Saturday, September 10, 2005


Sat., Sept. 10, 2005 - Appalachian Resources on the Web

Appalachian Resources On the Web
From the site:
“a list of links sorted into broad topic areas”


Sat., Sept. 10, 2005

Found on:

Abbreviations and Acronyms of the US Government
Enlightening the always mysterious world of federal prose.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

[NOTE: Home Pages:
Online Government Publications

Research Help by Subject: Resource Guides
“Subject Resource Guides help you find library information in specific subject areas. Included in each Subject Guide are links to general and subject-specific databases for finding articles, suggested print resources, and links to carefully-selected Internet sites.” Some online resources are limited to authorized access. – Phyllis ]


Government Reports, Legislation, Federal Court Decisions, Statistics and Regulations Mentioned in the News [New Mexico State Library] some of these are primarily of interest to people in the southwest, most of us can use the more general headline-related documents linked here (which seem to be updated daily). A good example of librarians using their specialized knowledge and resources to inform their patrons about important community issues.

Music from TV Commercials
What WAS that song in that commercial? Check it out here, For each season, the list includes the name of the product, the song, the performer, and a link to a song sample.

Roughstock's History of Country Music
Covers country music from the 1920's through the present, with history, biography, images, sound clips, and digital movies.

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


Sat., Sept. 10, 2005

Found on:
Don's Patch Issue #2005-06-01 from

Charles Templeton's Ragtime music collection.
From the site: “For some forty years, Starkville, Mississippi, businessman Charles Templeton collected a wide range of music memorabilia. Included among his treasures is a collection of some 22,000 pieces of sheet music from late nineteenth and early twentieth century America. The sheet music illustrates a broad spectra of music genres, from the ragtime of Scott Joplin to the dixieland of W. C. Handy to the smooth ballads of Irving Berlin to the stirring patriotic anthems of John Phillips Sousa and George M. Cohan to the early roots of big band sounds. In addition to detailing the evolution of American music, these songs bring to life the times, trials, tribulations, and triumphs of a still young nation emerging from the shadows of Civil War and soaring with optimism. The music also reflects the fabric of a society struggling to come to terms with an increasingly multi-cultural heritage, its role as an emerging world power, and its vulnerability to erratic economic and political forces. The music is, in fact, a snapshot of a dynamic generation.”

[NOTE: Includes Links to Sheet Music Collections - Phyllis ]


Ramesses I: The Search for the Lost Pharaoh.

This site is dedicated to the heroic explorers of our polar regions
and the surrounding islands.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


The Susan B. Anthony House
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Sept. 10, 2005

Found on:
Date Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 9:52 AM
Subject: Cable in the Classroom e-News

July/August Access Learning

From the site: “ is a national collaboration between Opera America members dedicated to providing education materials which support K-12 teachers and teaching artists using opera in their classroom curricula.”

Artszone: A Sampler of Opera Links
Artszone: Teacher Zone
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Niagara: A History of the Falls Web Site

World War II

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

Disney Latino
Spanish-language Disney Web site offers
information useful for K–12 students of Spanish
about upcoming programming and movies,
including interactives and photos.

Students can test their Spanish skills while
learning about Egypt on this interactive site.
Features an ancient kings photo gallery, photos

© 2005 Cable in the Classroom


Friday, September 09, 2005


Fri., Sept. 9, 2005 - Teen Suicide

Found on:
Date Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 2:11 AM
From: "Robert Kennedy - Private Schools Guide"

Teen Suicide
It's an educator's worst nightmare. It scatters guilt just about everywhere. Most of the time it could have been prevented if only the warning signs had been heeded. Learn more about teen suicide.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education: Youth Depression
[NOTE: Home Page: - Phyllis ]

Stopping Gay Teen Suicide

Teen Suicide Facts

© 2005 About, Inc.


Fri., Sept. 9, 2005

Found on:
ResourceShelf Newsletter

June 3-9, 2005

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)--Photo Archive
Source: FEMA
FEMA Photo Library
"Editors, researchers, and the general public can now access an online collection of more than 9,200 images in the FEMA photo library. The photo library contains thumbnail and high-resolution images of natural disasters and terrorist events taken by FEMA's staff of disaster field photographers. The library also consists of images of FEMA's disaster response and recovery mission."

