Saturday, September 09, 2006


Sat., Sept. 9, 2006

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, May 25, 2006
Read This Online :

Overview of Scrimshaw: The Whalers' Art
This article discusses the traditional shipboard pastime of 19th-century mariners of carving "the hard byproducts of the whale fishery itself -- sperm whale ivory, walrus ivory, baleen (erroneously called whalebone), and skeletal whale bone." Topics include description of materials, scrimshaw precursors, and types of scrimshaw items. Click on the link for additional information and access to "Fakeshaw: A Checklist of Plastic Scrimshaw" to help identify imitations and fakes. From the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Home page posted. - Phyllis ]

The Philo T. Farnsworth Archives
Official site about Philo Farnsworth, credited with inventing television in the 1920s. Find a brief chronology, photos of Farnsworth (who died in 1971) and his wife Pem (who died in 2006), early television tubes, and the controlling patent for television. Includes a list of patents held by Farnsworth and a bibliography. Site created and maintained by the Farnsworth family.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Lonely Island, Hidden Alcatraz
Companion to a public television program about this island in San Francisco Bay that was "a 'super-maximum' security prison for incorrigible and long-term offenders" from 1934 to 1963. The site features a timeline, lesson plans, and interactive material on topics including famous criminals housed there (such as Al Capone and the "Bird Man of Alcatraz"), the occupation by Native Americans, native plants, swimming from Alcatraz to San Francisco, and more. From KQED Public Broadcasting.
LII Item:

Early Signs: Reports From a Warming Planet
Collection of articles from 2006 about the effects of climate change and global warming on regions throughout the world. Topics include retreating glaciers on Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and in Ecuador, and rising saltwater along the coast of Bangladesh. A joint project of the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, Salon, and NPR's "Living on Earth." Note: for nonsubscribers, a brief advertisement appears before the articles display. Includes links to related programs from National Public Radio (NPR).
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Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!

Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Sat., Sept. 9, 2006 - The Prado

Site found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: August 6 - 12, 2006
50 Most Relevant Works of the Prado
Elementary / Middle / High School

You have probably heard of the Louvre in Paris but how about
the Prado? This art museum is in Madrid, Spain and is the
foremost museum of Spanish artists such as Velazquez, Goya, El
Greco and Murillo. This online tour takes you through many of
the rooms by clicking on a floor map or by selecting to view
the list of artists.

Copyright 2006 PBS Online.


Sat., Sept. 9, 2006 - From Don's Patch May 15, 2006

Sites found in:
Don's Patch Issue #2006-01-15


J. Paul Getty Trust
Search Lesson Plans
From the site:
“Explore art making and art history through the Getty's collection. All lessons meet California state visual arts content standards. Includes lessons and curricula for K–12 and adult ESL teachers.”
Select by grade level and subject.
or browse all at:

Explore Art

[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL. – Phyllis ]
International Arts Resources
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

The Atlantic Cable & Undersea Communications
From the site:
“from the first submarine cable of 1850 to the worldwide fiber optic network”


Internet Tutorials
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL. - Phyllis ]


Court TV: The Crime Library
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


The Manhattan Project
From the site:
“The advent of nuclear weapons, made possible by the Manhattan Project, not only helped bring an end to the Second World War -- it ushered in the atomic age and determined how the next war, the Cold War, would be fought.”


Drug War Facts
From the site:
“full-length electronic version”


Embassy World
From the site:
“Directory & Search Engine Of The World's Embassies & Consulates”

See Also:
Map Search

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Explore Evolution
From the site:
“From rapidly evolving HIV to whales that walked, the public is invited to explore evolution in organisms ranging from the very smallest to the largest.”

the pond ecology web site

Archives for this ezine are available online here:

The current issue is also available on our website.


Sat., Sept. 9, 2006 - Book Review Service / Darwin Digital Library of Evolution

Sites found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Sun, 07 May 2006

SDSU Children's Literature Program Book Review Service
Record Id: 646826
Created: 2006-05-04 14:03:32
Categories: liberal

Children's book reviews from SDSU children's literature faculty,
graduate students, and reviewers from the Parents' Choice Foundation.
Reviews are indexed by year and author.
Coverage: 2003-present.

