Saturday, April 22, 2006


Sat., Apr. 22, 2006 - American Indian Resources

The following sites are Pages 4 & 5 of a 6-page compilation of American Indian Resources, a list of Native American juvenile and teen material and web sites. They are being posted with the generous permission of the compiler, Gerald D. Tieyah, of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. If you would like an attachment copy of the complete bibliography, send your request to either Linda Meuse at or Phyllis Anker at . [Sites not checked – Phyllis ]


American Indian Resources
Children/Juvenile Library
Cherry Hill Public Library

Compiled by Gerald D. Tieyah
American Indian Awareness Initiative, 2005

American Indian Websites

The Cradleboard Teaching Project turns on the lights in public education about Native American culture - past, present, and most important for the children - the Future. It comes out of Indian country, and reaches far beyond, into the mainstream classroom and into the future of education. or

Oyate is a Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed honestly, and so that all people will know our stories belong to us.
(Books to avoid that have a bias or misinformation towards or about American Indians)

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. The museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.

Native Resources Online: Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

Native American Sites / Native Culture Links

American Indian Librarians Association (AILA is an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA))

American Indian News Sites

Indian Country Today

The Native Press

Native American Times

Native American Journalists Association

American Indian Radio

The Native Voice

Native American Youth
Native Youth Magazine

RezNet News

Rez Riders

United National Indian Tribal Youth

US and Tribal Government Information
Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior

National Congress of American Indians

Local Native Organizations
Six Directions at the University of Pennsylvania

United American Indians of the Delaware Valley

American Indian Awareness Initiative

Powhatan Renape of New Jersey Rankokus American Indian Reservation



Sat., Apr. 22, 2006 - Ben Franklin Resources

Ben Franklin Resources
From the site:
“Welcome to the Benjamin Franklin web portal: a comprehensive, one-stop site that includes carefully curated educational resources, Franklin's own writings and proverbs, and tens of thousands of websites scattered throughout cyberspace. Befitting this founding father's leadership in establishing the country's first public library, this free site, in honor of his Tercentenary, is accessible to anyone with an internet connection.”

The portal is divided into four searchable collections: Educator Resources, Proverbs, Writings, and the Web. There is also a Help page with searching shortcuts.


Sat., Apr. 22, 2006 - West Point in the Making of America 1802-1918

West Point in the Making of America:
Engineering, Exploration, and War, 1802–1918,
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From the site:
“In the early 1800s, West Point was the country’s finest school of engineering and science. Its graduates helped advance American commerce and industry, and many rose to command on both sides of the Civil War.”

Web Links


Sat., Apr. 22, 2006 - Holocaust / America 1939-1945 / Biology / Chemistry

Sites found in:
New Teaching Resources

New resources at FREE, the website that makes
teaching resources from federal agencies easier to find:
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

Holocaust Remembrance Day April 25, 2006
Holocaust Resources are featured at

"America from the Great Depression to World War II: Color
Photographs from the FSA and OWI (1939-1945)"
offers 1,600 color photos from 1939-1945 -- photos of rural
and small-town life, migrant labor, the Great Depression,
railroads, military training, aircraft manufacturing, and
mobilizing for World War II. A special feature, "Collection
Connections," suggests ideas for studying New Deal work
programs, farm workers, relief programs, military training,
and women in the war effort. (LOC)


"Biology Research Overview"
includes an interactive tour of the cell and discussions
around questions: How do viruses attack cells? How will
technology open new doors in biology? How can the mustard
plant help us understand animals? How can neuroanatomy help
us understand diverse life forms? How are fish and maple
trees connected? What is life? (NSF)
[NOTE: Other pages from - previously posted. - Phyllis ]


"Chemistry and Materials: Research Overview"
looks at the sciences of stuff and some of the greatest
challenges in the field today: understanding "emergence"
(when the whole adds up to much more than the sum of its
parts), creating new materials (high-strength plastics,
superconductors, photovoltaic devices), mimicking products and
processes of nature, and finding green ways to manufacture
products, create chemical reactions, treat waste, and generate
energy. (NSF)

Past messages:

Friday, April 21, 2006


Fri., Apr. 21, 2006 - Asteroids: Deadly Impace (game)

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, January 10, 2006, and time for Science at

Recommended Website:
National Geographic's Asteroids Deadly Impact

This website makes the science of asteroids, meteors, comets and
lesser space rocks just too much fun! When you get to the site be
prepared to click on the screen images that pop up until you are
welcomed to the Department of Extraterrestrial Phenomena. You are
asked to enter your code name -- and then the "Mission: Impossible"
style game begins.

