EduHound Weekly: October 20, 2005

EduHound Weekly: October 20, 2005


In honor of the 250th edition of EduHound Weekly, we've gathered a collection of relevant resources.

Spotlight Site of the Week!  
The New-York Historical Society: Alexander Hamilton (b. 1755)
A statesman and visionary whose life inspired discussion and controversy and shaped the America we live in two hundred years after his death.
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Additional Sites:

London Stock Exchange: FTSE 250 Index
The FTSE 250 Index is a capitalisation weighted index of 250 companies on the London Stock Exchange. They are selected quarterly as being the 101st to 350th largest companies listed on the exchange.

NOAA Geodesy (250 B.C. Eratosthenes)
Around 250 B.C., Greek philosopher Eratosthenes measured the circumference of the Earth. This site contains three sections devoted to learning about geodesy: an online tutorial, an educational roadmap to resources, and formal lesson plans.

Mundo Maya (A.D. 250)
The Maya originated around 2600 B.C. and rose to prominence around A.D. 250 in present-day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador. Find a wealth of resources here!

NOVA: Maya Long Count Calendar (ca. 250 A.D.)
Includes lessons designed to help students understand and apply the Maya Long Count calendar system.

Kushan Empire (ca. 250 A.D.) @
The Kushan Empire (c. 1st - 3rd centuries) was a state that at its height stretched from Tajikistan to the Caspian Sea to Afghanistan and down into the Ganges river valley.

The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page
The first edition of Johnson's dictionary was published in 1755 and is still widely recognised as one of most influential contributions to modern language.

Marie Antoinette Online (b. 1755)
The Queen of France who became a symbol for the wanton extravagance of the 18th century monarchy, stripped of her riches, and beheaded by her own subjects during the French Revolution that began in 1789.

PBS: Oliver Evans - A Better Steam Engine (b. 1755)
A versatile Revolutionary-era inventor looked for ways to improve and automate industry, and created an engine that would power hundreds of new businesses in the young nation.


This week features an excellent offering from The Exploratorium:

Exploratorium Digital Library
The different collections in the library include digital media and digitized museum materials related to interactive exhibits and scientific phenomena, including images, educational activities in PDF and html formats, QuickTime movies, streaming media, and audio files.

Each week, I'll answer your questions, post announcements and provide interesting input!  Email me at [email protected]
That's all for this week! "Remember...the Web is a terrible thing to waste!"
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Spotlight School of the Week!

Willowdale Elementary School
Omaha, Nebraska

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Butler Area Senior High School
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Butler, Pennsylvania

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Educational Conferences
 ·  NCTE Annual Convention
November 17-20, 2005
Pittsburgh, PA
 ·  Midwest Education Technology
Conference (METC 2006)

January 30 to February 1, 2006
Westport Area, MO
 ·  TCEA 2006 Annual
Convention & Exposition

February 6-10, 2006
Austin, TX
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