Saturday, June 18, 2005


Sat., June 18, 2005 - A Request from Phyllis

In July, I will be doing a presentation on, "Great Web Sites for K-12 – The Best of the Best from Phyllis' Favorites” for CJRLC’s Super Summer Seminar.

Would you please send me one or two of your favorite/most useful sites? They can either be ones that I have sent out or ones that I have not yet discovered.

TIA for your contributions.

- Phyllis

Phyllis Anker


Sat., June 18, 2005 - The Eggcorn Database

Taken From:
Site of the Day for Friday, March 11, 2005

The Eggcorn Database

Today's site presents Chris Waigl's compilation of what may be unkindly
called linguistic flubs. Gentle Subscribers, who would never commit such
blunders themselves, may enjoy checking out this amusing collection of
phrases and words gone wrong.

"This site collects unusual spellings of a particular kind, which have come
to be called eggcorns. Typical examples include free reign (instead of free
rein) or hone in on (instead of home in on), and many more or less common
reshapings of words and expressions: a word or part of a word is
semantically reanalyzed, and the spelling reflects the new interpretation.
..The word eggcorn was coined collectively by the linguists who write at
the excellent group blog Language Log. [Linguists] are not picky: the
actual, real-life use is what counts ..." - from the website

The database contains 155 eggcorns, which may also be browsed by categories
such as "nearly mainstream", "hidden" and "genuine". Each entry has a
proper citation and additional commentary by the editor. Visitors are
invited to submit their own discoveries to this lexical swamp.

Beetle over to the site for an engaging look at floundering English at:

A.M. Holm
[NOTE: As of June 17, 2005, the database contained 288 eggcorns. – Phyllis ]


Sat., June 18, 2005

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, March 14, 2005 12:07 AM
Subject: HLN Newsletter: 20th Century Biographies Part 1
Week of 03-14-05

The Buckminster Fuller Institute
Just about everything you want to know about Bucky Fuller can be found here.
[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Bucky Fuller Traveling Miracle Medicine Show
Buckminster Fuller's description of his inventions, including images of Fuller.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
"This site provides current information about the foundation's programs and is a developing resource for the inquiries on the legacy of architect Frank Lloyd Wright."

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
An important organization with the charter of preserving Wright buildings. This site has a listing of Wright houses on the market currently and in the past. Page of Wright Links includes links to individual buildings.

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Foundation
The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust maintains two museum sites: Wright's remarkable Home and Studio in Oak Park, and his renowned Prairie Style design, the Robie House, on the University of Chicago campus. This site explores these restorations.

Home - Exploring the Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
This site created by David Sides is "dedicated to those interested in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Initially this Web site was started to journal my visits to his buildings, but I am now posting journal entries with photographs by other interested Wright enthusiasts."

Frank Lloyd Wright: Film created by Ken Burn and Lynn Novick
"Learn about the man and his buildings, map a trip to see his work, participate in our K-12 activities, and meet the filmmakers who chronicled the story of this uniquely American spirit."

Glossary of architectural terms for kids

PBS-The West-Theodore Roosevelt
A PBS site that focuses on Roosevelt's activities in the American West.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. Phyllis ]

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


Sat., June 18, 2005

Taken From:
======== The Scout Report ==
======== March 11, 2005 ====
======== Volume 11, Number 10 ======

Year of Languages [doc, pdf]

The importance of fluency in a second language is sometimes
underappreciated, and the work of the American Council on the Teaching of
Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is designed to promote just that. As such, 2005 is
being celebrated as "The Year of Languages", and the ACTFL is taking this
opportunity "to focus America's attention on the academic, social and
economic benefits of studying other languages and cultures from around the
world." On the organization's website, visitors can learn about some of its
latest initiatives, peruse a calendar of events, and look through a series
of informational factsheets on various languages. Educators will appreciate
the section dedicated to providing helpful ideas for activities and events
and looking over a template for creating lessons that integrate culture
successfully. [KMG]

American Historical Association [pdf]

Incorporated by Congress in 1889, the American Historical Association (AHA)
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to "the promotion of historical
studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and
artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research." Currently, the AHA
has more than 14,000 history professionals at every type of educational
institution, museum, historical organization, library, and archive. On the
site, visitors can learn about various prizes and fellowships available from
the AHA and also learn about its various publications. Those individuals
interested in enrolling in a doctoral program in history will want to look
at their profiles of various programs around the United States. Visitors
will also want to look at the current and archived issues of the AHA's well-
known monthly publication, Perspectives. The publication contains helpful
articles that range from commentary on teaching to those on museum
exhibitions. [KMG] “The Association has a long tradition of involvement
in K-12 teaching.”

Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online [QuickTime,RealPlayer]

The experiences of Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and their companions as
they moved through the American West continue to fascinate almost 200 years
after they were recorded during their three-year expedition. A number of
scholars have marveled at the experiences of these individuals including the
legendary historian Bernard De Voto and also the late Stephen Ambrose. This
remarkable website produced at the University of Nebraska was begun in 2003
and currently contains several thousands pages of the explorers' journals as
edited by Professor Gary E. Moulton. The project is sponsored by a host of
organizations, including the Center for Great Plains Studies, the National
Endowment for the Humanities, and the University of Nebraska Press. Along
with searching, browsing, and reading the journals, visitors must be sure to
take a look at the superb extra features offered here, including several
nice essays such as "Lewis and Clark as Plains Ethnographers" and "Lewis and
Clark on the Great Plains: A Natural History". [KMG]

Two on Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright on the Web
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932

In many ways, Frank Lloyd Wright was the "Master Builder" archetype par
excellence. His iconic and instantly recognizable architectural style
continues to influence designers today and his persona was far beyond the
common phrase "larger than life", as he suffered no fools and did he what
pleased in most aspects of his professional and personal life. The first
site offers a nice look into some of the many projects that Wright
endeavored to create during his 70-year career. Visitors can peruse his
various projects, many of which are complemented by photographs and
extensive descriptions. The site also features a personal photographic
essay by the creator of the site entitled "Finding Mr. Wright" that is worth
a look. The second site is a somewhat older, yet still helpful, site created
by the Library of Congress that profiles Wright's various designs from the
period 1922 to 1932. The site contains primary documents that relate the
design plans for such projects as the Lake Tahoe Colony and the A.M. Johnson
Desert Compound, among others. [KMG]

Cloning Fact Sheet
- a succinct and eminently readable fact sheet on cloning, provided by the
Human Genome Project.
[NOTE: Other pages from the Human Genome Project previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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


Sat., June 18, 2005 - Aquent

Taken From:
T.H.E. Newsletter for March 9, 2005

Quick, you are on your way to a business meeting to meet somebody from another country, but you have no idea what their rules of etiquette are, what do you do? Simple, visit this helpful Web site from Aquent, which is designed specifically to help business professionals create good first impressions with people from other cultures. The site demonstrates, through animated characters, the proper etiquette for successful greeting in nine languages and 15 countries. Despite the humorous animation, the site offers serious tips you should know before a crucial meeting such as when eye contact should be made, when kisses are appropriate, whether or not to offer a handshake to women, general body language and proper personal space distance.

Copyright © 2005 ETC Group LLC.

Friday, June 17, 2005


Fri., June 17, 2005 - Telling Africa's Story

Taken From:
TechLearning News is brought to you every week by
Technology & Learning magazine and
March 15, 2005 - Vol. 4, Issue 11

Site of the Day

Telling Africa's Story As it Unfolds

This is an excellent resource for historical information as well as breaking news about African countries. It monitors conflicts with up-to-date news. The site also offers an "Exploring Africa" section that includes information on taking a wildlife eco-safari, tours, and more.
[NOTE: See Also: Africa Resources: Africa-Related Links - Phyllis ]

Africa Sun News

Website Content:
• Pictures and/or Illustrations

Grade Appropriate:
High School Middle School Elementary School


Fri., June 17, 2005 - Edo, Japan

Taken From:
Family First - Edo, Japan (3/2/05)


The Family First Site today captures that spirit of the samurai, the same spirit that was in the novel and the miniseries.

The site is called Welcome to Edo, and is a virtual tour of that city. It is an excellent example of the use of Internet multimedia to both entertain and educate at the same time. At this site you will leave today, and enter the world of the Tokugawa Shoguns, a time that is interesting to say the least. Here you will visit this city by moving around it. There is text involved, but it is hyperlinked to relevant subject matter. For example, when coins and currency are discussed, the marked text, when clicked, shows a picture of the coin.

