Saturday, March 31, 2007


Sat., March 31, 2007 - Rare Species Conservatory Foundation: Just For Kids

Rare Species Conservatory Foundation: Just For Kids
From the site:
“Welcome to Just For Kids! If you're interested in nature, this is the place to be! Browse around and discover fascinating facts about wildlife, wild places, and wild creatures. There are cool games to play, fun projects and crafts, as well as great photos of animals from around the world!”


Sat., March 31, 2007 - Strictly For Kids Eisenhower Home Virtual Tour / Jr. Secret Service Agent Program

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Friday, January 26, 2007 and time for a Virtual Field Trip
at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
The Strictly For Kids Eisenhower Home Virtual Tour
[NOTE: Other pages from - previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Age Range: 7-12 (non-readers will need help with text)

As Zac, your tour guide at this website, points out -- you can learn
a lot about a president by looking at his stuff!

This brief virtual tour of President Dwight David Eisenhower's home
is straightforward; just click on the red arrow at the bottom of
each page to get to the next. You will want to click on all of the
red highlighted words for more details, word definitions, and the
answers to some of Zac's questions about the 34th President and his
family such as:

-Who were some of the famous people who visited the Eisenhowers at
their home?
-What was Mrs. Eisenhower's favorite color and was it the same as
her husband's?
-Why is it said that many famous people walked across Eisenhower's
-What was his favorite television show?

Learn the answers to all of these questions and more!

At the end of the tour, there's a list of many of the important
facts that were mentioned during the tour -- a helpful reminder to
young visitors. If you click on "For Kids" on the last page of the
tour, it redirects you to...


This self-guided program was designed for children ages 7-12 to help
them understand what it's like to be a Secret Service Agent. When
you get to this page, scroll to the bottom and click on "On-Line
Junior Secret Service Agent Training Manual." Go ahead! Try it! If
you make it through all of the written exercises in this manual, you
can send it in by mail and receive a badge and a certificate! (You
already have a big head start if you were paying attention during
the tour. :)

MaryAnna Cashmore
Diane Flynn Keith
for Virtual Field Trips
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.


Sat., March 31, 2007 - The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War
Site includes timeline, maps, background information, and links to other sites.
From the site:
“This site does not try to document the entire history of the Vietnam War, but is intended as a picture essay illustrating some of the incredible conditions under which soldiers from both sides lived, fought, played and ultimately died.”
“Please be advised that strict copyright laws protect this site and under no circumstances may any images be copied or used.”


Sat., March 31, 2007 - Crisis Guide: The Korean Peninsula

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
Crisis Guide: The Korean Peninsula
"Chapters" include: Overview ; Parties to the Dispute ; Military Balance ; Nuclear Facilities ; Missile Program ; Economic View ; Historical Background ; Resources.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Friday, March 30, 2007


Fri., March 30, 2007 - More Earth Day Sites

Earth Day Sites

Earth Day
Shortened URL:

Every Day is Earth Day
After picking up paper, cans and plastic bottles, watch the animals return to the stream.

Keeping Our Planet Green
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Celebrate Earth Day with The Lorax
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt

Billy Bear’s It’s Earth Day!
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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

Earth Day in your neighborhood

EcoKids: Celebrate Earth Day (Canada)
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Earth Day


Fri., March 30, 2007 - Earth Day

Earth Day
Site includes 9 links to related sites (5 annotated, 4 Honorable Mentions)


Resources via Earth Day “Smart Answer” (
Earth Day
From the site:
“Earth Day is a day that was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson and focuses on environmental awareness. Another Earth Day called International Earth Day that takes place earlier in the year on the Spring Equinox. Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, 2007 in the United States this year. It is Tuesday, April 22, 2008 next year.”


Fri., March 30, 2007 - Chesapeake Bay Program: Animals & Plants, Habitats

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

Animals and Plants
From the site:
“The Bay and its surrounding watershed provide ideal habitat for many plant and animal species. Some of the better known inhabitants of the Bay include blue crabs, oysters, and striped bass. However the Bay also is home to many other species including several types of shark, shrimp, reptiles, amphibians, birds, mammals, submerged aquatic vegetation and much more.”

