Saturday, November 07, 2009


Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - Mark Kistler's Online Video Art Academy / Mark Kistler School of Imagination

------Forwarded Message------
Hi! It's Saturday, December 6th, and time for Art at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Mark Kistler's Online Video Art Academy

Age Range: 4-13+ (Grades PreK-8, approximately)

ClickScholar MaryAnna recommended this website featuring free video art
lessons with Mark Kistler who has taught millions of children worldwide how
to draw in 3-D over the past 30 years through his hit children's public
television series "The Secret City," "The Draw Squad," and "Imagination
Station." He has also written and illustrated many popular children's
drawing books. Kistler's philosophy is explained at his website:

"Mark deeply believes that learning how to draw in 3-D builds a child's
critical thinking skills while nourishing self-esteem. His positive messages
on self-image, goal setting, dream questing, environmental awareness and the
power of reading have inspired millions of children to discover their
awesome individual potential."

Kistler sells art lessons in a variety of media and packages on his website.
He also offers 4 free, sample video lessons that your children are sure to

When you get to the website, click on the words "Hey Look!" to gain access
to the free videos. (Note: The free videos change randomly from time to
time. Bookmark the site and return again to see if the rotation has changed
to access the other free videos.)

Kistler maintains another website as well - the Mark Kistler School of
Imagination at:

Here, you can access some free sample drawing lessons and games. The site
is a little confusing to navigate. Click on "Lessons" on the menu bar and
read the text for an explanation of how it works. Or, just start clicking
around and investigating on your own. Eventually, you're sure to see all of
the fun freebies.

Again, these are commercial websites that offer some free sample 3-D art
lessons in both text and video format. You don't have to purchase anything
to enjoy the handful of free lessons available.

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - Creative Glossary

Creative Glossary

From the site:
“This is THE place to find definitions for hundreds of words related to creative endeavors.”
“Each term includes a definition, classification and (usually) supporting images.”

Performance Art
Story Art


Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - E-Learning for Kids

E-learning for kids - e-learning for kids - Grades 0 to 6

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“Check out this site offering FREE learning courses to students in science, language arts, English language, math, health and life skills, and computer skills. Choose from a wide variety of different learning experiences in the subject areas for earning in a fun and engaging way. Each subject area has countless interactives ready to go! Detailed instructions are provided for each activity. You can control sound easily from the screen.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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


Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - One Minute Wonders

One minute wonders - BBC - Grades 0 to 8

Site found on TeachersFirst:

View one minute wonders to learn great facts about a variety of science and social studies topics. There were 13 topics at the time of this review. Learn about a Northern Oriole that can eat 17 caterpillars in a minute, music in the 16th century, or vehicles in the world. Videos are entertaining and sure to capture student attention. After viewing videos, click on quizzes to check understanding.

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


Sat., Nov. 7, 2009 - Phyllis's Favorites from the CJRLC Blog – November 2009

Phyllis's Favorites from the CJRLC Blog – November 2009


Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition

Beginning Algebra
Intermediate Algebra
College Algebra

Case Method of Teaching Science

Free For Teachers

Google Lit Trips

Inside the Brain: An Interactive Tour

NOAA’s Ocean Service Education

Oregon Trail

Rome Reborn

Teaching Tolerance

TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Theatre on a Shoestring

WWW Virtual Library - American Indians
Index of Native American Resources on the Internet

- Phyllis Anker

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Friday, November 06, 2009


Fri., Nov. 6, 2009 - World War One (BBC)

From BBC:

World War One: Curriculum Site

From the site:

“Read and listen to stories of the War from the people who lived it. Explore diaries, letters, scrapbooks, newspaper cuttings, photos and keepsakes.”

Web Links

World War One
From the site:
“The causes, events and people of the conflict dubbed the 'war to end all wars'.”


Fri., Nov. 6, 2009 - Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany Timeline
Adolf Hitler
The Nazi Party
Stormtroopers SA Sturm Abteilung
SchutzStaffel SS
The Hitler Youth
Munich Beer Hall Putsch
The Reichstag Fire
Re-occupation of the Rhineland
Bibliography/Further Information
(Includes a link to the Axis History Factbook: )


Fri., Nov. 6, 2009: AMEX: The Man Behind Hitler

From: American Experience on PBS

Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:32 AM
Subject: News From American Experience


“Seventy-one years ago this fall, Joseph Goebbels' mistress was banished from Nazi Germany by Adolf Hitler in an effort to avoid scandal, causing the propaganda minister, whose clout had recently waned, to attempt suicide. The incident, coming less than a year before the invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II, proved a turning point in the decline of Goebbels' career and illuminated the struggle for power within the ranks of the Nazi elite. Explore the psyche of this disturbing figure with The Man Behind Hitler. Find excerpts from his diary, and an enlightening comparison of German and American propaganda posters from World War II, in our special features section.”