There is much history at this site, along with quality entertainment. It is a site that will give any cyber visitor a good time. Oh, by the way, Edo is the ancient Japanese name for the city we know as Tokyo.


Fri., June 17, 2005 - Haiti

Taken From:
USA Today Web Guide Hot Sites
03/01/2005 - Updated 11:35 AM ET

Haiti 1804-2005 + 1
Now there's a wise solution to being a year past the island nation's bicentennial: Just add the plus-one and roll on. Haiti – one of the world's poorest nations, one of our nearest neighbors, and a terribly tumultuous country these days – is the sort of place that calls for creative solutions to problems. Haitian-born artist and Web site proprietor Hertz Nazaire knows that telling the world about Haiti's arts and culture is one way to help bring about better times for that storied, troubled country. It's just getting started, but there's promising stuff here. — HSS

Copyright 2005 USA TODAY


Fri., June 17, 2005

Taken From:
PBS Teacher Previews: June 19-25, 2005
American Experience
Lesson: "D-Day -- Economics"
PBSOL> High School

Compare civilian perception with factual data on the amount of
public funds invested in the military and explore the
percentage of the population that died in World War II.
D-Day Home Page:


NOVA"World in the Balance: China Revs Up"TV> PBSOL> High SchoolTuesday, June 21, 20058 - 9:00 pmNOVA takes the pulse of China's hyperactive economy, thefastest-growing in the history of the world. The prospect thatall Chinese will strive to live like middle-class Americans isdaunting, since it has been calculated that if all of theworld's people had an American standard of living, two moreplanets the size of Earth would be needed to support them. (CC,Stereo, DVI, Letterbox, 1 year)How do consumption and rapid population growth affect ourplanet's natural resources? Explore the many ways in our onlinecollection of maps.
Copyright 2005 PBS Online.
Date Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 3:26 PM
Subject: [NOVA] "World in the Balance: China Revs Up"

Broadcast: June 21, 2005, 8 p.m. ET/PT
(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings.)

In the second part of "World in the Balance," NOVA takes the pulse
of China's hyperactive economy, which is the fastest growing in the
history of the world. During the last two decades, China clamped
down on its population growth through its controversial one-child
policy, but in recent years it has relaxed those rules, moving in
the direction of more reproductive freedom. As the sprawling country
develops from a poor nation and aspires to a more middle-class
lifestyle, China's air, land, and water are beginning to suffer.
Already, a massive dust cloud of eroded soil from Mongolia has
darkened the skies over North America, and air pollution from
Beijing and Shanghai regularly wafts as far as California. The
prospect that all Chinese will strive to live like middle-class
Americans is daunting, since it has been calculated that if all the
world's people had an American standard of living, two more planets
the size of Earth would be needed to support them. But one planet is
all there is, and it will take our best scientific and technological
efforts to make this one do for all its inhabitants, present
and future.

Here's what you'll find online:

Inquiry, Interviews, and More

Out of House and Home
Can what happened on one small island in the South Pacific serve
as a cautionary tale for the entire planet?

Voices of Concern
Interviews with five experts reveal the threats facing human
populations, national economies, and the global climate.

Producer's Stories
Go behind the scenes with filmmakers as they struggle to capture
complex human stories.

Material World
Open your eyes to the rich-poor divide with these photos showing
average families and their possessions.

Population Campaigns
Compare how three developing nations have tried to slow rapid
population growth.


Human Numbers Through Time
Examine the startling population growth over the past two
millennia, and see what's coming in the next 50 years.

Global Trends Quiz
Test your understanding of the population trends and
environmental challenges facing nations around the world.

Be a Demographer
Play a matching game to see how demographic data reflect and
shape the future of the U.S. and three other countries.

Earth in Peril
How do consumption and rapid population growth affect our
planet's natural resources? Explore the many ways in this
collection of maps.

Also, Links & Books, Educator Role Plays, a Teacher's Guide, a video
preview of the program, and the program transcript.

