Saturday, March 05, 2005


Sat., Mar. 5, 2005 - TeacherNet / Roald Dahl

Taken From:

======== The Scout Report ==
======== November 12, 2004 ====
======== Volume 10, Number 45 ======

TeacherNet [pdf]

There are a number of sites out there that cater to the educational resource
needs of K-8 educators, and TeacherNet is certainly one that is worth taking
some time to browse through. Developed by the Highlights educational
products group, the site contains opportunities for educators to join
various discussion lists, classroom resources (such as lesson plans), and
links to the webpages of various classrooms around the United States. One
potentially entertaining (and also therapeutic) feature is the "Laugh Lines"
section, were educators can submit their various humorous classroom
experiences. The bulletin boards are also worth checking out, as they can
offer quick answers to any number of topics, such as handwriting, use of the
Internet in the classroom, and literature. The site is rounded out by a nice
area set aside for discussion and resources specifically designated for
student teachers. [KMG]

Roald Dahl [Macromedia Flash Player]

With several trumpet choruses and the appearance of a few of his most
beloved characters, visitors to the official Roald Dahl website are greeted
in a fashion that befits one of the 20th century's most loved authors of
creative and intelligent books for children. Of course, Dahl's career did
not start out that way (as most know), but rather with a harrowing tale of
his experiences in World War II written for the Saturday Evening Post in
1942. It would be several decades before Dahl began to write the modern
children's classics that are synonymous with his name, such as James and the
Giant Peach and Matilda. Created and designed in the same spirit as his
writing for young people, this website contains a host of lovely features,
including a photo gallery of Dahl at various moments throughout his life, a
number of fine interactive features (including several games based on
incidents in his writings), and some great selections from an audio
interview conducted with Dahl in 1988, two years before he passed away. This
site is positively delightful and those who aren't already fans of his work
may find themselves making a trip to their local library to delve into his
books. [KMG] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2004.


Sat., Mar. 5, 2005 - Literary Landscapes

Literary Landscapes


The rise of the English novel during the 18th century coincided with a growing pride in the landscape of Britain.

As novels portrayed society, so maps and topographical views delineated the grandeur of Nature and the man–made elegance of new urban streets and squares.

Town and country often provide the travelling backdrop to novels and poems, sometimes exerting such a strong a presence they almost become players in the plot.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Mar. 5, 2005 - Virginia Woolf / Ernest Hemingway

Virginia Woolf Web Links
Scroll down for Woolf Studies on the Web

Ernest Hemingway
All about the author.


Sat., Mar. 5, 2005

Taken From:
TeachersFirst Update - February 14, 2005

Content Matrix
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Children's Literature Grades 1 to 8
Search through this alphabetical list of children's authors, click on a link, and explore a great collection of resources (organized by book title) including vocabulary lists, activities, and lesson plans - many with an interdisciplinary flair.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted.
See Also:
Young Adult Literature - Phyllis ]

Poetry as We See it Grades 3 to 6
This ThinkQuest site explores poetic elements including metaphor, personification, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and simile. Student can click on poetic terms to discover definitions, samples, and examples created by the ThinkQuest team members. Links to classic poems illustrating each concept are also provided. After exploring each section of the Quest, students can test their understanding with an interactive quiz.

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All rights reserved.

Friday, March 04, 2005


Fri., Mar. 4, 2005 - 1906 San Francisco Quake

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 2004 10:11 AM
Subject: New Learning Resources

been added to FREE. They're described below.
FREE makes finding federal learning resources

"Quake: 1906 San Francisco Quake"
tells why the April 18, 1906, earthquake along the San Andreas
Fault was "one of the most significant earthquakes of all
time." See photos, eyewitness accounts, the 1906 seismogram,
& casualty & damage statistics. Learn about the flurry of
scientific investigation unleashed by the quake & the advances
that followed. (USGS)
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

"After the Great Earthquake & Fire, 1897-1916"
provides 26 films of San Francisco from before & after the
Great Earthquake & Fire. The earthquake struck on April 18,
1906, along the San Andreas Fault, damaging most central
California cities & killing more than 3,000 people. These
films show Market Street, Chinatown, a parade, San Francisco
viewed from a balloon, & vast devastation from the 8.3
magnitude earthquake & 3-day fire. (LOC)



Fri., Mar. 4, 2005 - Earth Science Online / AirHead

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences ===
======== November 26, 2004 ===
======== Volume 3, Number 24 ======

