Saturday, March 10, 2007


Sat., March 10, 2007 - How Many of Me

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, December 26, 2006

How Many of Me

Today's site offers some sprightly information on the probability of
determining the number of people with the same first and last names. Gentle
Subscribers, taking the results with a grain of salt, may enjoy checking
out the number of people in the U.S. sharing their names.

"There are millions of people in the United States. How many people have
your name? ... In our completely non-expert opinion, we say that the
program gives a decent ballpark estimate, but it shouldn't be used for
anything more than that." - from the website

Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau's 1990 census, the last census
to require names of respondents, the website asks visitors to input their
first and last names to find how many others are likely to have the same.
Those interested in the statistical accuracy of the results can consult the
Accuracy Information section, while the FAQ answers a variety of queries,
including why some names return no results.

Hop over to the site for a light-hearted look at the estimated number of
folks sharing their names at:

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


Sat., March 10, 2007 - Search Engines for Kids

Search Engines for Kids


Quintura for Kids


Sat., March 10, 2007 - L-A-T-C-H Mnemonic

L-A-T-C-H memory aid to organizing information
An interactive mnemonic for structuring information using Location, Alphabetical Order, Time, Categories, and Hierarchy, including examples of each.
[NOTE: Other pages from Kidport ( ) previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., March 10,2007 - Study Skills Guide for Students

Study Skills Guide for Students
From the site:
“Developing effective study skills, improving reading comprehension, discovering your own personal study style, learning to manage your time more efficiently and learning the best way to prepare for exams are just a few of the topics covered in ‘The Study Skills Guide for Students’.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Friday, March 09, 2007


Fri., March 9, 2007 - Bogus Websites

Bogus Websites-maybe?


Fake websites or spoof websites. Examples of false sites to aid in evaluating internet resources
From the site:
“Librarians and educators need to be able to illustrate to students and users alike that websites cannot always be trusted to provide truthful and accurate data. This page provides examples of websites that are full of lies, inaccuracies or false information - either for amusement or for more worrying reasons.”
This page last updated December 2nd 2006
From: Phil Bradley’s website:


Bogus or Real Web Sites?
From the site:
“Bogus web sites have become a serious problem for those who surf the Internet in search of accurate information.”

Another bogus site:
"Facts About" series


Fri., March 9, 2007 - Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes & Misinformation

Better Read That Again: Web Hoaxes and Misinformation
by Paul S. Piper, Librarian, Western Washington University
Vol.8, No. 8 • Sept. 2000

From the site:
“Hoax sites offer “teaching moments,” and in fact a number of them have been created for this very reason, for example the University of Santa Anita AIDS Facts, Mankato, Minnesota, and Clones-R-Us.”


Fri., March 9, 2007 - Sites to See: April Fools and Media Literacy

Sites to See: April Fools and Media Literacy
Included: More than three dozen sites for April Fools’ Day fun and for media literacy lessons throughout the year.
[NOTE: Previously posted. Page updated 02/28/2006.- Phyllis ]


Fri., March 9, 2007 - Women's History Month / April Fool's Day / Holidays & Celebrations Through the Year

Women’s History Month

April Fool's Day

For more holiday links see:
Through the Year Holidays and Celebrations

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

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Thur., March 8, 2007 - Cool Planet: On the Line

Cool Planet: On the Line
From the site:
“On the Line was a millennium project that explored and celebrated the lives of people who live in the eight countries lying along the zero degree meridian line: Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom.”
Explore the ocean, the rainforest and the desert. Take a virtual journey through each country. Tabs include Sport, Arts & Crafts, Music & Dance, Daily Life and Food. The Guide Book includes history, geography, facts & figures, environment, society and education.
Some pages are available in French and/or Spanish.
All text is available in a printable version.

