Saturday, February 03, 2007


Sat., Feb. 3, 2007 - Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter Feb. 2007

Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter, Feb. 2007, Pg. 3
4teachers Sites of the Week Archive

African American World

Alsos: Digital Library for Nuclear Issues

Annenberg Media

Bridge: Ocean Sciences Education Center

Dr. Saul's Biology in Motion

The English Renaissance in Context

Grammar Station
Sites of the Month Archive

Teacher Oz's Kingdom of History


The World at War, History of WW 1939-1945

World Wide Web Virtual Library: History: U.S.

- Phyllis Anker


Sat., Feb. 3, 2007 - How Common is your Surname in America?

How common is your surname in America?
From the site:
“Find out by entering your name into a searchable database of
more than 50,000 surnames culled from the Social Security Index.”

Explore the world of names!


Sat., Feb. 3, 2007 - Dr. Goodword's Word Wizard Club / Reference Shelf / AlphaDictionary

Dr. Goodword’s Word Wizard’s Club
From the site:
“Dr. Goodword's Word Wizard Club is a fun website for children between the ages of 7 and 13.”

The Reference Shelf
From the site:
“the nature of language, correct usage, and other fascinating linguistic tidbits.”

[NOTE: Home page: AlphaDictionary - previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Feb. 3, 2007 - Trivia / Tic Tac Toe Trivia

The Internet Public Library has an extensive trivia page


Tic Tac Toe Trivia



Sat., Feb. 3, 2007 - History of Valentine's Day

The History of Valentine's Day
From the site:
“Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?”

The History of the Holidays
The history and traditions of 20 holidays
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Friday, February 02, 2007


Fri., Feb. 2, 2007 - River Flooding / Weather Basics / Tox Town / FAOSTATS / Plate Tectonics / Astronomy Animations

Sites found in:
11 November Earth Science Sites of the Week

VIRTUAL RIVER FLOODING California State University, from the authors
of "Virtual Earthquake, find an exemplary on line exercise `designed to
help you learn about river processes such as discharge, flooding, flood
frequency, erosion, and deposition.`

[NOTE: Other modules from previously posted.
From the site: “The Virtual Courseware Project produces interactive, online simulations for the life science laboratory or for earth science field studies. The activities are designed to enhance an existing curriculum and include online assessments. They can be used by students ranging from middle school, high school, or college classrooms.”
- Phyllis ]


Weather Basics, BBC, (suggested by Cheryl Dodes, Weber Middle School,
Port Washington, NY), Britain's BBC provides information about the
atmosphere, climate, Earth and sun, weather systems, hurricanes, etc. in
a user-friendly format. Teachers of students from elementary through
high school can use this website as a source for a webquest assignment.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

TOX TOWN, U.S. National Library of Medicine (suggested by Val
Blackman, BU MAT Program), the site is an interactive web site that
enables students and teachers to learn about the environmental health
concerns in various neighborhoods: town, city, U.S.- Mexico border, and
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

helping to build a world without hunger
FAOSTATS, FAO, (suggested by Peter Wilder, Fabius-Pompey High School,
Pompey, NY), few students understand the differences between a *web
search* and what a database really is - If they intend to pursue a
career in the sciences - you might want to show them this one, since
it's available for free and is online - It's the UN's FAOSTATS database
- A few of the materials have direct applications in earth science, and
kids can be shown how to import into Excel if you or they are so inclined.
[NOTE: Free limited access (4000 record limit) – Phyllis ]


Plate Tectonics Animation, Ocean Drilling Stratigraphic Network,
(suggested by Cheryl Dodes, Weber Middle School, Port Washington,
NY) View how the Earth's tectonic plates have moved over the past
150 million years.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Variety of Astronomy Animations,,
(suggested by Steve Kluge, Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY), view
an excellent collection of astronomy related animations.


Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University


Fri., Feb. 2, 2007 - Pixar: 20 Years of Animation

Pixar: 20 Years of Animation
Shortened URL:
Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, December 14, 2005 – February 6, 2006
View the slide show and listen to the audio program.
From the site:
“These works reveal the intricate, hands-on processes behind Pixar’s computer-generated films—including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, and numerous shorts.”


