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Digital Himalaya [pdf, QuickTime]
For those who feel that there may be a paucity of material on the Himalayan region, they will need to take a close look at this fine site provided through a collaboration between the Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University and the Anthropology Department at Cornell University. Since its inception in December 2000, the partners have managed to digitize a number of photographic collections, several journals, and a number of short films.
The Internet Movie Database
The Internet Movie Database has grown by leaps and bounds in the past nine years. Containing literally millions of pieces of information, users looking forinformation from films such as Orson Welles' Chimes at Midnight to more
contemporary fare can merely enter the title of the movie into the IMDB
search engine and a complete record will be returned.
Educator Digital Assets
Explore the Exploratorium's Digital Assets.They have collected and digitized museum materials related to interactive exhibits and scientific phenomena, including images, educational activities, and other exhibit-related resources. You will be able to search, select and download digital files for educational use.
Africa to Atlantic: Dust to Dust
Article about sand and dust storms in which "the planet's deserts kick up literally millions of tons of dust, and winds send it flying to far-flung destinations where it clogs our lungs, changes soil chemistry, deposits minerals in bodies of water," and cause other environmental damage. Includes a link to images of recent storms, such as the storm in Iraq in August 2005, and links to related sites.
Exploratoirum, Journey to Mars
Spirit and Opportunity, the twin Mars Exploration Rovers, are speeding toward their January rendezvous with the red planet. For the latest information about their progress, and to see what should be the greatest images of Mars ever taken, the Exploratorium is the place to be.
ICON: Innovation Curriculum Online Network
A "digital library of information dealing with K-12 technological literacy." Resources include "lessons, activities, electronic files, technology references, articles, and professional organizations." Registration (free) required to access some materials and services. Searchable by grade level, resource type, technical requirements, and other factors.
Free registration is required to access much of the site information and directory listings of 37,000 museums around the world including art, science, history, zoos, archaeology, aquariums, and more. The site features current exhibits, education, entertainment, archive reviews, and shopping links.
The Digital Michelangelo Project
"Since 1992 [Stanford University] Professor Marc Levoy and his students have been investigating methods for digitizing the shape of three-dimensional objects using laser scanners." This site presents the efforts of "a team of 30 faculty, staff, and students" to scan and produce 3-D computer models of "the sculptures and architecture of Michelangelo." Includes an overview and
timeline of the project, photographic essays, video clips, and related links. In English and Italian.
"Calendars Through the Ages"
looks at the astronomical basis of calendars, the history of
our calendar, and when various countries moved from the Julian
to the Gregorian calendar. Learn about Leap Year, the solar
cycle, equinoxes and solstices.
presents 130 music manuscripts, letters, and materials from a
3,500-item collection documenting the history of Western music
from the medieval period through the modern era. Essays by
musicologists discuss items from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms,
Chopin, Handel, Liszt, Mozart, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and
A Visual Sourcebook of Chinese Civilization
"The goal of this 'visual sourcebook' is to add to the material teachers can use to help their students understand Chinese history, culture, and society." Features a timeline with links to information and images, and essays on topics such as ancient tombs, Buddhism, clothing, and gardens. Includes maps, discussion questions, and bibliographies.
Alexandria Digital Library
Alexandria Digital Library."Project Alexandria will develop a digital library providing easy access to large and diverse collections of maps, images and pictorial materials as well as a full range of new electronic library services. The project is centered at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with its major collections of maps and images and its strong research focus in the area of spatially-indexed information.
An African American One Room School
Pierre Samuel du Pont and Delaware's African-American Schools
The early 20th century in America, a period characterized by nationwide social reform, is often referred to as the Progressive Era. During this period, more and more people recognized that education was the best guarantee of economic success for young people.
Extensive resources for teaching fine arts, including interactives
There is an art gallery, an art database,playground, professional development package for teachers downloadable, pdf. and library of lesson plans and archives.
Astronomy and Space Classroom Resources
provides lessons and web resources from the National Science
Digital Library. Learn about amateur telescope making, black
holes, UFOs, astronomy research, myths and misconceptions
about astronomy, space weather, the Hubble Space Telescope,
and the structure and evolution of the universe.
Benjamin Franklin , in his Own Words
"Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words"
shows the breadth of Franklin's accomplishments through key
letters, broadsides, and other documents. This exhibit,
marking the tercentenary of Franklin's birth (1706), focuses
on his achievements as a politician and statesman, as well as
a printer and writer, an inventor and scientist.
