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Voices of Slavery: 'They Were Saving Me For a Breeding Woman' - This Cruel War During 1929 and 1930, an Africa-American scholar named Ophelia Settle Egypt, conducted nearly 100 interviews with former slaves. Working then at Fisk University, she was the first person to ever conduct such a large scale endeavor. Accompanied by Charles Johnson, a black sociologist, she was able to get the former slaves to open up about the waning days of the institution. Aliens DO Exist, Says Top Secret FBI Memo Found By UFO Researchers Aliens do exist, according to a top secret FBI memo found by researchers into UFOs. Investigators at the Hakui Centre for UFO Research in Tokyo, Japan, claim they have discovered a document that proves there is extra-terrestrial life. The FBI memo contains details about flying saucers being piloted by three feet tall aliens. The Bureau is said to be concerned about the findings at the research centre, fearing the discovery could lead to members of the public gaining access to thousands of documents.

American Revolution: Early Colonial Era 1000 A.D. -Leif Ericson, a Viking seaman, explores the east coast of North America and sights Newfoundland, establishing a short-lived settlement there. 1215 - The Magna Carta document is adopted in England, guaranteeing liberties to the English people, and proclaiming basic rights and procedures which later become the foundation stone of modern democracy. 1492 - Christopher Columbus makes the first of four voyages to the New World, funded by the Spanish Crown, seeking a western sea route to Asia. On October 12, sailing the Santa Maria, he lands in the Bahamas, thinking it is an outlying Japanese island. 1497 - John Cabot of England explores the Atlantic coast of Canada, claiming the area for the English King, Henry VII.

BCcampus OpenEd Resources Principles of Economics Faculty reviewed Adopted Ancillary Resources Author(s): Timothy Taylor, Macalester College, Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary WashingtonDate: Jun 28, 2016Description: Published by OpenStax College, Principles of Economics covers the scope and sequence for a two-semester principles of economics course. The text also includes many current examples, including; discussions on the great recession, the controversy among economists over the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), the recent government shutdown, and the appointment of the United States’ first female Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen.

PBS: Lewis and Clark February 15, 2016 What was America like at the time of Lewis and Clark? Read Circa 1803. Site MapThe Corps of Discovery didn't always know where it was going. Gettysburg Animated Map « Back to Maps | More on Gettysburg » « View All Animated Maps | More Animated Maps: JavaScript and Adobe Flash 9 are required to view the CWPT Animated Maps. Watch our animated map of the Battle of Gettysburg, produced by Wide Awake Films. Learn more about this important Civil War battle in Pennsylvania. ​Mysterious 'X-Files' noises captured 22 miles above Earth's surface — RT News Published time: May 05, 2015 15:10 Reuters/Terry Virts/NASA For the first time in 50 years, mysterious 'X-Files' sounds have been recorded from the edge of space. A helium balloon built by a student for a NASA project captured the eerie hisses and whistles 22 miles above the Earth's surface. The bizarre noises were captured using equipment designed and built by Daniel Bowman, a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to LiveScience. The instruments recorded atmospheric infrasound – sound waves at frequencies below 20 hertz.

American Slave Narratives From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves. What makes the WPA narratives so rich is that they capture the very voices of American slavery, revealing the texture of life as it was experienced and remembered.

Open Educational Resources Utah's Open Textbook Projects Utah has geared up to begin providing teachers, students, and parents with materials to support the Utah Core Standards, instruction, and teaching. Created by groups of content and teaching experts, including university faculty, district and school specialists, teachers, and USOE staff. Science Utah’s first OER project was science. USOE has been working with science for over several years.

The Oregon Trail This web site is brought to you by teachers Michael Trinklein and Steven Boettcher, creators of The Oregon Trail, the award-winning documentary film which aired nationally on PBS. During the three years we spent researching the film, we found lots of great material we thought would be great for teachers and home schoolers--so we built this this site to make it all available. Enjoy the adventure! Copyright c. 2012 by Boettcher+Trinklein Inc. All the articles on this site were written by Michael Trinklein. Contact us at mike@btmedia.us Teaching With Documents Skip Navigation. Teachers Home > Teachers' Resources > Teaching With Documents Songshan-A Conservation Window in China By Margaret Southern With millions of visitors pouring into China for the 2008 Olympic Games, a nature reserve just 55 miles from Beijing presented an opportunity for tourists to experience the region’s spectacular biodiversity up close. Nestled in the depths of the Yangshan Mountains, 11,500-acre Songshan National Nature Reserve is home to hundreds of plant and animal species, including four nationally protected animals: the golden eagle, imperial eagle, golden leopard and black stork. But the reserve lacks the necessary facilities to accommodate increased ecotourism and does not have the resources to help limit unregulated public access, which has already damaged sensitive areas in the reserve. That’s why the Chinese government has asked The Nature Conservancy to help transform Songshan — and 50 other nature reserves across the country — into a world-class nature reserves that safeguard their rich habitat and promote sustainable ecotourism.

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