You are now an official "Agent" and are promised that a secret film
file of a deadly asteroid impact will be revealed if you can solve
the four assigned cases based on evidence and your knowledge of
asteroids, meteors, comets, and space debris.

The cases are real incidences where it is suspected or known that
one of the hurtling space rocks crashed into Earth. You are given a
case profile with evidence and you determine what kind of a space
rock perpetrated the damage. You may be given a selection of four
items, for example: asteroid, meteorite, comet, or meteor. You solve
the case by choosing the correct answer.

If you are uncertain, you can click on any of the choices before
transmitting your answer, to see a description and verify that it
fits the profile. If you choose and transmit the wrong answer you
are taken to task for bumbling the case and advised to try again.

Once you solve all four cases, you get to see the film clip.

During the course of play, you can click on buttons to get more
information that will take you to a list of links to websites where
you can explore this subject in depth. Additionally, there are
buttons that you click on that will take you to places to order
National Geographic products. This is the only drawback of the game:
the fact that it isn't always clear where individual buttons lead --
so you may have to randomly click on buttons to get to where you
want to go and suffer mild frustration when you pick the wrong one.
As long as you are familiar with the "Back" button on your computer
you can bypass these sidetrips fairly quickly and get back into the

Have fun!

Diane Keith for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2006, All Rights Reserved

Note: We make every effort to recommend websites that have content that is appropriate for general audiences. Parents should ALWAYS preview the sites for suitable content.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.


Fri., Apr. 21, 2006 - Rain Forest at Night

Rain Forest at Night
[Shortened URL: ]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]
From the site:
“Rain forests are home to more than half of all plant and animal species, yet they are being destroyed at a staggering rate.”

Rain forest Resources and Links
[Shortened URL: ]


Fri., Apr. 21, 2006 - Public Information Films 1945-2006 / Marine Debris Abatement

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, January 12, 2006
Read This Online :

Public Information Films 1945-2006
Use this website from the British National Archives to view public information films. "The first selection of films from 1945 - 1951 features some fascinating events from Britain's [post-World War II history]." Includes a timeline, background about this period that was characterized by austerity and financial instability, and short movies on subjects such as surviving the fuel crisis, using a hankie when sneezing, the Berlin Airlift, and the Festival of Britain.
LII Item:

Marine Debris Abatement
Publications and other resources on marine debris (or litter), which is "defined as any man-made, solid material that enters our waterways directly (e.g., by dumping) or indirectly (e.g., washed out to sea via rivers, streams, storm drains, etc.)." The site contains information about legislation, effects of marine debris (such as harm to marine animals), an educational guide, letters and drawings from children about marine litter, and related material. From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
LII Item:


Thank you for using Librarians' Internet Index!

Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!

Copyright 2005, Librarians' Internet Index.


Fri., Apr. 21, 2006 - AMEX: The Alaska Pipeline

Site found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: April 23-29, 2006
American Experience
"The Alaska Pipeline"
High School
Monday, April 24, 2006
9 - 10:00 pm
Bringing Alaskan oil to market required one of the greatest
engineering feats of the 20th century. For more than three
years, workers battled brutal Arctic weather to construct an
800-mile pipeline that would traverse three mountain ranges, 34
rivers and 800 streams and that would withstand earthquakes and
subzero temperatures. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Learn more about this amazing engineering feat at the companion
Web site.
Copyright 2006 PBS Online.


News from American Experience
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 17:54:50 -0400 (EDT)

Premieres Monday, April 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

A nation desperate to ease dependence on the Middle East.
Corporations eager to extract billions of dollars worth of oil
from the Arctic. Environmentalists battling to protect America's
last great wilderness. Native Alaskans laying claim to ancestral
lands. The story of the Trans-Alaska pipeline echoes today.

