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For those of you brave enough to check this out, I recommend getting on
this list if you aren't already...every month I get notices like this
one, and there are so many resources they alert you to.

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MORE THAN 35 new federal educational resources have been added
to FREE, the website that makes hundreds of learning resources
from more than 40 federal agencies available -- & searchable
-- in one place.

Below are titles, descriptions, & sponsoring agencies of
recently added resources.

Visit the FREE website & "What's New" area:
http://www.ed.gov/free/

Your feedback is invited:
http://www.ed.gov/free/comment.html

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New Resources Added to the FREE Website
(Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)
July 1999
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Educational technology
======================

"Classroom of the Future Program" introduces the Center for
Educational Technologies at Wheeling Jesuit University in West
Virginia. The site provides links to 4 educational CD-ROMs
covering the solar system, the universe, long-term space
habitation, & world-wide environmental problems. (NASA)
http://www.cotf.edu/

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Health & Safety
===============

"Children Youth & Families Education & Research Network" links to
practical, research-based information on children, youth, &
families & draws on the resources from universities across the
country. Topics include child & youth development, parenting &
family information, research reports, evaluation tools,
bibliographies, & more. (DOA)
http://www.cyfernet.org/

"FDA's Kid's Page" offers a food safety quiz, specific pages for
teens & parents, & an introduction to Yorick, the bionic skeleton
created to demonstrate how medical devices work. (FDA)
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm

"National Network for Child Care" provides over 1,000 publications
& resources related to child care & "Kidcare," an e-mail listserv
for communicating nationally & internationally with people who care
about children & child care. The site also gives a directory of
specialists in child care & several online newsletters. (DOA)
http://www.nncc.org/

"National Network for Health" is a comprehensive source for
hundreds of sites on nutrition, exercise, mental & emotional
health, safety, environmental issues, & other health issues. (DOA)
http://www.nnh.org/

"NIDA Goes to School" (National Institutes on Drug Abuse) features
teaching packets on "The Neurobiology of Drug Addiction," research
reports, & how the brain responds to drugs. (NIH)
http://www.nida.nih.gov/GoestoSchool/NIDAg2s.html

"Project KNOW" offers information on how students can stay drug-
free. Visitors can access National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
television, radio, & print advertisements, & read stories about the
negative effects that drugs have had on families & friends.
(ONDCP,WH)
http://www.projectknow.com

"Severe Weather Safety Guide" offers general advice on staying safe
during tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, winter storms, &
hurricanes. (NOAA)
http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/~nws/safety.html

"Tornado Safety Tips Brochure" describes atmospheric conditions
which precipitate tornadoes, how to prepare for them, & how to
mitigate damage caused by them. (FEMA)
http://www.fema.gov/library/tornadof.htm

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Science
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"Hands-On" presents 10 teaching modules on the human dimensions of
global change. Examples are "Living in the Biosphere," "The
Geography of Greenhouse Gas Emissions," & "Global Change &
Urbanization in Latin America." (NSF)
http://www.aag.org/HDGC/Hands_On.html

"Mystic Mars" features dozens of photographs & accompanying text
about the Red Planet, Pathfinder, Global Surveyor equipment. (NASA)
http://observe.ivv.nasa.gov/nasa/mars/mystic_mars.html

"Plants & Animals in U.S. National Parks" is guide to the parks'
plants & animals which uses drawings by 4th & 5th graders in
Fairfax County, VA.
http://www.nps.gov/interp/haycock/haycock.htm

"The Whole Frog Project" allows students to perform a virtual
dissection of a frog (no blood or formaldehyde smell!) & uses data
from high resolution MRI imaging, 3D surface & volume rendering
software to visualize the anatomical structure of animals. (DOE)
http://www-itg.lbl.gov/ITG.hm.pg.docs/Whole.Frog/Whole.Frog.html

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Social studies
==============

"An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides & Other
Printed Ephemera" presents posters, notices, advertisements,
proclamations, leaflets, propaganda, manifestos, & business cards
from the American Revolution, slavery, the western land rush, the
Civil War, woman suffrage, & the Industrial Revolution. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/pehome.html

"The Arctic Studies Center" provides resources on museum
exhibitions, including Viking expeditions, the Kennewick man
controversy, masks & dances of the various Indian groups, & native
animals. (NMNH,SI)
http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/index.html

"Black Canyon/Curecanti Outreach Education" is for ordering
material which describe the joint Black Canyon of the Gunnison
National Monument & Curecanti National Recreation Area Outreach
Education Program. Materials contain video & instructional
materials for teachers taking their classes to the 2 Colorado
parks. (NPS)
http://www.nps.gov/cure/school.htm

"The Black Heritage Trail Map" is a map of a 1.6 mile guided tour
in Boston. The site contains links to 12 residences, meeting
houses, schools, & monuments. It includes information about the
Underground Railroad, biographies of famous fugitive slaves from
Boston, & a timeline of Abolitionist activity. (NPS)
http://www.nps.gov/boaf/trmap.htm

"Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection" features catalog entries &
images for 102 of the 1,650 flutes & other related material,
including books, music, & patents in the collection. The site
shows 5 flutes & gives an introduction to the flute as well as a
discussion of common misconceptions. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/dcmhtml/dmhome.html

"The Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian" offers
guidebooks & source directories on many topics in anthropology,
with special concentrations on archeology & Native Americans. The
site also contains directories of organizations & periodicals
dealing with anthropology. There are links to further material on
the Smithsonian's work & exhibitions in this area. (NMNH,SI)
http://nmnhwww.si.edu/anthro/index.htm