"...a rare and chilling glimpse into a brilliant but toxic mind."
-- The New York Times

His name is synonymous with political propaganda. His legacy is
one of maniacal cruelty and unwavering devotion to the Nazi
cause. He has been called "the genius of spin" and "Reich
Liar-General." Appointed minister of propaganda in 1929, Joseph
Goebbels was responsible for all of Germany's media. No film was
produced, no newspaper printed, no radio show broadcast without
his stamp of approval.

Propaganda in Germany and the U.S.A.
During World War II, propaganda machines on both sides of the
Atlantic worked to persuade citizens of the importance of the war
effort, stir up patriotism, and emphasize crucial efforts like
resource conservation and silence about military tactics. Browse
a gallery of posters from both sides.

Joseph Goebbels' Diary
Over a decade in power, Joseph Goebbels trumpeted an ideology
that led to the Holocaust, total war, and his own suicide in
1945. Follow the events of Goebbels' life through excerpts from
his diaries.

Historian Q&A
Martin Kitchen is an internationally recognized expert on German
and Austrian military and economic history. Here he answers
questions on Joseph Goebbels, the Third Reich, and America.

Timeline: World War II Chronologies

[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]


Fri., Nov. 6, 2009 - PBS: Shakespeare and the Renaissance / NATURE: Black Mamba / AMEX: Hoover Dam / The Airmen and the Headhunters

Sites found in:

PBS Teachers Newsletter: November 8-14, 2009

Activity Packs
Shakespeare and the Renaissance
Offline Activity

Explore the life and times of William Shakespeare, perform
lines from his plays, study his characters and examine the
rhythm of his sonnets. Explore the culture of the Elizabethan
period and compare Renaissance society to today's.


Black Mamba
On-Air & Online
Gr. 6-8 / 9-12

A team of snake handlers hopes to change public perception of
what they feel is a misunderstood snake, the black mamba, one
of Africa's most feared. (CC, Stereo, HD, 1 year)


American Experience: The 1930s
Hoover Dam
On-Air & Online
Gr. 9-12

The men who constructed Hoover Dam struggled against heat,
choking dust and perilous heights to build a colossus of
concrete that brought electricity and water to millions and
transformed the American Southwest. Peter Coyote narrates. (CC,
Stereo, 1 year)


Secrets of the Dead
Airmen and the Headhunters
On-Air & Online

“The Airmen and the Headhunters,” premiers nationally on Veterans Day,
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings).
This documentary investigates the extraordinary survival story
of a crew of airmen shot down over the jungles of
Japanese-occupied Borneo during World War II. The film recounts
the rescue of a U.S. bomber crew by Dayak tribesmen, known for
taking the heads of their enemies. The Dayaks fed and protected
the airmen before leading them to the base of the maverick
British special ops officer, Major Tom Harrisson. (CC, Stereo,
HD, 1 year)
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Copyright 2008 PBS Online


From: News From American Experience

Monday, November 9th at 9pm (check local listings)

“Coming up next on American Experience -- The 1930s: Hoover Dam. Rising more than seven hundred feet from the canyon floor and holding back nearly 9.2 trillion gallons of water in Lake Mead, the Hoover Dam was the largest concrete structure on earth when completed in 1936. Along with supplying water that transformed the American Southwest, the structure also generated electricity that lit up Las Vegas and Los Angeles and employed an army of workers when work was in short supply nationwide.”

“Explore the construction of one of our nation’s most recognizable landmarks and greatest engineering triumphs with Hoover Dam. Taking five years to complete and employing an army of workers, the Hoover Dam, with its elegantly curved sheer face, art-deco ornaments and dizzying 726-foot height, evokes the architecture and ingenuity of the 1930s. And, in the midst of the Great Depression, it was a symbol of hope for the dispossessed.”

