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Fw: [jcbq-grads-l] Webs and more

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Linda Kelty (lckelty)
Mon, 25 May 2099 21:21:04 -0400


another set of websites from my favorite prof. Linda K.

>Some government sources for you to peruse after SCHOOL is OUT
>Several seem to include or feature African American achievements. Hope they
>are good.
>
>Jan
>
>
>
> MORE THAN 45 new federal educational resources have been added
> to the FREE website.
>
> This website makes 100's of teaching & learning resources
> developed by more than 40 federal agencies available -- &
> searchable -- in one place.
>
> Below are titles, descriptions, URLs, & sponsoring agencies of
> recently added resources.
>
> Visit the FREE website (Federal Resources for Educational
> Excellence) & its "What's New" area at:
> http://www.ed.gov/free/
>
> Your feedback is invited at:
> http://www.ed.gov/free/comment.html
>
> **********************************************
> NEW RESOURCES ADDED TO THE FREE WEBSITE
> (FEDERAL RESOURCES FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE)
> April/May 1999
> **********************************************
>
> ====
> Arts
> ====
>
> "East Building Architectural Tour" shows several photographs &
> accompanying discussion of the East Building of the National
> Gallery of Art, which opened in 1978. The tour is centered around
> the architectural features of the building itself rather than the
> art works exhibited. Audio commentaries from the designer of the
> building, I.M. Pei, & the director of the Gallery, Earl A. Powell
> III, are available. (NGA)
> http://www.nga.gov/collection/eastarch1.htm
>
> "The Emergence of New Genres" exhibits 6 Italian paintings of the
> late 16th & early 17th centuries that show the establishment of
> landscape, still life, & genre paintings as subjects worthy of the
> finest artists for the first time since antiquity. (NGA)
> http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg33/gg33-main1.html
>
> "Raphael" shows paintings of the youngest of the 3 painters who
> epitomize the High Renaissance. According to the exhibit, "What
> Leonardo achieved by sheer intellect & Michelangelo through
> passionate intuition, Raphael acquired by persistent study &
> assimilation." (NGA)
> http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg20/gg20-main1.html
>
> "Spanish Painting in the Seventeenth Century" shows 7 paintings of
> what has been called the "Golden Age of Spanish Painting." (NGA)
> http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg30/gg30-main1.html
>
> "Venice & the North" is a tour of 16th century Italian painters who
> lived in areas largely under Venetian control. The site discusses
> the interplay of influences of both the Protestant Reformation in
> areas bordering just north of where these painters worked & the
> Catholic Counter-Reformation response. (NGA)
> http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg22/gg22-main1.html
>
> "Whistler, Sargent, & Tanner -- Americans Abroad in the Late 1800s"
> shows several paintings of 3 American painters who not only studied
> abroad but chose to remain abroad. (NGA)
> http://www.nga.gov/collection/gallery/gg69/gg69-main1.html
>
> =======
> Science
> =======
>
> "Evolution & the Nature of Science Institutes" is a collection of
> classroom lessons to help biology teachers more effectively teach
> basic concepts. They were developed & tested during 9 years of
> summer institutes by biology teachers from across the nation. (NSF)
> http://www.indiana.edu/~ensiweb/
>
> "Find Out Why" offers short scientific explanations of everyday
> phenomena having to do with such things as baseball, snow, & milk.
