Saturday, October 20, 2007


Sat., Oct. 20, 2007 - Great Barrier Reef

Reef HQ: the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef
From the site:
“Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at the world's largest living coral reef aquarium.”

Reef Explorer
From the site:
“It is an interactive resource for teachers and students designed to introduce the myriad of fascinating animals and plants that inhabit the reef in easily accessible text and images.”

Reef ED Teaching Units
From the site:
“The Reef ED units are your online curriculum resource for K-12 classes.”


Sat., Oct. 20, 2007 - Coral Literature, Education, & Outreach

Coral Literature, Education & Outreach (CLEO)

The Educational Modules
“…developed primarily for middle school classes. Each module consists of three segments: background information, classroom experiment, and teacher's section.

Frequently Asked Questions


Sat., Oct. 20, 2007 - Discovery Kit: Coral

Discovery Kit: Coral
From the site:
“The Coral Tutorial is an overview of the biology of and threats to coral reefs. Designed for educators and students at the high school level, they are written in non-technical language.”
[NOTE: Other Discovery Kits previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Sat., Oct. 20, 2007 - Enchanted Learning: Biomes - Habitats: Coral Reef

Coral Reef

Taken From:

======== The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences ===
======== April 2, 2004 ===
======== Volume 3, Number 7 ======

Enchanted Learning: Biomes-Habitats

Created by Enchanted Learning, this kid-friendly Biome-Habitats website
introduces children to many of the earth's biomes. Although the site
provides basic information about many different biomes, the main emphasis is
on the animals that live in each habitat. From the homepage, site visitors
can link to almost twenty separate biome / habitat sites including Desert,
Cave, Savanna, and Coral Reef-just too name a few. Each site presents a
brief introduction covering general characteristics, such as plant life and
climate, and then provides links to many separate animal pages ranging from
grasshoppers to eagles. The animal pages feature nice diagrams (that can be
printed out for coloring) and basic information about anatomy, diet and
more. The Biome-Habitats homepage also contains a simple chart listing
differences between biomes including elements such as amount of water,
temperature range, and soil quality. (Note: While the site asks for a $20 /
year donation, it is free to use and requires no registration or fee). [NL]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences, Copyright Internet Scout
Project 1994-2003.

Friday, October 19, 2007


Fri., Oct. 19, 2007 - NAPAC: Pollinator Curriculum

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, July 17, 2007 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
NAPPC: Pollinator Curriculum

Age Range: 8-11 (The suggested grade range is 3-6 but there is information
that will fascinate all ages. See additional resource for older students

ClickSchooling list member Isabel recommended this website that offers a
FREE, printable "Comprehensive Pollinator Curriculum for Grades 3-6."
What's a pollinator?

Birds, bees, bats, butterflies, moths, beetles, mosquitoes and other insects
and animals are all pollinators -- even the wind acts as a pollinator.
Pollinators transfer the pollen from one flower to another of the same
species leading to fertilization that results in fruit and seed production.
About 80% of the world's fruit and vegetable crops require pollination. It
is essential for plant reproduction.

Summertime is the perfect time of year to observe the pollination process in
your own backyard, garden, neighborhood, or local park. To better understand
what is taking place, the curriculum at this website offers detailed
scientific information and an array of educational activities that include:

*The Who, What & Why of Pollinators
*Pollinators and Plants In Partnership
*Creating and Finding Pollinator-Friendly Habitats in Your Area

You'll find community service projects as well as resources and links to
more information.

When you are through exploring the curriculum, to find an astounding array
of information on pollinators and pollination that is suitable for a variety
of age/grade ranges visit:

Click on "Useful Resources" on the menu to find links to even more lesson
plans and suggested activities. You can also click on "Great Free Pollinator
Items" to find out how to order a free garden wheel and pollinator posters.
(The items are free, but you must pay the shipping fee.)

Have fun!

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.


