Saturday, November 08, 2008


Sat., Nov. 8, 2008 - U S GenWeb Project

Site found in:
INFOMINE Email Alert Service
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008

The USGenWeb Project : Free Genealogy and Family History Online
Record Id: 679240
Created: 2008-06-19 01:54:08
Categories: culture,govpub,liberal

Directory of free genealogical resources online for every state and
county in the United States as well as articles and detailed guides
(under 'researchers').


Sat., Nov. 8, 2008 - OER Commons / Hate Groups on the Internet / BLM: In Search of History / Genealogy Resources by State

Sites found in:
June 20-27, 2008


Resources of the Week: Open….Stuff
By Shirl Kennedy, Senior Editor

OER Commons

OER Commons is the first comprehensive open learning network where teachers and professors (from pre-K to graduate school) can access their colleagues’ course materials, share their own, and collaborate on affecting today’s classrooms. It uses Web 2.0 features (tags, ratings, comments, reviews, and social networking) to create an online experience that engages educators in sharing their best teaching and learning practices.

Anyone who teaches on a more-than-occasional basis will quickly see the utility of a resource like this. Even if you, personally, don’t lack for fresh course material, you can check here to see what your colleagues are doing.

And we saw plenty of lesson plans and syllabi on unusual topics and contemporary issues:

For complete review:
Shortened URL:

The Hate Directory: Hate Groups on the Internet
Source: Raymond A. Franklin

The June 1, 2008 release of the Hate Directory (1.08 MB) is now available in non-printable Portable Document Format. Features now include directories of blogs, web rings and racist games available on the Internet, as well as racist friendly web hosting services. Recent additions include directories of racist Internet radio broadcasts and podcasts.

[NOTE: Site updated to October 15, 2008 release. – Phyllis ]


FlipSide: BLM: In search of history

History runs deep at the General Land Office Web site, which debuted 10 years ago this month.

The Bureau of Land Management at the Interior Department established the Web site, at, during the dot-com boom of the 1990s that marked the early days of e-government.

The site’s mission is to digitize more than 9 million documents related to public lands that have been transferred to private ownership during the past 200-plus years. A team of 10 BLM employees scans those records and posts them online in a searchable database.

The team has digitized about 4.2 million records so far with a goal of posting another 200,000 this year. Now researchers who once had to wait two or three weeks for BLM staff to locate records often can find documents for themselves in a matter of seconds.

Source: Federal Computer Week


Genealogy Resources, by State
From RSS feed:

Check out’s new genealogy page. You’ll find links to state archives, libraries, or other places to begin researching your family tree.


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


Sat., Nov. 8, 2008 - Mix It Up Day, November 13, 2008

Site found in:
Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!

NEW THIS WEEK, June 26, 2008
Read This Online :


Mix It Up 2008
Don't Forget to Save the Date -- Thursday, November 13th -- for Mix it Up at Lunch Day 2008!

Website for this project "supporting student efforts to identify, question and cross social boundaries within their schools and communities." In addition to information about the program and the annual Mix it Up Lunch Day, the site feature a large collection of stories from student activists, on issues such as moving past labels and stereotypes, bullying, standardized testing, segregated proms, and wearing a Muslim hijab. From the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program.
LII Item:


Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!
Copyright 2008 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Sat., Nov. 8, 2008 - PBS: Nature: Clever Monkeys / NOVA: Alien from Earth / Monarch: The Royal Family at Work / King Arthur

Sites found in:
PBS Teachers Newsletter: November 9-15, 2008
Current PBS Teacher Previews Newsletter


Clever Monkeys
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, November 9, 2008
8 - 9:00 pm
Love, language, guilt, envy, generosity, secrets, lies and
sophisticated society are not unique to humans. Following along
as the babies of two different species are reared, viewers
learn how and what monkeys teach their young. Who are the
cleverest monkeys? And how much of human experience do they
really share? (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
Shortened URL:


