geteach.com Ellis Island — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts 1630-1770 Ellis Island is little more than a spit of sand in the Hudson River, located just south of Manhattan. The Mohegan Indians who lived on the nearby shores call the island Kioshk, or Gull Island. In the 1630s, a Dutch man, Michael Paauw, acquires the island and renames it Oyster Island for the plentiful amounts of shellfish on its beaches. 1775-1865 Around the time of the Revolutionary War, the New York merchant Samuel Ellis purchases the island, and builds a tavern on it that caters to local fisherman. Ellis dies in 1794, and in 1808 New York State buys the island from his family for $10,000. Meanwhile, the first federal immigration law, the Naturalization Act, is passed in 1790; it allows all white males living in the U.S. for two years to become citizens. Nearly 5 million people will arrive from northern and western Europe over the next 45 years. Concurrently, large numbers of Germans flee political and economic unrest. 1920-1935 President Warren G. 1998 In 1998, the U.S.
Earth from Above a collection of aerial photography "Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet. Coal mine in South Africa Sha Kibbutz, Israel Military cemetery in Verdun, France Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark Elephants on the savannah, Botswana Favelas in Rio de Janeiro Ruins of the medieval city of Shali, Egypt Switzerland Gullholmen, Sweden Denver, USA Fraser Island dune, Australia Pena, Portugal Amazon River, Brazil Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa Machu Picchu, Peru Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia The Changping District in Beijing, China Cattle near the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya Tasmania, Australia Boat Houses in Lagos, Nigeria Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Hashima Island, Japan Stockholm, Sweden Boats stranded on the dry Aral Sea, Kazakhstan Varanasi, India
11 Ways to Find and View Panoramic Images Thanks to developments in camera and web technology it has become quite easy to capture panoramic imagery. Panoramic imagery provides viewers of a better sense of the view one experiences when standing in a location. For example, a panorama of the Grand Canyon is more informative than a standard image view. Here are some great places where you can find panoramic imagery online. AirPano offers dozens of spectacular 360 panoramas of famous landmarks and cities around the world. Panoguide is a site on which users can browse through galleries geolocated on a Google Map. Patrimonium-mundi.org is undertaking an ambitious project to capture and share 360 degree panoramas of all of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tours from Above hosts panoramic aerial imagery of cities and landmarks around the world. Vista Zoo is a Google Map featuring 3D panoramic tours of more than 1400 locations around the globe. 360 Cities provides extremely clear panoramic imagery of places around the world.
Grand Canyon River Archaeology, Introduction Welcome to a virtual tour of archaeological excavations along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. These excavations took place between 2007 and 2009. On this tour, you will visit archaeological sites that lay mostly hidden for centuries. In all, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) excavated nine archaeological sites along the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon during three years of fieldwork. Erosion caused by this arroyo exposed part of a prehistoric wall. During excavation, archaeologists recovered artifacts such as potsherds and stone tools. This kiva was unearthed during the excavation at Palisades. During the excavations, NPS rangers gave tours to nearly 2,000 river-rafters and backpackers, providing them with an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see an excavation in progress in the Grand Canyon. Ranger Allyson Mathis showing river rafters the excavation in progress at Palisades.
Photo Album 7 Resources for Teaching and Learning About Mount Everest This is one of those posts that I write every year just because this is one of my "pet topics." Visiting the Himalayas is on my life list so I like to write about Mount Everest when I get a chance. This year's spring climbing season on Mount Everest is underway so I thought I would review some resources for teaching and learning about Mount Everest. National Geographic Expeditions has a lesson plan for middle school students about the history and development of climbing Mount Everest. The lesson plan also touches on the physical challenges posed by high altitude mountaineering. The Rest of Everest video podcast provides more than 100 hours of video and commentary from two expeditions to the Himalayas. Panoramas.dk, hosts dozens of other interactive panoramas from around the world. Everest: Beyond the Limit was a Discovery series that chronicled the efforts of amateur mountain climbers attempting to climb Mount Everest.