Saturday, December 10, 2005


Sat., Dec. 10, 2005

Found in:
Don's Patch Issue #2005-09-15

Study Skills Library - On-Line Study Skills

Resources for the Study of Buddhism

College Alcohol Study – Resources (web sites)

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

Woodworking Links

The History and Making of Paper

How To
Scroll down for links by subject.

So Musical!
A directory of music sites on the Internet

Here's a way you can pass on really large files
without having to email them.

From the site: “Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file. Files are removed from the system after 7 days, regardless if they have been picked up or not. You can upload any type of file, mp3, movies, docs, pdfs, up to 100MB each! Recipients can be anyone with an email address.”

Offers both free and subscription accounts.
From the site: “Delivery is a three-step process. (1) You upload the file to our server. (2) When uploading is complete, we send an email to the person with whom you want to share the file. (3) The person sharing your file clicks on a link in the email, and the download process begins. The only part you will see is Step 1. We have made it easy to transfer large files.”

Steps: Recipient's Email Address, Select File to Send (Up to 1 GB), Your Email Address and Message to Recipient (Optional), Click “Send It”.



Sat., Dec. 10, 2005 - So You Have to do a Research Project?

So you have to do a research project?
“Don't hit the panic button! This page is here to help!”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Dec. 10, 2005 - Study Skills

Academic Improvement
Study Skills, Time Management, etc.
Ten Traps of Studying


Study Skills Package


How to Study and Make the Most of Your Time


Sat., Dec. 10, 2005

Found in:
The Scout Report
September 9, 2005
Volume 11, Number 36

National Portrait Gallery: Portrait Search

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has a new search interface
that allows searching across over 80,000 portrait records. Four slightly
overlapping search methods are provided, but the interface itself stays
largely the same - portrait sitters' names can be combined with artists'
names, medium, dates, and other criteria, such as the sitter or artist's
distinction; whether they were prominent in business or politics and
government. The first search is the NPG Portrait Search, 12,000 records for
paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs in the National
Portrait Gallery's collection, showing individuals who made significant
contributions to US history and culture, many accompanied by digital images.
The second search is Catalog of American Portraits (CAP), that combines the
NPG search with 70,000 additional records for American portraits in public
and private collections. In addition, the Biographical Search is a simple
text search for names, dates, or keywords across more than 50,000 portrait
records (with links to digital images if available), and Browse Selections
offers views of groups of portraits on various themes (currently, US
presidents and Hispanic portraits). [DS]


Habitat for Humanity [pdf]

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has constructed over 175,000 houses,
which provides homes for over 1 million people. While the organization's
most famous volunteer may be former President Jimmy Carter, the group is
always on the lookout for other interested parties who would like to give
generously of their time. The organization's website contains information on
the history of Habitat, along with information about donating and
volunteering for the organization. To get a sense of the scope of their
work, visitors will want to take a look at the "Where We Build" section of
the site. Utilizing a clickable map, visitors can learn about their
different home-building efforts in the countries they serve. To really delve
into the work of the organization, visitors would do well to peruse the
latest edition of Habitat's "Faces and Places" magazine, which contains
articles on rural poverty housing initiatives. [KMG]

Chicago Manual of Style
In 1906, the first edition of The Chicago Manual of Style was published by
the University of Chicago. Over the past one hundred years, the Manual has
been revised and edited fourteen times, and is now in its fifteenth edition.
On this site, visitors may register for free and gain access to the search
tool for this latest edition. While this feature is certainly helpful, there
are a number of equally useful aspects of the site. The first is the area
that gives a number of examples of Chicago-style documentation, such as the
humanities style and the well-known author-date system. Equally helpful is
the "Q&A" section where the editors answer such timely questions as "If
someone has a PhD and is a professor at a university, is their title Doctor
or Professor?" [KMG]

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

Friday, December 09, 2005


Fri., Dec. 9, 2005 - Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943

Bound for Glory: America in Color, 1939-1943
Online Exhibit:
From the site:
“Bound for Glory: America in Color is the first major exhibition of the little known color images taken by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. These vivid scenes and portraits capture the effects of the Depression on America's rural and small town populations, the nation's subsequent economic recovery and industrial growth, and the country's great mobilization for World War II.”


