Saturday, January 28, 2006


Sat., Jan. 28, 2006 - Wolves (4)


International Wolf Center – Just For Kids
From the site:
“…teaching about its life, its associations with other species, and its dynamic relationships to humans”


National Geographic Geoguide: Wolves
From the site:
“Survival of these controversial predators hinges on both natural and human forces. Explore these forces and see how they touch wolves, elk, cattle, and coyotes.”
Web Links
[Shortened URL: ]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

NOVA: Wild Wolves
From the site:
“[F]ind out how wolves are making a comeback, and discover the ancient connection between dogs and wolves at this Web site.”


The Wolf Education and Research Center
From the site:
“Wolf Wisdom, an informational site on wolves. Here you will learn the basics about wolves, with special emphasis on the gray wolf.”


Sat., Jan. 28, 2006 - ActDEN / WritingDEN

[NOTE: Although this is a site for teaching writing, the feature topic is Wolves.
Home page: There are also areas for Math, Graphics, Information Skills, TOEFL test prep, and free software tutorials. Some areas require free registration. Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Wednesday, October 19, 2005 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

This Canadian website presents a set of activities to help students improve their writing skills while expanding their vocabularies and knowledge through exploration of various topics including history, nature, science, and lifestyle -- everything from Chinese Immigration to Wolves to the Origins of Valentine's Day. It is divided into three main categories:

*Words -- Students can increase vocabulary by learning new words that are presented in pictures, photos, diagrams, maps, and time lines themed around a particular topic that is of interest to them. The "key words" are accompanied by correct English pronunciations heard through RealAudio. Take the "Words Quiz" to see what you've learned.

*Sentences -- Learn English grammar rules and sentence construction by expanding on topics introduced in the "Words" section. Information is presented in pictures and photos accompanied by narrated sentences that can be heard using RealAudio. Then, take the "Sentences Quiz" to test your understanding of grammar and sentence construction.

*Paragraphs -- Designed for students who are learning to write paragraphs and essays, this section explains how to organize and edit writing using specific topics. The essay examples build on information presented in the "Words" and "Sentences" sections. Then, take the "Paragraphs Quiz" to demonstrate how to use notes to organize a paragraph or essay, and test your proofreading and editing skills.

When you get to the site you will see a "Feature Topic" and a menu. My suggestion is to read the "About" section on the menu first, so that you understand how this site was designed for use (it can be a little confusing). Then explore the rest of the menu that includes:

*More Topics -- A directory of the many topics offered to springboard interest in the writing activities.

*Tips-O-Matic -- This is sort of a grammar and writing textbook online. Under the main categories of sentences, paragraphs, and essays you'll find lessons in grammar, parts of speech, punctuation, sentence structure and more.

*Word of the Day -- Sign up to receive a free daily email that presents a new vocabulary word along with its definition.
WritingDEN aims to help kids improve their communication skills by making it fun to learn to write. By exposing kids to a variety of interesting topics, easy to follow writing activities and interactive quizzes -- all backed up with lessons in correct English language usage -- they hope to effectively prepare students to express themselves well through writing.

My thanks to list member, MaryAnna, who recommended the WritingDEN website. :)

Diane Flynn Keith for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved

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:


Sat., Jan. 28, 2006 - Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2005 Results

----------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Friday, October 21, 2005

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2005 Results

Today's site is one of the annual pleasures of the web -- the publication
of the winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. Gentle Subscribers may
complacently observe that their own literary efforts have never sunk to the
nadir of this competition's submissions, and snicker at the entries

"Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has
sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary
competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the
worst of all possible novels. The contest ... was the brainchild (or
Rosemary's baby) of Professor Scott Rice, whose graduate school excavations
unearthed the source of the line "It was a dark and stormy night."
Sentenced to write a seminar paper on a minor Victorian novelist, he chose
the man with the funny hyphenated name, Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, who
was best known for perpetrating The Last Days of Pompeii, Eugene Aram,
Rienzi, The Caxtons, The Coming Race, and -- not least -- Paul Clifford,
whose famous opener has been plagiarized repeatedly by the cartoon beagle
Snoopy." - from the website

