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Johannes Kepler

http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Kepler.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This encyclopedia-type article on Johannes Kepler describes his life and achievements, especially those related to the three laws of planetary motion. The text hotlinks to other mathematicians and scientists who were studied by Kepler or who used Kepler's work in their achievements. There is a drawing depicting how Kepler developed his theories of astronomy. Standard 7.10.2

Comments: This site was developed by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1821

Mathematicians of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

http://www.maths.tcd.ie/pub/HistMath/People/RBallHist.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This page allows you to link to accounts of famous mathematicians' lives and works from the 17th & 18th centuries. Standard 7.10.1

Comments: This is a great way to connect math to history.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2122

Nicolaus Copernicus

http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Copernicus.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This encyclopedia-type article on Nicolaus Copernicus describes his life and achievements, especially those related to his heliocentric theory of the universe. The text hotlinks to other mathematicians and scientists who were studied by Copernicus or who used his work in their achievements. Standard 7.10.2

Comments: This site was developed by the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, Scotland

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2317

The Garden, the Ark, the Tower, the Temple: Biblical Metaphors of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/gatt/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Oxford University site describes how the Biblical stories of the Garden of Eden, Noah's Ark, the Tower of Babel, and the Temple of Solomon were used by early scientists and Reformation leaders as a coherent story of the growth and decline of knowledge in which moral and spiritual factors helped to determine natural and practical outcomes. These stories issued warnings about the necessary difference between human and divine knowledge and suggested ways by which knowledge might be married to piety in order to achieve an improvement in the condition of mankind. Standards 7.9.2, 7.10.3, 7.10.3, 7.11.4, 10.1.1, and 11.1.1

Comments: This is a pretty sophisticated site, but sections can surely be used to explain ideas underlying the changes that took place in early modern Europe that set the stage for democracy and the scientific revolution.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1330

Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bacon_francis.shtml

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This BBC site has a clearly written, brief biography of Francis Bacon that liks to articles about Renaissance Britain and other links to Bacon. Games and a picture gallery support the site. Standard 7.10.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1289

Luther and Science

http://www.leaderu.com/science/kobe.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This brief article by Donald Kobe of the University of North Texas argues that the Reformation hastened the development of the Age of Science by criticizing scholasticism (the Medieval manner of deriving truth from the ideas of Aristotle and Church doctrine) and by putting emphasis on the direct observation of nature. Standards 7.9.2 and 7.10.3

Comments: This is hard to find material for the California History-Social Science standards.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2027

Ptolemy's Geography

http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/vatican.exhibit/exhibit/d-mathematics/Ptolemy_geo.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Ptolemy, who gave Greek astronomy its final form in the second century A.D., did the same--and more--for geography and cartography. His massive work on the subject, which summed up and criticized the work of earlier writers, offered instruction in laying out maps by three different methods of projection, provided coordinates for some eight thousand places, and treated such basic concepts as geographical latitude and longitude. Ptolemy's "Geography" became immensely influential. Columbus-- one of its many readers--found inspiration in Ptolemy's exaggerated value for the size of Asia for his own fateful journey to the west. Standard 7.10.1

Comments: This is from the Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2548

Sixteenth Century Science Depicted in Art

http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/tycho/intro.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This recently restored painting in the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford is an imagined scene in the life of the sixteenth-century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601). Painted in 1855 by Eduard Ender it shows Tycho demonstrating a celestial globe to the Emperor Rudolph II in Prague. It demonstrates the importance of science and humanism during this period in early modern European society. Standards 7.10.1 and 7.11.1

Comments: These images will be useful for whole class presentations.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2782

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