Saturday, March 08, 2008


Sat., Mar. 8, 2008 - Safe Schools Week October 19-25, 2008

America's Safe Schools Week
October 19-25, 2008
From the site:
“The National School Safety Center, state governors and state school superintendents sponsor America's Safe Schools Week, October 19-25, 2008. This observance is also actively supported by local, state and national public officials and professional organizations…. NSSC's goal in this campaign is to motivate key education and law enforcement policymakers, as well as students, parents and community residents, to vigorously advocate school safety. School safety includes keeping campuses free of crime and violence, improving discipline, and increasing student attendance. School that are safe and free of violence, weapons and drugs are necessary to ensure the well-being of all children and the quality of their education.”

Menu on left lists Free Resources on:
Creating Safe Schools
National Alert System
Schools & Readiness
Schools & Terrorism
Under Threat of Terrorism
Safe Schools Week


Sat., Mar. 8, 2008 - Operation Respect

Operation Respect
From the site:
“Operation Respect is a non-profit organization working to assure each child and youth a respectful, safe and compassionate climate of learning where their academic, social and emotional development can take place free of bullying, ridicule and violence….Toward this end, Operation Respect developed the Don't Laugh at Me (DLAM) programs, one for grades 2-5, another for grades 6-8 and a third for summer camps and after-school programs. All of the programs utilize inspiring music and video along with curriculum guides based on the well-tested, highly regarded conflict resolution curricula developed by the Resolving Conflict Creatively Program (RCCP) of Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR). Thanks to the generosity of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Operation Respect disseminates the DLAM programs free of charge.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sat., Mar. 8, 2008 - Center for the Prevention of School Violence

Center for the Prevention of School Violence
From the site:
“The Center organizes its information within subject areas or rooms. The rooms list is on the left side of the page. Click on the room you would like to visit.”

From: North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention


Sat., Mar. 8, 2008 - Anti-Bullying Network Resources: Useful Websites

Anti-Bullying Network Resources: Useful Websites
From the site:
“The following is a list of some of the websites we feel you may find useful. Please note that the Anti-Bullying Network is not responsible for the content or availability of any other site. We've tried to arrange these sites into those suitable for young people and for adults. Some sites fit into both categories.”

[NOTE: Some of the sites listed are not based in the U.S. – Phyllis ]

Thursday, March 06, 2008


Thurs., Mar. 6, 2008 - Room 108 (Primary Education)

Room 108
From the site:
“Room 108 is a primary education site for kids. There are lots of free online games but all with an educational focus. There are over 400 pages of kids’ educational games, interactive writing, animated stories, songs, kids puzzles, art, math, science, social studies, distance learning and much more. A great resource for primary kids games and teacher teaching resources!”


Thurs., Mar. 6, 2008 - Life at the Edge (Arctic Warming)

Life at the Edge
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“On the frontier of a frozen ocean, rising temperatures imperil wildlife whose survival depends on ice.”
“Polar bears could face extinction, whales go hungry, and seals have nowhere to rest—all because of the warming Arctic.” Explore this interactive map.


Thurs., Mar, 6, 2008 - Gnooks - World of Literature / Gnod's Literature Map

Gnooks - Welcome to the World of Literature!
From the site:
“Get to know new authors and find out what other people like you like to read.
Gnooks is a self-adapting community system based on the gnod engine. Discover new writers you will like, travel the map. of literature and discuss your favorite books and authors.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Literature Map


Thurs., Mar. 6, 2008 - Harriet Tubman, Women's History / NBC News Women's Studies Video Collection / Corncob Doll

---------Forwarded Message--------
From: Gilder Lehrman Institute
Subject: New Podcast / Women's History Month
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2008

Historian Catherine Clinton discusses Harriet Tubman.
Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in Maryland in 1820. After her escape to the North in 1849, she returned to the South more than a dozen times to ferry other slaves along the Underground Railroad. She later helped John Brown recruit men for his Harper’s Ferry raid, and during the Civil War, Tubman served as a Union spy. In this lecture, historian Catherine Clinton details the quest to uncover new information on Tubman’s extraordinary life.

To listen to this podcast and post your comments about it, click here:



The seventh issue of History Now, the Institute's quarterly online journal, explored the topic of women's suffrage. The journal's essays and resource material look at the way in which our society grapples with majority and minority rights. To revisit this issue, click here:


NBC News has just released their women's studies video collection, with hundreds of videos and documentary resources exploring women's stories, milestones, and issues, from the Revolutionary Era to the present. This material is available for free at:



The Gilder Lehrman Institute regularly features items from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. In the spotlight this week is a corncob doll dating from the 1860s that probably belonged to an enslaved child. To see this object, click here:

[NOTE: This link will only work while the Corncob Doll is the Current Featured Document. After that it should be available in the Archive of Past Documents at

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


Wed., Mar. 5, 2008 - Interactive: Mapping Memory

Interactive: Mapping Memory
Shortened URL:
From the site:
“Turn the human brain upside down and all around to see how memories are saved (or lost).
Take a “journey through the inner workings of the mind.”