Bluetooth: FAQ & Knowledge Base view detail comment email this
Questions and answers about this wireless connection system for personal computers and other related handheld devices, which was named after a Viking and king of Denmark. Topics addressed include situations in which Bluetooth may be used and wireless technology issues.
California Digital Library
Harnessing technology and innovation, and leveraging the intellectual and cultural resources of the University of California, the California Digital Library supports the assembly and creative use of the world\'s scholarship and knowledge for the UC libraries and the communities they serve. Established in 1997 as a UC library, the CDL has become one of the largest digital libraries in the world.
CIESE Online Classroom Resources
The New Jersey Networking Infrastructure in Education Resource page lists some of the finest projects and lesson ideas created for K-12 science education. To participate in science projects that can only be done using Internet resources, take a look at "The Gulf Stream: A Global Investigation" or , "The Morgan Tutorial," which investigates the field of genetics.
Documents [International Olympic Committee]
Collection of official documents from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), covering topics such as the 2004 Athens Olympics, choice of host city, marketing, records, and conferences. Includes documents from the Olympic Studies Center, the Olympic Museum Lausanne, and other IOC-related groups.
Dream Anatomy Learning Station
Explore Dream Anatomy Learning Station, a companion educational web site for the Dream Anatomy exhibition created by and displayed at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dream Anatomy presents a rich collection of images and artifacts reflecting "anatomical imagination in some of its most astonishing incarnations, from 1500 to the present." Using the fascinating stories and images of the exhibition, the Learning Station provides lesson plans and activities designed especially for educators and students at 6-12 grade levels.
Eyes on the Sky, Feet on the Ground
Welcome to a collection of children's online astronomy activities. In the following six chapters are hundreds of fun explorations into astronomy as a classroom tool for learning how to theorize, experiment, and analyze data.
Historical Fiction by Date
Nice resource for when a student needs to read a novel set in the Middle Ages or during the Great Depression. Lists about 300 titles of historical fiction for seventh and eighth grade students by the year in which the story takes place.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It includes links to lesson plans, clip art, puzzlemaker, science fair ideas, brainboosters and more.
Lewis and Clark as Naturalists
Lewis and Clark as Naturalists, a Smithsonian Institution web site. In this site, you will be able to follow the Lewis and Clark trail, and discover the flora and fauna as they described it along the way.
Before the MER mission, there was the Pathfinder Mission, which landed on Mars in 1997 and took these incredible images of the Martian surface.
Masterpiece Theatre's educators' resources for teaching about American literature
Gateway to the Masterpiece Theatre's educators' resources for teaching about American literature. http://www.ncteamericancollection.org/am_lit_resources.htm.
Mozart 2006: 250th Anniversary
Mozart 2006: 250th Anniversary
This site accompanies the festivities surrounding the 250-year celebration of the birth of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on January 27, 2006. Includes biographical information, information about visiting sites associated with Mozart, descriptions of his works (orchestral, chamber, sacred, and for the state), and a calendar of events in Austria.
Race and Place , an African American Community in the Jim Crow South
Race and Place: An African American Community in the Jim Crow South is a collaborative work with the Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies at UVA. The project examines the era of segregation in one community and explores African American politics, families, schools, businesses, churches, and other institutions to gain perspective on African American history and the culture of the segregated South.http://.
Slates,Slide Rules and Software: Teaching Math in America
Devoted to "tools used to teach math across American history, from the 1800s to the present." Includes information on slates, blackboards, arithmetic cards, geometric models, numeral frames, textbooks, geometric models, arithmetical frames, slide rules, blackboard dividers and protractors, B.F. Skinner's teaching machine, Cuisenaire rods, the new math, calculators, software, and geoboards.
The Ground Beneath our Feet The History of Virginia since the Civil War
The Modern Virginia History Project is a collaborative work with Central Virginia Educational Television Corporation. "The Ground Beneath Our Feet" documentary film series and web site covers Virginia history from 1865 to the present.
The Math Forum
For mathematicians, math teachers, math students, and parents. Resources are broken down by grade level and type of math.
The Museum of Afro American History Boston
The Museum of Afro-American History is dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans in New England from the colonial period through the 19th century. This institution is "dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans during the colonial period in New England." The site features information about museum exhibits, the African Meeting House and Abiel Smith School, and the Black Heritage Trail (a "walking tour encompassing the largest collection of historic sites in the country relating to the life of a free African American community prior to the Civil War").
The Theban Mapping Project( Egyptology)
This collection of information and links puts the material on this website in a wider context and gives you pointers on how to expand your knowledge of Egyptology. Bibliography
Consult this comprehensive bibliography of the Valley of the Kings and its individual tombs for publications that will give you further information about these sites.