Cites & Bytes @ Bailey
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The library at Vanderbilt University has developed a wonderful overview of information on this year's election. Election 2008 provides access to news reports, blogs, statistics...and oh yes, the candidates' campaign sites. Enjoy!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Visiting a National Park?
Did you know that the government provides access to tons of really helpful information online? I'm hoping to highlight a few of their sites here this semester. One I've found very informative lately is the National Parks site, where you'll find all kinds of help for planning a visit to any of the nearly 400 areas administered by the National Parks Service. Teachers can direct kids to a WebRangers program that provides teaching games for kids of all ages. Most parks provide lesson plans that you can use in your classroom. My husband and I visited the Grand Canyon this summer, and I relied heavily on the site to learn about available lodging, trails, weather and other pertinent information. Scout around--I think you'll be surprised how easy it is to be an armchair traveler through some of the most beautiful scenery our country has to offer.