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MARCH 2007

The Educators Bridge
From earth to earth science rich resources and practical features.
Grades: Professional, Parents
This site from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Boulder, Colorado provides lessons and guides for teaching about earth science.

Alien Earths
Includes an interactive Drake Equation to estimate life in outer space.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8
Alien Earths is a companion site to the traveling exhibition from the Space Science Institute. It explores the formation of stars and planets and includes interactive games, slide shows and more.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute [pdf]
Stanford based institute devoted to the civil rights giant.
Grades: 9-12
The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureates life and the movements he inspired." It includes information about their work and of particular interest to educators the Liberation Curriculum.

Get a handle on Handel (of "The Messiah" and many other hits).
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
The Web site, as the name suggest, makes information about the life, work and times of famous German composer G.F. Handel (1685-1759) available to the general public as well as scholars and enthusiasts.

Washington As It Was: Photographs by Theodor Horydczak, 1923-1959
Not blue and red, but black and white!
Grades: 9-12
The American Memory Project at the Library of Congress developed this online collection of approximately 14,350 digital images from the work of Theodor Horydczak, Washington photographer from the mid-1920s through the 1950s. It documents the architecture and social life of the Washington metropolitan area during this time.

vPlants (Virtual Plants)
Info on 120,000 plants, including 50,000 images all on your computer screen.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Professional
The Morton Arboretum, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Chicago Botanic Garden collaborated to develop this online database of specimen data and digital images of a broad range of plants and fungi found in the Chicago region, which includes twenty-four counties in four states surrounding the southern tip of Lake Michigan.

Digital History
Wonderful history site, rich with images and resources.
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
This site, developed in collaboration with the University of Houston, the Chicago Historical Society, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, offers teachers and students information and resources about American history. It includes a textbook, interactive timeline, multimedia, and primary source materials.

Brockport High School: Physical Education
A high school's Phys Ed page strong resource for PE.
Grades: 9-12
This physical education site from a Brockport High School in New York State offers curriculum resources and information that would be useful to other high schools interested in improving or developing their own physical education program.

Reports from a Warming Planet
Compelling site with reports on the crisis from around the world.
Grades: 6-8, 9-12
American RadioWorks addresses the controversial topic of global warming in this report that features several locations around the world where the effects have caused changes to way of life as well as the landscape.

Math Review: Basic Mathematics
Brush up your math (up to pre-calculus) at this useful site.
Grades: 9-12
This site, created by the Student Learning Assistance Center at San Antonio College, offers presentations, exercises and worksheets for reviewing basic math concepts such as whole numbers, integers, fractions, etc.

World Wise Schools: Educators
A Peace Corps site for educators and home-schoolers on global understanding.
Grades: Parents, Professional
This site offers teachers, home schoolers, and service learning providers a rich resource for cross-cultural lesson plans, stories, activities, videos, and much more.

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
For teachers of foreign languages.
Grades: Professional
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) is made available through the funding of the United States Department of Education (USDE) Title VI Language Resource Center program. It was developed to improve the nations capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively including lesson plans, activities and assessment information.

Spelling Time
K-5 spelling with animated guidance and quizzes.
Grades: K-2, 3-5
Spelling Time is an interactive, fun online spelling tutorial for grades K-5 that promotes spelling success via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning. The site can be used by individuals or classrooms. Registration is required but it is free to everyone.