Saturday, June 11, 2005


Sat., June 11, 2005 - SparkNotes
Check out the free SAT Test Prep Books online.
[NOTE: Literature Guides previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]


Sat., June 11, 2005

Taken From:
Today In Literature - March 2nd, 2005

D. H. Lawrence

D. H. Lawrence resources at The University of Nottingham
Features a chronological timeline of events in Lawrence's life, a biography, information about his circle of friends, and extensive biography which examines the author's youth, education, friendships, marriage, travels, and many accomplishments.

The Rananim Society
Offers a biography, and selected essays by and about Lawrence and his works, and an online discussion group.

John Dryden

John Dryden, "MacFlecknoe," "Annus Mirabilis," Criticism
Offers a short analysis and questions for classroom discussion.

The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism – Topic Index

Copyright 2000-2005. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.


Sat., June 11, 2005

Taken From:
Today In Literature - March 1st, 2005

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer: Annotated Guide to Online Resources
Links to all-things-Chaucer, including electronic texts, biographies and life timelines, bibliographies, educational resources, images, language aids and glossaries, audio files, study guides, and literary criticism and analysis.

The Electronic Canterbury Tales
Complete collection of fragments in both Modern and Middle Engligh and recommended Internet resources, including related epics and sagas. Also links to websites providing educational resources and course syllabi, and historical and cultural background on such subjects as mythology and folklore, the rise of Christianity, medieval feudalism and the revival of towns and commerce, the black plague, and other topics. Multimedia resources (images, audio files) are also provided.

Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter
An essay offering "A comparison between Hester Prynne, of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and Margaret Fuller, the mid-nineteenth-century campaigner for the rights of women":
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Copyright 2000-2005. Today in Literature. All rights reserved.


Sat., June 11, 2005

Taken From:
TechLearning News is brought to you every week by
Technology & Learning magazine and
March 1, 2005 - Vol. 4, Issue 9

Site of the Day Archives

Sensitive Language

Random House offers this Website to examine the problem of sensitive language in today's society. Helpful in classroom settings, this material focuses on avoiding sensitive language in diverse situations. It includes the following categories: gender, ethnicity, race and national origin, age, sexual orientation, disabilities and illness, demeaning expressions, and demeaning language.

Random House

Grade Appropriate:
High School Middle School

Literature and Life

PBS explores African-American literature, from slave narratives to the work of contemporary artists. This comprehensive site explores the authors, era, and impact of the literature. There are also audio clip readings and video clip interviews.


Website Content:
• Audio
• Pictures and/or Illustrations

Grade Appropriate:
• High School

Global Warming is Hot Stuff

Here's a great place for students to explore the concept of Global Warming. It explains the Greenhouse effect and discusses the results of global warming. Authors also explain ways that we can all help slow this process.

Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

Grade Appropriate:
Middle School
Elementary School

[NOTE: Home Page EEK – Environmental Education for Kids – previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Friday, June 10, 2005


Fri., June 10, 2005 - Hummingbird Nest

Taken From:
Date Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2005 1:29 PM
E.J.A.W.s- (Explorers, Judges, Artists and Warriors)
a monthly email newsletter about the best websites
Issue #44 Feb2005

This is truly amazing. Be sure to click on NEXT PAGE
at the bottom of each page


Fri., June 10, 2005 - 10 Things to Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web

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the Web
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

10 Things To Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department of Health and Human Services
10 Things To Know About Evaluating Medical Resources on the Web

Sybil Finemel
Library Director MLIS.CIO.
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Fri., June 10, 2005

Taken From:
Don's Patch Issue #2005-03-01

The Redwall Encyclopedia is a compendium of information on the books
by Brian Jacques.

AE is a web-based community for world history, centered aroundforums, which is a great place for you to learn or discuss historyand meet people.

Medical information which is primarily intended for young people.

Imagine the Universe!
[NOTE: Some pages from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Integer Jim's Math Squad.
[NOTE: See also: Some of Our Favorite Links (scroll down) – Phyllis ]


Information on ancient Sparta, and to a lesser extent, the ancient
Greek military as a whole.

Endangered Species.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

A wealth of data on Monarch butterflies.


