Friday, January 11, 2008


Fri., Jan. 11, 2008 - Comic Art / Political Cartoons

Comic Art at Princeton University

Political Cartoons

Thomas Nast
From the site:
“Though German born, Thomas Nast, who immigrated to the United States at the age of six, became not only a true American product, but perhaps our greatest political cartoonist. His cartoons actually changed history, bringing down the rule of William Marcey "Boss" Tweed and Tammany Hall. He also influenced greatly other American cartoonists of the day, such as Opper and Kep (Keppler).”


Fri., Jan. 11, 2008 - Military Dogfights / Tuskegee Airmen

Dogfights: The men and aircraft behind the most intense air battles ever waged...
Site includes:
Dogfight Videos
Glossary of Military Aviation Terms
Dogfights: The Game
Anatomy of a Plane
Dossier of Fighter Planes


View on The History Channel
“Dogfights: Tuskegee Airmen
Friday, January 18th at 6PM/5c

Dogfights is a fast-paced series which recreates some of the most
important air battles in world history. This half-hour episode
entitled The Tuskegee Airmen focuses on one of the notorious and
decorated all-black fighter squadron. These amazing World War II
pilots overcame segregation and intense racism to become the stuff of
legend. This episode retraces the actions of pilots Wendell Pruitt and
Lee Archer, known as the "Gruesome Twosome" as they score their
highest victory in a single day over the skies of the Po river valley
in Northern Italy. Then pilot Charles Mc Gee knocks down an Fw190 near
Pardubice, Czechoslovakia. Finally pilot Roscoe Brown and the Tuskegee
Airmen take down three Me262 jet fighters in a wild engagement just
south of Berlin. First-hand accounts, rare archival footage and
original shooting supplement the remarkable computer graphics. This
program would be an excellent addition to course units on World War
II; educators may want to use clips from this program to provide a
visual component to their course lectures on the Tuskegee Airmen and
World War II.”


Fri., Jan. 11, 2008 - Understanding Kenya

From: Foreign Policy Research Institute
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2008 12:52:10 -0500
Subject: Understanding Kenya, by Garrett Jones

Foreign Policy Research Institute
Over 50 Years of Ideas in Service to Our Nation

by Garrett Jones
January 4, 2008

While most Americans were preoccupied with the holidays,
Bowl games, and the Iowa caucus, Kenya had a presidential
election. As African elections go, it went off pretty well.
There were long lines, and a record number of people were
estimated to have voted. While there were some reported
problems--shortage of ballots, attempted intimidation, etc.-
-it worked well enough at the local level. Raw results
showed that the challenger Raila Odinga defeated the
incumbent Mwai Kibaki by about a million votes and that most
of Kibaki's cabinet members were voted out in the
accompanying parliamentary poll. So far so good.

Somewhere between the local polling stations and the Kenyan
Electoral Commission in Nairobi, incumbent president Kibaki
simply stole the election and had himself declared winner…

For complete article, see:


Fri., Jan. 11, 2008 - From PBS Teachers Newsletter: January 13-19, 2008

Sites found in:

PBS Teachers Newsletter: January 13-19, 2008

The Complete Jane Austen: Persuasion
On-Air & Online
Sunday, January 13, 2008
9 - 10:30 pm
Sally Hawkins appears as Anne Elliot, destined for spinsterhood
at age 27 after being persuaded eight years earlier to refuse
the proposal of dashing Captain Wentworth. Then chance brings
them together again. While her better days are past, his are
definitely ahead as he's now rich and free to play the field
among eligible young beauties. Anthony Head ("Buffy the Vampire
Slayer") co-stars as Anne's spendthrift father. (CC, Stereo)

From the site:
“Masterpiece has good news for Jane Austen’s millions of fans: PBS’s beloved drama series will broadcast adaptions of all of Jane Austen’s six novels plus a new drama based on her life.”
[NOTE: I believe these are scheduled to be shown on Sunday evenings. – Phyllis ]

The Complete Jane Austen Teacher's Guide (download)
From the site:
“Get ideas and tips on how to teach the works of Jane Austen using film as another avenue into her world.”


