Saturday, October 11, 2008


Sat., Oct. 11, 2008 - Lookybook

--------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Wednesday, June 4, 2008 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:

Age Range: 3-10 (approximately)

ClickScholar, Mary Burns, suggested this website that allows you to
look at children's picture books - in their entirety, from cover to
cover - online. She wrote, "You can look at every page, either to
read them with your child online, or to see if you want to buy it, or
check it out from the library."

Lookybook provides this service, not to "replace the magic of reading
a book with your child at bedtime, but to replace the overwhelming
and frustrating process of finding the right books for parents and
their kids."

The website provides you with a virtual bookshelf of not just
the "best sellers," but undiscovered gems. Find classics and even
obscure books through the searchable data base.

Through Lookybook, you can "test-drive" picture books to find out
which ones you want to buy. (Of course, Lookybook provides a way for
you to purchase the books through their website, but it's not a

When you get to the site you'll see the featured book. Simply click
on the cover and each subsequent page to read the entire book. Below
the featured book are the new books recently added to the site, and
below that, you can register (free) to create your very own online
bookshelf of favorite titles.

Use the menu on the left side of the screen to search the database by
author, subject, or keyword. Or, click on "Bookshelves" to access
the A to Z archive of book titles.

Another interesting aspect of Lookybook, is that once you register to
create your own bookshelf, you can review books and share your
comments with fellow Lookybookers. You can also see what they have to
say about the books they've read.

Whenever you read a book online, Lookybook will automatically
generate a collection of other books that you might enjoy and display
it on the left side of your screen. That way, you'll discover books
you may never knew existed.

This is a terrific resource you will use again and again - be sure to
bookmark it!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved


DID YOU MISPLACE A ClickSchooling Review? Do you need to find an educational website - fast! Visit the ClickSchooling archives at:

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., Oct. 11, 2008 - Collection of Native American Legends

Collection of Native American Legends

“The United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation in northeast Alabama has a small web presence, but they have accumulated a large collection of Native American legends; more than 2,000 tales organized by region. If you don't know where to start, I recommend some of the many Coyote stories. That most western tribes have a Coyote character reflects the range of the coyote population. In the myths and legends he is usually devilish or foolish but very human. Sometimes his intentions are good but at other times not so much.” –Andrew Steinitz

Site found in:
The World Almanac E-Newsletter - June 2008


Sat., Oct. 11, 2008 - BookBrowse

[NOTE: Previously posted. Note date. - Phyllis ]

Site found in:

======== The Scout Report ==
======== January 16, 2004 ====
======== Volume 10, Number 2 ======

Given that thousands of books are published each and ever year, it may be
overwhelming for the discerning reader to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Stepping into the fray (since 1997) is, started in 1997 by
Davina Morgan-Witts and her husband Paul. As the site notes, "Bookbrowse
carefully selects from the most interesting current books and provides you
with multiple reviews and a substantial excerpt of each." Visitors to the
site can browse titles by genre, read a list of the 2003 Favorite Books,
examine reading guides for a host of titles, and view a list of recent books
featured on the site. Another fun feature is the interview section, where
users can peruse interview sessions with Isabel Allende, Harold Bloom,
Geraldine Brooks, J.A. Jance, and 226 others. Finally, visitors can also
sign up to receive the free e-newsletter, which is sent out weekly
throughout most of the year. [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003.


Sat., Oct. 11, 2008 - LitLovers

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, June 5, 2008


Today's site, a labor of love by former English teacher Molly Lundquist, offers a dedicated resource for the thousands of participants of book clubs all over North America. Gentle Subscribers will discover a wealth of information, of particular use for book club members but also helpful to individuals who simply enjoy reading.

"LitLovers ... An online community dedicated to books and book clubs -- because both enrich our lives. We've got great resources to enhance your book club experience. Whether you're selecting books, or thinking & talking about them, LitLovers is the place to come. ... What can you do on LitLovers? What can't you do! Find a book. Find a review. Find a discussion guide. Take a course. Whip up a recipe (to match your book, of course)! Buy a gift for your host ... buy one for yourself. There's so much to do -- and so much fun -- you won't want to leave." - from the website

The site provides in depth reading guides, browsable by title or author, each containing a summary of the work, biographical information about the author, a selection of reviews and discussion questions suitable for book club discourse. The Popular Books section highlights recent, on-going and all-time favorite books, while Books to Movies includes a judicious selection of "LitFlicks". Among the additional features of the site is a selection of short, free, online courses to encourage reading with a purpose, with themes such as plot, characters, point of view, and symbolism. Helpful discussion tips present suggestions for an enjoyable book club experience.

