11-A John Biglin in a Single Scull


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John Biglin in a Single Scull

Picturing America Resources - Thomas Eakins, John Biglin in a Single Scull, c. 1873, 11a

Thomas Eakins: Oarsmen On the Schuylkill River from the New York Times.

Biography of Thomas Eakins, a Philadelphia painter, sculptor, photographer.
http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/eakins/

Thomas Eakins' view of oarsmen
http://www.yale.edu/opa/arc-ybc/ybc/v25.n7.news.08.html

PBS documentary of Thomas Eakins accompanied by lesson plans and worksheets.
http://www.pbs.org/eakins/for_educators.htm

Books for Children:

BOAT by Eric Kentley
WHY CAN'T I FLY? AND OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MOTOR SYSTEM by Sharon Cromwell
SKIN, MUSCLES, AND BONES by Steve Parker

Single scull (rowboat)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_Scull

The Schuylkill River .

Rowing in Fairmount Park , Philadelphia, PA.

Rowing history on the Schuylkill River from Pennsylvania Athletic Club Rowing Association. Click on the History Link. It opens a new window within the same window.

Discovery Education Videos:

Short Segment on Rowing from 1940. Time- :32 seconds.

1939-Thrills in World of Sports . Time- 4 mins.

1929- Lipton Cup Race on Schuylkill. Time- 1 min.

Other Videos:
Olympic Rowers in Philly

Rowing to a Neil Diamond Song