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Recommended Books (On-Site):
Learn to be happier! (Dr. Wright's site)
Korean Language (On-Site):
The Korean alphabet
- Simple and logical, this invented alphabet is easy to learn, especially with the mnemonic learning aids found here.
- A Cornell study involving six written languages found that only the Korean children could perform a certain task requiring the identification of syllables within words. Korean makes this easy because the writing system arranges the syllables into packets. Three major and three minor rules describe how it's done.
Linguistic and Philosophical Origins of the Korean Alphabet (For higher quality printing, use the pdf file version.)
- Read about the fascinating origins of the Korean alphabet, where ideas from linguistics and Eastern philosophy became an integral and systematic part of this invented alphabet.
The Table Clock
- A lighthearted story, written by a Korean Buddhist monk, reveals an Eastern way of looking at things. The page is supplemented to facilitate intermediate level study of the Korean language.
Maryland & D.C. Education:
Maryland colleges (On-Site)
- Location, number of students, selective or non-selective, SAT test scores (verbal, math, total).
Public and private schools in Prince George's County, Maryland (On-Site)
- Arranged in grade-level categories, with contact information and links to school web sites. PG County, MD is adjacent to Washington, D.C.
- "Up-to-date information about Maryland & D.C. (and other) school cancellations, early closings, delays, and special events."
Art & Architecture:
The Wright brothers (On-Site)
- Wilbur and Orville Wright, through a methodical, scientific method, solved the key problems of controlled flight. On December 17, 1903, they made the historic first airplane flight of a powered, controlled, heavier-than-air craft (photographs).
Cyberspace Middle School
- Designed for students in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades who are using the World Wide Web to help get an education and work on science fair projects.
Interactive Frog Dissection on the Web
- The Interactive Frog Dissection is an online tutorial, combining text with 60 inline images and 17 QuickTime movies. Not only does it show a frog's organs and how to dissect them, but by using clickable images, it lets you practice these procedures on your computer screen. A possible substitute for school lab work, it was developed by students in the Instructional Technology Program at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education.
Quirks & Quarks
- "The latest in science, technology, medicine, and the environment." A kids page, CBC4Kids, has science stories and activities.
Cornell Theory Center Math and Science Gateway
- Provides links to resources in mathematics and science for educators
and students in grades 9-12.
- Topics, software, and teaching Materials.
Math Resources by Subject
- Northwest Arctic Education Association's Math Links.
Gallery of Interactive Geometry
- "WebPisces," "Build a Rainbow," "QuasiTiler," "Kali," "Cyberview-X," "Projective Conics," "Orbifold Pinball," "Teichmuller Navigator," "Integrator," "Unifweb," "Lafite." Check it out.
- Addition or Multiplication. Three levels of play.
MathMagic on the Web
- A "K-12 telecommunications project" for team problem-solving.
The invention of the Airplane (On-Site)
- A brief history of the invention of the Airplane, including the work of Orville and Wilbur Wright 1900-1903, and of other early contributors to the effort such as Langley, Lilienthal, Chanute, Cayley, Gibbs-Smith, and Ader (photographs).
From Revolution to Reconstruction, and what happened afterwards
- An HTML-hypertext on American History, from the colonial period until modern times.
U.S. Historical Documents Archive
- Federalist Papers, Speeches, Inaugural/Farewell Addresses, State of the Union, other documents
Rome Reborn: the Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture
- Learn about the history of Rome and related influences (topics such as math, music, medicine, nature) at "one of the best exhibits on the Internet" according to independent rater Berit's Best Sites.
Stamp on Black History
- Created by kids for kids, an introduction to just a few important black men and women - those who have been honored on United States postage stamps. The tour includes maps, speeches, poetry, songs, recipes; a quiz can be taken online; the "Games and Activities Zone" has word search and crossword puzzles, a coloring book, an art gallery, and an arts and crafts section.
- "The educator's best friend."
Major headings: Teachers, Administrators, Lesson Plans, Technology, Professional Development, Education World Community.
Family Education Network
- "Helping parents prepare their kids for a competetive future."
Dictionary.com (Thesaurus also)
Hypertext Webster Dictionary
A Biographical Reference Dictionary
- Both directions: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian. One direction only (into): Norwegian, Chinese.
- "A comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources."
Barlett's Familiar Quotations
Librarians Information Online Network
- Lesson Plans & Teaching Activities for School Librarians
National Geographic Society
AskERIC (the Educational Resources Information Center)
- "A personalized Internet-based service providing education information to
teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and others
throughout the United States and the world."
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