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American Masters: Alfred Stieglitz
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This site presents an essay, timeline, video clips, and interviews examining this photographer, artist, and art impresario. Stieglitz was a powerful force in the arts of the early 20th century and an important interpreter of emerging modern culture. This web site is a companion to first full-length film biography of the photographer, Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye.

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Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams
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In this lesson plan, students study the biography and work of F. Scott Fitgerald. They learn how the author used autobiographical elements in writing his stories, and they try a hand at writing a Fitzgerald-style story with autobiographical elements of their own.

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Arts and Humanities
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Henry Luce
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Henry Luce, co-founder of Time, Inc., invented the modern magazine when he created a magazine that contained brief, accessible, image-laden news stories to fit into the hectic lives of post-war Americans. After viewing the film that covers the major periods of Luce's life, students will create a version of a "Time" magazine, a "March of Time" video, or a photo-essay that reflects Luce's journalist style. Students will also role play people throughout history who appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

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Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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Heritage: Civilization and the Jews
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This lesson plan deals with the Ancient Near East, early civilization, and early Israelite history. Use maps to explore principal geographic features of the region and to trace migration, and compare the biblical story of the flood with a similar account in the Epic of Gilgamesh. All activities focus on key concepts explored in Heritage. Lesson plans have been designed to allow teachers to select activities appropriate to the grade levels of their classes. Each plan includes teacher's resource pages and a student worksheet, which can be reproduced for distribution to the class. Historical background, instructions, and answers to the activities on the student worksheet appear in the teacher's resource pages.

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Arts and Humanities
Religious Studies
World History
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Lesson Plan
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New York: A Documentary Film
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Thirteen's Educational Publishing Department prepares educational kits to accompany certain television programming. These guides are available in print and, electronically, as PDFs (Portable Document Format), through the Web. This Teacher's Guide accompanies the program NEW YORK: A DOCUMENTARY FILM. The guide is intended to help use the film as a supplement to junior-high and high-school social-studies courses. Selected activities may also be used in language arts, music, and art classes. Key themes in the guide include governance, public health and other reforms, culture and public policy, immigration and race, economic life, and the role of women in New York City's history. The guide is intended to help students consider questions related to these themes, and to help them use what they've learned about the history of New York as a starting point for finding out more about their own community.

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U.S. History
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Lesson Plan
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Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
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That Jim Crow was a tremendously important period in United States history is undisputable. Less obvious is how to properly address the violence, politics, and complexities that mark the era. This site looks at the century of segregation following the Civil War (1863-1954). Jim Crow, a name taken from a popular 19th-century minstrel song, came to personify government-sanctioned racial oppression and segregation in the U.S. This website describes pivotal developments during that time дус the Emancipation Proclamation, the Compromise of 1877, the Brown v. Board of Education decision, and others.

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U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
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The Secret Life of the Brain
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This site presents a history of efforts to understand the brain, a three-dimensional tour of the brain, optical illusions, and an animation showing how magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) works. Video clips examine how the brain evolves and differs from infancy to childhood, adolescence, and through adulthood.

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Philosophy
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Psychology
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Lecture
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