Absolute Zero: The Race for Absolute Zero
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This two-part special presents the epic story of humanity's
struggle to master extreme cold. This NOVA special re-creates
groundbreaking discoveries across four centuries that expanded
our knowledge of low temperatures and led ultimately to today's
cutting-edge "cold technologies." Its memorable characters
range from a 17th-century court magician who rigged a primitive
form of air conditioning in Westminster Abbey to the original
Captain Birdseye, who invented frozen food. Part two of two.
(CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
[NOTE: See teaching guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]


Independent Lens
Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This program brings the stem cell debate to the forefront and
examines the constantly evolving interplay between the promise
of new discoveries, the controversy of modern science and the
courage of people living with devastating disease and injury.
(CC, Stereo, 1 year)


Copyright 2008 PBS Online


--------Forwarded Message--------
PBS American Experience 20th Season Premiere
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008

American Experience: 20th Season Premiere: Oswald's Ghost
This Monday, January 14, television's most-watched history series returns to PBS for its 20th season with Oswald's Ghost, a 90-minute documentary film that deconstructs the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and examines the lasting impact of this single event on American culture and politics. Oswald's Ghost features interviews with the late novelist Norman Mailer, journalist Dan Rather, politician Gary Hart, and others.


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Original Message:
To: (NOVA Teachers)
Subject: [NOVA Teachers] Airing January 15, 2008

Hello Educators,

In next week's "Absolute Zero: The Race for Absolute Zero," NOVA
documents the race down the temperature scale and presents the
scientific discoveries made along the way. (Subjects covered:
chemistry, physics, properties of matter)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA presents "Absolute Zero: The Race for Absolute Zero"
Broadcast: Tuesday, January 15, 2008
(NOVA airs on PBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings as
broadcast dates and times may vary. This program can be used up to
one year after it is recorded off the air.)

Watch the Program
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date.
(Quicktime or Windows Media required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Absolute Hot
Learn in this article why whether there is a corresponding
hottest hot to the coldest cold is not the easiest question to
answer. (Grades 9-12)

A Sense of Scale
Explore in this interactive the range from absolute zero to the
theoretical highest possible temperature. (Flash plug-in
required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Milestones in Cold Research
Trace the trajectory of scientific discoveries in cold in Kelvin,
Celsius, and Fahrenheit scales, from Galileo's invention of the
first thermometer-like device in the late 1500s to a
low-temperature experiment in 2003 that came within a
ten-billionth of a degree of absolute zero. (Flash plug-in
required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

The Conquest of Cold
Read about the impact of refrigerated railway cars on native
cultures in this excerpt from Tom Shachtman's "Absolute Zero and
the Conquest of Cold," the book on which the NOVA program was
based. (Grades 9-12)

How Low Can You Go?
See if you can choose the right combination of gases to liquefy
oxygen in this online three-step cascade experiment. (Flash
plug-in required.) (Grades 9-12)

States of Matter
Adjust the temperature and pressure of three common substances to
see how changing those variables affect their states of matter.
(Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

A Matter of Degrees
Create your own temperature scale then see how it compares with
the Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin scales. (Flash plug-in
required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Anatomy of a Refrigerator
Tour this clickable refrigerator to learn the three basic
principles used in cooling food. (Flash plug-in required.)
(Grades 6-8, 9-12)

The Ice Trade
Select the right combination of ice load and insulation for 10
ice ships traveling to Florida, Brazil, or India to earn the
title of "Ice King." (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Ultracold Atoms
Learn the ins and outs of a new form of matter called a
Bose-Einstein condensate in this interview with researcher and
physics professor Luis Orozco. (Grades 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
In this classroom activity, students build and calibrate their
own bulb thermometers. (Grades 6-8)

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

Plus Watch a Preview and Links & Books.

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Thursday, January 10, 2008


Thurs., Jan. 10, 2008 - African American History Month (Library of Congress)

African American History Month: Library of Congress

From the Library of Congress, primary sources and exhibition guides to
LC collections on African American history. The theme for 2007 is "From
Slavery to Freedom: Africans in the Americas." Includes links to Library
of Congress collections, audio files, videos, text and images.


Thurs., Jan. 10, 2008 - Celebrate Black History Month (3)

Black History from A to Z:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Celebrate Black History Month
Links for Celebrations, Culture, Famous People, Harlem Renaissance,
History, Information, Literature, Music and Art, Religion, and Sports

Black History Month
Updated for Black History Month 2008


Thurs., Jan. 10, 2008 - The HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From the site:
“HistoryMakers represents the single largest archival
project of its kind in the world. The HistoryMakers is unique among
these other collections of African American heritage, because of its
massive scope. Like other oral history collections, The HistoryMakers
collection hearkens back to the earliest and most authentic efforts
to capture the voice of a people, while introducing state-of-the-art
technology and increased accessibility. The initial goal of The
HistoryMakers is to complete 5,000 interviews of both well-known and
unsung African American HistoryMakers within the next five years. A
picture and short bio included for each entry.”


Thurs., Jan. 10, 2008 - Black History Month

Black History Month
Features image galleries, teacher’s guides, and a
variety of video clips from History Channel
programs chronicling important events
throughout black history.
From the site:
“February marks the beginning of Black History Month - an annual celebration that has existed since 1926.”