Fri., Dec. 9, 2005 - The Arts of the 1940s

The Arts of the 1940s
Select: Learn more about the 40s
“The 1940s in America was a decade of great social change and artistic exploration…the Kennedy Center celebrates the rich spectrum of music, dance, theater, film, and fashion produced by the many remarkable American artists who struggled, created, and triumphed during this turbulent and exhilarating era.”


Fri., Dec. 9, 2005 - Discovering Arthur Conan Doyle / Discovering Dickens

Discovering Arthur Conan Doyle

From the Site:
“Welcome to a new year in Stanford’s ongoing rediscovery of the 19th century. In 2006, we will rerelease a collection of Arthur Conan Doyle’s tales of Sherlock Holmes, just as they were originally printed and illustrated in The Strand Magazine. We hope you’ll join us as we continue to discover the riches of Stanford Library’s Special Collections! This year’s project is the fourth in a series of reissued works, which began with three Dickens novels, Great Expectations in 2003, A Tale of Two Cities in 2004, and Hard Times in 2005. (Available to you by clicking Archived Novels: ) Please sign up beginning November 16 at before January 10 for Arthur Conan Doyle's early Holmes stories.”

“Over 12 weeks from January through April 2006, Stanford will be republishing, free of charge, two early Holmes stories, “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Speckled Band”; the nine-part novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles; and the famous “last” encounter between Holmes and Moriarty, “The Final Problem.” If you would like to receive paper facsimiles of the original magazine releases, you may sign up on our website. If you would prefer to download the facsimile as a pdf from the website, each installment will be available on successive Fridays. If you will be using the pdf files, please provide us with your email address on the subscription page, and we will send you an email every Friday, alerting you that the week’s issue is available to download.”

Sherlock Holmes, Victorian Gentleman

Arthur Conan Doyle, Biography



Fri., Dec. 9, 2005 - PBS

Found in:

PBS Teacher Previews: December 11-17, 2005
"Secrets" (part 1 of 3)
TV> PBSOL> High School
Friday, December 16, 2005
10 - 11:00 pm
This three-part series probes the life of one of the greatest
novelists of all time -- Charles Dickens. Episode one
introduces three women who made an indelible impact on Dickens:
his not-so-doting mother, his long-suffering wife and his
elusive mistress. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Take our online quiz and test your knowledge of Dickens.
[NOTE: Originally broadcast December 2003. – Phyllis ]


"Song of the Earth with David Attenborough"
TV> PBSOL> Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, December 11, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm
In this exploration into the natural history of music, Sir
David Attenborough leads viewers on a journey to discover how
human music originated from the calls, cries and songs of
animals. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Download our lesson plan in which students conduct research on
animal behavior.
[NOTE: Repeat broadcast]


Alan Alda In Scientific American Frontiers "The Secret Canyon"
TV> PBSOL> Elementary / Middle / High School
Monday, December 12, 2005
10:30 - 11:00 pm
The best-kept secret of American archeology is now revealed --
an entire canyon of perfectly preserved 1,000-year-old remains.
Who were these people and where did they come from? (CC,
Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Download our lesson plan in which students learn about dating
[NOTE: Repeat broadcast]


Secrets Of Lost Empires - a NOVA Special Presentation "Pharaoh's Obelisk"
TV> PBSOL> MARC> Middle / High School
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
8 - 9:00 pm
This series follows teams as they struggle to duplicate the
technological feats of ancient civilizations, using only the
tools and materials available in antiquity. In this episode
NOVA attempts to raise an obelisk of its own. (CC, Stereo, DVI,
1 year)

Log on and try your hand at figuring out how many seven-ton
elephants you'd need to balance a scale bearing the largest
Egyptian obelisk ever raised.
[NOTE: Originally broadcast on February 8, 2000.]


American Experience
"The Fight"
Middle / High School
Monday, December 12, 2005
9 - 10:30 pm
Tune in for this program that tells the interweaving stories of
two extraordinary men, boxers Max Schmeling of Germany and
American Joe Louis. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Download our teacher's guide in which students explore the rise
of Nazism and its effects on the world.
[NOTE: Originally broadcast October 2004. See Teaching Guide pasted
at end. - Phyllis]


"The Persuaders"
Middle / High School
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
9 - 10:00 pm
Tune in for this exploration of how the cultures of marketing
and advertising have come to influence not only what Americans
buy, but also how they view themselves and the world around
them. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Download our lesson plan in which students consider how people
from a variety of political perspectives might have used
current marketing techniques to craft names for major policies
or pieces of legislation.
[NOTE: Originally broadcast November 2004]

