Where to Find It
MAPPING HISTORY The Henry Hudson 400 Foundation, a nonprofit organization established to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's arrival in New York in 1609, has launched a Web map project that animates 17thcentury exploration with the help of Google's 21st-century digital mapping technology. Designers have taken a selection of rare maps and documents and overlaid them onto contemporary Google maps of the same areas. The interactive historic maps on www. henryhudson400.com also chart the courses of the explorer's four voyages in search of a shorter route to Asia. The site includes photos, 3-D models of Hudson's ship, and historical Information that is integrated into the maps.
GENETICS RESOURCE Scitable is a free online science resource for undergraduate and high school teachers and students. The Web site contains a library offering instructional overviews of key genetics concepts compiled by the editorial staff of Nature Publishing Group. Scitable also features an online community that allows students and teachers around the globe to collaborate on projects. Visit www.nature.com/scitable.
CUMATE CAPTURE If you were putting together a travel brochure about your commu- nity, what image would best represent your climate? That's the question posed to students in the Earth Science Week 2009 Photography Contest, sponsored by the American Geological Institute. The contest is open to all ages, and photos must include a one- to two-sentence caption describing the entry. A panel of geoscientists will choose the winner, who will be featured on the Earth Sci enee Week Web site and receive a $300 prize and "Faces of Earth" DVD. Entries may be mailed or submitted electronically by Oct.16. For details, visit www. earthsciweek.org .
AUTHORS ONUNE Weekly Reader is debuting a new interactive, Web-based READ'S Great Authors series this month and is inviting teachers to sample the service with a limited free preview. Teachers who visit www.Weeklyreader. com/greatauthors through Sept. 18 can click on "free preview" and see the materials devoted to Edgar Allan Poe, including the accompanying teacher's guide. The service, aimed at middle and high school readers, will add sections on Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare and Mark Twain in the weeks ahead.
FAIR ENOUGH The fair trade cooperative Equal Exchange offers a curriculum and educational resources that illustrate how personal actions and community efforts can create a more just and sustainable world. "Win Win Solutions: An Introduction to Fair Trade and Cooperative Economics" is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed for grades 4-9 that addresses national curriculum standards from a variety of subject areas. …
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Publication information: Article title: Where to Find It. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: American Teacher. Volume: 94. Issue: 1 Publication date: September 2009. Page number: 20. © American Federation of Teachers Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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