The First Cholera Pandemic - Top 10 Terrible Epidemics Cholera has been around for centuries — the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates seems to allude to it in his work — but for a long time it was restricted to the delta region of India's Ganges River. It wasn't until 1817 when, carried by travelers along trade routes, the disease spread throughout the rest of India and into what is now modern-day Burma and Sri Lanka. Referred to as "Asiatic cholera" by Britain and the U.S. (which would not be hit by the disease until the 1830s), it eventually reached the Philippines and even Iraq, where 18,000 people died during one three-week period in 1821.
The Unexpected NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory Named after the Indian-American astronomer Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Chandra was launched and deployed by Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999. Chandra is unique because of its sensitivity and its extremely high precision mirrors. These features have led to discoveries in many areas of astronomy, especially in relation to the life cycles of stars, the role of supermassive black holes in the evolution of galaxies, and the study of dark matter and dark energy. VocalNationalAnthems Jana Gana Mana (Bengali: জন গণ মন, Jôno Gôno Mono) is the national anthem of India. Written in highly Sanskritized Bengali, it is the first of five stanzas of a Brahmo hymn composed and scored by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It was first sung at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress on 27 December 1911. Jana Gana Mana was officially adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the Indian national anthem on January 24, 1950. An earlier poem by Tagore (Amar Shonar Bangla) was later selected as the national anthem of Bangladesh.
History Engine: Tools for Collaborative Education and Research Table of Contents I. Introduction II. The History Project - University of California, Davis The Marchand Archive is an ever-expanding collection of document-based lesson plans (Documentary Source Problems) and more than 8,600 images (Image Archive). This site brings together the original Adventures in Roland Marchand's File Cabinet launched in 1999 and the Marchand Image Archive launched in 2001. With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, we have expanded the original Marchand image collection to include images from other UC Davis faculty including Andres Resendez, Alan Taylor, Cynthia Brantley, Joan Cadden, Louis Warren, and Karen Halttunen (now at USC). We have supplemented Roland's documentary source problems with lessons based on images in this expanded collection and developed by outstanding teachers associated with The History Project.
SIW November 11 - The Spanish Flu - ABC Sydney Subscribe to Self Improvement Wednesday: Copy this address into your podcast application - This week's lesson is the NSW experience of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919. Your teacher is Jeremy McAnulty, the Director of Communicable Diseases, with NSW Health. Now take the quiz! 1. How many extra hospital beds were opened in NSW in 1918 in preparation for the arrival of the Spanish flu?
All About Explorers Henry Hudson According to detailed records recently discovered in the archives of the Cork County Records Office in Ireland, Henry Hudson was born in room 441 of the Blarney Medical Center at 3:17 PM on Monday, August 13, 1593. He was a very well-educated man who attended the famous Harvard University. EDSITEment's Back-to-School Lesson Plans U.S. History and Government: From Magna Carta to the First Great Awakening EDSITEment, from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities and the Verizon Foundation, and brings online humanities resources directly to the classroom through exemplary lesson plans and student activities.
Learning Resources Exhibition Self-Guide Use this guide to enhance your visit! It highlights the service and sacrifice of generations of American men and women, provides an exhibit overview, and directs you to activity stations in the exhibition. This document is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. For Visiting School Groups Australians at War The Australians at War education kit is an integrated package that draws on the resources of each of the eight episodes of the television series as well as this website. The education kit, as with all components of the Australians at War project, examines the effects of war on the lives of Australians and how the nation has been shaped by those experiences. Maintaining the thematic and dramatic structure of the television series, the education kit explores the ideas and themes in a way that complements the National Curriculum Profile (Studies of Society and Environment). The education kits have been forwarded to all of the nations' primary and secondary schools and are also available for download below.