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Thurs., June 16, 2005

Links for the History Profession

Doing History: A Guide to Historical Research
Popular History Sites

The Historian's Toolbox for Research
Identifying primary and secondary sources


Thurs., June 16, 2005

Taken From:
NEAT NEW STUFF, March 11, 2005

Phil Bradley: Finding what you need with the best search engines
Phil Bradley's chart matches specific information needs with his favorite tools for finding those kinds of information. He also links to similar charts from several other search experts.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
An exhibition exploring "The efforts of the Founders of the American nation to define the role of religious faith in public life and the degree to which it could be supported by public officials that was not inconsistent with the revolutionary imperatives of the equality and freedom of all citizens.. ."

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2005.


Thurs., June 16, 2005 - Signers of the Constitution

Taken From:
Date: Fri Mar 4, 2005 5:13 pm
Subject: [LIFE of Florida] Signers of the Constitution

Signers of the US Constitution
Learn about the U.S. Constitution and the role the signers of the document
played during the Constitutional Convention.
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]
Learning is For Everyone, Inc.


Thurs., June 16, 2005 - Salem Witchcraft Trials

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 8:00 AM
Subject: [Surfnetkids Newsletter] Salem Witchcraft Trials ...

Salem Witch Museum
In addition to the usual information about hours and ticket prices, the Salem Witch Museum website hosts a few educational articles. The first is an exhibit about the evolving meaning of the word "witch." Follow the white link above the welcome message. Others are a page about the witch trials (you'll find it listed on the front page as "Salem Witch Trials of 1692" and on interior pages under "Education") and a Frequently Asked Questions page.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

EyeWitness to History: The Salem Witch Trials, 1692
[NOTE: Other pages from
previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Salem Witch Trials
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Copyright © 2005 by, Inc.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Wed., June 15, 2005 - Science Fair Projects

Taken From:
Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 17:05:11 -0600
From: Nancy Stiner
Subject: [LM_NET] Hit: Science Fair Web Sites]
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

The following list is from the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library;
[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some have been previously posted. – Phyllis ]

A Science Fair Project Resource Guide. A great list of sites, how to
do a science fair project, and where to find ideas for projects.

The Amateur Scientist
Index (1952--) to projects listed in "The Amateur Scientist" column printed in the Scientific American.

American Library Association’s Sites For Children
American Library Association's top 100 science links.

Bill Nye the Science Guy
Web-based version of this popular PBS show.

Bunsen Bob's Science Hunt
Tons of ideas for all ages. "Start your science project here."

Chem4Kids (also biology and physics)
A good background in chemical notions like matter, atoms and chemical reactions.

Experimental Project Guide
A good site for explaining the design of an experiment.

Frank Potter's Science Gems
Large index to useful science sites by category.

Homework Center--Science
Multnomah County Library's index to the best science sites by category.

The Houston Public Library Science Fair Page

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
The top science fair competition for grades 9-12.

Internet Public Library
Extensive guide providing links to sites covering all aspects of science fairs.

Kids World 2000: Science Around the World
An index to science sites by category.

National Science Teachers Association
Takes students from ideas to competition.

National Student Research Center
Links to websites with info and examples for science fairs.

Reeko's Mad Scientist Lab
This site distinguishes itself by having instructions for actual experiments which you can perform.

The Science Club: Amateur Science
Scads of science sites from the Society for Amateur Scientists.

Science Fair Primer by Ted Rowan
Ideas from an experienced science teacher on such things as choosing a topic, designing an experiment, and analyzing data.

Science Fair Project Index
Electronic database index of science experiments published after 1989. From Akron-Summit County Public Library.

The Ultimate Science Fair Resource
Links to other science fair sites, science fair chat room, and info for teachers.

Virtual Science Fair Homepage
Science Fair Projects in electronic format.

World Wide Web Virtual Library's list of Science Fairs on the Web
An attempt to provide a single comprehensive list of every science fair accessible through the World Wide Web.

Yahoo's List of Science Education Sites

Washington University Science Projects. Experiments using the sensesand brain, with a useful explanation of how to do a project.

The ThinkQuest Library. Click on "Science" for many good sites and
explanations. Built by kids for kids.

Home Experiments.

