Archived exhibition reveals how European writers and mapmakers thought about America during the Age of Discovery. Describes the allegorical images Europeans sometimes used to portray America and features the Gutierrez map, drawn in 1562, which is full of depictions of giants, cannibals, mermaids, monkeys, and sea monsters.
A tour of the preparation for, and the day-by-day events of the Camp David negotiations from Ibiblio.org. At times, the summary of events is linked to the Presidential "Daily Diary" showing the president's daily activities. Read about the legacy of the Accords.
Explains the traditional Cherokee rules that surround both telling and listening to oral tradition. Identifies two basic types of Cherokee oral tradition: sacred stories and small animal stories. This site also contains a video of a contemporary Cherokee storyteller telling "The Rattlesnake Tale." RL.9-10.6 cultural World Lit
Transcript from Churchill's radio broadcast to the world regarding his meetings with Roosevelt at the Atlantic Conference in 1941. From the British Library of Information.
Site from Ibiblio.org on the exhibit at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Contains information on the history of the scrolls, an extensive explanation of each scroll, and pictures.
Brief biographical history with links to images of his works including "The Four Holy Men." Also contains information on his high regard in Germany as an artist and offers interpretation of several of his paintings and his style.
This is an e-text of the first published selection of the poems of Emily Dickinson (1830?1886) originally appeared in 1890, edited by Mabel Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The text contains 115 poems and can be searched by first lines. It contains such familiar poems as "Because I could not stop for Death," and "I never saw a moor," as well as many less well-known works such as "That short, potential stir," or one of her longer poems, "To know just how he suffered would be dear."
The WebMuseum offers a biography of Georges Seurat (1859-1891 CE), known for his creation of the Pointillism technique of 19th century neo-impressionist painting. Content includes numerous samples of his work, as well as full descriptions of each piece.
This ibiblio.org Web Museum site provides information about the life and artwork of Venetian painter, Giovanni Antonio Canal (1697-1768 CE). Contains mostly biographical info, with one example of his artwork, and a brief description.
This site is a compilation of the captions that appear in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library. What results is a thorough look at Hoover's life. Divided into nine parts to make navigation easier. Also includes fact sheet for general overview. Provides information on his wife, Lou Henry Hoover.
The Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides an interesting and easy-to-use dictionary of the history and meaning of many measurement terms. Metric, International, and English Customary Systems are included; but there are also explanations of Apgar scoring, hat sizes, radiocarbon year conversion, and many other tables and scales.