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center [Macromedia Flash
Player, jpg]

At this website, Cerritos College offers a series of straightforward,
educational lessons covering basic Earth science topics. Users can learn
about clouds through a pictorial tutorial and a review. Students can review
the metric system, units of measurement, scientific notation, and other
fundamental mathematics used in Earth Science. The site offers a virtual
tour of the volcanoes of Hawaii, informative images of various landforms,
quizzes on topographic maps, reviews of plate tectonics, and much more. This
website is great for introductory Earth science students because it offers
preparatory materials for an array of Earth-related topics. [RME]


The Community Energy Division of the Center for Neighborhood Technology informs the public about air pollution at this website. Users can find primers on air pollution's impacts, sources, laws, and solutions.Individuals can learn how their respiratory and cardiovascular systems are affected by air pollution. The site offers noteworthy case studies on theconsumption of energy and also purchasing products. Users can find an emissions calculator to determine their impact on air pollution. The site also provides a forum where enthusiasts can ask questions, submit comments, and exchange ideas. [RME]
[NOTE: See also pages on Air Pollution and Health Phyllis ]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright InternetScout Project 1994-2004.


Fri., Mar. 4, 2005

Taken From:
=== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences ===
======== January 21, 2005 ======
===== Volume 4 Number 2 ======

Hayden Planetarium's Academic Home
At this website, Hayden Planetarium brings "the frontier of astrophysics to the public" by offering innumerable links to space science education sites. The Astrophysics Data Portal provides seven databases as well as instructions on how to navigate through them. Students can find links to a series of astronomical news and events and galleries of space images. Users can find lots of enjoyable materials about archaeoastronomy, star myths and constellation lore, and additional information on different cultures' perception of astronomy. The website also offers creative poetry and writings about the starry sky. [RME]

Air Quality [Java, pdf]
The City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers a wide range of information about the factors that affect air quality and ways that people can improve it at this website. Users can find out facts on asbestos, radon, pollen, ozone, and temperature inversion. Visitors can discover the factors that influence ground level ozone development by choosing different weather conditions, emission levels, and populations in the interactive Smog City Simulator. The many requirements for the city presented at the website are a great way for users to learn how they can reduce air pollution. The website also presents data and information about the Tijeras/Roosevelt Middle School Ambient Air Monitoring Project. [RME]

The Wooden Periodic Table [jpeg]
Through this online version of a real wooden periodic table created by Theodore Gray, co-founder of Wolfram Research, Inc., visitors can learn all about 109 elements and 63 minerals. When clicking on the tiles of the table, users can find technical data and view samples of the element. Students can learn about the elements' common states and their stabilities. The elements are also grouped by various categories so that users can more easily compare characteristics. The Reaction Balancing and Molecular Weight Calculation Tool and an elements game are great additions to the website. [RME
[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Topic In Depth
The Use of Remote Sensing in Meteorology
[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some may have been previously posted.- Phyllis ]
The Water Planet - Meteorological, Oceanographic, and Hydrologic Applications of Remote Sensing
The Satellite Meteorology Module Library
Satellite Data
Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division (SMCD) [gif]
National Weather Service: Satellite [Java, mpg]
Weather Satellites
Satellite Meteorology for Grades 7 -12 [Java, jpeg]
Satellite Image Home Page [jpeg]
First, NASA provides a tutorial on the use of satellites to observe terrestrial atmosphere and climate change throughout the world (1). After extended introductions of the various meteorological satellites, users can find information on forecasting el Niños, snow events, flooding, and other events. The second website, developed by The Network of European Meteorological Services (EUMETNET), offers a comprehensive tutorial on satellite meteorology (2). Through the eight online chapters, students can learn about radiative transfer, data acquisition, operational applications of satellite imagery, and much more. Next, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) provides data from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) and Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) to assist in the understanding of "short-term and long-term local, regional and global scale atmospheric, oceanic and land processes" (3). Along with reports of the Earth's climatic state, visitors can find numerous hourly, daily, monthly, and annually meteorological data for the United States and the globe. The fourth website, supplied by the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS), describes the Satellite Meteorology and Climatology Division's (SMCD) "research on the use of satellite data for monitoring meteorological, climatological, and environmental characteristics" (4). The website features the GOES Temperature and Moisture Soundings Fields project and weather data for aviation applications. Next, the National Weather Service offers satellite imagery of the United States in loops of 24, 12, 6, and 3 hours (5). Users can also find images of areas with current severe storms or special events. At the sixth website, Project Atmosphere Canada provides a tutorial addressing the general characteristics of polar orbiting and geostationary satellites and of visible, water vapor, and infrared imagery (6). Educators can find two classroom activities to help students understand complexities in data acquisition and resolution. Next, the University of Wisconsin-Madison allows students to explore satellite meteorology through nine modules equipped with hands-on activities and motivating images (7). Through the Gallery, users can learn about low, medium, and high level clouds as well as precipitation producing clouds and fog. Lastly, the Australian Government's Bureau of Meteorology collects and uses satellite data "to monitor day to day weather conditions and longer term climate change over the entire globe (8)." The website offers the latest infrared and visible light images and animations of Australia's weather. [RME]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright Internet ScoutProject 1994-2004.


