Now showing items 1-20 of 10471

    • Linguistic Gains During Short-Term Study Abroad: Examining the Role of Initial Proficiency 

      Fermin, Luna (Northern Illinois University, 5-05-17)
      The focus of this project is to determine whether or not second-language learners make significant linguistic gains during short-term study abroad programs. Today we see a ton of study-abroad programs, specifically short-term ...
    • Anatomical and hematological studies of four genera of turtles (Chelonia) 

      Biggs, Norman Lee (Northern Illinois State Teachers College, 1952)
      It is a generally accepted fact that, from the standpoint of evolution, the turtles are representatives of very primitive amniotes. Paleontological evidence indicates the turtles, as an order, have undergone little change ...
    • Recognizing the gifted child and his need for guidance 

      Cossart, Russell L. (Northern Illinois University, 1952)
      My selection of this problem has been influenced by many factors fron many directions. In the short time that I did my practice teaching I became aware of two major weaknesses in the school system. I could do nothing about ...
    • Tennyson's dramas 

      Bax, Constance Chenette (Northern Illinois University, 1952)
      Though Tennyson’s interest in the theatre was life-long, his interest in the writing of plays did not crystallize until his later years. Not until 1875, after be was 65 years of age, did the first of his plays appear. To ...
    • Plant hormone concepts and hormone experiments for the high school level 

      Buoscio, Alfred Anthony (Northern Illinois State Teachers College, 1952)
      Among the substances which markedly influence the reactions and metabolism of the animal body are those internally-produced compounds called hormones. Many of the hormones of the higher animals are secreted by the ductless ...
    • The American civil war : "fatal blunder" or "fatal image"? 

      Dombrowski, Francis (Northern Illinois State College, 1952)
      For bewildering multiplicity of interpretations, the American Civil War stands unparalleled in our national history. The purposeless tragedy of the event has made it a fitting subject for romanticists and moralists. It ...
    • Saccharin 

      Ferrara, John (Northern Illinois University, 1952)
      DISCOVERY: In about 1879 at John Hopkins University a graduate student named Fahlberg working under Ira Remsen noticed that the bread he ate after working in the laboratory one day had a sweet taste (1). Upon investigating ...
    • Teaching conservation in urban high schools 

      Gullo, Joseph (Northern Illinois University, 1952)
      "Conservation" is a great word--everybody is for it, but too few have done much about it in the past. Conservation is the act of conserving, preserving, guarding and protecting--preservation from loss, decay, injury or ...
    • Implications of children's interests 

      Gundry, Helen (Northern Illinois University, 1952)
      The purpose of this paper is to study the relationships that may exist between interests which pupils express in school subjects and in school activities* A study of the present Interest inventories on the cumulative folders ...
    • The evaluation of high school biology textbooks 

      Kaminski, Frank Louis (Northern Illinois University, 1952)
      In the not too distant past, education was solely for the privileged few. Pupils cause to the classroom carrying books they had found at home so they and the teacher would have books to use. The problem of textbook selection ...
    • The conscience of Oscar Wilde 

      Britton, Jane Payne (Northern Illinois State Teachers College, 1953)
      The story of Oscar Wilde has had a compelling fascination for writers for a number of years, his enemies have written the "truth” about Wilde: his friends have done the same. Wilde, the man, has been more talked and written ...
    • Recognizing and using the clique to solve social problems among adolescent pupils 

      Albright, John E. (Northern Illinois University, 1953)
      Statement of the problem: How can teachers recognize and use the clique in order that the social atmosphere of the classroom is improved for learning? Statement of method of attack: Through investigation of research done ...
    • A comparison of Euripides' Medea with Anderson's The wingless victory 

      Beemer, W. Howard (Northern Illinois University, 1953)
      Introduction The Wingless Victory, by Maxwell Anderson, was first presented by Katharine Cornell, who also played Oparre, at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C., on November 24, 1936. The play was staged by Guthrie ...
    • Proposed judicial reform in Illinois 

      Calder, William S. (Northern Illinois State Teachers College, 1953)
      The Bill of Rights of the Illinois State Constitution proclaim: "Every person out to find a certain remedy in the laws for all injuries and wrongs upon which he may receive in his person, property or reputation; he ought ...
    • The Spanish intrigues in Franklin and Kentucky, 1787-1788 

      Chick, Ward F. (Northern Illinois State Teachers College, 1953)
      The ratification of the Federal Constitution did not produce, as If by magic, a unified State, Although state conventions ratified the now constitution, not all the people of any one state, or the new Nation, showed favorable ...
    • The Henrician revolt : the role of Henry VIII in the English revolt from papal authority, 1529-1539 

      Carter, Bernard J. (Northern Illinois State Teachers College, 1953)
      The purpose of this paper is to show how and why England broke with the Roman Church. That this break was unique and did not follow the pattern of revolts of other states is perhaps due to the role played by Henry VIII. ...
    • Psychological adjustment of war-blinded veterans 

      Acker, George H. (Student of education) (Northern Illinois University, 1953)
      Early In December of 1952, Epsilon Pi Tau, the Industrial Arts National Honorary Professional Fraternity, made a field trip to Hines-Vaughan Veteran Hospital at Hines, Illinois, to study the rehabilitation of disabled ...
    • Ecological factors and vegetational analysis of the trees of the Lorado Taft Field Campus 

      Barton, J. D. (Northern Illinois University, 1953)
      In order to become more familiar with costs of the techniques and equipment used in plant synecology, this writer chose to make a vegetational analysis of the tress of the Lorado Taft Field Campus. It is desirable in such ...
    • Planning and furnishing a high school biology department 

      Helms, William E. (Northern Illinois University, 1953)
      The science teacher quite often will hear complaints by students that they don’t enjoy their laboratory work, and dread the laboratory day. This reluctant attitude is often induced by the teaching method and the subject ...
    • Ezra Pound, man and poet 

      Johnstone, Richard (Northern Illinois University, 1953)
      Ezra Pound is one of the most controversial figures in American History today. Although proclaimed by some to be one of the great American poets, others do not concede him this stature.