Fri., June 10, 2005 - First Solar Sail June 21, 2005

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Site of the Day for Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Cosmos One: The First Solar Sail

Today's site, from The Planetary Society, is devoted to its mission to
launch the first solar sail spacecraft into earth orbit. Originally
scheduled for a February 27 launch, the mission has been moved to June 21
of this year. Gentle Subscribers will find an informative presentation on
the goals and science of Cosmos One at the site.

"The Planetary Society has teamed up with an international team of
scientists and engineers to build and fly Cosmos 1, the very first solar
sail. This is the first space mission of a public interest organization and
it is being done without government funding. ... Solar sails can be used to
boost or decrease the orbits of spacecraft, travel between the planets
within our solar system, and someday take us to worlds around other stars."
- from the website

The site provides information about how solar sails work, a mission
timeline, the spacecraft design, along with its testing and development and
the launch procedure. Photos, animation and movie clips detail the
development of Cosmos One, revealing its path from conception to its
pre-launch testing. An excellent FAQ offers concise answers to queries
about how light propels a solar sail, the material used for the sails'
construction and the projected speed which might be attained using solar
sails. Additional material looks at the international cooperation behind
the project, including its launch by a Russian nuclear submarine.

Travel to the site for the details on this innovative space project at:

The Planetary Society
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

A.M. Holm

Thursday, June 09, 2005


Thurs., June 9, 2005 - WWII in Color

Taken From:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites
02/28/2005 - Updated 08:45 AM ET

WWII In Pictures
Unfortunate but true: In our living-color age, black-and-white photos often don't have the immediacy and power for us that their full-spectrum brethern do. That's a terrible shame, considering how much recent history we're lucky enough to have photographically documented. This excellent site looks to close that gap, providing well over 100 color photos from World War II. — HSS

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY


Thurs., June 9, 2005 - Free Stock Photos

Taken From:
Virtual Teacher Newsletter No. 103 19th February 2005

Free Stock Photos for Schools
[NOTE: Some of the sites included in this list were previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Thurs., June 9, 2005

Taken From:
======== The Scout Report ==
======== February 18, 2005 ====
======== Volume 11, Number 7 ======

Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition
That legendary man of letters, Samuel Johnson, once opined that “Abstinence
is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.” Over the centuries,
many have shared at least part of Johnson’s sentiment as regards the
temptations offered by spirits, and just as many have concerned themselves
with the cause of cautioning others about alcohol and its potentially
pernicious effects. The good people at Brown University have created this
digital collection which includes a host of primary documents from the past
several centuries, including broadsides, sheet music, and government
publications. These items will be of great interest to anyone interested in
the history of alcoholism, and how various forms of media were used to
disseminate ideas and information about this phenomenon and the prohibition
movement. Visitors can browse the collection by document creator, publisher,
and general title. Another item of note here is the online essay, “Temperance
and Prohibition Era Propaganda: A Study in Rhetoric” by Leah Rae Berk. [KMG]

National Energy Foundation [pdf]
The National Energy Foundation (NEF) is a nonprofit educational organization
that provides a host of educational materials and programs primarily related
to discussing natural resources, technology, conservation, and the
environment. The NEF also provides a number of teacher training and student
programs that complement their existing work. Young people visiting the site
will want to look over the student section which provides four purpose-built
sites that provide information on earth sciences activities, environmental
stewardship, and several other topical areas. Educators will want to take a
look at the section provided for them, as it contains links to the NEF’s
educational catalog and information about upcoming workshops of interest.
The site is rounded out by a links page that offers a host of topical links
to other relevant science education sites, such as one on alternate fuel
vehicles and the Captain Planet Foundation. [KMG]

Collage Machine 1.0
Some of our readers no doubt have fond memories of getting out various
newspapers, magazines, old art books, and other such materials and creating
their own collages on a dreary Saturday morning that seemed to call out for
such an indoors activity. While there might not be the same visceral feeling
with this online collage machine, it is still definitely worth a visit.
Presented with a blank work screen, visitors can peruse the collection of
objects offered here, and then drag them onto their workspace. After doing
so, the images can be cut up and manipulated in a variety of ways. Some of
the objects include a butterfly, a menacing shark, a puppy, traffic signs, a
picture window, and a daunting iceberg. As one might imagine, the
pedagogical possibilities of such a site are quite interesting and may prove
useful in a classroom setting. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other Exhibitions (try Vol. 4: Handprints) - Phyllis ]

