Saturday, July 30, 2005


Sat., July 30, 2005 - Global Health

Found in:
Web Tips - Covering Global Health

“New and useful resources keep sprouting up all over the place. An example
of the good stuff is”
( )

“This free site is run by the Kaiser Family Foundation ( )
with major support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
( ) .”

Contents: News and Events, Facts and Data, Country Spotlights, and glossaries,

Copyright © 1995-2005 The Poynter Institute


Sat., July 30, 2005 - World Hunger

Found in:
Sent : Wednesday, April 20, 2005 2:15 PM
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] Newsletter Newsletter - Volume 11, Number 4 April 20, 2005

--Featured Educational Link--

United Nations' World Food Program: Food Force

The United Nations' World Food Programme has just launched a new website, impressive f*r*e*e educational v*i*d*e*o game, and a collection of lesson plans for teaching about world hunger. Through this website, students can learn about hunger while playing a game, and you can get some very well developed lesson plans on the same topic. Take a look at Food Force here:

More about hunger in documents and interactive features at
World Food Programme:

Learning is For Everyone, Inc.


Sat., July 30, 2005 - Life Science / U.N. Food and Nutrition

Found in:
Education World Site Reviews
Volume 9, Issue 16
April 19, 2005


Sites to See: Life Science
Life science sites offer information and resources for teachers and students learning about organisms and life processes. Visitors to these sites will find interactive activities, teacher guides, videos, animations, and virtual labs, as well as hands-on activities for the classroom.
[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some were previously posted. – Phyllis ]


FAO: Food and Nutrition
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s site on global nutrition.



This site was developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is a rich resource of information on food safety and quality and human nutrition around the world.

The site has a top navigation bar that includes links to the main areas of the site and the handy site map. It is available in three languages: English, French, and Spanish

This site offers information and statistics about food safety and quality and human nutrition across the globe. The human nutrition section includes Nutrition Country Profiles that provide summaries describing the food and nutrition situation of different countries. Users will find graphics, tables, and maps grouped under the following headings: geography, population, level of development, agricultural production, and economy. Included are articles on the causes and implications of obesity in developing countries, body mass index, advice on energy and nutrient requirements, and much more. The food safety-and-quality area contains information about risk assessment, food control systems, and food and food products. A special section on HIV/AIDS includes information on how the disease impacts food security and nutrition and a manual on nutritional care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Education World



Sat., July 30, 2005

Found in:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for April 21, 2005

Armenian National Institute -----------------------------
This nonprofit organization is "dedicated to the study, research,
and affirmation of the Armenian Genocide." This searchable site's
extensive resources include affirmation resolutions and
declarations, official documents (including the 1920 Treaty of
Sevres), a database of memorials (searchable and browsable),
bibliographies, and instructional materials. Photos and maps
complement the written research and educational materials.
* Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
* Genocide
* LII classic content
Created by: dl
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

May 4 Collection --------------------------------------------
Site of an archive devoted to the May 4, 1970 "student
demonstration against the Vietnam War." Contains a FAQ about the
day when "Ohio National Guardsmen left four students dead," a
description and subject guide to the May 4 Collection, a
chronology of events, an annotated bibliography, and more. From
the Department of Special Collections and Archives at Kent State
* Kent State University Riot, 1970 (May 4)
* Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975
* LII classic content
Created by: sas
[NOTE: Previously posted. URL updated. – Phyllis ]

Medieval Cookery -------------------------------------------------
Recipes and resources for cooking dishes from the Middle Ages.
Includes menus and photos, a period ingredients database,
recommended books, a full-text search of medieval cookbooks, and
related resources. Features recipes for meat and vegetable dishes,
sauces, spice mixes, and desserts. From an enthusiast who has
prepared medieval feasts for events.
* Cookery, Medieval
Created by: je

------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------
This official government Web site provides information about the
food guide pyramid released in 2005 by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA). Includes detailed information for every food
group represented in the new "sideways" pyramid (which is an
update on the 1992 food pyramid); a personalized food guide based
on your age, sex, and activity level; and related tips and
resources for consumers, educators, and professionals. Searchable.
* Diet
* Nutrition
* Food
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
Websites you can trust!

Friday, July 29, 2005


Fri., July 29, 2005 - The Science of the Eye

The Science of the Eye

From the web site: “New technology offers hope to the millions of blind and visually impaired Americans. Researchers are busy developing and testing new treatments and devices to bring full or partial sight to the blind. This article discusses some common causes of blindness and gives examples of promising new technology that could help reverse their effects.”