Toddle over to the site for a noteworthy and welcoming presentation devoted to books and reading at:

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

Friday, October 10, 2008


Fri., Oct. 10, 2008 - Smart Money University / TeacherTube

Sites found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, May 16-23, 2008


Smart Money University
Teaches the basics of investing - stocks, bonds, mutual funds, taxes, asset allocation, building portfolios, choosing a broker, and more. Includes a glossary of financial terms, and worksheets to help you assess your current finances and plan your financial future.


TeacherTube - Teacher Videos, Lesson Plan Videos, Student Videos
"an online community for sharing instructional videos." Search, or browse the channels for subject area or grade level. All channels have RSS feeds. Note that the service relies on users to flag inappropriate videos.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2008.


Fri., Oct. 10, 2008 - U.S. Presidential Elections / Learning Economics & Practical Money Skills / Teaching & Learning About World History

Sites found in:
Larry Ferlazzo's Website Update, June 2008

The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidential Elections
Shortened URL:

The Best Sites For Learning Economics & Practical Money Skills
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The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History
Shortened URL:

Archives of newsletters:


Fri., Oct. 10, 2008 - Free 2008 Presidential Election Educator's Guide / U.S. History / World History

FREE 2008 Presidential Election Educators' Guide

K-12 Teaching & Learning Center for School Libraries
“Be Our Guest for FREE Access until 11/0708:
User Name = ELECTION (all caps) and no password is required.
This User Name expires 11/07/08”


Unites States History
The K-12 Teaching & Learning Center for U.S. History
“Be Our Guest for FREE Access until 10/15/08:
User Name = USHISTORY (all caps) and no password is required.
This User Name expires 10/15/08”

World History
The K-12 Teaching & Learning Center for U.S. History
“Be Our Guest for FREE Access until 10/15/08:
User Name = USHISTORY (all caps) and no password is required.
This User Name expires 10/15/08”


Fri., Oct. 10, 2008 - Sites from PBS Teachers Newsletter: October 12-18, 2008

Sites found in:
PBS Teachers Newsletter: October 12-18, 2008

Beyond the Headlines with the .Vote

The .Vote explores different aspects of the upcoming election from the debates to the state-to-state ground game. Each video story is supported by lesson plans with content-based standards, discussion questions, student activities, vocabulary and primary references. This material is presented as options to fit teachers' instructional needs and is accompanied by professional development resources.


Ebola: The Plague Fighters
Lesson Plan
Gr. 3-5 / 6-8
Examine how viruses are spread by simulating and tracing the
spread of a virus.


Frontline / World
Cross-Curricular: Math
Offline Activity/Project
Gr. 9-12
Explore geographical locations and foreign or economic issues
by participating in statistical and economic activities on
topics such as the oil industry, calculations of when it may
dry up and analysis of population growth in Curitiba, Brazil.


WETA: Colorin Colorado!
Finding the Main Idea
Offline Activity/Project
Gr. 3-5 / 6-8

Use paraphrasing, note-taking, previewing and reading key
paragraphs to help English Language Learners pick out what is
important in the material that they read. Use a variety of
tools and activities that address different learning modalities.


Developing Informed Opinions
Offline Activity/Project
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12

Develop critical thinking skills, form educated opinions and
make informed decisions through analysis of a variety of
information sources. Examine guidelines for selecting reliable
resources and using them to gather accurate information.


