funnyordie:

Mary Poppins Quits with Kristen Bell

Mary Poppins (Kristen Bell) is working for minimum wage, and really needs a raise.

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Watch the Queen of England age through bank notes.

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Watch the Queen of England age through bank notes.

Want to support #education? Donate to Tumblr Teachers’ Classrooms!

positivelypersistentteach:

Dear Tumblrverse,

Before the explanation part of this post, I need to say this so it will be in posts that are shortened by a reblog: More than anything I ask that you reblog this post so that kind millionaires  more people will see it and more support can be given.   All the Amazon wishlists and blogs are linked below the read more link!

As the new school year approaches, we are obviously in denial teachers are mentally figuring out what materials we need for the school year, what will be provided by the school or families, and what we will buy with our own money as we shop sales (if it is in our budget).  Several members of our #education community on tumblr dealt with unexpected family deaths, weather disasters, or more happy (but expensive) life achievements like getting married or having a baby.  Our pockets have been hit hard, and I think you’d be surprised how much of our own money we spend on classrooms each year.

Many of us teach in areas where our students’ families cannot help with school supplies.  In fact, as I began working on this project, every teacher I contacted to include that came from a more affluent community declined being included so that classrooms in greater need could be helped.  I am in awe of the teachers in this community.  After the jump is a list of teachers and their classroom wish lists for the upcoming year.  If you are able to, please consider supporting a teacher via their wishlist.  If you’d rather make a donation to their supply fund or send a gift card, I’m sure you could contact them and they wouldn’t turn you down.   

So after the jump are the blogs and corresponding wishlists from Tumblr’s teachers — most of the educators on this list I have personally interacted with and know them to be dedicated to their students.

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Between the world wars, life partners Martha May Eliot and Ethel Collins Dunham taught at Yale’s medical school—and were pioneers in pediatrics.

hat tip to callmebackinfiveyears for the link.

Latina women from history?

Putting together a list for Hispanic Heritage month in the fall, suggestions welcome.  

Please don’t say Frida Kahlo, she’s wonderful but the only Latina from history anyone seems to know.  

wiscohisto:

Advertisement for Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1967.

"We teach the usual things that young ladies go to school to learn — everything from art to nursing."

via: Past and Present: A Digital History of Wisconsin Independent Colleges and Universities

Apparently the “femininity” campaign was unsuccessful as Viterbo went co-ed in 1970.

wiscohisto:

Advertisement for Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1967.

"We teach the usual things that young ladies go to school to learn — everything from art to nursing."

via: Past and Present: A Digital History of Wisconsin Independent Colleges and Universities

Apparently the “femininity” campaign was unsuccessful as Viterbo went co-ed in 1970.

todaysdocument:

Suffragettes Pardoned

Bastille Day spells prison for sixteen suffragettes who picketed the White House. Miss Julia Hurlbut of Morristown, New Jersey, leading the sixteen members of the National Womans Party who participated in the picketing demonstration in front of the White House, Washington, District of Columbia, July 14,1917, which led to their arrest. These sixteen women were sent to the workhouse at Occoquan, on July 17, 1917, upon their refusal to pay fines of $25 each, but were pardoned on July 19, 1917.

todaysdocument:

Suffragettes Pardoned

Bastille Day spells prison for sixteen suffragettes who picketed the White House. Miss Julia Hurlbut of Morristown, New Jersey, leading the sixteen members of the National Womans Party who participated in the picketing demonstration in front of the White House, Washington, District of Columbia, July 14,1917, which led to their arrest. These sixteen women were sent to the workhouse at Occoquan, on July 17, 1917, upon their refusal to pay fines of $25 each, but were pardoned on July 19, 1917.

(Source: research.archives.gov)

The National Literary Trust (UK) has scatter 50 book benches across London for the summer.  Click on the links below for the bench’s location and the name of the artist.

Above: Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf / How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell / Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers / The Railway Children by E. Nesbit / Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen / Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding / Brick Lane by Monica AliHercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Agatha Christie

nprbooks:

Image: South African novelist Nadine Gordimer poses during the 2006 Rome literature festival. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)
Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel Prize-winning author famed for her portrayals of South Africa under apartheid, died Sunday, her family said in a statement. She was 90.
Gordimer was considered a modern literary genius, an important chronicler of the injustices of racial segregation. Three of her books were banned during apartheid.
"They showed how people were living here," Gordimer said in an NPR interview last year. “They showed what influences were shaping our lives. And they showed the many different reactions to it among different people here.”
More on Gordimer’s legacy here.

nprbooks:

Image: South African novelist Nadine Gordimer poses during the 2006 Rome literature festival. (Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Nadine Gordimer, a Nobel Prize-winning author famed for her portrayals of South Africa under apartheid, died Sunday, her family said in a statement. She was 90.

Gordimer was considered a modern literary genius, an important chronicler of the injustices of racial segregation. Three of her books were banned during apartheid.

"They showed how people were living here," Gordimer said in an NPR interview last year. “They showed what influences were shaping our lives. And they showed the many different reactions to it among different people here.”

More on Gordimer’s legacy here.

ourmarathon:


A stark reminder of the chaos and confusion following the Marathon bombing. View more submitted text messages here. 

No story (or screenshot) is too small. Submit your own text messages, images, stories and more to our archive.

