The Crusader Bible | The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions Old Testament Miniatures with Latin, Persian, and Judeo-Persian inscriptions France, Paris, 1240s The Crusader Bible, also known as the Morgan Picture Bible, the Maciejowski Bible, and the Shah ‘Abbas Bible, is not only one of the greatest medieval manuscripts in the Morgan, it also ranks as one of the incomparable achievements of French Gothic illumination. The miniatures represent one of the greatest visualizations of Old Testament events ever made. Some of the stories and their heroes are well known, but there are also accounts of less familiar Israelites who fought for the Promised Land—tales that resonate to this day. This online exhibition was created in conjunction with the exhibition The Crusader Bible: A Gothic Masterpiece, on view October 17, 2014, through January 4, 2015, and organized by William M.
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The History of Visual Communication - The Art of the Book Download slideshow >>> The Art of the Book Medieval Europe. One of the darkest periods known to mankind: Pestilence and plague, darkness and fear, witch-hunts and illiteracy roam the land. It is a world where most people seldom leave their place of birth for any distance longer than 10 miles, where few people even live beyond the age of 30. In this inhospitable milieu, secluded in the scriptoria of cold monasteries, under the light of feeble oil lamps, mittened against the biting cold; some of the greatest book designers that ever lived, created some of the most beautiful books the world has ever seen. The colophons of the their creations are testimony to their short lives since most of the books that they worked upon were only completed in several of their brief lifetimes, one scribe replacing the other over decades. Illuminated manuscripts are the most common item to survive from the Middle Ages. Techniques Illumination was a complex and frequently costly process.
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life. Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired.
Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between 1982-2004. The general public currently has access to 770 books through this initiative. The collection is dynamic, with new titles being added over time. Readers looking to see what the collection holds can browse by subject. The curators of the site have kindly provided a second browsing page that shows only the publicly accessible books, omitting any frustrating off-limits titles. The collection’s strengths are in history (particularly American history and the history of California and the West); religion; literary studies; and international studies (with strong selections of Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, and French Studies titles). Sadly, you can’t download the books to an e-reader or tablet. Rebecca Onion is a writer and academic living in Philadelphia. Related Content: 30 Free Essays & Stories by David Foster Wallace on the Web
Bomb Sight - Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census With Bomb Sight you can discover what it was like in London, during WW2 Luftwaffe Blitz bombing raids, exploring maps, images and memories. The Bomb Sight web map and mobile app reveals WW2 bomb census maps between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941, previously available only by viewing them in the Reading Room of The National Archives. How to use the Map Use the search box to find a street or postcode of interest You can move around the map by clicking on the pan controls Use the zoom controls to change the detail on the map: Click the plus (+) to see more detail and click the minus (-) to see less map detail Use the layer button in the top left to explore the different types of map information that is available Click on individual bomb icons to find out more information Click on the to have a look at the map legend (this button is not available when viewing the website on a small screen) What information is available?
Welcome + Witches in Early Modern England 5 Heutagogical Tips to Empower Lifelong Learners Online 5 Heutagogical Tips to Empower Lifelong Learners Online Prior to joining the marketing team at SchoolKeep, I worked as an educational program manager for an experiential learning company. As the company grew, I was forced to take on new, intimidating marketing tasks. During my transition to marketing, I became a heutagogic learner in just under 3 months, meaning I was markedly more self-determined, motivated and highly autonomous, without ever setting foot in a classroom. In a world where information is instantly available to us, the educator is no longer the sole proprietor of subject matter expertise. This post is for educators and instructional designers who want to learn more about heutagogy and implement strategies that empower lifelong learners online. What is Heutagogy? Heutagogy arose from the work of Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon. To better understand this, let’s look at heutagogy in the context of two other famous “-gogies:” Tip 2: Conduct a Needs Assessment Don’t skip this step!
Book of Kells Title: Book of Kells Name(s): Department: Item No. Is part of: Digital No MS58_001r Note: Folio 1r: Hebrew names and Evangelist symbols IE TCD MS 58 fol.1r-27r Preliminaries; 27v-129r Matthew; 129v-187v Mark; 188r-290r Luke; 292r-339v John. Abstract: The Book of Kells contains the four Gospels in Latin based on the Vulgate text which St Jerome completed in 384AD, intermixed with readings from the earlier Old Latin translation. Type of work: Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm Materials: Subjects: Publisher: Copyright: Copyright 2012 The Board of Trinity College Dublin.
Churchill and the Great Republic This exhibition examines the life and career of Winston Spencer Churchill and emphasizes his lifelong links with the United States—the nation he called “the great Republic.” The exhibition comes nearly forty years after the death of Winston Churchill and sixty years after the D-Day allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II. It commemorates both of these events. On April 17, 1945, British Prime Minister Winston S. Photograph above: The Prime Minister's Return Journey Across the Atlantic, August, 1941. This exhibition and its programming were made possible by the generous support of John W. Additional support was provided by the Annenberg Foundation. February 5–July 10, 2004 Northwest Gallery Look for these “Discover!”
20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - 20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning by Laura Reynolds While assessment gets all the press, it is feedback for learning that can transform a student’s learning. When feedback is predominately negative, studies have shown that it can discourage student effort and achievement (Hattie & Timperley, 2007, Dinham). Like my experience, the only thing I knew is that I hated public speaking and I would do anything possible to get out of it. However, it is in the other times that we have to dig deep to find an appropriate feedback response that will not discourage a student’s learning. A teacher has the distinct responsibility to nurture a student’s learning and to provide feedback in such a manner that the student does not leave the classroom feeling defeated. 1. Providing feedback means giving students an explanation of what they are doing correctly AND incorrectly. Use the concept of a “feedback sandwich” to guide your feedback: Compliment, Correct, Compliment. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
MEDIEVAL PRAYERS There were many prayers that everybody knew during the middle-ages, the Pater-noster (our father), Ave maria (hail mary) and Credo (creed) being the ones still used frequently by catholics today. Pater noster qui es en caelis sanctificetur nomen tuum adveniat regnum tuum fiat voluntas tua sicut in caelo et in terra panem nostrun quotidianem da nobis hodie et dimmitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimmitimus debitoribus nostris et ne nos inducas in tentationem sed libera nos a malo. Amen. Oure fadir who art in hevenes halewid be thy name thy kyngdom come thy wille be don in erthe and as it is in hevene oure ech daies breed gyve us todai and forgyve us oure debtis as and we be forgivyn to oor debtoris and lede us not ynto temptacioun but delyvre us fram yvel. Jesus instructed his followers to use this as a general prayer, see Matthew chapter 6 verses 9 -13. Ave maria gracia plena dominus tecum benedicta tu in mulieribus et benedictus fructus ventris tui ihesu. (Phew!) The Medieval Year
The Great War Archive (University of Oxford) Dec 25. The Christmas Truce Sergeant Bernard Brookes was a signaller who spent ten months in Flanders in the beginning of the War before he suffered shellshock and was invalided out of active service. During his convalescence he wrote up the notes he had made during his service, giving a personal, unsentimental account of the appalling conditions in the trenches as well as humorous exploits on and off duty.Here are two short extracts relating to the famous Christmas Truce 1914: 24 December 1914: "An officer went out (after we had stood at our posts with rifles loaded in case of treachery) and arrangements were made that between 10.00am and noon, and from 2.00pm to 4.00pm tomorrow, intercourse between the Germs [sic] and ourselves should take place. It was a beautiful night and a sharp frost set in, and when we awoke in the morning the ground was covered with a white raiment. You can read more of Sergeant Bernard Brookes’s story on the Europeana 1914-1918 site.