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Subject:

New Learning Resources, Brown v. Board, Lewis & Clark (May 4, 200

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Tue, 4 May 2004 16:08:10 -0400

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     TWELVE NEW LEARNING RESOURCES in arts, foreign languages,
     science, & social studies have been added to FREE.  They're
     described below.

     TWO NEW PAGES of learning resources are now available:

       >  Brown v. Board of Education -- in commemoration of the
          50th anniversary of this landmark 1954 Supreme Court
          decision:  http://www.ed.gov/free/bveb.html 

       >  Lewis & Clark Expedition -- in celebration of the 200th
          anniversary of the launch of their historic journey: 
          http://www.ed.gov/free/index.html 

     FREE makes finding federal learning resources easier:
               
          http://www.ed.gov/free

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Foreign languages
=================

"Project REACH: Recursos para la Ensenanza y el Aprendizaje de las
Culturas Hispanas"
     offers resources on the history & literature of the Spanish
     language, Latino cultures in the U.S., arts of the Spanish-
     speaking world, instructional materials for teaching Spanish-
     speakers, & the Quechua culture indigenous to the remote
     regions of the Peruvian Andes. (NEH)
     http://www.nflc.org/REACH/index.htm

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Language arts
=============

"Grapes of Wrath Scrapbook"
     aims to enhance reading & understanding of "The Grapes of
     Wrath" through ethnographic research -- collections of sound
     recordings, drawings, photos, fieldnotes, & correspondence. 
     Students show how cultural artifacts support one of themes in
     the novel. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/01/grapes/

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Science
=======

"Exploratorium Online"
     features dozens of online learning activities & exhibits. 
     Make a mold terrarium, pinhole projector, telescope, or hair
     hygrometer.  Explore the brain, biodiversity, Antarctica, DNA,
     frogs, structures, or illusions.  Learn about magnetism,
     electricity, motors, eyeballs, perception, Mars, chocolate,
     seasonings, or the science of cooking, sports, & music. 
     Search over 3,000 photos & movies.  Watch webcasts of science
     demonstrations by teachers. (NSF)
     http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/handson.html

"Helping Your Child Learn Science"
     offers a dozen fun learning activities parents can use at home
     to help children (ages 3-10) learn about bubbles, bugs,
     surface tension, adhesives, friction (using gelatin), volume
     (using measuring cups), static electricity (using balloons),
     cause & effect (using plants), chemical reactions (using
     cake), & more. (ED)
     http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/science/index.html

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

"Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site"
     features Monroe Elementary, the school attended in 1950 by
     third grader Linda Brown.  Because she was black, Brown was
     barred from attending a white school much closer to her home. 
     The cases brought by father & others led to the Supreme
     Court's unanimous decision in 1954 that racial segregation in
     public schools was unconstitutional. (NPS)
     http://www.nps.gov/brvb/

"The Civil War through a Child's Eye"
     is a lesson plan that uses historical fiction & primary
     sources to expand students' perceptions of the Civil War era.
     Photos, non-fiction, & literature (Paul Fleischman's "Bull
     Run") help students see this era from a child's perspective.
     (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/99/civilwar/

"Fill up the Canvas"
     features journal entries from 20 points in the journey of
     Lewis & Clark:  mission preparations, winter in St. Louis,
     first council with Indians, death of Sergeant Floyd, first
     killing of a buffalo, Sioux camps, near run-in with Teton
     Sioux, Rocky Mountains, Nez Perce, falls of the Columbia
     River, & others.  The site also provides letters from Thomas
     Jefferson to Lewis & Clark; images of people, places, plants,
     & animals; & maps. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/lewisandclark/index.html

"From Fantasy to Flight"
     provides photos, letters, articles, & resources for learning
     about the history of flight -- aircraft & balloons, Alexander
     Graham Bell's aerodynamic studies, the Wright brothers,
     Charles Lindbergh, Igor Sikorsky's helicopters, & Amelia
     Earhart. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/community/cc_flight.php

"From Slavery to Civil Rights"
     is a timeline of African-American history.  Photos,
     broadsides, maps, & other items are organized around time
     periods:  slavery, abolition, antebellum, Civil War,
     reconstruction, progressive era, World War I, between the
     wars, World War II, & civil rights. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/civilrights/flash.html

"Reconstruction: The Second Civil War"
     provides clips from the documentary, as well as transcripts, a
     look behind the scenes, & a teacher's guide.  Among the
     featured topics:  40 acres & a mule, plantations in ruins,
     African American legislators, Northerners in the South, & from
     slave to sharecropper. (NEH)
     http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/

"Remembering Jim Crow,"
     companion to a radio documentary, examines the system that,
     for much of the 20th century, barred many African Americans
     from their rights as U.S. citizens.  Read personal histories
     of segregation.  See a sampling of Jim Crow laws.  Learn how
     African Americans fought economic hardships imposed by Jim
     Crow & how they built social institutions to combat
     segregation. (NEH)
     http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/remembering/

"With Wings as Eagles: From Fantasy to Flight"
     documents the history of human flight.  Photos, drawings, &
     articles are presented in six categories:  myth & fantasy,
     early science, balloons & airships, kites & gliders, the
     Wright brothers, & after the Wright brothers. (LOC)
     http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/flight/index.html

  Acronyms
  ~~~~~~~~
ED -- Department of Education
LOC -- Library of Congress
NEH -- National Endowment for the Humanities
NPS -- National Park Service
NSF -- National Science Foundation

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