Fri., July 29, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences ===
======== April 29, 2005 ===
======== Volume 4, Number 9 ======

US Food and Drug Administration: Help For Students Writing A School

This FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition website offers
students links to food-related aids for writing school reports. Students can
access information about the 1906 Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; foodborne
pathogens; food safety careers; requesting records and information from the
FDA; and more. The website's four main resource categories are Tips for
Researching and Writing a School Report, Selected Topics For School Reports,
Conducting Your Own Research, and Being A Good Consumer and Citizen. This
site also links to the EPA Student Center and the Kids' Science Page at the
National Agricultural Library. [NL]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

ThinkQuest Library: Inside Scoop on Farms

This website, housed in the archives of the ThinkQuest Library, offers
primary school students an introduction to American Farms. The website was
created by a team of four eleven-year olds and was the ThinkQuest 2003 Grand
Prize (Lower Division) Winner. The site utilizes nice photographs, and
concise text sections to discuss major US crops such as corn, wheat, cotton,
nuts and flowers. The site also offers information sections about dairy,
livestock, and poultry farms. In addition, students will find profiles of
important farm machines, a glossary, and links to farm-related puzzles,
games, mazes, and coloring pages. [NL]

Ben S. Roesch's Shark Page

This continually evolving website about sharks was developed by Ben S.
Roesch, a zoology master's student at the University of Guelph who is
studying biochemistry and comparative physiology of elasmobranchs, the
subclass of fishes that include sharks, rays, and skates. The website offers
a collection interesting shark information and articles such as an overview
of shark taxonomy, an article on the biology and behaviour of the Oceanic
Whitetip, an article on the biology of the Shortfin Mako, and a fascinating
report written by a diver who was attacked by a great white shark. Other
site features include an image of an enormous nurse shark, an article about
the Goblin shark, and an article by Mr. Roesch titled _A Critical Evaluation
of the Supposed Contemporary Existence of Carcharodon megalodon_. This site
also links to shark features on other websites such as the Florida Museum of
Natural History's site on megamouth sharks. [NL]

Oregon State University: It's in the Blood!

This website from the Valley Library at Oregon State University is
subtitled: A Documentary History of Linus Pauling, Hemoglobin and Sickle
Cell Anemia. The site is part of a series of Valley Library websites that
focus on different aspects of chemist Linus Pauling's notable career. The
site is composed of three main sections. The first section narrates "the
story of Linus Pauling's research into the nature of human blood. The
second, and most impressive, "provides access to more than three hundred
primary source documents and images, including letter, manuscripts, diary
entries, photographs, audio-visual materials, and published papers." The
final section is yet to be completed, but will offer daily accounts of
Pauling's activities between 1940 and 1949. The website also includes a
hyperlinked Chronological List of Documents on the site, a sizeable
bibliography, and links to a few websites concerned with sickle cell anemia
and hemoglobin. [NL]

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


Fri., July 29, 2005 - Charles Drew

Charles Drew: Seeing Red (Grades 6-12),1819,287,00.shtm?ls=eu

Web Resources

“Innovators & Pioneers: Charles Drew
Grades 6-12. Want biographical information about Charles Drew? This Internet site provides just that. But it also provides a lot more. There are links to other sections on the site that discuss, for example, the circulatory system, blood itself, and important scientists and researchers; and each of these sections includes short, pertinent articles (written by experts in the field) on topics such as blood donation and blood safety. The site also includes two lesson plans--one for high school and one for middle school.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

“Legacy and Memory of Charles Drew Lives On,1072,0_312_2825,00.html
Grades 6-12. How often do we get a personal account of a historical figure whose name appears on school buildings? In this article, Drew's daughter, Dr. Charlene Drew Jarvis, provides firsthand information about her father.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

“The Continuous Commitment: African Americans in the American Red Cross
Grades 6-12. This virtual exhibit showcases how African Americans have supported the Red Cross since it was founded. Curriculum materials that include information about international humanitarian law and guidelines for collecting oral histories are provided for teachers.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

“Help Now. Give Blood
Grades 6-12. This web site informs visitors where they can donate blood in their community. The site also features an online slide presentation of what to expect when donating.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

“Charles Richard Drew, MD
Grades 6-12. Produced by the medical and science university named in Charles Drew's honor, this web site takes a look at his life. Additional links to the university whose mission is to conduct education and research in the context of community service are included.”

