Title: Getting an Education
This video segment, adapted from NOVA , chronicles the education of leading chemist Percy Julian. Although Julian began his elementary school years in the DeepSouth under Jim Crow laws, he became one of the few African Americans of his time to earn a Ph.D.
Standard(s): [SS2010] US10 (10) 15: Compare congressional and presidential reconstruction plans, including African-American political participation. [A.1.a., A.1.b., A.1.c., A.1.d., A.1.e., A.1.i., A.1.k.]
Title: Podcast Transcript: Sharon Rogone invents for preemies (Part 1)
In this podcast transcript from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Sharon Rogone, a neonatal nurse-turned-inventor, talks about her first invention and why she started to invent.
Standard(s): [SS2010] USS6 (6) 2: Describe reform movements and changing social conditions during the Progressive Era in the United States.
Title: Podcast: James McLurkin explores robot communities
In this podcast from the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, a young MIT researcher, James McLurkin, explains how his robots work like a group of ants.
Standard(s): [SS2010] GEOG (7) 2: Determine how regions are used to describe the organization of Earth's surface.