Saturday, June 17, 2006


Sat., June 17, 2006 - Newspaper Archives - Multiple Subjects

Just one posting today... - pa

Sites found in:
March 30, 2006

Newspaper Archives
Digitization Projects
United States History
Shortened URL:
Since January we've been chronicling a steady stream of FREE, full text, full image, searchable/browsable newspaper archives focused on a specific topic from The company is part of Heritage Microfilm based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa…Each article is delivered as a pdf file ready for printing or saving. Kudos to Heritage for offering these databases and underlying content at no charge. Also a great way to see local newspaper coverage.

+ FBI Newspaper Archive
More than 50,000 full text articles about the FBI, criminals, etc. Love the timeline.
Newspaper articles about the FBI tell stories of heroism, deceit, greed and justice. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is America's premiere domestic law enforcement agency. FBI agents have been at the forefront…

+ September 11th Archive
More than 15,000 articles. Advanced interfaces are available for both databases.
Newspaper articles about the attacks of September 11, 2001, tell a story of shock, grief, anger and determination. From the moment American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center at 8:36 AM…
See Also: Links to More Archives from Including:

+ MartinLutherKingJrArchive
Newspaper articles about Martin Luther King, Jr. tell the story of an African-American minister whose strong hope for social change never swerved his belief in nonviolence. During the American civil rights movement in the 1950's…
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

+ Pro Baseball Archive
Newspaper articles about professional baseball tell the story of America's pastime as it happened and provides first-hand accounts of some of the most legendary figures in American sports history. Starting with Abner Doubleday's…

+ College Basketball Archive
Newspaper articles about college basketball tell the stories of champions and in some cases, of legendary disappointment. From basketball's invention in 1892 to the madness of March, newspaper articles tell us…

+ Abraham Lincoln Archive
Newspaper articles about Abraham Lincoln detail one of the most renowned presidents in American history. As the 16th president of the United States, Lincoln led the Union through the Civil War, freed Confederate slaves…

+ (Asbestos and Asbestos Related Lawsuits)
Newspaper articles about asbestos detail the rise and fall of a mineral widely used for thousands of years. Yet, asbestos was not commercially mined until the late 19th century. The demand for it increased dramatically…

+ RMS Titanic Archive
Newspaper articles about the Titanic during April of 1912 reflect the chaos surrounding the tragedy. Initial accounts of the sinking of the RMS Titanic started out positive, such as the headline in the Syracuse Herald…

+ Winter Games Archive
Newspaper articles about the Winter Olympics tell stories of athletes who have overcome obstacles to reach one of the highest plateaus of their sport. From the Games' debut in Chamonix, France in 1924 to Salt Lake City in 2002…

Newspaper articles about AIDS present readers with stories of hope, despair, remorse and indignation. From the appearance of what the public called "gay cancer" in the early 1980s to the global AIDS epidemic…

Newspaper articles about earthquakes tell stories of devastation from all over the world. Earthquakes are some of the most destructive and life threatening natural disasters, from which no country in the world…

Global Warming
Newspaper articles about global warming tell the story of the Earth's climate and the diverse opinions and scientific discoveries surrounding the theory of global warming. From the Industrial Revolution to the Kyoto treaty…

Newspaper articles about the Holocaust tell dramatic and horrific stories of the Nazi persecution and annihilation of Jews and other groups deemed "inferior" by Nazi Germany such as the disabled, Roma (Gypsies)…

Newspaper articles about hurricanes tell stories of those affected by some of Mother Nature's most powerful disasters. From the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, the deadliest natural disaster in US history, to Hurricane Katrina…

Newspaper articles about Immigration tell stories of hope and determination. Yet they also report on the fears surrounding immigration in the US since the mid-19th century. From the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882…

Kennedy Assassination
Newspaper articles about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy tell the story of a nation that reacted with shock and mourning. From the very minute the President was shot on November 22, 1963, news wires began humming…

American history is rife with the legend of the outlaw, men and women who live on the fringes of society and make crime their occupation. Much like the tales of Robin Hood from England, there are scores of figures in the history…