According to a press release, the archive contains 2,900+ hurricane-related images, 1,440+ flood-related images, 600+ earthquake-related images and "more than 1,700 images related to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."

As with most government works, the vast majority of these images are in the public domain, which means you can use them "for educational and informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet web pages." But you should be aware that some of the photos are copyrighted -- marked with a copyright symbol and color-coded -- and you'll need to obtain permission if you want to use any of these.

To read the entire review, go to: Direct LINK to This ResourceShelf Post

History--United States
Source: Library of Congress and National Library of Spain
Redesigned Site, Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier
"The Library of Congress has redesigned and expanded its bilingual, multi-format English-Spanish digital library site devoted to Spanish exploration and settlement in North America from the 15th to the early 19th centuries. This cooperative effort between the National Library of Spain and the Library of Congress has added materials from the collections of the National Library. The project is part of the Library of Congress Global Gateway initiative to build digital library partnerships with national libraries around the world."


Digitization Projects
Source: First Monday
Using digitized primary source materials in the classroom: A Colorado case study
"Using digitized primary source materials with K-12 students makes learning content more engaging and relevant, and helps students develop a wide range of skills. This paper highlights the use of primary source materials in Colorado classrooms and provides a brief overview of what educators' needs are in order to use digitized primary source materials more efficiently and effectively with students."

Source: Library School Student
New, Rape Crisis Information Pathfinder
"The rape crisis information pathfinder is for rape victims and their loved ones who are trying to heal and seeking resources to do so. Find hotlines, crisis centers and support groups. This pathfinder was created by the researcher as a graduate student in the MLS program (Library Science) at UNC Chapel Hill. Scope: This site covers international rape crisis resources and research with a focus on the United States. This includes crisis information pages on North Carolina and Louisiana. Subjects dealt with are rape and sexual assault research and rape crisis resources. The research section includes: journal articles, statistics, reference resources, victim blame research, films, bibliographies and online research tools and databases. The crisis resources include international rape crisis center directories, information on health and the psychological effects of rape, date rape drugs, LGBT sexual assault, male sexual assault victims, victim assistance / legal resources, war and rape and online support groups."


The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team

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for even more resources visit



Fri., Sept. 9, 2005 - Hispanic Heritage Month Resources

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month @
The National Register of Historic Places
As part of the celebration, this site highlights various publications, properties listed in the National Register, and National Parks that deal directly with the ingenuity, creativity, cultural and political experiences of Hispanic Americans.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Hispanic Heritage Month @ infoplease
This resource includes lots of features, fun stuff, population statistics and economic statistics relating to Hispanic Heritage month.

Hispanic Heritage Month Activities from Thomson Gale
Features biographies of significant present-day and historical Hispanic individuals, Hispanics in the arts, and a quiz on Hispanic culture.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Hispanic Heritage Teaching Resources
Includes thematically arranged teaching resources from across the Smithsonian. The resources have been selected for their relevance to classroom curriculum and national education standards.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage!
Scholastic's Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Online Activity provides your students with an opportunity to discover the contributions and rich cultures of Hispanics in the United States. Hispanic Heritage Month — celebrated September 15 to October 15 each year — honors the diverse peoples of Spanish-speaking backgrounds who have come to the United States from more than 20 countries. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage is designed to coincide with this special month or be used throughout the year.


Fri., Sept. 9, 2005 - Several Sites

Found on:
Date Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 9:18 AM
Subject: Cable in the Classroom e-News

Access Learning, September 2005

ESPN: Hispanic Heritage
Articles in English and Spanish about Hispanic athletes.

Hardy’s World: Thomas Hardy

California’s Untold Stories: Gold Rush!
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Biography: Ponce de Leon
Site features a cross-referenced description of the Spanish explorer’s
background and accomplishments, a “Who Am I” Bio Quiz, teacher’s
guide, glossary of key terms, and links to Related People & Events
for more contextual information.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Teaching Materials (Links)
Recommended Links Biology
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Alien Planet - Intro
Streaming video of expert commentary on extraterrestrial life forms
Site provides streaming video of expert
commentary on extraterrestrial life forms,
artist projections of what alien creatures
may potentially look like, and biographies
of various scientists who investigate
these issues.

