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New Learning Resources (September 2, 2004)

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"Winters, Kirk" <[log in to unmask]>

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Information from & about the U.S. Department of Education publications & more." <[log in to unmask]>

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     FIFTEEN NEW LEARNING RESOURCES in science & social studies
     have been added to FREE.  They're described below.

     FREE makes finding federal learning resources easier:

                         http://www.ed.gov/free
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Science
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"Astro-Venture"
     provides interactive tutorials on biology, geology, astronomy,
     & atmospheric sciences.  Biology topics include ecosystems,
     energy, producers & consumers, & the cycle of matter.  Geology
     topics include the effects of heat & pressure on states of
     matter, density, convection, plate tectonics, volcanoes, the
     carbon cycle, earth's magnetic field, & radiation. (NASA)
     http://astroventure.arc.nasa.gov

"Engineering Design Challenges"
     offers students the chance to tackle challenges faced by NASA
     engineers who are developing the next generation of aerospace
     vehicles.  The challenges: thermal protection systems,
     spacecraft structures, electrodynamic propulsion systems,
     propellers, & personal satellite assistants.  Students design,
     build, test, re-design, & re-build models that meet specified
     design criteria, using the same analytical skills as
     engineers. (NASA)
     http://edc.nasa.gov/

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

"Liberty Ships & Victory Ships, America's Lifeline in War"
     tells the story of two World War II ship-building efforts.  In
     1941, with war raging in Europe, President Roosevelt
     authorized the production of 441-foot cargo ships.  These
     "Liberty ships" proved too slow & small, so in 1943, a new
     effort began building "Victory ships," which cruised at 18.5
     mph, compared to the Liberty's 12.5 mph.  By the war's end,
     2,751 Liberty & 531 Victory ships had been built.
     (NPS,TwHP,NRHP)
     http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/
     116liberty_victory_ships/116liberty_victory_ships.htm

"Madison's Treasures"
     offers documents from our fourth President, James Madison.
     Most relate to two events: the drafting & ratification of the
     Constitution (1787-8) & the introduction in the First Federal
     Congress of the amendments (1789) that became the Bill of
     Rights. Other documents relate to the freedom of religion &
     the burning of Washington, D.C., by the British in 1814 --
     perhaps the major embarrassment of Madison's career. (LOC)
     http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/madison/

"A Nation Repays Its Debt: The National Soldiers' Home & Cemetery
in Dayton, Ohio"
     tells how the federal government created a network of
     "soldiers' homes" & national cemeteries to honor Civil War
     veterans.  The 110-acre Dayton cemetery contains the remains
     of veterans from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the War
     of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish American War, & all 20th
     century military conflicts. (NPS,TwHP,NRHP)
     www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/115dayton/115dayton.htm

"The Penniman House: A Whaling Story"
     focuses on one of the most successful whaling captains in New
     England.  Edward Penniman was 11 in 1842 when he signed on as
     cook on a schooner.  Years later, as a captain, he set sail
     from New Bedford seven times to hunt whales.  The trips
     generally took several years each.  Letters indicate he did
     not like life at sea, but the money allowed him to afford a
     large ornate house, which is featured at this site, along with
     a brief a history of whaling in America. (NPS,TwHP,NRHP)
  www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/112penniman/112penniman.htm

"Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark & the Revealing of America"
     looks at historical maps, relations with Indians, & expedition
     artifacts -- the blunderbuss, Jefferson's secret message to
     Congress, his instructions for Meriwether Lewis, & speeches.
     Subsequent expeditions of America are also examined, including
     those by Lieutenant Zebulon Pike, Thomas Freeman, Major
     Stephen Long, Father de Smet, & John Fremont. (LOC)
     http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/lewisandclark/lewisandclark.html

"Reflections: Russian Photographs, 1992-2002"
     shows photos from the years following the collapse of the
     Soviet Union.  Images include protests & religious ceremonies,
     soldiers & workers, Red Square & Siberia, reindeer breeders &
     ice fishermen, Boris Yeltsen, the Kursk nuclear submarine
     disaster, & more.  The photos were shot for the "Moscow
     Times," the first English language daily newspaper ever
     printed in Russia. (LOC)
     http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/reflections/

"The Siege & Battle of Corinth: A New Kind of War"
     tells the story of two Civil War engagements near Corinth, a
     small Mississippi town established in the 1850s where two
     railroads crossed.  On October 2, 1862, Confederates attacked
     Union forces that occupied the town & that had built extensive
     entrenchments & earthworks (which are featured at this
     website).  By nightfall the next day, 2,360 Union & 4,848
     Confederate men were dead or wounded. (NPS,TwHP,NRHP)
    www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/113corinth/113corinth.htm

"The United States Air Force Academy: Founding a Proud Tradition"
     recounts the history of aviation & the military:  aviation's
     introduction into the military during World War I, Germany's
     use of air power early in World War II, Pearl Harbor, the
     Berlin Airlift, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, & President Eisenhower's
     declaration that our first line of defense would be an air
     atomic strike force.  The site examines the design of the Air
     Force Academy, authorized in 1954 after 30 years of struggle.
     (NPS,TwHP,NRHP)
  www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/114airforce/114airforce.htm

"Voices for Votes"
     involves students in examining primary source documents
     related to the women's suffrage movement. Students identify
     methods used to change attitudes about suffrage for women &
     then create original documents encouraging citizens to vote in
     current elections. (LOC)
     http://www.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/00/suffrage/

"War & Peace"
     exhibits photos, maps, & documents related to America's wars.
     Features include a Civil War timeline, letters from soldiers,
     homefront contributions during World War I & II, American
     women workers during World War II, man-on-the-street
     interviews after Pearl Harbor, "The Stars & Stripes" newspaper
     (for Army troops in France 1918-19), Winston Churchill, the
     Marshall Plan, Ansel Adam's book of photos of a World War II
     internment camp, & the Veterans History Project. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/community/cc_warandpeace.php

"We the People"
     features drafts of the Declaration of Independence & the
     Gettysburg Address, papers of George Washington & Thomas
     Jefferson, an Emancipation Proclamation timeline, slave codes,
     images of presidential inaugurations, how elections have
     changed, documents on policies aimed to keep peace between
     white settlers & Native Americans (1783-1815), duties of the
     President & other governmental officials in 1825, the role of
     religion in the founding of the colonies, & more. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/community/cc_wethepeople.php

"Witness & Response: September 11 Acquisitions"
     presents photos, prints, eye-witness accounts, headlines,
     books, magazines, songs, maps, & videotapes related to
     September 11, 2001.  Photos of ground zero taken during &
     after the attacks by news photographers in New York City are
     included, as are press reactions from around the world.  The
     role maps played in the recovery effort is examined. (LOC)
     http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/911/

"Zoom into Maps"
     offers hundreds of historical maps -- maps showing European
     exploration of the Americas; migration, population, & economic
     activity; the growth of roads, railways, canals, river
     systems, telephone systems, telegraph routes, & radio
     coverage; landforms, recreational, & wilderness areas; troop
     movements, battle routes, & campsites during major U.S.
     military conflicts; & more.  The collection features a 2003
     map of U.S. congressional districts. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/maps/index.html

  Acronyms
  ~~~~~~~~

  LOC -- LOC
  NASA -- NASA
  NPS,TwHP,NRHP -- Nat'l Park Service, Teaching with Historic
  Places, Nat'l Register of Historic Places

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