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Teaching Resources: African American History, Earth Science Visualizations and More

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

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     African American history, earth science visualizations, polar
     scientists, the periodic table of the elements, underwater
     archaeology, early settlements in North America, American art,
     and the Star-Spangled Banner are among the topics of new
     resources at FREE, the website that makes teaching resources
     from federal agencies easier to find:
          http://www.free.ed.gov/

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Arts
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Picturing America
     aims to introduce students to America's art treasures and
     promote American history and culture in schools and public
     libraries.  This initiative invites K-12 schools, home school
     consortia, and public libraries to apply for a set of 20
     laminated posters and a teachers resource book.  Posters
     include images of "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere,"
     "Washington Crossing the Delaware," and "Looking Down Yosemite
     Valley," and works by Audubon, Catlin, Benton, Cole, Homer,
     Rockwell, Wyeth, and others.  (National Endowment for the
     Humanities)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2027

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History
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African American History Month
     features more than 60 resources related to African American
     history.  See photos and historic places from the civil rights
     movement.  Learn about Frederick Douglass, the Harlem
     Renaissance, the 369th Infantry, Brown v. Board of Education,
     Martin Luther King, and Jackie Robinson.  Find out about
     Oberlin, New Philadelphia, and more.  (Department of
     Education)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2022

History Explorer
     is a timeline of stories from exhibits, collections, and
     programs of the National Museum of American History. 
     (National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2026

Jamestown, Quebec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings
     commemorates the 400th anniversary of these three lasting
     settlements founded in North America between 1607-1609.  See
     rare European and Native American artifacts.  Learn about the
     settlements -- their economies and labor systems, populations,
     spiritual life, trade, diplomacy, and warfare.  (National
     Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2023

Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
     presents photos of 100 famous and influential African
     Americans, from with Frederick Douglass and to Wynton
     Marsalis.  Each portrait includes a brief biography. 
     (National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2024

Star-Spangled Banner
     recounts the story of the flag that inspired our national
     anthem.  Learn about the design of the U.S. flag, how Francis
     Scott Key's song changed how Americans viewed the flag, and
     the flag code -- protocols for handling and displaying the
     U.S. flag.  Take a 10-question quiz on the history of the U.S.
     flag and the Star-Spangled Banner.  (National Museum of
     American History, Smithsonian Institution)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=7

Museum of Underwater Archaeology 
     introduces students to the work of underwater archaeologists
     and maritime historians.  Explore shipwrecks, lost colonies,
     and underwater archaeological projects around the world. 
     Follow the stories of the CSS Alabama, a Confederate ship sunk
     in battle, and the Industry, a sloop that went down in 1764
     while delivering supplies to British troops in Florida.  Learn
     about the six steps in conducting an underwater archaeology
     project.  (Museum of Underwater Archaeology, National Oceanic
     and Atmospheric Administration)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2028

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Science
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Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists
     features photos, blogs, and webcasts of penguin biologists,
     glaciologists, cosmologists, geologists, and marine scientists
     working in Antarctica and the Arctic.  They're documenting
     their adventures in real time, so that students can follow
     their research, ask questions, and share in discoveries as
     they occur.  Learn about the penguins, whales, South Pole
     telescope, transantarctic mountains, what's under the
     glaciers, ballooning, building a neutrino detector under ice,
     and more.  (Exploratorium, National Science Foundation)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2029

Periodic Table of the Elements
     displays the elements by atomic number and describes the
     history and sources of each element, as well as its properties
     and uses.  (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Department of
     Energy)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2025

Teaching Geoscience with Visualizations
     features collections of dozens of animations for teaching
     geoscience topics -- atmosphere, biosphere, climate, earth's
     surface, energy and material cycles, geology, human
     dimensions, hydrosphere and cryosphere, hydrology, ocean,
     solar system, solid earth, earth history, and more.  Learn
     what makes an effective visualization and best practices for
     using visualizations in the classroom.  (Carleton College,
     National Science Foundation)
     http://free.ed.gov/resource.cfm?resource_id=2030

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