Independent Lens"Seoul Train"TV> PBSOL> MARC> Middle / High SchoolTuesday, December 13, 200510 - 11:00 pmEach week, China forcibly returns hundreds of North Koreanrefugees to their homeland to face torture, starvation andexecution. Meet some of these refugees and the daring activistswho are risking their own lives to help them escape China alonga perilous Underground Railroad. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)Log on to learn more about this growing political crisis, thosewho are fighting to change it and more.
[NOTE: Posted last week. – Phyllis ]


KCPT -- Kansas City Public Television
"Water and Fire: A Story of the Ozarks"
Station> Elementary / Middle / High School

This Web site, produced by PBS member station KCPT, is the
companion site to a documentary film that features the natural
resources and history of the Ozarks.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.
---------Forwarded Message--------
News from American Experience

Monday, December 12 at 9 pm on PBS (check local listings)

On June 22, 1938, 70,000 fans crammed into Yankee Stadium to
watch what has been called "the most important sporting event in
history." Millions more tuned in to hear a blow-by-blow
description on the radio.

The rematch between the African American heavyweight Joe Louis
and his German opponent Max Schmeling was riveting -- "one
hundred and twenty-four seconds of murder," as one newspaper put
it. But for most spectators the fight was much more than a boxing
match; it was an historic event freighted with symbolic
significance, both a harbinger of the civil rights movement and a
prelude to World War II.

Visit THE FIGHT Online

Boxers of the Golden Age

Americans loved boxing in the Twenties and Thirties. Every
immigrant neighborhood had its champion, and boxing was a flag of
racial or ethnic pride. Meet some of America's storied ethnic
pugilists in this photo gallery.

Ringside Radio

In the pre-television era of the Thirties, radio was king.
Families gathered around their radios to listen to comedies,
dramas, the president's fireside chats, and much-anticipated
sporting events. NBC radio announcer Clem McCarthy delivered a
blow-by-blow account of both Louis-Schmeling fights. Listen to
the historic broadcasts.

Online Poll

Joe Louis and Max Schmeling were held up as heroes to African
Americans and Nazi sympathizers respectively. Should sports
figures be role models, representing a community, government or
country? Take the online poll.


Thursday, December 08, 2005


Thurs., Dec. 8, 2005 - Building Homes of Our Own

Building Homes of Our Own – Free CD Simulation
Can be used in math, science, civics, technology and the language arts.

From the site:
“Building Homes of Our Own is an interactive teaching tool for the middle and high school classroom environment. The simulation presents a macro view of the entire home building process from site selection to final sale. Students collect information, solve problems and make choices as they build a 3D home against a budget, then review credit applications and sell to the buyer of their choice.”

“Building Homes of Our Own is free to educators serving schools with enrollments of 100 students or more*…
*In order to serve schools with enrollments of less than 100, Building Homes of Our Own is also free to public libraries upon request.”