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


Wed., Jan. 9, 2008 - Educational Value of Podcasts

Sites found in:
InfoBytes Newsletter: Debating the Educational Value of PodcastsSeptember 25, 2007
Shortened URL:


Podcasting: A Teaching With Technology White Paper (PDF File)
Ashley Deal explores the question: does podcasting have any inherent educational value, or is it just a passing trend?

7 Things You Should Know About Podcasting (PDF file)
The EduCase staff summarizes the pro’s and con’s of podcasting and the implications for teaching and learning.

Karen’s Mashups: Elementary Student Productions
Karen Fasimpaur provides a compilation of links to elementary student podcasts which demonstrate the finest uses of podcasting.

Rubric for Podcasts
UW-Stout online instructor Ann Bell has created an excellent rubric for evaluating student podcasts.

Tech Tip – Three Must-Know Podcasting Microphone Tips
(Adapted from Andy Williams Affleck, author of Take Control of Podcasting on the Mac)

Many podcasts suffer from poor quality in the audio. The proper use of a microphone can greatly enhance your podcasts. Here are three top tips for maximizing the effectiveness of any microphone:

1. Don’t put the mike too close to your mouth: Position it a few inches away so you do not breathe directly into it. This helps prevent "plosives," or popping sounds, generated by the letter P, and helps reduce S sounds.
2. Angle the mike: If possible, point the microphone down toward your mouth from above to reduce plosives, nasal tones, and lip-smacking sounds.
3. Use a windscreen: If you can get a mike with a windscreen--a foam shield that covers the mike--it helps a great deal in preventing wind noise when outside. Some people swear by a variation made by stretching a piece of nylon pantyhose over a hoop placed in front of the mike.


Wed., Jan. 9, 2008 - ZipSkinny (census data by Zip Code)

Enter zip code to see U.S. Census data and compare with other zip codes.


Wed., Jan. 9, 2008 - Interactive Timeline: Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline

Site found in:
Sept. 13-20, 2007

Interactive Timeline: Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline

The Centuries of Citizenship: A Constitutional Timeline is an online experience highlighting some of the key dates and events that mark more than 200 years of our constitutional history. These timeline entries, taken as a whole, tell the evolving story of the U.S. Constitution and the continuing role that it plays in our lives.

Visitors can browse through a collection of stories and headlines — annotated by images, audio and video clips and interactive content — to explore some of the people, events and issues that have shaped the Constitution and the history of our nation.

See Also: Interactive Constitution

Source: National Constitution Center
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


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


Wed., Jan. 9, 2008 - CNN's Election Center 2008 / thinkMTV: Politics

CNN’s Election Center 2008


thinkMTV: Politics: Choose or Lose
Site features video clips from the 2008
presidential election campaign trail, usersubmitted
videos, and information on registering to vote.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008


Tues., Jan. 8, 2008 - Deciphering the Genetic Code

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

Site of the Day for Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Deciphering the Genetic Code

Today's site, from the American National Institutes of Health's Department
of History, presents an exhibit on an outstanding scientist, Marshall
Nirenberg. Gentle Subscribers will discover the groundbreaking nature of
his research and how it laid the foundation for the genetic discoveries of
the twenty-first century.

"Marshall Nirenberg is best known for 'breaking the genetic code' in 1961,
an achievement that won him the Nobel Prize. But what exactly is the
genetic code? And how did he decipher it? This exhibit will explore
genetics research in the 1950s and 1960s and explain the importance of
Nirenberg's experiments and discoveries." - from the website

The site details the work of Marshall Nirenberg, who unlocked the mystery
of how DNA information is passed from one organism to another. Taking a
look at the background of this branch of research, the exhibit provides
information on Gregor Mendel, the "father of modern genetics"; and the
trail of research which zeroed in on DNA as the delivery vehicle of genetic
information and how it is translated into proteins. Additional sections
cover biographies of the scientists who worked on the project, the
instruments they used, and a helpful glossary of relevant genetic terms
with a diagram of how they connect.

Leap over to the website for a look at the work of this nobel laureate at:
[NOTE: Other online exhibits from previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Tues., Jan. 8, 2008 - Where Does My Gasoline Come From?

Where Does My Gasoline Come From?
From the site:
“Gasoline is made from crude oil, which was formed from the remains of tiny aquatic plants and animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago…”

NOTE: also available in printer-friendly version


Tues., Jan. 8, 2008 - Sputnik

From the site:
“On October 4, 1957, at the height of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, the Soviets launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, into orbit around the Earth. This surprise achievement created a crisis in the states that eventually lead to the creation of NASA and the Apollo program to put a man on the moon before the end of the sixties.”

