Excerpt from the Web site: "Ask an Expert is a directory
of links to people who have volunteered their time to answer questions
and webpages that provide information. " 300 web sites and e-mail
addresses are organized into categories: Science / Technology, Career
/ Industry, Health, Internet / Computers, Recreation / Entertainment,
Education / Personal Development, International / Cultural, Resources,
Money / Business, Fine Arts, Law, and Religion.
The Encyclopedia Mythica
This is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend.
It contains thousands of definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural
beings and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.
Understanding the Kosovo
Conflict: A lesson in Media Literacy
Bias in the media and in government .
Learn about advertising and how a print ad can affect and
The Grammar Lady
The Grammar Lady contains Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's),
Spelling Rules, a Question of the Week, and a Grammar Hotline.
An incredibly comprehensive
collection of Web sites related to literature & the humanities. Includes
Syllabus and Other Course Materials for Literature Courses. Compiled and
maintained at the University of Pennyslvania.
CyberGuides were created by California teachers as supplementary,
standards-based, web-delivered units of instruction centered on core works
of literature. (So there!)
This site is a vast professional development resource for
teachers of English in New Zealand and worldwide - some good student reference
The Visual Thesaurus is an interesting way to explore English
language synonyms. Words show up as a "spatial map of linguistic
associations," with clickable words that encourage you to follow
threads. The site uses Java and works best on newer systems.
/ Feature articles / Journalism
Contrast & Dimension in News Design
The Poynter Institute, a school
for journalists, future journalists and teachers of journalists, has created
an online tutorial to help designers with the complexities of color and
its use in print and online. This tutorial would be a great addition to
journalism and web-design classes.
Highwired offers free web publishing tools and hosting
so high school students can publish online versions of school newspapers
and information about student activities. The National Edition showcases
the best student-written articles.
In this K-12 project, classrooms around the world create
a single Web page hilighting something special about their local community.
The Web pages will be made available online during Community Share Week
(mid-October). The Web site includes examples, instructions, templates,
Learn the Net is a great site for web novices interested
in web publishing, business, multimedia, or better ways to dig for data.
You'll find interactive tutorials, "ask the expert" forums,
FAQs, games and more. Best of all, the site is well designed, written
"Reading a poem silently
instead of saying a poem is like the difference between staring at sheet
music and actually humming or playing the music on an instrument,"
says U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. His Favorite Poem Project shares
audio and video of people reading their favorite poems, and invites readers
to send in their favorite poems with a few sentences about why it is special
Teacher resource may be worth
looking at if you are doing some poetry in class.
The Five Paragraph Essay
One of the ways to communicate
clearly is to write a clear and concise essay.