Internet Sources on Each Us State: Selected Sites for Classroom and Library

Internet Sources on Each Us State: Selected Sites for Classroom and Library

by Carol Smallwood, Riedlin, Brian P. Hudson, Jennifer K. Rotole
     
 

Internet websites have opened opportunities for teachers and students alike. This work contains a comprehensive list of informative websites providing a variety of information on each of the 50 states.

The guide lists sites for each individual state from Alabama to Wyoming, plus the District of Columbia. Each state averages 50 websites, arranged alphabetically

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Overview

Internet websites have opened opportunities for teachers and students alike. This work contains a comprehensive list of informative websites providing a variety of information on each of the 50 states.

The guide lists sites for each individual state from Alabama to Wyoming, plus the District of Columbia. Each state averages 50 websites, arranged alphabetically by sponsor, that provide information of particular use to teachers, students and librarians. An appendix lists an additional 50 websites, useful for all states, which brings this work to a total of 2,550 entries. Taken together, the topics covered by these websites give a complete picture of life in a particular state. Topics include (but are not limited to) history, natural resources, art, science and education. Official governmental sites for each state are also included.

Each entry offers a concise description of site parameters geared to the needs of educators. Special features of each website are noted and the authors suggest curriculum areas such as language arts, math, government, library media and environmental studies in which the site's information will be especially useful.

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Editorial Reviews

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Library Journal
This guide to over 2500 web sites-about 50 for each U.S. state-will benefit students and educators seeking curriculum-related information. Taken together, the sites aim to provide "a full picture of the life of each state." Listed alphabetically by sponsor or topic within each state, the entries provide site content description, its special features, and relevant curriculum topics. Since these are sites of state or local governments and agencies, universities, and both public and private institutions, they cover a wide range of topics. For instance, the Georgia O'Keefe Museum site appears under New Mexico, while a site for Civil War music appears under South Carolina. Unfortunately, though Smallwood (Free or Low Cost Health Information: Sources for Printed Materials on 512 Topics) and her coauthors seem to have selected sites suitable for pre-kindergarten through college-level studies, appropriate educational levels are not indicated. Users may find the extensive index a bit frustrating to browse. The value of indexing very broad topics (e.g. environmental studies, history, and social studies) is questionable, as several hundred citation numbers are listed under each. Bottom Line The arrangement of this resource assumes that users often approach a topic based on web sites originating in a specific state. If this is what your library needs, you should consider purchasing this book despite its drawbacks.-Stanley P. Hodge, formerly with Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786421084
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
04/20/2005
Pages:
383
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Carol Smallwood is the author or editor of numerous books and journal articles. A Michigan resident, her experience includes school, public and special libraries. College English instructor and freelance writer Brian P. Hudson lives in Wyandotte, Michigan. Ann Marlow Riedling lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Media specialist Jennifer K. Rotole lives in Bloomfield, Iowa.

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