Saturday, December 22, 2007


Sat., Dec. 22, 2007 - National Gallery of Art: Kids

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Saturday, September 15, 2007 and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
National Gallery of Art: Kids
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Age Range: All Ages (There is something for every member of the family

The National Art Gallery offers a great website for kids that helps them
gain an appreciation for Fine Art. We've featured this site in 2001 and
2005. But, as a recent message from ClickSchooling subscriber Sue (in
Georgia) reminded me, they are always adding terrific new content making it
worth visiting again and again. Sue wrote, "My kids flipped over it." Maybe
yours will too! :)

New! Don't miss the FREE CHILDREN'S GUIDES TO ART described under "Egyptian
Sphinx" below...

When you get to the site you will see an icon menu of interactive art
activities followed by a brief introduction. Click on the largest picture in
the icon menu to enjoy "Lizzy & Gorden Visit the Sculpture Garden." This is
a multi-media, animated story about two children who visit the NGA's
Sculpture Garden and through a series of adventures they learn a great deal
about artistic sculptures. (Don't forget to turn on your speakers.)

Next, click on any of the smaller picture icons on the menu, and a new
screen opens presenting terrific art adventures for kids. These "virtual
tours" of artwork are presented as a game or puzzle that kids will be eager
to play or solve and include:

*Hide and Seek -- Explore a painting by James-Jacques Tissot

*American Indians - View the artwork of George Catlin who specialized in
painting portraits of American Indians.

*St. George & The Dragon -- Learn about the legend of St. George and the
Dragon while you view the painting of Rogier van der Weyden.

*Hummingbirds & Orchids -- See the spectacular detail and realistic
paintings of Martin Johnson Heade -- a treat for the senses.

*Jarama II: The Guessing Game -- See if you can figure out what the artist
Frank Stella had in mind when he created this work of art.

*Improvisation 31: Sea Battle -- Can you count the colors used by Russian
artist Wassily Kandinsky in this picture?

*Watson & The Shark -- Does a picture tell a thousand words? See if this
painting by John Singleton Copley captures a harrowing adventure as well as
a camera.

*Egyptian Sphinx -- JACKPOT! This sphinx guards a virtual warehouse of
FREE, downloadable (pdf) Children's Guides to art. This is an AMAZING ART
RESOURCE! Includes guides to the artwork of Claude Monet, Georgia O'Keefe,
Winslow Homer, and Rembrandt, as well as Egyptian art, Mayan art, Dutch
Still Life, and much, much more.

Next, head to the Art Zone to make your own art online. The menu selections

-BRUSHster - An interactive painting machine that lets you create and paint
your own colorful abstract art.

-Interactive Dutch Dollhouse - Paintings by well-known 17th-century Dutch
artists "spring to life as you mix and match colorful characters, create
decorative objects, and explore the kitchen, living quarters, artist's
studio, and courtyard of this interactive Dutch Dollhouse."

-Jungle - Inspired by the paintings of French artist Henri Rousseau, this
activity lets you create an imaginary landscape. "Mix and match colorful
characters, control the environment by changing weather and lighting
conditions, or construct flowers, trees, and plants using special tools."

These are but a few of the many activities available in this ever-expanding
kids section of the NGA website - that gets a ClickSchooling Award for
Excellence! Bookmark it so your family can return often to indulge their
creativity and curiosity about fine art.

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.


Sat., Dec. 22, 2007 - Geologic Age / Missing van Gogh Discovered

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
September 14, 2007
Volume 14, Number 35

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


USGS Learning Age: Geologic Age

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has created a number of
instructional materials for teachers as part of its Learning Web site, and
this particular lesson plan is one that can be used in a number of different
settings. The activity and lesson are designed for use by grades 7-12, but
these materials could also be used with ease in introductory geology courses
at the college level. This set of resources includes a background essay on
the use of radioactive decay to determine geologic age, and continues on to
provide detailed information on a classroom activity that is both engaging
and informative. The materials are rounded out by a set of questions that
can be used to guide future discussions. [KMG]

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


MFA Boston: Missing van Gogh Discovered [Macromedia Flash Player]

Boston's lovely Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has been in possession of Vincent
Van Gogh's painting "Ravine" for years. What curators at the Museum did not
know until recently was that there was yet another Van Gogh painting
underneath "Ravine". Working with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam,
preservation experts at both institutions noticed that there was a second
painting underneath the paint surface. After close examination, it was
revealed that this painting was in fact a draft of what later became the
work "Wild Vegetation". This site provides information on this important
discovery as well as a fascinating interactive tour of the works of Van Gogh
held within the MFA's collections. [KMG]


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


Sat., Dec. 22, 2007 - American Art at The Phillips Collection

[NOTE: See Also: Interactive Programs

American Art at The Phillips Collection
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“A complete catalogue of all works of art in this program is accessible through the indexes on this screen. You may search the entire program by artist, by medium, or by date.”