The Science Club: Amateur Science. Includes kids' "build-it"

Science Explorer. Many science activities, especially for early
elementary school

Here's a link to my middle school library's Science Fair pathfinder:

There is a very comprehensive "Science Fair" section at

Nancy Stiner
7-12 Media Specialist
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Wed., June 15, 2005 - All About Water

Taken From:
Date Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 11:44 PM
Week of 03-07-05
HLN Newsletter: All About Water

All Along the River
This site created by students for students gives clear and concise explanations of river dynamics and discusses important issues facing our rivers today. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

River Systems of the World
If you are on a fact-finding mission, look at this Web site. The tabular format makes the information easy to find and the authors of the site welcome any news and new links you have to offer. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

American Rivers
Restore, protect, and enjoy the rivers of America with this online community for river conservation.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

National Estuary Program
The official Web site for the NEP maintains links and maps for all of the United States estuaries served by this program. The links include educational material as well as news articles that can be used for your home school.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve
The NCNERR site provides information, photos, and lesson plan suggestions that will help you and your children experience the beauty of this estuary.

Chesapeake Bay Net
One of the first estuaries to be included in the federal Watershed Restoration Partnership, the Chesapeake Bay has a Web site that provides some of the best information for teachers, students and scientists to use in their study of the estuarine ecology.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

U.S. Geological Survey's- Water Science for Schools Site
Information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Mystery, Art and Science of Water
A multidisciplinary look at the importance of water in every aspect of life.

Water, Water Everywhere
A great site for children to explore things they wonder about, like what happens when you flush? It contains an interactive journey about the rescue of a toy that was accidentally flushed. Children can learn about our wastewater systems, about pollution and oil spills and much more. [NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

The Nature of Water
A Canadian site with tons of water information.

The Cousteau Society
Founded by Captain Jacques Cousteau in 1973 to help promote ocean conservation and protection and to organize the Cousteau expeditions. Included on the site are description of many of Cousteau's journeys and a long list of his films.

Project Oceanography
This site is designed to teach middle school children using weekly videos available by cable in Florida and archived online in streaming video format. Included are extensive teachers guides to complement each program and a list of links to resources on careers in marine sciences.

Ocean Planet
Ocean Planet premiered at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History from April 1995 to April 1996. This electronic online companion exhibition contains all of the text and most of the panel designs and images from the traveling exhibition. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Wed., June 15, 2005 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Interactive Chemistry

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Physical Sciences ===
======== March 4, 2005 ===
======== Volume 4, Number 5 ======

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Educational [Macromedia Flash Player,
Macromedia Shockwave Player]

This Nobel Prize website offers fun, interactive chemistry modules. Students
can learn about the properties and advantages of conductive polymers through
a tour of Conductive Valley. After users learn about the important
discoveries and inventions, they can take test their knowledge through
quizzes. In the PCR method tutorial, visitors can learn the importance of
PCR in forensics through a classroom lecture and then learn how the PCR
method works through a crime investigation game. Students can also learn
about chirality through a matching game; find a tutorial on DNA, RNA, and
protein; and perform biochemistry experiments. The website offers links to
press releases and biographies of the winners of Nobel prizes in chemistry.
[RME] [NOTE: Other pages from previously posted.
- Phyllis ]

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


Wed., June 15, 2005 - Science Animations

Taken From:
Riverdeep's Classroom Flyer, Wednesday, March 2nd, 2005
From Riverdeep:

This site has collected numerous interactive tutorials,
animations, and movies on science topics across the board.
[NOTE: Another page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Brenda Barron, Editor
(c) 2005 Riverdeep. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Tues., June 14, 2005 - National Park Service Historic Photos

Taken From:
Education World Site Reviews
Volume 9, Issue 10
March 08, 2005


National Park Service Historic Photo Collection
A vast collection of images.



This site features some 2,000 photos from the National Park Service Photo Collection of more than two million images of the National Parks’ grounds and buildings.

The site is simply but attractively designed in black and white. The database can be searched by theme, year, photographer, parksite, collection, keyword and catalog number. Links to the search tool can be found in the right side bar and the bottom of the page.