Darwin Digital Library of Evolution
Record Id: 646815
Created: 2006-05-02 03:36:32
Categories: bioag

Collection of evolution texts, examining the predecessors of Darwin's
evolutionary theories, his own works, evolutionary biology after 1859,
and social, philosophical, and religious responses. Bibliography of
sources is also offered.

Friday, September 08, 2006


Fri., Sept. 8, 2006 - Constitution Day, Sept. 18, 2006

--------Forwarded Message--------
From: Classroom
Subject: This Week's Educational Programming Update
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 16:40:05 -0400 (EDT)

Exciting Constitution Day website from The History
Channel, National History Day, and ABC-CLIO!

Stumped for something to do for Constitution Day?
CHANNEL have joined together to bring you a complete
resource for planning and engaging students with
meaningful activities related to the history of the
nation’s founding. Now you can access an
easy-to-navigate website that provides:

To access the Constitutional Convention of 1787
website, please click the link below.

** A complete database from ABC-CLIO on the
Constitutional Convention of 1787, covering all the
personalities, philosophies, debates, and compromises
involved in forging a nation.

** A video clip library from THE HISTORY CHANNEL that
traces the discussion of slavery from the
Constitutional Convention through Benjamin Franklin’s
1790 petition to abolish it

** Recommended classroom activities from NATIONAL
HISTORY DAY that help students analyze and understand
the full story of the Convention, with an in-depth
look at slavery

** Primary source documents including copies of the
Declaration of Independence, the Articles of
Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution and its

** Biographies of all delegates to the Convention,
along with other key figures involved in forming the

** Perspectives from ABC-CLIO scholars on issues of
slavery at the Convention, including one from Junius
P. Rodriguez, editor of the forthcoming Slavery in the
United States encyclopedia and author of numerous
books on slavery in America

We hope this combination of authoritative reference,
engaging videos, critical thinking activities, and
scholarly perspectives will help you create a
challenging and enjoyable event for your students.

To access the Constitutional Convention of 1787
website, please click the link below.


Fri., Sept. 8, 2006 - AMEX: The Center of the World: New York

---------Forwarded Message--------
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Remembers the World Trade Center
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2006 17:43:36 -0400 (EDT)
News from American Experience

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Remembers the World Trade Center

Five years after the tragedies of September 11, take a look back
at the iconic towers that crowned the skyline of lower Manhattan
for three decades.

Twin Towers Gallery

From their construction to their tragic destruction, the Twin
Towers were photographed constantly. Browse this gallery of
images by two accomplished photographers -- Donald Lokuta and
Camilo Jose Vergara.

Construction Footage

The World Trade Center was an incredible feat of engineering that
took nearly five years to complete. How was it built? Watch this
short film, Building the World Trade Center, produced by the Port
Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1983 with original
footage of the towers under construction.

Explore these features and more on the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Web


Fri., Sept. 8, 2006

Sites found in:
Subject: Teaching Resources
Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2006 12:12:45 -0400
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

FREE now features a special collection:

September 11: photos, eye-witness accounts, press reactions
from around the world, and more.


"Smithsonian: Art and Design"
features portraits of famous Americans, African and Asian art,
modern Japanese prints, Latino artists, illustrated
manuscripts of Persian lyrical poetry, paintings by James
Whistler and Gerhard Richter, lighthouse postcards, lunch
containers, Tibetan healing mandalas, famous 20th-century
American women, and the Smithsonian's blog, "Eye Level," which
looks at how art reflects our history and culture. (SI)
[NOTE: Some pages from this site previously posted. – Phyllis ]


"Smithsonian: History and Culture"
examines the history of transportation in America, early
history of mail service, the Civil War, West Point, profiles
of U.S. presidents, Lakota "winter counts," Lewis and Clark as
naturalists, Japanese Americans during World War II, Brown v.
Board of Education, athletes who broke social barriers, how
voting systems have evolved, September 11, and America's wars.
[NOTE: Some pages from this site previously posted. – Phyllis ]


"Smithsonian: Science and Technology"
explores the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, Arctic wildlife,
migratory birds, stars and black holes, sky watching, the
Galapagos Islands, invasive species, living fossils of the
Bahamian sea floor, views of earth, milestones of flight,
shade grown coffee, species of Indian River Lagoon, the
Chandra X-ray Observatory, polio, and portraits of famous
scientists, inventors, and engineers. (SI)
[NOTE: Some pages from this site previously posted. – Phyllis ]


"Start Smart: Money Management for Teens"
tells how teenagers can save and earn money, decide where to
keep it, spend it wisely, protect against identity theft, be
charitable, and get help about money matters. Take an online
quiz -- find out what you know about managing your money.