Thurs., Dec. 8, 2005 - GoogolPower Multiplication Videos

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

Hi! It's Monday, August 8, 2005 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!Recommended Website:GoogolPower.com THIS SITE NOW! Throw away your flash cards! You won’t need to”drill and kill” math facts ever again. The Googol Power Math Series hasrevolutionized rote memorization of arithmetic facts forever by creatingDVDs that set multiplication tables to upbeat tunes with animations thatmake memorization a snap - while providing interesting facts about historyand social studies that boost kids’ knowledge of the world! For example,while memorizing the 7 times table to finger-snappin’ doo-wap music, youwill learn about the 7 Natural Wonders of the world. Other topics includeAnimals of Africa, Ancient Egypt, the Ecological System of Antarctica, theSolar System, Australia’s Outback and even Leonardo Da Vinci!
Of course, if you discover that your kids love the Googols (creatures fromouter space who help Earth kids learn) -- you can purchase the DVD at thewebsite. Not only that, you can listen to samples of (and purchase) thecompanion CD soundtracks that include: Addition Celebration andMultiplication Vacation. You can watch the DVD and then play the CDs toreinforce learning at home -- or take it along on roadtrips to enhance yourCARSCHOOLING (! :)But wait! There’s more! The website offers free, printable worksheets andactivity pages that complement the DVD and CD math lessons.When you get to the site you will see a brief introduction that invites youto register your name and email address in order to be able to watch the allof the DVD features for free. Submit the info and a new screen opens thatallows you to access all of the multiplication times table features includedon the DVD! Oh, and when you register -- click on the box to receive a freee-newsletter filled with more fun ideas to help your kids learn math whilebecoming engaged, life-long learners.When you are through enjoying the DVD -- click on the "Home" page on themenu. There you will clearly see all that this site has to offer including:-Characters -- Learn all about the Googol characters featured on the DVD.-Parents -- Get helpful info on learning/teaching.-Googol Facts -- Learn about the numbers "googol" and "googolplex."-Googol Kids -- DON'T MISS THIS -- the creators of Googol Power providelinks to other terrific websites that offer interactive games that teachkids math.-Worksheets -- Find free, printable worksheets to practice addition andmultiplication while learning about geography and famous people too!Note: The Googol Power DVD seems geared to younger children -- earlyelementary age. However, the songs on the CDs (which are the soundtracks tothe DVD) aren't as limited age-wise, and will be suitable for students inall elementary grades. If you have older children who need help withmemorizing their times tables -- I suggest (as always) that parents previewthe DVD. If the DVD seems too young, remember that you can purchase thesongs on CD, and bypass the DVD altogether.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved

P.S. If you enjoy this website review -- please don't keep ClickSchooling a
secret. Pass it along in its entirety (including the copyright notice and
this part) and invite others to join the free ClickSchooling list by
visiting: Thank you! :)

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should also preview the sites for suitable content, and then review the sites together with their children.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Registered Trademark and may not be used without written permission of Diane Flynn Keith.

Planning a family road trip? For FREE educational car games visit:


Thurs., Dec. 8, 2005 - Multilingual Math Glossary / Manipula Math with JAVA

Multilingual Glossary

Math terms are defined in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Haitian Creole, English, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Select a letter of the alphabet to get a list of mathematical terms beginning with that letter, choose a language, and click on a term. The result is the glossary page that contains that term in .pdf format.


Manipula Math with JAVA

From the site:
“The material presented in the following pages are for middle school students, high school students, college students, and all who are interested in mathematics. You will find interactive programs that you can manipulate and a lot of animation that helps you to grasp the meaning of mathematical ideas.” Includes geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and more.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Dec. 8, 2005 - SAT Math Pro / Calculus Survival Guide

SAT Math Pro
“SAT Math Pro is a test prep system that you can count on 24/7.
Best of all, SAT Math Pro is a completely free service.”


The Calculus Survival Guide
From the site:
“This site is made for people that need some information pertaining to Calculus that they can read at their own pace. This guide covers topics including limits, derivatives, and some beginning stuff for integrals. For convenience and structure, you will find that all of the topics on the AP Calculus AB exam are covered.”

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Wed., Dec. 7, 2005 - Country Reports / State Reports /

Country Reports
From the site: “Country Reports: You’ll never have to spend hours trying to
research a country again... pick your country, click and go!”

[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL.
State Reports also has an updated URL:
More Reports:
Home Page:
– Phyllis ]


Wed., Dec. 7, 2005 - New Age of Dinosaurs / State Names / Daguerreotypes

Found in:
The World Almanac E-Newsletter
Volume 05, Number 09 — September 2005
Special Feature: The New Age of Dinosaurs
From The World Almanac — Origins of the Names of U.S. States


Links of the Month:

America’s First Look into the Camera
[See Also: The Daguerreotype Process - Phyllis ]

The Daguerreotype Society
[See Also: The Daguerreian Process (January 1887)
The Daguerreotype (September 1912) - Phyllis ]

© World Almanac Education Group


Wed., Dec. 7, 2005 - Cyberpursuits

Includes sections on:

Genealogy and Family Heritage

From the site: “Archaeology is the study of the human past. Its initial objective is the construction of cultural chronology. Its intermediate objective is the reconstruction of past lifeways.”

From the site: “Anthropology is a science of humankind. It studies all facets of society and culture. It studies tools, techniques, traditions, language, beliefs, kinships, values, social institutions, economic mechanisms, cravings for beauty and art, struggles for prestige. It describes the impact of humans on other humans.”