The Beauty of Ugly
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, October 12, 2008
8 - 9:00 pm
We may think we know what is beautiful and what isn't, but in
the natural world, beauty can be many things -- including what
we might find completely repulsive. Not only can the bizarre be
attractive, it also can provide just the edge a creature needs
to succeed in a difficult environment. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)
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Space Shuttle Disaster
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
8 - 9:00 pm
Through interviews with astronauts, their families and members
of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, this program
gives viewers a new look at the Columbia space shuttle tragedy
-- and at NASA itself. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
[NOTE: See guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

America at a Crossroads
The Trial of Saddam Hussein
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
This program follows the courtroom drama surrounding the trial
of Iraq's former president, revealing a tainted procedural that
can be seen as a microcosm of the challenges and dysfunctions
of forming the Iraqi government itself. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)


American Experience
The Presidents: Nixon
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, October 12, 2008
8:00 - 9:00 PM
One of the most controversial and enduring figures on the
American political landscape, Richard Nixon was at the center
of American politics for 25 years. "Nixon" explores the fateful
combination of strengths and weaknesses that propelled him to
the presidency, then brought him down. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


The Choice 2008
On-Air & Online
6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
9:00 – 10:00 PM
It is one of the most memorable presidential elections in
decades. It is a race that pits the iconoclast John McCain
against the newcomer Barack Obama; the heroic former prisoner
of war against the first African-American major party nominee.
For two hours, "The Choice," celebrating its 20th anniversary,
examines the rich personal and political biographies of these
men and goes behind the headlines to discover how they arrived
at this moment and what their different candidacies say about
America. Watch "The Choice 2008" on air and streaming free online.
The Web site includes sneak previews and videos.
(CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)


Soldiers of Conscience
On-Air & Online
Gr. 9-12
Thursday, October 16, 2008
9 - 10:30 pm
When is it right to kill? In the midst of war, is it right to
refuse? Eight U.S. soldiers today, some who killed and some who
said no, reveal their moral dilemmas in "Soldiers of
Conscience." Made with official permission of the U.S. Army,
the film transcends politics to explore the tension between
spiritual values and military orders. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)


Copyright 2008 PBS Online

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Next on NOVA: "Space Shuttle Disaster"

Tuesday, October 14 at 8 p.m.
(Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.)

At the end of a nearly flawless 15-day mission in early 2003, the
space shuttle Columbia disintegrated during reentry into Earth's
atmosphere, killing the crew of seven. In this documentary, NOVA
probes the accident and the decisions stretching back four decades
that made the tragedy almost inevitable.

"Space Shuttle Disaster" is a penetrating look at the history of the
shuttle program and the political pressures that made the shuttle a
highly complex engineering compromise, which fell short of its
ambitious goal to make space travel routine, cheap, and safe. The
film brings to the forefront the uncertain future of human
spaceflight after the 2010 scheduled shuttle retirement. Many
questions remain, including what are the consequences if the U.S. is
out of orbit for five years?

Here's what you'll find on the companion website:

Rescue Scenarios
Follow, day by day, how a high-risk effort to save Columbia's crew
in space might have unfolded.

The Investigator
Scott Hubbard, a veteran leader of space missions, fought denial
with hard evidence to convince NASA of the accident's cause.

The Case to Save the Shuttle Program
Allen Richardson, 30 years in Boeing's space operations, offers
arguments for continuing shuttle missions beyond 2010.

Force of Impact
How could a lightweight piece of debris cause catastrophic damage?
Find out in this simulation of the shuttle's launch.

The Insider Who Knew
NASA engineer Rodney Rocha, whose warnings and calls for action went
unheeded, speaks out about the disaster.

Also, Links & Books, the Teacher's Guide, the program transcript,
and more:

Remember, most NOVA episodes stream on our website the day after the
premiere, so if you missed Space Shuttle Disaster you can catch it

Thursday, October 09, 2008


Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008 - Can Reading Help Kids Lose Weight?

Can Reading Help Kids Lose Weight?,8599,1847340,00.html
From the site:
“When doctors urge overweight kids to pick up more activities, reading probably isn't what they have in mind. Yet a new study by obesity researchers at Duke University finds that the simple act of reading — depending on the choice of material — can spur weight loss in tween-age girls.” <<>>


Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008 - E-Learning: Health & Life Skills, Science, Language Arts, Math, English, Computer

----------Forwarded Message--------
Hi! It's Tuesday, June 3, 2008 and time for Science at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
E-Learning: Science & Health

[NOTE: Other subjects: select from menu on home page: - Phyllis ]

Age Range: 5-12 (non-readers will need assistance)

This website offers fun, kid-friendly learning activities through free
courseware in science, math, language arts, keyboarding, and more.

For this review, we are highlighting the Science and Health sections of the
website. You'll find a menu of courseware that includes such topics as:

Digestive System
Endocrine System
Heart and Circulation
Immune System
Respiratory System
-and an assortment of interactives on health living, relationships,
bullying, emotions, and more.