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


Thur., March 8, 2007 - Cutural Profiles / Supreme Court / 1906 San Francisco Earthquake / Global Warming / Pluto Debate

Sites found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006

Cultural Profiles Project
Record Id: 655836
Created: 2006-12-19 13:48:32
Categories: culture,liberal

Overviews of life and customs in 100 countries, provided by Citizenship
and Immigration Canada. Information includes historical background,
family life, work, health care, education, food, communication,
spirituality, and holidays. Profiles for each country are available in

Supreme Court Watch : NewsHour Online In-Depth Coverage
Record Id: 655834
Created: 2006-12-19 10:35:32
Categories: govpub,liberal

Transcripts and/or audio/video of PBS' NewsHour analyses of the
arguments before and decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court. Also
includes profiles of current justices of the Supreme Court and a brief
history of the Court.
Coverage: 1995 to present

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, 100 Years Later : NewsHour Online In-Depth Coverage
Record Id: 655617
Created: 2006-12-16 12:17:32
Categories: govpub,liberal,maps,physci

PBS's NewsHour provides videos, audio broadcasts, and news reports on
the subject of the San Francisco 1906 earthquake, as well as links to
other sites concerning earthquakes and earth science.

Birth of Earthquake Science
Bay Area Preparedness
P-wave Warnings
Map: Major Bay Area Faults
Slide Show: Deconstructing the 1906 Quake
Interactive: Will This Building Stand?
Lesson Plan: History Through First-Person Accounts Additional
Predicting Earthquakes
PBS' Savage Earth
PBS' Nature
NOVA teacher's guide comparing volcanoes and earthquakes
KQED earthquake features

Global Warming Debate : NewsHour Online In-Depth Coverage
Record Id: 655609
Created: 2006-12-14 18:50:32
Categories: govpub,physci

This Online NewsHour provides information on Global Warming and some of
the strategies to bring it under control.

What Is Global Warming?
U.S. Policy Struggle
International Snapshot
Emissions Trading Ins and Outs
Sidebar: Venus Express
Lesson Plan: Arctic Warming

Pluto Debate : NewsHour Online In-Depth Coverage
Record Id: 655608
Created: 2006-12-14 18:34:32
Categories: govpub,physci

This site supplies information concerning the debate on the
reclassification of Pluto as a "dwarf planet".

Timeline: Pluto in the News
Pop Culture Tries to Save Pluto
Pluto Debate: Overshadowing More Important Space News?
Lesson Plan: Planet Categorization


Thur., March 8, 2007 - Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, December 7, 2006

Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind, and Spirit
[NOTE: Previously posted.. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the American Museum of Natural History, explores the
heritage and traditions of Vietnam, while considering the adaptations to
modern times which have occurred in the country over the past thirty years.
Gentle Subscribers will discover an enlightening presentation designed to
highlight the rich culture of this nation.

"In this exhibition, we invite you to journey through a changing Vietnam
and to experience the incredible diversity of its landscape and its
people." - from the website

The exhibit features perspectives of Vietnam through an examination of
topics such as festivals, from Tet to the Mid-Autumn Children's
celebrations, to the rites of marriage and death. A look at the colorful
marketplaces of village life reveals the changes the country has
experienced through the burgeoning tourist industry and the new global
demand for its goods. Throughout the presentation, Vietnamese artefacts,
vivid photos of urban and rural settings, and images of festival
celebrations, provide a visual representation of the intertwining of the
old and new Vietnam.

Voyage to the site for an evocative exhibition on Vietnam at:

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


Thur., March 8, 2007 - Gift of the Indus

Gift of the Indus
From the site:
“Art is an expression of culture. It reflects a people’s hopes, dreams and sorrows. This site tells the story of the country of Pakistan—the history of its land and the people who live there—through its music, dance, theater and visual arts.”
In addition to the Arts, there are sections on The Nation: The People, The Land and The Culture and Daily Life: Friends and Family, Out and About.

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

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Wed., March 7, 2007 - Art Across the Curriculum

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, January 13, 2007, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art: Art Across the Curriculum

Grade Range: None given, but probably ages 10 and up because of the content.
Parents, as always, will want to use discretion based on the child's
maturity level.

Throughout history, artists in terrible circumstances have used art to
release and express their powerful emotions. On this website you will have
the opportunity to explore and respond in kind to six such paintings on
display at the Blanton Museum of Art.