Fri., Feb. 2, 2007 - Dynamic Earth / Da Vinci's Animated Illustrations

Sites found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #428 11/9/06

The Dynamic Earth

Just over four and a half billion years ago, a small pocket of interstellar
gas and dust collapsed and gave birth to our Solar System. Dynamic Earth,
which comes to us courtesy of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural
History, is an online exhibition about the birth of our Solar System and
the development of our beautiful planet Earth.

The site is divided into four sections, "Gems and Minerals", "Rocks and
Mining", "Plate Tectonics and Volcanoes", and "The Solar System". Browse
through the interactive site to watch a video of the birth of our Sun, view
images taken by the Hubble Telescope, see maps of our ancient continents,
and learn about the hidden stories held within rocks, gems, minerals, and
other geological phenomena.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Da Vinci's Animated Illustrations

The sketches and drawings of one of the greatest minds in history come to
life at this fascinating site. An online companion to the Victoria &
Albert Museum's exhibition "Animated Illustrations", the exhibit takes Da
Vinci's original drawings and brings them to life as miniature movies.

Visitors will watch in awe as the famous "Vitruvian Man" comes to life, a
model of the Human Heart begins to beat, and seven other Da Vinci drawings
become animated. Be sure to watch "Anatomy of Bird's Wing", which was one
of the anatomical drawings that furnished the basis for his famed "flying
machine" designs.
Shortened URL:


Fri., Feb. 2, 2007 - From PBS Teacher Previews: February 4 - 10, 2007

Sites found in:
PBS Teacher Previews: February 4 - 10, 2007
Masterpiece Theatre
"The Sally Lockhart Mysteries: The Ruby in the Smoke"
High School
Sunday, February 4, 2007
9 - 10:30 pm
Scrappy teen Sally Lockhart has a mind for numbers and for
sleuthing. In this vivid adaptation of the first book in
Phillip Pullman's quartet of novels, "The Ruby in the Smoke,"
the orphan Sally Lockhart uncovers the secrets of her father's
death, discovers hidden cursed jewels and faces England's
deadliest villains. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Learn more about author Philip Pullman at the companion Web


"Forgotten Genius"
Middle / High School
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
8 - 10:00 pm
This film tells the fascinating and largely unknown story of
scientific triumph and racial inequality. It covers the
extraordinary life journey of Percy Julian, one of the great
chemists of the 20th century. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Download our lesson plan in which students investigate physical
and chemical changes.
[NOTE: See teaching guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]


American Experience
"The Living Weapon"
Elementary / Middle / High School
Monday, February 5, 2007
9 - 10:00 pm
In early 1942, soon after the United States entered World War
II, President Franklin Roosevelt received an alarming report:
Germany and Japan were developing biological weapons. The U.S.
and its allies rushed to develop their own germ warfare
program, enlisting some of America's most promising scientists
in the effort. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Use our online map to find some of the declassified United
States biological weapons program sites.
[NOTE: See teaching guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]


The Supreme Court
"A Nation of Liberties"
Middle / High School
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
9 - 10:00 pm
The third episode focuses on the court's reaction to state and
federal legislation on Bill of Rights freedoms, with special
attention to the explosion of civil rights cases from the early
1940s to the present. This program highlights the Warren Court
as it confronts the issues of race, gender and religion. (CC,
Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

What direction will the Supreme Court take under the leadership
of its new chief justice, John Roberts? What are some of the
big issues we can expect the Court to tackle in the coming
years and decades? Log on to find out.
[NOTE: Episodes 1 and 2 previously posted. – Phyllis ]

The Supreme Court
"The Rehnquist Revolution"
Middle / High School
Wednesday, February 7, 2007
10 - 11:00 pm
The final episode details the extraordinary opportunity
exploited by President Richard Nixon: to name four of the
court's nine judges, effectively wiping out almost half of the
Warren court. The last hour of the series also investigates how
the court rose in importance to become the institution most
responsible for resolving the central questions of American
life. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Read about four Supreme Court cases that dealt with the balance
of federal and state power and see if you can figure out how
the majority ruled in each of these cases.
[NOTE: Episodes 1 and 2 previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Cell Structure
High School

This animated tutorial about animal, plant and prokaryotic
cells demonstrates parts of the cells such as cytoplasm,
ribosomes, mitochondria, Golgi Apparatus, vacuoles and other
components. After you learn about each type, try your hand at
constructing your own cell.
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: Home page: Interactive Animations in Biochemistry
Shortened URL:
- previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Copyright 2007 PBS Online.

