Thursday, December 03, 2009


Thurs., Dec. 3, 2009 - 101 Historical Moments You Can Relive on YouTube

101 Historical Moments You Can Relive on YouTube
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Events from both political and cultural history, captured and stored on YouTube, including Pearl Harbor, the Oklahoma City bombing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the 1929 stock market crash, Billie Jean King in the "Battle of the Sexes," the first MTV program, the O.J. Simpson trial, the 1960 presidential debate, Woodstock, and the space shuttle Columbia disaster.


Thurs., Dec. 3, 2009 - Free Documentaries

Free Documentaries - - Grades 8 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst:

This website is a source of free, downloadable documentaries. It is a nonprofit site. The site explains, “you can stream interesting and provocative documentary films for free!“ Teachers will want to preview before you share with your class simply because of what “provocative” could mean. Most films are full length, but some are short. There is a helpful menu of topics on the right hand side of the computer screen. This menu makes it easy to navigate and find the type of documentary that is needed. Documentaries range from 9/11 and the London Bombing to The Road to Guantanamo to The Panama Deception to many others.

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


Thurs., Dec. 3, 2009 - Dinosaur Resources

Dinosaur Resources - TeachersFirst - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst:

Kids "dig" dinosaurs, whether they learn about them in science class while studying paleontology and geology or simply include explore dinosaur as a personal favorite topic. Dinosaurs are an elementary school perennial, but even high school students enjoy digging into fossils and geologic time. This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst features a wide range of lesson ideas and research sources for students of all ages. Spend some "geologic time" as you try some of the project ideas or simply make this collection available to your dino-maniacs.

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


Thurs., Dec. 3, 2009 - Bullying and Cyber-Bullying Prevention Resources

Bullying and Cyber-Bulling Prevention Resources - TeachersFirst - Grades 0 to 12
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Site found on TeachersFirst:

This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers, parents, and students manage the tough issues of bullying and cyber-bullying. Whether you plan a special unit or lesson on this topic for Bullying Prevention Week or select from these resources on an as-needed basis, you will find useful ideas and strategies for students and adults to work together to erase bullying from your class and school culture. Be sure to share these resources with parents and your parent organization via your class or school web page.

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

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Wed., Dec. 2, 2009 - Native American Resources

Native American Resources - TeachersFirst - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst:

This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students learn about the rich heritage and legacy of Native Americans and to plan projects and classroom activities so students can explore the contributions and experiences of the native nations of North and South America. Whether you spend one class exploring these resources or plan an entire unit on Native Americans, the ideas included in the "In the Classroom" portion of reviews will launch discussions and projects your students will not forget.

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


Wed., Dec. 2, 2009 - Pulitzer Gateway

Pulitzer Gateway - Pulitzer Center - Grades 6 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst:

What is the biggest problem for students reading online news stories about current issues? Is it bias or facts that seem unrelated to a student's life? Enter the Pulitzer Gateway. This student-friendly site gives the readers a variety of formats to understand world issues in a relevant and engaging way. Use these stories for students to identify with material that may not be applicable in their own lives and to build understanding of issues affecting others. Help students find reasons to care and understand how an issue applies in the real world. Use the Gateway to connect students to journalists and professionals through a variety of means.

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


Wed., Dec. 2, 2009 - The Cave of Lascaux (2)

Caves at Lascaux - French Ministry of Culture - Grades 6 to 12

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Site found on TeachersFirst:

This latest redesign of the Lascaux tour offered by the French government takes viewers on a video tour of the famous French caves. As you walk along, pop-ups label the drawings being viewed. An outline map on the right lower side of the screen shows the path the "walker" is taking, and also demonstrates where the viewer is at any given part of the tour. In addition to the video walk, information about the caves appears in "Chapters" which students can click on. The original version of this site is in French. The left sidebar offers the options of viewing the site in French, English, German, or Spanish. This link automatically opens to the English version of the site.