"Educator's Guide, Vicksburg National Military Park" is a guide for
teachers taking their students to the site of the important Civil
War campaign. The guide brings to bear the viewpoints of the arts,
language arts, mathematics, science, & social studies as they
pertain to this campaign. (NPS)
http://www.nps.gov/vick/eduguide/edguide.htm

"Historic American Sheet Music, 1850-1920" presents 3,000 pieces of
sheet music drawn from a collection at Duke University. The
selection covers a variety of music types including bel canto,
minstrel, protest, plantation, & sentimental songs, as well as
songs from vaudeville & tin pan alley. The collection is
particularly strong in antebellum Southern music, confederate
imprints, & Civil War songs & music. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/ncdhtml/hasmhome.html

"The Holocaust: A Learning Site for Students" is designed for
middle & secondary level students & teachers. It uses text,
historical photographs, maps, artifacts, audio clips & a timeline
from 1933-1945 to provide an overview of the Holocaust. (USHMM)
http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/

"Map Collections: 1544-1996" has thousands of digitized online
maps. The collections are broken into 7 categories: cities &
towns, conservation & environment, discovery & exploration,
immigration & settlement, military battles & campaigns,
transportation & communication, & general maps. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html

"Oliphant's Anthem" commemorates the recent acquisition of 60
cartoon drawings, sketchbooks, & illustrations of one of America's
most popular editorial cartoonists. This exhibition documents
Oliphant's efforts to refine his style through prints, painting, &
sculpture. (LOC)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/oliphant/

"Olympic's Kid Link" consists of 2 brief quizzes for elementary
school children about the wilderness in general & the National Park
in Washington State in particular. (NPS)
http://www.nps.gov/olym/kids.htm

"Origins of American Animation" offers 21 animated films & 2
fragments, which span the years 1900 to 1921. The films include
clay, puppet, & cut-out animation, as well as pen drawings. They
point to a connection between newspaper comic strips & early
animated films, as represented by Keeping Up With the Joneses,
Krazy Kat, & The Katzenjammer Kids. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/oahtml/oahome.html

"Places in the News" gives maps of a geographic locations currently
in the news. Currently, there are maps for Kosovo, the Balkans, &
the Koreas. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/plnews.html

"Schoolyard Landscape Exploration: Finding a Landscape" is an
observation-based activity that uses the schoolyard to increase
student awareness of what is in a landscape. (NPS)
http://www.nps.gov/frla/lesson.htm

"South Texas Border, 1900-1920: Photographs for the Robert Runyon
Collection" consists of over 8,000 items, including glass
negatives, lantern slides, nitrate negatives, prints, & postcards,
representing the life's work of commercial photographer Robert
Runyon (1881-1968). His photographs document the history &
development of South Texas & the border, including the Mexican
Revolution, the U.S. military presence at Fort Brown around World
War I, & the growth & development of the Rio Grande Valley. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/txuhtml/runyhome.html

"Teacher's Corner at Badlands National Park" is a guide to visiting
the South Dakota park & a series of classroom activities that teach
about the park. (NPS)
http://www.nps.gov/badl/exp/teacher/teacher.htm

"Teaching With Time Capsules" is a classroom exercise for building
a time capsule & registering it with the International Time Capsule
Society in Atlanta. The site gives instructions on what to include
& exclude from the capsule, what to make or buy for putting the
capsule together, & how to register it. (CMRE,SI)
http://www.si.edu/scmre/teachingtime.html

"The Thomas Jefferson Papers at the Library of Congress" contains
over 20,000 digitized images of various letters, memoranda, notes,
& drafts of documents, books, papers, letters, & manuscripts of the
third President, as well as correspondence, commonplace books,
financial account books, & manuscripts. The installment deals with
Jefferson's general correspondence, dating from 1621-1789, &
documents relating to Virginia history, from 1606-1737. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/mtjhtml/mtjhome.html

"William P. Gottlieb: Photographs for the Golden Age of Jazz"
includes 2,000 digital images taken by writer-photographer William
P. Gottlieb. From 1938-1948, the "Golden Age of Jazz," swing
reached its peak & modern jazz developed. While on assignment for
the Washington Post, Down Beat magazine, & Record Changer, Gottlieb
photographed & interviewed jazz pioneers primarily in Washington,
D.C., & New York City. (LOC)
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wghtml/wghome.html

"Wind Cave Environmental Education" presents materials for each of
the grades 1-6 & combined for grades 7-8 for prospective visitors
to the Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. (NPS)
http://www.nps.gov/wica/eeprogm.htm

"The Work of Charles & Ray Eames: A Legacy of Invention" brings
together the sources of the Eameses' inspiration, the personal
documents of their lives, & the finished products of their work.
According to the exhibit, "Charles & Ray Eames practiced design at
its most virtuous & its most expansive. From the 1940s to the
1970s, their furniture, toys, buildings, films, exhibitions, &
books aimed to improve society -- not only functionally, but
culturally & intellectually as well." The Eames chair is only the
best known of their designs. (LOC)
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/eames/

Acronyms
~~~~~~~~
CMRE,SI -- Center for Materials Research & Education, Smithsonian
DOA -- Department of Agriculture
DOE -- Department of Energy
FDA -- Food & Drug Administration
FEMA -- Federal Emergency Management Agency
LOC -- Library of Congress
NASA -- National Aeronautics & Space Administration
NIH -- National Institutes of Health
NMNH,SI -- National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian
NOAA -- National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
NPS -- National Park Service
NSF -- National Science Foundation
ONDCP,WH -- Office of National Drug Control Policy, White House
USHMM -- U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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