When Atlantic Richfield prospectors struck oil at Prudhoe Bay
early in 1968, they stumbled upon the largest oil field ever
discovered in North America. Getting that oil out of Alaska took
nine years, employed some 78,000 people, cost more than $8
billion, and required threading 800 miles of steel pipe through
America's most pristine wilderness.

This one-hour documentary chronicles the construction of the
pipeline, which pitted America's need for energy against its
desire to protect land and wildlife, sparking one of the most
passionate conservation battles in American history.


Online Poll

America's appetite for oil is the world's largest -- currently an
average of 20.6 million barrels of oil every day. Do you think
U.S. energy needs justify drilling in wilderness areas? Take our
online poll.

You Do It: Safety

If any aspect of the pipeline system fails, oil spills can damage
the Alaska ecosystem. Most recently, in March 2006, a feeder
pipeline in Prudhoe Bay leaked over 250,000 gallons of oil at the
site of a caribou crossing. In this feature, survey a variety of
Alaskan terrain and make the safest construction choices.

Pipelines and Aqueducts

Pipeline-like transports are not new. From ancient times,
engineers have designed structures for moving resources to where
they are needed. Roman aqueducts are probably the most famous of
ancient systems. Compare a few notable pipelines and aqueducts.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Thurs., Apr. 20, 2006 - Cosmic Evolution

Cosmic Evolution: From Big Bang to Humankind
[Shortened URL = ] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
From the site:”In this Web site, we attempt to develop an appreciation for our rich universal heritage. We seek to decipher the nature and behavior of matter on the grandest scale of all.We try, literally, to put life into a cosmic perspective. And we strive to explain where science now stands in our understanding of the truly big picture and a powerful worldview for the 21st century.”


Thurs., Apr. 20, 2006

Sites found in:
New Teaching Resources at FREE
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 09:55:43 -0500
New resources at FREE, the website that makes teaching
resources from federal agencies easier to find:

"BEN: BiosciEdNet"
provides access to more than 4,000 reviewed resources covering
76 biological science topics: agriculture, anatomy,
bacteriology, biochemistry, biodiversity, biotechnology,
botany, cardiology, cell biology, ecology, environment,
evolution, genetics, geography, human biology, immunology,
marine biology, microbiology, molecular biology, neurobiology,
pathology, pharmacology, physiology, public health,
respiratory biology, soil biology, virology, zoology, and
others. Free registration required. (NSF)

"Investigating the Climate System: Weather"
helps students learn how to find, interpret, and describe
weather data. Students learn also about drought, flooding,
wind and dust storms, hurricanes, and lightning, as well as
the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite --
the information it provides and why that information is
important. (NASA)
[Shortened URL:]

[NOTE: Educator Guides
[Shortened URL:]
Other pages from posted. - Phyllis ]


"Jet Propulsion Laboratory Education Gateway"
provides lesson plans on comets, contour mapping, convection,
craters, counting, eclipses, the inverse square law, life in
the universe, micrometeorites, moon phases, robotic
spacecraft, spotting satellites, sunspots, and Venus
topography (Grades 5-12). (NASA)
[NOTE: Other pages from posted. – Phyllis ]

"Strange Matter"
helps students discover materials science and the secrets of
everyday stuff. Find out what happens when you heat silicon,
iron, or carbon. Learn how materials science helps fight
cancer, make buildings safer, improve equipment and the
environment. Activities in the 60-page teachers guide
challenge students to examine their material world in a
different way -- through the eyes of materials scientists. (NSF)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Past messages:


Thurs., Apr. 20, 2006 - Artificial Intelligence Resources

Artificial Intelligence Resources
“January 2006 Zillman Column is now available and is titled
Artificial Intelligence Resources. This January 2006 column is a
comprehensive list of artificial intelligence resources and sites on the

Awareness Watch Newsletter, January 2006, v4n1- Artificial Intelligence Resources
[Shortened URL: ]
[Shortened URL: ]


Thurs., Apr. 20, 2006 - Venoms: Striking Beauties

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Venoms: Striking Beauties
[NOTE: Other exhibits from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the California Academy of Sciences, offers a dramatic
exhibit on venomous creatures. Gentle Subscribers about to overdose on
holiday cheer may find this presentation a refreshing break.