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


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

Hi! It's Friday, December 12, 2008 and time for a Virtual Field Trip at

Recommended Website:
The Cave of Lascaux

[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

In 1940, four boys were playing in a meadow in Lascaux, France, when their
dog fell into a hole in the ground. The boys climbed down the hole to rescue
the mutt, and discovered prehistoric cave paintings! Over the years, many
people visited the caves but the carbon dioxide from their breath began to
destroy the paintings. As a result, the caves were closed to visitors in
1963. However, at this website, you can virtually explore the ancient
caves, learn about their history, see the exquisite cave paintings and
discover their meanings!

When you get to the site, you'll see a splash page. Click on the screen to
enter the site. A new page opens with the words "Discover," "Learn," and
"Useful Information."

To take the Virtual Tour of the Cave of Lascaux, click on "Discover." A new
page opens with a menu that includes, "Virtual Visit." Click on that to
take the tour. A new page opens where you'll see a map of the caves and a
brief explanation of what each one contains. Click on the map to explore:

*The Great Hall of the Bulls - Exquisite pictographs of bulls, horses, and

*The Painted Gallery - A continuation of the artwork seen in The Great Hall
of Bulls.

*The Lateral Passage - At one time this contained many engravings which have
deteriorated. Be sure to place your cursor over the images - and an outline
of what once existed there can be seen.

*Chamber of Engravings - Contains etchings and engravings of wild ox, deer,
and horses.

*Main Gallery - This offers a fresco of bison and deer plus some interesting
geometric designs consisting of polychromatic quadrangular signs.

*The Chamber of Felines - Includes pictographs of 6 cat figures, although
due to deterioration they are hard to see.

*The Shaft of the Dead Man - View a fascinating depiction of the result of
an encounter between a man, a bison, and a rhinoceros.

Once you've completed the tour, use the menu on the left side of the screen
to learn about the cave's discovery and closing. Then, click on the word
"Learn" at the top of the screen for a stunning array of information on the
cave iconography. Be sure to click on "Test Your Knowledge" to take a quiz
that will challenge your knowledge of The Cave of Lascaux, and solve
interactive puzzles based on the artwork in the cave!

This is a splendid educational website that will enhance your knowledge of
art, science, social sciences, and even foreign languages (from the home
page you can choose to explore this site in English, French, Spanish, and


Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
Copyright 2008, All Rights Reserved

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Wed., Dec. 2, 2009 - Pearl Harbor and World War II Resources

Pearl Harbor and World War II Resources - TeachersFirst - Grades 0 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst:

This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students honor Pearl Harbor Day and the important events of World War II through related projects and classroom activities. Whether you focus on Pearl Harbor for one class or spend an entire unit on World War II, the ideas included within the "In the Classroom" portion of reviews will launch discussions and meaningful projects for student-centered learning. Take your classes beyond infamy to inspiration.

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

Tuesday, December 01, 2009


Tues., Dec. 1, 2009 - Free Teaching Tools and Resources (Intel)

Free Teaching Tools and Resources

Site includes:

“Online thinking tools: Online thinking tools are active learning places where students can engage in robust discussions, analyze complex information, pursue investigations, and solve problems.”

“Teaching and learning resources: Teaching and learning resources help teachers play a critical role in facilitating 21st century learning activities, pose questions and encourage students to think deeper.”

Student curriculum

Additional education teaching and learning resources

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


Tues., Dec. 1, 2009 - Thoughts on Problem Solving

Thoughts on Problem Solving

Map and Index

a clickable image map of the Thoughts on Problem Solving Web Site:
Index is below map


Tues., Dec. 1, 2009 - The Best Sites for Gramar Practice / The Best Sites for Learning About Pearl Harbor

Sites found in:

Larry Ferlazzo Website Update -- January, 2009

The Best Sites For Grammar Practice

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From the site:

“Here are my choices — not in order of preference — for The Best Sites For Grammar Practice (and that I think are accessible to English Language Learners). I’ve divided them into two sections — sites that are best for Beginning and Early Intermediate English Language Learners and ones more appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced”

The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor

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From the site:

“Here are my picks, not in order of preference, of The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor (and that are accessible to English Language Learners)”


Tues., Dec. 1, 2009 - Weather Links

Weather Links

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Scroll down for an annotated list of 43 weather resources.