Pearl Harbor
Newspaper articles about Pearl Harbor detail the destruction caused during the darkest two hours and 20 minutes in the history of the American Navy. The Japanese sneak attack of December 7, 1941, not only killed over 2,000…

Ronald Reagan
Newspaper articles about Ronald Reagan tell the story of a man who embodied the American dream. Born the son of a shoe salesman in Tampico, Illinois, Ronald Wilson Reagan ascended to the highest plateaus of power and fame…

Space Program
Newspaper articles about the space program tell the story of man's attempts at and ultimate journeys to the stars. The heavens have always been the ultimate curiosity for man, for many centuries being an enigma without hope…

Target America
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 is remembered as a "date that will live in infamy." Yet, few people realize the Pearl Harbor air raid wasn't the only attempted attack made on US holdings during World War II…

Terrorism Archive
Newspaper articles about terrorism detail events that have shaped the world we live in today. Although terrorism has come to the forefront of American life in recent years, it is in no way a new addition to the concerns…

Newspaper articles about tornadoes tell stories of the destruction and devastation wrought from some of the earth's most violent storms. From the first recorded American tornado at Rehobeth, Massachusetts, in 1671…

Gary PriceEditor,
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
"Post via ResourceShelf"
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Friday, June 16, 2006


Fri., June 16, 2006 - Education Podcast Network

Education Podcast Network
From the site:
“The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.” Search by grade level or by subject.


Fri., June 16, 2006 - Teaching with Primary Documents

Teaching with Primary Documents
Revolution and the New Nation (1754-1820s)
Expansion and Reform (1801-1868)
Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)
The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945)
Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
Contemporary United States (1968 to the present)

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


Fri., June 16, 2006 - Teaching 9/11 and the War on Terrorism

History Institute on Teaching 9/11 and the War on Terrorism
From the site:
“On October 15-16, 2005, the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education held its 14th History Institute for Teachers, focusing on “Teaching 9/11 and the War on Terrorism.” Specially designed for secondary school teachers and curriculum supervisors, the program featured a series of lectures by leading scholars, including several from FPRI’s Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Homeland Security. Forty-two teachers from 15 states attended the weekend conference. The History Institute is supported by a grant from The Annenberg Foundation. The grant from the Annenberg Foundation enables FPRI to post video files of its history weekends on the web for free access to teachers nationwide.”


Fri., June 16, 2006 - Alvin Ailey / Frontline: The Dark Side

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: June 18-24, 2006

Great Performances
"Dance in America: Beyond the Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
This program follows the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
during a pivotal period in its history, when the company is
venturing abroad as well as establishing new roots at home.
Join us for this story of what it takes to keep dance modern,
art relevant and a legacy alive. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Learn more about the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the
companion Web site.
(Available June 14, 2006)


"The Dark Side"
High School
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
9 - 10:30 pm
On September 11, 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney was ordering
U.S. fighter planes to shoot down any commercial airliner still
in the air above America. At that moment, CIA Director George
Tenet was meeting with his counter-terrorism team. Both leaders
acted fast, but soon a debate would grow over the goals of the
war on terror and the decision to go to war in Iraq. Tune in
for our investigation of the ensuing conflict. (CC, Stereo,
DVI, 1 year)

Log on to the companion Web site to read extended interviews
with former members of the U.S. intelligence community,
journalists, and White House and Congressional officials
involved in intelligence oversight. Plus, log on to to talk about the program with
producer, writer and director Michael Kirk on June 21 at 11 am
(Available June 20, 2006)


Copyright 2006 PBS Online

Thursday, June 15, 2006


Thurs., June 15, 2006 - Exploring the Environment / Inside the Cell

Sites found in::
New Teaching Resources at FREE
Mon, 06 Mar 2006

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


"Exploring the Environment"
features 25 online modules that put students in problem-based
learning scenarios. In one module, students predict the
impact of increased carbon dioxide on the wheat yield in
Kansas. In another, they predict weather 48 hours in advance.
Topics include coral reefs, climate change, the Everglades,
mountain gorillas, rainforests, volcanoes, water quality, and
ozone depletion. (NASA)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Other Useful Web Sites


