Saturday, September 30, 2006


Sat., Sept. 30, 2006 - Paul Revere's Ride

Virtual Midnight Ride
An Interactive Map of Paul Revere's Ride


The Midnight Ride
Site also includes:
The Real Story of Revere's Ride
Recreate the Midnight Ride
Revere's Own Words
Longfellow's Poem
Images of Revere's Ride

[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Sept. 30, 2006 - History of Haiku

History of Haiku
“You'll find information on haiku
dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, through the
classic period in the 19th and on into the present day.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Sept. 30, 2006 - Nursery Rhyme Sites

Found in:
Tips for Teachers #309- Nursery Rhymes Issue
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006

List of annotated Nursery Rhyme sites
Shortened URL:

Nursery Rhyme Teaching Theme


Sat., Sept. 30, 2006 - American Life in Poetry

American Life In Poetry
From the site:
“American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column for newspapers and online publications featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Ted Kooser. The sole mission of this project is to promote poetry.”
“…school teachers and college and university instructors and professors are permitted to download and make copies of the current or archive American Life In Poetry columns and the poems reproduced in each column solely for classroom use.”
Register to receive American Life in Poetry via weekly email.


Friday, September 29, 2006


Fri., Sept. 29, 2006 - School Library Impact Studies

School Library Impact Studies
From the site:
“…studies on the impact of school libraries and librarians on academic achievement…”

[NOTE: Home Page: The Library Research Service previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Fri., Sept. 29, 2006 - Primary Source Learning (LibraryQuests)

Primary Source Learning
Primary Source Learning is a professional development program fully funded through the Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources program.

There are 20 Teacher Created LibraryQuests ranging from 3rd grade to 12th grade.
Some of the LibraryQuests are: Maps/Exploration, Colonial America, California Gold Rush, American Indian Experience, The New Nation, American History to 1877, Civil War, Abolition, Civil Rights, The Depression, Harlem Renaissance, Industrialization, Japanese Relocation, The Roaring Twenties, Women's Equality, Cold War, and Advertising and the Consumer Society.


Fri., Sept. 29, 2006 - History Now: Civil Rights Movement

Found in:
History Now: The Civil Rights Movement
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006

History Now – Issue 8 – June 2006
The Civil Rights Movement
From the site:
“In this issue, we focus on the modern movement to complete the quest for African American equality: the civil rights movement. The essays in this issue go beyond such familiar milestones as Brown v. Board of Education, and such celebrated figures of the movement as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks. They explore the historical context in which the movement arose and flourished; the social factors that determined its successes and failures; the anonymous activists who sustained the struggle; and the cultural contributions of the movement.”

“Don't miss this issue's interactive feature -- an online jukebox featuring six songs from the civil rights movement along with lyrics and photos.”

[NOTE: Other issues previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Fri., Sept. 29, 2006 - PBS Teacher Previews Oct. 1-7, 2006

Sites found in:

PBS Teacher Previews: October 1-7, 2006

"NOVA scienceNow - Asteroid"
Middle / High School
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
8 - 9:00 pm
Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who debuts as the new host in the second season of this innovative science newsmagazine, investigates whether a "doomsday asteroid" the size of the Rose Bowl will hit the earth in 2036 and explores what the consequences could be. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Have a question about Apophis or another asteroid issue? NASA's Don Yeomans is fielding viewer queries at the companion Web site.

[NOTE: Teaching guide pasted at end. – Phyllis ]


American Experience: Eyes on the Prize
"Awakenings 1954-1956" and "Fighting Back 1957-1962"
High School
Monday, October 2, 2006
9 - 11:00 pm
The landmark series about the U.S. civil rights movement returns to PBS! The first episode focuses on what happens when individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights. In part 2 states' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School and again in James Meredith's challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Join us in building an online library of great teaching and learning ideas by sharing your experience and insight. A panel of educational advisors will review the teaching and learning ideas we receive and the best ones will be highlighted on our Web site.

[NOTE: See guide from American Experience pasted below. – Phyllis ]


Gallery of Data Visualization
Middle / High School

This site highlights the best and the worst of statistical graphics. Each representation has a description of what it does well or poorly.

