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National Archives National Jukebox WARNING: Historical recordings may contain offensive language. Read the disclaimer Now Playing... Elk's reunion march Le parlate d'amor El teléfono a larga distancia At the jazz band ball Everybody's jazzin' it Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile! View This Playlist 1919 Victrola Book of the Opera Stories of the operas with illustrations and descriptions of Victor opera records. More about Victrola Book of the Opera News The National Jukebox debuts featuring more than 10,000 78rpm disc sides issued by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1900 and 1925. Imagine your computer as a new Gramophone purchased for family and friends to enjoy in your home parlor. Victor Advertisements The success of the Victor Talking Machine Company is often attributed to its aggressive and comprehensive print advertising campaigns. Coming Soon to the National Jukebox New recordings are added to the Jukebox periodically.

Associated Press Literary Time Travel 2: Back to the early 1800s with Jane Austen’s Emma | Helbling Readers BLOG The novels of Jane Austen let us examine the world of a transitory period in British History. Her stories seemingly focus on the life of the well-off upper class, their love stories and family issues. However, through Austen’s novels we do not only learn about the social customs and pastimes of the time, but we also – as if through a magic mirror – have glimpes of British and world history. Austen was also a witty social critic and she observed everyday life with a great sense of irony and humour. Jane Austen was born in 1775 and died in 1817. Explore the world of Jane Austen and the Regency Era in a collaborative, project- and web-based lesson. For this lesson you will need a good internet connection, a projector or an interactive whiteboard. Step 1: The story Who is Emma? You can either read the blurb or watch a film trailer. Do you know what match-making means? Watch the film trailer. Emma: Film trailer Step 2: Choose a topic to learn more about the time of the story. Topics:

Archival Research Catalog (ARC) of the National Archives Search the National Archives Catalog and other National Archives resources at once for information about our records. We’re excited to announce that in the National Archives Catalog you can now: Enjoy the updated homepage featuring background images from Catalog records Add your comments on digitized records, descriptions, and authority records Find what you need with a more intuitive advanced search Efficiently browse search results with better “Next Page” link placement Track your citizen archivist contributions with updated user account pages Add data from scanned records to your developer toolbox with increased API functionality We Want to Hear from You! Let us know what you think – what you like and what you don't! Contact us at for comments, suggestions, and problems you may experience while using the catalog.

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ABC Archives 80 Days ABC 80th Birthday site To celebrate the ABC's 80th birthday we collected 80 pieces of content to mark 80 important moments in our shared history. Looking back it's easy to see these moments changed the way Australians lived and thought. Mabo Native Title Timeline A selection of archival content documenting the timeline of native title in Australia. Moments in Time Gems from the Archives Moments in Time showcases a cross section of gems from the ABC Archives presented in an easy to use timeline.

Accueil Lobster Films Literary Time Travel 3: Back to mid-19th century London with Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist. | Helbling Readers BLOG In our Literary Time Travel series after visiting the 18th century with Jonathan Swift and Lemuel Gulliver, the early 19th century with Jane Austen and Emma, we are now in the mid-19th century right in the heart of Victorian London. Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist takes us on a realistic, if at times dark, journey into the first half of the 1800s. What can we learn about society, working conditions, and life in general from this novel? The lesson: Elementary or pre-intermediate level (CEF A1-A2), age 12-16. Tip: You can do the steps of the lesson together or you can assign it to five groups and they can present their findings in the next lesson. 1 The story of Oliver A) If you have already read the story, create a storymap together. B) If you haven’t read the story, read the blurb, look at the cover image and look at some illustrations from the book. 2 Dickens’ London There are some very important themes in this novel. What was a workhouse? What was life like in the dark streets of London?

CINEMATEK - In de kijker No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: CIA Director Admits Plans of Aerosol Spraying for Geoengineering Last week, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan addressed instability and transnational threats to global security at a meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations. During his long-winded talk of threats to US interests and how the largely CIA-created ISIL threat is impacting the world, Brennan brought up the topic of geoengineering. Another example is the array of technologies—often referred to collectively as geoengineering—that potentially could help reverse the warming effects of global climate change. One that has gained my personal attention is stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, a method of seeding the stratosphere with particles that can help reflect the sun’s heat, in much the same way that volcanic eruptions do. Brennan went on to echo the calls from some scientists who have called for aerial spraying. As promising as it may be, moving forward on SAI would raise a number of challenges for our government and for the international community.

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