American Art Timeline – Phyllis ]


Site found in:
======== The Scout Report ==
======== May 3, 2002 ====
======== Volume 8, Number 16

Jacob Lawrence: Over the Line
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

An accompaniment to the special exhibition entitled _Over the Line: The Art
and Life of Jacob Lawrence_, the Over the Line Web site features the
paintings of Jacob Lawrence, along with photographs and a brief synopsis of
his life. The site is divided into three sections -- Beginnings, Young
Artist, and Over the Line -- and covers the period between 1917 (the year of
his birth) to 2000 (the year of his death). The site also contains suggested
classroom activities, discussion questions, teaching strategies, and
recommended books in the areas of social studies, language arts, math,
science, and visual arts. It also includes a collection of paintings by
secondary students in the Washington, DC area. Users can choose to view the
exhibit in Flash (which requires a Flash 4.0 plug-in) or HTML (which has
been optimized for low bandwidth computers). A part of the Phillips
Collection located in Washington, DC, this is an excellent online exhibit
that delves into the life of painter and educator Jacob Lawrence. [MG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2002.


Sat., Dec. 22, 2007 - Preview: LOC Teachers Page / Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright / Charles Simic, Poet Laureate

Sites found in:
Library of Congress Teachers Page Newsletter: September 2007

In the next few months, watch for a new look for the Library of Congress Teachers page, featuring a new Classroom Materials Finder and correlations to state and national standards. The same wide range of innovative classroom materials currently offered on the Learning Page will still be available, but in an updated format that will make them even easier to use in the classroom.

Take a look at the preview site and let us know what you think.


Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright
This presentation will help students understand how Copyright protects others’ work and their own.


Biography of Charles Simic from the Poetry & Literature Center
On August 2, 2007, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Charles Simic to be the 15th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Use this online biography to introduce the new Poet Laureate to your students.

Friday, December 21, 2007


Fri., Dec. 21, 2007 - William Golding

William Golding

William Golding: A Chronological Account

William Golding: More information and additional photos

William Golding: Learning Resources

Materials For Teachers

Materials For Students


Fri., Dec. 21, 2007 - Judy Blume

Judy Blume
From the site:
“Judy Blume is an award-winning author of twenty-two books for children, young adults and grownups. Her books have sold over seventy-five million copies, and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Despite her huge appeal, her direct approach to difficult subjects such as puberty, divorce and religion has landed her on the Top Ten Challenged Authors list compiled by the American Library Association.”
Page includes 8 links to sites (5 annotated, 3 Honorable Mentions)


Fri., Dec. 21, 2007 - Quizzes: Books for Kids

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

Hi! It's Wednesday, September 12, 2007 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
FunTrivia: Quizzes - Books for Kids

At this website you will find many online, interactive quizzes based
upon children's literature. When you get to the site you will see a
menu that you can use to find quizzes according to book series, book
author, young adult books, and a general literature category that
includes quizzes on fairy tales. Don't let the sparse menu on the
landing page fool you -- there are tons of quizzes on just about
every children's book imaginable.

Click on a category and a new page opens with a large menu of quizzes
indicating the difficulty level of each quiz that range from easy to
difficult. Choose the topic that interests you -- and another page
opens where you can select what format you want to take the quiz in --
html or flash. Make your selection, and a new page opens where the
quiz begins.

It's fun to test your knowledge and memory of various story lines and
characters that you have met in books.

That said, parents have different criteria for what is suitable in
terms of children's literature. Therefore, as always, parents should
preview this site before exploring it with your children.

Note: There are innumerable quizzes on many subjects at this site. I
only reviewed the Children's Literature section for ClickSchooling.
Again, parents should preview this site before exploring it with

[NOTE: Quiz home page: The Quiz Directory - previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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., Dec. 21, 2007 - Describing Old & Rare Books / / Great Buildings / Norse Buildings / Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained

Sites found in:
Don's Patch #78 from September 15, 2007


A brief guide to evaluating and describing old and rare books.

