"After the Ball": Lyrics from the Biggest Hit of the 1890s
The 1890s witnessed the emergence of a commercial popular music industry in the United States. Sales of sheet music, enabling consumers to play and sing songs in their own parlors, skyrocketed during the "Gay Nineties," led by Tin Pan Alley, the narrow street in midtown Manhattan that housed the country's major music publishers and producers. Although Tin Pan Alley was established in the 1880s, it only achieved national prominence with the first "platinum" song hit in American music history--Cha
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Kids Gardening Themes
We use gardening as a vehicle for encouraging children to make good food choices, augmenting classroom studies with experiential learning, building a love of nature, stimulating social interaction, facilitating cultural exchange, and more. Each of the following topics in our Thematic Explorations Library features scads of classroom stories, curriculum connections, "how-to" articles, related Web sites, and more. We hope they will inspire you to cultivate curious learners.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

An Activity to Introduce the Geoscience Perspective
This exercise is intended to connect students to geology and to remind them of the diverse ways in which people, including geoscientists, relate to rocks. Groups of students are asked to examine rock samples from specific perspectives such as sculptors, landowners or geologists, and then present relevant observations and questions. Next, individuals write one-minute papers summarizing what they have learned and evaluating the activity. On this Starting Point page, users can access information ab
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Borders
'Borders' begins with a short dramatic piece that introduces the issues of complicity, resistance, and boundaries. This work continues to investigate these themes in the style of a documentary. In the prologue, actor Steve Buscemi plays Ted, a young scientist who goes to work at a large scientific research facility. Here he develops ideas that, much to the dismay and rebuff of his jealous fellow researchers who gather around a vending machine, are embraced by his supervisors. The young scientist
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, The
Everett Goodwin reads from his poem 'To A Down and Out Brother, 'Program consists of an interview with Washington, DC poet and playwright Everett Goodwin. Host Barbara Barrow speaks with Goodwin about the ideas behind his poems, how he started writing and getting published, and issues related to the production of his upcoming play. Program includes Goodwin's readings from his book of poems The Blues Ain't Nothing But a Poem, including, 'Loving Nothing But The Blues,' 'To A Down and Out Brother,'
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Drilling for the Ocean's Secrets
This NASA site (for kids) features the career of oceanographer Will Sager, who narrates how the Ocean Drilling Program is involved in drilling and interpreting rocks and sediments from the ocean floor. Color images are also included.
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
Now an annual event, National Engineers Week was founded by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951. In 1988, the National Engineers Week consortium expanded and now includes more than 100 engineering, scientific, and education societies and major corporations dedicated to enhancing the public understanding of the engineering profession and to promoting pre-college interest in math, science, and engineering as a career option. From this website, visitors can read suggestions for w
Author(s): Creator not set

License information
Related content

Rights not set

The Rock Cycle: Understanding the Earth's Crust
Teachers, are you looking for new activities to excite your students about the evolution of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks? This website, developed by the non-profit organization Math/Science Nucleus, provides numerous hands-on activities for each grade from kindergarten through sixth. The chemistry section deals with the mystery of why and how minerals and rocks are formed. The minerals segment provides students with an appreciation of the basic building blocks of rocks as well as
Author(s): Creator not set

License information
Related content

Rights not set

Can you draw a picture of the stars on an American flag?
This online activity offers students a chance to analyze possible patterns for the 50 stars on the US flag. Students determine the possible patterns using the clue that each row contains either one more or one less star than the row next to it. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site, where real-world uses of mathematics are emphasized. The activity features a solution hint and a solution that suggests two ways to think about the problem and shows
Author(s): National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

License information
Related content

Content copyright 1999-2002 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Auburn University Campus Marker
This image is a color photograph of the campus marker/sign at the main entrance to Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. Postcard text: (back) University Campus Marker, Auburn University ... Presented by Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, 1960.
Author(s): Auburn University Photographic Services

License information
Related content

This image is the property of the Auburn University Libraries and is intended for non-commercial use. Users of the image are asked to acknowledge the Auburn University Libraries. For information about

