Saturday, September 23, 2006


Sat., Sept. 23, 2006 - Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull

Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull
From the site:
"Black Holes: Gravity's Relentless Pull" is an exciting, in-depth exploration of the astronomy and physics of black holes. The site was created in a collaboration between astronomy, education and Web professionals. It offers astronomical images, animations, interactive experiments (some with audio), and an encyclopedia of accurate, up-to-date information.”


Sat., Sept. 23, 2006 - Federated Searching / SEC EDGAR Database / Astronomy

Sites found in:
ResourceShelf 2-8, 2006
Federated Searching
So, what is federated searching? Says EDUCAUSE: ( )
“Federated Search is a search system that allows you to search for documents from multiple (partner) collections, instead of having to search each one separately. You benefit by performing one search and getting integrated results at once. These search engines can search not only library catalog but also commercial abstracting and indexing databases, web search engines, and a variety of other databases, while often merging and de-duplicating (a.k.a. de-duping) results.”


Specialty Search SEC Web Site Adds Beta: Full Text Search Two Years of EDGAR Filings
Shortened URL:
New on the web site (via is the option to full text search two years (only) of EDGAR filings. Most free EDGAR sites only search headers and other portions of the filing.

[NOTE: From: PricewaterhouseCoopers
EdgarScan Database Now Searching Full Text of SEC EDGAR Docs
Yes, a full text EDGAR database for free Phyllis ]


Resources: Webliographies: Astronomy
Source: Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A./
Astronomy Resources (PDF; 795 KB)
Scroll down to the June 2006 column
“This June 2006 column Astronomy Resources is a comprehensive list of astronomical resources and sites on the Internet including astronomy resources, astrophysics resources, bioastronomy resources, radio astronomy resources, and roboscopes.”

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


Sat., Sept. 23, 2006 - The Sun

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

Recommended Website:
The Sun - A Multimedia Tour
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site provides a multi-media virtual tour of the sun through the use
of text, photographs, illustrations, animations, and film clips. The entire
tour takes about 20 minutes and includes information about solar wind, sun
spots, solar eclipses, solar flares, and it presents scientific facts about
the closest star to our planet. There is information about the Sun's
influence on Earth, and what the future may hold in store for both of these
celestial bodies. While the text is geared for Junior High ages and up, the
photographs and animations are fascinating for all ages.

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.


Sat., Sept. 23, 2006 - 4Kids: Cosmos, Chem, Biology, Geography, Math

Sites from:

Rader's COSMOS4KIDS.COM is a free website that teaches the basics of astronomy and space exploration to all ages. It has sections on the universe, galaxies, systems, the Solar System, space exploration, and missions.

Rader's CHEM4KIDS.COM is a free website that teaches the basics of chemistry to all ages. It has sections on atoms, matter, elements, the periodic table, biochemistry, and reactions. This is our first site that has been around since 1997.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Rader's BIOLOGY4KIDS.COM is a free website that teaches the basics of biology to all ages. We have sections on cell structure, cell function, the scientific method, classification, microorganisms, invertebrates, plants, vertebrates, and animal systems.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Rader's GEOGRAPHY4KIDS.COM is a free website that teaches the basics of geography and earth sciences to all ages. It has sections on earth energy, earth structure, the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, climates, and BGC cycles (biogeochemical).
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Rader's NUMBERNUT.COM is a free website that teaches the basics of math to all ages. It has sections on artithmetic which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. There will also be more advanced ideas like fractions, decimals, and percentages as the site grows.

Friday, September 22, 2006


Fri., Sept. 22, 2006 - Interesting Clocks

Interesting Clock Timeline – very current

Scroll down to see a variety of clocks


Fri., Sept. 22, 2006 - Changing China: Guide to Modern China

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, May 18 , 2006

Changing China

With the increasingly crucial role of the "Middle Kingdom" in the global
economy, today's site, from the BBC, offers an in depth report on the new
China. Gentle Subscribers will find coverage of current issues, as well as
historical background.

"Use this guide to learn more about the country with the world's biggest
population, and one of its most dynamic economies." - from the website

The site explores a wide range of topics, from politics and the Communist
Party to key social concerns, such as health care. The conditions in rural
China are examined and contrasted to the burgeoning wealth of city
dwellers, while feature articles take a look at some of the problems facing
China's future. Highlighted in the section on business are China's global
quest for oil and its high tech revolution. An annotated timeline from 1949
to 2005 provides an historical context for China's emergence as an economic
force. Additional reports document the failure of village democracy and the
critical problem of Taiwan, and how the 1970 "one child" policy and the
cultural predilection for boys could have significant implications in the
near future. An "In Pictures" section offers photos and commentary on a
range of subjects.

