Browse by Topic (Library of Congress) - American History - Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929 These pages link to selected collection content available online at the Library of Congress, arranged by broad categories. The Library's online content represents only a small percentage of its physical holdings. Back to American History | Multiple Eras | The Americas to 1620 | Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763 | American Revolution, 1763-1783 | The New Nation, 1783-1815 | National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860 | Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877 | Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900 | Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929 | Great Depression & World War II, 1929-1945 | 1945 to the Present
» Syllabus General Information Instructor: Dr. Kathie Gossett Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 7 Essential iPad Apps for Designers Posted by Galia Sivan on 08/18/2012 in Graphics, Tools, Web Design | ∞ People with smartphones have a hard time remembering their lives before they could answer an email at 2 a.m, in a party, without breaking a sweat. The same can be said for those who have grown to cherish their tablets: They quickly find that not only does it change their leisure hours, but it can also facilitate their working hours.
7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills It's hard to imagine a single career that doesn't have a need for someone who can code. Everything that "just works" has some type of code that makes it run. Coding (a.k.a. programming) is all around us. That's why all the cool kids are coding . . . or should be. Programming is not just the province of pale twenty-somethings in skinny jeans, hunched over three monitors, swigging Red Bull. Not any more! The Great Gatsby - Setting - Book Drum West and East Egg (Long Island, NY) West and East Egg, on the northern shore of Long Island, are thought to be disguised versions of Great Neck and Manor Haven/Sands Point, both famous in the Jazz Age for wealth and luxury. Far enough outside the bustle of New York City, here the wealthy could have their space and waterfront views. By and by came the nouveau riche, which is quintessentially what Gatsby represents to Tom. So while Tom and Daisy live on the fashionable, old money east side of the Long Island Sound, Gatsby lives across the bay. New York City
What “Top Gun” has in common with “The Odyssey” IN THE SUMMER of 1986, on the verge of fourteen, I accompanied my friend and her family to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a two-week beach vacation. The small cottage we stayed in was without a television, and after just two initial days of sunshine, a unrelenting rain came in. At first, we busied ourselves with chocolate milkshakes and gossip, several successful trips to the hermit crab store, and stuffing our first bikini tops with potholders. But eventually, her exasperated mother dropped us off at a local movie theater, where, unsure of what to see, we ordered two large buckets of popcorn, bought tickets to a movie called Top Gun, and settled in for what we were sure was a “guys’ movie.” One hundred and ten minutes later, we staggered out into the sunlight, slackjawed and stunned. In the ten days that followed, my friend and I saw Top Gun five more times.
Why I Write: George Orwell's Four Motives for Creation by Maria Popova “All writers are vain, selfish, and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives there lies a mystery.” Literary legend Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell, remains best remembered for authoring the cult-classics Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, but he was also a formidable, masterful essayist. 5 Cool Literature Sites You May Want to Visit This Year VirtualLit is an awesome site any teacher or a student who is interested in literature will love very much. VirtualLit is a step by step multimedia tutorial for a number of poems, novels, short stories and plays. Teaching Literature is a wiki dedicated to teaching literature.
America In The 1920s < Conflict Abroad, Social Change At Home < History 1990 Many things accounted for the depression in American agriculture, but preeminent was the loss of foreign markets. American farmers could not easily sell in areas where the United States was not buying goods because of its own import tariffs. The doors of the world market were slowly swinging shut. Famous Novelists on Symbolism in Their Work and Whether It Was Intentional It was 1963, and 16-year-old Bruce McAllister was sick of symbol-hunting in English class. Rather than quarrel with his teacher, he went straight to the source: McAllister mailed a crude, four-question survey to 150 novelists, asking if they intentionally planted symbolism in their work. Seventy-five authors responded. Here’s what 12 of them had to say. (Copies of the survey responses can be found at the Paris Review.) McAllister's Letter