The NPS Historical Photograph Collection offers a virtual visit to some compelling photographs of the nation’s national parks. These photographs are the work of such eminent photographers as Jack Boucher, Arno B. Cammerer, George A. Grant, M. Woodbridge “Woody” Williams, and Abbie Rowe. The photograph database can be searched individually by photographer, theme, parksite, collection, eminent photographer, keyword and catalog number or by combining any of the search terms. The themes cover architecture, Civil War, flora and fauna, environmental impacts, events and more. Clicking on each image displays a complete record of the site. Some interesting photos include a 1929 photo of Yosemite National Park and the Wawona Tunnel Tree, the Memorial Bridge over the Appomattox River at Appomattox Court House NHP and Petroglyphs depicting animals and geometric symbols in Canyon de Chelly New Mexico.

Education World


Tues., June 14, 2005

Taken From:
June 9, 2005
MORE New This Week

The Civil War Soldier: Civil War Small Arms
Concise introduction to the firearms used in the Civil War, including technical specifications, soldier's opinions of the weapons, the impact of weapon shortages, key foreign and domestic manufacturers, and status of production by the war's end. Includes a bibliography. From the Gettysburg National Military Park of the U.S. National Park Service.
Subjects: Firearms United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Exploring the Planets
This online exhibit from 2002 "highlights the history and achievements of planetary explorations, both Earth-based and by spacecraft." It features information about tools of exploration and about the planets, asteroids, and comets in our solar system. Information for planets includes atmosphere, moons, magnetic fields, images, and more. From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
Subjects: Planets Solar system Outer space -- Exploration
[NOTE: Other pages from The Center for Earth and Planetary Studies (CEPS) previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Historical Scientific Instrument Gallery
Online museum of historical scientific instruments from the collections of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Features instruments for analyzing heat, matter, wave motion, electric currents, and more. Also includes some mystery objects. Provides the maker for each instrument (if available) and short descriptions of intended uses of the instruments.
Subjects: Scientific apparatus and instruments -- History
This site provides access to "free college scholarship search and financial aid information resources." Also includes information about scholarship scams and fraud, and college financial aid topics such as dependency status and filling out forms. Access to scholarship information requires (lengthy and detailed) free registration. From two financial aid experts. Subjects: Scholarships Student aid
[NOTE: previously posted. Site updated. New URL. – Phyllis ]

Speeches on Campus, American University
This site presents an annotated collection of current and past speeches at American University (Washington, D.C.) by celebrities, politicians, and other notables. Includes the text of speeches by Tim Russert (of "Meet the Press" and NBC News), Sen. Daniel Inouye, Judy Woodruff (of CNN), Rabbi David Hartman, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mikhail Gorbachev, Goldie Hawn, and others.
Subjects: Speeches, addresses, etc. Baccalaureate addresses

Copyright © 2004, Librarians' Index to the Internet, All rights reserved


Tues., June 14, 2005 - Civil War Diary

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 2:46 PM
From: Gilder Lehrman Institute

This featured document is an excerpt from the diary of William P. Woodlin, a musician in Company G of the 8th Regiment of the United States Colored Troops. His diary provides a window into the life of an African American soldier during the Civil War. See selected excerpts at

Archive of past documents



Tues., June 14, 2005

Taken From:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for March 3, 2005

African American Photos for Paris Exposition 1900 ---------------------------------
"The Paris Exposition of 1900 included a display devoted to the
history and 'present conditions' of African Americans. W.E.B. Du
Bois and special agent Thomas J. Calloway spearheaded the
planning, collection and installation of the exhibit materials,
which included 500 photographs." View photos from this collection
(approximately 500) held by the Library of Congress. Searchable
and browsable.
* African Americans
* Black History Month

Women's History Month: Timeline of Key Events in the American Women's
Rights Movement ----------------------------------------------------------------------
The timeline runs from 1848 to 1994, with brief notes on people
and events, some linked to related articles. From infoplease.
* Women's rights
* Women's History Month
[NOTE: Other pages posted from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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!

Monday, June 13, 2005


Mon., June 13, 2005 - Glory that was Greece

Glory that was Greece - History and Culture in Ancient Athens
Drama, history, mythology, and philosophy of ancient Greece.


Mon., June 13, 2005 - Ancient Routes

Taken From:

Ancient Routes
"A site devoted to exploring the ancient trade routes around the Mediterranean... from about the beginning of writing until 400 AD [CE]." Includes maps, photos, and historical information about places along the routes. You can follow specific routes, or pursue thematic investigations on topics like Empires, Water, Disasters, etc. A bibliography is in the works as well.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2005.