The Politics of Plagiarism Detection Services
Middle / High School

Host Andy Carvin writes about a group of students rebelling
against their school's use of plagiarism detection services
(PDSes) to catch students taking shortcuts in their work.
Shortened URL:

Copyright 2006 PBS Online.


---------Forwarded Message--------
Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 2:26 PM
To: NOVA Teachers

Hello Educators,

Next week's episode of NOVA scienceNOW considers the threat of an
asteroid named Apophis hitting Earth, reports on scientists' efforts
to add to the Periodic Table of the Elements, explores the biology
of obesity, and takes a look at one innovative engineer who is a
roboticist by day and fiction writer by night. All episodes are
available for online viewing the day after broadcast. (Subjects
covered: chemistry, health science, space science)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents NOVA scienceNOW
Broadcast: Tuesday, October 3, 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 Asteroid That Hit L.A.
Try out three "what if" scenarios with our catastrophe
calculator and discover the likelihood and potential effects of
any of three sizes of asteroids impacting Earth. (Flash plug-in
required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Hunting Meteorites
Join Neil deGrasse Tyson on a trip to the Mojave Desert as he
talks with meteorite hunter Rob Matson to learn all about
meteorites. Running time: 3 minutes 42 seconds. (QuickTime,
RealVideo, or Windows Media plug-in required.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about Apophis or other asteroid issues for Don
Yeomans of NASA. (Questions due by Wednesday, October 4;
selected responses will be posted on Tuesday, October 10.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Island of Stability

An Elemental Quiz
Test your knowledge of some chemistry basics in this
eight-question quiz. (Flash plug-in required; printable version
available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about the search for new elements for chemist
Ken Moody of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
(Questions due by Wednesday, October 4; selected responses will
be posted on Tuesday, October 10.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)


Keeping the Weight Off
Learn about the role of genetics in obesity, why it is harder to
keep weight off than to lose it, the role the hormone leptin may
play in keeping lost weight off, and more in this interview with
Dr. Michael Rosenbaum of Columbia University. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about leptin, obesity, or weight-loss research
for professor Jeffrey Friedman of Rockefeller University in New
York. (Questions due by Wednesday, October 4; selected responses
will be posted on Tuesday, October 10.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Profile: Karl Iagnemma

On the Nature of Being Karl Iagnemma
Read about what draws this young MIT researcher to both
engineering and fiction writing, and find out how he balances
his life among science, writing, and family. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about Karl Iagnemma for Karl Iagnemma.
(Questions due by Wednesday, October 4; selected responses will
be posted on Tuesday, October 10.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).


---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:16:57 -0400 (EDT)
News from American Experience

Mondays, October 2, 9 and 16 at 9-11 p.m. on PBS (check local
listings) An additional eight hours will be available at a later date.

EYES ON THE PRIZE is an award-winning 14-hour television series
produced by Blackside and narrated by Julian Bond. Through
contemporary interviews and historical footage, the series covers
all of the major events of the civil rights movement from
1954-1985. Series topics range from the Montgomery bus boycott in
1954 to the Voting Rights Act in 1965; from community power in
schools to "Black Power" in the streets; from early acts of
individual courage through to the flowering of a mass movement
and its eventual split into factions.

When EYES ON THE PRIZE premiered in 1987, The New York Times
called it "superbly crafted... the nobility of America's
civil-rights struggle comes through with the directness of a
spiritual...." The series went on to win six Emmys and numerous
other awards, including an Academy Award nomination, the George
Foster Peabody Award, and the top duPont-Columbia award for
excellence in broadcast journalism.


Follow the Movement

EYES ON THE PRIZE presents 25 of the major events of the Civil
Rights Movement, from Emmett Till's murder in 1955 to the
election of Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor in
1983. Screen historic footage of these events, listen to freedom
songs, read newspaper headlines, see photo galleries, and more as
you follow the story of America's Civil Rights Movement.


Read profiles of people and groups who were integral to the Civil
Rights Movement.

Share Your Views

Do you have memories or family stories of the civil rights
movement? Who is your personal hero in the fight for civil
rights? And what do you think are the biggest issues in civil or
human rights today? Read some other individuals' reflections --
and share your own comments here.