“Inside the Cell"
takes students on a close-up tour of the processes occurring
in our bodies. Learn about the cell's brain and skeleton,
cellular rush hour, and the death of a cell. Find out about
lysosomes (cell recycling centers and garbage trucks) and
mitochondria (cell power plants). Read about cutting-edge
cell biology research and techniques, which are featured in
the 80-page booklet. (NIH)


Thurs., June 15, 2006 - Inventors and Inventions 2006

Site found in:
Innovative Teaching Neswletter: Inventors 2006
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2006 13:44:40 +0000

Inventors 2006

From the site:
“…the best online resources on inventors and inventions”
Scroll down for the list of sites

The Innovative Teaching Newsletter is free to educators everywhere.


Thurs., June 15, 2006 - Davy Jones' Locker: Treasure Chest of Links

Site found in:
4 March 2006 Earth Science Sites of the Week

(suggested by Dawn Wright, Oregon State University), this site provides
scores of Marine/Coastal GIS and Seafloor Mapping links to assist
specialists, instructors, students, and other interested parties from
all over the world in finding helpful information and data. Davey Jones
Locker is a marine and coastal GIS/seafloor mapping laboratory at Oregon
State University.

[See Also: Pirate Sites - Phyllis ]

Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University
Resource Page:


Thurs., June 15, 2006 - Information Retriever: Teacher's Page

The Information Retriever: Teacher’s Page
Select subjects from the drop-down menu.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Wed., June 14, 2006 - Papyrus Collection

Site found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2006 18:31:57 -0800 (PST)

The University of Michigan Papyrus Collection
Record Id: 645853
Created: 2006-02-28 15:28:32
Categories: liberal

This site provides access to the University of Michigan Papyrus
Collection and online exhibits:

Breaking Ancient Seals
Papyrus Making 101
Writing in Graeco-Roman Egypt
From Papyri to King James: The Transmission of the English Bible
Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity
From Egypt to Ann Arbor


Wed., June 14, 2006 - Japan / Russia / and more...

Site found in:
Feb. 24-Mar. 2, 2006

International Affairs--Bibliographies
Source: Air University Library
New Bibliographies include Internet resources, books, documents, periodicals, videos.
+ Japan
+ Russia

[NOTE: Other bibliographies previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Wed., June 14, 2006 - Historic films available at Google

Google digitizes historic video clips
From the article:
“Students and teachers now have free online access to more than 100 historic films, including old World War II newsreels and NASA documentaries, thanks to an agreement between internet search giant Google Inc. and the National Archives.”

Link to videos


Wed., June 14, 2006 - The American Revolution

The American Revolution
[NOTE: Other pages from
previously posted. Site recently updated.- Phyllis ]

Topics include:
Explanation of Primary and Secondary Sources
Shortened URL:

Timeline of Events

Links to History
From the site:
“Hundreds of Web sites deal with the American Revolution. Here are some of the most useful.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Tues., June 13, 2006

Just one posting today. - Phyllis

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, March 2, 2006
Read This Online :

Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio
Website companion to a 1997 exhibit of a 1929 "portfolio of vividly colored lithographs titled 'Le Tumulte Noir' ('The Black Craze') which captured the exuberant jazz music and dance that dazzled Paris" when Josephine Baker and her troupe, La Revue Négre, performed in Paris in the mid-1920s. Includes historical background and images of 14 lithographs, which are a "marvelous achievement of Art Deco graphic design." From the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Includes biographical information on Josephine Baker. – Phyllis]

Tattoos, Piercings, & Body Markings
Small gallery of photos showing examples of body modification in different cultures, such as facial scarring (Burkina Faso), Maori facial tattoos (New Zealand), Yazuka full-body tattoos (Japan), and Mursi facial markings and lip plates (Ethiopia). Photos are accompanied by brief descriptions. From the National Geographic Society.
LII Item:

Bodies of Cultures: A World Tour of Body Modification
This exhibit shows historical examples of body modification, including tattooing, piercing, and body painting. Features images of paintings and artifacts showing nose rings, Maori facial tattoos, tattoo patterns, body decorations, and more. Includes user-submitted opinions about body modification. From the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Shortened URL:
LII Item:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
[See also: Virtual Exhibitions
Shortened URL: - Phyllis ]
Biography of Agnes de Mille
Short biography of Agnes de Mille, a dancer and choreographer of Broadway hits (such as "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" in 1949 and "Paint Your Wagon" in 1951) and ballets. Covers career highlights, theaters she founded, writings, and more. From the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Shortened URL:
LII Item:

[NOTE: 28th Annual Kennedy Center Honors – December 4, 2005
From the site:
“The Honors are America's equivalent of a knighthood in Britain, or the French
Legion of Honor--the quintessential reward for a lifetime's endeavor.”
Includes biographical information.

Past Honorees (Includes biographical information)
Shortened URL:
- Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Klondike Gold Rush Historical Database
"This database contains photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, contemporary Seattle business names and locations, vessel sailing dates and passenger lists related to the 1897-1898 Klondike Gold Rush, which Seattle served as a major gateway for supplies and prospectors." Also includes materials about individuals from this period. Prepared and maintained by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle and hosted by
LII Item:

An Gorta Mór: The Great Hunger Archive
Collection of material about the Irish potato famine that began in the 1840s. The site features transcriptions of workhouse minute books, a multimedia presentation about the Killarney workhouse minute books, digitized documents and papers, photographs, a bibliography, and links to related sites. From Quinnipiac University.
LII Item:

Collecting Insects
Illustrated instructions for creating an insect collection. Discusses where and how to collect live insects, collection equipment (such as jars and nets), killing insects as quickly as possible, preservation methods, pinning and mounting, labeling, and organization. From two University of Nebraska entomology professors.
LII Item:

Brooklyn Expedition: Latin America
This site for children explores various facets of Latin American culture and history. Topics include textiles, animals in art, food history, ancient beliefs and rituals, and celebrations (such as Dia de la Raza -- Day of the Races -- on October 12, and Night of the Radishes on December 23). Also includes a bibliography and links to related sites. A joint project of the Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Brooklyn Public Library.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Includes lesson plans –K-8 - Phyllis ]
The Ethical Researcher: Goals of an Ethics Policy
This site presents academic integrity and plagiarism policies for educational institutions, and a collection of links to material about honor codes. Topics include the principles underlying the policy, what responsibilities are required, and the relationship of various policies. Provides links to policies and related material at U.S. high schools and colleges. From librarian Debbie Abilock.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Mon., June 12, 2006 - National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
From the site:
“The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). The project includes dissemination and extensive internal and external evaluation.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL. - Phyllis ]


Mon., June 12, 2006 - Economic Thought / Evolution / Middle Ages

Sites found in:
Don's Patch Issue #2006-03-01 from


The History of Economic Thought Website
From the site:
“Welcome to the history of economic thought website! This web site serves as a repository of collected links and information on the history of economic thought, from the ancient times until the modern day. It is designed for students and the general public, who are interested in learning about economics from a historical perspective.”

[NOTE: Select “Alphabetical Index” for a large database of biographies.
Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]


A history of evolutionary thought.

Timeline of Evolutionary Thought
From the site:
“To read more on the life and work of notable people who have contributed to evolutionary thought, click on any of the listed individuals.”

[NOTE: Understanding Evolution
- previously posted. - Phyllis ]


The Middle Ages
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Archives for this ezine are available online here:

The current issue is also available on my website.


Monday, June 12, 2006


Mon., June 12, 2006 - Treasure Troves for Learning

Treasure Troves for Learning
From the site:
“Explore a Big Learning Treasure Trove - you can't help but encounter combinations of science, math, art, history, and language. Each trove contains links to help you as you explore.”

Art for Kids


Engineering for Kids

Inventors and Inventions


Also Treasure Troves on Gardening, Navigation, Nature, Photography and Woodworking.