"Summer Workshops"
provides materials from dozens of teacher presentations on
literacy, math, science, history, and the arts at the U.S.
Department of Education's Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshops.
Topics include reading, writing, English language learners,
Chinese language and culture, algebra, computation, data,
geometry, peer teaching, earth systems, cells, physical
science, labs, science mysteries, historical literacy, arts
and reading, and more. (ED)


"Teacher's Guide to the Occupational Outlook Handbook"
describes hundreds of jobs. For each job, it tells what
workers do, working conditions, the training and education
needed, earnings, and expected job prospects. Job search
tips, information about the job market in each state, articles
about specific occupations and industries, and additional
career information are included. (BLS)

[NOTE: Occupational Outlook Handbook ( )
previously posted. – Phyllis ]


"National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Virtual
features the work of a federal agency that has helped keep
U.S. technology at the leading edge. Visit the online
exhibits to learn about the standardization of women's
clothing, weights and measures (crucial to industrialization),
technology development during World War II, the first
government computer with an internal program, the "fall of
parity," OCR machines, weathering of stone, Jacob Rabinow, and
more. (NIST)
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Past messages:


Fri., Sept. 8, 2006 - Reptiles / America Rebuilds II / America the Bountiful

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: September 10-16, 2006

"The Reptiles: Lizards"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, September 10, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
"The Reptiles" series concludes with the most extraordinarily
diverse of all reptiles. Lizards can be found on mountain tops,
in the oceans and in deserts and forests. Tune in to meet some
of nature's most spectacular and beautiful varieties, ranging
from giants more than ten feet long to tiny creatures no larger
than a child's finger. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

They look so cool on TV and now you may want to bring one home.
Log on to the companion Web site to find out if lizards make
good pets.
[NOTE: Other episodes from this series:
The Reptiles: Alligators and Crocodiles
The Reptiles: Snakes
The Reptiles: Turtles and Tortoises - Phyllis ]


America Rebuilds II: Return To Ground Zero
High School
Monday, September 11, 2006
9 - 10:00 pm
Airing on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on New
York's World Trade Center, this program is the definitive
record of the efforts to rebuild Ground Zero following the
September 11, 2001 attack. The second program in a planned
trilogy documenting the rescue and recovery, rebuilding and
reopening of the World Trade Center site, it is narrated by
actress Mariska Hargitay. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Log on to meet the people profiled in the film; learn about the
challenges ahead; and find out about the design and
construction of the WTC memorial.

[NOTE: The previous show, America Rebuilds: a year at ground zero, aired in 2002. - Phyllis

America the Bountiful
Middle / High School

Food is a major facet of civilization and food in America
reflects the many cultures that have met and blended in the
Great Melting Pot. Furthermore, food in America is a reflection
of the great bounty that is seen as a byword for America. Check
out this online exhibit that chronicles the use of 10 classic
American food groups including: beef, chicken, turkey, pork,
potatoes, corn, greens, wheat, beans and apples.

Copyright 2006 PBS Online


Thursday, September 07, 2006


Thurs., Sept. 7, 2006 - Play (Lawrence Hall of Science)

Play (From the Lawrence Hall of Science)
From the site:
“Play online games, download activities to do at home, and more cool stuff.”


Thurs., Sept. 7, 2006 - Wonderville

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, May 16, 2006 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:

List member Deanna suggested today's website when she wrote, "This is by far
the BEST SCIENCE website we have found in a LONG time. I guarantee you and
your kids will be hooked." This site is definitely worth bookmarking!
Presented by the Science Alberta Foundation of Canada, when you get to the
site be prepared for a multi-media scientific extravaganza that you can
choose to view in regular format or 3D. (You'll need to check their systems
requirements to be sure you have the latest technology to run the programs.
You can download them for free.) Then, regardless of which format you
choose, you are in for a treat as you explore the menu that includes:

*Interactive Activities - You'll find many games that teach as they
entertain. Learn how to read your gas and electric meters, find out about
alternative energy resources, study forest management, find out how fossils
are made, learn about hearing, make a robot, discover wetlands, play with
medieval levers, build a Tipi, and track the phases of the moon!