Wed., Mar. 5, 2008 - Mango Languages

[NOTE: Site offers some free lessons in addition to more lessons and resources for paid subscriptions. – Phyllis ]

Hi! It's Saturday, November 3, 2007 and time for Foreign Languages at

Recommended Website:
Mango Languages

Age Range: Varied (The site looks like it was designed with older students
and adults in mind. However, when you learn a new language you are a
beginner. So, even young children can listen and learn along with mom and
dad. Non-readers will need assistance. See "Note" below.)

ClickSchooling subscriber Sue in Georgia recommended this website that
provides "online language learning at the amazing price!" You
can learn Spanish, Greek, Italian, French, German, Japanese, Mandarin
Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, and even Pig Latin at your own pace using a
variety of helpful features including:

*Audio of Native Speakers who help you to say words, phrases, and sentences
with correct pronunciation.

*Phonetic transcriptions that help users with reading and pronunciation
throughout each lesson.

*Relevant and Real Conversations that focus on modern and practical

*Note Slides that provide insight into grammar and cultural customs.

*Memory Building Exercises through strategically placed quizzes to provide
continual reinforcement of language skills.

*and much more!

You must register your name and email address in order to use Mango. The
programs that you will need to use Mango (such as Flash Player) can be
downloaded for free at the website.

NOTE: While the lessons are free, you will see random advertisements on the
left and right side of your screen as you progress through the lessons. The
ads generate income for the site and that allows Mango to provide the
content for free. Because the ads are randomly generated by a bot, parents
(as always) should supervise use of this site to oversee the content and the
advertising material.

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., Mar. 5, 2008 - John Philip Sousa / Ragtime / Music Therapy Research & Resources / The U-boat War, 1939-1945

Sites found in:

INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2007

The March King : John Philip Sousa : The Library of Congress Presents : Music, Theater and Dance
Record Id: 673310
Created: 2007-11-06 12:33:49
Categories: arts,govpub

From the Sousa Collection at the Library of Congress: music scores,
audio recordings, images, discography of the Sousa Band, and articles on
John Philip Sousa.

Ragtime : The Library of Congress Presents : Music, Theater and Dance
Record Id: 673308
Created: 2007-11-06 01:10:52
Categories: arts,govpub

Exhibition on ragtime music with sheet music, performances, audio,
biographies, interviews, and essays on the history of ragtime.

Music Therapy Research and Resources
Record Id: 673303
Created: 2007-11-05 15:53:44
Categories: arts,liberal

Guide to music therapy resources with journal article abstracts, links
to fulltext articles online, and methodologies. Arranged by therapeutic

---------------------------------------- : The U-boat War 1939-1945
Record Id: 673278
Created: 2007-10-31 01:12:14
Categories: liberal

Database of German U-boats and submarine warfare, with over 1,150
profiles of individual U-boats, their commanders and crews, shipwrecks,
discoveries, images, and additional information on the more than 11,000
Allied warships and naval commanders of WWII.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Wed., Mar. 5, 2008 - History Link 101

History Link 101
From the site:
“History Link 101 is a resource site for World History Classes. It is divided into six categories for each culture or time period. The categories are art, biographies, daily life, maps, pictures and research. Each site is rated on Visual 1-5 based on clarity and amount of images and Content 1-5 based on amount and depth of material. Currently the cultures/time periods of Prehistory, Africa, China, Egypt, Greece, Aztec, Mayan, Olmec, Native Americans, Mesopotamia, Middle Ages and World War II are completed with the aim to cover the entire scope of World History, so check back often to see more areas as they are developed.”

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Tues., Mar. 4, 2008 - OneWorld Journeys

One World Journeys: Expeditions
[NOTE: Some expeditions previously posted. – Phyllis ]

Florida’s Springs: Protecting Nature’s Gems
From the site:
“Fountains of youth. Swimming holes. Water source. Nature's gems. However we describe them, Florida springs are natural wonders to treasure. Experience the magic of the springs in Florida. Learn about threats to their future and how you can help protect "nature's gems" for generations to come.”

Mercury Rising: Bearing Witness to Climate Change
From the site:
“Get a glimpse at Earth's response to global warming. Join the One World Journeys team in the Monteverde Cloud Forest of Costa Rica to discover what scientists are learning about global climate change: our planet is getting hotter and nature is sending us a message.”

Salmon: Spirit of the Land and Sea
From the site:
“The wild Pacific salmon blaze a silver-and-crimson course through the ocean, streams, and forests, giving life in much the same way as the blood pulsing through our veins.
Explore with the One World Journeys team in the coastal rivers of British Columbia's rainforest as they document the people and the wildlife that depend on the wild salmon's incredible journey.”