The site presents the stirring words of all the winners, runners-up and
"dishonorable mentions" in various categories, such as Adventure,
Detective, Fantasy, Historical, Romance and the always popular "Purple
Prose". Among the additional offerings at the site is the worthy "Sticks
and Stones" section, which invites readers to peruse and submit examples of
bad published writing for which good trees should never have been

Hotfoot it to the site for a romp through some thoroughly atrocious, yet
amusing writing at:
[NOTE: Other annual winners previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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


Sat., Jan. 28, 2006 - Information Literacy Skills / Center for Applied Linguistics

“Teaching Information Literacy Skills in the Age of Search, Click, Copy and
Paste” by Phyllis DiBianco, Scarsdale High School Library Media Specialist

Information Searcher, Vol. 14, no. 4


Center for Applied Linguistics
From the site:
“CAL is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems.”

“Given current high levels of immigration to the United States, immigrants and the children of immigrants represent a rising share of the nation's student population. Over 90% of recent immigrants come from non-English speaking countries. Therefore, schools are increasingly receiving students who do not speak English at home and who have little or no proficiency in English.”

Among the topics covered: Adult ESL, PreK-12 ESL, Literacy, Public Policy Issues,
and Two-Way Immersion Education.

Online Resources

Friday, January 27, 2006


Fri., Jan. 27, 2006 - Tiffany

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, October 13, 2005


Today's site, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, presents an
exhibit of an American artist whose name became a household word in
association with his brilliant lighting fixtures -- Louis C. Tiffany.
Gentle Subscribers will find not only images of these but an array of his
striking designs.

"... [T]he Deedee Wigmore galleries in The American Wing is devoted to the
arts of Louis C. Tiffany, one of the most versatile and talented American
artists working in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The
collection highlights the Museum's preeminent collections and features
Tiffany's windows, lamps, furniture, mosaics, blown Favrile glass vases,
pottery, enamelwork, and jewelry." - from the website

The site's exhibit provides a biography of Tiffany, along with numerous
examples of his art. Included in the display are representative items from
the various categories in which he worked, accompanied by informative
commentaries. The images are enlargeable, with spectacular close-ups to
highlight the design elements. A bibliography of print references is also

Swoop over to the site for a tour of Tiffany's outstanding artwork at:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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


Fri., Jan. 27, 2006 - Art in Technological Times

010101: Art in Technological Times
From the site:
“SFMOMA [San Francisco Museum of Modern Art] commissioned five artists to create new Web sites. These artists delve into, below, and beyond the screen where code, structure, timing, sequence, and new forms of interactive movement drive or even create the works of art.”
“[S]crolling is achieved by rolling over the top or bottom area of the text field. To scroll faster, click and hold down.”


Fri., Jan. 27, 2006 - Art of Set Design / Educational Theatre Assn.

The Art of Set Design: "The Light in the Piazza"
[Shortened URL: ]
From the site:
“Michael Yeargan, the set designer for “The Light in the Piazza,” describes how he
was inspired by a trip to Italy.” Tony award-winning musical.
[NOTE: Free registration to NY Times may be required. – Phyllis ]

Educational Theatre Association: Resource and Reference Links
From the site:
“Here is a collection of World Wide Web resources and reference sites that we believe are useful for theatre students, teachers, artists, and fans. Links are separated into categories.”

Site also includes:
EdTA how-to:
The audition:
Tips for preparation, picking the right material, and presenting yourself well
The tech portfolio:
Tips for a tech résumé and portfolio, plus how to choose a tech theatre program

Seven articles on how an actor can turn words on a page into a living, breathing character by Jon Jory
Part one: What’s going on here?
Part two: Working on the engine
Part three: Raising the stakes
Part four: Tactics
Part five: The superobjective
Part six: The stages of rehearsal
Part seven: The actor’s toolbox

Design and production:
Five articles on shop and backstage how-tos
The stagehand’s pocket: essential tools for the running crew
Making and hanging a muslin drop
Go faux it: how to turn anything into good-looking wood
Buy a lamp, borrow a chair: propping the play
Basic bags: three costume purse designs you can make out of sow’s ears

Two articles for the first-time director on the process of getting a play on its feet by Bruce Miller
Part one: What you need to know your first time
Part two: The brain behind the hidden hand