----- Web site, TeachersGuide
From the site:
“TeachersGuide is a drug education resource that was developed by the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. We provide teachers with ideas and resources for incorporating drug prevention messages into the classroom.”

Education Resources
From the site:
“Additional resources and organizations that TeachersGuide has reviewed - each of these links will take you to specific drug prevention and awareness information for teachers and educators.


The Great Buildings Collection. Wonderful.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


On topic of Norse mythology.


Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained.


Archives for this ezine
are available online here:

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Thurs., Dec. 20, 2007 - El Nino Theme Page

El Nino Theme Page
From the site:
“A Theme Page is a set of Web Pages focused on a specific topic, such as El Nino, includng links to widely distributed information relevant to the topic, and provided on the Web by a variety of scientific, government, academic or commercial institutions throughout the world. The Theme Page includes background information which explains the topic, including what it is, why it is important, what impact it has on human lives, why we study it, and how we study it, all in terms which can be clearly understood by a high school student. It links to in-depth information and analyses, including relevant, often realtime, data and forecasts, as well as to historical data and perspectives.

“The straightforward explanations of the topic are useful to students, educators and the general public. The in-depth analyses and data links are valuable to more advanced students and to scientific researchers. The Theme Page presents a complete, layered approach to understanding the subject topic, and forms a rich resource with appeal to a very broad audience.”


Thurs., Dec. 20, 2007 - WISE: The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment

WISE: The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment
From the site:
“Harness the power of the Internet... wisely. WISE is a simple yet powerful learning environment where students examine realworld evidence and analyze current scientific controversies. Our curriculum projects are designed to meet standards and complement your current science curriculum, and your grade 5-12 students will find them exciting and engaging. A web browser is all they need to take notes, discuss theories, and organize their arguments... they can even work from home! Our Teacher Area lets you explore new projects and grade your students' work on the Web. Best of all, everything in WISE is completely free.” [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Thurs., Dec. 20, 2007 - H2 Lab: Hydrogen Cycle

H2 lab
Scroll down to select “English”
From the site:
“In the H2 lab you can actively familiarize yourself with the hydrogen cycle – from energy production and the production of hydrogen to the use of hydrogen…You will need to register for each experiment with your initials and a freely selected password.”


Thurs., Dec. 20, 2007 - Polymers: Molecular Giants / Chemical History / Classroom Resources

[NOTE: Other pages from The Chemical Heritage Foundation
- previously posted. - Phyllis ]

SEE ALSO: Explore Chemical History
“When most people think of chemistry, they think of lab coats, Bunsen burners, and the cryptic periodic table. They don't usually think of history. But chemistry has a fascinating story to tell.”

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Polymers: Molecular Giants

Today's site, from the U.S. Chemical Heritage Foundation, presents an
exhibit on large molecule structures, a topic of perhaps surprising
fascination. Gentle Subscribers will discover some of the revolutionary
products which resulted from research in this field, along with some of the
scientists who made these remarkable breakthroughs.

"Polymers are macromolecules -- in other words, they are really big
molecules, and they are all around us. But as big as they are in the
molecular world, we can't actually see individual polymers with the naked
eye, but we can see all the things made of polymers." - from the website

The exhibit features a first-rate Timeline with links to significant
polymer discoveries and uses, from earliest times with the use of silk and
later, rubber, to the sophisticated conceptualizations of biomedical
science in developing artificial skin and bone. The Faces section focuses
specifically on chemists who have made significant discoveries in polymers,
such as the inventor of Kevlar, Stephanie Kwolek. Additional references for
information are available in the Resources section.

Sprint over to the site for a layperson's overview of macromolecular
chemistry at:

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Wed., Dec. 19, 2007 - Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Migrant Experience

The Migrant Experience
From: Voices from the Dust Bowl
“Covering a period between 1940 and 1941, this collection documents the lives of Dust Bowl migrants living in Farm Security Administration (FSA) camps in California.”
[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Learning Page Collection Connection: Voices from the Dust Bowl
Critical Thinking
Arts & Humanities


Wed., Dec. 19, 2007 - Iraq & the War on Terror / The Soviet System / Acropolis 360 / Ramayana

Sites found in:
Teaching History with Technology Fall 2007 Newsletter


Iraq and the War on Terror
“Iraq and the War and Terror represents a collection of over 40 Frontline web sites that provide in-depth reports on the War on Terror from 9/11 through the recent troop surge in Iraq. Most of the web sites feature extended Frontline video as well as detailed timelines, interviews of key participants, expert analysis, and a discussion forum. This one page is a gateway to outstanding reports on the war in Iraq.”