---------Forwarded Message--------
[NOVA Teachers] Forgotten Genius airs Feb. 6
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 14:04:06 -0500 (EST)

Hello Educators,

Next week NOVA presents a fascinating and largely unknown story of
scientific triumph and racial inequality. The two-hour special,
"Forgotten Genius," explores the compelling story of 20th-century
chemist Percy Lavon Julian, a world-class scientist and civil rights
pioneer who helped break new ground in the chemistry of plants.
(Subjects covered: chemistry, social studies, U.S. history)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA Presents "Forgotten Genius"
Broadcast: Tuesday, February 6, 2007
(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.)

Watch Online
Watch the entire program online after the program airs. (Grades
6-8, 9-12)

Julian the Trailblazer
Read a summary of Julian's life to discover how he persevered
against all odds to succeed and find out what he did to mentor
other black chemists and further civil rights. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Do We Need Julian Today?
Consider to what degree the racism Julian endured still holds
sway in the scientific world, 32 years after his death, in this
article by chemist and racism expert Donna Nelson. (Grades 6-8,

The Producer's Story
Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the "Forgotten Genius"
producer made a documentary on a scientist about whom little was
known. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Career Milestones
Discover some of the highlights in Julian's career in this slide
show time line spanning 1929 to the present. (Flash plug-in
required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Julian Speaks
Hear Percy Julian himself in these audio excerpts from a 1965
speech. (Flash plug-in required; printable version available.)
(Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Those Who Knew Him
Listen in as six people who were close to Julian -- including a
former student, his coworkers, and his son -- recount stories of
his life and struggles. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8,

Nature's Pharmacy
Learn about some plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi that have
been synthesized for human benefit. (Flash plug-in required;
printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Build a Steroid
Follow the steps a chemist takes to synthesize a starter chemical
compound (diosgenin) into a steroid (adrenal hormone cortisone).
(Flash plug-in required; printable version available.) (Grades

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students visit stations to
investigate physical and chemical changes and then apply what
they have learned to a story about physical and chemical changes
that occur in everyday life. (Grades 6-8)

Program Transcript
Find a complete narration for this program after broadcast.

Plus Watch a Preview and Links and Books.

* * * * * * * *
---------Forwarded Message--------
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 18:24:25 -0500 (EST)
News from American Experience

Monday, February 5 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

You can't see it. You can't hear it. You can't smell it. Yet a
biological weapon could destroy an entire city. In 1942, the
United States government, with President Franklin Roosevelt in
the White House, began a highly classified program to research
and develop bioweapons. It was the first in a series of steps,
each motivated by fear of powerful enemies, that took the United
States down a path to develop a new weapon of mass destruction.

From producer John Rubin, this one-hour AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
documentary offers an unprecedented look at more than two decades
of closed-door meetings, secret test sites, determined
scientists, and human subjects that attempted to turn some of the
world's most potent germs into some of the world's most deadly
weapons. "It was a turning point in the way America was willing
to fight," says producer John Rubin. "Roosevelt's decision
acknowledged the readiness to use a kind of weapon that military
leaders had long shunned as dishonorable."

Learn more Monday night on PBS when AMERICAN EXPERIENCE premieres

Can't tune in on Monday? Visit AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Online after
Monday's premiere to watch the film online.

Declassified Films

While researching the U.S. biological weapons program for THE
LIVING WEAPON, producer John Rubin filed numerous requests for
information under the Freedom of Information Act. Through his
diligence, a number of documents and short films were
declassified. Watch the films here.

Diseases as Weapons

In 2001, the world saw postal service in Washington, D.C. slow to
a crawl when Anthrax was discovered in the mail. From Anthrax to
Yellow Fever, a host of diseases have the potential to be used as
weapons that can incapacitate or simply destroy a city. Explore
the history of their consideration, development, or actual use as

Behind the Scenes

"Operation Whitecoat" was a project that employed Seventh-day
Adventists who fulfilled their military obligations by serving as
human subjects in the U.S. biological weapons program. This
experiment on the effects of a range of disease agents on humans
and monkeys was performed at Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah in
1955. Go behind the scenes to see how producer/director John
Rubin and his team recreated "Operation Whitecoat" for the film.