“BioLife Plasma Services: Plasma Learning Center
Grades 9-12. Read about the chemical composition of plasma, and then follow links that explain how plasma is used and who benefits from plasma donations.”

“Ready-to-Go Activities
Blood in the Body: Blood Plasma
Grades 6-12. At this web site students can watch a video clip on the separation of fluid plasma from the red blood cells. Students can then view video clips that show how blood is produced and how blood groups were identified. The site also includes teacher resources and a blood history timeline.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted.
Copyright 2005 PBS Online. – Phyllis ]


Fri., July 29, 2005

Taken From:
PBS Teacher Previews: July 31-August 13, 2005

"Bloody Suckers"
TV> PBSOL> MARC> Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, July 31, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm
Just like the legendary Count Dracula, many species of animals
on the planet drink blood to survive. Fleas, flies, ticks,
leeches, mosquitoes, birds and (of course) bats turn to blood
as food. Join filmmaker Mark Ferns as he offers himself to one
bloody sucker after another in his quest to get up close and
personal with vampires of the animal world. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1

Log on to the companion Web site to discover modern medical
uses for leeches.


NOVA"Deep Sea Invasion"
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm

A toxic aquarium plant is accidentally released into the Mediterranean, overwhelming marine life and threatening to spread worldwide. Join us for this scientific detective story to uncover the unique nature of a "super-algae."
( CC, Stereo,DVI, 1 year) T

ake an online look at 10 successful invaders and see if you can match them to the damage they've caused in their new environments.

"Springs Eternal: Florida's Fountain of Youth"
TV> PBSOL> MARC> Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, August 7, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm

According to legend, Spanish explorers believed that a fountain of eternal youth bubbled up to the surface somewhere in the state now known as Florida. Beneath Florida lie hundreds of miles of underwater channels and caves that comprise the world's largest known system of springs. Following divers into dangerous and uncharted channels never before seen by humans, this program presents a journey of discovery beneath Florida's great limestone aquifer.
(CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Log on to the companion Web site to learn all about the life of the manatee.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.

Thursday, July 28, 2005


Thurs., July 28, 2005 - Microsoft Classroom Learning Resources / Acid Rain

Taken From:
Classroom Learning Resources – searchable by age/grade and subject

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acid Rain Web site:
Students’ Site:
Kids’ Site:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

National Atmospheric Deposition Web site
current and back data for the pH levels of rainwater by state
To get the pH level click Trend Plots, click Field pH and then Create Plot.


Thurs., July 28, 2005 - Teacher Resources

Taken From:
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 9:58:53 -0400
From: Nortel Learnit

Nortel LearniT

We invite you to explore our FREE online resources and streaming videos
to help you integrate technology based learning in your classroom. We
have hundreds of free lesson plans that integrate technology into your
core academic coursework; all of our project-based lessons are aligned
to state standards of learning. We also encourage you to access our easy
to use, FREE online video tutorials in your own professional
development. Teachers who have used them to learn new technology skills
tell us how helpful and easy to use they are.

We are able to offer free resources to teachers through corporate sponsorship
from Nortel and we will continue to offer high quality FREE lessons, tutorials
and resources that will help you integrate technology into your classroom or
school district.

Teacher Resources: Select: Support iT
Lesson Plans: Select: Integrate iT


Thurs., July 28, 2005 - K.E.W.L.: Kids' Excellent Web Links / WebQuests

KEWL: Kids Excellent Web Links
[Scroll down for WebQuests]


Thurs., July 28, 2005 - Elementary Sites (K-6)

Taken From:
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 14:13:21 -0400
From: Lois Smits
Subject: [LM_NET] Hit: sites (elem)
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

In case you need a few more good sites, check these out. Our Elementary
Technology Facilitators have developed a wonderful site to provide
valuable lessons and links for K-6 students, staff, and parents.

Lois E. Smits
Library Media Specialist
All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Wed., July 27, 2005 - Return to Flight

Taken From:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for April 28, 2005

Return to Flight --------------------------------------------
Information about the "Return to Flight mission ... the 114th
Space Shuttle flight, and the 31st flight of Discovery. Includes
a mission overview, crew interviews, an image and video gallery,
information about the space shuttle system (rocket booster, external tanks, and
orbiter), launch and landing information, feature articles, and
more. From the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
* Space shuttles
* Astronauts
* Discovery (Spacecraft)
* Space flight
Created by: mcb

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
Websites you can trust!