Space Development and Space Science


Wed., Dec. 7, 2005 - Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur / Dino Directory

Jane @ Burpee Museum of Natural History
Site includes a Fact Section ( ) that includes statistics, views of the skeleton, information on the Cretaceous Period, and FAQs. There is also a Kid’s Corner ( ). Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur Exhibit opened June 29, 2005.

From the site:
Jane is one of the most spectacular dinosaur finds in recent years. From the Cretaceous Period, she is one of the best preserved and most complete juvenile T. rex specimens in the world. With about 50% of her skeleton preserved, Jane is far more complete than most dinosaur finds.


--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Dino Directory

Today's site, from the Natural Museum in London, presents a splendid guide
to dinosaurs. Gentle Subscribers will discover an excellent source of
reliable and well-researched information on this endlessly fascinating

"The Dino Directory is a database of well-known dinosaurs. It does not
contain all dinosaurs - many hundreds more are known. Dinosaurs are
included in this database if the Natural History Museum holds a good image
or reconstruction of the dinosaur, so there must be enough known about the
species to reconstruct its probable shape. ... This is a guide to 160 of
the most well-described dinosaurs, including over 700 images." - from the

This conveniently designed online exhibit provides a number of approaches
for delving into dinosaur information. The ever-popular "Timeline" feature
allows visitors to zero in on dinosaurs specific to a particular geological
age. Clicking on the Upper Triassic period of 227 million years ago, for
example, reveals the Plateosaurus and Eoraptor among others, with immediate
links to the continents and countries where they existed; their time spans
within the period; material on their size and diet; a visual
representation; taxonomic details; and an essential pronunciation guide.
Alternative approaches provided by the guide include viewing by body shape
and by "what dinosaurs were living together".

Swoop over to the site for a great presentation on dinosaurs at:

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


Tuesday, December 06, 2005


Tues., Dec. 6, 2005 - Mad Physics Dot Com

Mad Physics Dot Com
From the site:
“Welcome to Mad Physics Dot Com. This site is dedicated to bringing science to the masses! Bored by traditional sites, we put one up that was both fun and accessible…[by] scientists who wanted to share their love of science with the world.”
Check out Experiments:
and Ask Mad Physics:


Tues., Dec. 6, 2005

Found on:

Don's Patch
Issue #2005-08-15

Digital Archive of American Architecture.
Categories: Architects Building Types Comparative Materials
Chronology Location Styles

The Anti-Saloon League - 1893 to 1933
Editorial Cartoons

Historical Atlas of Europe
at the end of each century from AD 1 to AD 2000

Ancient religions and Myths
[Shortened URL: ]

The Kansas State Historical Society

The Utah State Historical Society.

The State Historical Society of Iowa.
[NOTE: Site has ads – Phyllis ]

Turks: A Journey of a Thousand Years
This exhibition explores the art and culture of the Turks from Inner Asia to the
Bosphorus over a thousand year period between 600 and 1600 AD.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum

The Lederman Science Center at Fermilab
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted – Phyllis ]

Cambridge Relativity
Includes sections on Cosmology and Black Holes
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Eagle Facts

Humanities Text Initiative
Alphabetical List of Resources
The collections on this site are freely available to the Internet community.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Medieval Drama
with links to Life in Medieval Towns and Cities, Chaucer, and Medieval Guilds


Tues., Dec. 6, 2005 - Color Scientists

Found in:
ResearchBuzz #346 -- August 18 2005

“** New Expert Resource -- Color Scientists

I have a couple of rough rules of thumb for deciding what I'm going to review. I generally prefer a narrower focus. Sometimes the focus is so narrow but the topic so interesting I know I'm going to have fun covering it.

So as you might imagine I jumped at RIT's new "Ask a Color Scientist" page, at . Color scientists will take your question and answer them on an ever-growing FAQ page (URL above.)

The questions range from cosmic ("I am an artist, and I would like to display the color of the universe. Can you send me the RGB values?") to the practical ("When driving at night, what colors on cars are easier to see and what colors are harder to see?") to the industrial ("What is the best test for screening color vision in employees using penetrant fluorescent dyes to inspect manufactured metal items for defects?") to the ones that zoom over my head and fly around the room ("Is there an analytical method for calculating relative powers needed to achieve a specific white balance for monochromatic sources (eg: lasers) of known wavelengths?")

