THE EDUCATION COMPANION NEWSLETTER
October Issue #7
Addendum to THE EDUCATION COMPANION NEWSLETTER
Newly added sites to:
Mrs. Young's Super Charged Educational Voyage
The companion newsletter to Mrs. Young's Super Charged Educational Voyage
Janet Young, Newsletter Developer, Editor and Co-Author
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~ CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS ~ http://members.aol.com/Donnpages/USHolidays.html#COLUMBUS
A Christopher Columbus Timeline http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/cctl.htm
Editor's Choice: Christopher Columbus http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/educate/columbus.htm
You'll find a whole page of links to web sites on Christopher Columbus. A very timely resource.
Columbus Day worksheets (in the social studies section)
Go West with Columbus - N,S,E,W game to print out
The Columbus Navigation Homepage http://www1.minn.net/~keithp/
Christopher's Crossing http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec670/Cardboard/Board/C/Columbus.html
Columbus Day (Native American Perspective) Mini-UNIT http://teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLresources/longterm/Byrnes/columbus.html
The Indians Discovery of Columbus UNIT http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/guides/1992/2/92.02.01.x.html
Christopher Columbus UNIT: Special Ed (4 weeks) http://www.coreknowledge.org/CKproto2/resrcs/lessons/SPSECOLUMB.htm
Columbus Day; A Famous Explorer http://www.educast.com/arc/lp/soc/9710134o.html
Indigenous Persons Day (lesson plan and activity sheet) [grades 7-12]
Columbus Myth Busters
~ UNITED NATIONS ~
The United Nations Home Page
This is the official Web Site of the United Nations
Headquarters in New York. Here you will find daily UN News,
UN Documents and Publications, UN Overview information, UN
Conference information, Photos, and other UN information
WORLD FEDERATION OF UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATIONS http://www.wfuna-art.com/
Founded in 1946 as a people's movement for the
United Nations, the World Federation of United
Nations Associations (WFUNA)is the only international,
non-governmental organization devoted entirely to
the support of the purposes and principles of the
United Nations Charter. While convinced that fostering
genuine peace, security and justice throughout the
world depended on a strong United Nations, WFUNA's
founders realized that this strength could only develop
with the support of informed public opinion in the
SEMINAR ON THE UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~sunia/
A program for any and all high school (ages 15-18)
UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM http://www.unsystem.org/index.html
Official Web Site Locator for the UN System including UN Headquarters, UN programmes, specialized agencies, autonomous organizations and the inter-agency coordination bodies.
UNDCP - United Nations and Other International Organizations http://www.undcp.org/unlinks.html
Links to relevant UN organizations
American Model United Nations http://www.amun.org/
International collegiate UN simulation held annually in Chicago. With information on past and upcoming conferences.
Booker T. Washington Model U.N http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Senate/9310/index.html
High school UN simulation plus research links for world issues.
Harvard Model United Nations http://hcs.harvard.edu/~hnmun/
National collegiate model United Nations program. Provides details for applying for the next annual session.
MUN Resource http://members.aol.com/mrremm/private/mun.html
Information and resources available for Model United Nations delegates. Find position paper guide lines, topic information, and the
Model UN Mailing List http://muhu.cs.helsinki.fi/mailing_lists/edu-texts/msg37.html
Explanation of how to subscribe to a model United Nations mailing list maintained by the University of Chicago.
Rider Univ. Model United Nations http://www.rider.edu/users/phanc/model_un/index.htm
History of the Model UN program at Rider from 1968 to date. Teams and Alumni directories, with news updates provided by alumni.
University of Pennsylvania Model UN http://www.upmunc.org/
Information about participation in a major model UN conference held each year. Includes links to other conferences.
THE UNITED NATIONS CYBER_SCHOOL_BUS [Outstanding!!!}
The United Nations CyberSchoolBus brings global information and global expertise straight to your school and classroom. Project-packed, fun-filled, loaded with lessons and interactive activities, the CyberSchoolBus offers teachers and students an educational site with a global perspective. Key subjects: Global Studies, Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Government, Civics, Language Arts.
USICEF - USA
http://www.unicefusa.org/ The United States Committee for UNICEF works in more than 160 countries and territories providing health care, clean water, improved nutrition, and education to millions of children in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
PREAMBLE TO THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS
UNDP - The United Nations - What it is and What it does
UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS WEBSITE
This chart, which is not exhaustive, is intended to describe the functioning of the United Nations system in the field of
human rights. Emphasis is given to those bodies and
programmes with major human rights responsibilities.
~ HALLOWEEN ~
Haunted Carnival Shock Wave Games
Really Ghoulie! Great fun...
Ben & Jerries aunted Ice Scream Pages
The Story of Echo the Bat
This is a great interactive story of Echo the bat. You will
help Echo find his way back home after being lost in a
storm. You will love this delightful interactive web site
Go here for the complete text of Mary Shelley's
"Frankenstein*. Information and stills from various
Frankenstein movies are also available here.
Library of Medicine has an exhibition on Frankenstein
This is a site which "looks at the world from which Mary
Shelley came, at how popular culture has embraced the
Frankenstein story, and at how Shelley's creation continues
to illuminate the blurred, uncertain boundaries of what we
consider 'acceptable' science."
Visit this site to read about the history of Halloween and
practical safety tips for tricksters and treaters. The
really scary part of this site is the bad Halloween jokes.
Here's a sample: "Why does the Mummy keep his Band Aids in
the refrigerator? He wants to use them later for cold cuts!"
Find more information about the history and traditions of
Halloween at this site. You can also read about Los Dias de
los Muertos (I like the dancing skeleton graphics) and
download holiday music.
This site offers trick or treating safety tips, costume
ideas, recipes, party games, and ideas for crafts. Click on
"Halloween" and take Halloween History 101.
Scroll down and you can hear and tape the song!!!
Cool interactive bone lesson. http://www.cs.brown.edu/people/oa/Bin/science.html
The Realm of Spooky Tales
From Ghoulies and Ghosties,
And long-leggity Beasties,
And all Things that go bump in the Night,
Good Lord deliver us.
Stories to read aloud.
Welford and Wickham School Scary Halloween Room
This is a nice example of a teacher who used the Halloween theme to spur her class on to create a cool Halloween site.
Tons of curriculum ideas with pumpkins.
~GENERAL RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS ~
This is a great listing of some extensive sites for teachers, with coments on each.
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