Valuable info for the prospective theatre major
Choosing between a BFA or BA in college undergraduate theatre programs
Dramatics College Directory (order information)
Special issue of Dramatics magazine with profiles of 200+ undergraduate theatre programs
College links
List of colleges listed in the Dramatics College Theatre Directory
Financial aid
List of resources for college scholarships and student aid
Thespian scholarships
Financial aid for college-bound members of the Thespian Society


Fri., Jan. 27, 2006

Found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: January 29 - February 4, 2006

TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Sunday, January 29, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
Tune in as we reveal extreme doggie makeovers, shot as "reality
style" television. Two pure-bred dogs are selected from animal
shelters and adoption centers. With the help of trainers, they
will each be taught to hone their skills as working dogs, then
tested, to judge their success. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Learn more about bloodhounds and their tracking abilities at
the companion Web site.
(Available January 26, 2006)

[NOTE: See Also: Critter Guide


Secrets Of Lost Empires, A "Nova" Special Presentation
"Roman Bath"
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
Tune in as an international crew of archeologists, engineers
and historians designs, builds and tests a functioning Roman
bath in the Turkish countryside, complete with hot tubs and
underfloor heating. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Play our online game "Construct an Aqueduct." The Emperor has
appointed you Chief Water Engineer on an aqueduct-building
[NOTE: Home page previously posted.
See Teacher’s Guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Alan Alda In Scientific American Frontiers "Going Deep"
TV> PBSOL> Elementary / Middle / High School
Friday, February 3, 2006
9 - 9:30 pm
This episode takes a look back at the decades of effort that
culminated in the deep sub Alvin reaching the ocean floor and a
look forward to what's next now that Alvin's retiring. (CC,
Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Download a lesson plan in which elementary school students
explore the chemistry of light sticks.
[Originally broadcast February 2005.]


The Six Wives of Henry VIII "Catherine of Aragon" (part 1 of 4)
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Sunday, January 29 , 2006
10 - 11:00 pm
Documentaries and books about 16th-century England have often
depicted Henry VIII's six wives from the king's point of view,
as victims of a tyrannical ruler or as pawns in an elaborate
political scheme. This series takes a new look at the
tumultuous personal relationships that have come to define the
monarch's 38-year reign, presenting each wife's story from her
perspective. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Get your students involved in Tudor History! With our online
lesson plans and activities your students will discover the
real Henry VIII.
[Originally broadcast July 2003.]

American Experience
"The Nuremberg Trials"
TV> PBSOL> Middle / High School
Monday, January 30, 2006
9 - 10:00 pm
Join us for this dramatic story of the tribunal that pitted
U.S. Chief Prosecutor and Supreme Court Judge Robert Jackson
against Hermann Goering, former head of the Nazi air force, and
twenty-one other Nazi defendants. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Try our online suggestions for active learning; students
explore the similarities and the differences between Saddam
Hussein's trial and the Nuremberg Trials.

African American Lives"Listening to Our Past" and "The Promise of Freedom"TV> PBSOL> MARC> Middle / High SchoolWednesday, February 1, 20069 - 11:00 pmUsing genealogy and DNA science, renowned scholar Dr. HenryLouis Gates Jr., tells the personal stories of eightaccomplished African Americans -- a neurosurgeon, a TVpioneer/philanthropist, an astronaut, a music entrepreneur, asociologist, a movie star, a minister and a comedian -- tracingtheir roots through American history and back to Africa. (CC,Stereo, 1 year)Download our lesson plan in which students learn how to examineartifacts and primary source documents.

Winslow Homer
Elementary / Middle School

Explore this online Winslow Homer exhibit from the National
Gallery of Art. The site includes examples of Homer's oil
paintings, watercolors, drawings and wood engravings. Images
range from Civil War soldiers to hunting and fishing to daily
[NOTE: Other exhibitions from
previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Found in:
Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 3:33 PM
To: NOVA Teachers

Hello Educators,

Next week, join us for the repeat broadcast of "Secrets of Lost
Empires: Roman Bath," in which NOVA follows a team of engineers,
historians, archeologists, and local craftspeople as they set out to
recreate a working Roman bath, complete with hot tubs, cold plunges,
and underfloor heating. (Subjects covered: anthropology/archeology,
physics, gravity and forces, structures, social studies, world
history, technology/engineering)