WEd., July 27, 2005 - NASA and Space

Taken From:
EduHound Weekly for April 28, 2005

NASA Quest
Whether in the area of aerospace design or training for space walks, NASA Quest is a rich resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Virtual Solar System @ National Geographic
Discover the wonders of our solar system in a spectacular 3-D environment. Take a flyby tour of the sun and each planet in its orbit, observe planets and extraterrestrial weather patterns up close, and more.
Since its launch in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative, which takes place on the first Thursday of each May, has evolved into a massive grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The ultimate goal is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education by nurturing young peoples' enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today's space explorers. [NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]

**You can now see our past "Sites of the Week" live on EduHound at:

Copyright © 2005 All rights reserved.


Wed., July 27, 2005 - AP Physics: The Physic Ancillary

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 08:21:00 -0400
From: Gooden Susan
Subject: [LM_NET] SEC:Very useful Physics help
Sender: School Library Media & Network Communications

Our AP Physics teacher created a companion book with tons of equations,
etc. The website itself is informative, and you may want to share it
with science teachers. (Includes reference reminders, illustrations, and
equations on topics which include mechanics, E&M, waves, optics,
thermodynamics, and modern physics.)

It's at

-Sue Gooden, Librarian
Concord High School
Wilmington, DE 19810

All LM_NET postings are protected by copyright law.


Wed., July 27, 2005 - EEVL: Hot Topics on Engineering & Technology

--------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 10:50 AM
EEVL Website Launches "Hot Topics" on Engineering and Technology

Full Story:
Direct to site:
[NOTE: Another page from previously posted. – Phyllis ]
A new feature has been added to the EEVL website which gives access to
in-depth reports on topical engineering and technology issues. The new
feature is called Hot Topics. The Hot Topics are freely available, and
are provided through CSA. CSA is an information company which
specializes in publishing and distributing, in print and
electronically, 100 bibliographic and full-text databases and journals
in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts & humanities, and

URLwire -
URLwire helps quality content get reviewed,
written about and linked all over the web.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005


Tues., July 26, 2005

Taken From:
Subject: Education World Site Reviews
Volume 9, Issue 17
April 26, 2005

Sites to See: Zoology
Zoology sites provide resources that include photographs, video clips, multimedia activities, essays, lesson plans, games, quizzes, and puzzles.
[NOTE: Sites not checked. Some were previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Energy Fast
Energy conservation and its potential for helping the environment.



Earth Day Energy Fast seeks to create a “greater public awareness of the consequences to nature from energy use by asking all persons everywhere to participate in an energy-conservation activity each Earth Day.”

The content is divided into six categories that can be accessed through the graphic links on the main page. Subsequent pages have a top navigation bar for navigation among the sections.

This is a good Earth Day project for teachers and students who are studying energy conservation. The site is divided into six main sections: Action, Science, Policy, Energy, Earth Day, and Campaign. The “Action” section challenges users to cut back or go completely without manmade energy on Earth Day and also offers more than a dozen ways anyone can cut back on energy use in their everyday lives. In addition to background information about Earth Day, visitors will find information on such topics as global warming, air pollution, sea level rise, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and a particular view of environmental policy in the United States. Although the challenge of spending the day without using energy is a worthwhile experience for students, the site is politically charged and teachers will want to peruse the materials at the site carefully before introducing it to students.


Apply Lessons: Applications of Mathematics
Shows math being used in "the real world."



This site, developed by the Ministry of Education of the Government of British Columbia, helps students to see the usefulness of taking math courses by linking the lessons to specific occupations that use the skills that students are learning.

The main page is a simple index of lessons. The lesson titles are then listed at the bottom of the page with short descriptions.

Have your math students ever complained, “Why do we have to do this stuff, anyway?” Well, this site has the answers! These math lessons show how math is used in everyday applications. Lessons are linked to such occupations as electrical engineer, fire fighter, event planner, house painter, golf pro, and many more. Each lesson includes the application of the math involved, practice for in class discussion, the mathematics principle, hands-on learning experience for students, and the opportunity for students to use their learning to solve a real-life problem. Additionally, many of the lessons provide extensions and extra practice.
Education World®


Tues., July 26, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology ==
======== April 22, 2005 ======
===== Volume 4, Number 8 ======

Teacher-To-Teacher Workshops [Windows Media Player]

