Infrared Astronomy Tutorial
examines infrared light, how it was discovered, infrared astronomy, atmospheric windows, and more. An infrared astronomy timeline is included, along with links to news and discoveries, images, and classroom activities.
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History
Debates have raged for years over whether the Soviet legacy was best characterized by its successes or its crimes. Was Lenin's revolution one of history's great events, later perverted by Stalin; or was the October Revolution, which rejected God, dispossessed large segments of the population, and made the entire people subject to the state, flawed from the moment of inception? Rather than answering the question, we hope with this web site to help students and readers understand the more complica
Historical Geology Animations
This site features Flash and Windows Media animations that illustrate various aspects of geologic history. They depict fossil cast formation, the Big Bang and earth through geologic time, the significance of isotopic dating techniques, and views of dinosaurs. These resources are suitable for use in lectures, labs, or other teaching activities.
Movie in the Making
In this project students will report on a book by describing how they would turn that book into a motion picture. After reading and studying the main components of their novel (character, plot, conflict, climax and denouement), students will use their imaginations to explain how they would cast and direct the movie versions. This project also provides enrichment activities where in the students will access archived materials such as the Academy Awards Data Base, movie posters, and movie reviews.
By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943
This is a collection of 900 boldly colored and graphically diverse posters produced as part of FDR's New Deal. These striking silkscreens, lithographs, and woodcuts were created to publicize health and safety programs; cultural programs including art exhibitions, theatrical, and musical performances; travel and tourism; educational programs; and community activities.
Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982
The Buckaroos in Paradise Collection presents documentation of a Nevada cattle-ranching community, with a focus on the family-run Ninety-Six Ranch. The documentation was largely the work of the Paradise Valley Folklife Project (1978-1982), a research initiative conducted by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. This collection presents 41 motion pictures and 28 sound recordings that tell the story of life and work on the Ninety-Six Ranch and of its cowboys, known in the region
Edmund C. Boynton next to piano
Edmund Boynton stands with one hand on a piano in the Boynton family home in Los Angeles. An upholstered rocking chair is next to him. The upright piano is covered with a cloth and has several pictures hanging above it. A piece of sheet music for "The Holy City" by Stephen Adams is set up on the piano.
Literacy Education in Non-Formal Settings
The main objective of these handbooks is to build the capacities of facilitators and other literacy and non-formal education personnel to promote learning and development at the community level. The instructional packages include animations, video, posters, booklets and illustrations about literacy, saving money, health, environment and important everyday life issues.
Against All Odds
In "Against All Odds", students follow a young person's flight from oppression in his or her home country to exile in an asylum country. The game is intended to increase students' awareness and knowledge about refugees -- where they come from, what situations they have faced and how they adapt to their new lives. Educators across the United States can help students learn about the plight of refugees and understand the importance of treating refugees with tolerance and respect. UNHCR offers free
Holoprosencephaly derives from failure of separation of the cerebral hemispheres. In the most severe forms (alobar and semilobar type) there is one undivided cerebral mass that contains a crescent shaped rudimentary ventricular cavity. Severe cranio-facial anomalies (cyclopia, hypotelorism, median clkeft face) are almost the rule. In lobar holoprosencephaly derangement of cerebral anatomy is less pronounced. The etiology is heterogeneous. Autosomal trisomies, trisomy 13 in particular, can be fou
The Soviet-Finnish Peace
Recognition of the Soviet Union;Mannerheim Line; Finland; Soviet Union;Leaflet explaining the rationale behind the Soviet Union's invasion of Finland.
Foto: Modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945
During and directly after World War I, four great empires (Germany, Austro-Hungary, Russia, and the Ottomans) crumbled precipitously, to be replaced by more than one dozen fledgling nation-states. The largely agrarian, in some cases semifeudal, societies of central Europe were thrust nearly overnight into crises of civil war, unemployment, or inflation — and beyond these crises into a world propelled by mass media and consumer economies. Becoming modern was attractive but also anxiety-provokin
"What the Ancients Knew" Roman Baths
Host Jack Turner explores a replica of the great baths in Rome, which was designed with an innovative heating system. This video explains how they are built and how they worked. Part of a series.
GI Diary: Battle of Okinawa part 1 of 3
"Okinawa - At the Emperor's Doorstep" episode from "WWII: GI Diary"..... This old 1978 TV docu-drama was narrated by Lloyd Bridges and told the stories of real soldiers/sailors/pilots and their first-hand experiences in battle. Archival footage and good background music really made the stories come alive.....about 25 episodes were made. Video converted from really old VHS tape.......... This is the story of the invasion and capture of the island of Okinawa in 1945--the last major land battle of
Kennedy on integration at the University of Alabama
Kennedy sends troops to integrate the University of Alabama
Growth of Cities
Cities up and down the state of California grew rapidly during the Gold Rush era. Some of these cities were veritable boomtowns: San Francisco, a small village in 1847, was a bustling city by 1849, just two years later. San Francisco's population boom even had an impact on its geography. One image from 1847 shows Montgomery Street on the waterfront; but a photograph taken in 1862 shows that the waterfront had been filled to increase the city's real estate, pushing Montgomery Street inland. South
How to Skype - Basics Part 1 of 2
Takes you by the hand and shows you the ins and outs of skype. The tabs, personalizing your profile, chatting and talking via voice.
Tips On Categorizing Videos on WatchKnow.org
This WatchKnow video tutorial (a screencast) explains how to fix common problems with categorizing videos and editing the Directory. Topics include: (1) unsorted videos; (2) using too borad of a category; (3) the category you need doesn't exist yet; (4) too many videos in a category; (5) how to deal with multi-part videos; (6) duplicate categories; (7) specialized category not filed "deeply" enough; (8) category names not in Title Case. For additional information on editing
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
Breaking Up is Hard to Do
The collapse of the Soviet State in 1991 was followed by Chechen President Dzhokhar Dudayev's declaration of the Chechen Republic's independence from Moscow. Concerned over the loss of its territorial integrity, Russian troops invaded the breakaway republic and a civil war ensued. In l996, Chechen rebels regained control of the capital, Grozny, from Russian forces, almost destroying the city in the process. Fighting in Chechnya continues to this day, although on a relatively smaller scale. The W