Mon., June 12, 2006 - Poetry of War

The Poetry of War
NPR Reviews Poems Inspired by Past Conflicts
From the site:
“…poems inspired by past conflicts. Some may seem to romanticize war; others illuminate the horrors of combat. All are worthy of reflection.”
[NOTE: Other features from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Sun., June 11, 2006

Sites found in:

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, February 23, 2006
Read This Online :

Blogossary: The Blogosphere's Dictionary
This informal site includes dozens of definitions for terms used in the blogosphere ("the entirety of the blogging community"), such as troll, pingback, permalink, and link love. Updated at least weekly. From Telian Adlam, a blogger who maintains a variety of blogs.
LII Item:

Copyright Information & Education: Fair Use
Overview of the fair use doctrine "which allows users of copyrighted works to exercise some rights under certain circumstances without seeking permission or paying royalties." It is "probably the most important exemption to copyright protections for educational settings, allowing many uses of copyrighted works for the purposes of teaching and research." Includes a description of the four fair use factors and tools for evaluating the applicability of the doctrine. From the University of Minnesota Libraries.
LII Item:

The Scholar & Feminist Online
Archive of issues of a "triannual, multimedia, online-only journal of feminist theories and women's movements." Topics of some of the issues include feminist television studies, Zora Neale Hurston, feminism and violence, the legacy of Margaret Mead, and feminist views of the family. Includes photos, videos of conference proceedings, and other material from the collection of the Barnard Center for Research on Women. From Barnard College.
LII Item:

[NOTE: Issue 3.2 Winter 2005
Jumpin' at the Sun: Reassessing the Life and Work of Zora Neale Hurston - Phyllis ]
Intelligent Designs on Evolution
This 2006 documentary looks at the concept of intelligent design, "which argues certain aspects of the natural world are so complex they must have been the work of a designer." The companion website features articles on intelligent design in the classroom and religion in schools, interviews, audio and transcript of the program, and related links and readings on evolution and creationism. From American RadioWorks.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other documentaries from previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Sun., June 11, 2006 - JST Virtual Science Center

Japan Science and Technology Corp.
JST Virtual Science Center

Titles include:

The Mysteries of the Body: What is this “I”

A New Door to the Future: The Human Genome

The Science of Energy: Transmission in Sports

The Physics of Amusement Parks
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL - Phyllis ]

How Optical Communications Work

Look Into the World of Rust

Search for ET! Are Humans Alone in the Universe?


Sun., June 11, 2006 - African Odyssey Interactive

The African Odyssey Interactive
From the site:
“The African Odyssey Interactive [AOI] website is an initiative of the Kennedy Center Education Department's ARTSEDGE Program and contains arts and education information and resources for artists, teachers, and students of African arts and culture.” Includes Dance Literary Visual Music Theatre History Lesson plans.


Sun., June 11, 2006 - The Age of AIDS


The Age of AIDS
“On the 25th anniversary of the first diagnosed cases of AIDS, FRONTLINE examines one of the worst pandemics the world has ever known. After a quarter century of political denial and social stigma, of stunning scientific breakthroughs, bitter policy battles and inadequate prevention campaigns, HIV/AIDS continues to spread rapidly throughout much of the world. Through interviews with AIDS researchers, world leaders, activists, and patients, FRONTLINE investigates the science, politics, and human cost of this fateful disease and asks: What are the lessons of the past, and what can be done to stop AIDS?”

FRONTLINE would like your help in assessing how "The Age of AIDS" can be most valuable in the classroom. If you teach HIV/AIDS education at the high school level, please click here:
to tell us more about your experiences and what you feel is needed in HIV/AIDS curricula.

Your input will assist us in shaping a DVD module featuring selected segments of the film, and a teacher's guide that best addresses the needs of educators and students. These classroom toolkits will be available in Fall 2006. Please send your request for a toolkit directly to .

This teacher's guide will be of particular interest to History, Social Science, Science, Health, American Government, Current Events, and Economics educators.

More information regarding "The Age of AIDS" can be found at .

Includes: Timeline: 25 Years of AIDS

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