Click on any one and a new page opens. Wait for the course to load, and it
will begin automatically. The course is presented in a colorful animation
with music, sound effects, and narration (so be sure to turn on your
speakers). Depending on the topic, you may be instructed to click on next
arrows, answer questions, and do various drop-and-drag activities to enhance

Once you are through exploring the Health and Life Skills courses, scroll up
the page to the Science section for a few more games about plants, animals,
natural resources, and fossils.

Then, scroll all the way to the top of the page to see the offerings for
math, language arts, and keyboarding. Or, optionally, you can start with the
menu on the homepage here:

As with all science and health topics, parents should preview the site to
determine suitability of content.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved


DID YOU MISPLACE A ClickSchooling Review? Do you need to find an educational website - fast! Visit the ClickSchooling archives at:

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. 9, 2008 - Bones: An Exhibit Inside You

Site found on

Bones: An exhibit inside you - Grades 2 to 8
From the site:
“Visit the bones exhibition and use the interactive activities to create an awareness of: the biology of bones and the ways to help keep bones healthy. Play "Bones: A maze inside of you," "Boney or boneless," or "The bone detective" among others. Teachers can click on the teacher link to read standards and view outcomes. Visit the Other Sites link to view related materials that can be used in class. This site requires Flash.”

Suggestions on using this site “In the Classroom”:

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See Also:
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Thurs., Oct. 9, 2008 - Career Voyages / Discovery Health / NASA: Phoenix / Nearing Zero: Science Cartoons

Sites found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, May 30, 2008

Career Voyages
Advice from the federal government, for both those just entering the workforce and for career changers, includes info on high growth industries, the 50 most in-demand occupations (including some skilled trades not requiring college degrees), apprenticeships, and brochures on careers and industries. There are also sections for parents and for career advisors. See also the BLS Career Information Page,, which starts from the most critical question when choosing your life work: What do you like?
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Discovery Health
The Discovery Health cable channel offers both information and community here, on Diseases & Conditions, Healthy Living (Men's Health, Staying Young, Mental Health, Women's Health, etc.), Pregnancy and Parenting, Sex and Relationships. It also provides blogs, podcasts, discussion boards, videos, a glossary, and useful tools that help you find ratings for doctors and hospitals, and understand your prescriptions.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


NASA: Phoenix Mars Lander
Up to the minute news and photos from the Mars expedition, as well as background on the Phoenix itself and the mission.


Nearing Zero: Science and General Cartoons
Nick Kim's cartoons are fun for anyone, but science teachers may want to use them on their classroom bulletin boards. Browse through his subject index or just click on his sampling of about 100 of his Best Cartoons.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2008.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Tues., Oct. 7, 2008 - Veterans Day

"From These Honored Dead:" Memorial Day and Veterans Day in American History
by Kenneth T. Jackson
As America prepares to honor its servicemen and women, revisit Kenneth Jackson's history of Memorial Day and Veterans Day in the June 2005 issue of History Now:

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Tues., Oct. 7, 2008 - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Monday, May 26, 2008

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Page

Today's site, from the veterans of the 4th Battalion 9th Infantry Regiment,
provides comprehensive information about The Wall in Washington D.C.
Some Gentle Subscribers may find this well-done site a fitting reference to
add to their permanent bookmark collection.

"The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall USA website is dedicated to honoring
those who died in the Vietnam War. Since it first went on line in 1996 it
has evolved into something more. It is now also a place of healing for
those affected by one of the most divisive wars in our nation's history.
... Thousands of personal remembrances and photos of those listed on the
Wall have been left with us - an online legacy of the personal costs of the
Vietnam War and its aftermath." - from the website

The presentation offers facilities to search by any two of a number of
criteria, such as name, home, age or casualty date, among others. In
addition, the names can be browsed alphabetically. Clicking on a name
brings up data submitted for that soldier and may include photos and / or
personal recollections by family, friends or comrades in arms. Additional
material covers details about the concept and design of The Wall, along
with information about the composition of The Wall itself, how the names
are listed on the memorial, and the process by which the names were incised
on the black granite stone.

Journey to the site for information about one of the most evocative
memorials to the fallen at:

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


Tues., Oct. 7, 2008 - Washington, D.C.