Alien From Earth
On-Air & Online
gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
8 - 9:00 pm
NOVA presents exclusive coverage of new excavations undertaken
in the summer of 2007 at the site of Ling Bua on the island of
Flores, Indonesia. These are the first investigations of the
cave site since the sensational discovery of tiny and bizarre
human fossil bones at the site in 2004. NOVA investigates the
furious scientific debate currently raging over what "Hobbit"
bones represent. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
[NOTE: See guide pasted below. – Phyllis ]

Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work
The State Visit
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
An exclusive look inside the modern British monarchy. Behind
the scenes and at Queen Elizabeth II's side from beginning to
end, the premiere episode follows the elaborate preparations as
four U.S. localities get ready for a visit from the queen. Part
1 of 3. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year) Airs Wednesdays, November 12-26
8:00-10:00 pm/ET


In Search of Myths and Heroes
Arthur: The Once & Future King
On-Air & Online
Gr. 9-12
Friday, November 14, 2008
10 - 11:00 pm
Michael Wood explores the greatest British myth: the tale of
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Traveling
around the Celtic world from Cornwall to Wales, Brittany,
Ireland and Scotland, Wood uncovers the extraordinary story of
how a shadowy Welsh freedom fighter -- a Dark Age Che Guevara
-- became a medieval superman and, finally, the model of a
Christian hero. (CC, Stereo, 1 year)
[NOTE: Other pages previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Copyright 2008 PBS Online

[NOVA Teachers] "Alien From Earth" airs November 11, 2008
Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Hello Educators,

In next week's broadcast of "Aliens from Earth" NOVA explores
whether fossil finds on the Indonesian island of Flores represent a
new species and investigates what impact the findings could have on
the current human evolutionary time line. (Subjects covered:
anthropology/archeology, life science, evolution)

Karen Hartley
Teachers Editor
NOVA Web Site

* * * * * * * *

NOVA presents "Alien from Earth"
Broadcast: Tuesday, November 11, 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 Online
Watch the entire program online after the broadcast date. (QuickTime
or Windows Media required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Gigantism and Dwarfism on Islands
Find out what causes gigantism and dwarfism among species on oceanic
islands such as Flores. (Grades 9-12)

Ask the Expert
Send in questions about Homo floresiensis for the leader of the team
that discovered its remains, Mike Morwood of Australia's University
of Wollongong. (Questions due by Wednesday, November 12; selected
responses will be posted on Monday, November 17.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Compare the Brains
View in this slide show the brains of several members of the hominid
family and learn how experts believe the hobbit's brain measures up.
(Flash-plug-in required.) (Grades 9-12)

Who's Who in Human Evolution
Learn in this clickable illustration where Homo floresiensis falls
within the evolutionary history of the Homo genus, and find out more
information (including the brain size and name origin) of other
hominins like Australopithecus. (Flash-plug-in required.) (Grades
6-8, 9-12)

Teacher's Guide
Use a map to locate where scientists found the Homo floresiensis
skeletons, review scientific classification, research the human
family tree, and more with these viewing ideas. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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

Plus Watch a Preview, TV Program Description, and Links & Books.

* * * * * * * *

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Thurs., Nov. 6, 2008 - Babysitting

From the site:
“For teens who like kids, babysitting is a perennially popular way to earn money. But before venturing off to take care of other people's children, there are quite a few things to learn and questions to answer. This week's crop of websites will help put you on the path to babysitting success.”

Page includes links to 9 sites, (5 annotated and 4 honorable mentions).


Thurs., Nov. 6, 2008 - The Making of a Homemaker

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Making of a Homemaker

Today's site, from the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, presents an
exhibit of books from the collection, which fostered the concept of
the "homemaker". Gentle Subscribers will discover an interesting look
at some of the nineteenth century's most avidly read books which
provided instruction and guidance on women's role in the home and

"These books were primarily aimed at the middle and upper class
female, who saw keeping a healthy and happy home her role in life.
Not only did they detail the day-to-day activities of a homemaker,
but also prescribed the appropriate moral and religious outlooks. ...
to almost all, a comprehensive domestic guidebook could be
indispensable." - from the website

The exhibit offers an informative introduction about the popular
books which were eagerly embraced by women in comfortable financial
circumstances. Among the topics covered by these homemaking guides,
which were often generously illustrated, were decorating, etiquette,
dining, fashion and raising children. The presentation includes many
images from these nineteenth best sellers, each one briefly annotated
as to volume and subject, along with a comment on its significance.