Many of ancient Rome's engineering secrets originated in one of its
most important institutions: the Roman bath. A vital focus for
leisure and social interaction, the public bathhouse incorporated
intricate systems for plumbing and heating, sophisticated vaulted
ceilings, and a revolutionary new building material we now call
concrete. These buildings represented a new concept of luxury and
sophistication in an age more often marked by violence and squalor.
In Sart, Turkey, NOVA sets out to recreate a working Roman bath,
complete with hot tubs, cold plunges, and underfloor heating, all
designed with a meticulous eye for authenticity. As well as academic
experts, the team will rely on local Turkish artisans proficient in
the ancient techniques of terra cotta tilemaking and metal working.
As with any complex building project, the team encounters glitches
and tempers fray. Will the final product pass muster as an
authentic Roman bath?

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "Secrets of Lost Empires: Roman Bath" (R)
Broadcast: January 31, 2006
(Check your local listings as broadcast dates and times may vary.
This program has one-year off-air taping rights.)

A Day at the Baths
Click on this illustration to take a virtual stroll around one
of the most magnificent baths ever built: The Baths of
Caracalla. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Watering Ancient Rome
Learn about the Romans' sophisticated water distribution system,
including its elegant aqueducts, in this interview with aqueduct
expert Peter Aicher. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

NOVA Builds a Bath
Step through this series of photographs to learn about how a
group of engineers, archeologists, and historians came together
to design and build an authentic Roman bath.
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Real Roman Recipes
Get a taste for some of the food the Romans ate -- from Lucanian
sausages and boiled eggs in pine nut sauce to pear patina and
sweet cheesecake -- in a set of ancient recipes with modern
interpretations. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Construct an Aqueduct (Hot Science)
In this online activity, become the Chief Water Engineer and
build an aqueduct that will supply a Roman city with clean
water. (Java or Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students construct a cookie arch to
discover that an arch can support itself without mortar.
(Grades 6-8)

Program Transcript
The site includes a complete narration for this program.

Plus Links and Books.
* * * * * * * *
Found in:
Date Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 10:37 PM
From: (American Experience)

News from American Experience

Sentencing evil.
Monday, January 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

When Robert Jackson, a United States Supreme Court justice from
New York, appeared before the Nuremberg tribunal on November 20,
1945, he was the chief prosecutor in the first-ever trial to put
an entire national government in the dock. While governments and
armies had been waging wars for centuries -- an action not
punishable according to international law -- the actions of the
Nazi party during World War II were regarded as so abhorrent that
the Allied victors chose to prosecute the Nazi regime as a
carefully planned and brutally implemented conspiracy.

THE NUREMBERG TRIALS tells the dramatic story of the tribunal
that pitted Jackson against Hermann Goering, former head of the
Nazi air force, and twenty-one other Nazi defendants. For the
American prosecutor, this trial would make a statement that
crimes against humanity would never again go unpunished.


Defendant Goering
Hermann Goering surrendered to Allied troops on May 6, 1945. See
footage of the Allies' prize prisoner after his surrender.

We Were There
During the Nuremberg trials, the rubble-filled city became home
to hundreds of Americans. A prison guard and an Army photographer
share their memories of life in postwar Nuremberg.

Gallery: Post-War Berlin
An Army photographer working at the Nuremberg trials visited
Berlin, the former epicenter of the Nazi empire, and documented
post-war hardships. Explore divided Berlin before the Wall was


Thursday, January 26, 2006


Thurs., Jan. 26, 2006 - Virtual Tours of England / Explore London

Virtual Tours of England
Virtual tours of some of the historic attractions in England

Explore London
*Select an area you want to explore in the London map.
*Then select a place to look at in the detail map.
*run the mouse pointer over the image, when the pointer changes to a hand, click to explore a new connected image.
*select the place that interests you in the alphabetical or places index.

Some images can also be viewed in QTVR format. To see these you will need a Quicktime plug-in.”


