Saturday, December 25, 2004


Sat., Dec. 25, 2004 - Shakespeare in American Communities - Teacher Resource Packet

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Date Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 3:25 PM
Subject: [connecteng1] ConnectEng: Shakespeare in American Communities

FREE MATERIALS for U.S. high school teachers: "Shakespeare in American
The "Shakespeare in American Communities" Teacher's Resource Packet includes
an educational video, an audio CD, teacher's guide with lesson plans,
brochures with fun activities, and a timeline poster of the Bard's plays. In
addition, NEA is adding a DVD entitled, "Why Shakespeare," dealing with why
the study of Shakespeare is so important.

This packet is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and is
available to US high school teachers FREE. Distribution is being handled by
Video Placement Worldwide (VPW).

Only 10,000 of these packets will be available when production is complete.
To get your name on the mailing list, visit
and click on "High School" to read a complete description of this program.
You may have to register. They are accepting orders now, even though
shipment won't be until after January 1, 2005.

Pray for peace.

Carla Beard
Web English Teacher
From the site:
“The "Shakespeare in American Communities" Teacher Resource Packet contains a video entitled Shakespeare In Our Time, a teacher's guide, a "Teaching Shakespeare" audio CD, a Shakespeare timeline poster, a recitation contest booklet, 50 student brochures plus 50 bookmarks, and another teaching poster.

“The video itself provides an introduction to William Shakespeare, his times and his plays. Through a colorful combination of movie excerpts, stage performances and insights from well-known actors who have played Shakespearean roles, the program explores Shakespeare's life; Elizabethan society and the theater of the era; Shakespeare's unforgettable characters; the vigor and beauty of his language; and the influence his work has had throughout society in the United States and the world. Students will learn that Shakespeare wrote not only for a wealthy and educated few in his own day, but for audiences from all walks of life and for all time.”


Sat., Dec. 25, 2004 - Cable in the Classroom Resource Guides

Taken From:
Thursday, December 23, 2004 9:44 AM
Cable in the Classroom e-News

Educational Subject-Specific Resource Guides
[NOTE: Previously posted. This is the updated list for January.
Each guide includes websites for additional resources. - Phyllis ]

Scroll down for list of guides to select.

Download, print, and forward these subject-specific guides to
educational video and online resources that can help you teach.

Arts: Wartime art theft, stage performance, and more
English/Language Arts: The Lost Generation writers, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and more
History: The 20th century, Augustus, and more
Math: The metric system, online activities, and more
Languages: Spanish media-studies programming, an online German Web site, and more
Preschool: Sibling relationships, online activities, and more
Science/Health: The solar system, natural disasters, and more
Social & Personal Development: Overcoming disabilities, teenage drinking, and more
Social Studies: Intellectual property, Afghanistan, and more


Sat., Dec. 25, 2004 - EvaluTech / Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix

Taken From:
The Official Monthly E-mail Newsletter of the
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Vol. 3, No. 7
October 2004


EVALUTECHAn initiative of the Southern Regional Education Board(SREB) Educational Technology Cooperative, EvaluTechsupports teachers by providing up-to-date, reliable anduseful resources and information. It includes:* More than 10,000 recommended reviews of software and print resources* Web resources in language arts, mathematics, social studies and science* Links to learning resources provided by SREB states' departments of education* Information about some major elearning software companies* Analysis of literacy skills and links to 21st century skills initiatives* Accessible technology resources for students with disabilities* Links to online learning and online professional development resourcesAccess to EvaluTech is free to all teachers at

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis
See also Instructional Resources (includes Web Resources for Math, Language
Arts, Social Studies and Science)

Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix
--The Century Council in partnership with Nickelodeon has launched this multimedia program designed to provide parents and middle school age kids with critical information on the negative consequences of underage drinking.

Copyright (c) 2004 American Library Association
AASL Web site


Sat., Dec. 25, 2004 - Student Research Resources on the Internet

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 8:29 AM
To: "Newsletter_Subscribers"
Subject: Awareness Watch Newsletter V2N10 October 2004 Announcement

October 2004 Zillman Column - Student Research Resources on the Internet Research Resources.pdf

The October 2004 Zillman Column is now available and is titled Student Research Resources on the Internet. This October 2004 Zillman Column is a comprehensive listing of online resources and sites to aid the student in performing research for their independent research projects as well as undergraduate and graduate subject research. Download this excellent 13 page free .pdf column today and stay current in the ever changing exciting world to assist the student in their independent research.