Thursday, February 01, 2007


Thurs., Feb. 1, 2007 - AMEX: The Rockefellers

The Rockefellers
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Rockefellers Timeline 1839-1985

Interactive Game: Corner the Market

Other sections of the site: Special Features, Maps, People & Events, and a Teacher’s Guide


Thurs., Feb. 1, 2007 - Dow Jones History

Site found in:

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, October 5, 2006
Read This Online

Dow Jones History
Timeline for this company founded in 1882 by Charles Henry Dow, Edward Davis Jones, and Charles Milford Bergstresser "in a small basement office at 15 Wall Street in New York." Significant dates include the 1884 founding of the Dow Jones Indexes (which include the Dow Jones Industrial Average), 1889 when The Wall Street Journal began publication, and 1897 when the "Ticker" was announced. From Dow Jones & Company.
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Karen G. Schneider,
LII New This Week Listowner, and
Director, Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!

Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Thurs., Feb. 1, 2007 - Marketer's Timeline 1000-2030 / Marketer's Portal

Timeline from 1000-2030
Historical and a glimpse of the future. Check out the timeline for the years of 2000s.

Found on:
Marketer’s Portal (from the UK, but includes some US sites)
Sections: Daily Sites, Useful Sites, Corporate and Brand Sites by Category,
and Media Sites


Thurs., Feb. 1, 2007 - Using Super Bowl Ads in the Classroom

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

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 22:03:25 -0500 (EST)
From: Frank Baker
Subject: Using Super Bowl Ads In The Classroom

Hello, my name is Frank Baker. I am the webmaster for The Media Literacy
Clearinghouse web site.

Sunday's Super Bowl game offers educators another opportunity to use these
popular commercials in the classroom.

I have developed a Super Bowl Ad Web Site that I hope you will forward to
any teacher who teaches the language of advertising and techniques of persuasion.

The site includes background articles, links to previous Super Bowl Ads, and
much more.

The URL is
Media Literacy Clearinghouse
( )

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Wed., Jan. 31, 2007 - Based on a True Story

Site found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #425 10/19/2006

Based on a True Story

Many of the films made these days are based on or inspired by true stories
and real-life events. Movie buffs will love this cool website, which
allows you to peek behind the script and meet the real people whose lives
became the foundation for a Hollywood film.

Meet the real people behind the "reel stories" such as "Erin Brockovich",
"Invincible", "Frida", "Goodfellas", "Schindler's List" and other powerful
movies. Browse alphabetically by movie title, click on a movie to meet the
real person, and then read an interview about their life experience and its
correspondence to the film that was made in their honor.


Wed., Jan. 31, 2007 - Marie Antoinette

Surfing the Net with Kids: Marie Antoinette
Page contains links to several 5 annotated sites and 4 honorable mentions.
Some of the sites were previously posted. - Phyllis


Wed., Jan. 31, 2007 - 300 Women Who Changed the World

300 Women Who Changed The World
From the site:
“In profiling 300 women who changed the world, Encyclopædia Britannica has chosen those whose contributions have endured through the ages”.
Site includes a timeline and the content is offered alphabetically, geographically, and chronologically.


Wed., Jan. 31, 2007 - Frederick Douglass and American History

February 2007 Feature of the Month
Frederick Douglass and American History

The Feature of the Month is a free and publicly-available feature of the
Oxford African American Studies Center [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

See Also: Previous Features
Civil Rights Movement
Emancipation and the Meaning of Juneteenth
African American Artists before the Twentieth Century
Hip Hop's Early Influences
Women and Literature
The Negro Leagues
African American Artists during the Twentieth Century

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Tues., Jan. 30, 2007 - Wordsworth Variorum Archive

Site found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006

Wordsworth Variorum Archive
Record Id: 647662
Created: 2006-07-12 14:57:32
Categories: liberal

"The Wordsworth Variorum Archive (WVA) is a digital archive of the
poetry of William Wordsworth. The archive makes available Wordsworth's
poetry as it was originally published, arranged by published volume."

Browse Edition
Browse by Title
Compare Texts


Tues., Jan. 30, 2007 - Poetry in Children's Literature / Library Student Journal

Poetry in Children's Literature: Development of a Genre
From the site:
“This literature survey traces the development of poetry for children, primarily in the United States and Great Britain. Poetry published for children is rooted in oral literature, such as lullabies, ballads, and nursery rhymes. Early poetry printed specifically for children was most often instructional, morally edifying, and rhymed in order to aid in memorization.”

From: Library Student Journal
From the site:
“Library Student Journal is an international peer-reviewed journal for future information science professionals edited by students at the University at Buffalo.”