"Some of the world's loveliest creatures are also the most lethal
creatures. Why? Because they produce and use venom - an injected toxin - to
capture prey and deter predators. Many people think that only snakes and
spiders are venomous, but a variety of animals, both from land and sea, use
venom." - from the website

This well-designed exhibit provides venom basics, a venom quiz and multiple
online resources all on its introductory page, including an explanation of
the scientific difference between the terms poisonous and venomous. From
there it features themes such as "Striking Diversity" -- an illustration of
the range of creatures which subdue their prey through venomous attacks,
such as the Black Widow spider, the Nudibranch, or sea slug, and the Gila
Monster. Additional sections, with striking images, highlight "Deadly
Beauties" and "Toxic Cocktails" -- a look at some of the lethal poisons
produced from creatures as varied as the purple sea urchin and the king

Creep over to the site for a splendid presentation on venomous life forms

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Wed., Apr. 19, 2006 - 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire
[Shortened URL: ]

Marking today's 100th anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake, the
Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley, in
collaboration with a number of institutions, has created an extensive
exhibit detailing the disaster. Gentle Subscribers will find an engrossing
presentation of this seminal event in American history.

"... [D]ocumentation pertaining to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and
fire has been collected and preserved ... selected primary source
materials [have been made] accessible in digital format. ... Thousands of
digital images and text files have been prepared for the project. ... This
website serves as the primary point of entry to the project ... to act as a
gateway to understanding the entire historical event ... ." - from the

After the flash opening, the Online Exhibit link at the top of the page
leads to the in-depth coverage of the disaster, presented as a series of
theme exhibition rooms. From the thriving city before the earthquake -- its
wealth, population and politics; to scenes of the earthquake -- when
"buildings sank like quicksand", the exhibit provides a remarkable
perspective. Additional sections consider the firestorm which followed --
dynamiting to control the fire and the imposition of martial law; surviving
in the ruined city and the rebuilding efforts of the aftermath. Hundreds of
photos provide a vivid witness of the event. One of the highlights of the
overall exhibit is the panoramic view of the devastated city accessible
through a simple mouseover. Further resources can be found in the
Bibliography section.

Trek to the site for a fascinating presentation on the San Francisco
earthquake at:
[Shortened URL: ]

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


Wed., Apr. 19, 2006

Sites found in:
Jan. 6-12, 2006

Thursday, January 12, 2006
Resource of the Week
By Shirl Kennedy, Deputy Editor

We tend to like FAQs here at ResourceShelf. The format is a good "just-the-facts-ma'am" way of conveying specific information. Every once in awhile, we happen onto an excellent collection of FAQs, like the one we have to share with you this week, which may be of particular interest to teachers and library media specialists.

Natural Science--FAQs
Source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Frequently Asked Questions
The one-line description on this simple, uncluttered page says it all: "Our FAQ database contains hundreds of answers to frequently asked questions on a wide range of natural science topics." And so it does. You can browse these by topic -- they're in alphabetical order, from aerial photographs to wildlife -- or do a simple search of everything by typing a keyword or phrase in the text box provided. There are 34 topics in all, several of which pop up regularly as school report assignments, e.g., Endangered Species, Volcanoes.

For complete review: Direct LINK to This ResourceShelf Post
[Shortened URL: ]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Legal Terms--United States--Glossary
Updated, Legal Term Glossary
Stumped by a legal term? An updated glossary of legal terms encountered in the various federal courts is now included on this web site."


Cool! Offers Video Access to Over 100 Years of History
From the site: “Since video search is all the rage these days, allow me to add another impressive video search tool for historical material. The service is called Newsplayer and it has been around for years. Newsplayer is a fee-based service. However, it's very inexpensive. A one year personal subscription costs only 4 pounds/year. It's possible to pay for your subscription in British Pounds, U.S. Dollars, or Euros. With the conversion rate, my subscription cost $6.50. Registration is very easy.”
Direct Link:


National Science Digital Library
Resources for Educators
"The MicrobeLibrary is an online collection of peer-reviewed teaching resources for undergraduate microbiology education supported by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)."

