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California department of forestry archaeology program This website presents the work of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) archaeology program. There are educational articles aimed at students of archaeology and reports of the excavations. There are short articles on what archaeology is, survey techniques and articles on field activities such as site recording, some of which are published in PDF format. Although the texts mention procedures and forms required only in California, the archaeological methodologies can be of interest to a wider audience. Some of the reports are illustrated. The section about the field ac From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


TESOL Arabia This is the Web site for TESOL Arabia, a non-profit organisation, which has the aim of supporting teachers of English in the Gulf region and around the world. It offers opportunities to discover new approaches to teaching English as a second language, to find out about the latest technology available for teaching, and to share experiences. Members of this organisation receive benefits such as a free newsletter three times a year and reduced fees for TESOL Arabia International Conference. The site also provides a forum for discussion of issues related to teaching. One of the major activities of From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Arab translators network The Arab Translators Network (ATN-APTS) Web site is a community base for Arab translators. Its primary function is the provision of training, discussion and information exchange in the field of translation. Membership is free and by joining this site members can access information about courses in the field of translation, take certification examinations online, and search for jobs. The site is provided with a search tool to browse for translators or agencies by: name; language; expertise; and country. The news section features interesting short articles on various aspects of translation: at t From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


The Middle East research and information project (MERIP) The Web site for MERIP offers information about this non-profit organisation which covers political, cultural, and social issues related to the Middle East. The primary aim of the site is the analysis of current news on the Middle East and the correction of misconceptions and stereotypes about the Middle East. One of its main activities is editing the Middle East Report magazine which is published four times a year and analyses current events and developments in the Middle East. Interested users can either access it online for free online or subscribe to it. Back issues can also be ordered onl From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Arab studies journal (ASJ) This is the Web site for the Arab Studies Journal (ASJ) (ISSN 1083-4753), a peer-reviewed print publication which focuses on studies related to Arabs and the Middle East. It is published twice a year by Georgetown University, and began in 1992. The journal features articles as well as book reviews. Access to the articles can be obtained upon subscription, but the book reviews can be accessed online for free and searched by author. The site makes available an index of all the articles published and which are organised alphabetically based on author. The journal's articles and reviews cover From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Americans for Middle East understanding (AMEU) This is the Web site of Americans for Middle East Understanding (AMEU), a non-profit organisation which aims to promote greater understanding of Middle Eastern culture and history and combat negative stereotyping of Arabs. This is achieved through publishing the bi-monthly periodical 'The Link', which aims to critique and challenge stereotypes about, for example, Arabs, Muslims, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Each issue focuses on a particular theme, and both the current issue and the back issues from 1 to 38 can be viewed on the site as HTML or PDF document. Users can search From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Association for Israeli studies The Web site for the Association for Israeli Studies (AIS), an international academic organisation dedicated to studies in social sciences and humanities of Israel, provides a range of information on its activities and research, including details of future and previous annual conferences. Links to electronic versions of conference papers are also provided, although some of these were broken at the time of cataloguing. However, users can view video clips of some of the sessions from the 2004 conference. The site also contains links to organisations which support graduate research in Israel. A From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Council for the advancement of Arab-British understanding (CAABU) This is the Web site of CAABU, an organisation which seeks to encourage, in Britain, a positive perception of Arabs and the Middle East and to challenge prejudice against Middle Eastern culture. Its activities include: liaison with relevant governmental departments on Middle Eastern issues; organising conferences and seminars; publishing the newsletter 'Focus', and short papers on important political issues; writing news articles and speeches; and monitoring the media coverage of news on the Middle East to assess its accuracy. Interested users can access selected articles from the ne From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Combined Caesarea expeditions "Combined Caesarea Expeditions" reports on the excavations at the Roman site of Caesarea Maritima and its harbour. Many full-text reports are accessible from the publications page. Hyperlinks to a few external resources are also provided. Most of the reports present the work carried out during the many fieldwork seasons on land and the underwater archaeology expeditions. A catalogue (corpus) of terracotta lamps with pictures and drawings by Kenneth Vine and Glenn Hartelius is freely available. There are also a few papers from members of the expeditions, focusing on religion, seafaring and harb From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