Jacques-Louis David: Empire to Exile
Deftly combining art and history, this site from the Getty presents the
works of painter Jacques-Louis David, "Image-maker to Napoleon". Although
there are not a huge number David's paintings and drawings in the Web
exhibition, those present are extensively researched. For example, a
portrait of Suzanne Le Peletier de Saint-Fargeau, daughter of an
assassinated revolutionary who came to be called "Mademoiselle Nation"
during the French Revolution, is accompanied by both a video and a
discussion, relating her political history and analyzing the style and
iconography with which David depicts it. In the section on Napoleon,
visitors can zoom in on details of David's The Emperor Napoleon in His
Study at the Tuileries
1811-1812, read a biography of Napoleon, view
several other studies and paintings of the French emperor, and read about
his relationship to David. [DS]
[NOTE: Other exhibitions from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

VII Photo Agency
To say that we in the modern world are bombarded with visual mass-produced
images is, to say the least, a vast understatement. Photography certainly
provides many of these images, yet only a small portion of their number
qualify as compelling or worthy of more than a quick glance. Fortunately,
there is the VII Photo Agency website, which contains dozens of thought-
provoking photo essays that capture some of the zeitgeist of our time.
Founded in 2001 by a group of seven photo-journalists, the VII Photo
Agency’s work is united by “a sense that, in the act of communication at the
very least, all is not lost; the seeds of hope and resolution inform even
the darkest records of inhumanity; reparation is always possible; despair is
never absolute.” Some of the very fine photo essays that may be perused here
include a selection of images that document the rapid growth and dynamism of
Shanghai, a day in the life of President George W. Bush, and an intimate
photo essay of Philip Roth. The other photo essays may be viewed by topic,
including those that deal with the recent U.S. presidential elections and
the conflict between Israel and Palestine. [KMG]

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


Thurs., June 9, 2005 - Teachers' Conference

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Date Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2005 2:09 PM
From: Alan Luxenberg
Subject: Teachers' Conf: Teaching 9/11 & The War on Terrorism

Foreign Policy Research Institute


History Institute for Teachers

October 15-16, 2005
Gregg Conference Center, American College, Bryn Mawr, PA

Chaired by David Eisenhower and Walter A. McDougall

Sponsored by the Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education
A Division of the Foreign Policy Research Institute

TOPICS AND SPEAKERS (partial listing)

Edward Turzanski, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research

Mr. Turzanski served with the U.S. government in the field
of intelligence throughout the Middle East, Central Asia,
and Eastern Europe. He currently teaches at La Salle
University and serves as National Security Analyst for
Comcast's CN8 Channel.

Michael Radu
Co-Chair, FPRI Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and
Homeland Security

A student of terrorist groups worldwide for over twenty
years, Dr. Radu is an expert source for U.S. government
agencies as well as news media -- local, national, and
international. His forthcoming book "Islamism and Terrorist
Groups in Asia" - designed for secondary school students -
will be published by Mason Crest Educational Publishers in
fall 2005 as part of a 17-volume series on "The Growth and
Influence of Islam in the Nations of Asia." He received his
Ph.D. from Columbia University.

David Eisenhower

Co-Chairman of FPRI's History Institute for Teachers, Mr.
Eisenhower is a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania
on the presidency and director of Penn's Institute for
Public Service. He is author of the best-selling book
"Eisenhower at War, 1943-45."


Marc Sageman, Senior Fellow, FPRI

Dr. Sageman was a CIA case officer in Afghanistan between
1987 and 1989 and is now a forensic psychiatrist. His book
"Understanding Terror Networks" was published by the
University of Pennsylvania Press in 2004. He received his
Ph.D. and M.D. from NYU.

Lawrence Husick, Senior Fellow, FPRI

Mr. Husick's twenty years of experience as a technology
consultant, computer system designed, software author, and
intellectual property rights lawyer give him a unique
perspective on the war on terrorism. At FPRI, he applies
his knowledge of law and technology to study terrorist
tactics and counter-terrorism strategies.