Hoover Dam: Gallery
Take a look at the The 1930s: Hoover Dam website and explore a gallery of vintage photos from the construction of the Hoover Dam. The work was dangerous and took place without the benefit of many modern safety precautions, but thousands of men and women, badly in need of work, braved the conditions to complete one of the 1930s most ambitious public works projects.

Thursday, November 05, 2009


Thurs., Nov. 5, 2009 - The Once and Future Web

The Once and Future Web: Worlds Woven by the Telegraph and Internet

From the site:

“The ability to exchange information in split seconds has influenced every aspect of life, opening new worlds. By transforming how we communicate, we have transformed ourselves.”


Networked Worlds – 7 pages
A Part of Our Lives – 7 pages
A Part of Our Dreams – 4 pages
Saved by the Wire – 4 pages

Online Resources:
Learning Station (Online and Classroom Activities):


Thurs., Nov. 5, 2009 - You Innovate 21 (STEM)

You Innovate 21

“To get young people excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and hone skills that will enable today's youth to be innovators of their century, Scholastic teamed up with the National Governors Association to create

“At the middle school level, students today already are contemplating their future. Aiming to spark aspirations to become innovators, provides access to a world of innovation. Navigating this website, students gain an understanding of what innovation is, have the opportunity to become engaged in innovation and unearth professions and lifework that are aligned with their passions and curiosity.

“The website features standards-based content to help young people understand the relevance of STEM in their lives now and encourages them to plan for their future. It provides a career pathway guide for students, helping them understand what they'll need to know and where in their state they can learn it.” <<>>


Thurs., Nov. 5, 2009 - Inventor's Workshop

The Inventor's Workshop - Learning Science Network - Grades 3 to 8

Site found on TeachersFirst:

This site offers concise, grade level reading about Leonardo Da Vinci, the inventor and scientist as well as basics on simple machines. Although not overly interactive, the site offers links to larger vocabulary words, a quiz on Gadget Anatomy and Leonardo's Mysterious Machines; a game using Da Vinci's sketches. Also included in the site are lesson plans for having students sketch and build their own inventions.
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

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


Thurs., Nov. 5, 2009 - State of World Poipulation / Economic Indicators / A Literary Map of Maine / The Engines of Our Ingenuity

Sites found in:

The Scout Report
December 12, 2008
Volume 14, Number 49


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


State of World Population 2008 [pdf]

In November 2008, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) put out its
State of World Population book, along with a Youth Supplement, and both are
available in their entirety on the UNFPA website. The book is entitled
"Reaching Common Ground: Culture, Gender and Human Rights" and the Youth
Supplement is entitled "Generation of Change: Young People and Culture".
This website offers so much worthwhile information to the visitor, in part
because the entire 108 pages can be downloaded as a pdf by clicking on
"Download PDF" under Resources on the left side of the page. The
information in each of the nine chapters is eminently readable, extremely
heart wrenching, and definitely eye-opening. However, the book does offer
hope, as it includes the considerable successes by the UNFPA, which were
achieved by being culturally sensitive to the traditions and beliefs of the
groups with which they were working. To read the stories from the Youth
Supplement, scroll down slightly and choose, from on the left, one of the
young people's stories, such as "Grita", "Tsehay", or "Seif". Child
marriage, females playing in male sports, becoming a Vietnamese hip-hop
sensation, youth in politics, are all examples of topics found among these
youth's stories. Visitors should not miss checking out the Photo Gallery,
which can be accessed by scrolling down to the middle of the page, and
clicking "View," located on the left side of the page. The line "there is
laughter every day in the terrible streets of Calcutta," from a Jack Gilbert
poem comes to mind upon seeing these photographs. [KMG]


Economic Indicators [pdf]

Both scholars and those with a penchant for statistics will want to bookmark
this fine website created and maintained by the federal government. The site
provides monthly compilations of economic indicators covering prices, wages,
production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money, and Federal
finance. Visitors can use the search engine to type in their desired terms,
or they can browse every month from January 1998 forward via a series of
drop down tabs. For those who might be looking for more specific data, the
"Search Tips" feature is quite useful. The site also contains links to the
Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research (FRASER), which
contains economic indicators back to 1948. Overall, the site will be a real
boon to those looking for high quality, accurate information regarding
current and past economic trends and patterns in the United States. [KMG]