Site includes 9 links to related sites (5 annotated, 4 honorable mentions)


Tues., Jan. 8, 2008 - Sites from Librarians' Internet Index NEW THIS WEEK, September 20, 2007

Sites found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, September 20, 2007
Read This Online :


The European Discovery of the Pacific
This version of a talk by a cartographic historian discusses the European discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Nunez de Balboa in September 1513 and how a 1507 world map published in Strasbourg appears to show "America North and South as two very large island-continents ... and beyond them lies an ocean stretching some thousands of miles west." Includes image of the 1507 map. From a UK retailer of maps and travel books.
Shortened URL:
LII Item:


Fokus Deutsch
On-demand "video instructional series in German for college and high school classrooms and adult learners" originally produced for public television by WGBH Boston, Inter Nationes, and the Goethe-Institut. The episodes, which were filmed using native German speakers, cover topics such as school, work, travel, and personal relationships. Requires free registration. Includes links to other language learning programs. From Annenberg Media, part of the Annenberg Foundation

LII Item:
[NOTE: Other videos from previously
posted. - Phyllis ]


Paris Architecture Explained
Overview with examples of the history of notable architecture in Paris. Covers the medieval period, Renaissance, French Baroque and Classicism, Rococo, Neo-Classicism and Empire, Haussmann renovations, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and 20th century developments through the mid 1990s. From a company that publishes a newsletter on Paris tourism.
LII Item:


Signers of the Declaration
This series of essays covers topics related to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, including historic sites and buildings associated with the signing, and biographical sketches of the signers of the Declaration, such as John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson. Provides text and history of the Declaration and suggested reading. Based on a book that was issued by the National Park Service in observance of the U.S. bicentennial.
LII Item:


The Jim Henson Legacy
Website for this organization "created by family and friends in response to the extraordinary interest in the life and work of Jim Henson." Provides a biography of Henson, listing some of his accomplishments in puppetry, television, and film; a list of his awards and honors, chronology (covering Henson's Muppets, "Sesame Street," and movies); announcements; and links to related sites. This is a very basic website with few images.
LII Item:


Breaking the Ice: Canada and the Northwest Passage
Archival audio and video clips, images, and short essays about the Northwest Passage, a route through the Arctic Ocean connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Topics include early exploration, the first successful passage in 1906 by Norway's Roald Amundsen, issues related to Canadian Arctic sovereignty, Arctic native people, and recent developments in the area (such as the passage becoming more navigable due to ice melting from global warming). From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Shortened URL:
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


The Search for a Northwest Passage
This exhibit focuses on the "many explorers [who] have ventured into the inhospitable Arctic regions in search of the Northwest Passage, a navigable channel that was believed to connect the North Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans." Essays and images cover early approaches in the 15th century until the passage was successfully navigated in 1903-06 by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Includes related website links. From the British Library.
LII Item:


Ecological Topics: Pollinators
Collection of resources on "the biology, ecology, conservation status, and threats to native pollinators, pollinator-dependent species, and pollinator habitats in the United States and abroad." Includes background about pollination (including plant features used by pollinators), descriptions of specific pollinator species (bees, birds, bats, and insects), material on conservation and on farming and gardening for pollinators, news and updates, teaching resources, and more. From the National Biological Information Infrastructure, administered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Shortened URL:
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from
National Biological Information Infrastructure previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Pollinators: Our Future Flies on the Wings of Pollinators
Background about pollination and pollinators, animals or insects that assist in plant reproduction by transferring pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma. Topics include specific pollinators (such as bees, birds, and bats), pollinator syndrome traits, environmental benefits and cultural importance of pollination, and pollinator conservation (such as gardening practices and building native bee nesting blocks). Provides images and related website links. From the USDA Forest Service Rangeland Management Botany Program.
LII Item:
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Resources on Pollinators
Collection of resources about pollination and the importance of pollinators: "About three-quarters of the world's flowering plants and at least 90 food crops eaten in North America depend on pollinators." Features a chart of pollinator species (with fun facts, population status, and favorite flowers), a list of plants for attracting pollinators, a podcast on pollinators in crisis, news and updates, and related links. From the National Academy of Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies.
LII Item:


Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2007 by Librarians' Internet Index.

Monday, January 07, 2008


Mon., Jan. 7, 2008 - MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus: Health Information from the National Library of Medicine
From the site:
“MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Jan. 7, 2008 - Learn CPR

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Learn CPR

Today's site, from the University of Washington School of Medicine, offers
instructional, illustrated guides on how to perform CPR -- cardiopulmonary
resuscitation. Gentle Subscribers will find step-by-step directions
suitable for use for different types of potential victims.

