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Date Added Title Description Category
Wednesday, December 20, 2000      
  Averaging Ages Involve your students with averages. Interesting Numbers
Monday, December 18, 2000      
  Greenland in Perspective Which is larger, Greenland or Africa? Interesting Numbers
Tuesday, December 12, 2000      
  The World in a Room You and your students can truly be the world. Lesson Ideas
Tuesday, November 14, 2000      
  Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Let your students explore the power of 2. Lesson Ideas
Wednesday, October 25, 2000      
  An Uncritical Inference Test Show your students how to identify and evaluate inferences we make. Lesson Ideas
Friday, October 20, 2000      
  Notable Presidential Elections Britannica Online explores the issues and tactics in notable U.S. Presidential elections History
Tuesday, October 10, 2000      
  The Straight Dope Cecil Adams' long-running column Web sites that deal with "fact"
Friday, October 6, 2000      
  Election links Use these to study U.S. elections Government
Tuesday, October 3, 2000      
  The Living Room Candidate The American Museum of the Moving Image presents a magnificent collection of television ads from the Presidential Campaigns of 1952-1996. Government
Wednesday, September 6, 2000      
  The FBI reports on identifying killer kids Can psychological profiling ID potential killers? How safe are schools?
Saturday, September 2, 2000      
  Hyper History Online an invaluable tool for world history teachers History
Saturday, August 26, 2000      
  Capture the Moment a collection of Pulitzer Prize winning photos History
Friday, August 25, 2000      
  Dear Abby turn your students into historical advice columnists Textbook Ideas
Thursday, August 24, 2000      
  The Change Game a tool for exploring the effects of innovation Warm-up activities
Sunday, August 6, 2000      
  Is that a word? Play with words - old and new Words in the Spotlight
  Government for kids Information, activities and web sites for kids Government
Friday, August 4, 2000      
  The New Deal Network This is a collection of primary source material (photos, cartoons, speeches, letters, etc.) and lesson ideas for teaching about The New Deal and the Great Depression. History
  RefDesk's Fact of the Day Is it verifiable? Web sites that deal with "fact"
  Did you know that ... ? Math facts to ponder and explore. Web sites that deal with "fact"
Tuesday, July 25, 2000      
  Thursday's Classroom NASA lesson plans that bring the U.S. space program into classrooms. Lesson Ideas on External Sites
Saturday, July 22, 2000      
  Misconceptions perpetuated by science textbooks You might be surprised. Web sites that deal with "fact"
Tuesday, July 18, 2000      
  Current Health Hoaxes and Rumors The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents the latest evidence. Web sites that deal with "fact"
Wednesday, July 12, 2000      
  How Much Do They Make? Have your students begin to explore the world of income and work. Lesson Ideas
Tuesday, July 4, 2000      
  Scientific Illiteracy Learn what Americans don't know about science. Is That A Fact?
Wednesday, June 21, 2000      
  Civics Standards What should your government students know and be able to do when they leave your class. Government
  History Standards What should your history students know and be able to do when they leave your class. History
Thursday, June 15, 2000      
  Ethics links Explore the world of ethical dilemmas. Tough Choices
Wednesday, May 31, 2000      
  Tough Choices Let your students grapple with real problems that faced real people working together in small groups. Lesson Ideas
  Numbers that illustrate social inequality looks at wealth and poverty in various ways.  These are the numbers. Web sites that deal with "fact"
Sunday, May 28, 2000      
  Search the site Find pages that contain text you want to see.  
Thursday, May 18, 2000      
  Online news for kids Definitely news you can use. News sites to look at every day
  Teachers' activities keyed to U.S. News Online   Lesson Ideas on External Sites
  UniSci - Daily Science News in One Place   Science News Sites
  Let's Find Out an encyclopedia for kids Online reference works
Tuesday, May 16, 2000      
  How much does it cost to raise a child? links to the annual US Department of Agriculture reports Internet Sites with Interesting Numbers
Monday, May 15, 2000      
  The Math Wars the Christian Science Monitor series on the fight over the old math, the new math, and the new new math Internet Sites with Interesting Numbers
Saturday, May 6, 2000      
  R.J. Riggins' essays on science, evolution and truth Each of these gems models reason in action. Web sites that deal with "fact"
Thursday, April 20, 2000      
