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From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 05 2002 - 12:18:51 PDT


8. Best of History Websites
http://www.besthistorysites.net/

An anthology of online history resources, this site was crafted and
designed
for history students, teachers, and enthusiasts. Established by Thomas
Daccord, history teacher and instructional technology consultant at the
Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts, this site not only
provides links to online resources, but also rates them on a one to five
star scale. The site features ten different historical categories --
Prehistory, Ancient/ Biblical, Medieval, US History, Early Modern
European,
20th Century, World War II, Art History, General Resources, and Maps --
and
contains links to over 700 history-related Web sites that have been
reviewed
for "quality, accuracy, and usefulness." [MG]

11. Anthropology Collection Database
http://www.calacademy.org/research/anthropology/collections/collintro.htm

Published and produced by the Department of Anthropology at the
California
Academy of Sciences, this rich collection contains approximately 17,000
objects consisting of ethnographic and archaeological materials of
indigenous cultures of western North America (exclusive of Mexico), the
Pacific Rim (including all Pacific islands and East Asia), the US
Southwest
and the Pacific Islands, East Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and
Central
and South America. Although a work-in-progress, the database also
includes
7,000 digital images, and is searchable by category, object name,
materials,
maker's name, collection, culture, global region, country, state, or
county.
[MG]

14. The History of Eating Utensils
http://www.calacademy.org/research/anthropology/utensil/

Presented by the California Academy of Sciences, this online history of
eating utensils is both stimulating and educational, with brief
presentations on individual utensils and their evolution, as well as
images
of specimens from various cultures and periods. Learn, among other
things,
what Louis the XIV had to fear from the knife and what he did about it,
and
how it changed the shape of that instrument forever. Equally worth
considering, chopsticks have also evolved over the course of five
millennia.
Called "kuai-zi" in Chinese, for quick little fellows, chopsticks were
first
joined together and only gradually came to be separated and made of less
and
less precious materials. Learn all about them and the rest of the
instruments used by humans to eat gracefully in this brief online
history.
Better yet, if you are fortunate enough to be in the Bay area, visit the
exhibit in person at the California Academy of Sciences. [WH]

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Respectfully submitted,
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org
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