Harvey Sicherman, President, FPRI

A former aide to three U.S. secretaries of state, Dr.
Sicherman has published numerous articles and books on
national security and American foreign policy, including
"America the Vulnerable," with John F. Lehman (FPRI, 2002).
He regularly appears on local and national media, including
the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He received his Ph.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania.


Moderated by Paul Dickler, AP US History Teacher, Neshaminy
High School,
and Senior Fellow, FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for
International Education

Additional speakers to be announced.

The conference begins 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 15,
2005 and concludes at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2005.


Social studies and history teachers, curriculum supervisors
and junior college faculty are invited to apply for
participation in the History Institute. Forty participants
will be selected to receive:
* free room and board;
* assistance in designing curriculum and special projects
based on the History Institute;
* stipends of $200 in exchange for curriculum units based
on the History Institute, plus a representative selection
of student work;
* partial travel scholarships available for participants
outside the East Coast;
* subscription to Orbis, FPRI's journal of world affairs;
E-Notes, FPRI's weekly bulletin; and Footnotes, FPRI's
bulletin for high school teachers.

a resume and a short statement describing your current
teaching or professional assignments, your reasons for
wanting to attend, and how your students or school district
will benefit from your participation. IMPORTANT NOTE: At
the time of application, you are asked to make a commitment
either to prepare a curriculum unit based on the weekend or
to do in-service activities based on the weekend. Schools
with a school membership in FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund are
guaranteed one place at one History Institute weekend per


FPRI is pleased to acknowledge grants from The Annenberg
Foundation and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in
support of the History Institute.

Founded in 1955, FPRI is an independent, nonprofit
organization devoted to advanced research and public
education on international affairs. It brings the insights
of scholarship to bear on the development of policies that
advance U.S. national interests abroad. FPRI's Marvin
Wachman Fund for International Education sponsors public
lectures and programs for high school teachers designed to
promote understanding of America's role in world affairs.
FPRI publications include Orbis, a quarterly journal of
world affairs, and E-Notes, a weekly bulletin disseminated
by email to 25,000 key people in 85 countries. FPRI is
headed by Dr. Harvey Sicherman, a former aide to three U.S.
secretaries of state.

In 1996 FPRI inaugurated a series of weekend history
institutes especially designed for high school teachers,
curriculum supervisors, and junior college faculty. Chaired
by David Eisenhower and Pulitzer Prizewinning historian
Walter McDougall, the History Institute has featured keynote
addresses by such speakers as --

* William McNeill on What We Mean By the West and,
subsequently, on Multiculturalism in World History
* Gordon Wood on The Lessons of History and,
subsequently, on The Roots of American Constitutionalism
* John Lewis Gaddis on What We Now Know about the Cold
* George Herring on The Lessons of Vietnam
* Walter McDougall on The Roots of U.S. Foreign Policy
* Paul Griffiths on What is Religion and Can It Be
* Jeremy Black on Mapping: Past and Present
* Gilbert Rozman on The U.S., Japan, and North Korea
* Adam Garfinkle on The Arab-Israeli Conflict
* Robert Kaplan on The New Middle East
* Don Oberdorfer on Dealing with the North Korean Nuclear

Materials from each of the history institutes can be found
on our website (

Alan H. Luxenberg, Director, Wachman Fund
Foreign Policy Research Institute
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Tel. 215-732-3774, ext. 212 or Fax 215-732-4401 or E-mail
Space is limited; so please apply early.

