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Yale human rights and development law journal The Web Site of the "Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal" features articles that seek to explore the interaction and tension between the issues involved in development and human rights. The journal is peer-reviewed and published in a hard-copy. Abstracts of the articles as well as information on subscription details are available on the site. The journal boasts a board of numerous editors. Full-texts of the articles can be found on Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw. Subjects discussed include: treaty, custom and the cross-fertilization of international law; confronting the violence committed b From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Palestinian heritage foundation (PHF) The Palestinian Heritage Foundation (PHF) Web site is a non-profit organisation established in 1992 by two Palestinian American scientists. This site has the aim of familiarising the American public of the Palestinian Art and culture, which is mainly represented by men's and women's costumes (dresses, veils, belts, and headpieces for women and sirwal, abayeh and headwear for men). On the site users can view a good collection of traditional Palestinian costumes from different regions such as Bethlehem; Ramallah; Jaffa; Gaza and others. In addition, there are pictures of costumes from From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Yat Kitischee This website explores the ancient life at Yat Kitischee, a Manasota culture (3000-4000 BC) hamlet on the west coast of Florida. A timeline, glossary and bibliography complete the site. All major themes are easily reached from the index, and they expand beyond the boundaries of the studied settlement: a section is dedicated to the importance of archaeology and another to the Manasota culture. Many pages have black and white illustrations, mostly reconstructive drawings. This website is an introduction to the settlement and its culture rather than an excavation report, but it is effective. The m From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The world of the pyramids "The World of the Pyramids" website provides access to online seminars and several papers on ancient Egypt by distinguished scholars. The seminars are learning texts adapted from published books. The texts are authoritative and use many pictures to illustrate the contents. Special sub-sections provide further details on selected topics. The choice of seminars include one on Egyptian society and family life and one focusing on the excavations that Agatha Christie visited in the 1930s. The latter seminar merges English literature, history of archaeology, the social role of train travel and Egypt From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Urkesh : the ancient city of the Hurrians This website presents the excavations at Urkesh, modern Tell Mozan. Urkesh is a Hurrian site located in Syria and dates at least to the Akkadian period, when the royal palace containing an archive of cuneiform tablets was built. Life at the site continued well into the Babylonian period, when the site eventually declines. The Web site offers two introductory PDF files available in both English and Arabic, one proposing tours to visitors of the actual site and the other introducing a few artefacts. There are then a series of pages dedicated to various themes and categories of artefacts. Some of From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Classical association of Canada The Classical Association of Canada (CAC) supports and promotes the study and understanding of classical languages and civilisation throughout Canada, and this is its website. Details of the CAC's Council, constitution and Annual General Meetings can be found here. The site also gives information on prizes offered by the CAC, including scholarships, undergraduate essay contests, and sight translation competitions in Greek and Latin. There is a directory of Classics departments and programmes throughout Canada. Also featured are links to the homepages of the CAC's journals, Phoenix, M From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Canadian classical bulletin This is the official online presence of the Canadian Classical Bulletin (CCB), a publication of the Classical Association of Canada (CAC) which is aimed primarily at university staff and graduate students. Subscribers may receive the bulletin regularly by email, and a full text archive of previous editions dating back to 1999 can be accessed via this website. The bulletin is updated on a monthly basis and deals with matters relating to classical education and scholarship throughout Canada, including the following: details of job vacancies and fellowships; information on scholarships, prizes an From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Public archaeology in the United States : a timeline This website presents the history of archaeological research in the United States of America, from the "first scientific excavation" by Thomas Jefferson in 1784 until 2004. The site has been produced by the National Park Service, archaeology and ethnography program and is published as a section of that institution. The timeline is divided in historical periods, and each of these forms a sections that is accompanied by a collection of hyperlinks and an exhaustive bibliography. The site emphasises the legal battle to protect sites and artefacts, and puts in historical context all the legislation From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Upper Midwest rock art research association The website of the Upper Midwest Rock Art Research Association (UMRARA) contains several scholarly articles and papers. Topics include the rock art of Wisconsin (Gottschall) and Minnesota, lithics and Native Americans of Minnesota. There is a report on the Nett Lake site of northwestern Minnesota, a paper on the Fort Ransom Writing Rock in North Dakota, and reports of the Fisk site, the Bluffs Rockshelters, and Reno cave of Minnesota. There is also an account of the reconstruction of an ancient weapon, the atlatls. Many reports contain colour pictures, some of which are at high resolution. Som From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Valcamonica rock art photo gallery This website is an illustrated introduction to the rock art of Valcamonica. The corpus of petroglyphs in the area dates from the Palaeolithic to the modern period and it is exceptional for the continuity. The many pictures and short comments permit to appreciate the developments of rock art in the region as timeless form of cultural expression. There are pages informing the reader of the chronology and locations of the petroglyphs. Most of the remaining part of this website is made of galleries of pictures, and only some of these are organised by type or have a comment. Nonetheless, most of th From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


PRIRODA association This website presents a unique region in the Krasnoyarsk Region of Siberia, central Russia. Among its subjects are the petroglyphs found in the region, the archaeological museum of Podgorny and the ethnography, cultural studies as well as archaeology of the peoples of the Krasnoyarsk Region. However, this website serves as portal for the region and each section is worth exploring to understand this remote territory and its people. A section focuses on environment, others on the main activities in the area, as different as a wood export company and a formerly secret chemical plant producing roc From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