Fri., Oct. 19, 2007 - Top Ten Sites for Pre-Teens / Science Fact or Science Fiction

Sites found in:

TOURBUS Volume 13, Number 1 --- 24 July 2007
Tourbus Home --

Top Ten Sites for Kids

there are some really great sites out there for pre-teen kids.
Here are my Top Ten sites for kids to find games, chat, social
interaction and even learning...

Science Fact or Science Fiction?

It’s sometimes difficult these days to differentiate between fact and
science fiction, because the two worlds often borrow ideas from each
other. If you've ever read Alfred Bester's classic 1956 sci-fi
thriller "The Stars My Destination", or Ray Bradbury's space novels
from the same era, you can't help but think that scientists in years
to come were influenced when designing computers and space vehicles.

I love science, science fiction, and especially offbeat and weird
science. During my Internet travels I've come across some amazing
resources in this arena -- some informative, some strange, but all
of them fascinating. Here are my Top Ten picks in the Weird Science
and Sci-Fi categories:

=====================[ Tourbus Rider Information ]===================
The Internet Tourbus - U.S. Library of Congress ISSN #1094-2238
Copyright 1995-2007, Rankin & Crispen - All rights reserved
Be Smarter & Better Looking Than [-99.386587-] Percent of Users

The Best of Everything -


Fri., Oct. 19, 2007 - Whale Shark

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Whale Shark

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in
your browser or use this TinyURL:
[NOTE: Other pages from the Florida Museum of Natural History previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the Florida Museum of Natural History, Ichthyology
Department, presents an exhibit on the world's largest fish -- the whale
shark. Gentle Subscribers will discover a fascinating overview of this
remarkable creature.

"[T]he whale shark is an (open sea) species. Studies reveal that this shark
prefers warm waters, with surface temperatures around 21-30 C, marked by
high primary productivity (much plankton). It is often seen offshore but
commonly comes close inshore, sometimes entering lagoons or coral atolls.
... The whale shark is thought to be highly migratory ... " - from the

The exhibit provides the taxonomy of the species, along with data on its
common names, such as the basking shark, and its geographical distribution,
illustrated by a helpful global map. With information on its habitat, and
its distinctive features such as its coloration -- light spots and stripes
in an almost checkerboard arrangement. Additional elements include facts on
its teeth, food, size, parasites and predators. The photo gallery contains
a dozen mesmerizing images of this enormous shark.

Cruise over to the site for a look at the whale shark at:

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

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


Fri., Oct. 19, 2007 - Concepts Across the Curriculum: Great American Authors / NATURE: Supersize Crocs

Sites found in:

PBS Teachers Newsletter: October 21 - 27, 2007
Concepts Across the Curriculum
Multimedia resources & professional development for America's preK-12 educators.
Great American Authors
Offline Activity/Project
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12

Explore activities that highlight the careers and writing
styles of American authors Ralph Ellison, Katherine Anne
Porter, Maurice Sendak and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Explore their
literature and review timelines of their lives.

Thematic Teaching: Archive of features
From the site:
“The interdisciplinary topics previously highlighted in "Concepts Across the Curriculum" are archived here for easy reference.”


Supersize Crocs
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, October 21, 2007
8 - 9:00 pm
Tall tales of giant man-eating crocodiles inhabit a world
between fact and fiction. The truth is that some crocodile
species, such as Nile crocs and American crocs, have been known
to exceed 20 feet; the Asian-Pacific saltwater croc has been
recorded to 23 feet. Today these gigantic creatures are very,
very rare, but some of them are still out there in the wild,
with a few held in captivity. Renowned herpetologist Romulus
Whitaker attempts to ensure the future of the last of these
leviathans. (CC, Stereo, HD)

Learn crocodile secrets of survival.


Copyright 2007 PBS Online

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Thurs., Oct. 18, 2007 - Social and Controversial Issues

Controversial Issues (From Santa Ana College - Last updated 09/17/2007)
A list of organizations and web sites, some identified as Pro, Con or Neutral.

