Saturday, October 31, 2009


Sat., Oct. 31, 2009 - Visual Complexity

Visual Complexity - Manuel Lima - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“View interesting graphics of data that students will find fascinating. Search visuals in subjects such as Art, Biology, Food Webs, Music, and more. Each visualization has a project description, link, and other information. Caution students that ads appear on pages and these should be avoided.”

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


Sat., Oct. 31, 2009 - Activity TV

Activity TV

From the site:

“Activity TV offers free videos that teach fun activities in an entertaining way. This website offers a large variety to choose from, including: kids printable activities, kids indoor activities, kids outdoor activities, arts and crafts, kids magic tricks, kids games plus much more.”

“Every project has a video, printable instructions, and other related information.”


Sat., Oct. 31, 2009 - International Atomic Energy Agency / Perry Visits Japan / Oxfam International: Video

Sites found on:
The Scout Report
December 5, 2008
Volume 14, Number 48

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

International Atomic Energy Agency [pdf]

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IEAE), an organization related to
the U.N., has the admirable goal of promoting the safe, secure and peaceful
use of nuclear technology. The IEAE website has an abundance of nuclear-
related resources, news and scientific information. To become familiar with
the history of nuclear energy, there is a timeline that can be accessed by
clicking on "The IAEA in Time: Decisive Years" or "Interactive Timeline",
both located in the top third of the homepage. Many of the items on the
timeline link to a further explanation of an event, and some have
accompanying images that can be expanded. Clicking on the "News Centre" tab
at the top of the page will take the visitor to a menu on the left hand side
of the page that includes "Feature Stories", "Transcripts", "Media
Advisories", and "Multimedia". Visitors shouldn't miss clicking on the
Multimedia link to choose from several links, including "Imagebank", "Photo
Essays", "Podcasts", as well as IAEA Films and Video Clips that date back to
1928. The Photo Essays offer slideshows on such topics as how nuclear
applications are used in art preservation and restoration; how sterilizing
Medflies with x-rays in the Middle East reduces their population and thus
allows farmers to use fewer pesticides on their crops; and how the IAEA is
helping developing countries, like Nicaragua, set up cancer treatment
centers. Under the "Publications" tab at the top of the homepage, visitors
can find a multitude of publications, some for the layperson, and some for
scientists, policymakers, and educators. Some of the publication categories
include "Scientific and Technical Publications", "International Standards,
Guides and Codes", "IAEA Documents and Conventions", and "Booklets and
Topical Articles". [KMG]  [NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Perry Visits Japan

Upon opening this website, visitors will be treated to an image from an
anonymous Japanese scroll which depicts a steam locomotive and several
Japanese onlookers. It's an excellent way to start a digital collection
dedicated to Commodore Matthew Perry's visit to Japan in 1854. The
collection is part of Brown University's Center for Digital Initiatives, and
it was created as part of a project by Professor Susan Smulyan and her
students. On the site, visitors can peruse three different sets of images,
including those created by the American artist William Heine and a set of
broadsides by anonymous Japanese creators. The subject matter is the same
for all of these works (Commodore Perry's visit to Japan), and visitors can
take a close look at each image, and also read accompanying essays by
students. That's far from all, as visitors can also read accounts of the
expeditions written by Commodore Perry and William Heine. The site is
rounded out by a detailed bibliography containing scholarly works, journal
articles, and web sources. [KMG]

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


Oxfam International: Video

Oxfam, the British aid organization that banded together with a dozen other
organizations in 1995 to form Oxfam International, has a website loaded with
resources, one of which is a video library. There are many issues covered,
such as climate change, tsunami survivors, AIDS, and many videos include
celebrities, including Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Helen Mirren, and
Annie Lennox. To increase their reach, many of the videos are also
available on Youtube. To view the video in fullscreen, click on the screen
icon next to the speaker icon. One of the more heart wrenching videos is the
one titled "Our Home After Sidr-Documentary from Oxfam." It is the abridged
version of a documentary, but conveys, nonetheless the dire situation of
these Bangladesh survivors. Visitors should also not miss short animated
video "Face the Music" about climate change, which uses only music and
animation to show how climate change hits the poor "first and worst." [KMG]


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


Sat., Oct. 31, 2009 - Native Americans (Library of Congress)

Native Americans

From the site:

“Gather information on American Indian leaders and culture. Study essays, music, maps and images related to the treatment and portrayal of American Indians by European explorers and settlers. Examine treaties dating from 1778-1842 and images and documents relating to assimilating American Indians through education.”