Sweep over to the site for the books which helped to shape the role
of 19th century women at:

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


Thurs., Nov. 6, 2008 - Nutrition Facts Panel on Food Labels

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Guidance on How to Understand and Use the Nutrition Facts Panel on Food
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food
Safety and Applied Nutrition, provides detailed clarification on the now
standard food label which appears on virtually all processed food in Canada
and the United States. Gentle Subscribers will find answers to questions
they didn't even know they had as they review this painstaking appraisal.

"People look at food labels for different reasons. But whatever the reason,
many consumers would like to know how to use this information more
effectively and easily. The following guidance is intended to make it
easier for you to use nutrition labels to make quick, informed food choices
that contribute to a healthy diet." - from the website

As this review of the Nutrition Facts Panel points out, one of the easiest
ways to be sandbagged by the numbers is by not paying strict attention to
the serving size at the top of the label. The reasonable fat and calorie
content of the modest 1/2 cup serving packs a more substantial wallop, if
the consumer routinely enjoys a full cup of that particular product. The
guidelines presented not only explain each section of the Food Label but
also provide advice on the nutrition aspects of what constitutes healthy
requirements and choices. One useful section focuses on the percentage of
the Daily Value for key nutrients and how those percentages translate into
the daily recommended nutrient allowance, while additional sections note
the information supplied on trans fats and calcium.

Pop over to the web page for a primer on those ubiquitous Nutrition Facts
Panels at:

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


Thurs., Nov. 6, 2008 - Food Reference

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Today's site offers an upbeat, encyclopedic approach to all things food
related. Gentle Subscribers will discover a useful resource with a positive
orientation about food in all its manifestations.

" is an information website - all about food. Long
articles about food, short facts and trivia, cooking tips, recipes etc. You
will also find the most complete listing of Food Festivals from around the
world, a Today in Food History calendar, Cookbook Reviews, thousands of
quotes about food, and other fun stuff like food crosswords, poetry and
humor and much, much more." - from the website

With over 1400 pages, the site provides a vast amount of material,
beginning with the homepage's Food Quote of the Day, a bit of Food Trivia
and moving on to a Today in Food History section. After these pleasant
diversions, the site settles down to a short culinary quiz, touching on
subjects such as the annual global amount of canned food production and the
year the Fanny Farmer Cookbook was published. Among the features are
various articles, food videos, cooking tips, cookbook reviews and of
course, recipes. There are even culinary crosswords, along with food fun
and humor.

Peel over to the site for a wide-ranging source for everything related to
food at:

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

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Wed., Nov. 5, 2008 - History World

Site found in:
======== The Scout Report ==
======== January 23, 2004 ====
======== Volume 10, Number 3 ======


Sponsored by Britain's Virtual Teacher Centre (and underwritten by the
National Grid For Learning), HistoryWorld contains over 400 separate
historical articles and approximately 4000 events within its unique
database. Visitors may begin by looking through the World History section,
where it is possible to take any number of "tours through time," which
essentially display a complete succession of events around a given theme,
such as religion, science, or architecture. Students looking for a brief
overview regarding any number of subjects may want to take a look at the
article section which contains articles on various historical themes
organized by region, contributor (in this case, the contributing agency or
museum), and category. Definitely the most engaging feature of the site is
the Whizz Quizz, an online game where visitors can pit their historical
knowledge against other competitors. The fastest contestant is subsequently
featured on their homepage as Whizzard of the Hour, and no doubt, numerous
accolades may also follow! [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Wed., Nov. 5, 2008 - American Journeys: Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration and Settlement

Site found in::
======= The Scout Report ==
======== November 14, 2003 ====
======== Volume 9, Number 45 ======

American Journeys -- Eyewitness Accounts of Early American Exploration
and Settlement: A Digital Library and Learning Center