Word Origins
Source: Adds Collection of American Word Origins Info

Source: Union of Concerned Scientists
Union of Concerned Scientists' Satellite Database
[Shortened URL: ]
"The database is a free research tool for specialists and non-specialists alike. It contains 21 types of data for each satellite, including: technical information (orbit, mass, power, launch date, expected lifetime); what the satellite is used for; and who owns, operates and built the satellite."

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


Wed., Apr. 19, 2006 - Healthline

From the site:
“[W]e search approximately 62,000 (and growing) web sites that we believe represent the top tier of health web sites.”
“Healthline also provides HealthMaps for over 2,700 diseases and conditions. HealthMaps make it very easy to understand a medical concept by presenting them to you visually.” HealthMaps appear on your search results screen.
Free registration required for some features.

Encyclopedias on Healthline


Wed., Apr. 19, 2006

Sites found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 18:31:41 -0800 (PST)

Microbiology Web Sites
Record Id: 644853
Created: 2005-12-21 11:31:32
Categories: bioag

Presents a directory of links to sites related to microbes in the fields
of microbiology, molecule biology, and medicine. Links to organizations,
collections, newsgroups, online bulletin boards, tutorials,
publications, databases, and other related sites. Offers access to
mirror sites for the Web page.

[NOTE: See Also: Biology I Reference Sites:
Anatomy and Physiology I WWW Sites:
Anatomy & Physiology II WWW Sites:

previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Smoking and Youth : MedlinePlus Health Topic
Record Id: 644876
Created: 2005-12-23 16:09:32
Categories: bioag,govpub

The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
connect to consumer information on the dangers of smoking for youth.

[NOTE: Other pages from MedlinePlus
previously posted.

you can search “over 700 topics on conditions, diseases and wellness.”

Drug Information
Includes “prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbs and supplements.”

Interactive Tutorials - Phyllis ]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases : MedlinePlus Health Topic
Record Id: 644852
Created: 2005-12-21 11:01:32
Categories: bioag,govpub

The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health
connect to information on diagnosis and treatment of sexually
transmitted diseases.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Tues., Apr. 18, 2006 - Diversity Calendar

Diversity Calendar
Ethnic, National, Religious, and other holidays listed by month.
Some with descriptions and links.


Tues., Apr. 18, 2006 - Online Safety Resources

Online Safety Resources
From the site:
“The intent of this list of resources is to assist you as a child, teenager, parent, or teacher to increase your knowledge of online safety and practices.”


Tues., Apr. 18, 2006 - Kid's Stuff / CDX ETextbook / U-505 Submarine

Sites found in:
January Busy Educator's Newsletter
Date: Mon, 02 Jan 2006 17:18:19 +0000 (GMT)

[NOTE: Web Based Resources (home page) previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Long time Busy Educator’s Newsletter subscriber and retired librarian Lewis A.
Armstrong has put together this fantastic list of sites. Categories range include:
Multidiscipline Sites, Language Arts, Social Studies, Arts, Mathematics, Science, Federal
Government Sites, Skill Games, Technology, For Parents and Teachers, Miscellaneous
Sites and Filtered Search Engines For Kids.

Thank you Lewis for sharing this wonderful resource.

CDX ETEXTBOOK (Students and Teachers of Automotive Studies)

CDX eTextbook is a combination textbook and encyclopedia for students and instructors.
It is FR-EE for you to use – anyway you want to.
U-505 Submarine at the Museum of Science & Industry (GR. 5-8)

At the height of World War II, the U.S. Navy captured a German U-boat submarine
prowling off the waters of Africa. The American efforts to capture the U-505, and the
German struggle to prevail, illuminate the human experience of duty, courage, and
survival during wartime. Site also include a brief history of World War II, an
interactive timeline, a Virtual Tour of the U-505, and a resource page with links..