Thursday, September 28, 2006


Thurs., Sept. 28, 2006 - Myth Home


[NOTE: Previously posted. (Updated: August 22, 2006) - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Sept. 28, 2006 - Wild, Wild West / Gods of Japan / Elementary Themes / Classical Myth

Sites found in:
Don's Patch Issue #2006-06-01


The Wild, Wild West

Gods of Japan: A-To-Z Photo Dictionary
From the site:
“This site is about JAPANESE traditions in Buddhist sculpture and iconography.”

Elementary Theme Pages
[NOTE: Some themes previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Classical Myth: The Ancient Sources


Archives for this ezine are available online here:


Thurs., Sept. 28, 2006 - The American West

History Now Looks at the American West
Mon, 18 Sep 2006

History Now, September 2006 – Issue Nine
The American West

“The issue examines the American West, with essays by some of the most eminent scholars in the field. As always, HISTORY NOW accompanies these scholarly essays with imaginative and accessible supporting material and lesson plans. Don't miss this issue's Interactive Feature -- "A View of the West" -- a photographic tour of the late 19th and early 20th century American West.”


Thurs., Sept. 28, 2006 - Klondike Gold Rush of 1898

Educators Resource Guide to the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898
From the site:
“National Park Service. There are nearly 400 units in the National Park Service and they all have web pages that have typical visitor information and, many have education resources that can be used in the classroom.”
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Wed., Sept. 27, 2006 - Media & Education

Sites found in:
School Libraries in Canada
Media and Education, Volume 25, Issue 4
From the site:
“This issue of School Libraries in Canada is devoted to raising awareness about media-related topics.”

Some of the articles:

Helping Kids Deal with Online Hate
From the site:
“The Web site is the kind of site students might bring up in a search for a Black History Month project, for example. Despite its respectable domain name, the site is, in fact, a potent brew of racism, anti-Semitism and Communist conspiracy theories – all in the guise of historical data.”

Cyber bullying: Understanding and Preventing Online Harassment and Bullying
From the site:
“Cyber-bullying is on the rise because more kids than ever before are using electronic communications technologies.”

Drink Up: Alcohol Advertisers Recruit Young Drinkers
From the site:
“Although alcohol has long been a means for teenagers to flout authority and prove themselves among peers, experts agree that the pervasive messages in advertising and popular culture play a significant role in both the increasing volume of alcohol being consumed by young drinkers, and the decreasing age at which they start.”


Wed., Sept. 27, 2006 - Dealing with Cyberbullies

--------Forwarded Message--------
US-CERT Cyber Security Tip ST06-005 -- Dealing with Cyberbullies
Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 16:25:13 -0400

Cyber Security Tip ST06-005
Dealing with Cyberbullies

Bullies are now taking advantage of technology to intimidate and
harass their victims. Dealing with cyberbullying can be difficult, but
there are steps you can take.

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying refers to the new, and growing, practice of using
technology to harass, or bully, someone else. Bullies used to be
restricted to methods such as physical intimidation, postal mail, or
the telephone. Now, developments in electronic media offer forums such
as email, instant messaging, web pages, and digital photos to add to
the arsenal. Computers, cell phones, and PDAs are new tools that can
be applied to an old practice.

Forms of cyberbullying can range in severity from cruel or
embarrassing rumors to threats, harassment, or stalking. It can affect
any age group; however, teenagers and young adults are common victims,
and cyberbullying is a growing problem in schools.

Why has cyberbullying become such a problem?

The relative anonymity of the internet is appealing for bullies
because it enhances the intimidation and makes tracing the activity
more difficult. Some bullies also find it easier to be more vicious
because there is no personal contact. Unfortunately, the internet and
email can also increase the visibility of the activity. Information or
pictures posted online or forwarded in mass emails can reach a larger
audience faster than more traditional methods, causing more damage to
the victims. And because of the amount of personal information
available online, bullies may be able to arbitrarily choose their

Cyberbullying may also indicate a tendency toward more serious
behavior. While bullying has always been an unfortunate reality, most
bullies grow out of it. Cyberbullying has not existed long enough to
have solid research, but there is evidence that it may be an early
warning for more violent behavior.

