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Frederick Augustus Barnard

Page history last edited by Jennifer Johnson 13 years, 7 months ago

Picture of Frederick BarnardFrederick Barnard is most known for being President of Columbia University, a primarily hearing university, for twenty-five years. He was well respected in the United States and was an acquaintance of Abraham Lincoln's.   It is said that a factor in awarding him the Presidency was a letter he wrote condemning slavery. Before becoming the President of Columbia he was a well respected scientist.  He continued his scientific work throughout his education career.

http://www.twu.edu/dsc/augustus_barnardI.htm

 

 Picture Courtesy National Academy of Sciences 

 

 

TEKS Objective References:

 

§113.24.B.8.A. (Social Studies 8th Grade) The student understands individuals, issues, and events of the Civil War. The student is expected to explain the roles played by significant individuals during the Civil War, including Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Abraham Lincoln

 

§113.24.B.8.B. (Social Studies 8th Grade) The student understands individuals, issues, and events of the Civil War. The student is expected toexplain the issues surrounding significant events of the Civil War, including the firing on Fort Sumter, the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg, the announcement of the Emancipation Proclamation, the assassination of Lincoln, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House

 

§113.24.B.8.C. (Social Studies 8th Grade) The student understands individuals, issues, and events of the Civil War. The student is expected toanalyze Abraham Lincoln's ideas about liberty, equality, union, and government as contained in his first and second inaugural addresses and the Gettysburg Address

 

Helpful Web sites:

 

Pendulum Energy Conversions (Potential/Kinetic Energy). This has an animation that show how PE and KE change when a pendulum is in motion. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/mmedia/energy/pe.cfm 

 

Teaching Resources:

 

Solar and Lunar Eclipses Interactive Applet. This is an interactive mini-application that allows the student to see visually the differences in different eclipses. Click here.

 

Solar Eclipse Demonstration. This demonstration uses everyday items to demonstrate a solar eclipse using a flashlight, orange, grape and other items.  http://www.kidseclipse.com/pages/a1b3c1d1.htm

 

Pinhole Projector instructions for viewing a solar eclipse safely. This project assures that students will not damage their eyes by trying to look a the sun or an eclipse. http://www.kidseclipse.com/pages/a1b3c4d1.htm

 

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