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The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
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Home - They Draw & Travel Guides - Primary Source Browse select resource guides here. For access to over 60 additional guides, sign-up for our Individual Membership. Global Education Resources for teaching about global issues and 21st century skills. Learn More Global Literature Global and multicultural book recommendations for elementary and secondary students. Africa Explore the many nations and cultures of Africa through these book, film, and website resources. Immigration & Migration Teach about immigration and migration to the United States with these recommended books, films, websites, and curriculum. Japan Resources for elementary and secondary classrooms about ancient and modern Japan. Latin America Resource suggestions for teaching about Latin American history, culture, migration, and literature. Middle East Teach about modern Middle Eastern history, culture, and current events with these recommended books, films, websites, and curriculum. Modern China Teaching resources for K-12 classrooms about modern China. South Asia

Analyzing an 1804 Inventory Scholars In Action presents case studies that demonstrate how scholars interpret different kinds of historical evidence. This 1804 inventory lists the possessions of Thomas Springer of New Castle County, Delaware. Legal documents, such as tax records or probate inventories, often provide our only information about the lifestyles of ordinary people during the colonial and early national periods. Such listings of household possessions, from a time when household goods were not widely mass produced, can illuminate a fair amount about a family's routines, rituals, and social relations, as well as about a region's economy and its connections to larger markets. This inventory also contains items that suggest attitudes and policies toward slavery in the Mid-Atlantic states. Before you move to the next page, read the inventory yourself in both the original handwritten form and the typed version. Published online February 2002.

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Is internet access a human right? | Adam Wagner | Law A recent United Nations Human Rights Council report examined the important question of whether internet access is a human right. While the Special Rapporteur's conclusions are nuanced in respect of blocking sites or providing limited access, he is clear that restricting access completely will always be a breach of article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the right to freedom of expression. But not everyone agrees with the UN's conclusion. Vint Cerf, a so-called "father of the internet" and a vice-president at Google, argued in a New York Times editorial that internet access is not a human right: The best way to characterise human rights is to identify the outcomes that we are trying to ensure. These include critical freedoms like freedom of speech and freedom of access to information β€” and those are not necessarily bound to any particular technology at any particular time. There have been some interesting responses to Cerf's op-ed.

Elementary Learners, Fall 2010 - TPS Quarterly- Teaching with Primary Sources This issue explores how teachers can use primary sources with elementary students.More about this issue's theme Research and Current ThinkingSummaries of and links to online resources-articles, research reports, Web sites, and white papers-that provide research and current thinking relating to the issue's theme. Teacher SpotlightVicki Heisler, a 30-year teaching veteran in Greeley, Colorado, engages her 5th grade students with primary sources. Learning Activity – Elementary Grades K-2Students participate in a timed 30-second look at a historic photograph of a classroom, record and compare their observations and later re-examine the photograph to discuss similarities and differences between their classroom and this one from the past. Learning Activity – Elementary Grades 3-5Students analyze a Lewis Hine photograph and use their observations and imaginations to create comic strips that describe what happened just before and just after the photograph was taken. To view PDFs

Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Help Save The ENDANGERED From EXTINCTION! The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus Rare photo of the elusive tree octopus The Pacific Northwest tree octopus (Octopus paxarbolis) can be found in the temperate rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula on the west coast of North America. Their habitat lies on the Eastern side of the Olympic mountain range, adjacent to Hood Canal. An intelligent and inquisitive being (it has the largest brain-to-body ratio for any mollusk), the tree octopus explores its arboreal world by both touch and sight. Map of estimated tree octopus maximum range, including spawning waters Tree octopuses have eyesight comparable to humans. The reproductive cycle of the tree octopus is still linked to its roots in the waters of the Puget Sound from where it is thought to have originated. Why It's Endangered Tree Octopus hat from 1923(Click to enlarge.) The possibility of Pacific Northwest tree octopus extinction is not an unwarranted fear. How You Can Help More Tree Octopus Information

Using Maps as Primary Sources Stacy Hoeflich: The things that I want them to see are really basic: I want them to notice all the Indian names and the detail in the waterways. How does that apply to what John Smith is thinking and feeling? How does that apply to what the Virginia Company is thinking and feeling? How does that apply to what the Indians might be thinking and feeling? It's really simple, that I want them to notice those two things. We have done research already on the different Indian language groups and tribes. Stacy Hoeflich: What is this up here? Students: [Read item on map out loud] Stacy Hoeflich: "Significant/signification of these marks." Students: Yeah. Stacy Hoeflich: It's telling you what these marks mean. Stacy Hoeflich: So my question is, what is this right here? Student 1: Identifies parts. Stacy Hoeflich: What does the key tell you that it is? Student 1: [Unintellible] Stacy Hoeflich: That's a funny way of spelling 'house,' king's house. Students: Ordinary house. Student 1: Or…

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Twentieth century transportation Title: Twentieth century transportation / E.S. Yates, des. Chi. Creator(s): Yates, E. S., artist Date Created/Published: c1910. Medium: 1 print : chromolithograph, color. View the MARC Record for this item. Rights assessment is your responsibility. The Library of Congress generally does not own rights to material in its collections and, therefore, cannot grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute the material. Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication. If an image is displaying, you can download it yourself. Alternatively, you can purchase copies of various types through Library of Congress Duplication Services. If a digital image is displaying: The qualities of the digital image partially depend on whether it was made from the original or an intermediate such as a copy negative or transparency. Price lists, contact information, and order forms are available on the Duplication Services Web site. Call Number: PGA - Delmont--Twentieth ...

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