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OCTOBER 2004



Nobel e-Museum: Conflict Map
Extraordinary interactive world map of 20th century wars.
Grade Level: 9-12
The Nobel e-Museum: Conflict Map explores more than two hundred wars from 1899-2001. The map shows where the conflicts were fought and gives a brief summary but does not attempt to explain the causes of war or how they end. Also included are statistics about the Peace Prize nominees and Laureates since 1901.

Schoolcandy Online Education
Create and score tests online -- for free -- more functions for a small fee.
Grade Level: Professional
This site allows teachers and students to create and score online tests, post assignments and participate in discussions all for free. A membership option with more features is available for a small fee.

Harmony -- John James Audubon
Gorgeous slide shows (in French) of Audubon's nature paintings.
Grade Level: 3-12
This online exhibit from the Musee de la civilization affords online visitors access to the four hundred thirty five plates of John James Audubon’s well-known work, Birds of America.

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources: 1745-1799
Thousands of transcribed Washington papers; a research treasure-trove.
Grade Level: 9-12
The Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library presents this collection of the works of the United States' first President, George Washington.

National Center for ESL Literacy Education
Rich resource on adult ESL literacy.
Grade Level: Professional
National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE) is an information center that focuses on "the language and literacy education of adults and out-of-school youth learning English." It contains a wealth of resources and information for anyone working in the field.

Cyber Bullying
A site that combats online social cruelty among kids.
Grade Level: 6-12, Professional
Cyber Bullying is a site with useful information for parents, teachers, students, and administrators on the use of the Internet or other digital communication devices to be cruel or vicious to others. The site is maintained by the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use.

Disability Studies for Teachers
Resources for integrating disability studies into the curriculum
Grade Level: 6-12
The project is sponsored by the Center on Human Policy, a disability research and policy institute in the School of Education at Syracuse University. It offers lesson plans and materials designed to help teachers integrate disability studies into the 6-12 grade curriculum.

The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction
Graphic look at how drugs affect the brain.
Grade Level: 9-12
This site is a curriculum module from the National Institute of Health that explores the fundamentals of neurobiology and how drug abuse can change the brain.

Geometry Step-by-Step From the Land of the Incas
Innovative high-school geometry site.
Grade Level: 9-12
Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas was created by Antonio Gutierrez and provides an "eclectic mix of sound, science, and Incan history intended to interest students in Euclidean geometry." Included are problems, puzzles, quizzes, and much more.

Principals' Partnership
Resources for high school principals, sponsored by Union Pacific.
Grade Level: Professional
This site, sponsored by the Union Pacific Corporation, provides a wealth of practical articles and other resources to support the work of high school principals. 10/08/2004

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory
Up-to-date information on volcanic activity in Yellowstone.
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Yellowstone Volcano Observatory was established as a partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey, Yellowstone National Park, and the University of Utah. This Web site provides up to date information on the volcanic and seismic activity in the region as well as historical data. 10/06/2004

Fire Prevention Week
Includes free classroom materials that can help save lives.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5
The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) developed this official Fire Prevention Week site to provide materials and resources for kids, parents, and teachers. 10/04/2004

Monticello: Home of Thomas Jefferson
Tour Monticello (and more) from your desktop.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Montecello: Home of Thomas Jefferson offers teachers and students or the history buff a wealth of information about the third President of the United States and his plantation home. Included are lesson plans and other teaching resources. 10/01/2004