Thurs., Jan. 26, 2006 - Greek Art from Prehistoric to Classical

Greek Art from Prehistoric to Classical
This 256-p. publication can be viewed or downloaded by chapter or in its entirety.
From the site:
“…a general grounding in ancient Greek culture, from the prehistoric period to the end of the Classical age. Its range of resources gives educators great flexibility in engaging students of any age with the art of ancient Greece. Included are a brief history of Athens from the 6th to the 4th century B.C.; a look at key aspects of 5th-century Greek life (including myths and religion, philosophy and science, music, poetry, sports, the symposium, and warfare); discussions of Greek art, artists, materials, and the influence of Greek subjects in the art of other eras; suggested activities and lesson plans; a map of the ancient Greek world; a timeline; and a bibliography.”
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


THurs., Jan. 26, 2006 - Interactive Nolli Map Web Site

The Interactive Nolli Web Site

Launch Map

“The 1748 Map of Rome, by Giambattista Nolli is widely regarded by scholars as one of the most important historical documents of the city ever created. This project is a collaborative exploration of the exquisite Nolli engraving, through its historic significance and contemporary application. The Nolli Map Web Site introduces students to Rome and the structure of its urban form; it illustrates the evolution of the city over time; and it reveals diverse factors that determined its development. Above all the Nolli Web Site is intended to provide a vehicle for students and teachers around the world to explore and facilitate creative thought.”


Thurs., Jan. 26, 2006 - Roman Art & Architecture

Virtual Rome
In addition to Rome, there are virtual tours of Venice, Florence, Pisa, Siena, and Naples. – Phyllis ]

The Christian Catacombs of Rome

Teacher Oz- Ancient Rome

Forty centuries of architecture
[NOTE: Home page in English previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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

Tour of Paul Bigot's Scale Model of Rome
representing the city in the fourth century A.D.

Forum Romanum

Other Resources on the WWW

Links to Other Relevant Sites

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

Ancient Rome: Images and Pictures
See Also: Scroll down for Other Websites with Materials and Images of Ancient Rome and Italy

Photos of Roman Art and Architecture


Thurs., Jan. 26, 2006 - CORRECTION

I received the following from a list member:

I would like to submit a little correction. Yom Hashoah is celebrated on the 27th day of Nisan in the Jewish calendar which falls end April early May, a week after Passover. The date was selected by the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) on April 12, 1951. It is the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international Holiday established in 2005 by the UN general assembly to commemorate the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I apologize for the confusion. - Phyllis

Phyllis Anker

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Wed., Jan 25. 2006 - Time For Kids: Black History Resources / Homework Helpers / Specials

TIME for Kids: Black History Month,8805,97217,00.html

Homework Helpers

TIME for Kids: Specials
Other specials include Harry Potter, The Supreme Court, Biographies, Congress, the President’s Cabinet, Map Mania, and a photo essay on Child Labor,


Wed., Jan. 25, 2006 - Black History Resources / African American Journey

Reading Rockets Celebrates Black History Month
Resources include: African American writers and illustrators, children's
books, people and events, and guides to black history.


The African American Journey (World Book)
[Shortened URL:]
“World Book editors have assembled a comprehensive look at the history of African Americans and their struggle for freedom. The articles in this feature were taken from the World Book . There are also numerous links to World Wide Web sites concerning important figures and events in black history, as well as issues surrounding current events.”
Sections include: From Africa to America, From Slavery to Freedom, First Years of Freedom, Modern Civil Rights, and Black History Month.


Wed., Jan. 25, 2006

Found on:
January 15, 2006

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--Databases
"In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and upcoming Black History month, a free newspaper archive of 50,000 newspaper pages about Dr. King has been released on website is a free service of and contains original stories about the Montgomery bus boycott, the 'I Have A Dream' speech, details about King's assassination on April 4, 1968, along with thousands of other headlines detailing Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and work."

Gary PriceEditor,
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
"Post via ResourceShelf"
for even more resources visit


Found in:
January 2006
Access Learning

Living Civil Rights
“Multimedia sites that bring the legacy and lessons of the civil rights movement to life for students.”
[Shortened URL: ]

Tech Tools for Learning
“Innovative, interactive technologies provide new potential for learning—in and out of classrooms.”
Includes descriptions and resources for Weblogs, RSS, Podcasts, Webcams and Streaming Video
[Shortened URL: ]

© 2005 Cable in the Classroom


Wed., Jan. 25, 2006 - Safe Haven for 982 refugees from World War II

Safe Haven
From the site:
“The Safe Haven Museum and Education Center is dedicated to keeping alive the stories of the 982 refugees from World War II who were allowed into the United States as "guests" of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. These refugees were housed at Fort Ontario in Oswego, New York, from August 1944 until February 1946.”