Palmyra Atoll: Rainforest of the Sea
From the site:
“Palmyra Atoll, a tiny coral atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, is the keeper of answers to big questions about the health of our coral reefs and oceans. Travel with the One World Journeys team to experience the wildlife and beauty of one of the world's only intact coral atoll ecosystems.”

Jaguar: Lord of the Mayan Jungle
From the site:
“Scientists and hounds crash through a Mexican rainforest chasing the fleeting shadow of the jaguar. The survival of the rainforest and the jaguar depends on this hunt and the answers it provides. Slip into the Yucatan jungle with the One World Journeys team in pursuit of the jaguar and answers to its survival.”

The Sonoran Desert: 5000 Square Miles of Silence
From the site:
“Step into the August heat of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and Mexico with the One World Journeys team. Discover the secrets of one of the most biologically diverse desert ecosystems in the world and learn of efforts to create a Sonoran Desert National Park.”

Georgia Revealed: Searching for the Soul of the Caucasus
From the site:
“Hidden behind the veil of the Soviet era for most of the 20th century, the country of Georgia has emerged, revealing an enchanting and welcoming land. Travel with the One World Journeys team by foot, four wheel drive, horseback, and helicopter to discover how Georgians are working to preserve their natural heritage and cultural heritage.”

Chimpanzees: Messengers from the Forest
NOTE: Site in development. View Preview
From the site:
“Journey with us to Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, Africa for insight into Dr. Jane Goodall's ground-breaking chimpanzee research, and what it has taught us about not only animal behavior, but about ourselves. Learn why wild chimpanzees are threatened and what must be done to protect these messengers from the forest.”

Cougar: Spirit of the Americas
NOTE: Site in development. View Preview
From the site:
“Catamount. Puma. Mountain Lion. Cougar. All words used to describe a majestic animal that evokes the essence of the wild Americas. Yet habitat loss due to encroachment, sprawl and deforestation has pushed the cougar into a fraction of its previous range. Join One World Journeys, and wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen and writer Cara Blessley Lowe, as we learn about threats to cougars and what needs to be done to insure that man and cat live in harmony together.”


Tues., Mar. 4, 2008 - InsideOut: Energy, Anatomy, Elements, Space, DNA, and Biodiversity

InsideOut: Discover What’s Really Going On
From the site:
“InsideOut brings you Discover: the site where you can find out what's happening in the world of Science.

What do scientists do? How does it affect our lives? If these are questions you've wondered about, then you're in the right place.

Discover brings you some of the facts, though not all the answers, and plenty of fun games to get you thinking about Science. Discover why Science matters and find out what's happening for yourself.”

Contents include: Energy, Anatomy, Elements, Space, DNA, and Biodiversity.

NOTE: From the Royal Institution of Great Britain.


Tues., Mar. 4, 2008 -
From the site:
“ exists to connect students, mentors, and schools in every community to a variety of successful and engaging technology-based programs…Whether it's a competitive event, workshop, camp, or conference we understand the unprecedented level of passion and commitment it takes to create, maintain, and execute such programs. is committed to promoting technology and related student and professional advancement so that one day these programs become accessible to all communities. Free newsletter.”


Tues., Mar. 4, 2008 - Human Trafficking of Children in the U.S. / Free For Teachers

Sites found in:

October 28 – November 1, 2007


Human Trafficking of Children in the United States: A Fact Sheet for Schools (PDF; 48 KB)

Source: U.S. Department of Education

Trafficking can involve school-age children—particularly those not living with their parents—who are vulnerable to coerced labor exploitation, domestic servitude, or commercial sexual exploitation (i.e., prostitution).

Sex traffickers target children because of their vulnerability and gullibility, as well as the market demand for young victims. The average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old and traffickers (also called “pimps”) are known to recruit at schools and after-school programs. Recruitment can take multiple forms, including: 1) kidnapping; 2) solicitation by other women or girls recruiting on behalf of the sex trafficker; and 3) the “loverboy” approach of appearing genuinely interested in a romantic relationship while gradually coercing the victim into prostitution.

