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Smithsonian Natural History Web: African Voices

Smithsonian Natural History Web: African Voices

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David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Elizabeth Harris Johnson Memoir, 1867-1923 Elizabeth Johnson Harris was born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1867 to parents who had been slaves. Her 85 page handwritten memoir provides glimpses of her early childhood, of race relations, of her own ambivalence about her place as an African-American in society and of the importance of religion and education in her life. This online collection includes full text of her memoirs as well as several of her poems and vignettes that were published in various newspapers during her lifetime. Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson: Slave Letters from the Campbell Family Papers

Al-Mizan ‘Al-Mizan’ is the Arabic word for balance - both the familiar measuring instrument and the metaphorical pursuit of justice and harmony in all human endeavours. For hundreds of years after the advent of Islam, Arabic was the language in which mathematics and science were most actively studied. The intellectual achievements of scholars in the Islamic world were matched by the emergence of a highly distinctive visual and artistic culture. This exhibition explores the connections between the sciences and arts in Muslim societies. It presents highlights from the Museum’s collection of Islamic scientific instruments alongside medieval manuscripts, metalwork and ceramics on loan from other major collections. The links between scientific inquiry and artistic beauty are vividly revealed through the decorative and practical work of the craftsman.

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources - Stanford University Evaluating web resources Google Free Translation Babel Fish Free Translation What to do if you can't access a site Background to the Africa directory Design Credits Thanks Prepared by Karen Fung for the Information and Communication Technology Group (ICTG), African Studies Association, USA. Disclaimer: Listing of a business or organization in this directory is not an endorsement or guarantee regarding the products or services of the business or organization.

Internet History Sourcebooks Internet African History Sourcebook Africa is both the most clearly defined of continents - in its geography - and the hardest to pin down in historical terms. Human beings originated in Africa and, as a result, there is more diversity of human types and societies than anywhere else. It is not possible, in any non-ideological way, to claim any one of these peoples or societies as more essentially "African" than others; nor is it possible to exclude a given society as "not really African". Survivor Stories Coming of Age features twelve stories of Holocaust survivors and one story of an individual who grew up in the Mandate of Palestine during the same period. Below are summaries of those stories, with important topics noted. When choosing stories we recommend taking into account the following: The historical events you would like your class to studyThe level of knowledge your students have about the HolocaustThe stories that are recommended for your type of schoolIf your students will be able to follow testimonies with English subtitles As with all curricula, you are urged to examine all materials fully before using them. Please read stories and watch the associated testimonies before deciding which stories are appropriate for your students.

Digital Karnak: Welcome The colossal site of Karnak is one of the largest temple complexes in the world, with an incredibly rich architectural, ritual, religious, economic, social and political history. The Amun-Ra precinct, which includes an astonishing number of individual temples, shrines and processional ways, stands as a micro-cosmos of ancient Egypt. We invite you to experience Karnak – to learn about an ancient site that still resonates today because of its monumental pylons, towering columns, stunning reliefs and architectural marvels. Enter the temple precinct and discover its rich religious, political and architectural history.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world, Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people, Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Exploring Africa The Exploring Africa! curriculum is divided into units, modules, and learning activities. Each unit covers a major topic or theme in the study of Africa, which is then divided into thematic, disciplinary, regional, or country modules. Each module is comprised of learning activities, which are each aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Explore African art, history, and political and social themes through essays, timelines, images, and games. by nda_librarian Apr 27

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