Awareness Watch Newsletter
[NOTE: Other columns previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Thursday, December 23, 2004


Thurs., Dec. 23, 2004 - van Gogh's Letters / Egyptian Archaeology

Taken From:
======== The Scout Report ===
======= September 24, 2004 =====
======= Volume 10, Number 38 ======

van Gogh's Letters, Unabridged and Annotated

Brought to us by WebExhibits, a public/private collaboration that creates
educational websites on the arts and sciences, van Gogh's Letters presents
digitized versions of letters written by and to the artist Vincent van Gogh
between 1872 and 1890. The resource includes "Over 16,000 searchable words,
62 index topics, 1284 topic citations, and 1223 artwork citations." Most of
the letters were published in print in "The Complete Letters of Vincent van
Gogh", 1991, edited by Robert Harrison. Browseable topics are Art, Attitude,
Business, Fear, Feelings, Food-and-drink, Health, Lifestyle, Psychology and
Theo, all with sub-topics beneath. Psychology, for example, includes
hallucinations, nightmares, insomnia. Keyword searches work nicely: a search
on "starry" returned 22 letters. Individual letters display with thumbnails
of associated paintings, that can be enlarged, and annotations with dates,
writer and recipient, translator, and number from "The Complete Letters ..."
For example, in a letter Vincent wrote to his brother Theo dated September
3, 1888, #531, the painter says the poet gave him two sittings that day, so
he has completed a first sketch for his Portrait of Eugene Boch,
displayed alongside the letter.

The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology [pdf]

The history of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology at University
College London involves several notable figures of 19th century Britain, and
is worth recounting briefly. The Museum was created through the largesse of
one Amelia Edwards, a nineteenth century Englishwoman who have developed a
great respect and reverence for Egyptian antiquity, and who herself made
several extended visits to Egypt. After Ms. Edwards' sizeable gift in 1892,
Professor William Flinders Petrie (who was appointed through the bequest
made by Ms. Edwards) continued his ambitious program of excavations, thereby
growing the collection to one of international stature. Visitors to the site
will want to start by viewing personal favorites from the collection offered
by the various curators at the museum and by searching the online catalog of
its holdings. If visitors are so inclined, they may browse through the
categories (such as tools and weapons and buildings and furniture). Within
each category, visitors may continue to find out detailed information about
each object, and they may also view each object from a number of angles and
rotations. Finally, visitors may participate in a brief online poll and
learn more about visiting the museum in London, if they so desire. [KMG]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003.


Thurs., Dec. 23, 2004 - The Maya Calendar

Taken From:
Date: Sun Sep 12, 2004 10:53 am
Subject: [Net-Gold] HISTORY : CALENDARS: The Maya Calendar

The Maya Calendar
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

"The Maya Calendar was the center of Maya life and their greatest
cultural achievement. The Maya Calendar's ancestral knowledge guided the
Maya's existence from the moment of their birth and there was little that
escaped its influence. The Maya Calendar made by the Maya World Studies
Center in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico follows a centuries old tradition.

This Maya Calendar website is developing with the intent of providing a
complete view of Maya culture; being that the Maya world was centered on
the calendar, this name is more than appropriate for the Maya World
Studies Center website.

Click on the photo to enter and enjoy, make sure you bookmark this site.
Remember to return soon for new information is constantly added."

Welcome to the Maya Calendar
Maya World Studies Center
Mrida, Yucatan, Mxico

David Dillard
Temple University


Thurs., Dec. 23, 2004 - The Legends of Christmas

Taken From:
Site of the Day for Thursday, December 23, 2004

The Legends of Christmas

Today's site from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in Iowa,
offers a pleasant summary of many North American Christmas traditions.
Gentle Subscribers will find a simple presentation (which is eminently
suitable for children) on a number of the emblems associated with Christmas

"The celebration of Christmas is a joyful mixture of customs that have
developed in many different lands over thousands of years. Integrated into
our customs are ancient Roman traditions, early Christian practices,
medieval pagan rituals and Victorian nostalgia. ... Christmas is richer in
tradition than any other holiday celebrated in this country. ... In 1659
the Puritans declared the celebration of Christmas illegal. They said the
holiday was just an excuse to drink too much and overeat. So for almost two
centuries Christmas in America was virtually ignored." - from the website

The site begins with a overview of the history Christmas in America. The
sidebar listing includes such holiday customs as caroling, Dickens,
stockings, candy canes, holiday food, birds, pixies and gift giving. For
each of these, there is a single web page with a brief explanation of the
item's origin and how it came to be incorporated into Christmas

Glide over to the site for a relaxing browse through Yuletide traditions

A.M. Holm


Thurs., Dec. 23, 2004

Taken From:
EduHound Weekly for December 23, 2004

1905...A Look Back!