March over to the site for a fascinating look at the new China at:

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


Fri., Sept. 22, 2006 - Immigration: The Changing Face of America

Immigration: The Changing Face of America

From the site:
“This feature presentation introduces teachers and students to the topic of Immigration. In this section, the introduction, you will find an overview of the feature, a guide to navigation, and credits.”
Scroll through the menu on the left of the screen.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Fri., Sept. 22, 2006

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: September 24-30, 2006

"Cuba: Wild Island of the Caribbean"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Sunday, September 24, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
Protected by its isolation, the wildlife of Cuba has remained
naturally preserved, untouched and unexplored. Through a
special arrangement with the Cuban government, unprecedented
access was granted to film the astonishing diversity of life on
the island, much of it virtually unknown until recently. (CC,
Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Check out our online species guide; discover the island's
unique animals.


"Mystery of the Megavolcano"
Middle / High School
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
A remote lake in Southeast Asia conceals evidence of Earth's
greatest volcanic cataclysm of the last 100,000 years. Miles
beneath its placid surface lies a magma chamber that exploded
so violently during the Ice Age that gases and ash may have
encircled the globe and blotted out the sun for years on end.
Tune in as "NOVA" pieces together the clues about this great
catastrophe. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Explore our online map of supereruptions around the world.
[NOTE: See Guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]
Marie Antoinette
High School
Monday, September 25, 2006
9 - 11:00 pm
Her name has become synonymous with the French monarchy and all
its excesses, but there is more to the story of Marie
Antoinette than the simplistic tale of a frivolous sovereign
whose behavior helped provoke the uprising that became the
French Revolution. This film traces her journey from the
splendors of her childhood to her final hours in a squalid
French prison cell. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)

Download our educator guides designed to involve students in
the origins, drama and outcomes of the French Revolution in a
way that is relevant to their current lives.

Ellis Island Passenger Arrivals
Middle / High School

Explore the Immigrant Experience online through two areas on
this Ellis Island site. The first is a collection of six family
histories of Americans from different backgrounds researching
immigrant ancestry. The second is a timeline of immigration
history and graph showing how many people came from different
areas of the world.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Copyright 2006 PBS Online.

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

Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 3:07 PM
To: NOVA Teachers

Hello Educators,

In next week's "Mystery of the Megavolcano," NOVA follows researchers
from Indonesia to Greenland who unearth clues to the greatest
volcanic eruption of the last 100,000 years. (Subjects covered: Earth
science, geology, natural disasters, volcanoes)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "Mystery of the Megavolcano"
Broadcast: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
(NOVA airs on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings as
broadcast dates and times may vary. This program can be used up to
one year after it is recorded off the air.)

The Next Big One
Find out what might happen if a supervolcano erupted today.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Why Toba Matters
Learn from a NASA climatologist how the Toba eruption may have
affected climate almost 75,000 years ago, what effect a
supereruption could have on present-day climate, and what
lessons can be learned from Toba about climate today.
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

A Supersized Volcano
View a slide show portraying the Toba eruption and see how it
dwarfs even the most disastrous "regular-sized" eruptions of our
own era. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Blasts from the Past
Explore a map of 12 supereruptions around the world. (Flash
plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students use volcanic ash data to
determine the source of a possible supervolcanic eruption that
occurred in the western United States. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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

Plus Watch a Preview and Links and Books.

* * * * * * * *

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Thurs., Sept. 21, 2006 - CNN Special: Blueprint of the Body

CNN Specials - Blueprint of the Body
From the site:
“On the threshold of a brave new world”

Related Sites


Thurs., Sept. 21, 2006 - Dragonfly

Dragonfly: Home Page
From the site:
“Our principle objectives are to involve children in the creative process of science, to help children see how science relates to their lives, to engage minority and at-risk children in science, and to help teachers and parents guide active, experiential learning more confidently.”

Some pages: Family Ties (Genetics); Baseball in Space; Space is the Place; Webs of Life; Past, Present, Future: It's About Time!