Fri., Mar. 4, 2005 - Indoor Air Quality / Radon

Taken From:
TechLearning News
January 19, 2005 - Vol. 4, Issue 3

Site of the Day Archives

Indoor Air Quality

This informative web site from the EPA defines and explains indoor air pollution in all its forms. Content includes a focus on asthma, molds, secondhand smoke, and radon in public buildings and at home. The content also available in Spanish.

Environmental Protection Agency

Website Content:
Pictures and/or Illustrations

Grade Appropriate:
High School Middle School


---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, November 2, 2004

A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your
Family From Radon

Today's site from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, provides an
excellent resource for information on radon gas. Gentle Subscribers
concerned about this naturally occurring and potentially hazardous gas will
find comprehensive information at the site.

"You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a
problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths
each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can
get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the
second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only
smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high
radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high." - from the

The site deals with issues such as how radon enters dwellings and other
structures and the risks of living with this gas in higher than acceptable
levels. Detailed information about testing for radon is also available,
including different types of testing, where and what types of testing kits
are available and how to read the results. In addition, further sections
deal with lowering radon levels in houses and some common radon myths. A
PDF version of this guide is also available.

Travel to the site for critical information on this pernicious health risk

A.M. Holm

Thursday, March 03, 2005


Thurs., Mar. 3, 2005 - College Planning Guide / Guides for the College-Bound Student-Athlete

Taken From:
Your Student Gateway to the US Government ISSN 1536-559X

Volume IV, Issue 3 - March 2005

InfoSource provides useful tips and info for college students and their
families. Published periodically, InfoSource is sponsored by the
US Department of Education, Federal Student Aid office.

College Planning Guide - Building Toward a Better Future (US Department of
Energy) - The Department of Energy's Office of Science has created a helpful
College Planning Guide with useful information and tips on preparing and
applying for college.

Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete (National Collegiate Athletics
Association) - This guide from the NCAA will help you understand the rules for
progressing from being a high school athlete to being a student-athlete in college.
Find out more about the NCAA, eligibility rules, and financial aid.

Campus Champs - Campus Champs gives the student-athlete information on
how to find a school, reach out to college coaches, apply for admission, get
student aid, improve your game, and increase your chances to succeed, both
on the field and in the classroom.

A Guide for the College-Bound Athlete (NAIA) -- The National Association
of Intercollegiate Athletics, a collegiate sports organization for smaller
schools, offers great information for student athletes on its website. Learn
eligibility and financial assistance rules and find NAIA schools.


Thurs., Mar. 3, 2005 - CareerZone

CareerZone is a free, career exploration and planning system.


Thurs., Mar. 3, 2005 History of Education / History of Ideas

Taken From:
Date: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:10 am
Subject: [Net-Gold] HISTORY: EDUCATION: DIGITAL BOOK - The History of Education

The History of Education

The History of Education: Educational Practice and
Progress Considered as a Phase of the Development
and Spread of Western Civilization

By Ellwood Patterson Cubberly

Originally published in 1920

Online Book from the Gutenburg Press

Taken From:

Dictionary of the History of Ideas digitized version of the out-of-print reference classic is available through the University of Virginia Library's Electronic Text Center. Searchable and browsable by subject, author, and alpha.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2004


Thurs., Mar. 3, 2005 - Women Pioneers in Education

The NJEA Women in Education Committee is pleased to present the
following resources in honor of Women's History Month.