Teacher-to-Teacher Workshops are closed-captioned video footage from
previously held workshops provided by the US Department of Education. The
workshops "brought together some of the nation's most effective teachers and
education experts to share with their colleagues research-based practices
and proven methods of using data to inform instruction." The video courses
can be viewed either online or on the Florida Education Channel. By
completing the free enrollment process, teachers have access to the
professional development courses and the electronic Professional System, or
ePDC, which is a personal portfolio that will document a teachers'
professional development. The courses cover English/Language Arts and
Math/Science instruction as well as some topics broadly applicable to all
educators, such as basics on No Child Left Behind, Building Teacher Leaders
and Differentiated Instruction. [VF]

Milken Math: Mike's Math Club

Mike's Math Club, sponsored by the Milken Family Foundation, is "a
curriculum enrichment program that shows elementary school students that
math can be useful and entertaining." Visitors to the website are introduced
to the Math Club Team through short personal descriptions and photos. The
team of full-time teacher-mentors visit children in public schools in
California and communicate via mail with students in Michigan. Through
"secret codes" and an online decoding program, individual students in the
United States, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Caribbean islands of Grenada,
Trinidad, and St. Vincent also join Mike's Math Club and and correspond with
each other. Various math games and activities are available in the "Do The
Math" section of the website. A key theme is to engage students in learning
how to use logic and deductive reasoning to create strategies and solve
problems. [VF]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, CopyrightInternet Scout Project 1994-2005.


Tues., July 26, 2005 - Art of Problem Solving

Taken From:
PBS Teacher Previews: July 17-23, 2005

Art of Problem Solving
Middle / High School

This site for middle and high school students who are intrigued
with math has some articles directed to students, extensive
lists of state and national contests and other free resources.
Check out the flash animations that demonstrate different
geometry, algebra and trigonometry concepts.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.


Tues., July 26, 2005

Taken From:
======== The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology ==
======== March 25, 2005 ===
======== Volume 4, Number 6 ====== Mathematics

This website from "provides online, interactive, multimedia
lessons that bring Maths to life and help with the areas of Maths that
students typically find most difficult: algebra, geometry and trigonometry."
The website, which is a collaboration among AIB Bank, The Irish
Times, and Intel Ireland, along with other corporate supporters, offers
support for teaching the new Junior Cycle Maths curriculum and guidelines
for the Irish education system. The lessons posted here are intended to
teach problem-solving skills and are organized into the three areas:
algebra, geometry and trigonometry. The interactive format allows visitors
to test their understanding throughout each lesson. Some examples of
specific simulations, which require a Macromedia Flash plug-in, include
those that cover the areas of Co-ordinates, Axial Symmetry and Angle Types.
[NOTE: Home Page: has links for other subjects.
Select Senior or Junior Cycle and then Subjects.
Exam areas have Study Notes. – Phyllis ]


MathFROG stands for Math Fun, Resources, and Online Games. The games and
resources available here were developed by a team at the University of
Waterloo and are intended for students in grades four, five and six. The
lessons are self-contained, combining online mathematics games or
technological tools with appropriate paper-and-pencil follow-up exercises,
which can also be downloaded free of charge. Each lesson lasts about 45 to
60 minutes and includes information on the related Ontario curriculum topics
that are addressed. A section for parents and teachers provides some
background information on the activities, including a Master Lesson List
that lists all the lessons in a table format that includes the expectations
for learning within each lesson, the math topics covered by the related
strand and the name given to the lesson. Kids can jump right into the
lessons by following the link labeled Kidz. The website is also available in
French. [VF]

Mathematics Museum [QuickTime]

Like any museum, this website called the Mathematics Museum provides some interesting visuals and explanations of various aspects of its subject, in this case mathematics. For example, the Fractal 3D Gallery includes video footage of 3D fractals and an FAQ section that provides some basic information on fractals. The Kodawari house includes some interesting math games and instruction for children as well as more advanced mathematics.Visitors can browse images created using Mathematica software or read about the history of Japanese mathematics. The Museum is maintained in Japan and a couple of the sections are available in Japanese only. [VF]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for Math, Engineering, and Technology, Copyright
Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.

Monday, July 25, 2005


Mon., July 25, 2005 - Bogus Sites

Taken From:
Date Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:42 PM
Subject: The E-Line, Vol. 4, #17

Thanks to Museum of Hoaxes ( ) for many of these bogus sites.

A New Identity - - A twist on identity theft, this site promises to create a "new you," shedding bad credit and other record blotches in the process.