Answers are usually a few paragraphs with many pointers to books and outside resources, but sometimes they're longer/shorter depending on the complexity of the question. Very interesting, not like anything I've seen before....”


ResearchBuzz is copyright 2005 Tara Calishain. All rights reserved.
Reproduced with permission of ResearchBuzz ( ).


Tues., Dec. 6, 2005 - Flash Animations for Physics

Flash Animations for Physics
“We have been increasingly using Flash animations for illustrating Physics content. This page provides access to those animations which may be of general interest. The animations will appear in a separate window. The animations are sorted by category…The animations are sorted by category, and the file size of each animation is included in the listing.”

Monday, December 05, 2005


Mon., Dec. 5, 2005 - Tonic Toxins

----------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, Aug 24, 2005

Tonic Toxins

Today's site, from the Why Files, presents an exhibit on natural toxins;
their origins and how they work. Any Gentle Subscriber who has thought
twice about the safety of an ominously bulging can or wondered if it would
be safe to wolf down a dozen fresh clams, may find this exploration of the
topic of particular interest.

"Red tide at night, shellfisher take flight ... A red tide of toxic algae
is moving south along the New England coast. As the poison accumulates
inside clams, oysters, mussels and scallops, shellfishers are leaving the
water, and shellfisheaters are growing leery of those clams on the
half-shell. ... But because toxins target individual biological structures,
they also help unravel the signaling systems that underlie biological
interactions, and that makes them first-class research tools." - from the

The site looks at some of the more deadly toxins, such as botulinum and
Karenia brevis, exploring some of the ways these have been used either to
cause beneficial side effects or provide new avenues for scientific
research. As always with a Why Files presentation, there are ample photos,
including an extreme close-up of an unfriendly scorpion, colorful charts
and expository diagrams. An informative array of online links is available
in the concluding Bibliography section.

Creep over to the site for a fascinating look at toxins in nature and the
unexpected ways they are being used at:

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


Mon., Dec. 5, 2005 - Ecologists / Chernobyl

Found in:
3 September 2005 Earth Science Sites of the Week
Web Resources for Teaching and Research

'Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches
“Charles H. Smith, Science Librarian at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green has just opened a new site containing what he describes as 'chronobiographical sketches' of over 250 naturalists (all now deceased) connected with biogeography studies. The new service is designed both to stand on its own as a biographical service, and to form the main biographical component of his already operating 'Early Classics in Biogeography' sites. Each 'sketch' is comprised of a brief overview of a few to several sentences, followed by a chronological accounting of main events in the individual's life, and pointers toward further reading. There are three sortings of the main menu: by author name, nationality, and subject. The full title of the new service is 'Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists: Chrono-Biographical Sketches,' and may be entered at:”

Sites are “archived at RESOURCES FOR EARTH SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY INSTRUCTION at . Over 1000 reviewed links are organized around the sequence of topics typically taught in an introductory earth science or physical geography class. Links are also, available for environmental science, earth science/geography education, career opportunities, and more.”

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University
Resource Page:


Found on:
September 2-8, 2005


Nuclear Accidents--Chernobyl
Source: UN (via DocuTicker)
New Report, Chernobyl: the true scale of the accident
"A total of up to 4000 people could eventually die of radiation exposure from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant (NPP) accident nearly 20 years ago, an international team of more than 100 scientists has concluded. As of mid-2005, however, fewer than 50 deaths had been directly attributed to radiation from the disaster, almost all being highly exposed rescue workers, many who died within months of the accident but others who died as late as 2004.”


Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf

The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team

"Post via ResourceShelf"
for even more resources visit


Mon., Dec. 5, 2005 - Kids Do Ecology / Environmental News Network

Found on:
Lesson Planet Newsletter 7/29/05

Top Sites Of The Week:

Subject Area: Science
Title: Environmental News Network
Grade Level: 6-12
Rating: * * * * *

“What's buzzing about the environment besides the bees? Get the
absolute latest news from Environmental News Network! Come check out
free newsletters, archived articles, e-postcards, editorials, an
interactive quiz section, photo gallery, opinion poll and discussion
forum. This site covers multiple perspectives from a field that is
increasingly important to all of us.”