Blue Planet: Seas of Life
Site features news reports, research findings,
audio clips of animal sounds, a sea quiz,
interactive games, and more on ocean related topics.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Changing Earth
Site offers information and interactive features
on environmental issues, such as a map with
facts and photos. Also features information
about areas in danger from global warming,
a timeline of ecological milestones since 1896,
and a photo gallery.

Ice World
Site related to the Discovery Channel
documentary features an interactive survival
game, an animated Ice Age map, an ask-the expert
section, and links to additional resources.

Land of Lost Monsters
Through computer-animated video clips, site
explores what happened when early humans
made their first forays into exploration,
journeying out of Africa and encountering
animals larger than any seen today.

Science & Space: Mars Making Closest
Approach to Earth in 60,000 Years
Interactive site includes features about the Mars
rovers and their planned landing sites, an
animated virtual simulation of the rovers, and
an interactive look at the probes and satellites
sent to orbit the planet.

Choices & Consequences:
Al Roker Investigates: The Horrors of Hazing
Site addresses the growing problem of hazing,
with sections relevant to both parents and
children, including video clips from the
documentary, discussion questions, resource
guides, and tips for prevention.
Resource Links

Streaming video clips of this documentary series
that addresses addiction and its effect on
families. Site provides information about
interventions and a list of treatments.
Resource Links

Searching for the Roots of 9/11
Explores how the Muslim world views the
with a timeline of pre-9/11 terrorism, a
discussion of the Koran, and a Q&A with
expert on U.S.-Arab relations.

© 2005 Cable in the Classroom

Thursday, September 08, 2005


Thurs., Sept. 8, 2005 - SAT Preparation

--------Forwarded Message--------
Sent : Tuesday, May 31, 2005 5:14 PM
Subject : [LIFE of Florida] SAT Preparation - vocabulary


This week I launched a new educational website that will help high
school students prepare for the vocabulary section of the new SAT
exam. The site is also useful to anyone that would like to improve
their English vocabulary.

The site is called: SAT Preparation

The address is:

There are over 3,000 multiple choice questions divided into
21 groups. There is also a database browser to review and print the
questions and the correct answers.

Please forward this message to other teachers, parents and students
so they may benefit from this new educational site.

Have a good day,
Jacob Richman

LIFE of Florida homepage & Forums:


Thurs., Sept. 8, 2005 - Remembering the Blitz

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, September 8, 2005

Remembering the Blitz
[NOTE: Other Web Exhibitions are available at
(select: Web Exhibitions) – Phyllis ]

Today's site marks the anniversary of the onset of the London Blitz of
World War II, which began on September 7, 1940. In this exhibit of
remembrance of those dark days, presented by the UK's London Museum, Gentle
Subscribers will find a stirring collection of artifacts and reminiscences
of those perilous times.

"The Blitz took place between 7 September 1940 and 11 May 1941. This online
exhibition looks at what it was like to live through the Blitz in London
and at how we remember it now. ... Most Londoners and many others
'remember' the Blitz - whether through experience or through family
stories, school lessons, photographs, movies, TV, books, art, memorials and
museums. Between 7 September 2000 and 11 May 2001 - exactly 60 years after
the event - visitors to this online exhibition were invited to contribute
their own memories. Those memories now form part of the exhibition itself."
- from the website

The site presents an evocative collection of personal accounts of the Blitz
contributed by visitors, along with the homely items which were used during
the period, from Ministry leaflets to pipe flame covers, and letters
written to family members by those serving as Air Raid Wardens, in the
"Personal Story" section. In "The Big Story" section are the facts and
figures of the blitz -- the 1,400,000 people made homeless, the casualty
figures of more than 20,000 over the course of the Blitz and the London
Underground stations which sheltered 177,000 people on one night.