Last Updated: 06/29/2009

Friday, October 30, 2009


Fri., Oct. 30, 2009 - Power Play (Thinkfinity)

Power Play - Thinkfinity - Grades 4 to 8

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“This site is an interactive site for students to construct machines using simpler parts to accomplish specified tasks. It is a good learning activity for machines and functional thinking. It also encourages visualizing parts that become a whole which develops visual - spatial skills. There was one spelling mistake in the outcome for the second machine. But overall this site is definitely worth taking a look at if you are teaching about simple machines working together to complete a larger task.”

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

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


Fri., Oct. 30, 2009 - GeneBoy

GeneBoy - Dolan DNA Learning Center - Grades 9 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“GeneBoy is the application creator's genetic version of a "GameBoy." It is an interactive science tool of variations that can be made with gene sequencing. To use the site, select a sequence from the left side of the GeneBoy, or use the "your sequence" button to copy and paste your own sequence into the application. To copy the original sequence, press clone on the bottom of the screen. The sequence can then be analyzed or manipulated through the tools on the right.”

“Need some help navigating this site? Check out the “How To” button to learn how to use Gene Boy.”

[NOTE: Home page previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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


Fri., Oct. 30, 2009 - National Geographic: Prehistoric Time Line

--------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day for Wednesday, December 10, 2008

National Geographic: Prehistoric Time Line
Shortened URL:

Today's site, from National Geographic, offers one of their superb exhibits
focusing on geological time with an array of images, maps and interesting facts.
Gentle Subscribers will discover a fascinating look at the spectacular changes over
the eons on planet Earth.

"Some 4.5 billion years ago, Earth formed. Since then the planet has seen an
amazing series of changes -- including the rise of life. See from the first tiny
mollusks to the dinosaur giants of the Jurassic. ... Humans have walked the Earth
for 190,000 years ... A lot has happened in that time. Earth formed and oxygen
levels rose in the foundational years of the Precambrian. The productive Paleozoic
era gave rise to hard-shelled organisms, vertebrates, amphibians, and reptiles.
Dinosaurs ruled the Earth in the mighty Mesozoic. And 64 million years after
dinosaurs went extinct, modern humans emerged in the Cenozoic era. The planet has
seen an incredible series of changes -- discover them for yourself." - from the

The Time Line charts the development of the planet through its many geological
changes, highlighting the special events of each age. From the significance of the
rise in oxygen levels in the Precambrian period about 2.5 billion years ago,
to the appearance of hard-shelled mollusks a mere 545 million years ago during the
Cambrian period, the Time Line displays photos and commentaries for each event. One
of the most recent dinosaur discoveries, the Nigersaurus, is displayed in its own
gallery. Additional features explore the issue of mass extinctions, new insights
into old dinosaurs with audio critiques (Flash version 10 required) and still more
"Extreme Dinosaurs" in a John Updike article.

Stride over to the site for a engaging exhibit on the prehistoric world at:

If the above URL wraps in your e-mail client, enter it all on one line in your
browser or use this TinyURL:

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

A.M. Holm
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Fri., Oct. 30, 2009 - PBS: NATURE: Born Wild / NOVA: Becoming Human / AMEX: The 1930s: Civilian Conservation Corps / Power Paths

Sites found in:

PBS Teachers Newsletter: November 1-7, 2009

Born Wild: The First Days of Life
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Sunday, November 1, 2009
8 - 9:00 pm
The most important moment of an animal's life is its birth. The
newborn emerges from dark safety to find anxious parents
clucking or mewing. The first hours are some of the most
dangerous. This film follows the birth and first day of several
species, from marmoset to moose to elephant and gorilla. (CC,
Stereo, HD, 1 year)
Shortened URL:

Becoming Human (Part One)
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
8 - 9:00 pm
NOVA presents a definitive three-part special that investigates
explosive new discoveries that are transforming the picture of
how we became human. The first program explores fresh clues
about our earliest ancestors in Africa, including the
stunningly complete fossil nicknamed "Lucy's Child." These
three-million-year-old bones from Ethiopia reveal humanity's
oldest and most telltale trait, upright walking, rather than a
big brain. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated. See guide pasted below.- Phyllis ]


American Experience: The 1930s
Civilian Conservation Corps: American Experience
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Monday, November 2nd, 2009
9 - 10:00 pm

From: News From American Experience
“The 1930s continues this Monday, November 2nd, with The Civilian Conservation Corps, a new film from director Robert Stone. One of the most successful and most loved New Deal programs, the CCC, dubbed "Roosevelt’s Tree Army," took three million men out of the breadlines and off the streets between 1933 and 1942, and put them to work in the nation’s forests and parks planting trees, building flood barriers, fighting fires, and maintaining roads and trails, conserving both private and federal land. Combining archival footage and eyewitness testimony from CCC veterans, The Civilian Conservation Corps explores the program that built many of our National Parks, empowered downtrodden Americans with jobs and education, and changed the way Americans view and preserve our natural resources.” (CC, Stereo, 1 year)