This site can be navigated either by clicking one of the six individual
paintings or by selecting one of the four themes from the list below them.
(Two of the themes correspond to more than one painting.) When you are
finished with a section or theme, remember to use the "main" and "back" tabs
below the painting instead of closing the current window. :)

*Texas Cowboy: Myth and Reality: Look closely at Charles Marion Russell's
"The Slick Ear" and William Robinson Leigh's "The Roping." See how well you
can differentiate between truths and myths about cowboys in the Wild West.
Follow three links to external sites to learn more about the hardships faced
by cowboys in history and in the modern world. Sing along with a popular
cowboy song, then learn how to encapsulate your feelings in your own ballad
and email it to someone (or to yourself). (Note: If you can't get the
streaming audio to work, it's also available here for free in mp3 format: )

*Assembling a Story: Various details in Radcliff Bailey's "By the River"
reveal different aspects of his African-American family's experiences. This
collage also has "hot spots" that link to videos of the artist telling about
this artwork and his family background; unfortunately, not everyone will be
able to get these videos to work. But the final section provides guidance
for researching and telling the history of a group of people by means of
your own collage. Have fun!

*Learning Empathy Through Art: Mouse over various parts of Ben Shahn's "From
That Day On" to see how the artist uses details to express his feelings
about the aftermath of the World War II bombing of Japan. In "The Artwork in
Context," be sure to click on "Check out these Resources" to access a few
off-site sources of further information about the historical context,
followed by some Questions for Reflection. This artwork can provoke some
powerful feelings. With the help of a sample and some guidance on this site,
you can express those feelings in Haiku, a traditional Japanese poetry form.

*Overcoming Censorship Through Art: Look closely at two works of art created
in repressive societies and creatively distributed: "Zero Dollar" by Cildo
Meireles, and "Sin rostros (No tracks) by Eugenio Dittborn. Learn about the
challenges posed by censorship of art, and learn the artists' innovative
ways to gain an audience for their work anyway. Think about what you would
do in such a situation. Then write an essay based on what you have learned!

This is really a unique site. Enjoy! :)

MaryAnna Cashmore
Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2007, 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.


Wed., March 7, 2007 - CNN's Cultural Living: Focus on American High Art

CNN’s Cultural Living: Focus on American High Art
From the site:
“The forces of globalization and new technology have affected just about every facet of American life. How are they influencing its art scene?”
Site includes galleries of art and architecture, audio slide show,
and timeline of the history of American art.


Wed., March 7, 2007 - Art & Architecture

Art and Architecture
From the site:
“The Art and Architecture web site is designed to be explored. There are more than 40,000 images here, and a network of over half a million links. There are amazing and wonderful things to find, and any number of ways of finding them.”
Free registration required to save searches.


Wed., March 7, 2007 - Chaco Digital Archive / Healia / Architectural Terms Glossary

Sites found in:

INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Thu, 07 Dec 2006

Chaco Digital Initiative
Record Id: 655525
Created: 2006-12-07 00:29:32
Categories: liberal

Archive of Chaco Canyon archaeology includes:
-- bibliography
-- Chaco timeline
-- gallery
-- inventory database
-- maps
-- texts
-- tree ring data

Healia : Health Search Engine
Record Id: 655431
Created: 2006-12-06 14:17:32
Categories: bioag

Search engine for medical and health information. Features several ways
to filter results, including source and target audience.
From the site:
“All information on Healia is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Seek professional health care if you have a health concern.”

---------------------------------------- : Glossary of Architectural Terms
Record Id: 655421
Created: 2006-12-04 14:32:32
Categories: arts,physci

Concise dictionary of architectural terms with an alphabetical index.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Tues., March 6, 2007 - PBS: P.O.V.:Two Towns of Jasper

Two Towns of Jasper
From the site:
In 1998, “one of the most appalling crimes in recent American history — the brutal murder of African-American James Byrd, Jr., who was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white supremacists in Jasper, Texas.”

Resources include links to sites on Tolerance/Fighting Racism White Privilege Hate Symbols Hate Crimes
From the site:
“This section offers additional resources and links on the P.O.V. website, PBS Online and on the Web related to the topics and themes evoked in "Two Towns of Jasper." Related organizations are also highlighted with links to their respective websites.”