Einstein @ The American Museum of Natural History
The most famous equation in the world, E=mc2, arrived rather quietly. In 1905, Einstein published two articles on the Special Theory of Relativity. He completed his first paper in June, on the properties of light and time. Then just three months later he finished a second, shorter article—essentially an addendum to his previous paper—describing a "very interesting conclusion" about energy. Einstein went on to present his findings mathematically: energy (E) equals mass (m) times the speed of light (c) squared (2), or E=mc2.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Theodore Roosevelt - 26th US President 1901-1909
The purpose of this website and all the materials found herein is to preserve and expand upon the memory and ideals of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, in a scholastic manner for the benefit of schoolchildren, academics, research fellows, and anyone in the world who wishes to learn more about and follow the ideals of this Icon of American History.

Robert Koch Wins Nobel Prize
In 1905, Robert Koch was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his investigations and discoveries in relation to tuberculosis. He proved with certainty that the dreaded disease was caused by specific bacteria. How did he do it?
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Russian Revolution of 1905 (gr 9-12)
Students will understand the following: Some of the people involved in the Russian Revolution had strong personalities and lend themselves to a dramatization of the events and historical drama, like other historical fiction, is rooted in history but contains imaginary elements as well.

American Cultural History 1900-1909
T he purpose of this web & library guide is to help the user gain a broad understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of the 1900-1909 period in American history. In a very small way, this is a bibliographic essay. While there is no way we can take you through the entire decade, we have attempted to find areas of special interest and to select information that is still dear today, for example books we love - movies we watch - songs we sing - events we find interesting - people we admire.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

2005 West Point Bridge Design Contest
"I wanted to make sure your readers know about a very great website to support instruction. I t provides great opportunities for students and/or students in upper elementary, middle and high schools to use free online software to learn about and build virtual bridges. This site also provides prizes and college scholarships as incentives. It’s very cool!"

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 - Movie Standee

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Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 00:04:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [NJYAC] Free Movie Standee for BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE


I saw this posted on PUBYAC and wanted to pass it on to all of you. If you
have the space, get the standee now and then put it up for Summer Reading 2006.
Children's theme: "Paws, Claws, Scales & Tales." The Teen Theme is: Creature

Enjoy -- Bonnie

Get a FREE "Because of Winn-Dixie" movie standee (a giant-size movie poster
9' x 4'5") for your school or community media center. The movie hits Theaters
February 18, 2005. Get it now and save it for the upcoming CSLP 2006 Summer
Reading Program Pet's related theme, "Paws, Claws, Scales & Tales". By then
your library should own it on DVD. They are also having a contest for
librarians with great prizes you can win.

Details may be found at my Web Site "Library Media & PR Online"

Have fun!
Stephanie Stokes,

[NOTE: From Library Media & PR Online:
“Walden Media is offering "Because of Winn-Dixie" movie standees absolutely FREE to all school and community libraries and media centers. To receive your standee, please email with "Because of Winn-Dixie Standee" in the subject line. Be sure to include your name, your school or library name, address, phone number, and the number of standees you are requesting. Please be aware that this movie standee is 9' x 4'5".” – Phyllis ]


Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 - Readability Information

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Date Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 4:07 AM
Subject: S.O.S. -- Help for Busy Teachers (Site 07): Readability Formulas
Sites of the School Days
a weekly update to
Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators on Discovery Channel School

Site 7

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators: Readability Information

...Need to figure out the readability of that new grade-level novel? Want to
easily find out how to determine the reading level of a Web page? I have
been given permission to post the Fry Readability directions and graphs on
this page, and have also included links to other readability formulas for
use in the classroom


Visit this and previous Sites-of-the-School Days by going to and clicking on an entry!


Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 - Readability Test for Web Sites

Taken From:
TeachersFirst Update - November 15, 2004

Readability Test Grades 1 to 12 Juicy Studio
Will that great Web site you've just found be too difficult for your fourth graders? Save valuable time with this online tool that instantly measures the readability of any site. Just type in the URL, press Enter, and scroll to see the results.


Wed., Dec. 22, 2004 - PBS Teacher Previews: Dec. 26, 2004 - Jan. 8, 2005

Taken From:
PBS Teacher Previews: December 26, 2004 - January 8, 2005
It's My Life"Food Smarts"PBSOL> Middle SchoolExplore the food pyramid, serving size surprises, food labelsand food myths with your students.
[NOTE: Other pages from It’s My Life previously posted. – Phyllis ]


"Diamonds" TV> PBSOL> Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, December 26, 2004
8 - 9:00 pm
This program presents an encyclopedic look at the oldest,
hardest natural substance in the world -- diamonds -- from
their beginnings in the core of the earth, through mining and
acquisition, to the history of the most famous of these
extraordinary gems. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Start your own PBS Program Club and talk about why you think
diamonds are a girl's best friend.
American Experience
"Woodrow Wilson" (part one of two)
TV> PBSOL> High School
Monday, December 27, 2004
9 - 10:30 pm
An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, Woodrow
Wilson became one of the greatest U.S. presidents. He
campaigned against American intervention in the Great War, but
lead the country into the conflict nonetheless. Part two airs
on Jan. 3, 2005 at 9 pm ET. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Check out the online teacher's guide which features a lesson
plan on women's suffrage.
[NOTE: Previously posted. See links for teaching guide from AMEX at end of
this posting. - Phyllis ]

American Experience
"Woodrow Wilson" (part two of two)
TV> PBSOL> High School
Monday, January 3, 2005
9 - 10:30 pm
In the conclusion to this "American Experience," Woodrow Wilson
becomes incapacitated by a stroke and carries out his duties
from bed with the help of his wife, Edith, who became the de
facto chief executive. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Download a lesson plan on World War I at the companion Web site.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Do You Speak American?
TV> PBSOL> High School
Wednesday, January 5, 2005
8 - 11:00 pm
Why is the English spoken by Maine lobstermen so different from
that spoken by cowboys in Texas? Does Spanish pose a threat to
English as the dominant language in America? And what on earth
do yins, wickety wack, ayuh, catty whompus and stomping it
clean mean? Celebrated journalist and writer Robert MacNeil
travels cross-country to answer these questions and examine the
dynamic state of American English -- a language rich with
regional variety, strong global impact and cultural
controversy. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Log on to our exclusive Web feature "Track-that-Word!" and
explore the origins of hundreds of words and expressions.
(Available January 3, 2005)
Copyright 2004 PBS Online.


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Date Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 12:57 PM
To: American Experience List

News from American Experience


An intellectual with unwavering moral principles, he led America onto the world stage at a time when war and chaos threatened everything he cherished. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: WOODROW WILSON explores the transformation of a history professor into one of America's most influential presidents.

Part One: A Passionate Man (90 min.)
Tune in to PBS Monday, December 27 at 9 P.M. (check local listings)

Wilson rises from a Civil War boyhood in Georgia to become president of Princeton University and an outspoken champion of progressive reform. He is elected governor of New Jersey, then narrowly wins one of the most significant and exciting presidential races ever run, accomplishing a remarkable agenda of reform in his first two years.

"Wilson's life plays like lively political fiction, because of his personal life and the historic events of his presidency." -- The Rocky Mountain News


Like the 2004 presidential race, the election of 1912 has been called one of the most significant elections in American history. Form your own political party and see if you have what it takes to win!

Jacob Riis's 1890 expose, "How the Other Half Lives," profoundly influenced many Americans, including then-professor Woodrow Wilson. See Riis's photographs and read his words.

Woodrow Wilson left behind a profound legacy, one that generates lively debate to this day. Examine the impact of Wilson's presidency through the eyes of historians.