Independent Lens
Power Paths
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
10 - 11:00 pm
It's time to cut our dependence on fossil fuel and pursue
renewable energy. But how can it be done? Native-American
tribes turn to solar and wind sources to provide clean
sustainable energy for cities across the west. Their
traditional values regarding conservation and the earth offer
real solutions to America's energy crisis. By Bo Boudart.
Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts. (CC, Stereo, HD)


Copyright 2008 PBS Online


Subject: [NOVA Teachers] Becoming Human airs November 3, 10, and 17
Date: Oct 28

Becoming Human Part 1 (3-part series)
Tuesday, November 3, 10, and 17 at 8 pm ET/PT on NOVA

Check your local listings as broadcast dates and times may vary.

* * * * * * * *

Hello Educators,

This week NOVA launches a new comprehensive website about evolution,
with a brand-new look and a streamlined way to help you find more of
what you're looking for. With this first "beta" site, we're testing
out our ideas and looking for feedback from you to help guide a
complete redesign of the NOVA site. Take a look around the site and
let us know what you think. Just click on the "about this beta" link
at the top of the page to find out more, or send an e-mail to

Next Tuesday NOVA premieres the first of a three-part series on
human evolution, "Becoming Human." Where did we come from? What
makes us human? An explosion of recent discoveries sheds light on
these questions, and this program examines what the latest
scientific research reveals about our hominid relatives--putting
together the pieces of our human past and transforming our
understanding of our earliest ancestors.

Here is what you'll find online:

Watch The Program
Watch "Becoming Human, Part 1" online beginning 8 pm on November 3.

Depicting Our Ancestors
In this audio slide show, producer Graham Townsley describes what it
takes to bring ancient hominids to life. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Who's Who in Human Evolution
Meet your increasingly distant cousins in this clickable
illustration of the past seven million years. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Media-Rich Lesson Ideas from NOVA
NOVA is delighted to bring an exciting new way to engage your
students in the wonders of science. These media-rich resources help
you navigate the myriad resources on the NOVA website and integrate
NOVA video, interactive features, lessons, and much more into your
science or social studies classroom. The Lesson Ideas for "Becoming
Human" launch by November 3.

Program Transcript
The transcript is usually available one to three weeks after the
original broadcast date.

Plus Watch a Preview

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Thurs., Oct. 29, 2009 - Life of Birds / - Librarians / Substance Abuse & Mental Health Data / Women in Sport / World of Psychology

Sites found in:

NEAT NEW STUFF, May 15, 2009


The Life of Birds

The PBS web site continues to be a national treasure, offering videos, audios, background information, and lesson plans to accompany all its series. This section of the site, supporting David Attenborough's series on The Life of Birds, is a wonderful addition to the PBS canon. [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


We all know that library use goes up during economic crises, just as those crises cause library funding to go down. This site provides both news stories and people's own submitted accounts of the way libraries change lives, helping people solve their problems (English language lessons, a safe environment for kids, etc.) and find new opportunities (starting a business, finding a job, etc.).


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive

"SAMHDA provides free, ready access to comprehensive research data in a variety of formats," some of it never before available to the public. It also provides a data analysis system, a function for making customized data tables, the survey instruments from which data were derived, a tutorial, bibliography, and webliography.


Women in Sport

An archive of previous issues of this British publication covering women's sports, both major and minor. Feature articles include pieces on women playing rugby, tennis, cricket, soccer, wheelchair basketball, etc. The site also provides links to fact sheets on women in sports, and to research sponsored by the Women's Sports and Fitness Foundation.


World of Psychology Blog

News and musings on research and current issues in psychology. Search or browse by categories like aging, brain & behavior, disorders, medications, memory, parenting, etc.

[NOTE: PsychCentral
From the site:

“Welcome to the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health network, providing reliable, trusted information & self-help support communities for over 14 years.” – Phyllis ]


Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
Copyright, Marylaine Block, 1999-2009.