Controversial Issues (From Palo Alto College - Last updated on: 08/14/2007)
Some links include annotations

Twin Lakes School Corporation Library (Last update: 2/06/01)
A list of organizations and web sites, some identified as Support, Oppose, or Megasites.

Social Issues Pathfinder (From Springfield Township High School Virtual Library)
Scroll down to “WEB Portals for Social Issues”

Social Issues (From Multnomah County Library - Last updated: October 3, 2007)
From the site:
“This web page has been created to meet the needs of Multnomah County middle and high school students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.”
[NOTE: Home page - Homework topics previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Pro / Con Issues & Hot Topics (From Paradise Valley Community College Library)
Scroll down to WEB SITES - Pro & Con Issues & Topics

Public Agenda Issue Guides
From the site:
“Public Agenda Issue Guides are used by journalists, policy makers, teachers, students and citizens who want to better understand controversial topics. Public Agenda Issue Guides provide facts and figures, different perspectives and analysis of public attitudes from surveys conducted by Public Agenda and by other respected polling and news organizations.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Oct. 18, 2007 -

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, July 21, 2007 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

This website (previously featured in 2003) offers a guided tour of
late 19th century and early 20th century France and the
Impressionism art movement that defined the era. When you get to the
site, you will see a painting. To the left are two menu choices that

Experience Impressionism -- Click on this to take a fun tour of
France via the Impressionist art movement. Through text and
illustrations, you will learn: what constitutes Impressionism
artwork (and what doesn't); why it was considered revolutionary;
review the political, scientific, social, and cultural influences
that defined Impressionism and its ultimate acceptance in the art
world; and learn about the many Impressionistic painters.

Teach Impressionism -- Click on this to download or browse online
lessons that teach the major themes of Impressionist artwork. The
lessons include a detailed look at artists such as Monet, Degas,
Cezanne, Van Gogh, and Renoir. Designed for classroom teachers,
these lessons can be easily used in the homeschool and are geared
for grades 1-8.

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.


Thurs., Oct. 18, 2007 - Theatre in the German Concentration Camps / Theatre History

From the site:
“This article was originally published in Theatre Arts. Curt Daniel. New York: Theatre Arts, Inc., November 1941. pp. 801-807.”
[NOTE: Home page - previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Oct. 18, 2007 - Lost Cities

Lost Cities
Click on thumbnails for larger pictures. Links indicate photo sets. Many include descriptions.
(Site has advertisements)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Wed., Oct. 17, 2007 - Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites / 2007 Family Tree Magazine 101 Best Web Sites for Genealogy

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet. This site contains over 250,000 links and provides a great jumping-off point for both novice and experienced researchers.


2007 Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Web Sites for Genealogy


Wed., Oct. 17, 2007 - Scholastic: History Mystery

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

Hi! It's Thursday, July 19, 2007 and time for History at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Scholastic: History Mystery

Age Range: 9-13 (grades 4-8, but it's a fun review for older students and
adults as well)

An anonymous ClickSchooling list member recommended today's website that
offers a series of fun "History Mysteries" for students to solve. When you
get to the site you will see your animated guide, Dr. Carlotta Facts, a
professor at the fictional History Mystery Museum. Dr. Facts challenges
students to figure out the historic person, place, event, or object she is
studying based on 4-5 clues she provides. The idea is to solve the mystery
in as few clues as possible.

Students are encouraged to use the clues to conduct research on the World
Wide Web (or use offline resources like textbooks, maps, and reference
books) to solve the mystery. There is an online search mechanism built into
the game. Each "History Mystery" game is themed in United States or world
history and includes topics in these categories:

-African-American History
-Environmental History
-Government and Politics
-Inventions and Technology
-Social & Cultural History
-Women's History
-World Civilizations

Within each topic category, there is a list of sub-topics. Click on any one
to play a game themed on that topic.