World war I "World War I" is a Web Site created by Professor Gerhard Rempel of Western New England College. It is a useful resource for those teaching this subject as well as for students to read as background information. There are sections with maps and lecture notes. The topics discussed include: imperialism; causes of the Second World War; the assassination of 1914; silent dictatorship; the revolutions of 1917 and 1918; and the legacy of the Versailles Treaty. The notes are very much notes rather than long explanations and are obviously meant to go with the course Professor Rempel teaches. This is cle From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


World war II The Web Site "World War II" is part of Professor Gerhard Rempel's teaching materials for a class run at Western New England College. The site contains lecture notes, maps, details of relevant multimedia resources, and a rather brief quiz. A few other sites are recommended, but these also include strategy games makers. The notes are useful and could be used by teachers new to the subject or for students wishing to gain more background knowledge to the Second World War. The lecture notes are presented in straight text form and cover a total of twenty-four subjects. These topics include: dic From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Iranian art foundation This is the Web site of the Iranian Art Foundation, which is a non-profit organisation established in 2000 to promote and support Iranian artists. Its primary aim is raise the profile of Iranian artists in the West. The site contains a brief biography of 17 Iranian artists with samples of their work which includes painting, photography, sculpture, pottery and textiles. Among the names mentioned are: Yassaman Ameri; Masoud Ansari; Bita Fayyazi; Javad Montazer; Rokhshad Nourdeh and many others. The site also gives a detailed list of grants and fellowships which are relevant for artists. This is From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The bronze age in Europe "The Bronze Age in Europe" integrates three resources that concentrate on the Dutch Bronze Age, the first farmers in the Netherlands, and the Gallic Wars. Each resource can still be independently accessed. However, many pages dedicated to unrelated topics are essentially summaries of archaeological news and represent extemporaneous interests of the author. Such pages contribute to a general impression of overall disorganisation and invoke caution in reading parts of this website. The framed version, accessible by clicking on "English version," is most convenient as it divides the most valuable From New Humbul Resources on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Go To The Woodpecker Source The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has posted new webpages here describing the rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker. Extensive background is provided along with full updates on every aspect of the events that have led to and substantiate the rediscovery of this elusive and beautiful bird. Cornell has been closely involved and the webpages display the [...] From Golden Swamp on August 2, 2005 at 4:30 p.m..


Everyday Norwegian Everyday Norwegian is divided into six sections, each with its own video and accompanying exercises. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 2, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


Controlling Tab Movements in Web Forms Posted By Vinu on Feb 18th 7:41AM: Have you ever designed a form which looks great, but was very functional because the the form could not be naviagated properly using just the keyboard? A lot of power users use just the keyboard to go through forms on your sites. Here's how you can control the sequence of form elements to shift focus to when the user uses the tab key to navigate around a form. From Common Content: Newest Items on August 2, 2005 at 10:30 a.m..


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Planet Science - Quizzes A website with a collection of interactive games and quizzes that support creative and fun approaches to primary science teaching and learning. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 5:30 a.m..


Lexicon of Learning Education, like all professions, has a specialized vocabulary that parents and others may have a difficult time understanding. This online dictionary, A Lexicon of Learning, at the American Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, provides clear definitions of educational terms in everyday language. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 4:30 a.m..


ELENZA: Enseñanza de la lengua española en Nueva Zelanda y Australia The site offers lessons and activities for teachers of Spanish who wish to download the materials or use these online, an online library, temporary exhibitions on the Hispanic culture, and news about Spanish in New Zealand and Australia. The site also includes links (English only) for teaching Spanish. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 2, 2005 at 3:13 a.m..


Millenials Rising millennialsrising.com is a website for and about America's rising generation, born in the 1980s and '90s. The authors show how today's teens are recasting the image of youth from downbeat and alienated to upbeat and engaged. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 2:36 a.m..


Improving Behaviour and Attendance in Primary Schools A leaflet which provides an overview of the Behaviour Improvement Programme, funded by the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES), aims to reduce non-attendance and exclusion while improving pupils’ behaviour. It targets primary schools serving complex catchment areas. Office for Standards in Education(Ofsted) inspectors have, over a two-year period, monitored the development of the programme. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 2:36 a.m..


Grades, More on Schools' Web site The tool, which the school public will preview, takes the teacher's grade book further by giving families secure, online access to their students' grades, attendance records, assignments and performance on tests. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 2:18 a.m..


Griffith Journal of the Environment An online academic journal designed to showcase innovative environmental research. The journal focuses on issues in the areas of environmental planning, engineering, law, policy and applied sciences. The journal will give students and early career researchers, as well as established academics, the opportunity to publish their work in a peer-reviewed, refereed journal. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Building Industry Training Networks This report presents findings from the evaluation of twenty-four industry training networks that serve as models for how to effectively build networks that impact positively on the individuals and organisations involved, as well as assisting with the implementation of the national vocational education and training (VET) system. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 1:30 a.m..


Effectively Structuring Communities of Practice in VET This report shows that effectively structured communities of practice can have significant impacts on the implementation of the national training system in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. It includes findings from an evaluation of 48 communities of practice that were managed by Reframing the Future and funded through the Australian National Training Authority in 2002. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Evaluating Workbased Learning: A Model A view of evaluation consistent with work-based learning, based on the author's experience as an external evaluator for a variety of workplace initiatives, designed to support the self-evaluation of projects. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


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