The Innovative Teaching Newsletter
Volume 11, Issue 2 - September 2008
Topic: Washington, D.C.

Scroll down for 38 annotated links.

Walter McKenzie
The One and Only Surfaquarium

The Innovative Teaching Newsletter is free to educators everywhere.
Copyright 2008


Tues., Oct. 7, 2008 - Virtual Tours from the U.S. Government / 3D and Standard Images from National Parks and Monuments

Virtual Tours from the U.S. Government
Over 50 virtual tours available and include national parks, federal buildings and historic sites.


National Monuments and Parks: 3D or Standard Tours
From the list of Parks and Monuments, you can click on “3D” in the “3D Image Galleries” column
(you will need 3-D glasses to view this series of anaglyphic images)
or click on “Photo” for the same tours in “standard images” column.
For additional information about each site, click on “NPS” in the “.gov sites” column

NOTE: Student Activity: Make your own 3D Glasses:


Tues., Oct. 7, 2008 - Phyllis' Favorites from the CJRLC Blog, October 2008

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Phyllis' Favorites from the CJRLC Blog, October 2008

CJRLC Newsletter Archives (2001 – June-July 2008)
Phyllis’ Favorites – Page 3


Sites from CJRLC Blog, October 2008

A+ Research & Writing

America's HomePage

American Presidency Project

Appetizers & Lessons for Mathematics & Reason

First Amendment Center

General Chemistry Online

Justice Learning

Mathematics, Science, & Technology Education: Resources

The People…Native Americans

Strange Matter

Virtual Instrument Museum

Windows Into Wonderland: Yellowstone National Park

World History for Us All

Monday, October 06, 2008


Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 - / ObitFinder
From the site:
“Search millions of obituaries from more than 700 newspapers in the U.S. and around the world…Our database includes recent obituaries from newspapers and funeral homes nationwide. However, we do not maintain a historical archive of obituaries.”

From the site:
“Newspaper obituary information is updated daily. ObitFinder searches newspaper obituaries dating as early as February, 2001. However, not all newspapers have obituary information that dates back this far.”
[NOTE: Previously posted. URL updated. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 - How Your Heart Works

How Your Heart Works

From the site:
“Everyone knows that the heart is a vital organ. We cannot live without our heart. However, when you get right down to it, the heart is just a pump. A complex and important one, yes, but still just a pump. As with all other pumps it can become clogged, break down and need repair. This is why it is critical that we know how the heart works.”

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


Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 - Fitness Center - Mayo Clinic

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Fitness Center - Mayo Clinic

Today's site, from that trusted medical source, the Mayo Clinic, provides
sound facts about why and how to keep fit. Gentle Subscribers ready to
shake off their winter inertia, will find both inspiration and information
at the site.

"Find fitness information and expert exercise advice on starting an
exercise program, staying motivated, preventing injury and more." - from
the website

The site gives the nod to physical fitness by running down the health
benefits of exercise, with a motivational article on how just 30 minutes a
day of aerobic exercise can reduce health risks, help manage chronic
conditions, stave off extra pounds, strengthen the heart and act as a mood
booster, among other advantageous outcomes. A number of articles focus on
specific conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and osteoporosis
and how regular exercise can help. Additional sections highlight how-to's
on walking, stretching and strength training, with illustrative slide shows
while others feature information on seasonal sports, with a look at
sports-related nutrition and injuries.

Stride over to the site for an excellent resource for keeping fit at:

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

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


Mon., Oct. 6, 2008 - Sites Found in ResourceShelf, May 23-29, 2008

Sites found in:
May 23-29, 2008


United Nations Observances

This site contains information on United Nations days, weeks, years, decades and other observances, resolutions declaring them and links to events websites.

United Nations observances are used to contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the UN Charter and promote awareness of and action upon, important political, social, cultural, humanitarian or human rights issues. They provide a useful means for the promotion of international and national action and stimulate interest in United Nations activities and programmes. For international years and decades the UN Secretary General takes action to establish preparatory process, evaluation and follow-up procedures.

The majority of observances have been established by the UN General Assembly and some have been designated by UN specialized agencies.

Source: United Nations Department of Public Information


Enviro-Health Links - Mercury and Human Health

From press release:

The effects of mercury on human health are a common concern. The new NLM Enviro-Health Links page, Mercury and Human Health includes links to sites about mercury reduction, occupational exposure, compact fluorescent light bulbs, mercury in health care, regulations and state legislation, and preformed TOXLINE® and MEDLINE® /PubMed® searches.