Journey to the site for accounts of the way it was during London's darkest
hours at:

A.M. Holm
view the List archives on the web at:


Thurs., Sept. 8, 2005

Found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: September 11-17, 2005

American Experience
"Fatal Flood"
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm
In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the
Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois to New
Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a
thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville,
Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority
black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the
Percys -- and the Percys against themselves. A story of greed,
power and race during one of America's greatest natural
disasters. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Watch online video footage from the 1927 flood at the companion
Web site.
[NOTE: See teaching guide from AMEX pasted at end of this posting. – Phyllis ]

Louisiana Public Broadcasting -- LPB
"Louisiana: A History"
Station> Middle / High School

Log on to this Web site, produced by PBS member station LPB, to
learn about the colorful history of Louisiana. Explore the
online timeline to learn about the major events and
personalities that have shaped Louisiana.

BLYTHE BENNETT'S RECOMMENDED SITE OF THE WEEKHer Lab in Your Life: Women in ChemistryWWW>Middle / High SchoolWhy take chemistry in high school? What can you do with it?Women scientists are profiled on this site, presenting ideasabout how chemistry is a part of our daily lives.[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]******************************************
Copyright 2005 PBS Online.

Found in:
Date Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 4:16 PM
Subject: News from American Experience:
Wednesday, September 14 on PBS (check local listings)

Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent floodwaters have had
catastrophic consequences for America's Gulf region. The loss of
life and financial damage will likely top those of any storm in
US history. Sadly, this isn't the first time that the people of
New Orleans have been under water, and not the first time a
natural disaster has revealed the stark contrast between haves
and have-nots. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presents the story of a 1927
disaster, FATAL FLOOD, on Wednesday, September 14 (check local

In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the
Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois to New
Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a
thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville,
Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority
black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the
Percys -- and the Percys against themselves. Fatal Flood is a
dramatic story of greed, power and race during one of America's
greatest natural disasters.

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Learn more about the flood of 1927 online:

- Compare the "fatal flood" of 1927 to a more recent Mississippi
River flood.

- Learn how the levees gave way in 1927 in much the same way they
did in recent weeks.

- Read accounts of the 1927 flood from eyewitnesses to the

- Explore how Delta blues musicians responded to the natural


Thurs., Sept. 8, 2005 - Constitution Day (5 more resources)

Constitution Day Resources

National Constitution Day – September 2005 Day Teaching Unit2.pdf
From the web site:
“This Web site provides a lesson plan and material from a variety of electronic CQ Press sources to help instructors and students observe Constitution Day.”


Back to School for Constitution Day
From the web site:
“The following guide to relevant web resources is intended to help those teachers, students, and federal employees—as well as an army of web site designers, reference librarians, non-profit organizations, and program planners—get ready for the day.”


In Congress Assembled:
Continuity and Change in the Governing of the United States
From the web site:
“This unit includes four lessons using primary sources to examine continuity and change in the governing of the United States. Lessons one and two are focused on a study of the Constitution and Bill of Rights and provide access to primary source documents from the Library of Congress. Lesson three investigates important issues which confronted the first Congress and has students examine current congressional debate over similar issues. Lesson four features broadsides from the Continental Congress calling for special days of thanksgiving and remembrance.

The first three lessons are intended for middle and high school students. Lesson four provides a historical context for elementary school lessons that focus on celebrating national holidays.”

Last updated 08/30/2005

Constitution Rights Foundation – Free Lessons
From the web site:
“CRF's Online Lessons: Foundations of Our Constitution. These lessons are
designed to help students explore documents that serve as the foundation for
American democracy. Each lesson in Foundations of Our Constitution
consists of three components: (1) a reading with discussion questions,
(2) an interactive activity, and (3) the complete text of the document
that the lesson explores.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Wed., Sept. 7, 2005 - Unearthing Tse-whit-zen

Unearthing Tse-whit-zen
A Seattle Times special report · May 22 - May 25, 2005
A Village of the Klallam people
“Tse-whit-zen is the largest ancient Indian village ever unearthed in Washington”
Report contents: Part 1: A Culture Emerges ; Part 2: Spirit of Pestilence ; Part 3: A Costly Mistake ; Part 4: Rebirth of a Culture. Sections include: Introduction ; Epilogue ; Study Guide ; Resources ; Multimedia.