Once students think they have solved the mystery, they submit an answer. If
the answer is correct, they receive a designation as an investigator of
historical mysteries and an opportunity to learn more about the subject. If
the answer is incorrect, they can receive another clue, investigate further,
or submit another solution. They can also click on "see the answer" and read
all about the topic.

The History Mystery game is a fun way to challenge your knowledge of history
and a great way to introduce information on various historical periods,
civilizations, industry and technology, certain landforms and geography, and
elements of culture.

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., Oct. 17, 2007 - Governing Sourcebook / A Periodic Tables Sampler

Sites found in:

Governing Sourcebook
"the definitive resource for contact information on state and local
decision makers," with additional data comparing state and municipal
performance and spending in categories like economic development,
environment, health, public works, social services, etc. You can limit
your searches to specific states, or to your choice of states,
municipalities or transit agencies.


A Periodic Tables Sampler - Mental Floss
It turns out that periodic tables are a neat way to classify any number
of subjects - mathematicians, the internet, poetry, and more - (and if
you put one on a shower curtain you can study it in the shower).

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2007.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Tues., Oct. 16, 2007 - Interactive Dino Viewer / Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries

Interactive Dino Viewer
Shortened URL:
Interactive Dino Viewer of 20 dinosaurs includes Fact File, Detailed Tour, Sketch,
360º View, Size Comparison, and Motion.


Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries
From the site:
“This cutting-edge exhibition reveals how current thinking about dinosaur biology has changed dramatically over the past two decades.”

[NOTE: Other exhibitions previously posted. Phyllis ]


Tues., Oct. 16, 2007 - Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming and Our National Parks

Site found in:
July 13-19, 2007

Press Release:
Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming and Our National Parks
Source: National Parks Conservation Association
Date: July 11, 2007
Shortened URL:
From press release:
“The National Parks Conservation Association new report, Unnatural Disaster: Global Warming and Our National Parks, recommends federal, state, local, and individual action, warning that if steps are not taken to slow or halt climate change, Yosemite and other western parks will see more wildfires, the Blue Ridge Parkway will see more ‘code red’ days, and Cape Hatteras’ famous lighthouse will have to be moved again before it washes away.

“Unfortunately, instead of curbing the pollutants that contribute to global warming, the Environmental Protection Agency recently took steps that could pave the way for new coal-fired power plants to emit more pollution into our national parks. The National Parks Conservation Association is urging the agency to abandon the proposal.”

Full Report:

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


Tues., Oct. 16, 2007 - Americanisms

Americanisms: words uniquely American in origin.


Tues., Oct. 16, 2007 - ABCya! (K-5)

ABCya! (K-5)
From the site:
“ABCya! is a new and exciting way for elementary students to learn on the web. All educational games and activities were created by teachers for kids! Activities are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way to learn. Below you will find links to interactive games separated by grade level. The lessons incorporate content areas such as math and reading while introducing basic computer skills. Many of the kindergarten and first grade games are equipped with sound to enhance understanding. While sound is not required, it can greatly improve preliterate students understanding.”

Monday, October 15, 2007


Mon., Oct. 15, 2007 - Seafood Watch Program

Site found in:
The Scout Report
May 25, 2007
Volume 13, Number 20

The Scout Report on the Web:
Current issue:
This issue:


Monterey Bay Aquarium: Seafood Watch Program [pdf]

As an old saying goes, “There are only so many fish in the sea”, and this is a saying that is becoming more and more true each year. With that in mind, the Monterey Bay Aquarium has developed the Seafood Watch site to help people make informed decisions about purchasing different types of seafood. The site contains sections such as “Which Seafood To Buy & Why”, “Why Your Choices Matter”, and “What You Can Do”. In the “Which Seafood to Buy & Why” section, visitors can take a look at some regional seafood guides and also learn which types of seafood are most endangered. Visitors can also order free copies of these guides online and also sign up to receive their free newsletter. [KMG]


>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.