Tues., March 6, 2007 - WeatherBug / Documenting the Future / Media Literacy Clearinghouse / 2007 Year of the Dolphin

Sites found in:

Jan. 5-11, 2007

New From WeatherBug: Data Visualization:
Weather Condition Graphs, Company Also Releases Weather Info Search Tool

Live Conditions Graphs
Graphs for several types of data from the thousands of weather stations that make up the WeatherBug Network.

+ Temperature: Last 24 Hours, Last Week, Last Month, Last Year

+ Windspeed: Last 24 Hours, Last Week, Last Month, Last Year

+ Humidity: Last 24 Hours, Last Week, Last Month, Last Year

Additionally, WeatherBug has released “Location Search.”
Simply enter a Zip Code or City, State and the local Weatherbug stations
will be listed. Click again to receive near real-time data. U.S. and global locations.


Full Text Book: Documenting the Future: A K-12 Education Handbook
The Center for Digital Education is proud to announce the release of a new K-12 Education Handbook. The handbook explores how, since the invention of the printing press in the 15th century, printing and the creation of documents has changed and where it’s headed.
Direct to Full Text (Free, Registration Required)


Media Literacy Clearinghouse

A web site designed for K-12 educators who want to:
learn more about media literacy
integrate it into classroom instruction
help students read the media
help students become more media aware

Source: Frank W. Baker (education consultant; former journalist and school administrator)


United Nations: 2007 is the Year of the Dolphin
Resources and news. Includes:
a species reference guide and interactive map
and interactive map

Source: United Nations (via U.N. Pulse)

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


Tues., March 6, 2007 - Stephen Foster / Privacy Lost

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, January 11, 2007
Read This Online :

Stephen Foster
Companion to a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) American Experience program about 19th century songwriter Stephen Foster, who composed some 200 songs, including "Oh! Susanna," "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," and "Camptown Races." Features an illustrated timeline, a gallery of printable sheet music and associated audio clips, an essay on blackface minstrel shows, and more. Also includes a teacher's guide.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Privacy Lost
Collection of stories from October 2006 examining "the steady erosion of Americans' privacy, whether people are concerned and what impact other new technologies might have on your right to be left alone." Topics include technology (such as email and wireless video recorders), smart driver's licenses, comparison between U.S. and European laws, and celebrities and aggressive paparazzi. From MSNBC.
LII Item:


Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Tues., March 6, 2007 - From Infomine Email Alert Service, Dec. 14, 2006

Sites found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006

Google Patent Search
Record Id: 655607
Created: 2006-12-14 11:28:32
Categories: govpub,physci

Search the full text of of over 7 million United States patents.
Advanced Patent Search allows search by patent number, patent title,
inventor name, assignee name, U.S. classification code, international
classification code, issue date, and filing date.

Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time
Record Id: 655604
Created: 2006-12-13 11:46:32
Categories: arts

Exhibition illustrating the social and musical environment of Mozart's
time and how it influenced composition and performance practices.
Exhibit also includes biographical background, images, and essays on the
romanticization of Mozart's life after his early death.

Gulf 2000 Project
Record Id: 655599
Created: 2006-12-12 14:53:32
Categories: govpub,liberal

The Gulf/2000 Project provides a collection of links to resources
relating to the eight countries of the Persian Gulf region. The website
has links to sites containing background information, newspapers, and
government information, and includes a map of each country and
information about its history, geography, politics, economics and
military forces.

The Union Makes Us Strong : TUC (Trades Union Congress) History Online
Record Id: 655550
Created: 2006-12-11 15:56:32
Categories: liberal

This site provides access to a number of resources relating to landmarks
in the history of the British labour movement taken from the Trades
Union Congress (TUC) library, including the annual TUC Report for 1868
to 1968.