Tues., Apr. 18, 2006 -

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, December 16, 2005 and time for Electives at

Recommended Website:

This website is an archive of wonderful websites designed just for
kids. Currently they are featuring all kinds of great holiday sites
from Santa coloring pages, to an online Elf School, to a program
that allows you to create your own snowflakes.

When you are through exploring the holiday websites check out the
menu on the left side of the screen. It offers:

*Educational Websites -- including an array of sites about animals,
art, dinosaurs, history, math, music, science, and space. Most of
these sites have been featured on ClickSchooling at one time or
another! :)

*Fun Sites -- explore sites that offer fun activities, coloring,
comics, crafts, girl's interests, online games, sports, story books,
television, and video games.

*Grownups -- choose "parents" to find a list of sites that offer
child-rearing advice and info, or select "teachers" to find all
kinds of lesson plans in every subject area.

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 ALWAYS preview the sites for suitable content.

Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.

Monday, April 17, 2006


Mon., Apr. 17, 2006 - Slavery in New York / Student Press Law Center

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
January 6, 2006
Volume 12, Number 1

Slavery in New York [Macromedia Flash Player, Real Player]

The diversity of the city of New York for many seems to be one of the best
examples of America’s “melting pot”, and for many people around the world,
Gotham is the city that first comes to mind when thinking about America’s
great urban metropolises. It is of course no surprise to many informed
members of the public that the city was also at the heart of the slave trade
for close to two hundred years, a fact that seems to stand in stark contrast
with the openness of today’s city. This well-designed online exhibition,
created by the New York Historical Society explores this aspect of the
city’s history through the use of interactive galleries and multimedia
presentations that include interviews from National Public Radio with the
curators of the exhibition. The section titled “Free Blacks in New York’s
Public Life” (contained within Gallery 6) is definitely worth a closer look,
as it looks at how blacks were portrayed in paintings and other rendering
during the Federalist period. [KMG]

Student Press Law Center [pdf] (Last Reviewed on August 30, 1996)

Since its creation in 1974, the Student Press Law Center has devoted itself
to providing support services to high school and college journalists about
the importance of the First Amendment. Their website is designed to
complement their work, and one section that visitors should examine is their
resource center area. This area contains a FAQ area about the nature of
student press rights at the high school and college level and several
interactive tests on student media law and the First Amendment. Visitors
will also want to peruse the current edition of the Student Press Law Center
Report, which is published three times a year. The Report includes coverage
of ongoing cases involving student publications, and archives dating back to
1996 can be found here as well. The site is rounded out by a number of news
updates offered along the left-hand side of the homepage. [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.


Mon., Apr. 17, 2006 - National Humanities Center's Toolbox Library

The National Humanities Center's Toolbox Library
From the site:
“The National Humanities Center's Toolbox Library provides free access to historical documents, literary texts, works of art, discussion questions, and teaching strategies online. The toolboxes are built around content common to standards across the nation.”

There are four “Toolboxes” available, with six more listed as “Coming Soon.”

Living the Revolution: America, 1789-1820

The Triumph of Nationalism / The House Dividing: America, 1815-1850
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Gilded and the Gritty: America, 1870-1912

The Making of African American Identity: Volume II, 1865-1917


Mon., Apr. 17, 2006 - Intelligence in the Civil War

Intelligence in the Civil War
From the site:
“Though much has been written about the Civil War itself, little has been written about the spy war that went on within.
The chronicling of Civil War intelligence activities challenges historians because of the lack of records, the lack of access to records, and the questionable truth of other records.”
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Apr. 17, 2006 - Valley of the Shadow / Poetic Waves

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
December 16, 2005
Volume 11, Number 50

The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Telling the story of the American Civil War can be a rather fractious and
divisive process, but this website brings together a number of unique
perspectives for general consideration. The Valley of the Shadow site
details life in and around Augusta County, Virginia, and Frankly County,
Pennsylvania from the time of John Brown’s Raid through the era of
Reconstruction. Visitors will find within the site hundreds of relevant and
compelling documents, including church records, maps, personal diaries,
soldiers’ records, and census materials. Some of the documents (such as
census records) can be viewed side-by-side for comparative purposes. The
“Memory of the War” area is particularly moving as it contains first-hand
recollections of the period after the war concluded in 1865. Within this
area, the primary documents offered here are divided into sections that
include reunions, politics, and obituaries. Overall, the site makes a fine
educational resource for both young and old. [KMG]