From the site:
“All plants and animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay region have specific needs that must be met in order for them to live here. An area has to have the right combination of food, light, temperature, water, nutrients, shelter and other necessities to be good habitat. In the Chesapeake Bay region, there are five major categories of habitat: forests, wetlands, streams and rivers, shallow water, aquatic reefs and open bay.”


Fri., March 30, 2007 - From PBS Teachers Newsletter: April 1 - 7, 2007

Sites found in:
PBS Teachers Newsletter: April 1 - 7, 2007

Novel Reflections on the American Dream
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
9 - 11:00 pm
Many of America's finest writers have wrestled with the
inequities that belie the American Dream -- class and money
and, often, a false promise of upward mobility. These themes
are reflected through universal characters found in such novels
as "Sister Carrie," "The House of Mirth" and "The Great
Gatsby." Passages from these books are dramatized through still
photography coupled with original and archival footage. (CC,
Stereo, 1 year)

Explore the many interactive online features of the companion
Web site including a literary timeline and games that challenge
you to test your literary know-how by deciphering literary
symbols or guessing characters.

Kings of Camouflage
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
8 - 9:00 pm
Cuttlefish are some of the strangest animals on the planet.
These shape-shifting creatures can hypnotize their prey,
impersonate the opposite sex and even kill with lightning fast
speed. Tune in as NOVA gets up close and personal with these
bizarre and amazing animals. (CC, Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Explore our interactive feature in which you can take a look at
select parts cuttlefish and learn more about how this master of
deception and disguise functions.
[NOTE: See Teaching Guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]


American Experience
Sister Aimee
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
Monday, April 2, 2007
9 - 10:00 pm
Meet Aimee Semple McPherson -- the controversial, charismatic,
wildly popular evangelist who brought conservative
Protestantism into mainstream culture and politics. (CC,
Stereo, DVI, 1 year)

Try one of our suggestions for active learning; have your class
research the origins, beliefs and size of the Pentecostal
[NOTE: See Teaching Guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]


Media Infusion
April: Celebrate Earth Day with Anthony Augustin
3-5 / 6-8 / 9-12

Media Infusion, which features a different guest blogger each
month, provides ideas for - and encourages conversations about
- using media and technology in the classroom. April's guest
blogger, environmental science teacher Anthony Augustin, will
write about ways teachers of grades 3-12 can use media and
technology to help students learn about the environment and
meet academic standards.
[NOTE: Check site in April.]
Copyright 2007 PBS Online
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Subject: [NOVA Teachers] Kings of Camouflage airs Apr. 3
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:48:23 -0400 (EDT)

Hello Educators,

In next week's program, "Kings of Camouflage," NOVA investigates the
cuttlefish, one of the brainiest, most bizarre animals in the ocean.
(Subjects covered: life science, animals, oceanography)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA presents "Kings of Camouflage"
Broadcast: Tuesday, April 3, 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.)

Quick Change Artists
See how cuttlefish use their powers of transformation for much
more than staying hidden. (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Spineless Smarts
Find out how octopuses and cuttlefish differ, how cuttlefish
demonstrate their intelligence, what cuttlefish can tell us about
ourselves, and more in this interview with marine biologist Jean
Boal. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Anatomy of a Cuttlefish
Learn more about how this master of deception and disguise
functions by taking a closer look at its parts. (Flash plug-in
required; printable version available.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Mating Trickery
Meet nine organisms -- including fish, insects, reptiles, and
mammals -- that use intriguing sexual strategies to reproduce.
(Flash plug-in required; printable version available.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
Find a program overview and viewing ideas to accompany this
program. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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

Plus Links and Books.

* * * * * * * *
--------Forwarded Message--------
News from American Experience

Monday, April 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings)

How did conservative Christianity land at the center of American
politics? In recent election years, the political leanings of the
Christian community have dominated news stories and have been
seen as key to winning the popular vote. But in reality, this is
not a new development. The movement of conservative Christianity
into mainstream American culture and politics can be attributed,
in no small part, to the work of Sister Aimee Semple McPherson
during the early 1900s.

SISTER AIMEE is a new portrait of the highly charismatic and
controversial Pentecostal evangelist who pioneered the use of
drama and the media to spread the word. Drawing larger crowds
than P. T. Barnum, Harry Houdini or Teddy Roosevelt, McPherson
brought a unique blend of humor and theatrics to a ministry that
would later be rocked by scandal.