If you cannot attend but would like to be on our mailing
list, please let us know by phone, fax, or email.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Wed., June 8, 2005 - Poetry Daily

Taken From:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites
02/17/2005 - Updated 12:01 PM ET

Poetry Daily
This site operates on the theory that a steady diet of poetry – once a day, like a vitamin or a refreshing nap – is not only good for what ails you but probably good for the poetry as well, inasmuch as too much analysis tends to let the air out of the process. We’re for it. Enjoy the sheer joy of words doing stuff here – poetry, and a little prose now and then, and all of it singing. — HSS

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY



Wed., June 8, 2005 - Palaeography: Reading Old Handwriting

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Site of the Day for Thursday, February 24, 2005

Palaeography: Reading Old Handwriting, 1500 - 1800: A Practical Online

Today's site, from the National Archives in the U.K., presents a
surprisingly interesting and genuinely instructive guide to deciphering old
manuscripts. Gentle Subscribers, who do not spend their days pouring over
old records and thus not in need of such assistance, may reconsider when
they think of all the digitized original documents available online --
ships' passenger lists in genealogical research, for example, -- whose
peculiarities of script may make them difficult to read.

"Palaeography is the study of old handwriting. This web tutorial will help
you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English
between 1500 and 1800. At first glance, many documents written at this time
look illegible to the modern reader. By reading the practical tips and
working through the documents in the Tutorial in order of difficulty, you
will find that it becomes much easier to read old handwriting. You can find
more documents on which to practice your skills in the further practice
section." - from the website

The site provides a starting point for the examination of old documents
with excellent tips for their reading and transcription; a quick reference
for numbers, money and measurements; and the tutorial itself, with ten
manuscripts from easiest to most difficult, including background historical
information. Uncover those interesting quirks in the development of
English, such as the inevitable "ye", as in "Ye Olde Village Shoppe", and
the always confusing "minims".

Trundle over to the site for this helpful guide on old documents at:

A.M. Holm


Wed., June 8, 2005 - NetLinks / eNotes / Shakespeare

Taken From:
ConnectEngFebruary 13, 2005

This extensive site links to a variety of E/LA and social studiesactivities for grades 7-12.

NetLinks Home page (other subjects include Art, Health, Math,
Music, Science and Social Science) is an excellent resource with over 100 Lesson Plans
and over 1000 Study Guides.
[NOTE: eNotes Shakespeare page
See Also: Shakespeare Homepage
- Phyllis ]

Carla BeardWeb English Teacher
This newsletter is copyright 2005, Web English Teacher.


Wed., June 8, 2005 - Interactive Shakespeare

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Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 22:58:55 -0800
From: Sybil Finemel
Subject: [LM_NET] GEN: Interactive Shakespeare
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

This was posted on Sunlink: from the - February 2005 online newsletter

"This Web site is a comprehensive resource of information on the life and
times of William Shakespeare, renowned playwright and drama guru. The site
is divided into ten book-like sections, each of which is divided into
chapters. In addition, visitors can search the site using keywords to
quickly access specific information."
Link to site:

Sybil Finemel
Library Director MLIS.CIO.
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


Tues., June 7, 2005 - Africa and the Middle East

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, February 28, 2005 12:09 AM
Subject: HLN Newsletter: Africa & The Middle East
Week of 02-28-05

Africa The Cradle of Civilization
From the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, to the grand emperors of Abyssinia and the legendary kings of Ghana, this site presents a picture of the ideas and traditions of African civilizations.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Africa: One Continent, Many Worlds
A companion site to an exhibit at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History, this site includes lesson plans, an artifacts database, downloadable study guides, and other excellent teaching resources.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Ancient Africa
Mr. Dowling's great page about ancient African cultures.
Also see his Colonial Africa [ ]
and Africa Today [ ] pages.
[NOTE: Other "electronic passports" previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Journey Through East Africa
Excellent for elementary aged students interested in learning
more about the people, geography, and animals of Kenya and Tanzania.

Ancient Nubia: Egypt's Rival in Africa
The ancient land of Nubia neighbored Egypt, occupying the banks of the Nile River above or south of Aswan, and extending all the way to the sixth cataract. Today this land lies inside Sudan, but in ancient days it was known as the Kingdom of Kush. History, geography, culture, and artifacts are included.

Wonders of the African World
This PBS Website hosts information about many facets of African history. From the Black Kingdoms of the Nile to The Swahili Coast, these comprehensive informational pages are a treasure that you will use again and again.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Living Africa
This site won second place in the 1998 Thinkquest Internet Challenge competition for youth. It's an excellent educational site on the continent of Africa that teaches students about the people, land, and wildlife in a fun and informative way.