A Literary Map of Maine

Sure, you might know that Longfellow was a member of the literati who called
Maine home, but did you know that Robert McCloskey was one as well? In case
you might have forgotten, McCloskey was the author and illustrator of those
children's classics "Make Way for Ducklings" and "Blueberries for Sal". It's
easy to learn about dozens of Maine authors via this delightful website
created as part of a partnership between the Maine Sunday Telegram and a
number of library and humanities groups in Maine. Currently, the map
features over 50 sites, and visitors can browse around at their leisure to
learn about authors like Longfellow, Stephen King, and Richard Russo.
Clicking on each site will pull up a brief excerpt of each author's work,
along with a brief bio. Don't leave the site without taking a look at the
slideshow of Maine authors that's also offered here. [KMG]


The Engines of Our Ingenuity [iTunes]

This website is from the public radio program The Engines of Our Ingenuity,
which has been airing on the radio from the University of Houston for 20
years. The radio show is about the human inventiveness that informs our
culture and it's no wonder the program has been on the air for so long, as
such a topic seems inexhaustible. Because the show is only available on 30
public radio stations, using the website may be the only way some fans can
hear each episode. Visitors can find the latest episode next to "Click here
for the newest Engines episode" on the homepage. From there visitors will
be transported to a page that contains a transcript of the episode along
with a link at the top of the page which will allow visitors to hear the
episode by John Lienhard. Not only do visitors get a written version and an
audio version, they also get photos pertaining to the topic, links to sites
that provide further information on certain aspects of the topic, and in
some cases, diagrams and charts further illustrating the episode's topic.
There is also a link near the top of the homepage, "Click Here," which
provides recent episodes of the radio show as podcasts. On the homepage the
visitor can also find a list of all the stations that broadcast the show, by
clicking on "Stations That Carry Engines" under "About the Radio Program,"
on the lower right side of the page. On the left side of the homepage there
are links to "Engines Transcripts" and "Full Titles of Episodes, With
Keywords." For the latter link, click on the number next to the episode to
be taken to the audio version of the episode, as well as the transcript of
it, and any accompanying links, graphs, photos, and diagrams. There are
over 2000 episodes, so no visitor should be left wanting. [KMG]
[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Wed., Nov. 4, 2009 - Devil’s Tramping Ground

Devil’s Tramping Ground

Dark Flash Animations based on historic ghost stories and folklore from the 1800's.


Wed., Nov. 4, 2009 - Calliope: Muse of Eloquence

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

Hi! It's Wednesday, December 10, 2008 and time for Language Arts at

Recommended Website:
Calliope: Muse of Eloquence

Age Range: 9-17+ (approximately)

ClickScholar MaryAnna discovered this terrific site that explores Roman and
Greek mythology to discover etymology, the origin and meaning of English

When you get to the site simply click on the illustration of Calliope, Greek
goddess and muse of eloquence, music, and epic poetry. A new page opens with
a menu of five "Worksheets" that you can print out and use to learn five
groups of vocabulary words (a total of 25 words).

Click on any word in the groups labeled A-E, and a new page opens with a
brief overview of the Greek or Roman myth that ties into that particular
vocabulary word. Discover the word's meaning in present-day English, and
take a short quiz that provides further information.

Then, print out the worksheet for a particular group of words and test what
you've learned.

This is a fun exercise for budding wordsmiths. It's also a great
springboard to learning more about vocabulary, spelling, mythology, and

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Click Schooling (Clickschooling) is a Federally Registered Trademark.


Wed., Nov. 4, 2009 - Nik's Daily English Activities

Nik's Daily English Activities - Nik Peachey - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“This site, designed for independent autonomous ESL/ELL learning, offers a daily activity in blog format. Links to supporting activities related to the current blog's topic include videos, music, listening, reading, and pronunciation. In addition to viewing the current blog topic, students may search the Top 10 Activities on the right hand side of the page and/or look at the blog archive. A search feature also allows learners to search for blogs with their desired topic or feature. Be aware: this site does include some advertisements.”

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


Wed., Nov. 4, 2009 - 20 Web Cam Activities for ESL/EFL Students

20 Web Cam Activities for ESL/EFL Students - Nik Peachey - Grades 2 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“This section of Nik Peachey's Learning Technology Blog for ESL/ELL teachers offers 20 ways to use web cameras for classroom activities. There are videos, blog entries, reviews of some GREAT sites, and more. These suggestions include things such as diaries, dictation, class research, poetry, having a tip of the day, questions, guessing games, news, and student support. If you are not a techie, he has also made suggestions about which type of web cameras work and how to use them. This is a great tool to learn about some new online tools.”