From four-time Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Garmon, SISTER
AIMEE is based on the new biography "Aimee Semple McPherson and
the Resurrection of Christian America" by Matthew Avery Sutton.


The Angelus Temple

In 1921, McPherson broke ground on the Angelus Temple, which
would serve as home to her newly established International Church
of the Foursquare Gospel. In this mega-church, Sister Aimee
preached to packed houses of 5,000 believers, using elaborate
musical productions worthy of Broadway. Visit the Angelus Temple.

God or Gorilla?

Sister Aimee's most public foray into the political world was in
her fervent campaign against the teaching of evolution. Explore
her personal path to a strict belief in creationism.

Selling Religion

From her early days as a traveling preacher to her Los Angeles
years as a media phenomenon, Aimee Semple McPherson developed
masterful skills of self-promotion. Browse a gallery
demonstrating McPherson's wide-ranging marketing activities.

Thursday, March 29, 2007


Thurs., March 29, 2007 - Virtual Chemistry: LiveChem Online Reaction Video Library

Virtual Chemistry: LiveChem Online Reaction Video Library

"An online video library of transition metal salt reaction. Nearly 300
videos for students to watch and learn from." User selects the salt and
reagent to combine, at which point the video for that chemical reaction will
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., March 29, 2007 - FunBrain: Proton Don

FunBrain: Proton Don
From the site:
“FunBrain will show you a periodic table that contains the elements' symbols and their periodic numbers.
There are two ways to play:
You are given an element's name, you must click on the element's symbol.
One of the element symbols is shown in red, you must type in the element's name. (Spelling is important!)”

[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted.
Site includes math, word and science games. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., March 29, 2007 - Akiyoshi's Illusion Page

Akiyoshi's Illusion Pages
From the site:
“Warning: This page contains some works of ‘anomalous motion illusion’, which might make sensitive observers dizzy or sick. Should you feel dizzy, you had better leave this page immediately.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. Updated March 22, 2007 - Phyllis ]


Thurs., March 29, 2007 - Web Exhibits

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, January 20, 2007 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
[NOTE: Previously posted. More exhibits at: - Phyllis ]

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: This website references some classical paintings
(notably from the Italian Renaissance period) that portray nudes. As always,
parents should preview this site to determine its suitability for their own

Age Range: Although this site is designed for college freshmen, just about
everyone with even a little curiosity about colors and painting will find
something interesting here! Younger students (with parental supervision)
might prefer to jump directly to the exhibit titled "Color Vision and Art"
because it offers some fun and fascinating interactive displays.

This website offers multi-media educational exhibits about art and color.
(There are also exhibits about the history of time, calendars, and butter!)
For this ClickSchooling review, MaryAnna focused on the four art-themed
exhibits as follows:

*Bellini's "Feast of the Gods" -- This exhibit provides an in-depth
examination of Bellini's famous painting and the mystery surrounding it.
What was the Italian Renaissance? What was art like in Venice at that time?
Why and where and by whom was the original painting commissioned, and what
did the original painting look like? Why was it later modified by two other
painters? Learn how modern technological advancements are providing clues.
Will the complete truth ever be known? As an added bonus at the end, listen
to several classical music selections that were popular in Italy at the time
of this painting.

*Causes of Color - This section offers an in-depth exploration of the 15
causes of color derived from a variety of physical and chemical mechanisms.
Learn about the colors of incandescence. Find out how molecular orbitals
explain the colors of organic compounds. Learn how energy bands are involved
in the colors of metals, alloys, and semiconductors. Discover how
geometrical and physical optics are involved in the colors derived from
dispersive refraction (rainbow), scattering (blue sky, red sunset),
interference (soap bubbles), and diffraction. The material here is advanced,
although there is one interactive near the end that may be suitable for a
variety of ages/abilities. Learn what the world looks like through the eyes
of people with various kinds of colorblindness here:

*Color Vision and Art - Look at paintings made at various times in history,
especially during the 20th century, and learn how scientific advancements in
the understanding of vision and color influenced the techniques of the
artists of the time. Learn the science of color and vision right alongside
some of the greatest artists in history! Be sure to try all of the fun
interactive activities in this section. Experiment with various background
colors to see how they interact with the colors in the foreground. Learn
about the properties of the colors used in famous paintings by varying them
with a sliding bar at the bottom. You can even play around with Mona Lisa's
smile to vary her mood! :)