The Internal Workings of the Soviet System
“A Library of Congress Soviet Archives Exhibit, this detailed section covers the Lenin/Stalin regimes. It includes information on the secret police, the great terror, forced labor camps, collectivization/industrialization, religion, and more. Primary source documents are integrated into the pages. A great breadth of information.”
[NOTE: Home Page: – Phyllis ]

Acropolis360 is a full screen 360 degree virtual tour of the Athens Acropolis containing maps, 3D reconstructions, 360 degree QuickTime panoramas, text information, sounds, music, and voice commentary.

Shortened URL:
The Ramayana provides insights into many aspects of Indian culture. This site includes a brief (and long) synopsis of the Rama story as well as many images, such as the "God Posters" or images of Hindu gods in the style of popular Indian posters and calendars. Consider the five lessons on "Moral Dilemmas." They include useful questions for the classroom to help students understand the moral dilemmas in the story and define outcomes and consequences. There is also an article on The Oral Tradition and the Many "Ramayanas."


Wed., Dec. 19, 2007 - U.S. Presidents Exhibit

The Biography Channel and A& E Classroom
Special Web Exhibit Available: The U.S. Presidents

Throughout the school year, students explore the lives and
contributions of Presidents from throughout U.S. history. This special
interactive website from The Biography Channel Classroom provides
excellent resources to explore these leaders and their legacies.
Background information, trivia, content-rich video clips, and helpful
links are featured on this mini-site devoted to the nation's highest
office. Log on to the link below to examine this site, and to search
other helpful educational websites from The Biography Channel

U.S. Presidents Exhibit:


Wed., Dec. 19, 2007 - History Wiz

HistoryWiz: for students, teachers and lovers of history
From the site:
“HistoryWiz is a nonprofit organization. Since 1999, we have offered history to students, teachers and lovers of history. The site is aimed primarily at the non-scholar adult, high school, and lower college level.

The mission of this site is to promote an interest in history, to help us understand where we have been so we can know where we are going, and to provide high-quality history materials free of charge to everyone. We believe that history is more than a compilation of facts - it is the stories of the great and small, the causes and the effects. It is not just the political, but the social, religious, economic, and philosophical development of humankind. We try to bring this to life using multimedia exhibits.”

Search by Subject, Time, or Region.

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Tues., Dec. 18, 2007 - DrawAnywhere (flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans and more - online)

From the site:
“DrawAnywhere is an online diagramming website, where you can draw, modify and share flowcharts and other diagrams, with the look & feel of a desktop application. It runs on any browser with Flash 9 installed. There is no need to download and install any custom software. It runs entirely on the web, and thus it is an always-on-access-anywhere solution. It meets all your diagramming needs without installing, maintaining and purchasing expensive software.

“Create any type of diagram such as Flowcharts, Process diagrams, Organizational charts, Floor-plans and more.”


Tues., Dec. 18, 2007 - Art History / Art Links

Art History

Art Links


Tues., Dec. 18, 2007 - Art Interactive: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Art Interactive

From the site:
“Making art is about creating something that represents an idea or vision that is all your own. It involves making choices about materials, shapes, composition, color, texture, and even scale. This art interactive will show you a few different types of sculpture in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and encourage you to explore your own artistic expression by making a piece of art online.”


Tues., Dec. 18, 2007 - A Lifetime of Color: ArtEdventures

A Lifetime of Color
Formerly: ArtEdventures - previously posted. Site updated.
From the site:
“ provides educators with a comprehensive resource of lesson plans, projects and techniques.”

Lesson Plans (by grade level K-8)

Lesson Plans (by subject)

From the site: “You'll find techniques, projects and featured artists in this section.”

From the site: “Explore the world of art and artists through our interactive timeline and glossary.”

Play: Interactive Games (select primary or intermediate)

Monday, December 17, 2007


Mon., Dec. 17, 2007 - Monthly Calendars of Events

Monthly Calendars of Events


Mon., Dec. 17, 2007 - BIRTH Television Archive (European)

BIRTH Television Archive
From the site:
“The BIRTH Television Archive (BTA) is the World's first internet archive of vintage from the early times of European television… The BIRTH Television Archive is an internet accessible digital archive of selected material coming from (currently) five different television archives in Europe. The purpose is to make these materials accessible to external users via the internet… Information about and preview video streams of television programmes that had been broadcasted in the early days of television in the 1950's and 1960's.