How can you protect yourself?

* Be careful where you post personal information - By limiting the
number of people who have access to your contact information or
details about your interests, habits, or employment, you reduce
your exposure to bullies that you do not know. This may limit your
risk of becoming a victim and may make it easier to identify the
bully if you are victimized.
* Avoid escalating the situation - Responding with hostility is
likely to provoke a bully and escalate the situation. Depending on
the circumstances, consider ignoring the issue. Often, bullies
thrive on the reaction of their victims. Other options include
subtle actions. For example, if you are receiving unwanted email
messages, consider changing your email address. If the bully does
not have access to the new address, the problem may stop. If you
continue to get messages at your new account, you may have a
stronger case for legal action.
* Document the activity - Keep a record of any online activity
(emails, web pages, instant messages, etc.), including relevant
dates and times. In addition to archiving an electronic version,
consider printing a copy.
* Report cyberbullying to the appropriate authorities - If you are
being harassed or threatened, report the activity to the local
authorities. Law enforcement agencies have different policies, but
your local police department or FBI branch are good starting
points. Unfortunately, there is a distinction between free speech
and punishable offenses, but the legal implications should be
decided by the law enforcement officials and the prosecutors.
Depending on the activity, it may also be appropriate to report it
to school officials who may have separate policies for dealing
with activity that involves students.

Protect your children by teaching them good online habits (see Keeping
Children Safe Online for more information). Keep lines of
communication open with your children so that they feel comfortable
telling you if they are being victimized online. Reduce their risk of
becoming cyberbullies by setting guidelines for and monitoring their
use of the internet and other electronic media (cell phones, PDAs,

Author: Mindi McDowell

Produced 2006 by US-CERT, a government organization.
This document can also be found at
< >


Wed., Sept. 27, 2006 - From ResourceShelf 5/26/06-6/1/06

Sites found in:
May 26-Jun 1, 2006


Performing Arts–Encyclopedias
Source: LOC
Library of Congress Launches Performing Arts Encyclopedia Online
Performing Arts Encyclopedia: A guide to the performing arts collections and exhibitions at the Library of Congress
Look for a more detailed look in an upcoming RS post. From the announcement, “A new online Performing Arts Encyclopedia has been developed to serve as a centralized guide for users interested in exploring the performing arts. The encyclopedia focuses on music, motion picture, broadcasting, recorded sound, manuscript, rare book, and other non-book collections. The resources, which are housed in various divisions of the Library, have been brought together to make them available for easier access and more widespread usage.”

Source: (The Humanity Initiative)
Commencement Speeches
“Though these myriad departures and arrivals of everyday existence are seldom met with ceremony, words traditionally reserved for momentous occasions may ring true and inspirational at any hour. That’s why we created this unique archive of commencement addresses, selecting an eclectic menu of twenty nine extraordinary speeches from the thousands that we have reviewed since beginning work on this initiative in 1989.”


Animal Noises–Multilingual
Source: University of Adelaide School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Derek Abbott’s Animal Noise Page
“In different languages what do we say to mimic animal sounds? Below is the world’s biggest multilingual list. A guiding principle behind this list is to visualize a comic book, in your language, and imagine what would be written in the text balloon coming from the mouth of an animal. For languages that use a different alphabet, I have tried to transliterate the word into the English alphabet for ease of comparison. A forward slash is used to separate alternative words.” Professor Abbott is Director of the Centre for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Adelaide School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
[NOTE: Scroll down for Animal Commands
In different languages what do we say when we tell an animal to do something?


Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC)
Use of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Among Students Aged 13–15 Years — Worldwide, 1999–2005
“This report presents estimates of self-reported cigarette and other tobacco-product use during 1999-2005 in 132 different countries and the Gaza Strip/West Bank. The data are aggregated within each of the six WHO regions. GYTS data indicate that nearly two of every 10 students reported currently using a tobacco product, with no statistically significant difference between the proportion of those reporting cigarette smoking (8.9%) and other tobacco use (11.2%). Use of tobacco by adolescents is a major public health problem in all six WHO regions. Worldwide, more countries need to develop, implement, and evaluate their tobacco-control programs to address the use of all types of tobacco products, especially among girls.”