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

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Tues., Nov. 3, 2009 - StoryCorps National Day of Listeneing - Nov. 27, 2009

Celebrate StoryCorps National Day of Listening, November 27, 2009

From the site:

“Join StoryCorps on the National Day of Listening to celebrate and document the stories, memories, and history of your family, friends, and community. This year, plan to sit down with your loved ones on the day after Thanksgiving to ask the questions that matter, and record your conversations to enjoy for years to come.”

“Educators & Librarians: We also provide free resources to help bring the National Day of Listening experience to classrooms and libraries.”

“Or, if you’d like to start recording stories now, please download our free Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide. It’s a simple step by step guide for recording and archiving stories at home, in the classroom, or library.”

“StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening.”


Tues., Nov. 3, 2009 - Oral Histories How-To's / Interview Questions

Oral History How-to's

Compiling oral histories of World War II, or any historic event, all you need are people to interview — grandparents, relatives, or neighbors — and the time to ask questions and listen. Record your conversations and write down what you hear. Here are some tips to help you get started:

Oral History How-to's

1. Find an area of the war's history that interests you: World War II in general, the war in Europe, life on the home front, etc. Remember, almost any story that brings history to life is good oral history.

2. Look for people who are willing to talk to you about their experiences in your field of interest. Relatives, friends, or a local librarian might be able to direct you to people who would be interested in talking to you. Very often veterans organizations and senior citizens centers enjoy having young people visit and talk with members or residents. Check with the organization's director.

3. Do some research. For example, if your interview subject fought in World War II, get some good books on the subject and take notes. If the book says, for example, that the trip to Europe on troop ships was rough, ask your subject if that was true for him.

4. Prepare your questions in advance. If the subject is battle experiences, ask if he or she was afraid; find out if in addition to scary moments, there were funny or sad ones. Be sure to ask about where they were when Pearl Harbor was bombed and when the war ended.

5. During the interview, follow your list of questions. But also listen to the answers. Press your subject for colorful details. Don't be afraid to ask other questions.

6. It is best to have a recorder for your interview. But if you don't have one, take notes. Write up the answers as soon as possible after the interview so you don't forget them.

7. After you transcribe the recording or write up your notes from the interview, shape what you have into a first-person narrative, one that is written with "I" as the subject..

Adapted from Scholastic Update, March 24, 1995


Fifty Questions for Family History Interviews


20 Questions for Interviewing Relatives

“The best tactic for oral history interviews is to ask open-ended questions (rather than ones with yes or no answers), and to focus on people's memories and experiences: It's much more interesting-for you and the interviewee-to talk about the stories and emotions behind the events in your family's past. Use these questions as a springboard for planning your interview.”


Tues., Nov. 3, 2009 - Veterans' Stories: The Veterans History Project and Veterans' Stories: Struggles for Participation / Teacher's Guide: Analyzing Oral Histories

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

From: Library of Congress
Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM
Subject: Prepare for Veterans Day with Two New Primary Source Sets

Prepare for Veterans Day with Two New Primary Source Sets
Two new primary source sets from the Library of Congress can bring your students face to face with American war veterans. Veterans' Stories: The Veterans History Project and Veterans' Stories: Struggles for Participation let veterans tell their stories firsthand through interviews, diaries, photographs, and drawings. All these items were collected by the Veterans History Project, and they're accompanied by teacher guides and analysis tools that make them easy to use in the classroom.

You can find these primary source sets and a teacher’s guide to analyzing oral histories at the following url’s:
Shortened URL:

Teacher’s Guide: Analyzing Oral Histories
Shortened URL:


Tues., Nov. 3, 2009 - The West Point Center for Oral History / Today's FBI / A Consumber's Guide to ID Theft / PRB's DataFinder / Protect Your Health: WebMD & FDA

Sites found in:

December 5-11, 2008

The West Point Center for Oral History

West Point Oral-History Project Will Make Soldiers' Stories Available Online

From: The Chronicle of Higher Education
The U.S. Military Academy, in West Point, N.Y., has established a video oral-history project that will collect the stories of soldiers of all ages and make them available online for students, historians, journalists, and the public. The project, created by the academy’s history department, already has a preview site with a video explaining its goals, but the site’s formal unveiling won’t come until sometime in 2009.