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Tues., Jan. 24, 2006 - The U.N. at 60

Found in:
The World Almanac E-Newsletter
Volume 05, Number 10 — October 2005

Select: Special Feature: The U.N. at 60

© World Almanac Education Group


Tues., Jan. 24, 2006 - A-Bomb WWW Museum

Title: A-Bomb WWW Museum
Description: Presents documentation of the effects of the atomic bomb dropped in Hiroshima, including photographs, statistics, and texts. Some information is also presented about the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Includes letters from the mayors of both cities as well as contributions from survivors, residents, and readers.
[NOTE: Scroll down for Table of Contents. – previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Tues., Jan. 24, 2006 - Guide for Anne Frank & Second World War

Guide for Anne Frank and Second World War
From the site:
"Anne Frank is one of the 1.5 million jewish children who were murdered
during the Second World War. In the Anne Frank Guide you will not only find
information about her life, you can also see what happened in the United
Kingdom during the Second World War.

The Anne Frank Web Guide is a joint project between the Anne Frank House, in
Amsterdam, and Berlin's Anne Frank Center.

Designed for children ranging from those in upper elementary school to
younger high school students, the site details Anne Frank's experience, as
told through her diary and family artifacts, as well as the events taking
place on the world stage at the same time."


Tues., Jan. 24, 2006 - Holocaust Remembrance Day - Jan. 27, 2006

The following sites were suggested by a list member:

Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27, 2006 (Yom Hashoah)

Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a day to remember
and learn about the horrors of the Holocaust.

The following museums have been previously posted.
They are just four of the museums listed in the
Global Directory of Holocaust Museums

Florida Holocaust Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yad Vashem Museum

Virginia Holocaust museum

Holocaust Remembrance Project
Essay Contest for High School Seniors
All entries must be RECEIVED by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, May 1, 2006.

Monday, January 23, 2006


Mon., Jan. 23, 2006 - Da Vinci / SciFi / Interactive Math / Nuclear Physics

Found in:
Cable in the Classroom: Access Learning, February 2006

Current Issue



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


SCI FI in the Classroom.
Curriculum guides available for: Legend of Earthsea, Battlestar Galactica, Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, Steven Spielberg presents Taken, and The Twilight Zone


Interactive Mathematics
From the site:
“Topics range from basic algebra through to Fourier series and Laplace transform.”


Nuclear Physics: Past, Present and Future
From the site:
“Understanding the atom was exclusively a pursuit of scientists for a long time. There was a time when the workings of these tiny particles were of no consequence to ordinary people. That time ended over fifty years ago, when scientists irrefutably demonstrated the power of the atom to the world, yet there are many who still fail to comprehend the physics behind this awesome technology. Addressing a general audience, we explain the physics behind this technology, connecting it to popular history, current issues and prospects for the future.”

© 2006 Cable in the Classroom


Mon., Jan. 23, 2006 - Norman Conquest & the Bayeaux Tapestry

Found on:
EduHound Weekly for October 13, 2005

BBC History - The Norman Conquest
“The story behind the Battle of Hastings, and the leaders who fought it out in 1066.”
[NOTE: Other pages from Wars and Conflicts previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Invasion of England, 1066
The history of the invasion with images from the Bayeaux Tapestry.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Britain's Bayeux Tapestry
Read the story told by the Bayeux Tapestry, scene by scene.

Conquest Anglo-Norman Society
A History of the Normans: 820 - 1215AD
From Home Page, select: History

Copyright 1998-2005 All rights reserved


Mon., Jan. 23, 2006 - Online Exhibitions & Guides for Teachers / Caliphs & Kings

Smithsonian Institution, Freer/Sackler Gallery
Complete list of online exhibitions
[NOTE: Some exhibitions previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Online Guides for Teachers

Some of the guides:

Buddhism: Learn about the history of Buddhism.
Arts of Japan
Arts of Islam
The Art and Archaeology of Ancient China
Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey
Puja: Explore Hindu worship.