[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated with more links - Phyllis ]

Monday, November 30, 2009


Mon., Nov. 30, 2009 - NASA Spinoffs (K-4) / Inventions from Space

NASA Spinoffs (K-4)

From the site:

“NASA calls the technology that is originally developed for aeronautics and space but eventually is used to benefit others a "spinoff." NASA has been responsible for thousands of spinoffs.


Inventions from Space

NASA: Space Place (also available in Spanish)

From the site:
“What do all the things pictured on this page have in common? They all use technologies or materials that were originally developed for the space program.”


Mon., Nov. 30, 2009 - Benefits of the Space Program

Benefits of the Space Program

From the site:

“How does NASA technology affect your life? The benefits of America's space program can be found just about everywhere! This Web site provides a down-to-Earth look at what the space program has done for you, your neighbors, America and the world.”


Mon., Nov. 30, 2009 - Space Shuttle Benefits

Space Shuttle Benefits

From the site:

“There are many practical benefits to space exploration. Advances in space technology have a dramatic effect on Earth technology. Benefits range from new ergonomic solutions for people who do repetitive work to industrial medical X-ray machines. Listed below are several of these benefits. For a more detailed description of that technology, click on the corresponding picture.”

Site Updated: 04/06/2009


Mon., Nov. 30, 2009 - NASA Spinoffs: Bringing Space Down to Earth

NASA Spinoffs

Bringing Space down to Earth

1. Computer Technology
2. Consumer/Home/Recreation
3. Environmental and Resource Management
4. Health and Medicine
5. Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
6. Public Safety
7. Transportation

The Space Place

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Sun., Nov. 29, 2009 - With Malice Toward None: Lincoln Exhibition

With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition

From the site:
“With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition commemorates the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the nation’s revered sixteenth president. More than a chronological account of the life of Abraham Lincoln, the exhibition reveals Lincoln the man, whose thoughts, words, and actions were deeply affected by personal experiences and pivotal historic events.”

“Explore interactive presentations to learn directly from the artifacts, books, documents, paintings, and maps.”

Site includes an extensive collection of articles, photos, documents, etc.


Sun., Nov. 29, 2009 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Site found in:

The Scout Report
December 22, 2006

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

While many writers have to wait decades, if not centuries, after their death
to receive critical or commercial success, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was
lucky to achieve both during his lifetime. Born in Portland, Maine in 1807,
he was a figure of national prominence by the 1850s, and a much-beloved
professor at Harvard. Recently, the Maine Historical Society created this
fine tribute to the man and his work. The site is divided into seven primary
sections which include an extended biographical essay about his life and
work, information about his family and his homes in Portland and Cambridge.
Of course, any site about Longfellow would be incomplete without a generous
selection of his poems, and this site has that particular detail well
covered. In the Longfellow poems database, visitors can view a sortable list
of his works, which can be arranged by poem title, first line, and
publication date. [KMG] [NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2006.


Resources for Teaching Longfellow
Longfellow & The Forging of American Identity

From the site:
“The curricular resources you will find on this page were developed by thirty teachers from Maine and Massachusetts who participated in an intensive two-year (2003-2004) study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's life and poetry that was organized by the Maine Humanities Council. The program was designed to explore ways of bringing Longfellow's work back into the curriculum in a dynamic and meaningful way—in English, Social Studies, American Studies, Art, Music, and other subjects.”

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


Sun., Nov. 29, 2009 - The Writing Teacher

The Writing Teacher

“Tips, Techniques, and Strategies for Teaching Writing”


Sun., Nov. 29, 2009 - Save Our Seas Foundation: SOS Kids, SOS Teens

Save Our Seas for Kids


Save Our Seas for Teens

From: Save Our Seas Foundation

From the site:
“Awareness, protection, preservation and conservation of the global marine environment are the heart of the Foundation's mission and to act as an inspiration for the preservation of this natural heritage of international importance.”

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