“Soldiers’ personal stories are a largely untapped mine of military insight and historical testimony,” said Todd Brewster, a former journalist who is director of the project. In addition to recording battlefield stories of soldiers — including those now deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as those who served in conflicts as far back as World War II — project leaders hope to interview senior policy makers, among them former secretaries of defense and state. Besides video, the project will collect audio recordings and textual materials.

The academy said the project would be “a work in perpetual progress, continuously updated as history unfolds.” The project’s first undertakings include interviews with members of the academy’s Class of 1967 who were sent to Vietnam soon after graduating. —Lawrence Biemiller


Press Release
Today’s FBI: Celebrating a Century of Service.

Web-based text version

Printable pdf version

Today, the FBI released its 2008-2009 Facts and Figures report titled Today’s FBI: Celebrating a Century of Service. This informative, 60-page pictorial reference book provides an overview of the FBI’s mission, priorities, capabilities, history, and general facts and statistics. This resource is available online for the general public, civic leaders, law enforcement colleagues, community outreach partners, and others with an interest in learning about the FBI. Both a web-based text version and a printable pdf version of the report can be found on .


A Consumer's Guide to ID Theft Awareness and Avoidance

The FTC estimates that as many as nine million Americans have their identities stolen each year, so chances are high that you or someone you know has fallen victim to what has become one of America’s fastest-growing crimes. While there are no guarantees as far as prevention, there are certain steps every consumer can and should be taking – before and after the fact – to greatly reduce their potential risk.

ID theft expert Brian Lapidus, chief operating officer of Kroll’s Fraud Solutions, has unique frontline experience helping today’s businesses and consumers safeguard against and respond to data breaches. Below he offers some important advice that every consumer should know about protecting themselves from the damages of fraud. At Kroll, Lapidus oversees a highly-skilled team that includes veteran licensed investigators specializing in supporting breach victims and restoring individuals’ identities to pre-theft status.


PRB’s DataFinder Updated and Expanded

Guinea-Bissau and Liberia have the world’s highest birth rates, but India produces the most births—because of India’s combination of moderately high fertility and 1 billion-plus population size. These are a few facts users can find through PRB’s searchable database, DataFinder, which has just been updated with the 2008 World Population Data Sheet

DataFinder includes 143 variables for more than 200 countries and 29 world regions and subregions. Users can select a combination of countries or regions to be ranked on a specific variable or to compare on several variables. User-created tables can be downloaded as Excel files to use for further analysis. Rates and values can be displayed on world maps, revealing geographic patterns of demographic, health, or environment variables.

Source: Population Reference Bureau


Protect Your Health
Food, Medical Product & Cosmetic Safety

» A new online consumer health information resource on ( Consumers can access information on the safety of FDA-regulated products, including food, medicine and cosmetics, as well as learn how to report problems involving the safety of these products directly to the FDA. In addition, WebMD will bring the FDA public health alerts to all WebMD registered users and site visitors that request them. The cross-linked joint resource will also feature FDA’s Consumer Updates—timely and easy-to-read articles that are also posted on the FDA’s main consumer Web page (

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration


Gary Price
Editor, ResourceShelf
The ResourceShelf & DocuTicker Team
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Monday, November 02, 2009


Mon., Nov. 2, 2009 - Teaching Copyright

Teaching Copyright - Electronic Frontier Foundation - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“In five lessons, students review what they know about plagiarism and copyright and update it to include aspects of copying in the digital age. In addition to the history of copyright (with application to proper documentation and annotation), students learn about concepts such as fair use, free speech, peer-to-peer file sharing, and the public domain. The most in-depth portions are definitions and history of copyright, the concepts of fair use and stakeholders, and finally, contemporary explanations of the interpretation of copyright today including material on the internet. The lessons include Notes for the Educator, Assessment, Extension Ideas, Objectives, and many other possible resources. Each lesson varies slightly in the additions.”