“Images: Early television broadcasting was done without any recording equipment except film, which was very expensive at that time. Therefore only very few early recordings have survived the times. But by photographs taken during production the archives give us some insights into early television broadcasting. The same goes for photographs about early television equipment, like cameras.”


Mon., Dec. 17, 2007 -

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Friday, September 7, 2007

Today's site, a long-running commercial venture from the All Media Guide,
offers an abundance of film information and features. Gentle Subscribers
may find its comprehensive and constantly refreshed database a useful
source for movie news.

"How many titles are in [the AllMovie] database? At the time of this
writing there are over 220,000 titles but that number increases on a weekly
basis. ... We have 1.5 million cast and production credits in the
database." - from the website

Prominently displayed at the site is the crop of currently playing movies,
along with their studio released trailers. Most movies listed include an
overview with a plot summary, a review, as well as cast and production
information. A useful option of the site is the cross-referencing feature
for similar and related movies and those with the same personnel. As well
as searching directly, visitors can browse the database by genre, from
westerns to musicals. In addition, the site also notes the current releases
of series TV on DVD.

Zoom over to the site for a useful movie reference spot at:

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


Mon., Dec. 17, 2007 - The Eighties / National Anthems / Movie Mistakes / Interesting Animals / Online Einstein

Sites found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter # 471 9/6/2007


The Eighties

The 1980's, also known as the "Me" decade, significantly redefined the
political, social, and technological nature of our culture. Pivotal events
of the decade ranged widely in scale and scope, including the fall of the
Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, the onset of the AIDS crisis,
Political Correctness, the birth of Personal Home Computers, MTV, and the
popularity of dubious fashion trends such as shoulder pads and mullets.

The "80's Nostalgia" website takes a look back at the decade, for better
and for worse, with a wealth of information on topics such as Classic TV,
Advertisements, Computers, and even Memories. Other cool features include
an "80's Dictionary", Online Karaoke, a community discussion board, and
other fun tidbits. Radical!!!
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


National Anthems of the World

If you want to energetically express your patriotism through song, or just
impress a foreign girlfriend/boyfriend, check out this fun site. "National
Anthems of the World", a part of CountryReports.Org, lists the lyrics to
the official songs of nearly every nation on Earth from Andorra to Zambia.

The site has both lyrics and a recording of each country's national anthem,
giving ambitious visitors the ability to serenade locals, foreign love
interests, family, friends, and business associates (assuming they have a
good voice and a passable accent). While the website does have a small
general subscription fee, those who don't want to pay can bookmark the site
for future reference or email it to international friends and colleagues.
[NOTE: Home page ( ) previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Movie Mistakes

Ever watched a movie and noticed an accidental inconsistency, like an
object that suddenly disappears in one scene and magically reappears in the
next? These cinematic errors are the main focus of MovieMistakes.Com, a
website that meticulously documents blunders from every major film of the
last thirty years, including movies that currently in theatres.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Interesting Animals

When we think of exotic animals, images of leopards, birds of paradise,
komodo dragons, and other elegant creatures usually come to mind. This
feature by QueDat.Com, entitled "25 of the World's Most Interesting
Animals", clearly demonstrates that the natural world has no shortage of
truly unique critters.

Browse through this list of unusual animals and you will find striking
images and detailed descriptions of some of the most bizarre beings on
Earth. Highlights include the adorable Sun Bear, the White-Faced Saki
Monkey, and the indescribable Aye-Aye from the country of Madagascar.
Shortened URL:
Online Einstein

The recent publication of "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Walter
Isaacson has brought the already ubiquitous genius back into the
spotlight. Those who are interested in learning more about the man behind
Relativity will enjoy this informative website.

The Einstein Archives Online offers an intimate look at the famous
physicists' scientific and non-scientific manuscripts, which were assembled
from the archives of Jerusalem's Hebrew University. Visitors will also
want to check out The Gallery, a virtual tour through Einstein's personal
papers, notebooks, diaries, and other documents that reveal major insights
into his life and legendary work.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Sun., Dec. 16, 2007 - Hispanic Heritage Month / Hispanic Exploration in America / EHP Science Education Program / NAS Biographical Memoirs

Sites found in:

Sept. 7-13, 2007


National Hispanic Heritage Month: Library of Congress Portal
From the site:
“…pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society.”