*Printable Activities - Print out FREE worksheets and activity pages to use
offline that complement and reinforce the lessons in the interactive
activities. These aren't just coloring pages -- they are more like
curriculum extensions.

*Science Works Videos - THE BEST PART OF THE SITE (in my opinion). You'll
find FREE videos you can watch online to learn about: power generation, the
environment, music, mining, entomology, forensics, ornithology, forestry,
space exploration, and even nanotechnology.

*Ever Wonders - This is a cool idea. The premise is to ask, "Did you ever
wonder about (pick a topic)?" Then, this section provides an answer. For
example: Did you every wonder if all birds flap their wings at the same
speed? Go to the site to find the answer. There are only 4 selections in
the archive -- so, bookmark the site and return occasionally to see if they
add more.

Have fun!

Diane Flynn 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.


Thurs., Sept. 7, 2006 - ScinecePoles / EducaPoles

“The SciencePoles website provides an overview of polar science and research findings.”
Site includes several pages of “links and resources about polar science and climate change” that can be viewed by category.

“EducaPoles seeks to sensitize young people and their teachers to the importance and the fragile nature of the polar environments, and to enable them to approach the phenomenon of climate changes from this angle. To this end EducaPoles offers the educational world a number of tools (teaching dossiers, multimedia animations, comic strips, etc.).”
Site includes a Fun Zone as well as several pages of “links to selected sites providing high quality educational resources on the poles and climate changes.”


Thurs., Sept. 7, 2006 - Art Contest for Gr. 2-4

---------Forwarded Message--------
From: Eileen Bendixsen
On Behalf Of
Subject: CIESE: An Art Contest for Children in Grades 2-4
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 09:34:55 -0400

Polar Exploration: Going to Extremes!
An Art Contest for Children in Grades 2-4

Entries are due Nov. 10, 2006

Do you think the North and South poles are boring, lifeless places that have no impact on your life? Think again.

The planet's northern (Arctic) and southern (Antarctic) polar areas are teeming with plants, animals and even people. Polar bears and penguins aside, these icy regions at opposite ends of the globe are important pieces in Earth's climate system.

An art contest for grades 2-4 challenges U.S. students to pick a polar region, explore it and then draw a picture showing what they learned. This is the 11th annual art contest held by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Arlington, VA. The contest supports national science education standards for grades K-4.

The winning artist will receive a $250 savings bond, and his or her artwork will be printed as the 2006 IGES holiday card. Second- and third-place winners receive a $100 and $50 savings bond, respectively. Artwork will be judged by a panel of artists and IGES staff members. All students who submit an entry will receive a certificate of participation.

This year's theme--Polar Exploration: Going to Extremes! -- relates to the upcoming 2007-2008 International Polar Year (IPY), a coordinated effort by the international science community to learn more about the roles of the polar regions in global processes. IPY will also serve as a mechanism to attract and develop a new generation of scientists and engineers with the versatility to tackle complex global issues.

For more information, including contest rules and entry form, fun polar facts, lesson plans and links to national science and geography standards, and a listing of recommended books, movies and Web sites, please visit:

Theresa Schwerin
Associate Director, Education
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 901
Arlington, VA 22209

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


Wed., Sept. 6, 2006 - Educational Web Adventures (Eduweb)

Educational Web Adventures (Eduweb)
From the site:
“Our broad experience in museum and K-12 education, combined with our deep subject knowledge of art, history and science, fuels our commitment to develop compelling and effective learning experiences. Since 1996, we have produced over 75 immersive, interactive, and in-depth adventures about art, science, history, and technology.”
Select tab for links by subject or by grade.

[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL - Phyllis ]


Wed., Sept. 6, 2006 - Golden Gate Bridge

AMEX: Golden Gate Bridge
From the site:
“Golden Gate Bridge offers insights into topics in American history including the growth of urban areas in the Thirties, the development of the West, building projects of the New Deal that provided employment in the Great Depression, the relationship of the environment to big projects, the role of labor and labor unions, the democratic process in funding and approving big projects and more.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Bridging the Bay: Bridging the Campus
From the site:
“The exhibit includes books, documents, architectural drawings and renderings, blueprints, artifacts, maps, and photographs. The bridges documented include the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Carquinez Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the Antioch Bridge, and the Dumbarton Bridge. The exhibit also contains documents detailing Bay Area bridge projects that were seriously considered, but were never built.”

