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Photo of the Day – 12/01/16 (Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924)

Daily Photo — “Computing Division, Soldiers’ Bonus: 1924”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

I love not only the snapshot of the office at work and the technology these ladies are using, but little details like the full hat and coat racks and open windows with fans blasting in late November!  Let’s not even bring up how much “computing” has changed in the past 90 years…

November 24, 1924. Washington, D.C. “Computing Division, soldiers’ bonus.” Clerks at the “Bonus Bureau” calculating benefits for World War I veterans. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

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Posted by on December 1, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Video of the Day – 11/19/15 (The Pentagon Papers)

Daily Video — “The Pentagon Papers”

From the Newseum YouTube Channel: “On June 13, 1971, The New York Times began publishing stories based on the Pentagon Papers, a classified document about the controversial Vietnam War that had been leaked to the Times by Daniel Ellsberg, a military analyst.” A nice, concise history of these documents, what they contained, and some of the controversy surrounding their release.  Many compare Ellsberg’s 1971 leak to those of Edward Snowden in the past few years.

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Posted by on November 19, 2015 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 4/18/13 (How Is Power Divided in the US Government?)

Daily Video — “How Is Power Divided in the US Government?

From TED a short 4-minute video that explains the separation of powers in the US government and the Constitutional powers of each of the three branches — Legislative, Executive, and Judicial..

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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 3/22/13 (The Debt Limit Explained)

Daily Video — “The Debt Limit Explained”

As the news becomes inundated more and more each day with news about Federal spending, budgets and the debt limit it is vital that we all remain educated about what these things are, what they mean, and how they work.  Today’s video provides a short and simple explanation of one of those key points of contention in Washington D.C. — the debt limit.  Also included is information on the budget in general, the responsibilities of Congress and the President in the process, and the Constitutionality of it all.

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Posted by on March 22, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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