defined as when resources are used up in an area. Non-renewable resources (things like oil and trees) will eventually be depleted while renewable resources (things like wind and sun) typically are not entirely depleted. (01:23)
Student Report: Concordia students take it to the streets
now.concordia.ca Concordia students, along with thousands of peers across the country, are uniting to raise funds for itinerant youth in Montreal this week. Until Friday, March 18, they'll be sleeping outside the Henry F. Hall Bldg., at Mackay St. and De Maisonneuve Blvd., as part of "5 Days for the Homeless" -- a national event for which Concordians have raised some $100,000 over the last four years.This year, for the first time, Concordia students will be joined by peers from HEC Montréal, M