With over 18,000 pages of eyewitness accounts of North American exploration,
the American Journeys Digital Library and Learning Center is the result of a
collaboration between the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services and by
private donors. Much of the work was done at the Wisconsin Historical
Society in Madison, Wisconsin, and visitors with an interest in digital
projects and their creation and management will want to review the section
that details how the website was built. Visitors with a limited amount of
time will want to peruse the highlights section, which offers a number of
noteworthy historical accounts, including the first encounter of Europeans
with the Grand Canyon and the arrival of Captain James Cook in Hawaii. The
resource section for educators is well-developed and includes suggestions on
integrating documents into lesson plans, information on interpreting
documents, and addressing sensitive content. As might be expected, the
complete contents of the digital library may be searched in any number of
ways, including by topic, author name, document type, and by keyword or full
text. [KMG] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Wed., Nov. 5, 2008 - Dutch Colonies

Dutch Colonies
From the site:
“Although the Netherlands only controlled the Hudson River Valley from 1609 until 1664, in that short time, Dutch entrepreneurs established New Netherland, a series of trading posts, towns, and forts up and down the Hudson River that laid the groundwork for towns that still exist today.”


Wed., Nov. 5, 2008 - The Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims Revisited / Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Story: The Pilgrims Revisited
From the site:
“The Internet is full of useful materials for exploding myths about the Pilgrims, the Indians, the Mayflower, and the First Thanksgiving. Whether you teach kindergarten or college, you'll find valuable information and teaching tools on the WWW. This week, Education World explores the best of those online resources.”

As another Thanksgiving approaches, are you looking for new ways to present the same old stories? Look no further!” <<>>

From the site:
“Whether you're looking for Thanksgiving games, crafts, coloring pages, recipes, or even creative lesson plan ideas, one of these sites is sure to have what you need.” <<>>

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


Tues., Nov. 4, 2008 - 20 Civil Liberties Laws Every American Should Know

Site found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, June 6, 2008


20 Civil Liberties Laws Every American Should Know
Shortened URL:
Understanding what your rights are is the first step toward protecting them. Here are explanations and resources on 20 important civil liberties people may not know they have.


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


Tues., Nov. 4, 2008 - Sites found in The Scout Report, June 20, 2008

Sites found in:
The Scout Report
June 20, 2008
Volume 14, Number 24

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


24-Nation Pew Global Attitudes Survey [pdf]

The Pew Global Attitudes Project tracks a broad range of opinions across the
globe, and this report from June 2008 takes a close look at how the United
States is perceived abroad. The report notes that favorable views of the
United States have increased modestly since 2007 in 10 of 21 countries where
comparative data are available, although it seems that many people also feel
that the recent economic slump is in no small part due to the United States.
The survey also notes that United States foreign policy "will change for the
better" after the inauguration of a new American president next year.
Visitors can read the 150-page report here in its entirety and they will
enjoy looking over chapters like "Which Governments Respect the Rights of
Their People?" and "Views on Economic Issues". Finally, visitors can also
learn about the survey methods used in the creation of this report. [KMG]
[NOTE: 2007 Report previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Academy of Natural Sciences: Thomas Jefferson Fossil Collection

Statesman, geologist, surveyor, diplomat, and mastodon-bone collector,
Thomas Jefferson did it all. This very intriguing online exhibit, from The
Academy of Natural Sciences, introduces the generally curious to Thomas
Jefferson's extensive fossil collection. Jefferson was a central player in
the beginnings of American paleontology, and his involvement in this field
of endeavor occurred when others began to wrestle with the notion that
fossils represented concrete proof that there was an Earth that predated
that which was described in the Bible. The materials here include the
sections "American Mastodon", "Great Claw", and "Other Fossils". The
"American Mastodon" is a great place to start, and visitors can make their
way through sections that cover Jefferson's captivation with this massive
creature and the continued search for a full skeleton of one of these beasts
in the 19th century. Also, the section includes an image gallery of mastodon
bones. Moving on, "The Great Claw" presents information about the discovery
of these fossils and additional information on the rather odd ground sloth.
[NOTE: Other pages from previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990