Dragonfly Hot Links (several subjects – not only science)


Thurs., Sept. 21, 2006 - Genetic Engineering on the Farm

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Genetic Engineering on the Farm

Today's site, from the "Why Files" at the University of Wisconsin, examines
genetically modified foods from two perspectives -- how safe are they for
the environment and how safe are they for people. Gentle Subscribers, with
more questions than answers about genetically engineered foods, may find
this typically lively "Why Files" presentation provides some clarity on the

"GM food after 10 years: Is this stuff safe to eat? ... With more than 100
million hectares being planted, what do we know about food safety? How is
genetically modified food faring now that organic food sales are
mushrooming? ... This two-part series covers the historic concerns about
genetic engineering in agriculture." - from the website

The exhibit opens with an historical overview of reactions to genetic food
modifications, beginning in the 1970's and then explores the safety
implications for human consumption of herbicide and insect resistant crops.
Raising flags on the dearth of peer reviewed scientific literature
available, the report also considers the possibilities of food allergies
with genetically modified foods. The second part of the presentation
considers the environmental impact of genetically engineered crop
resistance to insects, citing the current benefits of lowered pesticide use
but speculating on the long term effect of insect adaptability, as well as
the possibility of unchecked weed growth through "genetic pollution". As
always in a "Why Files" exhibit, there are informative diagrams, vivid
photos, and additional links germane to the issue.

Dig over to the site for a revealing exploration of genetically engineered
food at:

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


Thurs., Sept. 21, 2006 - Rocket Science 101 / Frozen Angels

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
June 2, 2006
Volume 12, Number 22

Rocket Science 101 [Macromedia Flash Player]
Shortened URL:

On occasion, when one is asked to describe a common activity or simple
concept, the other party may exclaim, “Well, it’s not exactly rocket
science.” Well, this website is exactly that: rocket science. To be more
precise, NASA has created this elegant and visually stimulating
demonstration website that allows guests the opportunity to learn how two
different types of rockets (the Delta II and the Atlas V) are constructed.
First-time visitors will most likely want to take advantage of the short
tutorial that explains the basic part of the launch vehicle, how it is
constructed, and how all of these parts effectively help launch a NASA
spacecraft. After looking over this section, visitors will want to get
started on constructing their own rocket. They will have the opportunity to
learn about different parts of each device, and then select each item for
the rocket. At the conclusion, visitors will get to see a demonstration of
how each rocket works during flight. [KMG]


Frozen Angels [Real Player]

Since the creation of that now celebrated sheep Dolly in Scotland back in
1996, there has been a deluge of talk (and significant scholarly work) about
the possibility of creating scientifically engineered humans. This recent
documentary from the people at the Independent Lens organization takes a
close look at the current research being done in the field of reproductive
technology. On the homepage, visitors can look through sections that offer
profiles of the people featured in the film, ask questions of the
filmmakers, and also read a provocative and thoughtful essay by Professor
Lori Andrews of the Chicago-Kent College of Law about the ethical
ramifications of various reproductive technologies. Visitors will not want
to miss the “Talkback” area, which features some rather heated debate and a
few retorts, which might be expected given the sensitive material covered by
such a program. [KMG]

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

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Wed., Sept. 13, 2006 - Internet Library of Law & Court Decisions

Internet Library of Law and Court Decisions
Internet Library - comprehensive and up-to-date collection of summaries of court decisions shaping the law of the Web
From the site:
“We provide a brief synopsis of each court decision, indexed alphabetically by subject matter. If the decision is of interest, click on its case title for a more thorough analysis of the court's decision, and, where available, its full text.”


Wed., Sept. 20, 2006 - FindLaw's Family Law Center

FindLaw's Family Law Center
From the site:
“This section contains 5 topics, each containing helpful articles and resources:
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, and Marriage.”

From: FindLaw for the Public
From the site:
“This site is here to help you find solutions to your legal issues.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Sept. 20, 2006 - Can You Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test?

Do you have what it takes to become a citizen?

From the site:
“When immigrants want to become Americans, they must take a civics test as part of their naturalization interview before a Citizenship and Immigration Services officer. The questions are usually selected from a list of 100 sample questions (see at ) that prospective citizens can look at ahead of the interview (though the examiner is not limited to those questions). Some are easy, some are not. We have picked some of the more difficult ones.
Should you be welcomed immediately to the Land of the Free or sent home for some more homework? Find out!

(PLEASE NOTE: These questions are as asked on the official United States Immigration and Naturalization Services Web site. Candidates are not given multiple choices in the naturalization interview, which is conducted orally.)”


Wed., Sept. 20, 2006 - The Miranda Decision

The World Almanac E-Newsletter - June 2006
Special Feature: The Miranda Decision

[NOTE: The World Almanac E-Newsletter Archives - previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Tues., Sept. 19, 2006 - Cold War International History Project / Manthmatical Imagery

Sites found in:

Cold War International History Project
Shortened URL:
The Wilson Center "disseminates new information and perspectives on the
history of the Cold War, in particular new findings from previously
inaccessible sources on "the other side" -- the former Communist world."
Among the document collections: the Warsaw Pact, the Korean War, the Cuban
Missile Crisis, the end of the cold war, the Soviet invasion of
Afghanistan, and more.