A Journey Through Ethiopia
This well written website highlights some of the remarkable events and
landmarks in Ethiopia. A number of key historical points are highlighted here.

Jane Goodall's wonderful look at Jane Goodall's life.

Jane Goodall: Explorers-in-Residence
An interview with Jane Goodall by National Geographic.

Afghanistan: Land in Crisis
National Geographic provides an excellent resource base of current events and historical content. Of special note: The Interactive map of Afghanistan. [ ] Simply click a region to get information.

Social Studies for Kids: Current Events
This site is packed with information on current events of all kinds that are of interest and importance to children. Political as well as cultural issues are covered. Of special note: Afghanistan section of the Website devoted to geography, news and historical perspective on this country.

Copyright Home School Learning Network, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


Tues., June 7, 2005

Taken From:
----------------------------------------------------------------------Librarians' Index to the InternetNEW THIS WEEK for February 24, 2005----------------------------------------------------------------------

African American History Timeline --------------------------------
This site provides a chronology of historical events from before
1600 through 1969, a chronology about blacks in the western United
States, and a list of sources. Also includes a bibliography, a
research guide, and links to descriptions of individuals, places,
and events that have contributed to the shaping of black history.
From a history professor at the University of Washington.
* African Americans
* Black History Month
Created by: mcb


Iwo Jima Retrospective ----------------------
View the video of the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima on February
23, 1945. This site also features an essay about Iwo Jima and
World War II, links to related Web sites, and video clips from
"two special documentaries remembering those who fought at Iwo
Jima." From,13190,NI_Iwo_Jima2,00.html
* World War, 1939-1945
* Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
Created by: jh
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]


The Marsupial Society of Australia --------------------------
This organization "based in Adelaide, South Australia, [is]
dedicated to providing information and education regarding keeping
and breeding our native Fauna in captivity." The site features
fact sheets about animals such as the dalgyte or rabbit-eared
bandicoot, the brush-tailed bettong, the fat-tailed dunnart, the
Tasmanian devil, and more. Also includes information about hand
rearing, games and coloring pages for children, and links to
related sites.
* Marsupials
* Pets
* Wild animals as pets
Created by: mcb


Misunderstanding Malcolm X -----------------------------------
This article "looks at the extraordinary life of [black
nationalist leader] Malcolm X and asks why his message has had
such a lasting impact on generations of young people." Includes a
selection of quotes by Malcolm X, audio of a documentary, and
links to related news stories. From the British Broadcasting
Corporation (BBC).
* X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
* African Americans
* Black Muslims
* Black nationalism
* People
Created by: je

Use of the annotations from this list must be accompanied by:
Copyright 2005 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!


Tues., June 7, 2005 - African-American Slavery

Taken From:
HLN Newsletter Week of 02-21-05
Black History Month

Slavery: Life on a Plantation
This site provides a vivid illustrative journey through the life
of slaves on a plantation.

Museum of African Slavery
A virtual museum dedicated to provocative and informative displays on the history of slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic.

Slave Movement During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
This site provides access to the raw data and documentation that contains information on slave trade topics from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Confronting the Legacy of the African Slave Trade
This site from PBS looks at West Africa and the slave trade, and includes
cultural close-ups, a look at religion, and a perspective retelling of the era.
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Images of African-American Slavery and Freedom
From the Library of Congress Web site,
collections of historic images of African Americans during the
period of slavery through the Civil War.

Stamp on Black History
Find biographies of African Americans who have been honored on
U.S. postage stamps, plus games, links about black history and
information about collecting stamps. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From Jim Crow to Linda Brown: A Retrospective of the African-American Experience from 1897 to 1953
Library of Congress unit for older children focusing on African American life
from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. (Ages 14-18)
[NOTE: Home page previously posted.
The Learning Page - Teacher Resources
- Phyllis ]

Africans in America
Explore in-depth information about slavery with narratives,
images, documents and activities from PBS.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

National Geographic presents The Underground Railroad
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
An outstanding site where you can take an interactive journey on the Underground Railroad. Use the pull down menu to explore other areas of this site. The Classroom Ideas Section offers activities for students K-12.

Copyright Home School Learning Network, 2004. All Rights Reserved.