British trade union movement timeline
General Strike of 1926
Match Girls strike in 1888
The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

European NAvigator
Record Id: 655546
Created: 2006-12-11 14:10:32
Categories: liberal

European NAvigator (ENA) is a knowledge base dedicated to the history
and institutions of a united Europe. This site provides a collection of
more than 5,000 documents including photographs, treaties, newspaper
articles, interviews, synopses, maps, diagrams, and facsimiles of
documents, as well as film recordings, and sound clips documenting the
history and institutions of post-war Europe.

NOTE: This website requires that 'flash player' be loaded on a user’s

Media Awareness Network : Information Privacy
Record Id: 655543
Created: 2006-12-11 01:01:32
Categories: liberal

Resources on information privacy, including articles on Canadian and
American legislation.

[NOTE: See Also: Information Privacy and Children
Shortened URL:
Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Media Awareness Network : Online Hate
Record Id: 655541
Created: 2006-12-08 15:22:32
Categories: culture,liberal

Reports and information on online hate sites, the limits of free speech,
common characteristics of hate sites, and resources on education and
filtering software.
{NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Media Awareness Network : Media Stereotyping
Record Id: 655540
Created: 2006-12-08 15:09:32
Categories: culture,liberal

Articles and resources on media portrayals of:
-- ethnic minorities
-- native peoples
-- girls and women
-- men and masculinity
-- gays and lesbians
-- whiteness
-- social classes

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

Media Awareness Network : Media Violence
Record Id: 655539
Created: 2006-12-08 14:51:32
Categories: liberal

Reports, articles, studies and essays on media violence:
-- violence in media entertainment
-- business of media violence
-- research on the effects of media violence
-- debates on regulating violence in the media
-- government and industry responses; Canadian context
-- education

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

Tracking Nuclear Proliferation : NewsHour Online In-Depth Coverage
Shortened URL:
Record Id: 655528
Created: 2006-12-07 11:49:32
Categories: govpub,liberal

From PBS's NewsHour, reports on efforts to limit the spread of nuclear
weapons technology. Includes nuclear glossary, weapons proliferation
timeline/map, and country profiles.

Darfur Crisis : NewsHour Online In-Depth Coverage
Shortened URL:
Record Id: 655527
Created: 2006-12-07 11:35:32
Categories: govpub,liberal

From PBS's NewsHour, transcripts and audios of broadcasts and other news
reports on the subject of the conflict and humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

Monday, March 05, 2007


Mon., March 5, 2007 - eLECTIONS: An Election Campaign Simulation

Site found in:
Cable in the Classroom e-News

eLECTIONS: Your Adventure in Politics

From eLECTIONS Frequently Asked Questions
eLECTIONS is a free, fun, election campaign simulation. It puts you in the driver's seat running a presidential campaign. This high-speed, broadband adventure uses interactive tools, streaming audio & video clips, rich 3-D animated graphics, fun sound effects, and self-directed interactivity. Kids and adults make all the decisions for a virtual run for the U.S. Presidency, allocating budget, selecting key issues, choosing where to campaign, and responding to the opponent’s moves and other external events.
The one or two-player game is accessible to anyone with high-speed Internet access.
eLECTIONS teaches you about the political process.

Players select a political party, define a platform, and identify key issues. A spin of the virtual wheel takes their candidates on the campaign trail and triggers events – breaking news, lucky breaks, and skeletons in the closet – that need to be managed. Contributions come in, campaign funds are spent, and events are successful to varying degrees. Every decision a player makes has a different consequence, carrying the candidate to a new spot on the road to the White House or the path to defeat.


Mon., March 5, 2007 - All Things Political
From the site:
“Welcome to Our aim is to offer a more efficient gateway to leading political and governmental online resources. Our directories encompass many categories, ranging from the practical - with over 6,700 public school websites, 5,600 municipal government websites, and 2,100 county government websites - to the partisan - with over 1,100 Democratic and Republican county party sites.”


Mon., March 5, 2007 - America Votes: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia

America Votes: Presidential Campaign Memorabilia
from the Duke University Special Collections Library
From the site:
“Winners share the limelight with the defeated in this exhibit of U.S. presidential campaign memorabilia drawn primarily from the holdings of the Duke University Special Collections Library. The exhibit illustrates the nation's presidential elections in letters, sheet music, leaflets, buttons, and bumper stickers.