Pho Monastery - - Appropriately named, this really slick website serves as an information source for a supposed religious order.

Clubbo Records - The "indie" movement in the music industry is in high gear, and this long-standing independent music production and marketing site has lots of artists (and even example MP3's and slick banner ads!) to prove it! Of course, they're not real!

Santa Rosa Institute - - "Celebrating 50 years" of genetic research, this web presence is quite believable...until you click their "Home" link at the top, and a new link button pops up leading to the "Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency," an Albuquerque museum of dubious stature!

World Jump Day - - This one is actually pretty funny. It's supposedly an attempt to organize a sufficient number of participants who will, all at the exact same time, jump on the earth, perturbing its orbit enough to cure a host of environmental problems!


Mon., July 25, 2005 - 70 Most Beautiful Words in English

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Monday, April 11, 2005

70 Most Beautiful Words in English

Today's site offers the results of the British council's recent survey to
discover what English words were considered to be the most beautiful by
both native and foreign speakers. Although Gentle Subscribers may be
surprised by some of the words which made the list, they may be completely
in tune with the top choice.

"To mark its 70th anniversary, the British Council asked more than 40,000
people in 102 countries to come up with the most beautiful words in the
English language. See the 70 most popular words from that survey." - from
the website

The web page, in addition to the list of 70 "most beautiful words", also
spotlights the winning entries from among the submissions for a story of
150 words, using as many of the words from the list as possible, including
the remarkable first place story. A clever feature of this web page is that
double clicking any word, from the text or the list, brings up its
definition from "Cambridge Dictionaries Online".

Nip over to the web page for a refreshing and possibly unexpected selection
of the most beautiful English words at:

A.M. Holm



Mon., July 25, 2005 - ESL for Teachers

Taken From:
SPECIAL ISSUE for March 23, 2005

TeacherPlanet is pleased to announce the official launch of ESL 4 Teachers.
Teachers of English as a Second Language. We are pleased to announce that
on April 1st, 2005 we will officially launch .
We are certain you will find our weekly feature a valuable tool.

© 2001-2005 TheEducatorsNetwork. All rights reserved


Mon., July 25, 2005 - Diagramming Sentences

Taken From:
Date Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 9:00 AM
Subject: [Surfnetkids Newsletter] Sentence Diagramming ...

AP Language and Composition: Sentence Diagramming Guide
This guide from the English department of Southwest High School (Green Bay, WI) covers sentence diagramming in seventeen sections. Section One starts with the simplest sentence structure (noun, verb) and each section adds a new part of speech. There is a small parts-of-speech guide with tips on how to recognize them, linked from the front page. "Conjunction - Just remember this: FAN BOYS (F= for, A= and, N= nor, B= but, O= or, Y= yet, S= so)."

Diagramming Sentences
"Diagramming sentences is such a fun way to learn about what makes a sentence tick. It's like solving a puzzle!" With a bright orange background, this page is clearly aimed at upper elementary students. It introduces sentence diagramming with subjects and predicates, and only briefly touches on adding adjectives and adverbs into the mix.
[NOTE: Home Page: Language Mechanics - Phyllis ]

Guide to Grammar and Writing: Diagramming Sentences
There are four terrific sentence-diagramming tutorials here, but finding them is a challenge. . Here's some help. For a Powerpoint introduction to sentence diagramming, click the blue graphic in the middle of the a yellow box, near the middle of the page. For a more in-depth tutorial (fifty pages long!) use the round blue Enter button, a half screen further down the page. Curious about how to diagram the Pledge of Allegiance or the Preamble to the U.S, Constitution? Look for those links below the Summaries subhead near the bottom of the page.
[NOTE: Other pages from this site previously posted. – Phyllis ]

What is Sentence Diagramming?
[Shortened URL: ]
This online course (from seventh-grade teacher Annie Wilson Whitaker of Pulaski Middle School, VA) is my sentence diagramming pick of the day because it begins with a parts-of-speech review, the lessons are divided into digestible chunks, and it concludes with a six practice sentences with answers. The course is perfect for upper elementary or middle school because it only covers seven grammar concepts: subject, verb, adjective, adverb, direct object, and indirect object.