Golden Gate Bridge Research Library
From the site:
“Included in the sub-sections on this portion of the web site are a wide variety of information and a wealth of statistics about the Bridge.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Build a Bridge
From the site:
“On this Web site, you can test your engineering skills by trying to match the right bridge to the right location.”
Site also includes additional resource links
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Sept. 6, 2006 - Scout Report May 19, 2006

Found in:
The Scout Report
May 19, 2006
Volume 12, Number 20
The Scout Report on the Web:
This issue:
Current issue:


National Institutes of Health: Office of Science Education [pdf, Real

Created in 1991, the Office of Science Education (OSE) is a division of the
National Institutes of Health that is primarily concerned with both
encouraging science literacy in adults and children as well as attracting
young people to biomedical and behavioral science careers. For educators and
the curious public, the site is truly delightful, as it compiles its primary
resources into topical areas, such as cell biology and bioethics. It also
divides its materials into a list of resource formats, which include lesson
plans, newsletters, and book covers. Additionally, visitors can search
materials by the appropriate educational level, such as elementary or
secondary. Along with this veritable treasure-trove of educational
materials, there is the “Research Results for the Public” area. Here,
visitors can read fact sheets that decipher some of the more complex medical
research from highly technical language into a language that is both lucid
and accessible. [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

National Academy of Engineering [pdf, Windows Media Player, Real Player]

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) operates under the aegis of the
National Academy of Sciences, which itself was created in 1863 by President
Lincoln. NAE came into its own in 1964, when it was created to provide
engineering leadership and expertise in service to the United States. First-
time visitors to the site may wish to look through the “News” section, as it
offers a list of recent achievements and outreach efforts that have taken
place under the NAE and its associates. The rest of the materials on the
site are divided into sections that are quite familiar, including those that
list the NAE’s publications and their current initiatives. These are all
fine sections, but the real treat here is the NAE websites listed on the
left-hand side of the homepage. These sites include “Engineer Girl” and
“Technically Speaking”. Engineer Girl is designed to encourage young women
to consider careers in engineering and appropriately enough, there is a
cornucopia of related information on such endeavors. The Technically
Speaking website takes as its premise that it is increasingly important for
persons in the 21st century to be technologically literate and savvy. To
help achieve this goal, the site includes full-text reports that document
the current state of technological literacy and a supplementary set of
resources and links, including classroom activities and some fine general
interest sites that deal with the history of technology and other germane
subjects. [KMG] [NOTE: Some pages from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Economic Statistics Briefing Room [pdf]

While more than a few curmudgeons have offered their honest opinions about
statistics, we here at the Scout Report like to provide our readers with the
facts and let them decide on their own. Fortunately, there are sites like
the Economic Statistics Briefing Room provided by the White House. Here,
visitors can peruse sections that offer information on income, output,
transportation, and prices. Drawing on the research and statistical
databases of several dozen federal agencies (including the National
Agricultural Statistics Services), visitors can view tables and charts that
offer such timely material as crude oil prices, poverty rates, and household
wealth. Within each section, visitors can view summary statistics, and then
if they wish, they can proceed to the homepage of the agency that provided
each set of information. [KMG]
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Center for Black Music Research

Located at Columbia College in Chicago, the Center for Black Music Research
(CBMR) has been in existence since 1983, and is “devoted to collecting
materials about black music the world over.” With this broad and compelling
mission, it is not surprising to learn that they have an extensive library
with over 2900 catalogued books, 11000 sound recordings, and 3300 scores and
pieces of sheet music. Visitors seeking to do research at the CBMR can
search their on-line catalog before making a visit to Chicago, and also read
about their grant and fellowship opportunities. For the more casual visitor,
there is a nice section that offers some brief, yet thorough, definitions of
various musical styles and genres from blues to zydeco. And for those
seeking some reading or research materials, there are a number of good
bibliographies of seminal titles in the field. Finally, there is a special
section dedicated to the famed De Paur Infantry Chorus, which toured the
world presenting African American music from 1944 to 1957. [KMG]

Hatsheput: From Queen to Pharaoh [Real Player]{92C8F718-137B-4AE6-9FAA-C8DA6CCE72CC}
[Shortened URL: ]