Tues., June 7, 2005 - Harlem Renaissance Resources

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Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 11:12:19 -0500
From: Judy OHara
Subject: Re: [LM_NET] TARGET: SEC: Harlem Renaissance resources
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

We offer a course on the Harlem Renaissance - here is the web resources we
go to

Judy =-)
Judy O'Hara
Upper School Library
The Potomac School

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Monday, June 06, 2005


Mon., June 6, 2005

Taken From:
26 February 2005 Earth Science Sites of the Week

Science Information Network (CIESIN) and the World Economic Forum, "The
ESI ranks countries on 21 elements of environmental sustainability
covering natural resource endowments, past and present pollution levels,
environmental management efforts, contributions to protection of the
global commons, and a society's capacity to improve its environmental
performance over time. The United States places 45th in the rankings.
This high-middle ranking, just behind the Netherlands (44) and ahead of
the United Kingdom (46), reflects top-tier performance on issues such as
water quality and environmental protection capacity. Bottom-rung results
on other issues, such as waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions,
bring down the overall U.S. standing." (quoted from "Finland tops
environmental scorecard at World Economic Forum in Davos"
The full 2005 Environmental Sustainability Index as well as a summary for
policymakers is available at:

Carleton College), discover useful images with accompanying descriptions
for a variety of volcanic features, ranging from aa to Volcanian
eruptions. The site documents how these images can be organized by type
of volcano, eruption types, and eruptive products. A nice index to other
USGS volcano photo galleries is also present.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

MEASURES A CENTURY OF FLOODS, USGS, (suggested by Joseph Kerski, USGS),
during the 20th century, floods were the number-one natural disaster in
the United States in terms of number of lives lost and property damage.
Floods can occur at any time of the year, in any part of the country,
and at any time of the day or night. Most lives are lost when people are
swept away by flood currents, whereas most property damage results from
inundation by sediment-laden water. Find information on flood damage,
flood location, types of floods, and additional USGS resources.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mark Francek
Professor of Geography and Earth Science
Central Michigan University


Mon., June 6, 2005 - Earth and Environmental Science

Internet Research Guide — Science
Earth and Environmental Science Web Links


Mon., June 6, 2005 - The Yellowstone Geoecosystem

Taken From:
19 February 2005 Earth Science Sites of the Week

(suggested by John McDaris, SERC), The Yellowstone collection contains an
assortment of digital resources relevant to the many components of the
Yellowstone Geoecosystem: geology, geophysics, physiography, hydrology,
biota (from microbes to grizzly bears), and human activities and their
consequences in this amazing natural laboratory. This collection contains an
abundance of maps, images, virtual field trips, datasets, technical
papers and general information.

“This collection of information is designed primarily for instructors and students in introductory Earth science courses. The collection may also be of interest for K-12 educators and the general public.”

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography and Earth Science
Central Michigan University


Mon., June 6, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences ===
======== February 18, 2005 ===
======== Volume 4, Number 4 ======

Explorations in Earth Science [Microsoft Word, pdf, jpeg]
Searching for ways to stimulate students' interests in the earth sciences?Look no further than this Purdue website created by Professor Larry Braile,which offers numerous, fun and educational earth science educationactivities. Through the lessons, pictures, figures, and hands-on projects,students can learn about earthquake epicenters, the interior of the Earth,seismic waves, earthquake hazards, and much more. Visitors can find numeroustutorials on the use of the AmaSeis software, EqLocate, SeisVolE, and otherearth science computer programs. All the materials are available as htmlfiles, Microsoft Word documents, and as pdf files. [RME]

Resources for K-12 Earth Science Educators [pdf]

The Geological Society of America (GSA) offers lessons plans and additional
resources covering virtually all topics in geology for K-12 students. The
materials are divided into 12 topics, such as Environmental Science, Weather
and Climate, and Plate Tectonics. Each of the topics has elementary,
intermediate, and secondary lesson plans that offer details on the content,
time required, materials needed, and directions for the project. The
stimulating activities are a great way for students to understand otherwise
difficult subjects and excite them about geology. [RME]

Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade [pdf]

"_Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten Through 12th Grade_ is published
by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a service of the Energy
Information Administration (EIA), to provide students, educators, and other
information users a list of generally available free or low-cost energy-
related educational materials." The website is divided into 12 energy
categories such as coal, environment, petroleum, renewable energy, and
water. Each entry, listed alphabetically within its energy category,
contains a summary of the organization, including its potential fees, its
contact information, and a weblink and email address when applicable. While
the Web version allows for quick navigation through the materials,
individuals can also download the entire text. [RME

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences, Copyright InternetScout Project 1994-2005.