Women Pioneers in Education

Portraits of women pioneers

Educational Milestones for the Women of New Jersey

Wednesday, March 02, 2005


Wed., Mar. 2, 2005

Taken From:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for November 11, 2004

Chocolate: The Exhibition ------------------------------------------
This companion site to an exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural
History (Chicago) looks at the history of chocolate, the cacao
tree and cacao farming, chocolate processing, eating chocolate,
and related topics. Includes recipes, a bibliography, activities
for children (including a recipe for chocolate modeling clay), and
classroom resources.
* Chocolate
* Cacao
Created by: je
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted.
See also: The Field Museum On-line Exhibits - Phyllis ]

FirstGov for Consumers: Health --------------------------------
This large collection of links to federal health resources
includes information on aging, choosing quality health care and
health insurance, diseases, drugs, health risks, prevention,
medical procedures, nutrition, product recalls, referral services,
smoking and tobacco, travel health, women's health, and more. From
the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
* Health
* Government information
* Consumer education
Created by: de
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Google Cheat Sheet -------------------------------------------------------------
A quick reference guide to the most popular special operators for
Google, including Boolean and adjacency operators, definitions,
mathematical calculators, date search, site "info," and more.
* Web search engines
* Internet searching
* Google
Created by: kgs
[NOTE: See also: Google Features – Phyllis ]

Use of the annotations from this list must be accompanied by:
Copyright 2004 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.
Thank you for using Librarians' Index to the Internet!
Karen G. Schneider,
New This Week Listowner, and Director,
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Reliable, librarian-selected Internet resources you can trust!


Wed., Mar. 2, 2005 - / Profiles of People

Taken From:
Sent : Monday, November 22, 2004 11:35 AM
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] Public Records: Search Systems –
Largest Free Public Records Directory

The Search Systems Free Public Records Directory

Welcome to the largest directory of links to free public record
databases on the Internet. Find business information, corporate
filings, property records, unclaimed property, professional licenses,
offenders, inmates, criminal and civil court filings, and much more.
Browse the public record links by geographic location
or use the "Public Record Locator" to search for a type of
public record in a specific area.

Now over 23,916 Free Searchable Public Record Databases!
[NOTE: Site updated - previously posted. - Phyllis ]
LIFE of Florida homepage & Forums:


Taken From:
Neat Net Tricks Standard Issue 185, November 15, 2004.

ELIYON automatically grows its base of over 21 million profiles of business people by continuously extracting information from millions of various public Web sources and compiling related information into individual professional profiles. Give it a try at
[NOTE: Not only business people. – Phyllis ]

Copyright 2004 by Neat Net Tricks. All rights reserved.


Wed., Mar. 2, 2005 - Office Template Gallery / Text Messaging from a Computer

Taken From:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites
11/02/2004 - Updated 08:31 AM ET

Microsoft Office Template Gallery
Need to spiff up a document in Word, do something different with an Excel spreadsheet, or just express a bit of creativity on your desktop? The folks at Microsoft are offering over 3,000 templates for calendars, planners, resumes, greeting cards, business plans and more here. The templates are easy to download and customize. Whatever the occasion, you'll have a template that you can use or modify to fit your need perfectly. — FBC

Copyright 2004 USA TODAY


Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, November 22, 2004 11:55 AM
Subject: The Leebow Letter

-- Easy Text Messaging --
To send a text message using Teleflip, you don’t need to know the recipient’s
cell phone provider. Just send an e-mail to the cell phone number:

-- Ken's Home on the Net --


Wed., Mar. 2, 2005 - Cyberbullying

Taken From:
Education World Site Reviews Vol. 8 Issue 43

Cyber Bullying
A site that combats online social cruelty among kids.



Cyber Bullying is a site with useful information for parents, teachers, students, and administrators on the use of the Internet or other digital communication devices to be cruel or vicious to others. The site is maintained by the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use.

This very simply designed site has clearly marked links embedded in the text of the main page. Acrobat Reader is needed to read the downloadable files.

This Web site focuses on Cyberbullying, the sending or posting of harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices. Parents, teachers, and students will find resources and information to help combat this trend. Included is a guide for educators, a needs assessment, and a parents guide with tips and suggestions for prevention, detection, and intervention. Also included are news stories about cyberbullying and related issues and a review of the research. For more information, visitors are invited to join an online discussion group and live chat sessions with Nancy Willard, Director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use, CSRUI.