Lesson Planet - Web Resources and Tools for Teachers


Kids Do Ecology
From the Site: “This site is designed to help you discover ecology!”
The site is presented in both English and Spanish. Includes sections on World Biomes,
Marine Mammals, Conservation Projects and also an introduction to the scientific method.
[ ]


Links For Teachers

Kids Do Ecology is part of the The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)


Mon., Dec. 5, 2005 - Reducing Waste: Garbage

From the site:
“If your habits resemble those of average Americans, you generate about 4.6 pounds of solid trash per day. This adds up to big trouble for the environment. Americans are generating waste products faster than nature can break them down and using up resources faster than they can be replaced.

“In this exhibit, you can find out how to improve next year's environmental record. You'll learn how waste is handled now and how some communities are doing it better.”

Sections: Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, Sewage, Global Efforts, The Future, and Related Links.

Related Links

Sunday, December 04, 2005


Sun., Dec. 4, 2005 - Students Against Destructive Decisions
From the site:
“Founded as Students Against Driving Drunk in 1981, SADD has grown to become the nation’s dominant peer-to-peer youth prevention organization with thousands of chapters in middle schools, high schools and colleges. In 1997, in response to requests from SADD students themselves, SADD expanded its mission and name, and now sponsors chapters called Students Against Destructive Decisions.”

Includes links for information on Substance Abuse, Violence Prevention,
Depression/Suicide Prevention, Eating Disorders/Body Image,
Teen Pregnancy/STD/HIV/AIDS Prevention

Bullying and Violence Prevention Resources are listed under Violence Prevention


Sun., Dec. 4, 2005 - Economics of Tobacco

Found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: November 6-12, 2005

Economics of Tobacco
High School

According to this World Bank site on tobacco, over 22,000,000
people have died from tobacco use since January 2000. The
Tobacco Atlas has detailed country comparative data and maps.
This report is a comprehensive examination of the fiscal,
trade, regulatory, agricultural and industrial aspects of
global tobacco use and control.

Copyright 2005 PBS Online.


Sun., Dec. 4, 2005 - Bullying Report

“From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America, A Survey of Students and Teachers”

Conducted by Harris Interactive, this “national survey of over 3,400 students aged 13-18 and over 1,000 secondary school teachers, explores students’ and teachers’ experiences with bullying and harassment, and their attitudes about this serious problem in America’s schools.”


Sun., Dec. 4, 2005

Found on:
July 29-Aug. 4, 2005

Source: Stephen C. Miller, The New York Times
M.I.D.I.S. (Miller Internet Data Integrity Scale) (PDF; 71 KB)
"MIDIS is a way to determine if a web site has valid information that can be used in news reports. The standards we apply to non-digital information are - or should be - no different from the standards we apply to computerized information. The chart below is a guide to help you determine if the information you get off the Internet can be trusted. MIDIS sets a Hierarchy of Trust."


Women--Lists & Rankings
Source: Forbes
The 100 Most Powerful Women
[Shortened URL: ]


Substance Abuse--Hub
Source: Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School
Project Cork
"Cork's mission is to assemble and disseminate current, authoritative information on substance abuse for clinicians, health care providers, human service personnel, and policy makers. Project Cork produces a bibliographic database, offers current awareness services, produces resource materials, responds to queries, and collaborates in professional education efforts. The CORK database of more than 61,000 holdings is searchable online."
[NOTE: See also: Substance Abuse Web Sites
“This is an annotated list of favorite www sites that provide authoritative easy to locate information on substance abuse treatment and prevention.” - Phyllis ]


Internet in Schools--United States--Survey
Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project
The Internet at School
"The most recent Pew Internet Project survey finds that 87% of all youth between the ages of 12 and 17 use the internet. That translates into about 21 million people. Of those 21 million online teens, 78% (or about 16 million students) say they use the internet at school. Put another way, this means that 68% of all teenagers have used the internet at school. This represents growth of roughly 45% over the past four years from about 11 million teens who used the internet in schools in late 2000."


Schools--United States--Bullying--Statistics
Source: NCES
Student Reports of Bullying
"Using data from the 2001 School Crime Supplement (SCS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), this report examines the prevalence and nature of bullying as reported by students ages 12 through 18 in relation to student characteristics, school characteristics, and criminal victimization. In addition, the report explores other behaviors that were reported by the bullied student, such as fear, avoidance behavior, weapon carrying, and academic grades. This report examines student reports of being bullied by direct means only, by indirect means only, and by both direct and indirect means."


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