Sunday, June 05, 2005


Sun., June 5, 2005 - Literature Activities

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Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:41:13 -0500
From: Kristen Maher
Subject: [LM_NET] HIT: literature activities websites
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Thanks to all who responded to my request for a site with literature
activities. I didn’t have a chance yet to check each one out, but I’m sure they are all great and will be very useful to us all.
[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some of them were previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Read A Million:

Thanks again,
Kristen Maher
Media Specialist
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Sun., June 5, 2005 - Trip1: K-12 Education Resources

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Sun., June 5, 2005

Taken From:
Date Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 11:21 PM
Education World Site Reviews Vol. 9 Issue 8

Sites to See: Life Skills
"Life skills" refer to the information and behaviors that enable people to lead healthy, happy, and successful lives. Life skills Web sites include information and resources on increasing self-esteem, effective communication, responsible citizenship, decision-making, problem solving, and peer pressure.

Lee’s Summit, MO R-7 School District: Technology Integration
Amazing collection of links for tech integration.


[NOTE: The Internet - – Phyllis ]

This site, developed by a school IT team in Missouri, provides a comprehensive directory of annotated links to any information and help you may need to integrate technology into your classroom.

The directory is well organized with links grouped into more than twenty-five categories from keyboarding to using the digital camera. A top menu lists the categories on the main page of the site and subsequent pages have a left side menu available with the categories.

Teachers will find this site to be a valuable resource for effectively integrating technology into the curriculum. Whether you are just beginning to explore using the Web in the classroom or an old pro at technology integration, this site has a wealth of information and resources to save you time and make your lesson planning easier. Categories include everything from using one computer effectively in the classroom to establishing and using a wireless lab. Teachers will find links to lesson and game templates, graphics, sounds, tips and resources for using PowerPoint, Windows and interactive whiteboards, scoring guides, Web Quests, virtual activities and much more. This is one you will want to bookmark and visit frequently.

Children’s Theater/Creative Drama
Teacher-created site for incorporating drama into the classroom.



This site, created by playwright/composer and teacher Matt Buchanan, offers educators lesson plans and other resources for incorporating creative art and theatre into the classroom.

The site is designed in frames with the navigation menu in the left frame and the content displayed in the main frame. The front page of the site also has links to the main sections in the main frame.

Drama teachers will find lots of resources and materials at this site. There is a complete Pre-k through grade 12 curriculum that meets the requirements of the Goals 2000 National Standards for Arts Education. Teachers will find useful the large collection of creative drama lessons that are sorted by age level, lesson type, and cross-curricular content as well as an Approach to the
Objective Grading of Creative Work. Lesson types include Narrative Pantomime Stories, Physical and Pantomime Activities, Improvisation, Role Drama Activities, and Writing Activities. Included are monologues, photos of past productions, classroom rules for drama class, booklists, a detailed description of a fourth grade playwriting project, essays, definitions of important terms and links to related sites.

Education World®


Sun., June 5, 2005 - Joy2Learn

Taken From:
Date Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2005 10:50 PM
Subject: The E-Line, Vol. 4, #13

This site has only three presentations involving three arts areas ("Dancing" with Gregory Hines, "At the Piano" with Alan Gampel, and "Theater" with Hector Elizondo), but they're very high quality, and more are in production. The presentations are menu-driven collections of video vignettes, with performances, commentary, historical examples, and interactive games and quizzes. The content id completely free. It can be run from the site or downloaded for later classroom use, and many teacher helps are available directly through the modules. [NOTE: Two more presentations recently added: “Jazz" with Wynton Marsalis and "Painting" with Elizabeth Murray.]

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