Tuesday, December 21, 2004


Tue., Dec. 21, 2004 - Linus Pauling

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 9:01 AM
Subject: CIESE: FW: Chemistry Website (Primary Source)
CIESE - The Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education

A message from the CIESE ListServ
From: John Park [] Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 12:11 AM
Subject: Chemistry Website

Here is a great chemistry site that has come to my attention today!
The story of one of the most important discoveries in modern science -
and the basis for the most-cited scientific publication of the
twentieth century - is given fresh life in a vast new website being launched
today by the Oregon State University Libraries. "Linus Pauling and the
Nature of the Chemical Bond: A Documentary History", features a trove of
over 800 documents, and is available at:
[Shortened URL: ]


Tue., Dec. 21, 2004 - Matter / Sara's Quest

Taken From:
TechLearning News - September 14, 2004 - No. 37

Matter is the Stuff Around You
[NOTE: Other pages from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

"Matter is everything." So begins this comprehensive website on the physical and chemical properties of matter in its four main states: solids, liquids, gases, and plasmas. The text is large and easy-to-read. Students will enjoy the downloads, activities, and quizzes at this site.

Andrew Rader Studios

Grade Appropriate:
Middle School Elementary School

Sara's Quest
Join Sarah on a quest to learn about dangerous drugs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has created this site to educate children on drugs and their effects on human bodies. Read the articles and then take the challenge. Teachers can download a text version for use in their classrooms.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Grade Appropriate:
Middle School Elementary School


Tue., Dec. 21, 2004 - ScienceInTheBox

Taken From:
Blue Web'n Update: Updates 17 Sept 2004

ScienceInTheBox covers a range of interesting and entertaining
topics! The site was created to share the science behind Proctor &
Gamble's laundry and cleaning products with a focus on addressing
sustainable practices and products which embrace social responsibility
as well as environmental practices. Product development and other
considerations are presented. Users can select topics can be saved into
a File Basket, downloaded, and printed. The interactive pages are
particularly fun - especially the history of washing -
The glossary in the side menu provides definitions for numerous
chemicals and terms. Product safety sheets can get pretty technical; so
there's something for everyone here on a subject that we might not give
much thought.

Grade Level: Early Childhood (K-2), Elementary, Middle School, High
School, College, Adult/Professional
Content Area: Community Interest (Health), Health & Physical Education
(Health), Health & Physical Education (Safety), History & Social Studies
(Anthropology / Archaeology), Science (Chemistry), Science
(Environmental Studies), Technology (Applied Science) (Manufacturing)
[Dewey #570]
Application type: Information Resources, Activities


Blue Web'n Update lists the additions to SBC's Blue Web'n Library located at

An archive of all messages is located at


Tue., Dec. 21, 2004 - General Chemistry Online

Taken From:
Date: Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:32 am
Subject: [Net-Gold] CHEMISTRY : EDUCATION: SCIENCE: General Chemistry Online

General Chemistry Online
Companion Notes
Hyperlinked notes and guides for first semester general chemistry.

Index of self-guided tutorials, quizzes, and drills on specific topics.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers and hints for over 400 frequently asked questions.

A searchable, crosslinked collection of over 1000 chemical terms; now with
audio pronunciations.

Trivia Quiz
45 randomly selected trivia questions.

Chemistry Exam Survival Guide
Skills checklists and online self-grading examinations.


David Dillard
Temple University

Monday, December 20, 2004


Mon., Dec. 20, 2004 - Teaching History with Technology Newsletter

Taken From:
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] Teaching History with Technology Newsletter

Center for THWT October 2004

Colonial Massachusetts: Select Topics and Resources
[NOTE: Some of these sites previously posted. – Phyllis ]
(Consult Best of History Web Sites: Colonial
for more useful resources on colonial history.)

Three Great Resources for Teaching A.P. European History (High School)
Together these three resources provide a wealth of teaching ideas, quizzes, DBQs, recommended resources . . . and more.
General Resources for AP European History

Renaissance & Reformation Resources (High School, College)
The Early Modern European section of Best of History Web Sites highlights many interactive sites on the Renaissance and Reformation. Discover the best of the best.

Native American Resources for Grades 5 to 8 (Middle School)
Follow this link to a mix of useful curriculum and activity-oriented sites on Native Americans.


Mon., Dec. 20, 2004 - AMEX: The Duel (Hamilton-Burr)

Taken From:
Posted: 09-15-2004 05:42 PM
Teachers' News from American Experience


[NOTE: Another page from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Can you imagine politicians today meeting with pistols to address their
differences? On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr met on
dueling grounds at Weehawken, New Jersey, to fight the final skirmish of a
long-lived political and personal battle. When the duel was over, Hamilton
would be mortally wounded, and Burr would be wanted for murder.