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


Wed., Sept. 27, 2006 - C.O.S.T.- Children Opposed to Smoking Tobacco

C.O.S.T.: Children Opposed to Smoking Tobacco
A site designed by students

Tobacco Facts


Tuesday, September 26, 2006


Tues., Sept. 26, 2006 - Magna Carta / National Archives Featured Documents

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, June 15, 2006

Magna Carta and Its American Legacy

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in
your browser or use this TinyURL:

In honor of this day's 791st anniversary of Magna Carta and with a nod to
the vociferous clutch of rapacious barons who inadvertently laid the
foundation of many civil liberties enjoyed in the English-speaking world,
today's site from the U.S. National Archives, offers an exhibit on the
Great Charter from its "Featured Documents" collection. Gentle Subscribers
will discover the long-reaching influence of Magna Carta.

" is a law which is above the King and which even he must not break.
This reaffirmation of a supreme law and its expression in a general charter
is the great work of Magna Carta; and this alone justifies the respect in
which men have held it. -- Winston Churchill, 1956" - from the website

The site provides an overview of the circumstances leading up to the
confrontation of king and nobles at Runnymede where the original "Articles
of the Barons" was secured. After a survey of the evolution of Magna Carta
to its final form of 1225, and a consideration of the seventeenth century
revival of the document's significance, the essay focuses on its impact on
the American colonies and their movement to independence. A translation of
the 1297 version, along with an enlarged image of Magna Carta are also

Canter to the site for a look at this iconic contract between king and
nobles at:

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in
your browser or use this TinyURL:

[NOTE: More Featured Documents at - Phyllis ]

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


Tues., Sept. 26, 2006 - Traveling American History Exhibitions

Gilder Lehrman Institute Traveling Exhibitions

Since 1997, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has developed traveling panel exhibitions for display at schools, libraries, and historic sites. Composed of interlocking panels with graphic reproductions of rare documents, images, and interpretive text, these exhibitions circulate nationwide, providing an introduction to critical topics in American history for students, teachers, and the public. Traveling exhibitions are free of charge (shipping included).

For more information about any of these exhibitions, please contact Angela Karavas at, or call (646) 366-9666. You may also download a traveling exhibition application form on this site in either .pdf or in Word format.


Tues., Sept. 26, 2006 - Life Without Liberty

Site found in:
Gilder Lehrman Collection of Featured Documents
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006

Life without Liberty
From the site:
“This letter was written by John Morin Scott, founder of the New York Sons of Liberty, to Richard Varick, the future mayor of New York, in November of 1775, as he waited for the American Revolution to reach the city. He welcomed the fight, stating: "Who can prize life without Liberty? - It is a Bauble only fit to be thrown away."

[NOTE: Archive of Past Featured Documents - previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Tues., Sept. 26, 2006 - Columbus Navigation Page / History of Columbus Day

The Columbus Navigation Homepage
From the site:
“Examining the History, Navigation, and Landfall of Christopher Columbus”
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL - Phyllis ]


The History of Columbus Day
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Monday, September 25, 2006


Mon., Sept. 25, 2006 - SeaWorld

Wildopedia - ISSUE #1 - ADAPTATIONS
Click on the paw print to enter and move to next screen

Teacher Guides ( downloadable in .pdf )
From the site:
“Each guide includes goals and objectives, information, vocabulary, a bibliography, and classroom activities. Activities strive to integrate science, mathematics, geography, art, and language.”

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

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Friday, May 26, 2006 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at

Recommended Website:
Aquatic Safari

Sea World in Florida sponsors today's website called Aquatic
Safari. When you get to the site you'll see a menu of fun things to
explore at the Sea World website -- but just click on the button
next to the words, "Aquatic Safari - Virtual Aquarium" to get to
today's recommendation.

There is brief text introduction followed by a picture menu of
various sea creatures. Click on the photographs for enlarged views
and detailed information about the creature's habitat, life cycle,
and more. You'll find a wide variety of animals to discover
including coral, clams, starfish, batfish, hogfish and more. There
are also links in the introductory text to whales, dolphins and
penguins. If you can't take a vacation to Sea World -- this may be
the next best thing!