"Can I kill someone if I do CPR incorrectly? No. Remember the person in
cardiac arrest is already clinically dead. CPR can only help. Even if it's
not done 'letter perfect' it will probably provide some benefit to the
victim. ... Learn the basics of CPR. ... This web site is to be used as a
free guide and an informational resource, but it cannot replace real CPR or
first aid training. " - from the website

The site's CPR guides cover adults, children, and infants, in printable and
video formats. In addition, the often overlooked instructions for
performing life-saving procedures on cats and dogs are also available.
Included in the presentation are first aid guides for choking but still
conscious adults, children and infants, while an excellent FAQ provides
facts -- such as how to determine if CPR is working -- general information
and the history of CPR.

Stride over to the site for essential instructions on CPR at:

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


Mon., Jan. 7, 2008 - Games for the Brain / Libraphiliac / Portal to Public Records

Sites found in:

Games for the Brain
Neuroscientists have discovered that the brain is a use-it-or-lose- it
proposition - which is all the excuse you need to spend some time here
playing memory, logic, and strategy games like Reversi, Crime Scene,
Sudoku, What Was There, etc.

Libraphiliac Love Letter: A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries -
Curious Expeditions
Shortened URL:
Beautiful pictures of beautiful old libraries in Europe, the US, and
Latin America, where the architecture and decor reveal a deep reverence
for knowledge.

Portal to Public Records - BRB Publications
"the most comprehensive directory of free public record sites, reference
material, and public record vendors available." This is wonderfully
useful for recent records, but do keep in mind the fact that many older
public records have never been put on line.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Mon., Jan. 7, 2008 - A Tour of Your Brain

---------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Friday, September 14, 2007 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at

Recommended Website:
TheThinkingBusiness: A Tour of Your Brain

Age Range: 10 and up (Aspects of this site will appeal to younger children as well. Parents, as always, should view the site with their children for optimal results.)

This commercial website offers a FREE, multi-media virtual tour of the human brain. When you get to the site you will see an introduction to the "Cortex." Read all about it and then click on the links to continue the virtual journey into the brain. Learn about the various parts and what they do.

When you complete the tour, use the menu bar located directly below the "Tab" menu to explore:

Brain Facts -- Fascinating tidbits about your brain that are sure to amaze you.

Brain Food -- Discover the foods that should be included in every
intelligent diet.

Brain Games -- Test your knowledge of the brain. Challenge your brain with logic puzzles and a concentration match game. Test your memory and reflexes as well. Learn to sign the word "brain."

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.

Sunday, January 06, 2008


Sun., Jan. 6, 2008 - English Heritage

English Heritage
From the site:
“English Heritage exists to protect and promote England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is researched and understood…It is our mission at English Heritage to promote greater understanding of the historic environment and we produce a vast range of online and offline resources to help you learn more.”

Heritage Explorer

Kids Zone – Interactive Games


Sun., Jan. 6, 2008 - Across the Sea: Europeans Explore the New World

Across the Sea: Europeans Explore the New World
From the site:
“Looking for information and activities about the intrepid adventurers who first voyaged to the New World? Check out these Internet sites and help your students explore the earliest explorers.”


Sun., Jan. 6, 2008 - Inventors of the Industrial Revolution

Inventors of the Industrial Revolution
From the site:
“TeachersFirst offers this classroom-ready unit on Inventors of the Industrial Revolution, written by Georgia social studies teacher Bill Burton and revised in 2007, in a format well-suited for projector, interactive whiteboard, or individual student use. The unit is designed for middle and high school students, but could easily be adapted for upper elementary grades, as well.

“These interactive lessons will help students grasp the background and impact of the inventors of the Industrial Revolution. The activities include a timeline and some basic facts so students build a context of historical events and every day life in the time period.”


Sun., Jan. 6, 2008 - World War II Chronicles (audio)

World War II Chronicles
The World War II Veterans Committee and Radio America
For audio, select year and then select date.

From the site:
“Welcome to World War II Chronicles, a weekly tribute to the men and women of history's deadliest war.

“World War II Chronicles is a weekly documentary series highlighting the events of the Second World War from Pearl Harbor to V-J day. Narrated by Ed Herlihy and recorded in the traditional style of the "newsreel".

“World War II Chronicles was originally produced for Radio by The World War II Veterans Committee and Radio America in association with the National Archives. It is hoped that this documentary series will encourage the study of the World War II era so that future generations may find a way to make the world a safer place.”

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