Learn about Alexander Hamilton and the framing of the U.S. Constitution:

Explore the history of dueling in America:

Take advantage of the Teacher's Guide, including discussions and activities
that can be done with or without watching the film:


Mon., Dec. 20, 2004 - General History / Science Fair Projects

Taken From:

Date Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 7:49 PM
Subject: Education World Site Reviews Vol. 8 Issue 47


Sites to See: General History

General history sites offer a wealth of resources for everyone from historical researchers to schoolchildren. Included are graphics, timelines, maps, primary documents, video, audio clips, lesson plans, interactive activities, and more.
Included: Seventeen history sites for students and educators.
[NOTE: Some of these sites have been previously posted. – Phyllis ]


All Science Fair Projects
More than 500 science fair projects complete with instructions.



This site offers a wide variety of experiments in every “discipline of science from chemistry, biology, physics to human psychology” with full instructions and explanations.

The site design is simple and easily navigated. Content can be either searched by keyword or browsed by topic. Search results can be sorted by title, category or by level of difficulty.

Students or teachers looking for science fair ideas will appreciate the work that has already been done for them at this site. This is a totally free educational resource to search for science fair projects. The fully searchable database currently contains more than five hundred project ideas, with full instructions and explanations, on a multitude of topics. Levels of difficulty include elementary, middle school and high school. The projects are categorized into five groups; chemistry, biology, physics, earth science and engineering. Each category has subgroup listings as well. Students can simply reproduce the experiments or take the principles demonstrated and apply them to their own experiment in a unique way.

Education World


Mon., Dec. 20, 2004 - History Booklist

Taken From:

Date Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 3:54 AM
From: Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter
=============================================='s- Weekly Tips for Teachers Issue #223

Best on the Web for Teachers
Featured Site of the Week:

A Book In Time!

“This is the history booklist you have been looking for!

History titles are arranged chronologically to make it easy for you to find good, fun books to correlate with any time period, ranging from elementary to high school reading levels.

World History is broken down into Ancient Times, Middle Ages, Age of Discovery, and the Present Age. American History is categorized separately. Each book entry includes a suggested grade level (see About the Books) and a short review.”

© 2004 Teachnology, Inc. All rights reserved

Sunday, December 19, 2004


Sun., Dec. 19, 2004 - Teachers@Work Sept. Newsletter

Taken From:
Date Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 3:23 PM
Subject: September teachers@work newsletter and web reviews

Virtual Arts Online Workshops
Students and teachers will find here a wide range of online tutorials dealing with a range of topics and themes. Students can investigate sculpture, photography, drawing, construction, colour theory, installation art . . . . and much more. You can search the database via theme or age range to find the most appropriate resources to help improve your artistic capability and knowledge. Ideal for all year levels

Rainforest Drawing Lessons
In this set of online drawing tutorials students can learn to draw foliage, primates, insects and flowers.
Ideal for year levels 2-6

Imagination at Work
Here we have an excellent technology application which is very engaging even though the final result that you can create isn't actually brilliant. You can use your mouse to manipulate different pens to draw on-screen. I can imagine that for a reluctant artists this may be an excellent approach for engaging them in artistic pursuits.
Ideal for year levels 0-8

Kidz Draw
In this online environment students are able to create their own unique art pieces as well as learn how to draw. The site is divided into three different age groups with activities, ideas and concepts which are appropriate to each of the levels. This is a well-designed for students to pursue their independent interest in art.
Ideal for year levels 0-10

Kids Paint Online
Using a simple online tool set students can create online works of art using the tools provided here.
Ideal for year levels 0-7

Mr Picassohead
This is brilliant - so simple but so powerful. Students are provided with an abstract Picasso head with a collection of abstract Picasso eyes, noses, lips, eyebrows, hair pieces, and faces which they can combine together in various combinations to build a unique portrait. There is also an excellent range of tools in which to add colour, scale object up and down, rotate and bring forward or backwards. Ideal for absolutely everyone!
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Information Literacy Online
Information literacy is now a core competency across many curriculum statements and with this comes many different models. The model presented here – “The Three Doors to Info Literacy" by the author Gwen Gawith presents a three stage information literacy process for teachers and students. There is also an excellent collection of information literacy readings here as well as an information literacy forum. Ideal for all year levels
Information Literacy Links:

F. Scott Fitzgerald
1996 was the Centenary celebration for F. Scott Fitzgerald and this site is attributed to this well-known author. The web site presents a chronology of his works, the Fitzgerald collection, a brief biography, articles of essays, facts about Fitzgerald, quotations writings by Fitzgerald as well as voice and film clips. Ideal for year levels 10-12
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Shakespeare Resource Centre
This encyclopaedic site deals with the man himself as well as his works and also includes plot summaries from all 38 works in the cannon. The site also includes Shakespeare's will, debates over authorship, the history of the Globe Theatre, background information on Elizabethan England as well as a very interesting section entitled "a guide to the Bard's English". Ideal for year levels 10-12. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

You may well ask what an Antagonym is and you may be pleased to know that they are made up words to describe a word that has meanings that contradict each other. For example the word apparent can mean not clear all certain "he is the apparent winner of the contest” as well as meaning obvious "the solution to the problem was apparent to all". Ideal for year levels 4-9

Interactive Guide to 21st-Century Learning
The skills required to be a successful 21st-century learner or teacher are radically different to those that we applied in the 20th century. The migration from one paradigm to another will be slower than we would like as it will involve a change in teaching and learning culture. If you are looking for an effective guide to this process then this online resource will provide your staff with an excellent insight to the new skills, competencies and knowledge bases that both teachers and students will require in this century in order be successful community members. Ideal for teachers

McGruff Child Safety Centre
Teachers will find here an excellent collection of child safety resources will dealing everything from web safety, fire safety and personal safety. The material is presented in an animated and very child friendly environment and contains a wide range of resources. Ideal for year levels 0-6

The Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic provides an excellent set of resources here on a wide range of diseases and conditions as well as resources for healthy living and a wide range of health related tools. You can also find here a wide range of calculators on everything from heart disease, skin type, calorie calculator etc. Ideal for year levels 8-12
[NOTE: Other pages from The Mayo Clinic previously posted. - Phyllis ]

This organisation is dedicated to making sure that the general population understands the long-term effects of the choice to smoke, as well as pursuing the tobacco companies to ensure that those who purchase their product are fully informed of the potential dangers as well as holding them to account in the courts. There are plenty of headlines as well as background information on smoking and the effects on health.
Ideal for year levels 8-12

The Muscular System
This excellent and highly graphical site deals with muscle cell types, the musculoskeletal system-tissues, how we move, muscles by name, muscles by function, motor developmental milestones as well as extension activities.
Ideal for year levels 5-10

Anim8or is a 3D modeling and character animation program that has been written, not as a commercial endeavour, but rather to provide a free software environment for people to explore the process of animation. With over 120,000 downloads of this excellent software no doubt there are lots of new animation companies being established! - without doubt, many of these will be run by children who are still at school! Students and teachers can download this excellent software from here no charge Ideal for all year levels

Si Spain
This interactive service promotes a free exchange of information on Spanish current affairs and its historical, linguistic and cultural development. The site presents a wide range of information in both English and Spanish dealing with geography, population, history, language, culture, politics, foreign affairs, economy, health, education, the media, travel . . . Ideal for year levels 5-11

Numbers in Chinese
Using animated Chinese characters this web site introduces students to counting in Chinese. Whether or not the students are studying the Chinese language, this is a fantastic web site to introduce them to the complexities of Chinese symbolism in a fun and easy to relate to environment. Ideal for year levels 4-10

SuperMath Man
Here is an excellent collection of mathematical games which focus on building up mathematical principles of having a heck of a lot of fun at the same time. Bridge-It is a game which involves building the strongest possible bridge given a range of shapes and pillars. Golf encourages students to estimate angles and distances in order to get their own hole-in-one. The “Fraction Junction” builds up understanding and applications of fractions while “The Decimal Detectives” go looking for a place to hide. Ideal for year levels 3-7