Tues., Jan. 30, 2007 - Poetry Branching Out

Poetry Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century
“A program…to present accessible, engaging talks by distinguished poet/scholars about celebrated modern and classic poets.

Poets and Their Subjects
From the site:
“In this section you will find a list of current and past Presenters and Subjects, which are alphabetized below by the Lecturer's last name. Click on the names or photos for more information about the poets, including a sample poem, biography, and timeline.” Some audio files of the talks are included.



Tues., Jan. 30, 2007 - National Watch & Clock Museum / The Orchestra / Poetry Tool

Sites found in:

National Watch & Clock Museum Virtual Tour
Click anyplace on the map to get a brief history and images of the
exhibits, which include ancient timepieces, American and European clocks,
novelty clocks, wristwatches, marine chronometers, and lots more.


The Orchestra: a User's Manual
The Philharmonia orchestra offers this introduction to the orchestra,
orchestration, composition, and instruments, using text, quicktime videos
of Philharmonia musicians, audio clips, and "illustrative musical
examples." Composition students will find this especially valuable.


Poetry Tool
This wonderful resource from the Poetry Foundation allows you to browse
first by poets, poems, audiovisuals, articles, and children's, then by
further appropriate subdivisions; under Children's, for instance, you can
browse "Poems to Read," "Poems by Age," "Poems by Category,"
and "Articles." You can also look for reading guides, live readings, book
picks, excerpts from Poetry Magazine, and more.
[NOTE: Home page previously posted.- Phyllis ]

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

Monday, January 29, 2007


Mon., Jan. 29, 2007 - Ableza: Native American Arts & Media Institute

From the site:
“Ableza is a Native American Arts and Media Institute in San Jose, CA. We are dedicated to promoting, preserving and protecting traditional and contemporary arts by Native American Peoples… Ableza is organized to enrich our social and cultural heritages through arts education, performance and production, all with a strong base in literacy and empowerment for youth. This function enlightens and enhances Native American images as viewed by diverse cultures around the world, and educates the youth about their heritage and about the cultures of other peoples from this hemisphere.”
Site includes a Tips For Teachers page and a page of related links
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Jan. 29, 2007 - Heritage Teaching Resources / Lyrics

Sites found in:

Heritage Teaching Resources - Smithsonian Education
Shortened URL:
Teaching resources from all the Smithsonian collections to support the
various heritage months (Black History, Women's History, Hispanic
Heritage, Asian Pacific Americans, and American Indian Heritage). The
Resource Library is searchable by type of material, grade level, topic,
and media.
[NOTE: Hispanic Heritage resources previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Lyrics from LyricWiki
Browse by artist, album title, or song through more than 240,000 current
entries. One advantage of a wiki, where many people with different
obsessions can contribute, is that pretty much all styles, time periods
(at least 1930s and up), and nationalities are represented here.


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


Mon., Jan. 29, 2007 - Native Americans

Sites found in:
Weekly Tips for Teachers #332- Native American Issue
Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2006's- Weekly Tips for Teachers Issue #332
This week's teaching theme is Native Americans.
To view this week’s newsletter, visit the following web address:

Teaching Theme: Native Americans

Links to Native American resources
Shortened URL:


Mon., Jan. 29, 2007 - From Librarians' Internet Index, New This Week: Nov. 9, 2006

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, November 9, 2006
Read This Online :

Kristallnacht: The November 1938 Pogroms
"On November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a wave of pogroms against Germany's Jews. In the space of a few hours, thousands of synagogues and Jewish businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed. This event came to be called Kristallnacht ('Night of Broken Glass') for the shattered store windowpanes." This site features an exhibition with a historical overview and details about what was destroyed. From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
LII Item:

[NOTE: Online Exhibitions
Some previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Chess: The Mechanical Turk
This 2005 article discusses how "during the 18th century, a chess-playing automaton held audiences in Europe and America in thrall" and how the machine was found to be a hoax in that "the Turk was actually manipulated by someone hidden in the cabinet during the performance." Includes details about how the Mechanical Turk operated and how Edgar Allan Poe almost discovered the truth. From the Credit Suisse online magazine.
Shortened URL:
LII Item:


Capital Punishment: All Points of View on the Death Penalty
This site "deals with the execution of criminals found guilty of having committed serious crimes. ... Most democracies in the world have abandoned the death penalty. The U.S. and Japan and South Korea are the only exceptions." Features data, a description of methods (such as hanging, electric chair, firing squad, and lethal injection), material about the status of the death penalty worldwide, and links to related sites. From the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. -
Phyllis ]