Mon., Oct. 15, 2007 - Oceans Alive

Site found in:
CPL Internet Gazette
Volume 9, Issue 7
July, 2007

There's been a lot written lately about fish -- which are healthy to eat,
which are endangered, etc. Oceans Alive,,
is part of the Environmental Defense Network. The "Best and Worst Seafood"
lists seafood that is caught or farmed responsibly and lists fish that are
high in contaminants. You can print the Pocket Seafood Selector to refer to
when you shop or go out to eat. Take a look at "Eco-Best and Eco-Worst
Fish" for a list of fish that are "healthy for the oceans and safe to
eat." "Consumption Advisories" provides a detailed chart of "how many
meals of this fish can I safely eat per month." I think you'll find a lot of
the information quite surprising. A "Buying Guide" explains how you can tell
that the fish you buy is fresh, and for your unanswered questions you can
check out the "Seafood Selector FAQs."

[NOTE: See Also: Web Resources
Shortened URL: - Phyllis ]


Mon., Oct. 15, 2007 - / Amphibian Alert!
From the site:
“Come explore the world of frogs.”


Amphibian Alert!
From the site:
“Amphibian Alert! This downloadable curriculum aims to teach children what amphibians are and why amphibian population declines are important to scientists and communities throughout the world. The amphibian decline dilemma represents an outstanding opportunity for educators to introduce into the classroom a real-world problem that is being addressed by science. You need not be a science specialist to teach the Amphibian Alert! curriculum.”


Mon., Oct. 15, 2007 - Oceans Teaching Theme

Site found in:
From: Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter
Subject: Teacher Tips #366: Oceans Issue
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2007 15:42:57 -0400

Oceans Teaching Theme

Site contains links to Hands On Activities, Teacher Resources, Work Sheets, Lesson Plans, Web Quests, Interactive Sites, Background Information, and more. NOTE: Many are free, access to some requires paid membership.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Sun., Oct. 14, 2007 - PBS: Liberty! The American Revolution

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, July 5, 2007

Liberty! The American Revolution
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the U.S. Public Broadcasting Service, presents a lively
and informative look at the formation of America. Gentle Subscribers will
discover a well-designed and engaging historical presentation which
attempts to capture the turmoil and intensity of the revolutionary period.

"Read all about it! These newspaper Chronicles let you experience
first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it
happened. ... the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a
loosely connected group of states to become a nation." -from the website

Focusing on the centers of Boston, Philadelphia and Trenton, among others,
the site provides a city by city selection of pivotal events from 1760 to
1791. With coverage of reverberating acts such as the Boston Tea Party done
in a newspaper style, the exhibit conveys some of the drama experienced by
the colonists of the period. An informative timeline places the events of
the Revolution in an easy to view perspective. In addition to the
historical chronicle, the presentation also gives an overview of life in
the colonies as well as offering a global perspective of what was happening
elsewhere at the time. There's even a little game to challenge visitors on
their knowledge of revolutionary history.

March over to the site for an interesting exhibit on the American
Revolution at:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Sun., Oct. 14, 2007 - BBC Interactive Timelines

BBC: Interactive Timelines

British History Timeline
From the site:
“Explore all of British history, from the Neolithic to the present day, with this easy-to-use interactive timeline. Browse hundreds of key events and discover how the past has shaped the world we live in today.”

Archaeology: Ages of Treasure Timeline
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“From the Palaeolithic to the Norman Conquest, explore archaeological sites and treasures from the past, then test yourself on the eras and events in the Ages of Treasure game.”

British History: Ages of English Timeline
From the site:
“Rogues, knights and fops chart the history of the language. From a West Saxon dialect to a global phenomenon, from runes to rap, the development of English follows a fascinating trail.
Ever wondered how Beowulf sounded? Why 'pickleherring' was one of Johnson's choice insults? Explore the ten ages of English in this interactive timeline and find out.”