Diagramming Sentences

Sentence Diagramming
[NOTE: See Also: Literary Explorer Guides
Home Page - Phyllis ]

E360K English Grammar: Diagrams
[NOTE: English Grammar Links: grammar, linguistics, and usage on the WWW – Phyllis ]

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Sunday, July 24, 2005


Sun., July 24, 2005 - In the Line of Duty

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In the Line of Duty
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The history of America's postal service is filled with stories of those who risked their lives for the mail. The events of September and October 2001 have brought the courage and strength of these workers to light again. "In the Line of Duty: Dangers, Disasters and Good Deeds" is an exhibition dedicated to America's postal workers. The exhibition opened at the National Postal Museum on October 8th, 2003.

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[NOTE: See also: Online Exhibits - Phyllis ]


Sun., July 24, 2005

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MORE New This Week June 30, 2005

ACLU: Student Rights
Press releases, legal documents, fact sheets, and other resources from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on constitutional rights topics pertaining to students and young people. Includes sections on discrimination, dress codes and uniforms, drug testing, zero-tolerance policy, freedom of expression, off-campus conduct, privacy, religion, and sexuality.
Subjects: Civil rights -- United States Students -- Legal status, laws, etc.
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The Artful Line
This site is a companion to an exhibit of drawings and prints from the Special Collections of the Gladys Marcus Library at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Features a description of the exhibit and selected images of items on subjects such as illustrated books and periodicals, patterns, designer archives, and fashion illustration.
Subjects: Fashion Fashion drawing

From Russia With Love: Costumes for the Ballet Russe 1909-1933
"This exhibition displays the extraordinary designs made for the Russian Ballet between 1909 and 1933. It includes costumes, drawings, photographs, and theatre programs. Access these works through one of the exhibition's four themes: Exoticism, Romance and Fairytales, Russian Folklore and Modernism." Includes images of costumes designed by Léon Bakst and Henri Matisse. From the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Note: the puzzles may not work in all browsers.
Subjects: Ballet Costume Costume designers Design -- 20th century

Wells, Fargo & Co.'s History Pages
"Over 150 years ago, Henry Wells and William G. Fargo founded a company [in San Francisco] that has become a legendary part of America," known for its banking operations and its stagecoaches. The site features a FAQ, company history (including information about Wells Fargo and black, women's, Hispanic, and veteran's history), information about stagecoaches and stagecoach travel, and about various Wells Fargo museums in California and other states.
Subjects: West (U.S.) -- History Wells, Fargo & Company -- History

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Sun., July 24, 2005 - Celebrate the Century: Stamps by Decade

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Subject: S.O.S -- Help for Busy Teachers (Site 33 ) : Stamps in the classroom
Sites of the School Days
a weekly update to
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators on

Site 33

Celebrate the Century

..although these stamps were issued a few years ago, I always felt they could be used in creative ways in the classroom-- you could discuss with students why certain events were featured and others left out; students could use these stamps as a basis to develop their own "stamp of the century"; and students could conduct research dealing with the topics covered on the stamps.

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Kathy Schrock


Sun., July 24, 2005 - Postal History

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EduHound Weekly for March 24, 2005

On April 3, 1860, the first Pony Express mail simultaneously leaves St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, carried by Henry Wallace riding west and John Roff riding east. During the 1,800-mile journey, the riders changed horses dozens of times, and on April 13 the westbound packet arrived in Sacramento, beating the eastbound packet's arrival in St. Joseph by two days.
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The History of Rural Free Delivery
On January 1, 1897, free rural mail delivery was established, and in the three and one-half years that have intervened the second class business of the Post Office increased more than 300 percent...

The United States Postal Service® Postal History
In the more than two centuries since USPS® began, it has grown and changed with America. Discovering the history of the Postal Service is a journey into the history of transportation, economics, industrialization, communications, and government.

FedEx Historical Timeline
Collectively, the FedEx companies' historical milestones span nearly a century and demonstrate the foresight and leadership of the trusted FedEx brand, ranging from the founding of C.J. Tower & Sons (now FedEx Trade Networks) to the formation of today's FedEx.

UPS: Company History
UPS continues to develop the frontiers of logistics, supply chain management, and e-Commerce . . . combining the flows of goods, information, and funds. It is a company that has never shied away from reinventing itself, as a more complete reading of its history demonstrates.

National Postal Museum
A Smithsonian Institution museum, is located in the old Post Office building next to Union Station in Washington, D.C. The Museum was created by an agreement between the Smithsonian Institution and the United States Postal Service in 1990 and opened to the public in 1993. Curriculum materials provide educators with tools and activities for teaching about history, letter writing and more. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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