Wed., Sept. 7, 2005 - Native Americans: List of Lniks

Native Americans
Alphabetical List of Links by Subject
[NOTE: Sites not checked. – Phyllis ]


Wed., Sept. 7, 2005 - Native American Sites

Native American Sites

Information on Individual Native Nations

Other Native Library and Literature Organizations and Resources


Wed., Sept. 7, 2005 - Constitution Day

Center for Civic Education: Lessons on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
September 17, 2005
“free, ready-to-use lessons designed to help you fulfill a new federal
mandate are now posted at the Center's website at .
This federal mandate requires that every school-from elementary and secondary schools to colleges and universities-provide instruction on the U.S. Constitution on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, September 17, the anniversary of the document's signing. September 17 falls on a Saturday this year: Constitution Day may be observed the day before or at any time around that date. Lessons are available for kindergarten through twelfth grade.”


SEPTEMBER 16, 2005

Justice Talking

To help schools comply with a new federal requirement to offer an educational program on Constitution Day, a prestigious group of educators and media organizations has joined together to create a unique initiative.
Justice Talking, NPR's award-winning radio series - in cooperation with the National Archives and Records Administration, The New York Times Knowledge Network, and other partners- will broadcast two programs online and via satellite. Any school or group may show the programs - and build their own educational events around them - without charge.
SAVE THE DATE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2005 Conversations with Supreme Court Justices will broadcast at noon and 3 p.m. EDT. The Justice Talking debate will broadcast from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT.

CONVERSATIONS WITH SUPREME COURT JUSTICES United States Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer will talk about the Constitution with high school students at the Supreme Court. The classroom-ready video will feature the Justices taking questions from students and discussing why we have and need a Constitution, what federalism is, how implicit and explicit rights are defined, and how separation of powers ensures that no one branch of government obtains too much power.

NPR's JUSTICE TALKING LIVE ON VIDEO NPR's Margot Adler will host an hour-long special broadcast from the William G. McGowan Theater at the National Archives. The debate, "Free Speech in the Digital Age," will look at censorship in libraries, of textbooks, and on the Internet. The program will examine the reasons for both safeguarding and limiting speech, including the protection of minors and community safety, ensuring a free marketplace of ideas, and guaranteeing democratic institutions - an excellent way to jump start classroom discussion of First Amendment freedoms.

contact Eli Lesser, Educational Development Coordinator, Civics@Annenberg,


Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Tues., Sept. 6, 2005 - National Geographic: Inside 9/11

From National Geographic: Inside 9/11
Web site includes photos, a video archive, interviews, biographies, a timeline and related links.
Program will re-air on the National Geographic Channel on September 8, 2005
and on September 11, 2005.

Related Links


Tues., Sept. 6, 2005 - From LII: Hurricane Katrina / Times-Picayune Newspaper

---------Forwarded Message--------
Date Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 1:15 PM
Subject: [LII New This Week] Part 2, Special Hurricane Katrina Edition

Since last Friday, we at Librarians' Index to the Internet have added thirty
more websites to LII related to Hurricane Katrina, and have developed a new
featured collection. See:

This collection is also linked from our main page, at .

We will continue to develop this featured collection, which has over twenty
categories addressing topics such as volunteer opportunities, displaced
students, charitable giving, animal rescue, missing persons, temporary
housing, flood control, levee management, gas prices, environmental factors,
news sites, maps and images, and much more. Send suggestions for websites to .

Karen G. Schneider
Librarians' Index to the Internet
Websites you can trust!

[NOTE: Includes link to: Hurricane Center
The Times-Picayune newspaper will be providing continuous updates
Coverage of the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans in 2005, with news from The Times-Picayune newspaper, photographs of the damage, maps and satellite images, and weather and flooding alerts. The "Get in touch" section provides forums for exchanging and requesting information about weather, missing people, and local conditions. Includes information about relief, volunteering, and charitable giving.



Tues., Sept. 6, 2005 - After a Disaster

After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
From the site:
“Whether a child has personally experienced trauma or has merely seen the event on television or heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and teachers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur.”

