I'm Watching You 24/7
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Ger
Fritz Wetherbee reports that Annie Johnson (Boston resident) will receive the Living Legacy Award in Washington DC. Wetherbee reports that Johnson grew up in Boston and organized domestic workers through the Women's Service Clubs of Boston in the 1960s. Wetherbee notes that Johnson led the workers on a campaign for benefits. Wetherbee interviews Johnson in her home. Johnson talks about the importance of helping others. Johnson discusses her relative, Eleanor Graves Chandler, who was an early com
Virginia Schools in the Great Depression
This project provides teachers and students with free, online historical sources and instructional materials for teaching the history of the Great Depression in Virginia, using public schools as a case-study of how decision makers, the public, and educators responded to the crisis of the Depression. The five educational modules available on this website address the following themes: 1. The Impact of the Depression on Virginia Public Schools 2. Who Should Bear the Burden? Public Opinion and Sc
Human Evolution: The Fossil Evidence in 3D
Welcome to the UCSB online 3D gallery of modern primate relatives and fossil ancestors of humans. This gallery contains five modern primate crania, and five fossil crania. The crania can be rotated 360 degrees. Each cranium is accompanied by a short description of its relevance to human evolution, and a site map.
Oh Boy, Buoyancy!
This teacher developed Design Challenge unit weaves engaging inquiry lessons and design challenges into the physical science content of buoyancy to create a hands-on, content rich unit of study.
Tale of a Whale
In this issue’s lesson, students exercise their observation skills to do some of the actual work of marine biologists who study the endangered North Atlantic right whale. They identify an individual whale by examining photographs taken at sea. They then examine a record of sighting of the whale in order to track its movements.
The functional anatomy of the uretero-vesical junction. A historical review.
This paper evaluates the progress of anatomy and dissection during the Middle Ages both in Europe and in the Muslim World. For that purpose, the functional anatomy of the ureterovesical junction and the mechanism of micturition were studied both in the works of Galen (130-200 AD) and in the works of 6 Islamic medical scholars who lived in the period from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries AD (Alrazi, Alzahrawi, Ibn Sina, Al-Baghdadi, Ibn El Nefis and Ibn El Quff). The study relied, only, on o
Hydrogen Storage Case Study Teacher Notes
This module contains the Teacher Notes for the Hydrogen Storage for Use as a Fuel Case Study.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts' bodies change in space?
Study changes in an astronaut's body due to life in a reduced gravity environment and simulate vinegar's effect on bones.
NASA KSNN Did you know astronauts study sand in space?
Find out more about how astronauts study sand in space and experiment with sand stability as water is added.
NASA KSNN How do satellites help us study Earth from space?
Find out more about how satellites help us study Earth from space and demonstrate how satellite pictures and information are transmitted from space to Earth.
NASA KSNN How many satellites does NASA use to study the Earth?
Learn more about how many satellites NASA uses to study Earth and demonstrate how satellites stay in orbit around Earth.
NASA CONNECT The Measurement of All Things: Atmospheric Detectives
In NASA CONNECT Atmospheric Detectives, NASA scientists and researchers introduce students to the study of atmospheric science. They demonstrate the use of mathematics and remote sensing to measure the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere and how human activity contribute to the amount of these aerosols in the atmosphere. Grades 4-8
The Quilt Index
This is a hub of information on American quilts and quilt-making. It now features images and documentation for hundreds of quilts from Kentucky, Tennessee, Michigan, and Illinois. An online discussion is open to anyone interested in the documentation or study of quilts, quilters, and quilting history.
Integrating Service Learning and Field Research into a Community Engagement Experience in Huamachuco
A principal objective of the MSU semester-long study abroad program in Peru entitled Community Engagement and Interdisciplinary Study of Global Issues in the Peruvian Highlands
Myths and Truths of Caribbean Tourism (Dominican Republic)
This panel will address issues of inequality associated with the development of tourism infrastructure in the Caribbean, specifically in the Dominican Republic. The panelists attended the study abroad trip Tourism and Regional Development in the Caribbean: The Dominican Republic Experience
The Great Depression and the 1990s
This lesson asks students to research a modern government program having roots in the New Deal. Following their research, students participate in a congressional forum where they debate which programs should be continued. Recommended for grade 11, can be adapted for other grades.
The Hannah Arendt Papers
This site offers selections from a writer whose work is one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Selections include an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a chronology of her life, and an index of all folders in the Arendt Papers.
The People... Native Americans
Gather information on American Indian leaders and culture. Study essays, music, maps and images related to the treatment and portrayal of American Indians by European explorers and settlers. Examine treaties dating from 1778-1842 and images and documents relating to assimilating American Indians through ...
What Is an American?
In 1782 Jean de Crèvecoeur published Letters from an American Farmer in which he defined an American as a "descendent of Europeans" who, if he were "honest, sober and industrious," prospered in a welcoming land of opportunity which gave him choice of occupation and residence. Students will look at life histories from the interviews of everyday Americans conducted by Works Progress Administration officials between 1936-1940 to see if his definition still holds true in this country 150 years late