HI-TEC is a national conference on advanced technological education where secondary and postsecondary educators, counselors, industry professionals, trade organizations, and technicians can update their knowledge and skills.
Maintained by historian Matthew Delmont, Black Quotidian is a digital project that commemorates "everyday moments and lives in African-American history." Sourced almost entirely from black newspapers, the articles featured here highlight events often overlooked by the mainstream press and that haven't made it into most history books. Delmont writes, "[b]y emphasizing the ordinary or mundane aspects of history I hope both to call attention to people and events that are not commonly featured in textbooks, documentaries, or Black History Month celebrations, while also casting new light on well-known black history subjects." Each day, the site features a single article (or advertisement) from major black newspapers providing a full citation of the article with accompanying commentary. Recent posts feature a 1933 Norfolk Journal and Guide article about the death of soprano Matilda Sissieretta Jones; a 1947 Cleveland Call and Post article about the wave of evictions impacting Cleveland's black community; and a 1977 Atlanta Daily World article about the formation of the African-American History Association, a group dedicated to helping African-Americans conduct genealogical research.
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The University at Buffalo's National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science is a well-known resource in the promotion, development, and dissemination of case teaching methods and practices, offering users access to an award-winning collection of peer-reviewed case studies. This case study, written by biologist Karen M. Aguirre, introduces students to the 19th century physician E.L. Trudeau and his quest to mitigate the deadly outcomes of tuberculosis. The study itself is available as a downloadable PDF and is divided into two parts. Part one presents an autobiography of Dr. Trudeau, including what led to his prescriptions of nature, isolation, diet, and exercise for the treatment of TB. This section culminates in nine provocative questions, including "Do Dr. Trudeau's results support the theory of the germ theory of infection?" The second section of the case study then examines the social context of tuberculosis treatment throughout history and features an excellent line graph depicting the increasing efficacy of treatments. Teaching Notes and an Answer Key are also available here. For educators teaching the history of epidemiology, this case study will provide rich material.
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