*Pigments Through the Ages - Learn all about the pigments used in making
traditional and modern paints! This exhibit features some very nice examples
of art which uses these pigments, plus the history of their usage, some
philosophical statements about the various colors, and even the source and
creation of each pigment. You will want to use the menu across the top of
the screen to learn about each color and at the bottom of each color page
you will see the various pigments which are or were used to create that
color; click on each to learn more. (One or two of the secondary colors have
blank introduction pages, but all of the pigment links work). If you are
curious about a particular pigment, you can jump to it directly using the
drop-down menu at the right. Then, when you have learned all about the
pigments, click on "Intro" at the top and select "Early Pigments" for a
fascinating introduction to the process of oil painting in Renaissance

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.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Wed., March 28, 2007 - A Diamond's Journey

Site found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #433 12/14/06

A Diamond's Journey

Diamonds are unique stones, each one different from the next, the result of
millions of years of heat and pressure 90 miles beneath the earth's
surface. While they are undoubtedly beautiful, and whimsically described
as "a girl's best friend", there is much more to these precious stones than
meets the eye.

This fascinating feature, entitled "A Diamond's Journey", traces the rough
path of a diamond from subterranean "volcanic pipes" through the
controversial perils of the diamond mining industry and onto the expensive
necklaces, rings, and earrings sold everywhere today. Visitors will learn
about the gruesome reality of the African diamond industry that gives these
stunning gems the dubious title of "blood diamonds", the difficult lives of
skilled diamond cutters in India, and how to shop for a fair-trade diamond
that does not condone or support the slavery and violence too often
connected with this billion-dollar industry.


Wed., March 28, 2007 - Galileo and the Roman Inquisition

Galileo in Rome for Inquisition
Video Gallery: 02/13/1633:
A 63-sec. streaming video details the revolutionary ideas
of the Italian mathematician and astronomer.


Wed., March 28, 2007 - Elizabeth I / Nelson and Napoleon

Two exhibitions from the National Maritime Museum, London
From the site:
“The National Maritime Museum seeks to promote online learning as an extension of the Museum's collections. We offer a growing range of online activities, resources and information through our websites.”

Exhibition to mark 400th anniversary of Elizabeth I’s death, includes sections on her youth, the court, adventurers, (includes a section on Colonizing America), representations, threats to the crown, the final years, glossary (National Maritime Museum)

Nelson and Napoleon
Sections include The French Revolution, The rise of two leaders, War, Peace, Invasion, The Battle of Trafalgar, .Aftermath

[NOTE: Some of the other exhibitions from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., March 28, 2007 - Books for Cooks: Medieval to 1900s / British Library

Books for Cooks
“Rifle through six hundred years of recipes and remedies, from medieval potions and pies to 1920s cocktails.”

Medieval food: Medieval cookery books
“There are over 50 hand-written medieval cookery manuscripts still in existence today. Some are lists of recipes tucked into the back of guides to medical remedies or apothecaries' instruction manuals. Others focus on descriptions of grand feasts. But most are devoted to recording the dishes of the medieval kitchen. The majority of recipes recorded in these manuscripts will have been cooked in the houses of wealthy noblemen.”

See Also: 1500s food, 1600s food, 1700s food, 1800s food, 1900s food

From: Learning at the British Library
From the site:
“…resources for teachers and learners of all ages. Explore a wealth of source material online…”
Sections include: Language & Literature, History & Citizenship, Arts & Images, Culture & Knowledge, and Creative Research.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Tues., March 27, 2007 - Earth's Polar Regions

Earth's Polar Regions

Available in English and Spanish

Geography and Geology at the Poles
Magnetic Field at the Poles
Polar Atmosphere
Polar Oceans
Ice (The Cryosphere!)
Polar Life
Climate Change in Polar Regions
Arctic Cultures
Exploration at the Poles
Postcards from the Field: Antarctica
Polar Web

Page created December 20, 2006
Last modified February 26, 2007

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


Tues., March 27, 2007 - Animals Supersite

From: National Geographic Education Update: New Animals Site
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007

New: Animals Supersite

“Ever wondered what an octopus sounds like? Curious about
sharks, snow leopards, or scorpions? Or just looking for
great classroom resources like photos and fast facts? It's
all here in our new Animals site, packed with animal
information, audio and video, photo galleries, wallpaper,
related features, games, and much more.”


