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Black History Month 2005 Feature Stories   dot   Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III   dot   Emma Goldman   dot   Henry Luce   dot   Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms   dot   Lakota Winter Counts   dot   Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property   dot   Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures   dot   September 11, 2001, Documentary Project   dot   The E Pluribus Unum Project   dot   The Elizabeth Murray Project   dot   The Most Dangerous Woman in America

Black History Month 2005 Feature Stories

"Black History Month 2005 Feature Stories" offers 28 public service announcements for radio. Each 60- second sound clip tells the story of one African American who made significant contributions in architecture, art, automobile manufacturing, dance, chemistry, drafting, engineering, fashion design, law, medicine, military service, ophthalmology, physics, poetry, teaching, or another field or profession. (USCB) http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/radio/bhfeb.html

Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III

"Cuneiform Tablets: From the Reign of Gudea of Lagash to Shalmanassar III" presents clay tablets, cones, & brick fragments inscribed using the ancient writing system known as cuneiform. The Sumerians invented this writing system, which uses a wedge- shaped reed stylus to make impressions in clay. These 38 cuneiform tablets include school tablets, accounting records, & commemorative inscriptions. They are dated from the reign of Gudea of Lagash (2144-2124 B.C.) to Shalmanassar III (858- 824 B.C.). (LOC) http://international.loc.gov/intldl/cuneihtml/cuneihome.html

Emma Goldman

"Emma Goldman" is the companion website for a film about this Russian immigrant who championed women's equality, workers' rights, & free universal education. Goldman (1869-1940) defined the limits of dissent & free speech in Progressive Era America. Although her anarchist activism let to her imprisonment & deportation from the U.S., she later denounced Soviet totalitarianism & praised American for its high level of freedom. The website offers the film transcript, speeches, & historians' views of Goldman. (NEH) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldman/

Henry Luce

"Henry Luce" is the companion website for a film about the missionary's son who founded "Time" & "Life" magazines & became, in the late 1930s, America's most powerful mass communicator. The website includes an essay, career timeline, video clips not in the film, & an interview with the filmmaker. (NEH) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/luce_h.html

Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms

"Historic Maps in K-12 Classrooms" features lesson plans built around historically important maps on 18 topics: Columbus's world (1482), an Indian map of the Southeast (1721), Captain Cook & Hawaii (1778), "Nouvelle Orleans" & nearby French settlements (1723), the road from Missouri to Oregon (1843), turnpikes, canals, & railroads (1835), the transcontinental rail network (1878), a British plan of Boston (1775), World War II (1944), a farm in Illinois (1874), & Los Angeles (1979), & more. (NEH) http://www3.newberry.org/k12maps/

Lakota Winter Counts

"Lakota Winter Counts" offers the world's largest database of Lakota "winter counts" -- pictures drawn on cloth or buffalo hide to remember each year's key events (1701 to 1905). Ten Lakota bands' winter counts are shown side by side on a timeline. Compare how the bands depicted a particular year. Search for an image. Watch interviews with Lakota. Learn about the culture of this Sioux tribe of the northern plains that followed buffalo herds for food. A teachers guide is included. (NMNH/SI) http://wintercounts.si.edu/

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

"Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property" is the companion website of a film that examines the story of Turner & his revolt & how that story has been re-told repeatedly since 1831. Turner, a slave & preacher in Virginia, led a slave rebellion that resulted in the murder of more than 50 slave owners & their family members. Learn about the impact of the rebellion & about the film & individuals who made it. (NEH) http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/natturner/

Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures

"Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures" presents images published from 1914-19 by two New York newspapers. The images, produced by a new "rotogravure" printing process, show events of the war alongside news & advertisements of the day. Essays discuss the origin of the war, costs of the war, President Wilson's 14 points, the armistice, military technology, the sinking of the Lusitania, "pictures as propaganda," & the rotogravure process. A World War I timeline is included. (LOC) http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/rotogravures/

September 11, 2001, Documentary Project

"September 11, 2001, Documentary Project" captures eyewitness accounts, reactions, & opinions of people in the months after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, & United Airlines Flight 93. This online presentation includes nearly 200 audio & video interviews, 45 photos & drawings, & 21 written narratives. (LOC) http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/911_archive/

The E Pluribus Unum Project

"The E Pluribus Unum Project" examines Americans' attempt to make "one from many" in three pivotal decades: the 1770s, 1850s, & 1920s. Each decade is framed by an introductory essay with links to key topics & primary documents, including the Declaration of Independence, newspapers, & the rhetoric of the Revolution; reform, cultures of the North & South, religion, & popular movements; and prohibition, Broadway, evangelical Protestantism, & the Roaring Twenties. (NEH) http://www.assumption.edu/ahc/

The Elizabeth Murray Project

"The Elizabeth Murray Project" looks at the eventful life of Elizabeth Murray as a window into the world of revolutionary America. Murray was a shopkeeper in 18th-century Boston (selling imported British fashions) and married three times. Her friends included officers in both the Colonial & British armies, & her home was used as quarters by both armies. (NEH) http://back.acs.csulb.edu:8080/emurray/

The Most Dangerous Woman in America

"The Most Dangerous Woman in America" is a companion website for a film that examines the case of Typhoid Mary, a cook who was quarantined for life against her will in the early 1900s. The site includes a history of quarantine, a letter Mary Mallon wrote when petitioning the courts for her release, an examination of whether public health officials were to blame for Mallon's behavior, & a mysterious "disease outbreak" for students to solve. (NEH) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/typhoid

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