After Disaster: What Teens Can Do
From the site: “provides information for teens to help understand some of their reactions as well as others, to a crisis. Suggestions are also provided to help ease the unfamiliar feelings related to the event.”

Both of the above sites are from:
Managing Anxiety in Times of Crisis

---------Forwarded Message--------

Site of the Day for Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Managing Anxiety in Times of Crisis

In light of the tragic situation which has befallen our American
subscribers, today's site, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services, offers brief guides for dealing with stress during periods of
great upheaval. Gentle Subscribers seeking ways to help others cope with an
ongoing crisis may find these resources provide a practical reference,
focusing on specific members of the community.

The List wishes to extend its deepest sympathy to all its American members
in the wake of the tragic event which has struck their country.

"Resources in Times of Uncertainty ... How Families Can Help Children Cope
with Fear and Anxiety ... What Teens Can Do . ... A Guide for Parents and
Teachers ... How to Deal With Grief ..." - from the website

The site features specific suggestions for parents in recognizing
indications of distress in children and how they may help alleviate it. The
"Teens" section contains information to help them understand their own and
others, responses to tragic situations, while the Parent and Teacher module
explains the differing the ways specific childhood age groups may respond
to an overwhelming situation and how to respond to them.

Journey to the site for information on coping with the trauma of disaster
conditions at:

A.M. Holm
View the List archives on the web at:


Tues., Sept. 6, 2005

Advice on Talking to Children about Disasters: American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers advice on how to communicate with children and adolescents during times of crisis.

Dealing with Children and Catastrophic Events
Free leaflet/advice to download for teachers and parents (pdf file 180KB)

Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters
“a set of resources for teachers”

Monday, September 05, 2005


Mon., Sept. 5, 2005 - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / Wildlife

Found on:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for May 26, 2005

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Education Center ---------------------------
"This site is for students, teachers, librarians and other
educators to access" the many educational resources from the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. The site features information about Army
Corps activities such as disaster response and water resource
management, lesson plans about navigation, the "Young Engineer's
Club" with games and a searchable database of science experiments,
and links to numerous related sites.
* United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
* Civil engineering
Created by: mrm

Wildlife --------------------------------------------
Issues facing wildlife, such as circuses, exotic pets, and animals
in zoos. The section on the Urban Wildlife Program discusses
"nonlethal means for resolving conflicts between wildlife and
humans," including model guidelines for nuisance wildlife control,
backyard bird feeding, and what to do if you see a turtle in the
road. Also find instructional videos. One of the "Animal
Information Centers" maintained by the Humane Society of the
United States (HSUS).
* Wildlife conservation
* Animal welfare
* LII classic content
Created by: kgs

[NOTE: Another page from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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!


Mon., Sept. 5, 2005 - Cats: Plans for Perfection / Cats! Wild to Mild

Cats: Plans for Perfection (anatomy)
From the site:
"The cat is one animal nature pretty much got right the first time around ...
the story of cats is ultimately a story about design."

Resources: Select “Links” or scroll down the page

Cats! Wild to Mild

"Cats! Wild to Mild," was a traveling exhibit from the Natural History
Museum of Los Angeles County. and they now bring you the
"Cats! Wild to Mild" web site.

“Much of the content from the exhibit is presented in these pages,
as well as the complete Teacher's Study Guide that accompanied
the exhibition. “

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Sept. 5, 2005 - Whatever Happened to Polio? / Jane Goodal / ChimpanZoo

Found in:
The Scout Report
May 6, 2005
Volume 11, Number 18

Whatever Happened to Polio?
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

This Smithsonian National Museum of American History exhibit celebrates the
50th anniversary of effective vaccines to prevent polio. On April 12, 1955,
Dr. Jonas Salk, a virologist working at the University of Pittsburgh with
funding from the March of Dimes, announced his vaccine against the disease.
In 1957, trials of Dr. Albert Sabin's vaccine began. Between 1955 and 1957,
the incidence of polio in the U.S dropped by 85 to 90 percent. Since it
draws upon the vast collections of the Smithsonian, the exhibit is lavishly
illustrated with historical photographs, and all kinds of ephemera, such as
an advertisement for Drinker-Collins respirators, "Polio Pioneer" buttons
given to children who participated in Salk vaccine clinical trials, and a
March of Dimes bank. The exhibit provides background information on polio-
related topics including the March of Dimes, established by Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1938, an organization that took in millions of small donations
to support the care of people who contracted polio and research into
prevention and treatment; the history of vaccines; and the differences
between Salk's killed-virus vaccine, and Sabin's live-virus vaccine. [DS]