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


Mon., Nov. 2, 2009 - Arlington National Cemetery / Tomb of the Unknowns

The Sentinels at Tomb of the Unknowns (also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier)

Biographies of some of the persons interred in Arlington National Cemetery

From the site:

“Due to the large number of persons interred in Arlington National Cemetery (approximately 310,000 as of January 2008), it would be impossible to list all of them here. However, we have compiled information on a large number of those people and are making their stories known to generations of Americans who may not know of them. Click on any of the categories below to learn more about these trailblazing American men and women and their contributions to our Nation.”


Mon., Nov. 2, 2009 - Veterans' Day: "Reveille" (Shortened version) / "Old Glory" information on the movie

Veterans’ Day:

Reveille (Shortened version)

Information on the original Old Glory movie (22 min. movie)


Mon., Nov. 2, 2009 - Veteran's Day Activities

Veteran’s Day Activities
Includes links to coloring pages, worksheets and printables

Veteran’s Day Poetry – Patriotic poetry honoring veterans.

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

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Sun., Nov. 1, 2009 - The Futures Channel: Real World Movies

The Futures Channel: Real World Movies - The Futures Channel - Grades 4 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“Looking to show math, science, and STEM in real life? Look no further! This site has real world applications in video form. The clips tend to be five minutes or less. Videos are arranged into topic areas such as architecture, sports and many others. Learn about bicycle design, wind sails, recycling, creating an advertising team, and MUCH more. It is a good collection of video clips focused on the real math and science behind jobs that people do in real life.”

[NOTE: Previously posted. – Phyllis ]

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


Sun., Nov. 1, 2009 - Math is Fun

Math Is Fun

From the site:

“The main content of the site is aimed at basic math skills. However you will find some more complex stuff, and some easier bits. Hopefully there should be something for everybody.”


Sun., Nov. 1, 2009 - Game Classroom

Game Classroom - Big Purple Hippos LLC - Grades 0 to 6

Site found on TeachersFirst.

“Find free interactives in Math, Logic, and Language Arts using this colorful site. Choose your grade level (K-6) and then your specific topic. Some examples of topics include: Time and Money, Problem Solving, Reading and Comprehension, Range, Mean, Median, and Mode, Grammar, Literature, and countless others. Find help in the homework help section along the right side of the site. You may also do a more generalized search by using the links for “Popular,” “Math,” or “Language Arts.” Many of the activities have been created by other sites or educators (you may even notice some familiar characters, such as Big Bird). Some activities may have ads appearing beside them. Students should be advised to ignore these ads.”

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


Sun., Nov. 1, 2009 - Dr. Mike's Math Games for Kids

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Hi! It's Monday, December 8, 2008 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Dr. Mike's Math Games for Kids

Age Range: 4-13 (Grades PreK-8, approximately)

What a find! This website offers a terrific selection of engaging online
and printable math games for kids in grades K-8 that build understanding in
mathematical concepts through play. The wisdom and charm of the United
Kingdom based creator, Dr. Mike, as he explains his philosophy about helping
kids understand math is simply irresistible!

When you get to the site you'll see a welcome message. Use the menu on the
left side of your screen to explore the latest and most popular games.
You'll also find suggestions for:

*Kindy Games - An assortment of games to help preschool and kindergarten
children grasp basic math concepts with the understanding that little kids
learn by experience - not by rote learning!

*Elementary Games and Primary Games - Discover math games and math toys that
will help you provide your children (in grades 1-8) with a deep, intuitive
sense of important math concepts such as number, shape, size, arithmetic,
logic, and more. And as Dr. Mike explains, "The children in your care will
love you for it."

*Home School - Dr. Mike provides creative and interesting games and tips to
help homeschool families learn math. As Dr. Mike explains, "I've gone
through all the games on this site, and evaluated them with you, the
home-schooler, in mind. It's my sincere hope that these resources will make
your home-schooling a little more joyful - or a little less burdensome -
wherever you may now be in your home-schooling journey."

You'll also find menu items that sort the games by category for ease of use
such as printable games, calculator games, magic squares, and times tables

Again, these games were selected because they expose children to math facts
that result in rote learning without the boredom. Through playful games your
children are immersed in math concepts that provide a foundation on which
math skills and techniques can be successfully built. Plus, Dr. Mike gives
tips on how to use them in the classroom or at home. As Dr. Mike says, "Most
important, I'll explain why these games help kids love math, why they'll be
learning more in an hour of play than they possibly could in a whole day of

A big THANK YOU to ClickScholar MaryAnna for suggesting this website. Great
stuff! Enjoy!

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
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