Tues., March 27, 2007 - Field Trip Earth

Field Trip Earth
From the site:
“Field Trip Earth is the global resource for teachers, students, and proponents of wildlife conservation.
[NOTE: One trip from this site previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tues., March 27, 2007 - Paleomap Project

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Site of the Day for Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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

Today's site, from the University of Texas at Arlington, presents its
vividly graphic exhibit on plate tectonics. Gentle Subscribers will find
dramatic images of how the earth has looked over vast stretches of
geological time.

"The goal of the Paleomap Project is to illustrate the plate tectonic
development of the ocean basins and continents, as well as the changing
distribution of land and sea during the past 1100 million years." - from
the website

The site features maps of the world from the Precambian period through to
the last ice age and beyond in the Earth History section, while additional
information in text form is available through the "More Info" link. By
using mouseovers, user controlled animated maps reveal how the earth's land
masses have altered position over millions of years. An animation of
continental climate change displays how conditions, from temperate to
tropical, varied as land masses moved through relatively fixed climate
belts. A highlight of the exhibit shows a projection of what the earth may
look like stretching forward 250 million years.

Amble over to the site for fascinating views of the earth past and future

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

Monday, March 26, 2007


Mon., March 26, 2007 - Fractions

Found on:
Surfing the Net with Kids: Fractions
Page includes 9 links to sites (5 annotated, 4 Honorable Mentions)


Mon., March 26, 2007 - The Problem Site

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Hi! It's Monday, January 22, 2007, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
The Problem Site
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site has lots of ads.- Phyllis ]

Age Range: 6 and up

Caution: The games on this site are so engrossing, you may want to set a
timer to keep you from neglecting other responsibilities! Some of the most
fascinating puzzles and games provide a handy link for bookmarking your
place so that you can return later. :)

This site offers educational games, puzzles, and problem solving quests. Use
the menu bar at the top of the home page to access:

*Math Games - Use simple math facts, fraction reductions, and logic to solve
the math puzzles. Younger children will enjoy the "Adders" game, which is a
variable-speed, math facts practice game. Most of the games in this section
are good for building and cementing fairly basic math and problem solving

In addition to the fun and challenging math puzzles, you will also find:

*Word Games - Enjoy word scrambles, crossword puzzles with a twist, hangman
and more. For a real vocabulary challenge, play "One of These Things" -- and
guess which of the mostly obscure words (in a list of five) does *not*
appear in the dictionary! It's harder than it sounds! :)

*Daily - A selection of math and vocabulary-building problems that change on
a daily basis -- another good reason to bookmark this site. Note: The last
link in this section says "Quote Puzzler." It takes you to a separate
website with even more daily math and vocabulary puzzles and requires a
subscription. (It's free for limited access, and also has a free trial

*Miscellaneous - This section offers a variety of educational activities.
The Treasure Hunt is a particularly challenging quest that requires
registration. It's free (a valid email address is required, along with
parental permission for participants under the age of 13). Then, solve all
seven puzzles to win a prize! Also try the beginner programming tips, and
don't miss the link that says, "Please Don't Visit This Site" for a humorous
discussion of pitfalls to avoid when designing a web page. :)

*Problem Pages - Here you will find four sections: brain teasers (lateral
thinking puzzles), high school math, calculus, and the Maine Association of
Math Leagues (this one is for students in Maine, but available to everyone.)
In each section, one problem is posted each week or month, and registered
users can compete to be first to answer correctly. If there is no current
problem in your section of interest when you visit, you can always look at
previous problems and solutions in the archives. Note: Although subscription
is free, each section of this site will give you a different password for
logging in. You might want to try to keep track of which password is for
which part of the site. Think of it as a fun intellectual challenge. :)

Enjoy! And don't forget to set that timer! :)

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.