The Jane Goodall Institute [pdf, QuickTime]

Founded in 1977 by the noted primatologist Jane Goodall and Genevieve,
Princess di San Faustino, the Jane Goodall Institute's primary mission is to
"advance the power of individuals to take informed and compassionate action
to improve the environment of all living things." Of course, many of its
activities center around the importance of increasing overall awareness of
primate habitat conservation and this is definitely the focus of this timely
website. A fist stop for any visitor to the site should be the "Chimpanzee
Central" section, where they may learn about the behavior of these primates,
their use of tools, and the various issues surrounding the conservation of
their habitats. Another compelling area of the site is the "Roots & Shoots"
section, which provides educational information about these service-learning
projects that "promote care and concern for animals, the environment, and
the human community". [KMG]
[See also: ChimpanZoo - Phyllis ]

The single phrase below is the copyright notice to be used when
reproducing any portion of this report, in any format.

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005.


Mon., Sept. 5, 2005 - End of Polio

Found on:
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)

Digital Dozen September 2005 – Final Edition,1577,9-2005,00.shtm

End of polio
ENC#: ENC-033088
Publisher: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Date: 2002
Grade(s): 9 - 12 ENC#: 033088

Synopsis: Franklin Delano Roosevelt is historically famous for both his presidential accomplishments and his heroic battle with the effects of polio. At this web site, learn about the virus that causes polio and the global efforts to eradicate it, particularly in countries such as India, Somalia, and Sudan. The site also describes epidemics in the United States during the 1930s and explains the Salk and Sabin vaccines.

This web site describes efforts to eliminate the polio virus through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. One section provides a photograph gallery of the paralyzing effects of the virus in countries such as India, Somalia, and Sudan. Also, a map accompanies each of the affected countries and includes statistics of annual infections for the years 1988, 1999, and 2001. Another section provides a perspective of what polio is, how it has been studied, and how the statistics of mortality and morbidity have changed in recent years. The site also describes epidemics in the Unite States during the 1930's and explains the Salk and Sabin vaccines. The section on the history of polio includes a time line of milestones and goals in the eradication of the polio virus, which will hopefully end in 2005 with the certification of its eradication. Another section informs students about how they can get involved in the polio eradication effort. Abstracted 5/05. (Author/JS)

Sunday, September 04, 2005


Sun., Sept. 4, 2005 - Bicycles and Gears

Found on:
ENC Monthly Update for Math and Science Teachers (06/2005)
The Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (ENC)


Bicycles and Gears (Grades 1-8),1819,59,00.shtm?ls=eu

Web Resources
The Science of Cycling
Just about everything you ever wanted you know about bikes is presented on this web site. It will serve as a wonderful reference for teachers or older students.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Bicycle Museum of America
Timeline with photos and the history of bicycles
from 1810-1998.

A Quick History of Bicycles
Pedaling History Bicycle Museum
Easy-to-read stories and pictures offer students a brief history of the bicycle.
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

How Bicycles Work
This description of how bikes work includes details about the use of bicycle bearings and bicycle gears.

The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels
This site offers a very brief description of the U.S. Army's 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps and an interesting photograph of the soldiers on their bikes.

OSU Gear Lab: Geared Mechanism Collection
The various gears in this collection are pretty amazing and great fun to look at. They are bound to serve as an inspiration to would-be inventors in your class.