> The site also promotes an outreach program to increase computer
> literacy & offers an annotated listing of sites that apply science
> at the grade-school level. (NSF)
> http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/fow/start.htm
>
> "The Mars Millennium Project" is a national interdisciplinary
> initiative that challenges students, teachers, & community groups
> to imagine & create the first community for 100 earthlings on Mars
> in the year 2030. (multiple agencies)
> http://www.mars2030.net/
>
> "Mysteries of Catalhoyuk, Science Museum of Minnesota" is an
> educational website devoted to the famous archeological site in
> Turkey of one of the oldest cities in the world. It depicts not
> only end-products of discoveries & interpretations but goes through
> the entire history of a 25 year excavation process. (NEH)
> http://www.sci.mus.mn.us/catal/top.html
>
> "Profiles in Science" consists at present of digitized versions of
> over 70 journal articles, photographs, documents, & brief films
> each of 2 scientists, the bacteriologist Oswald T. Avery & the
> geneticist Joshua Lederberg. (NIH)
> http://www.profiles.nlm.nih.gov/
>
> "Sharing a World of Resources" discusses how NASA & the National
> Park Service are working together to improve public math & science
> literacy. (NPS/NASA)
> http://www.nps.gov/interp/nasa/
>
> ==============
> Social Studies
> ==============
>
> "...and the earth did not swallow him (an adaptation of the Tomas
> Rivera novel), KPS" provides background material for the American
> Playhouse film adaptation of a novel about a Chicano migrant
> worker. The site contains several photographs from the movie &
> links to various Chicano & Latino sites. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/kpbs/tierra/
>
> "A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs & Freedom, WETA" describes the PBS
> show on the civil rights leader & founder of the Brotherhood of
> Sleeping Car Porters. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/weta/apr/
>
> "Africans in America, WGBH" is an online companion to the 4-part
> PBS series, covering the period 1450 to 1865. There are historical
> narratives, resource banks of images, documents, stories,
> biographies, commentaries, & a teacher's guide. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/
>
> "Andrew Carnegie: The Richest Man in the World" is an online
> companion to the PBS film documentary. The site has dozens of
> images & texts dealing with the industrialist, his contemporary
> millionaires, & his times. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/amex/carnegie/
>
> "California As I Saw It: First-Person Narratives of California's
> Early Years, 1849-1900" consists of the full texts & illustrations
> of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history,
> from the Gold Rush to the turn of the century. It captures the
> pioneer experience; encounters between Anglo-Americans & the
> diverse peoples who had preceded them; the transformation of the
> land by mining, ranching, agriculture, & urban development; the
> often-turbulent growth of communities & cities; & its emergence as
> both a state & a place of uniquely American dreams. (LOC)
> http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cbhtml/cbhome.html
>
> "Consumer's Resource Handbook" is a 144-page booklet that provides
> advice & consumer tips on such topics as cars, shopping from home,
> avoiding consumer & investment fraud, home improvement & financing,
> & credit cards. Also included is the Consumer Assistance Directory
> with thousands of names, addresses, phone numbers, & web site &
> e-mail addresses for national consumer organizations, better
> business bureaus, corporations, trade associations, state & local
> consumer protection offices, state agencies, military consumer
> offices, & Federal agencies. (GSA)
> http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/crh/respref.htm
>
> "Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliothandeque
> nationale de France" was an exhibition at the Library of Congress
> of paintings, manuscripts, furniture, & other objects from
> Charlemagne to Charles de Gaulle. (LOC)
> http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/bnf/bnf0001.html
>
> "Divided Highways: The Interstates & the Transformation of American
> Life, WETA" offers background material for teachers & others in the
> form of text & photographs for the PBS program. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/weta/dividedhighways/
>
> "Documents from the Continental Congress & the Constitutional
> Convention, 1774-1789" describes the Library of Congress's
> collection of 500 Broadsides for the Continental Congress & the
> Constitutional Convention. Items include extracts of the journals
> of Congress, resolutions, proclamations, committee reports,
> treaties, & early printed versions of the United States
> Constitution & the Declaration of Independence. Most Broadsides
> are 1 page in length, others range from 1 to 28 pages. (LOC)
> http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/bdsds/bdsdhome.html
>
> "EarthWorks: Digital Explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley"
> covers the archeology of one of the largest concentrations of
> monumental earthen architecture in the world. Today, only a few
> isolated fragments of the mounds, enclosures, & roadways remain.
> The project uses digital technologies to re-envision these original
> ancient landscapes. (NEH)
> http://cerhas.uc.edu/earthworks/
>
> "The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez & the Farmworkers Struggle,
> ITVS" gives the background to the making of the PBS film & includes
> interviews with Chavez & others. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/itvs/fightfields/
>
> "Frank Lloyd Wright, WETA" offers several pictures of 10 buildings
> of the famous American architect, discussion of his life & work, &
> films clips of Wright being interviewed. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/flw/
>
> "Get the Facts: For Students & Teachers" promotes financial
> literacy by offering online booklets, quizzes, & a financial
> calculator. The site provides links to several federal agency kids
> pages & to similar pages at commercial sites. (SEC)
> http://www.sec.gov/consumer/jforstud.htm
>
> "The Great War (World War I), KCET" features interviews with 19
> historians who were consulted in the making of the 8-part PBS
> series. Maps, bibliographies, online links, & a timeline are also
> at the site. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/
>
> "The Handbook of Texas Online, Texas State Historical Association"
> is a multi-disciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, &
> culture. It consists of over 23,000 articles on people, places,
> events, historical themes, institutions, & other topics. (NEH)
> http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/
>
> "I'll Make Me a World, Blackside Inc, & WNET" celebrates the
> achievements of 20th-century African-American writers, dancers,
> painters, actors, film makers, musicians, & other artists. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/immaw/
>
> "Journeys to Alaska" is a 20-activity electronic field trip to
> Alaska. It covers geology, ecosystems, physics, history, & social
> studies. (ED, NPS)
> http://newmedia.scetv.org/alaska/
>
> "LIBERTY! The American Revolution, KTCA" is an online companion to
> the 6-part PBS series. It begins in the aftermath of the French &
> Indian War & ends with the creation of the Constitution.