Mon., June 13, 2005 - History of China

Taken From:
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 14:33:00 -0500
From: Deborah Stafford
Subject: [LM_NET] HIT: China 19th and early 20th century
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Discovering China
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

History of China
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

China and Women

Changing Role and Status of women in china

Chinese Cultural Studies

Deborah J. Stafford
Gen. H.H. Arnold High School
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Mon., June 13, 2005 - Ancient Greece

Taken From:
Riverdeep's Classroom Flyer, Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Covering the Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian Wars, Sparta, and the Athenian Empires, these sites provides a wealth of resources for student projects or teaching content on Ancient Greece. Find extensive listings for more detailed research using the 2nd URL above.

Brenda Barron, Editor
(c) 2005 Riverdeep. All rights reserved.

Sunday, June 12, 2005


Sun., June 12, 2005 - Confusing Words

Taken From:
NobleEdNews Newsletter
June 11, 2005

Confusing Words
Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused. Some of these words are homonyms (words that sound alike but are spelled differently) and some are just commonly confused.


Sun., June 12, 2005 - Foreign Language "Word of the Day"

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Hi! It's Saturday, March 5, 2005 and time for Electives at ClickSchooling!

Today, we feature two foreign language "word of the day" websites:

Recommended Websites:

Trav Lang: Word of the Day

Note: This site does have pop-ups, but if you have a good spy-ware filter,
it shouldn't be a problem.

TravLang offers a word-of-the-day feature in numerous languages from
Albanian to Zulu. When you get to the site you will see the word of the day
in English (for example, on 3/5/05 it is "subway") and below it a list of
the foreign language translations. Many are linked to an audio file -- if
you click on them, you can hear the word spoken. This service is also
available by email. You can register (free of charge) to have the
word-of-the-day (with a link to the web-based audio file) sent to you via
email. You have the option of choosing just the languages you want sent --
or select "All Languages" to get them all.

Transparent Languages provides a word-of-the-day in Spanish, French, German,
Italian, Portuguese and English for Spanish speakers. It will enhance any
language learning experience. The site offers a new foreign word each day as
well as a sample sentence to demonstrate how the word works in context. When
you get to the site, click on the language of interest to you. A new page
opens with the word of the day. Click on it to hear it pronounced. A neat
feature of this site is that if you scroll below the word of the day
feature, you'll find "Foreign Language Links." Click on any of the numerous
languages listed to find additional learning resources, language reference
material, educational language software, cultural information, and more.
This site also offers free registration to receive the word of the day in
the language of your choice via email.

Both of these foreign language word-of-the-day websites offer a great
opportunity for students to practice foreign languages and increase
vocabulary. They can also be used to generate interest in foreign languages
for non-students simply by listening to the word-of-the-day in a variety of
different languages.

Diane Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved


Sun., June 12, 2005

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Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 09:55:57 -0600
From: Beth Molski
Subject: [LM_NET] HIT: Websites for teachers (long)
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

White Mountains School Administrative Unit 35
Internet Resources—Links for Teachers organized by content area

The Best Educational Resources on the Web
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Case de Joanna: Language Learning Resources

Web German
Offers many languages
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Web Sites for Foreign Language Teachers

Websites for Foreign Language Learning

Websites for Foreign Language Students and Teachers

Super Links for Foreign Language Educators

WWW Resources for Language Teachers
[NOTE: Another page from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Language Links

Education World Foreign Language Center
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]
(there is a page for each curriculum area)
For your foreign language teachers
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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Sun., June 12, 2005

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Date Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 9:45 PM
Subject: March Busy Educator's Newsletter

With 43 different languages, the BBC WORLDSERVICE is a great place to practice a foreign language. You can read and also listen to news broadcasts in the target language. With continually updated content, this site will appeal to language students and teachers.


University of California Television (UCTV) has just launched a new programming feature aimed at teachers - "The Teacher's P.E.T.*" (Professional Education for Teachers). "The Teacher's P.E.T." features programming from the diverse campuses, national laboratories and affiliated institutions of the University of California. With topics ranging from history and the social sciences, visual and performing arts, science, and even guidance on college admissions, "The Teacher's P.E.T." is a valuable resource for today's busy educators.

“Our online video on-demand library contains an extensive database of programs
which you can view right now with RealPlayer.”

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