Hispanic Americans
Help your students understand the rich heritage of Hispanic Americans. Visit the Hispanic Americans Community Center to discover historical primary resources from the Library of Congress. Don’t miss the ready to use primary source set on "Hispanic Exploration in America."
From the site:
-“This Primary Source Set includes maps, images, documents and a sound file to help teach about the age of exploration, specifically, the contributions and interactions of Hispanic peoples in America.”


EHP Science Education Program

The EHP Science Education Program offers a library of 91 high-quality science and interdisciplinary lessons based on selected articles and scientific research published in Environmental Health Perspectives, the leading international research journal. Lessons advance critical basic skills through the context of engaging, current environmental health topics.

Lessons are aligned with National Science Education Standards in biology, chemistry, environmental science, geology, and physical science, and are targeted at students in grades 9 through 12, although many lessons are also appropriate for undergraduates. All lessons and corresponding news articles can be downloaded for FREE from this website.

NAS Makes 150 Years of Scientific History Available Online

Shortened URL:

Direct Link to Biographical Memoirs

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is making 150 years of American scientific history available by publishing its entire collection of Biographical Memoirs on the Internet. Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased NAS members written by those who knew them or their work.

Since 1877, NAS has published over 1,400 memoirs. Although the memoirs published since 1995 have been freely available on the Academy’s Web site, over 900 memoirs were available previously only through archives and libraries. “This is a ‘historic’ event that will have substantial scholarly value and be of general interest to the public. This personal and scholarly view of the lives and work of such prominent scientists will be a wonderful resource,” said John Brauman, home secretary of the Academy.

Among the additional 500 memoirs published online are those of famed naturalist Louis Agassiz; Joseph Henry, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Thomas Edison; Alexander Graham Bell; noted anthropologist Margaret Mead; and psychologist and philosopher John Dewey. More memoirs will be published regularly until the entire collection is available online. PDF files of each memoir are available online at


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


Sun., Dec. 16, 2007 - Scientific Community, 16th & 17th C. / European Timeline 1450-1700 / Math Pages / Biographies of Women Mathematicians

Sites found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2007

Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Record Id: 672435
Created: 2007-09-11 12:45:57
Categories: liberal,physci

"This catalog is a collection of 631 detailed biographies on members of
the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries with vital
facts about each individual and their contributions to science."
Indexed by nationality, scientific discipline, education, religion,
means of support, patronage, and involvement in scientific societies;

[NOTE: Home page previously posted. - Phyllis ]


From the site:
“Here you can find records of the other scientists and scientific institutions of Galileo's time.”

European Timeline 1450 - 1700
From the site:
“This timeline presents a chronology of religious, political, and military events in Europe.”

Record Id: 672384
Created: 2007-09-07 03:30:43
Categories: physci

Brief articles on a variety of math topics in these categories: number
theory, geometry, algebra, calculus, probability, set theory, physics,
and more.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians
Record Id: 672383
Created: 2007-09-07 02:28:59
Categories: liberal,physci

Biographies of women in mathematics, with references, links, and a list
of women granted mathematics Ph.D.'s in the United States before 1930.

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Dec. 16, 2007 - National Women's History Museum

The National Women’s History Museum
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]

Educational Resources


Self-Guided Walking Tours of Women's History Sites

Cyber Exhibits include:
Woman Suffrage
Women Olympians
Women in Industry
Rights for Women
Women in World War II
Women in Education
Women & Progressive Era
Women Spies
Coalition Organizations
Women of Jamestown
Women with Deadlines: Female Printers, Publishers, and Journalists from the Colonial Period to World War


Sun., Dec. 16, 2007 - Women in Mining: Mineral Resources for Teachers / NOAA: Ocean Explorer

Sites found in:
15 September 2007 Earth Science Sites of the Week

MINERAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS, Women in Mining, (suggested by Nancy Svien, Ames, Iowa), the Women in Mining website has a lot of great labs and games that I have had a lot of fun with. The students love the cookie mining activity (what better than mining chocolate chips!).
From the site:
“Women In Mining is dedicated to educating students, teachers and the general public about the importance of minerals.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


OCEAN EXPLORER, NOAA, (suggested by Patti Grammens, South Forsyth Middle
School, Georgia), There are some really great lessons with labs and
activities available at the NOAA site - Lot's of good Ocean science.
The best part is it is a great way to teach Topography/bathymetry,
tectonic plate spreading, volcanoes, etc. while you learn about our
oceans. Just go to the site and put in your search topic, and you will
be surprised at all the available resources. They also offer some great
workshops around the country.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Mark Francek
Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859

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