  One year after Columbine links to thoughtful and important pieces prompted by the Columbine shootings How safe are schools?
Tuesday, April 18, 2000      
  The Jefferson Center Muzzle Awards the Jefferson Center's annual lists of the U.S.'s most egregious censors  If you like lists
  Encarta World English Dictionary Microsoft's latest entry in the reference world Online reference works
  World Almanac and Book of Facts   Online reference works
Monday, April 10, 2000      
  Project Censored the top 25 stories "censored" by the major news media If you like lists
Saturday, April 8, 2000      
  Famous Hoaxes Things that seemed true, but aren't. Web sites that deal with "fact"
  Dumb Laws Can these really be on the books? Government
  The Atomic Archive an online look at the history of the A-bomb History
Sunday, April 2, 2000      
  Funk and Wagnalls a very useful reference suite built around the Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedia disappeared from the web in 2001 Online reference works
Wednesday, March 22, 2000      
  Without Sanctuary: Lynching photography in America links to sites that present an emotionally powerful look at lynching in American history History
  the New York Times' Campaign Ad Index What's up in the electoral ad wars? (requires a free registration for access to articles) Government
  Examples to show that processes are as important as answers Here are a couple of examples to think about as you ponder answers v. process. Good Lesson Secrets
Monday, March 20, 2000      
  the AFI's 100 Greatest American movies See if you agree with the American Film Institute's choices If you like lists
Wednesday, March 15, 2000      
  "Dorky" is born When did English first see "dorky"? Is That A Fact?
Sunday, March 12, 2000      
  Presidential Elections 1896-1996 The New York Times Learning Network presents a history of U.S. Presidential elections. History
  Stately Knowledge facts about every state in the U.S. (including Washington D.C.) Web sites that deal with "fact"
Wednesday, March 8, 2000      
  Campaign 2000 Solid, unbiased information on this year's U.S. campaigns Government
  Clarifying Issues 2000 "Clarify your views and weigh your values concerning some of America's most challenging problems." Government
  Kid's Voting USA Help secure "democracy for the future by involving youth in the election process today." Government
  NPR polls Polls prepared and conducted in conjunction with the Kennedy School at Harvard and the Kaiser Family Foundation Government
Tuesday, March 7, 2000      
  Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century The National Academy of Engineering wonders how many items on this list you'll use today? If you like lists
Saturday, February 26, 2000      
  Betsy Ross and the flag Did Betsy Ross really create the U.S. flag? Is That A Fact?
Thursday, February 24, 2000      
  20 questions to ask about polls. What you need to ask of the polls you read. From Public Agenda Government
  Web sites that deal with "fact"   Is That A Fact?
Tuesday, February 22, 2000      
  Washington's birth date Was Washington really born on Feb. 22? Is That A Fact?
Thursday, February 17, 2000 explore information on the executive, the Congressional and the judicial branches among many useful sections Government
  Atlas of U.S. Presidential elections results of presidential elections since 1860 Government
  the program in Presidential rhetoric transcripts of famous Presidential speeches Government
  Electoral College home page the National Archives and Records Administration's Electoral College records Government
Tuesday, February 15, 2000      
  Freedom Forum a daily look at 1st amendment issues Government
Monday, February 14, 2000      
  Smart Voter the League of Women Voters' portal to information about what's on your ballot Government
  State and Federal Government links   Government
Saturday, February 12, 2000      
  The Killer at Thurston High a riveting look into the mind of one of the school shooters; not for the feint of heart How safe are schools?
  the Watergate tapes if you have the Real Player browser plug-in installed, you can listen to a piece of American history History
Wednesday, February 9, 2000      

American Dispatches

Investigative journalist Robert Parry presents stories that look at the U.S. and the world from a progressive perspective. Worth a daily look
Monday, January 31, 2000      
  The Century in Science Discover Magazine's list of the 20th century's greatest scientific achievements If you like lists
  Hindsight into the future An NPR interview with Anders Henriksson, professor of history at Shepherd College, regarding his compilation of student bloopers that present an overview of history. (Published in The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 2000, pages 26-30.) Ain't This Write?

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