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, October 6, 2005

Caliphs & Kings

Today's site, from the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries, subtitled
"The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain", presents an online exhibit
featuring significant cultural artefacts from eighth to sixteenth century
Spain. Gentle Subscribers will discover a rich tapestry of artwork of the
period, revealing the sophisticated craftsmanship of the designs.

"This exhibition celebrates the art and legacy of al-Andalus in Spain and
in the Mediterranean. ... [exploring] the unique cultural traditions of
these ancient kingdoms. It [gives] special emphasis to the rich artistic
interaction that resulted from overland and maritime contacts linking the
southern Arabian peninsula with the eastern Mediterranean, northeastern
Africa, and south and southwest Asia. ... The prestige of Islamic arts in
Spain until the end of the fifteenth century is attested here by surviving
royal and noble commissions." - from the website

This splendidly designed exhibition highlights a number of artefacts from
the collection with informative commentary and stunning images. Included in
the selection are examples demonstrating designs of intricate carving in
wood and ivory, an eighth century minted gold coin, and spectacular
textiles. Not to be missed is the 1526 map of the known world by Amerigo
Vespucci's nephew, a Florentine cartographer. All images are available in
scaled "full image" view.

Journey to the site for a remarkable collection of artistic works spanning
more than 600 years at:

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in
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A.M. Holm
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Mon., Jan. 23, 2006 - Art History

Art History
Search by Artist, Civilization, or Historical Eras

Art History Resources: (Artists, Art Movements, Biographies, Artwork)
From the site:
“The art history index of famous artists leads to imagery and indepth information such as biographies to over 22,000 artists. Over 200,000 images from museums are directly accessible via this wealth of art historical information database. Direct links to images in museum collections, links to indepth art news, general links as well as the best collection of search engine results have been compiled for over 22,000 artists. Simply select a letter from below to start your research. Select all artists with biographies, or select by century - (12th Century - 20th Century) or select by nationality (Algerian - Welsh).”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Sun., Jan. 22, 2006

Found on:
Don's Patch Issue #2005-10-15 from

A dictionary of all-vowel words (or sounds).
A few more interesting dictionaries.

The Ancient City of Athens (Greece)
From the site: “a photographic archive of the archaeological and architectural remains of ancient Athens (Greece). It is intended primarily as a resource for students and teachers of classical art & archaeology, civilization, languages, and history as a supplement to their class…”

Legends of America
From the site: “Travel, History, Old West, Route 66, Ghost Towns, Treasures & More!”
American History: The West

Leon's Almanac of Political History
From the site: “Select any day to see that day's historical events.”

Archives for this ezine are available online here:


Sun., Jan. 22, 2006 - Isidore of Seville

Found in:
The Scout Report
October 14, 2005
Volume 11, Number 41
Isidore of Seville

Edited and maintained since 1996, Tim Spalding’s Isidore of Seville website
is a real find. It contains a number of online exhibits and collections
that explore a wide range of themes, ranging from perceptions of Mona Lisa
over time to the use of dragons in art. One of the most helpful collections
is dedicated to the Oracle of Delphi and other ancient oracles. Here
visitors can view a photographic collection of images and read a variety of
academic interpretations about oracles throughout history. Those with a
penchant for the ancient world will also want to look at one of his most
recent additions, the Wiki Classical Dictionary. Devoted to the history,
literature, as well as the mythology of the ancient world the dictionary
currently contains 564 articles, all of which may be searched in their
entirety. [KMG]
[NOTE: Some pages from this site previously posted. Sections include:
Ancient and Medieval Civilization Religion Travel Great Art
Middle Eastern and African Civilization American History Modern History
Mythical Beasts Animals
– Phyllis ]

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


Sun., Jan. 22, 2006 - Women in the Ancient World

Women in the Ancient World
From the site:
“The status, role and daily life of women in the ancient civilizations”
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Jan. 22, 2006 - Ancient Civilizations

Ancient and Lost Civilizations

Ancient Greece
Pages on: Art & Architecture, Geography, History, Mythology, Olympics, People,
Wars, and Other Resources
[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Ancient Egypt
From the site:
“Includes info on many different topics relating to Ancient Egypt”

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