Rather than mounting an online exhibition to accompany Hatsheput: From Queen
to Pharaoh, the Metropolitan Museum has chosen instead to provide a series
of auxiliary features on its Web site. For example, there is an information
page, which explains that Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for 20 years (ca.
1473–1458 B.C.), was the first important female ruler known to history. A
special audio feature narrated by actor Sam Waterston can be listened to as
a podcast, downloadable MP3 file, or 12-minute streaming audio. There is
also a 19-image slide show that includes sculpted portraits of Hatshepsut,
jewelry, vases, as well as chairs and other household items. Finally, there
are links with ordering information for the exhibition catalog and other
exhibition-related items from the Museum store.

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


Wed., Sept. 6, 2006 - Oxford African American Studies Features

Found on:
May 18, 2006

Oxford African American Studies Center – Free Feature
Each month “featured” free content (essays, photos, etc.) will be available.
From the site:
“Each month, the editors of the Oxford African American Studies Center provide insights into black history and culture, showing ways in which the past and present interact by offering socially and historically relevant short articles, picture essays, and links that will guide the reader interested in knowing more. This month the feature explores the contributions of women to American literature, highlighting Toni Morrison's life and work.”

September 2006 Feature of the Month
Women and Literature
From Oxford:
“This month the feature explores the contributions of African American
women to literature, highlighting Toni Morrison’s life and work in a
Featured Essay by scholar Daniel Donaghy, and featuring well-known
female writers like Gwendolyn Brooks, Maya Angelou and Alice Walker as
well as lesser known authors like Frances Ellen Watkins Harper and Dorothy
West in a Photo Essay by Hilary Mac Arnold. As always, full biographies
of these women, other important female writers, and subject entries are also
available in the Featured Articles section.”

Previous Features:
Civil Rights Movement

Emancipation and the Meaning of Juneteenth

African American Artists before the Twentieth Century

Hip Hop's Early Influences

Sign up to mailing list and receive an email alert for the AASC Feature of the Month!

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

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Tues., Sept. 5, 2006 - Concept to Classroom (Prof. Dev.)

Concept to Classroom
From the site:
“Concept to Classroom is an online series of FREE, award-winning professional development workshops covering important and timely topics in education. The workshops are intended for teachers, administrators, librarians, or anyone interested in education -- and there's no technical expertise required. They are self-paced, so you can explore them on your own time and go back as often as you like; you can take all of the workshops, or just one.”


Tues., Sept. 5, 2006 - Ergonomics Web / NARA Research Guide

Sites found in:
ResourceShelf 5-11, 2006


Source: Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG)
CUErgo: Cornell University Ergonomics Web
“CUErgo presents information from research studies and class work by students and faculty in the Cornell Human Factors and Ergonomics Research Group (CHFERG), directed by Professor Alan Hedge, in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. CHFERG focuses on ways to enhance usability by improving the ergonomic design of hardware, software, and workplaces, to enhance people’s comfort, performance, and health in an approach we call Ergotecture.” Most of the practical information available here, which you’ll find in the center column of the page, focuses on computer use — for adults, for kids, and for seniors.

[NOTE: For complete posting, see:
Shortened URL: - Phyllis ]

Research Guides
National Archives and Records Administration
Source: NARA
Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Genealogy–United States–Databases
World War II Records–Databases
Source: Prologue
The World War II Army Enlistment Records File and Access to Archival Databases
“World War II Army Enlistment Records provide a rich source of information for genealogists and other researchers at the National Archives and Records Administration interested in Army enlistees in World War II. Since their release through NARA’s Access to Archival Databases (AAD: ) resource in May 2004, they have quickly become the most popular series of electronic records accessible through that resource.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Tues., Sept. 5, 2006 - Constitution Day, Sept. 18, 2006

[NOTE: Several of the following sites were previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Constitution Day 2006 Lesson Plans

Annenberg Classroom

Ben’s Guide to the Government

"Constitution Toolkit"
includes images of newspaper articles (1787), notes Washington
& Jefferson wrote on drafts of the Constitution (1787-88),
Jefferson's chart of state votes (1788), Washington's diaries
(1786-89), Hamilton's speech notes for proposing a plan of
government, a Philadelphia map (1752), the "broadside" Bill of
Rights (1791), & other artifacts. (LOC)