Mon., March 26, 2007 - Interactive Resources

Interactive Resources
The page of 329 links listed by subjects. Includes:
“Interactive Math Sites - a list of math sites that includes pattern blocks, base 10 blocks, tessellations, pentominoes, geoboards, symmetry, unfolding polyhedra and more. Ages: elementary”


Mon., March 26, 2007 - Thinking Blocks

Thinking Blocks
From the site:
“Thinking Blocks Develops Algebraic Reasoning Skills
Thinking Blocks is an engaging, interactive math tool developed by classroom
teachers to help students learn how to solve multistep word problems.”

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Sun., March 25, 2007 - Historical Weather Maps since 1871

Sites found in:
16 December 2006 Earth Science Sites of the Week

NOAA Central Library U.S. Daily Weather Maps Project, (suggested by
Carol Tichio, NY state earth science teacher), this site provides access
to historical daily weather maps from 1871 through 2002. A neat project
is to have students make a 24 hour forecast based on the day they were
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: From the site: “Viewing the Daily weather maps requires the DjVu Browser Plug-in. To download the plug-in go to - Phyllis ]

To see weather maps for 2003-present go to:


Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University


Sun., March 25, 2007 - Google Digger: If you dig straight down, where will you end up?

If you dig straight down, where will you end up?
From the site:

Q: What happens if you dig straight down?
A: You'll pop out the other side of the world.

Q: What's on the other side of the world?
A: Ummm... China!

Countless children (and adults) have wondered where they would end up if they started digging straight down (ignoring the material and methods). Now we have the answer! Most of the planet is covered in water, so most diggers will dig into some ocean or another. What little land there is is generally not opposite other land. Some of South America and Asia, for instance, are opposite each other, but most Americans will swim in the Indian Ocean.


Sun., March 25, 2007 - African Slave Trade Routes 1441-1808 / A-Z Index of Maps

Map: African Slave Trade: 1441–1808
Online map illustrates the African slave trade
routes linking Africa and the slave ships’
ultimate destinations throughout the world.

See Also: A-Z Map Index


Sun., March 25, 2007 - From ResourceShelf, Dec. 8-14, 2006

Sites found in:

Dec. 8-14, 2006

The Koran (Qur’an) — Free Searchable Version
Search and analyze the full text of three translations of the Koran. .
From the site:
“The Koran is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an, in its original Arabic, to be the literal word of God that was revealed to Muhammad over a period of twenty-three years until his death. We have placed three translations of the Koran in an askSam searchable format for download or searching online.”
Source: askSam Systems
[NOTE: Other ebooks from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Nutrition Action Health Letter
December 2006
Fear of Fresh: How to Avoid Foodborne Illness from Fruits and Vegetables


Redesigned: Education Statistics for Kids

The New NCES KidsZone
From the site:
“The NCES Students’ Classroom has been redesigned and renamed as the KidsZone. It now has an entirely new look and feel to help you find things easier and added features to make your visit more fun. You’ll still have the same great tools to help you find schools, libraries, or colleges and don’t worry, the Create a Graph is still just a click away. Check out the very popular Chances where probability is only a roll of the dice away, or visit old favorites like the Word Search. You can find updated information on education or compare where you stack up to students from across the globe. The new home page is also not to be missed with its new Student Poll and Mindbenders to test your cleverness. We hope you like what we’ve done. It’s knowledge and fun rolled up in one!”

Source: National Center for Education Statistics
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Webcast: The History of Books in America, Print Media and Education
Shortened URL:
From the description:
“Charley Seavey and Adam Nelson [University of Wisconsin-Madison] talk about the history of the book in America and the connection between print media and education. They talk about how texts influence readers and shape their consciousness”

The webcast available in either Quicktime or MP3 and runs about 71 minutes.

Source: Tiger Eye Reading Room, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri-Columbia
[NOTE: Other webcasts from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Capital Punishment, 2005
(Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Resource of the Week:

A Treasury of World’s Fair Art & Architecture, a digital archive from the University of Maryland Libraries.
From the site:
“This digital collection represents a sampling of artifacts from the rich and varied World’s Fair Collection at the Architecture Library, University of Maryland (UM). Although limited in size, this collection is unique for its broad coverage of many fairs and expositions. We invite you to explore the collection by searching for specific images, exploring virtual exhibits, and reading informative essays.”

For complete review:
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The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
David Rumsey Map Collection adds more than 1148 Digitized Historical Maps
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