Field Journal: Compare
This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web site, where young children can explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. The challenge here is to compare examples within categories of field evidence. On the opening page, the 11 comparison activities are listed: Seashells, Birds, Insects, Butterflies, Rocks, Leaves, Animal Tracks, Reptiles, Flowers, Fish, and Spiders. On the first page of each comparison activity, there are side-by-side photos of three differe
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Field Journal: Rocks
This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web site, where young children can explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. The challenge here is to take a closer look at three rocks: Gowganda Tillite, Loraine Quartzite, and Gowganda Glacial Conglomerate. On the opening page, there are side-by-side photos of the three rocks; students are asked to describe each rock. Clicking a rock's photo takes students to a magnified view of the rock that also asks students tw
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Country Club, Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1906
This image is a black and white photograph of a building used by the Country Club in Montgomery, Ala., circa 1906. Postcard text (back): word "postcard" written in three languages. Handwritten message (on front) addressed (on back) to Miss Kati Lane, Auburn, Ala., postmarked September 10, 1906.
Author(s): Creator not set

License information
Related content

This image is the property of the Auburn University Libraries and is intended for non-commercial use. Users of the image are asked to acknowledge the Auburn University Libraries. For information about

Field Journal: Field Journals
This online activity is part of the museum's Online Field Journal Web site, where young children can explore the wonders of nature with the help of an adult. Here, they get guidance about how to observe nature with printable field journal pages. On the opening page, the 11 field journals are listed: Seashells, Birds, Insects, Butterflies, Rocks, Leaves, Animal Tracks, Reptiles, Flowers, Fish, and Spiders. The first page of each field journal activity includes instructions designed to focus the e
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Jefferson County Court House, Birmingham, Alabama
This image is a colorized photograph of the Jefferson County Court House in Birmingham, Ala. Postcard text: (back) The Jefferson County Court House is constructed of steel, concrete and gray granite -- height ten stories, jail occupies the 7th and 8th floors -- spacious law library on top floor -- estimated cost three million dollars. Handwritten message (on back) addressed to Miss Martha Rose Vickers, Abbeville, Ala., postmarked June 7, 1937.
Author(s): Creator not set

License information
Related content

This image is the property of the Auburn University Libraries and is intended for non-commercial use. Users of the image are asked to acknowledge the Auburn University Libraries. For information about

Intersecting Isograds at Whetstone Lake
This 15-slide PowerPoint presentation takes the viewer through a real life investigation of metamorphic terrane consisting of pelitic and calcareous rocks. The investigation includes recognition of 5 reactions that take place in the area. P-T, AFM, and T-X diagrams provide visual tools used to assess the conditions under which the metamorphic rocks formed. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Igneous Structures and Field Relationships
This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation illustrates the structural and field relationships of igneous rocks and igneous processes in pictures, cross-sections, and plan view diagrams. Topics include pyroclastic flows, explosive volcanism, flow area, columnar jointing in basalt, feeder dikes and vents, and numerous other concepts pertaining to igneous rocks. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/N
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Igneous Rocks of the Convergent Margins
This set of lecture notes discusses the occurrence and tectonic settings of igneous rocks near convergent plate margins. A discussion of petrography includes major element composition, calc-alkaline trends in ternary diagrams, trace element variations, isotopes to distinguish magma sources, and the origin of igneous rocks at convergent margins. The lecture notes include helpful illustrations, maps and phase diagrams. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleto
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Igneous Petrology
This PowerPoint presentation is part of the Whitman College petrology course. The presentation provides an introduction to the structure of the earth in the context of the generation of igneous rocks. Slides in the presentation cover the composition of layers of the earth, P-wave and S-wave velocities through layers of the earth, pressure and heat characteristics of the earth, and regions of igneous generation within the earth. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://s
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content

Granitoid Rocks
This 16-slide PowerPoint presentation discusses the characteristics of granitoid rocks including geographic occurrence, rare earth elements, enclave characteristics, pressure-temperature conditions, the influence of water, and tectonic setting. This resource is part of the Teaching Petrology collection. http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/petrology03/index.html
Author(s): No creator set

License information
Related content