Kings and Queens Through Time
“A timeline of dynasties and key events. Put the kings and queens of England, and later the United Kingdom, in their proper place. Examine the contemporary portraits and key events from each period and then play the Royal House game. The game launch button is in the top right hand corner of the animation.
There are four periods to explore. The Plantagenets and the Houses of Lancaster and York are featured in the first period, the Tudors and Stuarts in the second, and the House of Hanover in the third. The timeline concludes with the Windsors.”

Prime Ministers and Politics Timeline
From the site:
“Three hundred years of high ideals and low cunning. Do you know which prime minister brought 'fallen women' to 10 Downing Street? Or which one fought a duel? Or who was known as 'the Goat'?
Do you know when women got the vote, or who built the British Empire, or how Earl Grey made democracy, not tea?
Take a political journey through nearly 300 years of high ideals and low cunning, from Tony Blair to the first man to hold prime ministerial powers, Robert Walpole.”

Genocide Under the Nazis Timeline – 1933-1945
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“A unique timeline depicting the events that led to genocide. Between 1933 and 1945, Nazi Germany persecuted and killed vast numbers of people who did not conform to its ideas of racial and biological 'purity'.
This timeline takes you through all 12 years of Nazi rule. But it deliberately deprives you of the benefit of hindsight or a view of the future, ensuring you experience events in the sequence they happened to those who lived through them.
Hitler did not take power with a clear plan for Jews, 'Gypsies', the disabled and other groups. Instead, his regime gradually adopted ever more radical 'solutions', culminating in genocide and mass murder.
The timeline will allow you to decide if you too would have accepted the drip-drip of events that led to killing on an unimaginable scale.”


Sun., Oct. 14, 2007 - Holocaust Education

Birmingham Holocaust Education Committee

The Holocaust PowerPoint Presentation
(with teacher notes) ▪ 389 slides
▪ approximately 120 MB
▪ requires PowerPoint to view
▪ download required
▪ allow ample time for download

Slide Show as a PDF
(no teacher notes) ▪ 388 Slides
▪ requires Adobe Reader to view

Teacher Notes Only ▪ Includes all notes from PowerPoint
▪ 286 pages
▪ Includes Table of Contents

This Month in Holocaust History

Web Links

The New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

Web Links
- Phyllis ]


Sun., Oct. 14, 2007 - The Impressionists

Site found in:
From: A&E and BIO Classroom
This Week's Educational Programming Update
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007

A&E Classroom is an hour long, commercial-free, copyright cleared
programming block that airs Tuesday through Saturday in the U.S. from
4-5 am ET & PT/3-4 am CT.

A&E Classroom Programming Special Event: The Impressionists, Airs
Monday- Thursday, October 15th- 18th at 4am/3c (Classroom Hour) with a
Special Web Exhibit!

The Impressionists
Monday- Thursday, October 15th- 18th at 4am/3c

Impressionism emerged in late nineteenth-century France as a reaction
to the constraints of traditional art, also known as Academic art.
Impressionist painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir,
Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Berthe Morisot shared a commitment
to depicting modern life and painting in the open air. Starting in the
1860s, these painters developed an array of artistic techniques which
focused on shifting light and color in an effort to capture the
essence of feelings and experiences rather than to simply portray
places and events with accuracy. This new style of painting launched a
revolution in the art world, and inspired generations of painters. The
four-hour special series, The Impressionists, explores the lives and
masterpieces of these five individuals who forever changed the way the
world would view art.

Curriculum Links:
The Impressionists is suitable for use in art, art history,
literature, World Cultures, and Global Studies classes. It is
appropriate for middle school and high school.

Special Web Exhibit Available:
As a companion to this series, A&E has created a special website
devoted to Impressionist artists and their world. This interactive
online exhibit features rich and colorful images, extensive background
information, a creative quiz to test student knowledge, and helpful
links to find more information about these important artists and their

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