Sun., Sept. 4, 2005

Found on:
More New This Week
Sept. 1-7, 2005

Bikes: The Wheel Story
This small exhibit "traces the development of cycling technology from its commercial beginnings in the early 1800s to the present." Topics include the pedestrian hobby-horse, the velocipede, the high-wheel bicycle, and the safety bicycle. From the Canada Science and Technology Museum.
Subjects: Bicycles -- History Bicycles Cycling
[NOTE: I could not connect – Here is a cached copy from Google: - Phyllis ]

Elevations and Distances in the United States
"The information in this booklet was compiled to answer inquiries received by the U.S. Geological Survey [USGS] from students, teachers, writers," and others, about elevations and distances between points in the United States. Includes elevations of the 50 largest cities, data on the highest and lowest elevations for each state, elevations of specific peaks, distances from extreme points to geographic centers, lengths of U.S. boundaries, and related topics.
Subjects: United States -- Geography United States -- Altitudes United States -- Boundaries United States -- Distances
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The History of the Bicycle Pedal, Time Line & Gallery
Illustrated timeline of the history of the bicycle pedal from 1855 to 2000. Includes historical notes and images of pedals with toe clips and clipless pedals. The image gallery features photos of platform pedals, clipless pedals for road and mountain bikes, and toe clips, toe straps, and shoe cleats. From a manufacturer of bicycle pedals.
Subjects: Bicycles Bicycles -- History Bicycles -- Parts

Rites of Passage in America
Companion to a 1992-1995 traveling exhibition organized by the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies on ways that Americans mark life transitions. Includes general essays, and case studies on rites of passage such as the Latin American quinceañera and Day of the Dead, edin toa (Akan baby-naming ceremony), the African American unyago, Chinese birth traditions, and more. Includes images and a brief bibliography. From the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Subjects: Rites and ceremonies -- United States United States -- Social life and customs

Science Friday: Taste Buds/Bike Science
This companion to a Science Friday radio program includes segments on the physiology of bicycling (topics such as lung capacity, muscular endurance, and high-tech bicycling designs) and on taste buds. "New findings suggest that one taste bud may be able to sense both sweet and bitter tastes -- while sour and salty tastes are reported by a completely different mechanism." Includes audio clips and podcasts, and links to related websites, books, and articles.
Subjects: Bicycles Cycling -- Physiological aspects Taste buds Senses and sensation
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

The Wheelmen
The website for this organization "dedicated to keeping alive the heritage of American cycling" features images of vintage bicycles, a database of bicycle brands, a feature on bicycle travel during the late 19th century ("American Journeys"), and information about regional events and groups interested in early bicycles and bicycle history. "Memorabilia" includes images of bicycle ribbons and bicycle-themed sheet music covers.
Subjects: Bicycles Bicycles -- History Cyclists Cycling

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Sun., Sept. 4, 2005 - Hybrid Center / U.S. Courts: Journalist's Guide

Found in:

*** NEAT NEW STUFF, MAY 6, 2005

Hybrid Center
"the Union of Concerned Scientists', your one-stop shopping for the consumer and technological information you need to understand how this new technology fits into your personal and environmental priorities." Includes news, reviews, a buyer's guide, and more.

U.S. Courts Journalist's Guide
This walks journalists (and the rest of us) through the processes of district, appellate and bankruptcy courts, and explains the role of the key court personnel.

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


Sun., Sept. 4, 2005 - Hybrid Cars

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Monday, May 2, 2005

Hybrid Car Information and Resources

Today's site, from the Hybrid Car Organization, provides extensive material
on hybrid vehicles. Gentle Subscribers, viewing current prices at the pump
with a jaundiced eye, might care to explore the information on these
interesting alternatives.

"This site is a resource center for consumers searching for information on
hybrid and electric vehicles. It has been designed and published to inform
the public on the development and use of hybrid cars and related
technologies. ... Current hybrid cars can get up to 60 miles to the gallon
on the highway. In addition to fuel economy, they boast lower emissions and
depreciation than gasoline powered cars." - from the website

The site offers sections dealing with topics such as how hybrid vehicles
work, data on emissions and pollution, and brief and sometimes surprising
hybrid car facts. Information on specific, currently manufactured hybrid
vehicles, from Toyota's Primus to Ford's SUV Escape Hybrid, along with
photos of some of these dramatic looking cars, is also included. As well as
a hybrid news archive, a helpful "Hybrid Car Rebate" section is available
for U.S. consumers.

Wheel over to the site for up-to-date facts on hybrid vehicles and
technology at:

A.M. Holm

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