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SITE OF THE DAY ARCHIVE
"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves,
or we know where we can find information upon it."
- Samuel Johnson
DATE SITE OF THE DAY
The History of the Supreme Court
Created by a collaboration of classroom teachers, historians, and legal scholars, the site presents the history of America's highest court within a series of broad themes drawn from the social studies curriculum. Examples include 'The Court and Gender', 'The Court and Young People', and 'The Court Today', which tracks the present changing Court in real time and focuses on the issues now under consideration.
Strength Training for Older Adults
Welcome to Growing Stronger: Strength Training for Older Adults. If you're interested in feeling stronger, healthier, and more vital, this program is for you. This strength-training program was developed by experts at Tufts University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Related site: Mayo Clinic Stretching and Strength-training.
eBird, a project developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, provides a simple way for you to keep track of the birds you see anywhere in North America. You can retrieve information on your bird observations, from your backyard to your neighborhood to your favorite bird-watching locations, at any time for your personal use
The History of the London Bridge
Welcome to the history of London Bridge section which tells the story of all the bridges that have been known as London Bridge over the past 2000 years. From here you can explore its history in three different ways by clicking on the choices provided.
EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web
Welcome to EDSITEment, The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the MCI Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.
The Mozart Forum
This free educational site is dedicated to the discussion of the music, person, and world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
U.S. Senate: Virtual Reference Desk
Welcome to the Virtual Reference Desk. If you are seeking general information on the Senate, the legislative branch and process, or on the federal government, this is a good place to begin. Links are arranged broadly by subject and may take you to PDF documents, useful sources on the Web, or other Senate Web pages.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Welcome to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, which was designed from its inception (September 1995) as a dynamic reference work. In a dynamic reference work, each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public.
Western History: The Photography Collection
This on-line database contains a selection of historic photographs from the collections of the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department and the Colorado Historical Society. These collections, which contain more than one million items, document the history of Colorado and the American West. Our on-line database contains some 100,000 images and catalog records of North American Indians, pioneers, railroads, mining, Denver and Colorado towns, city, farm, and ranch life, recreation, scenery, news events, and numerous other subjects and states.
Wired for Books
For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show. Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
WhiteHouseTapes.org: Secret White House Tapes
Between 1940 and 1973, six American presidents from both political parties secretly recorded just under 5,000 hours of conversations. This site is designed as a service to the research community by making freely available all of the presidential recordings, along with relevant research materials, so that scholars, teachers, students, and the public can hear and use these remarkable tapes for themselves. The site is hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs.
Polling 101: The Basics of Public Opinion Research
This tutorial is intended to offer a simplified glimpse into some of the fundamentals of public opinion polling. Designed for the novice, the site provides definitions, examples, and explanations that serve to introduce interested students to the field of public opinion research. Polls & Surveys: Gallup / Harris / Mason-Dixon / Pew
Forbes: The World's Billionaires
Forbes magazine annual listing of billionaires. This year, Forbes named 946 billionaires, including 178 newcomers and 17 people who climbed back into the ranks after being absent for a year or more. Two-thirds of last year's billionaires are richer. Only 17% are poorer, including 32 who fell below the billion-dollar mark. The billionaires' combined net worth climbed by $900 billion to $3.5 trillion.
Exploring Constitutional Law
This site explores some of the great issues and controversies that surround our Nation's founding document.
The History of Jim Crow
Explore the complex African-American experience of segregation from the 1870s through the 1950s.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
Congress Votes Database
This Washington Post site lets you browse every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991.
This metasearch engine is designed to search 30+ different sources in 4 different categories so you can find everything you need from one convenient website. Each database is unbiased and non-commercial in nature and an established authority for delivering responsible medical information. Search authoritative medical search engines, non-commercial websites, image libraries and the latest health and medical news.
Welcome to AnimalPlanet.com's new online feature. We've taken all of our online content, including interactives, videos, photo galleries, fact sheets and more and placed them here for you to browse through. We think this is a great place to locate all of your favorite animals.
U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team
Established in 2003 to protect the nation's Internet infrastructure, the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team coordinates defense against and responses to cyber attacks across the nation.
Information on the legal system which includes legal history, systems, law practice, jurists, and advocates. Includes discussions of Roman, Greek, and Babylonian law
Welcome to the largest public record directory on the Internet! Online since 1997, Search Systems continues to be by far the best resource of business information, corporate filings, offenders, inmates, criminal and civil court filings, vital records, property records, unclaimed property, professional licenses, and much more.
State and Local Government on the Net
The State and Local Government Internet directory provides convenient one-stop access to the websites of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. Use the drop-down menus on the left to view directory pages for: States: State Government Offices - View all the websites in a given state -- from a state's home page or governor's site to the smallest counties or townships. Topics: The websites of state government constitutional officers, state legislatures, state judiciaries and departments across all states.
The Online Books Page
A searchable and browseable collection of over 25,000 free books on the Web, in various formats, that are all free for personal, noncommercial use.
Tutorial: Evaluating Internet Health Information
This tutorial from the National Library of Medicine teaches you how to to evaluate the health information that you find on the Web. It is about 16 minutes long. You need a Flash plug-in, version 6 or above, to view it. If you do not have Flash, you will be prompted to obtain a free download of the software before you start. The tutorial runs automatically, but you can also use the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen to go forward, backward, pause, or start over.s.
MedPage Today: Breaking Medical News
MedPage Today is the only medical news service for physicians that links consumer medical news and the professional medical analysis needed by clinicians.
Hundreds of benefit choices for you. Many ways to search. GovBenefits.gov, the official benefits website of the U.S. Government.
Within These Walls
This site tells the stories of five families who lived in this house over 200 years and made history in their kitchens and parlors, through everyday choices and personal acts of courage and sacrifice. Site by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Related site: If These Walls Could Speak.
TIME 100: Most Important People of the Century
Time magazine chronicles the most important 100 people of the 20th century in five categories: Leaders & Revolutionaries, Artists & Entertainment, Builders & Titans, Scientists & Thinkers, and Heroes & Icons. Their picks culminate with the 'Person of the Century.'
Statistical Abstract of the United States
The National Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also your Guide to Sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations.
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a categorized list of sites useful for enhancing curriculum and professional growth. It is updated often to include the best sites for teaching and learning.
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