Education World

Tuesday, March 01, 2005


Tues., Mar. 1, 2005

Taken From:
Teacher’s First
New in the Past Two Weeks!
February 28, 2005

Activities for ESL Students
[NOTE: Previously posted. See also
Links of Interest to Students & Teachers of English as a Second Language - Phyllis ]

Bembo's Zoo
It seems so simple at first - an animated animal alphabet. But this flashy little site has much more to offer. Early elementary students can use it to learn the alphabet, but creative, techno-loving secondary students will love trying to figure out exactly how this works. Challenge art students to create a work using only basic alphabet shapes. The possibilities are endless!

The Civil War for Fifth Graders
Grades 5 to 7
Radford University
It's not the flashiest Civil War site, but if youre looking for a kid-friendly resource, this one won't disappoint you. You'll find a concise, well-written overview of the pivotal events, people, and places that shaped the War Between the States - perfect for the upper elementary classroom. Older students can use it as a helpful research and review tool.

Clickable Poems Grades 9 to 12
Experience poetry as you never have before with this phenomenal site that gives new meaning to creative writing. While some very traditional resources are provided - a high level look at the history of poetry and an overview of selected "dead poets" - the crowning jewel of the site is found in the Hypertext section. Click on the Song link, read through the poem, then follow the directions to watch it grow and morph into a new creation. Follow the Word Train for a literary and visual treat. True techies might want to investigate the JavaScript and HTML tutorials and try creating some original hypertext poetry.

ESL Exercises
Grades 1 to 12
Rideau Street Youth Enterprises
Use these printable worksheets to help your ESL students learn the alphabet, practice word choice, recognize homophones, and more. The "form completion" activities are especially useful for high school students about to enter college or the work force. [NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Painless Guide to the Branches of Government: Judicial Branch
Grades 5 to 8
United Learning Judicial Branch/pgr270_300k.asf
This nineteen minute streaming video focuses on the judicial branch, but also gives a brief historical overview of legislative and executive responsibilities. Includes a nice summarizing review and video quiz. Display full screen for projection in the classroom or use with headphones in the computer lab.

Physics Life Grades 4 to 7 Institute of Physics
Explore the physics in the world around you with this outstanding interactive stroll through a virtual town. Investigate objects along the street, prowl through buildings and learn about how the principles of physics affect our daily lives. Great introductory activity to address the "Why do we need to know this stuff?" questions!

Pi Day Activities
Grades 8 to 12
Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis
Don't let Pi Day slip by without a proper celebration. Search through this site for some ideas on how to make March 14 memorable for your math students.

Science Lab
Grades 4 to 8
This amazing collection of interactive lab experiments encourages students to discover important scientific concepts while exploring the mysteries housed in the virtual lab. Each topic (volcanoes, weather, gravity, matter, and more) is presented with an interactive illustration and a related activity. Content-specific vocabulary words are labeled as well as spoken.
[NOTE: Home page has other curriculum pages. Some areas are for paid subscribers . – Phyllis ]

Scribbling Women
Grades 9 to 12
Public Media Foundation
A study of American literature isn't complete without considering the rich contributions made by female writers. This site provides a wonderful collection of classroom resources for introducing these literary voices to secondary students. Listen to a series of audio plays, based on stories by Zora Neal Hurston, Kate Chopin, and Charlotte Perkins, and complete a free registration to access lesson plans and related materials.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Copyright © 2001 by the Network for Instructional TV, Inc.
All rights reserved.


Tues., Mar. 1, 2005

Taken From:
Date Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 2:25 AM
The Learning Calendar March Newsletter
[Shortened URL: ]

March 2005

Cool Internet Sites

March 11th - In 1990, Lithuania became the first Soviet Republic to declare its independence from the USSR.
Lithuania has a rich and interesting history! Learn more about it at these sites:

About Lithuania
(Click on the green bar on the left for a variety of information about Lithuania)

Map of Lithuania

Click on About Lithuania

The Official Lithuanian Travel Guide

LITHUANIA – the geographical centre of Europe!
[Shortened URL: ]

Basic Data

[Shortened URL: ]

Lithuanian National Costumes

Postilla 400 Home Page
Links to Lithuanian history, art, customs, language and more