From Docuticker:


Free For Teachers
Free For Teachers gathers a cornucopia of award-winning government resources you can use with students in grades 6-12. You can order helpful, free publications, print out colorful posters and practical lesson plans, and get online newsletters and email updates of your favorite pages on and

Source: Federal Consumer Information Center


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


Tues., Mar. 4, 2008 - Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter, March 2008

Phyllis' Favorites from CJRLC Newsletter, March 2008, Pg. 3

Alexander Palace Time Machine

Britannia: British History

City Creator
(TIP: start with roads)

The Chemical Heritage Foundation

Chemical of the Week

The Cultures and History of America: Online Exhibits
The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress

Energy Kid’s Page

Famous American Trials

Math Is Fun / Maths Is Fun

Music Theory & History Online, Composers, and Dictionary

Sound Junction

Surf Report

Women’s Studies Database
Women’s Studies Database Reading Room, History

Monday, March 03, 2008


Mon., March 3, 2008 - National Kite Month, March 29-April 30, 2008

National Kite Month
From the site:
“April is National Kite Month. We encourage local fun flies, kitemaking workshops, indoor flies, buggy races, kite displays in public libraries and malls, and school demonstrations… Kiting is truly a universal activity, limited only by the imagination…
The Resources for Teachers section is designed to help an elementary school teacher present a short unit on kites, including doing a simple classroom kitemaking workshop. If you want to build a kite, look on the Plans page. To celebrate the Wright Brothers first flight, use the resources on the History page.”


Mon., March 3, 2008 - Solemates: The Century in Shoes

Site found in:
The Cool Tricks and Trinkets Newsletter #479 11/1/07


Shoes of the 20th Century

While the cliché states that it is "diamonds" that are a girls best friend,
many women will tell you that a few pairs of beautiful shoes will beat a
sparkling stone any day of the week. This cool site, entitled
CenturyInShoes.Com, traces the history and evolution of feminine footwear
throughout the 20th Century.

Browse this "slippery" site using the fun "Dial a Decade" tool to find a
beautifully diverse collection of women's shoe styles from the 1900's all
way up to the 1990's. Shoe styles vary from the unique bejeweled slippers
of the 1910's to the infamous and stylish platform shoes of the Seventies,
and are accompanied by style commentary, vintage ads from each decade, and
other cool tidbits.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., March 3, 2008 - ALA: Step Up to the Plate

Site found in:
The Official Monthly E-mail Newsletter of the
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)
Vol. 6, No. 11
February 2008

ALA and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are
teaming up to promote season three of "Step Up to the Plate
@ your library." This year, it's a whole new "ball game,"
celebrating the 100th anniversary of the song "Take Me Out
to the Ball Game." Tools include program logos in both
English and Spanish and a toolkit that includes sample press
materials and programming ideas.

To register for free tools to help promote the program
locally, librarians can visit the program Web site
now at:

[SEE ALSO: Baseball Resources
Includes downloadable print bibliographies by grade level and as well as online reference sources “recommended by researchers at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.” ]


Mon., March 3, 2008 - Baseball: Spring Training

Site found in:
Librarians' Internet Index

Spring Training: The Official Site of MLB's Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues
News, schedules, results, and other features about Major League Baseball's annual spring training in Arizona and Florida. Features photos, video and audio clips, and stories about players and teams. Archives go back to 2003 Spring Training. From the official site for Major League Baseball (MLB).
LII Item:

Copyright 2006 by Librarians' Internet Index.

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Sun., Mar. 2, 2008 -

--------Forwarded Message--------
Subject: [site-of-the-day]
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 00:10:02 -0700 (PDT) is a publication of The Federal Budget Group LLC, led by Charles S. Konigsberg, veteran budget and fiscal policy advisor to three U.S. Senators and three White House Budget Directors. This site offers a user-friendly web portal to the Federal Budget. Site goal is to provide clear, accurate and nonpartisan information on how our government raises and spends nearly $3 trillion per year.

From: Refdesk:


Sun., Mar. 2, 2008 - Political Cartoons

Political Cartoons
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Shortened URL:
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Search: Political Cartoons
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Harper's Weekly
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss

Editorial Cartoons of J.N. “Ding” Darling


Sun., Mar. 2, 2008 - 2008 U.S. Congressional Elections Portal / Neuroscience for Kids

Sites found in:


2008 US Congressional Elections Portal
Right now all the emphasis in the news media is on presidential
candidates, but given widespread dissatisfaction with Congress, this wiki
from the producers of Congresspedia could be just as useful for voters,
with its "profiles on candidates for Congress, coverage of the elections,
listings of local blogs for each state and informal groups of citizen
editors who are working together to improve and expand related articles."
It also provides info on candidates' campaign finance, and their ties to
special interest groups. For sitting members of Congress, it links to
info about their voting records and controversies.


Neuroscience for Kids
The nice thing about a science site for kids is that it explains concepts
at a level ordinary adults can understand it as well. We can learn the
basics of the brain, spine, and senses here, and find info on brain
disorders, the effect of drugs on the nervous system, and more.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


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


Sun., Mar. 2, 2008 - Real Clear Politics: Poll Averages / Countdown to Election 2008

RealClearPolitics: Averages the Polls
From the site:
“Updated every morning and throughout the day, RCP culls and publishes the best commentary, news, polling data, and links to important resources from all points of the political compass and covering all the important issues of the day. RealClearPolitics has become a trusted filter for anyone interested in politics.”


Countdown to Election 2008

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