Circus in America: 1793-1940
This archive traces the history of the American circus since 1793, when British equestrian John Rickets presented the first circus in America. Learn about the acts, animals, people, music, and marketing of circuses -- and the impact of the circus on popular culture in America. Get an in depth look at six major circuses, including P.T. Barnum and the Ringling Brothers. A timeline and video clips are provided. The site contains artifacts from private collections, museums, archives, brought togethe
"Continued Employment after the War?": The Women's Bureau Studies Postwar Plans of Women Workers
During World War II, the defense industry expanded and American men mobilized for military service. Many women found jobs previously unavailable to them in aircraft plants, shipyards, manufacturing companies, and the chemical, rubber, and metals factories producing war materials. These jobs paid higher salaries than those traditionally categorized as "women's work," such as teaching, domestic service, clerical work, nursing, and library science. Married women were discouraged from working outsid
Chinese Exclusion Act
Starting with the Gold Rush, Chinese migrated to California and other regions of the United States in search of work. As several photographs show, many Chinese found work in the gold mines and on the railroads. They accepted $32.50 a month to work on the Union Pacific in Wyoming in 1870 for the same job that paid white workers $52 a month. This led to deep resentment by the whites, who felt the Chinese were competing unfairly for jobs. White labor unions blamed the Chinese for lower wages and la
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
Evolve allows students to model evolution and get quick results from population genetics experiments. With Evolve, you can control: * the starting population size * overall population size * intensity of natural selection * pattern of inheritance * proportion of migration in a hypothetical population Learners could develop: * a better understanding of evolutionary processes and their interactions * the ability to differentiate between the effects of fecundity and s
Formatting the Script
For the first lesson of this course, you are given a short story and you are told to format the story into the proper format for a motion picture script. Now is an excellent time to learn script formatting. This is a task that people do every day in Hollywood so this lesson give you excellent practice. You can download a free yet working demo version of Final Draft which is a script typing and script formatting program. This is the ideal program for learning script formatting. There are versions
Wonders of the Natural World - Paricutin Volcano A look at one of the seven wonders of the Natural world. Video gives details about the Paricutin Volcano. In 1943, the Paricutin Volcano grew 336 meters and would continue to grow for eight years. Twenty eruptions of lava occurred in these eight years, until 1952 when it stopped. All the land around it was scorched because of the lava. It is a monogenetic volcano so it would never erupt again. It is the youngest volcano of the
A look at one of the seven wonders of the Natural world. Video gives details about the Paricutin Volcano. In 1943, the Paricutin Volcano grew 336 meters and would continue to grow for eight years. Twenty eruptions of lava occurred in these eight years, until 1952 when it stopped. All the land around it was scorched because of the lava. It is a monogenetic volcano so it would never erupt again. It is the youngest volcano of the
Advances in nanotechnology
In this podcast, Professor Moriarty discusses nanotechnology, and how it has led to a convergence of the traditional sciences. He talks about the commercial applications of nanotechnology such as hard disk technology in laptops, stain free materials and fabrics, self-cleaning windows and advanced water filtration. He also touches on some of the myths about nanotechnology as well as some of the real dangers of Nanotechnology and the steps governments are taking to regulate it. Professor Moriarty
Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes twelve thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft Excel 2007 is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for windows. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA. This guide will get you started working with Excel 2007 and covers: Data entry and formatting, using formulas and functions, presenting data with charts, and database features in Excel.
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
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.
Exploration and experimentation with letter forms and page layout for expressive communication. Fundamental typographic principles, font recognition, and analysis of both historical and post modern design theory. Emphasis on content, form, and technique for effective use of typography in ads, posters, newsletters and other visual communications.
The Down Low Talk Show - Exploring the Controversy over Laws Regulating "Sagging" Pants
In this lesson, students consider their own ideas about fashion and debate the controversy over sagging pants by participating in a simulated radio talk show. They conclude by designing personal fashion statement posters.
X Is for Wonderment - Understanding the Role of the X Chromosome in Human Genetics
In this lesson, students read a "job description" of motherhood and reflect on its meaning and accuracy. In groups, they research and make and present posters about a sex-linked genetic condition and evaluate possible hereditary scenarios by drawing Punnett squares. Finally, they write a short essay explaining how sex might be genetically linked to certain descriptors.
Solar System Lithograph Set for Space Science
This set of posters contains images of the Sun, the nine planets, Earth's moon, the moons of Jupiter, asteroids, and comets. Each poster features a brief description of the image, some statistical facts, and significant dates in the study of these objects.
Transplanting a Tradition: Li Huayi
Li Huayi, a painter of propaganda posters during the Cultural Revolution, reinvigorate the centuries-old tradition of Chinese landscape painting with his own, wholly contemporary vision. This Educator Guide explores the Chinese Cultural Revolution and Landscape Painting as well as contemporary painting.
Harpooned is a free game for Windows. It is a Cetacean Research Simulator, where you play the role of a Japanese scientist performing research on whales around Antarctica.
Windows Movie Maker in the English Classroom
Ready to revolutionize the book report? Give students the chance to enter into literature, concepts, biographies, and more in their own creative way: video editing. Free and simple software such as Windows Movie Maker make it easy for students to quickly become pros and to turn formal presentations ...
"Sylvie de Nerval et les genres lyriques : l’idylle, l’élégie, la satire" et ... Conférence n°1 : Sylvie de Nerval et les genres lyriques : l’idylle, l’élégie, la satire.
À partir des catégories de Schiller, distinguant la « poésie naïve » et la « poésie sentimentale », nous montrerons comment le récit de Sylvie, en faisant jouer l’opposition de l’idéal et de la réalité, relève ...
Conférence n°1 : Sylvie de Nerval et les genres lyriques : l’idylle, l’élégie, la satire.