>From Raymond Chandler's hardboiled gumshoes to the decline and fall of the
city's streetcar system, the City of Angels underwent a dramatic
transformation from 1920 to 1990. This remarkable digital archive offered by
the UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections
brings together over 5700 photographs from that period. Culled from the Los
Angeles Times and Los Angeles Daily News photographic archives of 3 million
photographs, this collection covers topics that include religion, popular
culture, urban development, law enforcement, and the entertainment industry.
Visitors can browse through a list of subjects or search for specific items
of interest by keyword. To get started, visitors may wish to search for "Bud
Abbott", "Oil Wells", and "Urban renewal". [KMG]


Villa Cicogna Mozzoni [Real Player]

Italy has a surfeit of cultural treasures from the Renaissance, and they
include tapestries, paintings, writings, and of course, various aspects of
the built environment. One such piece of architecture happens to be the
Villa Cicogna Mozzoni near Lake Lugano. This website conveys a bit of the
sumptuousness and splendor of this 15th and 16th century hunting lodge built
by the Mozzoni family. On this site, visitors can learn about the history of
the grounds and buildings, read up on the gardens, and learn more about
guided visits if they happen to be in Italy. The "History" section provides
visitors with several fine visual images, including a woodcut of bear
hunting in the region and a painting of Ascanio Mozzoni. Moving on, the
"Villa" area provides a schematic drawing of the grounds, complete with a
history of their evolution over the past five centuries. Finally, the
"Gardens" area offers additional perspective on the evolution of this
masterpiece of Italian Renaissance garden design. It is worth noting that
the materials on the site are also available in Italian, French, and German.


King's Last March [iTunes]

Martin Luther King Jr.'s last year of life was complex, and prior to his
assassination he was involved in a number of ambitious projects. This
compelling and thoughtful documentary produced by Kate Ellis and Stephen
Smith of American RadioWorks (in cooperation with the Martin Luther King Jr.
Research and Education Institute at Stanford University) closely examines
this period of King's life. The documentary is divided into five parts,
which include "Beyond Vietnam", "King's Last March", "The FBI's War on
King", and "From the Pulpit to the Heart". Interested parties can download
the entire radio documentary, listen online, or read the transcript.
Overall, it's a rather fine piece of documentary work, and visitors with an
interest in this pivotal 20th century leader will want to pass this site
along to friends. [KMG]


Covering Photography [Deb]

The special project of Karl Baden, photography professor at Boston College,
Covering Photography is essentially a web-accessible database of book covers
that feature photographs or photographic art work, provided "for the study
of the relationship between the history of photography and book cover
design." The database can be searched by a number of factors, including
photographer, author, publisher, date, or designer. In Baden's own words,
the database is not "completist"; rather it is highly selective, and
therefore searching may not yield the expected results. Fortunately, it is
also possible to browse by the search keys, rather than trying to guess at
an appropriate search term. For example, proceeding to the P - T
photographers reveals covers by Alec Soth, Alfred Stieglitz, and Edward
Steichen. Some entries have lengthy comments, such as the notes for The
Great Pierpont Morgan, a biography of J.P. Morgan, with an Edward Steichen
portrait on the cover. [DS]


>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008.


Tues., Nov. 4, 2008 - Cosmeo Atlas

Site found on

Cosmeo Atlas - Discovery education - Grades 6 to 12

This interactive world map shares information in video format about culture, government, history, or the natural world. <<>>

Entire review and suggestions on using this site “In the Classroom”:


Tues., Nov. 4, 2008 - Veterans Day, Nov. 11

Veterans Day 2008: Nov. 11
Shortened URL:

From the site:
“Parades and speeches across the country, as well as a national ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, highlight this federal holiday. Some of the statistics from this day include the number of veterans in the country, their racial and ethnic backgrounds, and the number who vote.”