Voices From the Wall: Personal Stories About the Fall of the Berlin Wall
This site from 2006 celebrates the 16th anniversary of the reunification of Germany (October 3, 1990) and how the Berlin Wall came down starting on November 9, 1989. Features a timeline with video clips about the Berlin Wall, personal accounts, and material about how the wall has been "dismantled, destroyed, and commemorated." Includes links to related sites. From the German Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Shortened URL:
LII Item:

[NOTE: See Also: From Cold War Division to Peaceful Unification:
Berlin Wall Map & Timeline
Shortened URL: - Phyllis ]


Milestones of Flight
Companion to an exhibition highlighting "some of the major 'firsts' in aviation and space history." Features illustrated descriptions of the 1903 Wright Flyer (first successful airplane), Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis" (first solo transatlantic flight), Sputnik I (first artificial satellite), Gemini IV (first American spacewalk), Breitling Orbiter 3 Gondola (first nonstop around-the-world balloon flight), and others. From the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Special of the Month: Aviation Month
This annotated collection of links celebrates Aviation History Month in November. Topics include aviation and flight history, biographies, museums, women in aviation, and World War II. Includes a section on aviator Adela Riek Scharr ("the first women licensed to fly commercially in St. Louis and one of the first women to serve as a pilot with the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron") and aviation activities for children. From the St. Louis Public Library.
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American Indian Heritage Month
This site commemorates the historical participation of Native Americans in the U.S. armed forces. Topics include American Indian Medal of Honor Recipients, Native American women veterans, and Native Americans in World War II and the Korean War. Includes links to related sites. From the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Sunday, January 28, 2007


Sun., Jan. 28, 2007 - Dictionary of American and British Idioms & Slang

A Dictionary of American and British Idioms and Slang
Look for idioms by section
Look for idioms containing a specific word
Look for idioms explained by a specific word


Sun., Jan. 28, 2007 - Storyline Online

Storyline Online

From the site:
“Storyline Online is an innovative website featuring well-known actors reading quality children's picture books aloud.
Offered free of charge, these imaginatively produced videos fully capture the intricate illustrations, colors and textures of each book. Storyline Online also includes a supplemental activities section developed by an Early Literacy curriculum specialist. The videos and related activities strengthen comprehension, verbal and written skills of English language learners worldwide.”
A program of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
[Suggested by a list member]

[NOTE: Also from Screen Actors Guild Foundation:
BookPALS previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Jan. 28, 2007 - A Game A Day

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Wednesday, November 8, 2006 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
A Game A Day

Age Range: 8 - 13 (but challenging enough for older kids and even adults)

List member, MaryAnna, discovered this terrific website that offers a
monthly calendar of interactive language arts games. Each day of the month
you can click on a new game to hone your language arts skills. Some require
critical thinking and math skills too! She prepared the following review...

This website presents two original language arts games, at two levels of
difficulty, for each weekday of the present month. Each month there is a
completely new set of games. (Note: There is a link at the bottom of the
current's month puzzle that allows you to access the previous month's

Many of the Level I games include fun animations that will put a smile on
the faces of the children who play them. The Level II games are interactive
but without the cartoon characters; the pleasure is in the puzzles
themselves. The games give instant feedback for any correct portion of an
answer. In addition to vocabulary and spelling practice, the games increase
exposure to names of famous people, characters in books, sports teams,
countries, and even a famous historic quotation!

There is a terrific variety of games and puzzles to suit every taste.
Bookmark this site to return each month for new games!

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.


Sun., Jan. 28, 2007 - Logical Fallacies / PowerPoint Templates / GirlPower: Retouch

Sites found in:
ConnectEng, the newsletter of Web English Teacher
October 22, 2006

Logical Fallacies
Help students recognize errors in reasoning with the resources on this page.

720 Free PowerPoint Templates
As more and more teachers incorporate slide presentations for teaching and learning, we can appreciate a resource that expands our options. These templates are organized by category.

GirlPower: Retouch
This interactive site reveals how a model's photograph is retouched to perfection before it appears on a magazine cover. Every teen girl concerned about her body image should visit this site.
[Click on “Unveil the fraud: Click Here!”]


Carla Beard
Web English Teacher

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