Saturday, March 27, 2010


Sat., March 27, 2010 - The Auschwitz Album


    This Album memorializes the arrival of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz in May of 1944.

    The album was discovered after the war by an Auschwitz survivor, Lily Jacob, who donated it to Yad Vashem in 1980.
    Now, with the aid of the Internet, it can be viewed by millions of people, anywhere in the world.
    Click here to view the Auschwitz Album

Multimedia presentation:
[Click repeatedly on each photo to enlarge]


Sat., March 27, 2010 - Women Writers

Site found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, November 20,, 2009

Women Writers - BBC
Maya Angelou, Jamaica Kincaid, Bharati Mukherjee, and several other world-renowned women writers "talk about their writing and how their gender has influenced their works."

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
by Marylaine Block
Copyright 1999.


Sat., March 27, 2010 - Art and Literature: How are Poetry and American Art Interrelated?

Art and Literature
How are poetry and American art interrelated?


Sat., March 27, 2010 - A Glossary of Literary Terms / A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices

A Glossary of Literary Terms
[NOTE: Previously posted. Site updated February 5, 2010 - Phyllis ]

From the site:
To find a particular term, use your browser's Find command.
Note: Terms already in the Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
have been deleted from this file.


A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
       Definitions, with examples, of sixty rhetorical devices of
       writing style and arrangement to promote effective written
       expression. The devices include the familiar--alliteration,
       analogy, metaphor, onomatopoeia, and simile--and the more
       obscure: aporia, dirimens copulatio, parataxis, symploce, and
       zeugma. There is a Self-Test to measure the user's
       understanding of the devices.
Copyright 2002 by Librarians' Index to the Internet

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Thurs., March 25, 2010 - 650 Million Years in 1 Minute and 20 Seconds / Climate Change Resources

Sites found in:
January 24, 2009 "Earth Science Sites of the Week"

650 MILLION YEARS IN 1 MINUTE AND 20 SECONDS, Break, Dave Reber, Set to Beethoven music, “Here's a cool video rendering how the continents have shifted and formed over hundreds of millions of years.”


CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES DEPENDING ON YOUR EXPERTISE LEVEL, (Bryan Corkins), Here is a good starting point for one side of the climate issue.  The “start here” tab is very helpful.  Each sub heading is listed by your knowledge level.  This would be a good site to help students gain knowledge on this controversial issue.
[NOTE: Home page   previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Mark Francek
Central Michigan University


Thurs., March 25, 2010 - Prehistoric Climate Change: And Why It Matters Today

"Prehistoric Climate Change: And Why It Matters Today"

A 20-pg. pdf file that includes background information, teaching materials, and handouts.

Online Interactive Activity:


Thurs., March 25, 2010 - Free Booklet: Biodiversity: Connecting the Tapestry of Life

Free Booklet:
Biodiversity: Connecting with the Tapestry of Life

The Center for Conservation Education and Sustainability is pleased to offer this booklet, “Biodiversity: Connecting with the Tapestry of Life,” which was created to broaden understanding of biodiversity and the environment in which we all live.

This booklet explains what biodiversity is and why it is so important to sustain life on earth. Various trends in biodiversity you may have already recognized are described in greater detail, as well as actions we can all do to conserve the biodiversity we still have in our midst.

This 30-page full color publication focuses, in part, on protecting biodiversity in North America.
Request a free copy of this booklet.


Thurs., March 25, 2010 - Quotations by Women

Women's Words of Wisdom: Thoughts Over Time
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Women’s Voices: Quotes by Women

Famous women quotes

Quotable Women – An Archive of Memorable Quotes by Women
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Wed., March 24, 2010 - Online Resource Collection: W.E.B. DuBois / Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Development and Education

Sites found in:
Jan 16-22, 2009


Online Resource Collection from LC: W.E.B. Du Bois

From the Web Site:

    The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with W. E. B. Du Bois, including manuscripts, photographs, and books. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to W. E .B. Du Bois that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on Du Bois and a bibliography containing selected works for both general and younger readers.


Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Development and Education
From ALA: Online Resource Focuses on Children and Teens

A Web-based resource has been released that will help library advocates make the case for libraries in the lives of children and teens. “Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Development and Education” is available at .

Source: ALA


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


Wed., March 24, 2010 - Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic / Langston Hughes at 100

Sites found in:

Librarians' Internet Index
Websites you can trust!