Thurs., Oct. 29, 2009 - Veterans Day 2009 - Nov. 11

Veterans Day 2009: Nov. 11

Shortened URL:

From the site:

“Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors living military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.” <<>

[NOTE: Previous years posted. Data updated. – Phyllis ]


Thurs., Oct. 29, 2009 - November is Native American Heritage Month

From: Scholastic Teacher Update November/December
November Is Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage: Traditions from the Past, Hope for the Future
Native American Heritage Activity Set
Shortened URL:

From the site:

“Use this activity set to explore some of the contributions Native Americans have made — and continue to make — to the culture, tradition, and history of our nation. Take a look at traditional crafts with a Web quest; use a chart and an interactive map to see the population and location of tribes today; then peer into the past with a research team who are investigating and preserving ancient rock art found in the remote canyons of Utah.”

A Web Hunt and an image bank of more than 450 photos offer insight into the contributions Native Americans have made to the arts, history, and culture of this country.


Thurs., Oct. 29, 2009 - Halloween: The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows (Library of Congress)

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Site of the Day for Thursday, October 29, 2009
Halloween: The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the Library of Congress's American Folklife Center, presents an
article on the background and origins of Halloween or Hallowe'en -- as All Hallows
Eve used to be spelled. Gentle Subscribers will find an interesting and informative
essay revealing how this ancient festival came to be observed even in the modern

"Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the
dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by
four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day
corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the
beginning of winter." - from the website

The article discusses why this day was observed by the Celts and its significance
for them as they marked the passage of the seasons, an important element for a
people who relied totally on their relationship with nature for their existence.
Noting how the ancient Celts celebrated Samhain, the essay explains the various
ways in which the newly arrived religion of Christianity incorporated many of the
rites and rituals of the pagan observance in an attempt to eradicate Druidic
beliefs. Additional details include information on some modern day customs that can
be traced back to the ancient traditions. Concluding the essay is a bibliography of
further material on the topic.

Swoop over to the web page for the history of Halloween at:

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Wed., Oct. 28, 2009 - National Recycling Coalition: America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

Site found in:

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!
NEW THIS WEEK, November 6, 2008
Read This Online :

National Recycling Coalition: America Recycles Day (ARD)

"America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products." The site features information and tips about recycling (such as on the benefits, how it works, and interesting end products), list of events throughout the country, links to news stories, and a recycling pledge. From the National Recycling Coalition.


LII Item:

[NOTE: Site updated for 2009. – Phyllis ]

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites You Can Trust!

Copyright 2008 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Wed., Oct. 28, 2009 - Top 50 States / Native American Clipart and Tribes Listed By State

Top 50 States

Includes sections on: Basics, Symbols, Geography, Economy, Education, People, Culture, Holidays, and more.

“These pages contain an enormous wealth of information about the USA, presented in a simple, reader-friendly format.

Top 50 States is a valuable educational resource and travel guide, featuring relevant, well-organized information, uniquely designed to entertain you.

Top 50 States is created for (and dedicated to) teachers, students, home buyers, globe trotters, trivia buffs, amateur chefs, statisticians, and historians.”

Native American Clipart and Tribes Listed By State


Wed., Oct. 28, 2009 - Historical Atlas of the 20th Century / 20th Century Governments


Teaching History Online on May 25, 2003

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

“An impressive collection of historical maps can be found on Matthew
White's outstanding website. Many of these maps are interactive. If
you click on a place, you might zoom in and get more detail.
Similarly, if you click on the legend to a map, you might get a more
detailed explanation of the topic. Clicking on the Contemporary
Context button bar will zoom out to show what's happening in the
world at this time in a specific field of human activity. The icons
symbolize Cities, Government, War, International Relations, Living
Conditions and Economics. Although the atlas is non-linear in overall
design, its backbone is probably the series of maps illustrating
national political systems.”

Includes: Types of 20th Century Governments


Wed., Oct. 28, 2009 - Vote: The Machinery of Democracy

Vote: The Machinery of Democracy

From the site:

"This exhibition looks at the history of voting methods in the United States,
which are as varied as the individual states and their local election
districts. "Vote: The Machinery of Democracy" explores how ballots and voting
systems have evolved over the years as a response to political, social, and
technological change, transforming the ways in which Americans vote.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Tues., Oct. 27, 2009 - NOVAscienceNOW: The Secret Life of Scientists: Web Only: Eran Egozy

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From: NOVA scienceNOW Bulletin
Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:33 PM
Subject: [NOVA scienceNOW] The Secret Life of Scientists



What he and his company created: The gazillion-selling games "Guitar
Hero" and "Rock Band"

The kind of guitar you use to play his games: Plastic and colorful

What he hopes his games bring to you: The joy of playing and sharing


How old he was when he started playing clarinet: 12

When he plays clarinet now: The first hour of every day after he
gets to work

When else he plays clarinet: At concerts with the classical chamber
music group Radius Ensemble

Watch videos, join the conversation with Eran, and more on The
Secret Life of Scientists.