Mathematical Imagery
In architecture, engineering, fractals, and such, math and art are
indistinguishable. Here's a guide to works that "explore the visualization
of mathematics--origami, computer-generated landscapes, tessellations,
fractals, anamorphic art, and more." Also includes links to galleries,
museums, and articles.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2006


Tues., Sept. 19, 2006 - Jamestown / Minuteman Missile / Spanish Treasure Fleets / Lyrical Legacy

Sites found in:
Thu, 08 Jun 2006
New Teaching Resources at FREE

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


"Jamestown Journey"
marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of the first
permanent English settlement in America. Lessons examine the
perspectives and struggles of those who made the voyage to
Jamestown and those who witnessed the arrival, and economic
factors that influenced emigration to Jamestown in 1607. (MA)


"Minuteman Missile National Historic Site: Protecting a Legacy of
the Cold War"
tells the story of one of the most significant strategic
weapons in U.S. history: the Minuteman ICBM (Intercontinental
Ballistic Missile). By 1965 there were 1,000 Minuteman ICBMs
hidden across the Great Plains in six missile fields,
transforming the prairie into a military-technological
frontier and providing a key component in the U.S. Cold War
policy of deterrence. (NPS,TwHP,NRHP)

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


"Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea"
discusses Spain's search for gold and silver in the New World
(1500s-1700s) and its "treasure fleet system," which was
intended to protect its treasure-laden ships from being seized
by England, France, and the Netherlands. In 1715 and 1733,
hurricanes devastated Spain's treasure fleets off the coast of
Florida. Today, two of the sunken ships' remains are
protected as Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserves.


"Lyrical Legacy: 400 Years of American Song and Poetry"
examines 18 historical American songs and poems. Organized by
time periods and considered from historical perspectives,
songs and poems include Bonny Barbara Allan, Yankee Doodle,
John Brown's Body/The Battle Hymn of the Republic, You're a
Grand Old Flag, We Shall Overcome, and others. Sound
recordings and original documents are provided. (LOC)

Past messages:


Tues., Sept. 19, 2006 - American Revolution Home Page / American Civil War

American Revolution Home Page

The American Civil War


Tues., Sept. 19, 2006 - Betsy Ross Home Page /

The Betsy Ross Homepage
The story of Betsy Ross and the history of the American Flag.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Other pages on this site include Valley Forge, the Revolutionary War, the Liberty Bell and Brandywine Battlefield.

Links to other sites:

Monday, September 18, 2006


Mon., Sept. 18, 2006 - Ancient & Classical Cultures / Chernobyl

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, May 18, 2006
Read This Online :

Ancient & Classical Cultures
Collection of links to websites about ancient cultures around the world. Includes sites about Africa, Asia Minor, Aztecs, Celts, China, Egyptians, Greeks, Hebrews, Incas, India, Inuit, Muslims, Mongolia, Persia, Romans, Viking, and wonders of the ancient world. From the Multnomah County Library, Oregon.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Home page - Homework topics previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Information about the social, environmental, and health consequences of the 1986 nuclear accident in Chernobyl. Includes a glossary, news releases, and details about projects and organizations focused on the disaster. From the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, in coordination with other government and United Nations (UN) agencies.
LII Item:


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


Mon., Sept 18, 2006 - Ethanol

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Monday, September 18, 2006

Today's site, from the American Coalition for Ethanol, offers its views on
the advantages of ethanol use. Gentle Subscribers, noting the trend of oil
supply uncertainties with increasingly higher costs, may be interested in
taking a closer look at this renewable domestic energy resource.

"Welcome to, the official website of the American Coalition for
Ethanol. ACE is the grassroots voice of the ethanol industry, a
membership-based association dedicated to the use and production of
ethanol." - from the website

Since the site is produced by an ethanol association, it provides all the
positive facts concerning ethanol usage. Some of the most informative
material is presented in pdf format, especially the Frequently Asked
Questions file, covering topics as varied as the capability of regular cars
to use ethanol blended fuel, its use in small engines, using grain for fuel
when hunger is still a world problem and a brief discussion about the major
criticism of ethanol production: that it requires more fuel to make than it
provides. Additional features include a fact sheet on the rising cost of
fuel and a nation-wide look at ethanol facilities and use.