NEW THIS WEEK, January 22, 2009

Andrew Wyeth: Memory and Magic
Companion to a 2006 Philadelphia Museum of Art retrospective of the work of American artist Andrew Wyeth, who died in January 2009. Features an overview of the exhibit, a biography of Wyeth and descriptions of two of his tempera paintings ("Groundhog Day" and "Public Sale"), and a 5-part podcast about Wyeth from a museum curator, covering topics of surrealism, memory, magic, and portraits in the exhibition. From the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Langston Hughes at 100
This online exhibition, created in observance of the centenary of the birth of Langston Hughes (1902-1967), Harlem Renaissance poet, novelist, and playwright, presents images and audio and video clips. Material includes poem manuscripts, video of Hughes reading his poetry, photos, and related material. From the Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Includes teaching resources and related links.

Copyright 2009 by Librarians' Internet Index.


Wed., March 24, 2010 - Women of Invention

Women of Invention
March 24th, 2010 by Jennifer Harbster

“The desire to tinker, create and invent is universal.  It doesn’t matter who or what you are–a scientist, business person, layperson, man, woman or child–if there’s a problem, we want to figure out how to solve it by inventing a new way of doing things or improving on an existing way.
 Women inventors have had to …”

Read complete article including a “selection of inventions that have made a significant contribution to society, science, and technology”:

See Also:
Women of Invention:
Women Inventors and Patent Holders
Select: Selected Internet Resources
Annotated list of 17 websites.


Wed., March 24, 2010 - The Wise Guide, March 2010

The Wise Guide, March 2010 issue

Contains resources on:

Submarines: The Silent Service

What the World Needs Now is Love

Preserving Haitian Culture

Poetry For the Mind's Joy

NAACP: A Century in the Fight for Freedom


Tues., March 23, 2010 - Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzles

From the site:
“Today's collection of interactive jigsaw puzzles vary from easy to ridiculously difficult: something for every age group and skill level. But, be very careful. They are addictive!”

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


Tues., March 23, 2010 - Alphabetilately: An Alphabet of Philately / Other Exhibits


From the site:
An Alphabet of Philately

Alphabetilately presents an innovative way of looking at the hobby of stamp collecting, via a philatelic alphabet in which each letter stands for an aspect of the collecting of stamps or the sending of mail.

A piece from the Museum's permanent collection "illustrates" each letter in the exhibition. Additional objects on exhibit also have stories to tell about the length — sometimes creative, sometimes heroic — to which people have gone to stay connected via mail.

By "clicking" on individual objects in this Arago featured collection, you can learn more about the objects, "zoom in" to see incredible detail, and view associated object images.

Other Exhibits

Arago: People, Postage & the Post


Tues., March 23, 2010 - Book of Odds: The Odds of Everyday Life

Site found in:
NEAT NEW STUFF, October 16, 2009

Book of Odds - the Odds of Everyday Life

Uses US statistical data to predict the odds on practically everything: your chances of cheating or being cheated on, owning a pair of high heels, being the victim of a firearms accident, owning a clothes dryer, living to 88 years or longer, etc.

Neat New Stuff I Found This Week
by Marylaine Block
Copyright 1999.


Tues., March 23, 2010 - Zfacts

Zfacts  - Steve Stoft - Grades 7 to 12

Site found on TeachersFirst:
Looking for zee facts and nothing but zee facts? Check this site for constant updates on national debt, energy issues, and even health care issues. Created by a PhD economist, this site boasts balanced and unbiased figures and explanations about many social and environmental matters. Read descriptions of the science, history, and reasons for much of the reporting going on today. View video clips of recent news. Find information about Green Energy, Hurricanes, Global Warming, Gas prices, National Debt, and more.

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

Monday, March 22, 2010


Mon., March 22, 2010 - The World of Beatrix Potter

The World of Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit

From the site:
For collectors and fans, explore the world and history of Beatrix Potter.

For Parents and Teachers


Mon., March 22, 2010 - Sites to See: American Literature

Sites to See: American Literature

From the site:
American literature sites are devoted to the works, lives, influence, and culture of some of America's most important authors. Many of the sites include digital versions of authors' works and little known facts about their lives; sounds, images, and other interactive features; primary source documents, publishing histories, and more. Included: Eighteen sites that are sure to spark your interest and that of your students.

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


Mon., March 22, 2010 - Microscope Imaging Station: Exploratorium

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

Site of the Day for Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Microscope Imaging Station - Exploratorium
[NOTE: Previously posted. - Phyllis ]

Today's site, from the Exploratorium in San Francisco, offers an online exhibit
demonstrating the range of capabilities of the museum's new microscope imaging
facility. Gentle Subscribers can explore the special features of the presentation,
vividly illustrated by dramatic videos of micro-organisms.