Reblogging to signal boost for those who might be interested.  Our Marathon, run by Northeastern University, is posting and collecting materials relating to the Boston Marathon Bombing.

ourmarathon:

A stark reminder of the chaos and confusion following the Marathon bombing. View more submitted text messages here

No story (or screenshot) is too small. Submit your own text messages, images, stories and more to our archive.

Reblogging to signal boost for those who might be interested.  Our Marathon, run by Northeastern University, is posting and collecting materials relating to the Boston Marathon Bombing.

pogphotoarchives:

Catharine C. Critcher, the only woman admitted to the Taos Society of Artists, painting a portrait, New Mexico
Date: circa 1925-1927Negative Number 020452

pogphotoarchives:

Catharine C. Critcher, the only woman admitted to the Taos Society of Artists, painting a portrait, New Mexico

Date: circa 1925-1927
Negative Number 020452

Esther de Berdt (1746-1780)
Art by annamaize (tumblr)

"Born for liberty, disdaining to bear the irons of a tyrannic Government…"
The Sentiments of an American Woman, attributed to Esther De Berdt Reed, 1780

Esther founded the Ladies Association of Philadelphia, the largest women’s organization of the American Revolution.  The Ladies raised over $7,000 and at George Washington’s suggestion, they used to money to make over 2,000 shirts for the troops.
Unfortunately, Hannah died at age 34 in 1780.  Sarah Franklin Bache, daughter of Benjamin Franklin, took over Esther’s work with the Ladies Association of Philadelphia.

Esther de Berdt (1746-1780)

Art by annamaize (tumblr)

"Born for liberty, disdaining to bear the irons of a tyrannic Government…"

The Sentiments of an American Woman, attributed to Esther De Berdt Reed, 1780

Esther founded the Ladies Association of Philadelphia, the largest women’s organization of the American Revolution.  The Ladies raised over $7,000 and at George Washington’s suggestion, they used to money to make over 2,000 shirts for the troops.

Unfortunately, Hannah died at age 34 in 1780.  Sarah Franklin Bache, daughter of Benjamin Franklin, took over Esther’s work with the Ladies Association of Philadelphia.

Hannah Bunce Watson (1749-1807)
Art by Julian Lozos (tumblr, twitter, deviantart) 
Hannah was a young mother of five children when the death of her husband Ebenezer made her the owner of the Connecticut Courant in 1777.At the time, the Courant had the largest circulation of any newspaper in North America.  As the British had shut down Boston’s newspapers and only allowed loyalist papers in New York to publish, the Connecticut Courant was one of the fewindependent sources of news in the colonies.

In January 1778, loyalists set fire to the mill that produced paper for the Courant.  This could have meant the end of publication for the Courant.  Hannah and Sarah Ledyard, co-owners of the mill, petitioned the Connecticut legislature for funds to rebuild the mill.  A state lottery was established to finance the rebuilding of the mill and the Connecticut Courant continued to publish without interruption.
Hannah’s newspaper is today known as the Hartford Courant and you can follow them on tumblr.

Hannah Bunce Watson (1749-1807)

Art by Julian Lozos (tumblrtwitterdeviantart) 

Hannah was a young mother of five children when the death of her husband Ebenezer made her the owner of the Connecticut Courant in 1777.At the time, the Courant had the largest circulation of any newspaper in North America.  As the British had shut down Boston’s newspapers and only allowed loyalist papers in New York to publish, the Connecticut Courant was one of the fewindependent sources of news in the colonies.

In January 1778, loyalists set fire to the mill that produced paper for the Courant.  This could have meant the end of publication for the Courant.  Hannah and Sarah Ledyard, co-owners of the mill, petitioned the Connecticut legislature for funds to rebuild the mill.  A state lottery was established to finance the rebuilding of the mill and the Connecticut Courant continued to publish without interruption.

Hannah’s newspaper is today known as the Hartford Courant and you can follow them on tumblr.

Deborah Sampson
Art by Anonymous
Disguised as Robert Shurtliff , Deborah Sampson served 17 months in the Continental Army before she was wounded in 1782 and honorably discharged.  

Deborah Sampson

Art by Anonymous

Disguised as Robert Shurtliff , Deborah Sampson served 17 months in the Continental Army before she was wounded in 1782 and honorably discharged.  

Edentown Tea Party
Art by Tara (tumblr)
Protests broke out across the thirteen colonies in response to the Tea Act of 1773.  All but one were organized by men.  
On October 25, 1774 a group of fifty one women led by Penelope Barker met at the home of Elizabeth King and signed a resolution to boycott all British cloth and tea.  
Penelope, the richest woman in North Carolina at the time, mailed the resolution to a London newspaper.  Although the women were mocked in the British press, they drew praise in the colonies and strengthened the boycott of British goods.  

Edentown Tea Party

Art by Tara (tumblr)

Protests broke out across the thirteen colonies in response to the Tea Act of 1773.  All but one were organized by men.  

On October 25, 1774 a group of fifty one women led by Penelope Barker met at the home of Elizabeth King and signed a resolution to boycott all British cloth and tea.  

Penelope, the richest woman in North Carolina at the time, mailed the resolution to a London newspaper.  Although the women were mocked in the British press, they drew praise in the colonies and strengthened the boycott of British goods.