Poetic Waves: Angel Island [Macromedia Flash Player, pdf]

While many visitors to San Francisco may be familiar with Alcatraz Island,
they may be less familiar with the story of Angel Island, which is also
located nearby. From 1910 to 1940, the island served as immigration station
for newly arrived Asian American immigrants to the United States. While
here, these people began to bond over their shared experiences, and also
started to learn about the difficult time that they would face in this new
land. This multimedia website pays tribute to their experiences through
offering compelling information about this place through audio narration and
music. As the title of the site suggests, visitors can read some of the
poetry the immigrants carved into the barracks where they lived when they
were being processed upon arrival. The website accurately suggests that
“…there is no direct connection between them except for the languages, the
time period, and place.” Of course, visitors may wish to continue their
visit to the site, by taking the online tour of the facility, which includes
the hospital building, the pier, and the barracks. [KMG]


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

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Sun., Apr. 16, 2006 - Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Site found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 380 12/8/05

Scripps's Amazing Floating Instrument Platform

Flip, which stands for Floating Instrument Platform, is perhaps the world's
strangest research laboratory. Created over four decades ago by two
scientists at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Flip has the unique
ability to remain afloat both horizontally and vertically!!

Up to 16 researchers can live and work on Flip at one time, conducting
experiments on everything from seismic waves to marine animals. Check out
the site's flash animation that demonstrates how Flip works, then watch
interviews with this floating buoy's captain and crew.

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

A complete archive of previous Cool Tricks can be viewed at


Sun., Apr. 16, 2006 - Amazing Space / Aquarius / Sounds & Waves

Sites found in:
10 December 2005 Earth Science Sites of the Week

AMAZING SPACE, by the Space Telescope Science Institute (suggested by
Theresa Schwerin, IGES). Learn more about our universe by exploring its
planets, galaxies, comets, black holes, and more. This site is rich with
science content, teaching tools, interactive pages and games for
teachers and students of all ages. Be sure to check out the "Myths vs.
Reality" section
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which addresses misconceptions relating to black holes, comets, stars, and more.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

North Carolina at Wilmington, (suggested by Bryan L. Aivazian, the
Digital Water Education Library - DWEL), Find information about the
Aquarius underwater habitat in the Florida Keys. It includes classroom
activities exploring concepts of buoyancy, pressure and light; a series
of classroom activities exploring the biology of corals; and an on-line
book about coral reef biology.


The Doppler Effect and Sonic Booms, Kettering University, (suggested by
Chad Wiekierak, Queensbury High School, NY), There's a very nice
description and set of animations illustrating Doppler Effect and its uses.

[NOTE: For more animations on Sounds and Waves, see home page:
Acoustics and Vibration Animations - Phyllis ]

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University
Resource Page:


Sun., Apr. 16, 2006 - Ocean Literacy

What Every Student Ought to Know About the Ocean
A Compilation of Key Concepts
From the site:
“To provide teachers with better guidance, we have outlined what, in our opinion, every high-school student ought to know about the oceans on graduation.”
[NOTE: Other pages from Ocean World previously posted. - Phyllis ]

A Report on Ocean Literacy
From the site:
“The purpose of this report is to give an historic overview of progress to promote ocean literacy in our classrooms.”

Ocean Literacy Network
Definition: “Ocean literacy is an understanding of the oceans influence on you and your influence on the ocean.”

National Geographic EdNet: Oceans for Life – Resource Library
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[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted – Phyllis ]


Sun., Apr. 16, 2006 - Earth Science / Marine Science Resources

Earth Science
All Earth Science categories are included as well as animations, activities,
glossary, practice tests, and links


Marine science resources: Starting points for researchers and students
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From the site:
“By no means comprehensive, this guide serves to provide a starting point for researchers and students using the Internet to study this area. While emphasis has been placed on those sites significant for academic studies, many of these sites may appeal to the general public as well.”

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