NLM also offers other Enviro-Health Links on topics such as:

Children’s Environmental Health
Indoor Air Pollution
Keeping the Artist Safe: Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
Outdoor Air Pollution
NLM Enviro-Health Links
Source: National Library of Medicine


From: Docuticker

Spotlight on Statistics: Sports and Exercise

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

What percentage of people (aged 15 years and older) who live in the United States participated in sports and exercise activities on an average day in recent years? About 16 percent. In comparison, consider that the number of people who watched television on an average day is roughly five times larger.

These charts, which display data from the American Time Use Survey, take a closer look at people who spend time in sports and exercise activities.


Civil Rights Digital Library

From Wired Campus:

Voices and images from the civil-rights movement are now on the Web at the Civil Rights Digital Library, created by the University of Georgia.

The library features 30 hours of historical news footage showing such events as the desegregation of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., and Martin Luther King Jr. accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.


Poetry Audio Recordings: A Guide to Online Resources

This is a guide to selected online resources for audio recordings of
poets reading and discussing their work.


Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: How to Find a Novel, Short Story,
or Poem Without Knowing its Title or Author
A new Web Guide from the Library of Congress

Source: Peter Armenti, Digital Reference Team, LC


Tracing the Hayward Fault: Online and On the Ground

Ever wonder exactly where the Hayward Fault is? Three new educational publications will show you just where to look. A field trip guidebook, online virtual tour, and fact sheet aimed at increasing awareness of the area’s most hazardous and urbanized fault, are available online, courtesy of the scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey.

The 140th anniversary of the 1868 Hayward earthquake this October 21st marks an important milestone: the past 5 large earthquakes on the Hayward Fault have been on average about 140-years apart, so a repeat of this powerful earthquake could happen at any moment. <<<>>>

Full review:
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James K. Polk: A Resource Guide

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with James K. Polk. This resource guide compiles links to digital materials related to Polk such as manuscripts, letters, broadsides, government documents, and images that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site.


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

Sunday, October 05, 2008


Sun., Oct. 5, 2008 - Surf Report, Oct. 2008 - Climate Change

Surf Report - Climate Change (October 2008)

From the site:
“Our monthly annotated list of great Web sites for teaching and learning. Explore a different topic each month, from Algebra to World War II or Nutrition to Natural Disasters.”

“This month we bring you sites to help your students explore the topic of climate change. You’ll find global warming animations, carbon counters, scientific information, predictions, games, and more.”

Includes sites for: Elementary Middle and High School Carbon Calculators

To view this list after October 2008:

or enter “Climate Change” in their Search Box


Sun., Oct. 5, 2008 - Public Health Challenges of Climate Change

Site found in:
On the Ticker:
DocuTicker Newsletter

Number 31 April 29, 2008

Are We Ready? Preparing for the Public Health Challenges of Climate Change

Press Release:

Publication Summary
From the site:
“A warming climate already contributes to disease and early deaths worldwide, as populations experience greater risks from extreme weather events, poor air quality and infectious disease.”

Full Report


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


Sun., Oct. 5, 2008 - Global Change Science

Site found in:
May 24, 2008 "Earth Science Sites of the Week"

GLOBAL CHANGE SCIENCE, (suggested by Liz Colvard, Science Information and Education, USGS), Global change science involves understanding current changes in earth functions in the context of pre-historic and recent earth processes, distinguishing between natural and human-influenced changes, and recognizing ecological and physical responses to changes in climate. This site is an excellent starting point for getting information about global change. Includes links to publications, podcasts, news releases, related studies, and a list of federal agencies doing climate change work.


Mark Francek
Professor of Geography
Central Michigan University


Sun., Oct. 5, 2008 - The #1 Song on This Date in History / Climate Change

Sites found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, April 18, 2008

The #1 Song on This Date in History
For those ever-popular questions about what was happening in the world on the day you were born. Select the month, then the date, and arrow down to the year.


Climate Counts
Those who prefer to spend their money with companies with responsible environmental practices can start here, where, so far, 56 companies are rated on their climate impact and efforts to reduce it. The FAQ explains the methods used to arrive at the rating.


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2008.

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