Wheel over to the site for the ethanol industry's presentation on this
renewable energy source at:

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


Mon., Sept. 18, 2006 - From Librarians' Internet Index NEW THIS WEEK, 5/11/06

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, May 11, 2006
Read This Online :

Battle Lines: Letters from America's Wars
This exhibit features "correspondence from over 200 years of American conflicts, ranging from the Revolution to the war in Iraq." Features audio and digitized images of the letters, which explore themes such as home, love, enlisting, and combat. Also includes brief information about the authors of the letters. From the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Legacy Project.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Knights in Central Park
This tour of the arms and armor collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) includes information about armor from Europe, Japan, North America, and the Middle East. Includes clips from a 1922 film about the collection, sidebars about topics such as jousts and samurai, and interactive games and quizzes for children.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Iowa Corn: Ethanol and Its Co-Products
This site about vehicle fuel made from corn addresses topics such as E85, an alternative fuel produced by blending 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, production statistics, and "facts and myths" about ethanol (vehicle use, jobs, environment, rural economies). Also find material about distillers' grains, a by-product of ethanol production used for livestock feed. Some material available in Spanish. From the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Iowa Corn Growers Association.
LII Item:


Freud Museum, London
This museum (housed in Freud's home after he fled the Nazis) celebrates the life and work of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and his daughter Anna Freud. The site features photos of the museum (including Freud's psychoanalytic couch), historical photos, and essay on topics such as Freud and religion, and the interpretation of dreams. Lists museum events commemorating the 150-year anniversary of his birth in 2006.
LII Item:

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


Mon., Sept. 18, 2006 - Get Energized!

Get Energized!
From the site:
“Get Energized was designed to encourage you to explore energy production, consumption and use, new energies technologies, energy conservation, and energy challenges around the world.”

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

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Sun., Sept. 17, 2006 - Losing Louisiana

Losing Louisiana: Land Loss on the Coast
Prior to 2005, Louisiana coast wetlands lost an average of 25 square miles per year. Preliminary USGS estimates show that Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have destroyed an additional 100 square miles. View this audio slideshow and tour the about subsidence, levee history. the wetlands and the lost land.


Sun., Sept. 17, 2006 - Flash Animation of the Flooding of New Orleans

Sites found in:
TOURBUS Volume 11, Number 56 --- 06 June 2006

The Times-Picayune's Flash animation
We've all seen images of what happened in New Orleans [see and ], but watching
the Times-Picayune's animation helps you understand what really
happened that morning and how widespread the levee failures were.

that shows you what flooded and when. The animation has 14 scenes and
you have to click on a special "Next" button to advance to the next
scene. At the end of the 14th scene you have the option of watching
the entire show again as a continuous animation.

=====================[ Tourbus Rider Information ]===================
The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2238
Copyright 1995-2006, Rankin & Crispen - All rights reserved


Sun., Sept. 17, 2006 - Yellowstone: America's Sacred Wilderness

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Yellowstone: America's Sacred Wilderness

Today's site, from the U.S. Public Broadcasting System's "The Living Edens"
series offers an endearing portrait of one America's greatest treasures --
Yellowstone National Park. Gentle Subscribers will discover a pertinent and
fascinating presentation on this most iconic of American wilderness areas.

"When Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, America was
passionately absorbed in the conquest of a continent. At every turn, native
culture and wild nature were being subdued, and natural resources were
exploited and wasted at a phenomenal rate. ... Yellowstone has been one of
the foremost laboratories in the world for learning how to manage not only
wildlife but also wildlife habitat and wilderness landscapes." - from the

The exhibit features a range of themes, from reflections on the park by
Professor Paul Schullery to a consideration of the changing perception of
native peoples and their relationship to the Yellowstone wilderness from
the Paleo-Indian period onwards. Additional modules highlight a landscape
"shaped by fire" and the not-to-be-missed "Featured Creatures" examining
the most significant of the park's mammals -- bears, elk, bison and wolves.
A virtual tour, requiring QuickTime is available, along with excellent web
resources. There are even free screen savers of Yellowstone for both Macs
and PC's.

Note: increasing the text size at the site may provide a more enjoyable
experience for some visitors.

Trek to the site for an impressive exhibit on Yellowstone at:

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


Sun., Sept. 17, 2006 - Bureau of Land Management: Teacher Resources, Virtual Tours, Homework Helpers

U.S. Bureau of Land Management – Heritage Education

Virtual Tours
From the site:
“Archaeological, historic, and fossil sites are unique portals to the past. Here, we invite you on virtual tours of some of our favorites: sites that are especially rich in evidence of past lives and past cultures.”

Adventures in the Past
From the site:
“the best of BLM’s educational resources on archaeology, history and paleontology.”

BLM’s Learning Landscapes Teacher Resources
From the site:
“the best of BLM's education resources”

Homework Helpers
From the site:
“We've scoured the BLM's web pages and picked the most interesting and informative ones on these topics.”

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

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