Biographies of Composers

Listen to their music online.
Kunst Der Fuge / On Classical Music Collection


Alaskan Wildlife

Copyright 2005 The Learning Calendar


Tues., Mar. 1, 2005

Taken From:
E-Mail Reminder
Week 190
November 18, 2004

World Maps and Geographic Information
Source: United Nations
United Nations Cartographic Section
"The Cartographic Section is comprised of a small team of experienced mapping and GIS specialists. It is equipped to undertake a range of cartographic services related to the work of the Secretariat, including the preparation of small-scale illustrative, large-scale stand-alone maps and GIS products. To a lesser extent, the section provides advisory geographic/cartographic services on technical and research issues." What's in it for you? Plenty.
A brief FAQ about this site notes that none of the maps is for sale. "Our principle is to share maps and data as much as we can. You can download, print and use our maps for non-profit purposes, free of charge. We ask that the map numbers be retained for reference purposes and that you give attribution to the source."
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Threatened Species
Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
From press release: "The world's biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate, according to the 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and a companion study of the data, the Global Species Assessment (GSA)." List is searchable. Includes bibliography, photo gallery, excellent collection of links to information about various species.
[NOTE: Lists from earlier years previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Capital Punishment--United States--Statistics
Source: BJS
Capital Punishment, 2003

ResourceShelf is Compiled and Edited byGary D. Price, MLIS
Gary Price Library Research and Internet Consulting
Contributing Editors
+Shirl Kennedy, MLIS
+ Dan Giancaterino, MLIS
+ Steven Cohen, MLS


Tues., Mar. 1, 2005 - Animal Congregations

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 07:35:46 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [sharinglinks] Animal Congregations: What do you call a group of..........?

Animal Congregations: What do you call a group of..........?
Did ya know that a group of apes is called a shrewdness?

Monday, February 28, 2005


Mon., Feb. 28, 2005

Taken From:
NobleEdNews Feb 6, 2005

iAbolish Anti-Slavery Portal
"The American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) is America's leading human rights group dedicated to abolishing modern day slavery worldwide. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, the historic center of the American abolitionist movement, we work to extend the wave of emancipation to the millions of people trapped in bondage. Our efforts center around building public awareness, leading advocacy campaigns, and empowering survivors and activists. By conservative estimates there are 27 million men, women, and children living in slavery around the world today - more than at any other time in history. They are forced to work for no pay under the threat of violence. Slavery in the 21st century takes many forms, the most common being debt bondage, sexual servitude, chattel slavery, and the severest forms of forced labor. "

Fun With Words
"Fun with words is dedicated to amusing quirks, peculiarities, and oddities of the English language: wordplay. Playing with words and language is both entertaining and educational. Here you can have plenty of fun with words with over 500 pages of word puzzles, games, amazing lists, and fun facts."
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice. We investigate and expose human rights violations and hold abusers accountable. We challenge governments and those who hold power to end abusive practices and respect international human rights law. We enlist the public and the international community to support the cause of human rights for all.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

"The protection of some 17 million uprooted people is the core mandate of UNHCR. The agency does this in several ways. Using the 1951 Geneva Refugee Convention as its major tool, it ensures the basic human rights of vulnerable persons and that refugees will not be returned involuntarily to a country where they face persecution. Longer term, the organization helps civilians repatriate to their homeland, integrate in countries of asylum or resettle in third countries. Using a world wide field network, it also seeks to provide at least a minimum of shelter, food, water and medical care in the immediate aftermath of any refugee exodus."

General Atomics Fusion Education
This site provides some great resources --


Mon., Feb. 28, 2005 - Chiloe Stories

Taken From:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 323 11/4/2004
Chiloe Stories
Located over a thousand kilometers away from Chile's capital city of Santiago, Chilo is a distant archipelago rich in history and mythology. For four centuries the native people have lived in relative isolation, learn about their fascinating culture as it faces an inevitable bridge to modern society. A visually stunning introduction is just the beginning of what is an extraordinarily beautiful and enjoyable website. On the brink of commercial infringement, take a peaceful look through photos and read stories about the Chiloan society, including their fascinating youth, rich mythology and traditional way of life.

A complete archive of previous Cool Tricks can be viewed at


Mon., Feb. 28, 2005 - / Cultural Survival

Taken From:
Date Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 2:42 AM
INFOMINE Alert Service: update

Record Id: 508345
Created: 2004-10-19 16:59:32
Categories: govpub provides information dealing with "emerging security challenges the new millennium." The site includes government reports and documents, news articles from international as well as U.S. sources, guides and directories to national military capabilities and resources, and analysis of events and trends.
Main security subject areas covered are: -- The Military -- Intelligence -- Weapons of Mass Destruction -- Homeland Security -- Space

Cultural Survival
Record Id: 508340
Created: 2004-10-18 03:13:32
Categories: culture,liberal

Provides information, news, publications, and articles relating to indigenous peoples around the world. Topics include migration, conflict, health, culture, self-determination, law, indigenous enterprise, and natural resources. The journal Cultural Survival Quarterly is presented in fulltext (coverage: 1982-present).