> Chronologies, short bibliographies, images, & online links are
> offered for many aspects of the 2 1/2 decade chapter of American
> history. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/ktca/liberty/
>
> "A Midwife's Tale, The American Experience" is a companion to the
> PBS documentary constructed around the diary kept by a Maine woman
> kept from 1785 to 1812. Besides interviews with contemporary
> historians, images from the diaries, & background material, the
> site provides a complete transcript of the broadcast itself. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/amex/midwife/
>
> "A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America, PBS" is an
> online companion to the PBS documentary. It contains photographs &
> text about both the making of the documentary & about the disease
> itself. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/storyofpolio/
>
> "Pioneering the Upper Midwest: Books from Michigan, Minnesota, &
> Wisconsin, ca. 1820-1910" portrays the states of Michigan,
> Minnesota & Wisconsin from the 17th to the early 20th century
> through first-person accounts, biographies, promotional literature,
> local histories, ethnographic & antiquarian texts, & colonial
> archival documents. This collection depicts the land & its
> resources, the experience of Natives, pioneers & missionaries,
> soldiers & reformers, & the growth of communities & cultures. (LOC)
> http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/umhtml/umhome.html
>
> "R. Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud, WNET" is a spin-off from
> the PBS series about the architect, designer, engineer, poet,
> philosopher, author & global iconoclast, best known for the
> geodesic dome. Beside numerous images, texts, & links, the site
> has multi-megabyte films. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/wnet/bucky.cgi
>
> "Richard Wright: Black Boy, ITVS" is an online companion to the PBS
> film documentary of the noted black author. It offers photographs,
> a teacher's guide, a bibliography, & links to other sites. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/rwbb/rwtoc.html
>
> "The Spanish-American War in Motion Pictures" gives 53
> multi-megabyte motion pictures related to the first U.S. war in
> which the motion picture camera played a role. These films were
> made by the Edison Manufacturing Company & the American Mutoscope &
> Biograph Company & consist of actualities filmed in the U.S., Cuba,
> & the Philippines, showing troops, ships, notable figures, &
> parades, as well as reenactments of battles & other war-time
> events. (LOC)
> http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sawhtml/sawhome.html
>
> "This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics" is a book that
> introduces the theory of plate tectonics. It includes
> understanding plate motions, historical perspective, & more. (USGS)
> http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/dynamic.html
>
> "TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt, The American Experience" is
> an online companion to the 4-hour PBS documentary. It combines
> photographs, newspapers, motion pictures, & sound recordings;
> family diaries & letters; & interviews with scholars, historians, &
> Roosevelt family members. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/amex/tr/
>
> "The U.S.-Mexican War, KERA" is an online companion to the PBS
> documentary. It contains several short chapters of texts & images
> pertaining to the war, its background, & consequences, as well as
> references, links, a timeline, & a monitored bulletin board for
> debate & discussion among the public. This site is available in
> both English & Spanish. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/
>
> "The West, WETA" is an online companion to the 8-part PBS
> documentary. The site is divided into sections dealing with an
> overall tour, events in the West, places, people, & archives. (NEH)
> http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/
>
>
> Acronyms
> ~~~~~~~~
> ED -- U.S. Department of Education
> GSA -- General Services Administration
> LOC -- Library of Congress
> NASA -- National Aeronautics & Space Administration
> NEH -- National Endowment for the Humanities
> NSF -- National Science Foundation
> NGA -- National Gallery of Art
> NPS -- National Park Service
> SEC -- U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
> USGS -- U.S. Geological Survey
>
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