Understanding Algebra
The complete contents of this online algebra textbook are available from here. This textbook is suitable for high school algebra or as a refresher course for students preparing for university or senior high school mathematics courses. The full range of algebra topics are dealt with in this excellent text. Ideal for year levels 10-12
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Theatre Through the Ages
Theatre is an eclectic art form, employing music and dance in the production as well as the talents of the leading artists from outside the theatre. With this in mind this web site investigates the origins of theatre, the architecture and staging, the centrepiece of the dramatic performance, as well as mime and pantomime, the impact of medieval drama and the Elizabethan Playhouse as well as humanism, music halls and vaudeville.
Ideal for year levels 8-12

The Improv Encyclopaedia
Here you will find tons of “stuff” related to improvisation theatre. Look for improv games, handles, concentration exercises, drama techniques, character exercises, warm-ups, long form improv formats, improvised show formats, tips for improv workshops and much more. Ideal for year levels 6-12

The Stage Crew: A Technical Theatre Web Project
If you are putting on your own theatrical production you'll be able to find here excellent background information on lighting, scenery and safety. As well as basic information there are also sections dealing with lighting control, basic electronics, colour theory, building scenery and which materials to use to greatest effect.
Ideal for year levels 10-12

The MIT Theatre Arts: Stage Management Manual
This online manual contains the full text of the MIT Theatre Arts Stage Management manual, as well as a few extras. The manual is divided into three sections. The first section looks at pre-production, rehearsals, performances and postproduction and dance productions. The second section looks at the psychology of stage management and the third section looks at safety regulations, templated forms and a bibliography.
Ideal for teachers and years 10-12

Backstage: An Actors Resource
An excellent collection of resources for both producers and actors. Ideal for year levels 9-12
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Owl Pages
Owls have fascinated man from time immemorial: to some cultures they are symbols of wisdom, while to others they are harbingers of doom and death. As well as mythology and culture, students will find here information detailing their physiology, nesting and lifestyle as well as an excellent collection of photographs and detailing the wide range of form that owls come in. Ideal for all year levels
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets
The Grand Canyon is an awesome spectacle and it is a tribute to the power of erosion that can create beauty with spectacular results. This web site deals with some of the hidden secrets of the Grand Canyon which provides us with insights into the geological history of both this area and our world in general.
Ideal for year levels 4-10


Sun., Dec. 19, 2004 - Study Guide for Bullying and Harassment

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Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 18:49:38 -0700
From: Sybil Finemel
Subject: GEN:ASCD Study Guide for bullying and harassment: A Legal Guide for
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

From ASCD : ASCD Resource Preview: September 2004

An ASCD Study Guide for
Bullying and Harassment: A Legal Guide for Educators

[NOTE: Other Study Guides for their books
- Phyllis ]

Sybil Finemel
Library Director MLIS.CIO.
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Sun., Dec. 19, 2004 - Learn Spanish Online

Taken From:
T.H.E. Newsletter for September 22, 2004

Learn Spanish Online
Learn Spanish Online is one of the most complete manuals on the Spanish language on the Internet. The site teaches visitors Spanish by way of 500 pages of grammar, 2,500 voice examples, 40 minutes of spoken dialogue and 1,800 exercises. The site features links to search functions, language schools, a forum and chat rooms all that aid visitors to learn and speak Spanish better.

T.H.E. Journal


Sun., Dec. 19, 2004 - Language Page

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Hi! It's Saturday, September 11, 2004 and time for Foreign Languages
at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Jennifer's Language Page

The goal of this website is to teach people how to say words and
phrases in every language of the world! When you get to the site just
click on the menu item that interests you and find out how to say:

"Hello" in more than 800 languages
"Thank you" in more than 500 languages
"Goodbye" in more than 450 languages
"How are you?" in more than 425 languages
"What is your name?" in more than 330 languages
"My name is..." in more than 275 languages
"Welcome" in more than 325 languages
"Good morning" in more than 250 languages
"Good afternoon" in more than 160 languages
"Good evening" in more than 225 languages
"Good night" in more than 225 languages
"Please" in more than 270 languages
"I don't understand" in more than 255 languages
"Do you speak English?" in more than 215 languages
"Yes" in more than 550 languages
"No" in more than 520 languages

The translations are all in text. If you are unsure of how to
PRONOUNCE the text translations -- then you can access the "On-Line
Language Resources" page at this site that contains links to other
foreign language websites where you can see phonetic spellings and/or
hear audio pronunciations of various words and phrases. The direct
link to that page is:

This is a terrific resource site that offers a fun way to introduce
languages of the world.

Diane Keith
For ClickSchooling
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