Mon., Feb. 28, 2005 - Women's History / Historical Text Archive

Women’s History
[NOTE: Shortened URL: ]

From: The Historical Text Archive
which contains 5757 links in 24 categories
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Feb. 27, 2005 - The Battle of the Atlantic

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, November 11, 2004

The Battle of the Atlantic: Allied Naval Intelligence in World War II

Today's site from The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, offers a
compelling look at the efforts of those who worked behind the scenes to
crack German naval communications codes. Gentle Subscribers in countries
marking this as a special day to remember the contributions of those who
served in military conflicts, may find this site especially topical.

"While German U-boats wrecked havoc on merchant shipping in the Atlantic,
Allied intelligence worked diligently to break the enemy's communication
codes." - from the website

The site's exhibit examines a number of themes, beginning with "The Hunters
and the Hunted". Other topics include information on "Enigma", the American
secret capture of U (boat) 505 and Anglo-American cooperation and the
"bombe", complete with a fascinating close-up of this bizarre machine. A
comprehensive bibliography is available for those who wish to study the
subject in more depth.

March to the site for an informative presentation on one of the daunting
challenges of WW II at:

[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

A.M. Holm


Sun., Feb. 27, 2005

Taken From:
NHN: Net Happenings Newsletter #4

NEW THIS WEEK for November 9, 2004

These two sites deal with interesting trials in history. Makes you wonder if
one isn't based on the other site. I like the law buzz one best.
[NOTE: Home Page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Free Downloadable PowerPoint Presentations for Most SubjectsThis is a slow site to download due to the heavy bandwidth requirements ofthe presentations, but they are worth a look. This site can save you a lotof time.

An Absolute First Rate Union History SitesA Curriculum of United States Labor History for Teachers.
This site has the main points in union history by years and in easy to useform. Handouts and simple questions, too. For high school or gifted middleschoolers, a side of history too often forgotten in today's textbooks, thissite has some startling data that should make for great learningopportunities.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

How Does the US Compare to Other Countries on Defense Spending?
This site has a nice table and other data that might open a few eyes. In a
nutshell, the US is responsible for about 50 percent of the world's military
Select: In Context: U.S. Military Spending Versus Rest of the World
[NOTE: Home Page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Now compare military spending in the world with spending on education by
country (top 100)
If you are in a hurry, the US is listed as number 47,about the middle level.
Would make a nice essay topic to compare defense and education spending.
[NOTE: Home Page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

NetHappenings Newsletter
© 2004 Educational CyberPlayGround.All rights reserved.


Sun., Feb. 27, 2005

Taken From:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 338 2/17/04

History of Nations
History and Geography buffs will love this site, which provides a brief history of all of the individual nations of the world. All of the national data on the site is taken from the US State Department archives, however the site's editors have added new material that provides a more unique spin on each country's history.Visitors can search by continent, or use the Google search engine on the site to find more specific information. We particularly enjoyed reading about the history of smaller nations such as Bhutan, which is alleged to be thousands of years old, and has only recently been opened to international tourism.


Taken From:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites
11/19/2004 - Updated 10:43 AM ET

World History Blog
World history’s a pretty broad topic, even for a Web journal. Miland Brown therefore has his work cut out for him, but as a historian and fellow at the World History Research Institute, he’s pretty clearly the person for the job. Mr. Brown’s blog is edging toward its first anniversary, and visitors will find a rich and varied collection of links and thoughtful commentary. — HSS
Copyright 2004 USA TODAY


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Tuesday, February 15, 2005
World History Blog

Home Page: Library Reference Search Web Directory

History at Library Reference Search.

I found an excellent Web directory that I like. Library Reference Search
is well done and has tons of quality sites listed. The history categories are vast.



Miland Brown


Sun., Feb. 27, 2005 -

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Date: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 5:14 PM
Internet Resources Newsletter
Latest issue:
” is the premier resource centre for Internet history, including all the applications and platforms that came together to create the early Internet - protocols, personal computers, email, world wide web, networks, and much more!”
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