“You can read the following background information about the exhibit, or jump directly to items representing various candidates and political parties. We have also provided links to other web sites with information about U.S. presidential elections.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., March 5, 2007 - Who Votes, Who Doesn't, and Why / Rube Goldberg's Vote-Getting Machine

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

Who Votes, Who Doesn't, and Why: Regular Voters, Intermittent Voters, and Those Who Don't
This October 2006 report of survey results about American voting habits and views provides data on topics such as factors affecting whether people vote, views of country and community, and demographics of voters and non-voters (both registered and not registered). Includes a summary of findings and the full report. From the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.

[NOTE: See also:
Rube Goldberg, Vote-Getting Machine,
From: Political Illustration previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Sun., March 4, 2007 - Paul Revere

Paul Revere
From the site:
“Paul Revere (1735 - 1818) was an American patriot best known for riding on a borrowed horse from Boston to Lexington on April 18, 1775 to warn the colonists that British troops were approaching. The next day, when the British arrived in Lexington, the colonial minutemen were waiting for them.”
Site includes 9 links to related sites (5 Annotated, 4 Honorable Mentions)


Sun., March 4, 2007 - Roanoke Colonies Research Links

Roanoke Colonies Research Links
From the site:
“The "Roanoke Colonies Research Links" were assembled by Sara Davis and the pages were designed by Melissa Matyjasik, both of East Carolina University.” Sections Include:

History Links
Informative sites on the general history of the Roanoke Colony as well as a special section of links to articles about the 1998 discovery through the study of tree rings of drought at the time of the 1587 "Lost Colony."

Primary Sources, Biographical Materials, and Native American Cultures
Everything from Thomas Hariot's 1588 A Briefe and True Report to Sir Walter Raleigh's biography to the legend of Virginia Dare and the "White Doe" to sites about the Carolina Algonquin Indians.

"Lost Colony" Theory Links
Possible endings of the Roanoke colonization mystery.

Links for Children
For elementary and junior high students or anybody interested in fun Roanoke Colony sites.

Other Roanoke-Related Links
Research sites, links pages, and various other sites.


Sun., March 4, 2007 - History Now: 19th Century Technology

---------Forwarded Message--------
Subject: New Issue of History Now
Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2006

“History Now” Examines Nineteenth-Century Technology

The Institute is pleased to present the tenth issue of HISTORY NOW, a quarterly online journal for history teachers and students, available at

This issue looks at the technology that catapulted America into modernity in the 1800s, including the transcontinental railroad, photography, medical advances and electric light. As always, HISTORY NOW accompanies these scholarly essays with imaginative and accessible supporting material and lesson plans. HISTORY NOW also has collaborated with the National Museum of American History to create an interactive timeline of images of nineteenth century inventions, as well as a historical overview from the Museum's director, Brent D. Glass.


Sun., March 4, 2007 - Exploring U.S. History

Exploring U.S. History
From the site:
Online teaching modules for a U.S. history survey course covering the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.These modules…offer relevant exercises that reinforce textbook readings and classroom discussion. They provide an alternate, often entertaining, way of investigating historical concepts and problems.

Divided into four chronological periods, these modules cover a variety of topics, including indentured servitude, runaway slaves, popular culture in the 19th century, and advertisements in the early 20th century.
[NOTE: Several Resource Pages in these modules are empty.
SEE ALSO: Center for History and New Media ( )
Some of the other sites previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., March 4, 2007 - Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter, March 2007

Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter, March 2007, Pg. 3
Newsletter Archives

Alterna Timelines

American Museum of Natural History:
Resources for Learning

Harvard Library Open Collections Program
Women Working, 1870-1930
Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930


The National Humanities Center

Paleontology Portal

Resources for Teaching American History

Science Animations: Movies & Interactive Tutorial Links
Biology Tutorials and Resources

Science Learning Network

Temperance & Prohibition

Time-Warp: Archive of Vintage Technology Through the Decades

21st Century Literacies

World Heritage Centre: The List

Phyllis Anker

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