Tues., Oct. 27, 2009 - Goosebumps: The Science of Fear

Goosebumps: The Science of Fear - California Science Center - Grades 3 to 10

Site found on TeachersFirst.

Explore the science of fear with this fun and interesting site. Click on “Explore Fear Online.” View "Fear and the Brain" to understand how the brain responds to fear. Learn animal responses in "Fear in the Wild." Other links include "Fear and the Media," "The Fun Side of Fear," and "Dealing with Fear." Each link includes several more specific topics. There is also a Parent’s Guide with some of the topics.

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


Tues., Oct. 27, 2009 - Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature

Online exhibition

From the site:

“This exhibition looks at the world from which Mary Shelley came, at how popular culture has embraced the Frankenstein story, and at how Shelley's creation continues to illuminate the blurred, uncertain boundaries of what we consider "acceptable" science.”

The Birth of Frankenstein – 6 pages
Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus – 11 pages
The Celluloid Monster – 6 pages
Promise and Peril – 5 pages


Tues., Oct. 27, 2009 - American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month, November 2009

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month: November 2009

Shortened URL:

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. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed a joint congressional resolution designating November 1990 as “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations have been issued every year since 1994. This Facts for Features presents data for American Indians and Alaska Natives, as this is one of the six major race categories.”

[NOTE: Previous years posted. Data updated. – Phyllis ]

Monday, October 26, 2009


Mon., Oct. 26, 2009 - National Museum of the American Indian: Online Exhibitions

The National Museum of the American Indian – Online Exhibitions

Links to 31 online exhibitions. Some previously posted. - Phyllis


Mon., Oct. 26, 2009 - American Indians and the Natural World: North, South, East, West

American Indians and the Natural World: North, South, East, West

From the site:

“American Indians have an enduring heritage of connections with the natural universe. These connections are the focus of Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians.

"Through exploration of four different visions of living in and with the natural world—those of the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, the Hopi of the Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast, and the Lakota of the Plains—North, South, East, West: American Indians and the Natural World examines the belief systems, philosophies, and practical knowledge that guide Indian peoples' interactions with the natural world. Though all of these peoples have chosen different pathways and strategies for making a life in their various environments, one similar concept is voiced by all--that a reciprocal connection exists between people and the rest of the world.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. URL updated. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Oct. 26, 2009 - History of the Cherokee

History of the Cherokee

Site includes History, Images, and Maps

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Mon., Oct. 26, 2009 - Great Sites for Teaching About Native Americans

Great Sites for Teaching About Native Americans

From the site:
“This week's sites are among the best on the Web for teaching about Native Americans.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. List of sites updated. - Phyllis ]

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Sun., Oct. 25, 2009 - Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Gad's Hill Place,

From the site:

“This is the place to learn about the life and work of Charles Dickens. It's also home to the largest collection of Dickens quotations on the web.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Oct. 25, 2009 - The Victorian Web

The Victorian Web: Literature, History, and Culture in the Age of Victoria

A vast overview of the Victorian period: literature, people, philosophy, arts, political
and social history, religion, science, and much, much more...

Also includes some earlier authors:

Related WWW Resources

From the site:
“Additional links to materials outside VW appear in sections of the site devoted to individual authors and other specific topics.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]


Sun., Oct. 25, 2009 - The Literary Gothic

Site found in:

The Scout Report

August 17, 2001

The Literary Gothic

Brought to the Web by Jack G. Voller, Associate Professor of English at
Southern Illinois University, this site bills itself as "the Web's premier
guide to Gothic literature," and we can't argue with that. The page offers
links to primary and secondary texts (with a cut-off date of the mid-20th
century), illustrations, discussion groups, and more. Users can either
browse by author name or by title. Those who wish to range further than this
site should check out the Resources section, which contains a useful
collection of annotated links, or the Community section, which gives
descriptions of discussion groups and organizations devoted to the gothic or
related subjects. Undergraduate or high school students will find the
Research section helpful, as it contains a brief essay on conducting
literary research on topics related to the gothic or supernatural
literature. Clearly a labor of love, this page should prove to be a useful
bookmark for scholars and instructors or those who are simply looking for a
creepy tale. [TK] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2001.


Sun., Oct. 25, 2009 - Sacagawea


From the site:

“Sacagawea was born in approximately 1788 into the Lemhi Shoshone tribe of Idaho. Through the journals of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, we know some of her story because in November, 1804 a pregnant, teenage Sacagawea and her husband joined the Corps of Discovery as interpreters.”

Page includes 9 links to related sites (5 annotated, 4 Honorable Mentions)

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