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.


Mon., Sept. 25, 2006 - The Leatherback Turtle

Leatherback Turtles

An Introduction to the Leatherback
From the site:
“The first leatherback turtle bones found date back to the Cretacious Period – that's over 100 million years ago! If you are fortunate enough to see a leatherback, you will witness a creature whose ancestors survived the age of dinosaurs. But now this ancient relic hangs on the brink of extinction.”

Leatherback Turtle Biology
Includes sections on Nesting, Development and Hatching, and The Leatherback at Sea


Mon., Sept. 25, 2006 - Sea Turtles

Surfing the Net with Kids: Sea Turtles
From the site:
“…sea turtles are threatened by a black market in sea turtle eggs and meat, long-line fishing, shrimp nets, and beach front development. Learn more at these sites.”


Mon., Sept. 25, 2006 - Biodiversity

[NOTE: The following sites were previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Site found in:

======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences ===
======== February 8, 2002 ===
======== Volume 1, Number 2

Investigate Biodiversity

A great way to learn about biodiversity is by visiting Conservation
International's Investigate Biodiversity Web site. Visitors can read about
biodiversity hot spots and major threats to the world's species. Of
particular interest is the Expeditions Online section, detailing scientific
field expeditions. Through this section, you can read daily updates and see
photos of teams of scientists conducting biological surveys in remote parts
of the world. After learning about Conservation International's research
projects, students can follow the online guide to developing their own
biodiversity field study. This well designed Web site has plenty to offer to
anyone interested in biodiversity. [AL]

From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout
Project 1994-2002.

Site found in:

======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences ===
======== February 21, 2003 ===
======== Volume 2, Number 4 ======

Biodiversity Counts [.pdf]

This extensive collection of activities from the American Museum of Natural
History offers middle school students "an exciting and creative context for
involving students in the scientific process while introducing them to the
rich diversity and beauty of their local ecosystem." Lesson plans, Web-based
interactive activities, useful Web links, profiles of AMNH scientists and
staff, and other features help students inventory and analyze the plants and
arthropods found in their own neighborhoods. All activities address national
science standards, and have been "field tested" in schools around the
nation. Biodiversity Counts even has students develop their own exhibitions
for their findings -- a great way to build science communication skills.

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout
Project 1994-2002.

Sunday, September 24, 2006


Sun., Sept. 24, 2006 - British Library: Turning the Pages

British Library: Turning the Pages
From the site:
“Leaf through 15 great books and magnify the details”

From the site:
“These feature articles explore ideas and historical events using the British Library’s collections as source material. Some are based on previous exhibitions held at our galleries.”

[NOTE: Some pages from previously posted. Updated - Phyllis ]


Sun., Sept. 24, 2006 - David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page

David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
From the site:
“This Web site is not presented as a scholarly resource or as a critical analysis of Dickens or of English literature. Links to sites of this nature can be found on the Dickens on the Web page of this site. David Perdue, author of this site, is not affiliated with any college, university, or professional/academic society or organization. This site is intended solely to enhance the reader's experience, providing background on Dickens, his work, and the times in which he lived.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated URL.- Phyllis ]


Sun., Sept. 24, 2006 - Ask An Expert / English Literature

Found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Sun, 21 May 2006

AskA+ Locator by Subject
Record Id: 647132
Created: 2006-05-18 15:45:32
Categories: arts,bioag,govpub,liberal,physci

Lists ask-an-expert services on the web by subject.

English Literature : Early 17th Century (1603-1660)
Record Id: 647122
Created: 2006-05-16 12:37:32
Categories: liberal

This section of the Luminariurm site provides links to online versions
of the works of a number of writers working in the early seventeenth
century. Also provided is access to full-text articles and essays about
the writers.
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]



Sun., Sept. 24, 2006 - Danteworlds

From the site:
“Welcome to Danteworlds, an integrated multimedia journey--combining artistic images, textual commentary, and audio recordings --through the three realms of the afterlife (Inferno, Purgatory, Paradise) presented in Dante's Divine Comedy. “

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