"Exploratorium - The museum of science, art and human perception at the Palace of
Fine Arts ... The Microscope Imaging Station at the Exploratorium provides a unique
opportunity to explore the microscopic world. ... The initial phase of the project
gives visitors [to the real world museum] the ability to image living specimens ...
They reflect the diversity of topics and specimens you might see on a typical
visit." - from the website

The exhibit displays a range of topics dealing with subjects at the molecular
level, from the insights to be gained from the humble sea urchin to the remarkable
macrophage cells and their role in the body's defense system. Additional topics
spotlight regeneration from the perspective of the water flatworm, and heart
development from the lowly zebrafish, among others. Each subject includes
information in text form, as well as amazing videos of microscopic cells in action,
explained by scientists in the field.

Swing over to the site for a look at spectacular videos of microscopic cells at:

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


Mon., March 22, 2010 - Earth Hour 2010 - March 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Earth Hour 2010
March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time

From the site:
On Earth Hour hundreds of millions of people, organizations, corporations and governments around the world will come together to make a bold statement about their concern for climate change by doing something quite simple—turning off their lights for one hour. In the U.S. where we are already feeling the impacts of climate change, Earth Hour sends a clear message that Americans care about this issue and want to turn the lights out on dirty air, dangerous dependency on foreign oil and costly climate change impacts, and make the switch to cleaner air, a strong economic future and a more secure nation.

Participation is easy. By flipping off your lights on March 27th at 8:30 p.m. local time you will be making the switch to a cleaner, more secure nation and prosperous America. View the toolkits, to find out what else you can do to get involved including leading the Earth Hour movement in your community.

What happened during Earth Hour in 2009?

• In 2009, hundreds of millions of people in more than 4,000 cities in 87 countries on seven continents participated. In the U.S., 80 million Americans, 318 cities and eight states officially turned off their lights for Earth Hour including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Francisco.

• They were joined by iconic landmarks from around the world including the Las Vegas Strip, NY’s Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, UN headquarters, and Broadway theater marquees, Golden Gate Bridge, Seattle’s Space Needle, Church of Latter-Day Saints Temple in Salt Lake City, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Sears Tower, the National Cathedral in Washington D.C., Thomas Edison’s New Jersey laboratory (the birthplace of the light bulb), the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in London, Paris’ Elysee Palace and Eiffel Tower, Beijing’s Birds Nest and Water Cube, Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, Sydney’s Opera House and Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Sun., March 21, 2010 - American Foundation for the Blind: Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan Macy, Louis Braille

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

The Helen Keller Archives

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller (full text)

Anne Sullivan Macy: Miracle Worker

200 Years: The Life and Legacy of Louis Braille   

The Reading Fingers (full text)

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


Sun., March 21, 2010 - LitSum: Literature Summaries (search by title or by author)

LitSum Literature Summaries

Literature Summaries by Title

Literature Summaries by Author


Sun., March 21, 2010 - TimeMaps;: Atlas of World History

TimeMaps Atlas of World History

From the site:
The TimeMaps: Atlas of World History offers a unique insight into the complex and infinitely fascinating subject of humanity's history. This World History Atlas can be navigated chronologically or geographically to show how each civilization, empire and nation has developed, beginning with the origins of civilization in 3500 BC.
The TimeMaps Atlas of World History is a new website and, like history, is very much a work in progress. It currently covers the period 3500BC - AD200, but will soon have the Medieval and Modern World maps added, bringing the timelines up to the present day.


Sun., March 21, 2010 - From Washington to Obama: Inauguration History / Inaugural Firsts

---------Forwarded Message--------
Site of the Day

"From Washington to Obama, Inauguration History"

Inaugural Firsts

Today's site, from The Smithsonian, offers a pertinent list of notable occurrences
with respect to American inauguration ceremonies. Gentle Subscribers, uplifted by
today's watershed event in the history of their nation, may enjoy a review of this
collection of memorable inaugural moments.

"When was the first inaugural parade? Who had the longest inaugural address? A look
at presidential inaugurations through time ..." - from the website

With a dozen firsts in inaugural events, from noting the brevity of the George
Washington speech to the firsts of an ever evolving technology to record the event,
this short listing provides a fascinating look back over more than 50

In addition, the "From Washington to Obama, Inauguration History"
exhibit highlights a number of features, including links to more than a dozen
inauguration speeches, from Lincoln to Kennedy, along with articles on the gala
festivities, significant events and the story of artist Shepard Fairey, who created
the instantly recognizable graphic of the President.

March to the website for an interesting selection of inauguration facts and
features at:

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

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