Also available in PDF


Tues., Nov. 4, 2008 - Phyllis' Favorites for the CJRLC Blog, November 2008

Phyllis' Favorites for the CJRLC Blog, November 2008

NOTE: To receive 4 daily email posts send your request to anker @

The Authentic History Center (American Popular Culture)

Center for Immigration Studies

Cool Science

Cosmic Journey: A History of Scientific Cosmology

Exploratorium: Online Exhibitions

EyeWitness to History

First Nations Histories


The Great Idea Finder

Legends of America

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Volcanoes of the World

Wild Animals A to Z


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

Monday, November 03, 2008


Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 - American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2008

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2008
Shortened URL:
PDF version:
From the site:
“The first American Indian Day was celebrated in May 1916 in New York. Red Fox James, a Blackfeet Indian, rode horseback from state to state, getting endorsements from 24 state governments, to have a day to honor American Indians.” <<>>


Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 - National American Indian Heritage Month, November 2008

National American Indian Heritage Month
November 2008

From the site:
“The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the history and culture of American Indians and Alaska Natives during National American Indian Heritage Month.”

Teaching with Historic Places
“This program offers a series of award-winning lesson plans that use places listed in the National Register to enliven the study of history, social studies, and geography. TwHP has seven ready-to-use lesson plans, available for free downloading, that examine different aspects of American Indian history.”

“To celebrate American Indian Heritage and generate public appreciation for diverse cultures, Teaching with Historic Places has posted on the web the following lesson plans that consider important aspects of American Indian history. These lessons, based on sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places, are free and ready for immediate classroom use by students in history and social studies classes.”


Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 - November is Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month : Library of Congress

From the site:

2008 Theme: Celebrating Tribal Nations: America's Great Partners

“The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.”


Mon., Nov. 3, 2008 - NativeWiki / Indigenous Nations and Peoples of the World

From the site:
“NativeWiki is a free, open-to-the-public library of information about indigenous nations and peoples (past and present) of the world. We feature major sections on Nations and Peoples, Documents and Materials, Geographic Regions and a Picture Gallery of selected images. Begun in April, 2007, we currently have 1,213 content pages, 1,128 media files, and 1,626 registered contributors.”

Indigenous Nations and Peoples of the World

Sunday, November 02, 2008


Sun., Nov. 2, 2008 - Copenhagen Consensus 2008 / ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History Online

Sites found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, June 13, 2008


Copenhagen Consensus 2008
"Over two years, more than 50 economists have worked to find the best solutions to ten of the world’s biggest challenges" - air pollution, disease, malnutrition, sanitation & water, conflicts, education, global warming, subsidies & trade barriers, terrorism, women & development. The results: "30 specific solutions to combat some of the biggest challenges facing the world." Executive summaries and the papers themselves are downloadable here.


ECHO - Exploring and Collecting History Online
"a directory to 5,000+ websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry." Search or browse by category (aviation/space technology, consumer tech, engineering, etc.), by historic period, or by content (audio, images, primary source, etc.). [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


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


Sun., Nov. 2, 2008 - Proud to be an American Theme / U.S. History Links

Sites found in:
Weekly Teacher Tip Newsletter Issue #415

Proud To Be An American Theme
Site contains links to Hands On Activities, Teacher Resources, Work Sheets, Lesson Plans, Web Quests, Background Information, and more. NOTE: Many are free, access to some requires paid membership.

U.S. History
Shortened URL:
Page contains 24 annotated links
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Nov. 2, 2008 - Larry Ferlazzo's Website Update: July 2008 - The "Best" lists

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

The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English
Shortened URL:

The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online
Shortened URL:

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History
Shortened URL:

The Best “Today In History” Sites
Shortened URL:


Sun., Nov. 2, 2008 - Chocolate: The Exhibition

Have any left-over Halloween candy?

Site found in:
Librarians' Index to the Internet
NEW THIS WEEK for November 11, 2004

Chocolate: The Exhibition
This companion site to an exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural
History (Chicago) looks at the history of chocolate, the cacao
tree and cacao farming, chocolate processing, eating chocolate,
and related topics. Includes recipes, a bibliography, activities
for children (including a recipe for chocolate modeling clay), and
classroom resources.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]
Copyright 2004 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, LII.

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