Constitution course- Yale

National Archives Exhibit Hall: The Charters of Freedom

Constitution Day 2006 Made Easy

Constitution Day

Documents from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention

Constitution Resources

Constitution Day- Materials & Resources for Teachers-New York Times (2005)
[NOTE: May require free registration. – Phyllis ]

Constitution Center

Constitution Day Resources

Interactive Constitution

Constitution Timeline

Teaching History with Technology Newsletter -- Sept. 15, 2005
Special Feature: U.S. Constitution Resources, Lesson Plans, and Activities (Middle School, High School)
In honor of Constitution Day, September 17, 2005, THWT offers an annotated list of helpful teaching resources about the United States Constitution.

Best of History Web Sites: Constitution at

U.S. Constitution Teaching Theme
The Constitution – annotated websites
Shortened URL:

Constitution Day -- September 18
Lesson plans and “some of the best online resources for teaching
about the U.S. Constitution.”
Last updated 08/09/2006

Celebrating Constitution Day – posted Aug. 4, 2006

The Bill of Rights Institute

A Story About the U.S. Constitution
Shortened URL:
[Free registration for teachers and librarians]

A National Archives-created game (called "The Constitution Game") which was
designed by NARA to help students experience what it might have been like
to be a delegate in 1787.

Teaching With Documents: Observing Constitution Day

We the People: Behind the Scenes with Benjamin Franklin

We the People: Celebrating Constitution Day (Marco Polo 2005)

The Government Domain
Back to School for Constitution Day
By Peggy Garvin

For classroom resources on the Constitution visit the
Gilder Lehrman Institute’s teacher module page

U.S. Constitution Web Portal
An extensive and categorized collection of links and resources for
teachers and students in grades 4-12.

School House Rock – AmericaRock
The Preamble
Site has the lyrics and part of the audio in .wav file for the
each of the AmericaRock songs.

Newsweek's education program site (2005)


Tues., Sept. 5, 2006 - Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month at Fact Monster
Grade Level: K-12
“Hispanic Heritage Month is coming up in September. Fact Monster is a
great place to begin your planning with biographies of notable
Hispanic Americans, overviews of Latin American countries, tidbits on
the Spanish language, Hispanic Holidays and more.”

Monday, September 04, 2006


Mon., Sept. 4, 2006 - Splashes from the River: Educational Links

Splashes From The River: Educational Links


Mon., Sept. 4, 2006 - Web sites for K-5 Students

Web pages for K-5 students with research links reviewed and selected by the
Librarians of the Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, MA


Mon., Sept. 4, 2006 - New Middle School Resources

---------Forwarded Message--------
From: James Lerman
On Behalf Of
Subject: CIESE: New Middle School Resource
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 22:28:08 -0400
CIESE - The Center for Innovation in Engineering & Science Education

A message from the CIESE ListServ

The New Jersey Consortium for Middle Schools at Kean University is
pleased to announce the launch of a special website devoted to topical
links for middle level educators. The result of meticulous research into
web resources that will be of particular value to educators at the
middle level, the Educational Hotlist for Middle School People contains
over 400 selections arranged into 19 categories:

Careers, Guidance, and Counseling
Communities and e-zines for students
ELL/ESL/Bilingual Education
Health, Phys. Ed., and Safety
Homework Help
Information Literacy
Language Arts
Lesson Plans
Middle School Teacher Blogs
Professional Development
Projects and Project-Based Learning
Social Studies
Special Education

The site is located at:

It is free and open to anyone interested in the resource. This work is
supported by a grant under the Teacher Quality Enhancement program of
the U.S. Department of Education.

James Lerman
NJ Consortium for Middle Schools
Kean University H-447
Union, NJ 07083

[NOTE: See also Educational Hotlinks for New Teachers - Phyllis ]


Mon., Sept. 4, 2006 - NY Times Navigators

Sites found in:
Web Tips Newsletter
Posted, May. 11, 2006

Times Navigators

New York Times Newsroom Navigator
“an online directory of useful Web sites”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Students’ Navigator
Teachers’ Navigator

[NOTE: Free registration may be required. – Phyllis ]


Mon., Sept. 4, 2006 - ADMIN> Welcome back!

Welcome back!

I hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy this summer.

Postings will resume today.

- Phyllis

Phyllis Anker


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