CSARO - Cologne systemic archaeology This website contains a few PhD abstracts and articles from postgraduate students of archaeology at the University of Cologne. A section concentrates on Mid-Palaeolithic "functional variability" in Crimea (Ukraine), where excavations have been carried out at Karabi-Tamchin, Kabazi, Chokourcha and Staroselje. A few colour pictures and drawings of stone tools illustrate the section. Articles on Neolithic Germany (Rhineland), Egypt (Djara and Gilf Kebir) and Morocco (Hassi Ouenzga) are available in other sections, and more articles are promised. The quality of the articles varies according to th From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Richard Wright The 'Richard Wright' page of the Mississippi Writers Page website is devoted to the life and works of Richard Wright, author of 'Black Boy' and 'Native Son'. Wright (1908 - 1960) was among the first African American writers to achieve significant success. This straightforward modern literature resource offers a biography of Wright by Matthew Duffus, detailing his rise from a poor background to prominence as a writer who responded to the political, social and intellectual currents of his time. The site has a full publications list of Wright's prolific output, From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Philip K Dick : life and work Philip K. Dick - Life and Work is on online reference guide, useful to literature and writing students. It may be viewed in English or Dutch. The opening biography of Dick (1928-1982) sets his writing in the context of his complicated and troubled life, which led to work of greatly varying quality. The biography lists the major awards Dick received, including the 1963 Hugo Award and two British SF Awards, in 1967 and 1979. Summaries and critiques are available for his novels, including 'The Man in the High Castle' (1962), 'The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch' (1965), and From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


American speech This is the Web site of American Speech, a scholarly journal published by Duke University Press in 1925, which is made available in electronic form only to subscribing institutionsvia JSTOR. The journal publishes papers related to English in the Western Hemisphere as well as articles dealing with English in the other parts of the world with which it has reciprocal influence. It covers a range of topics such as: current usage; dialectology; and the history and structure of English. Individuals can only access the electronic version through their institutional library or if they become members o From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Journal of interactive learning research (JILR) This is the Web site of the Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR) (ISSN 1093-023X), a peer-reviewed scholarly publication which focuses on the theory, design, implementation, and effectiveness of interactive learning systems on learning. The types of interactive systems include: interactive multimedia systems; interactive simulations and games; virtual reality based learning systems; computer-based training; authoring systems; computer-mediated communications; and many others. The articles of this journal are only accessible to subscribers, but the site does make available tables of From New Humbul Resources on August 3, 2005 at 10:30 p.m..


Martian Close Encounter A celestial event that has not occured for over 73,000 years will take place on August 27th. On that day, Mars will be closer to Earth than it has been at any other time in recorded human history. Even small telescopes will make it possible to see details seldom visible. This Mars opposition, as the [...] From Golden Swamp on August 3, 2005 at 5:30 p.m..


Using Dreamweaver This online learning module presents an overview of key features of Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, an HTML editor by Macromedia. It includes exercises that give you practice using these Dreamweaver features. After completing this module and the exercises, you should be a productive Dreamweaver user. You should be able to effectively use Dreamweaver to set up a Web site, set preferences and page properties, insert text, images, and links, format text in various ways, work with tables, and use templates and libraries. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 p.m..


I Love Stories! This digital story created in the MCLI Digital Storytelling LearnShop, tells both how I got interested in storytelling and some audio from our students in the South Mountain Storyelling program. From Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) Newest on August 3, 2005 at 1:30 p.m..


Free blogging for teachers at Edublog Three cheers to James for setting up Edublogs, completely free blogging for all those involved in education. Connoisseurs should note that it's built with WordPress, one of the sweetest blogging semantic personal publishing (their words!) platforms around. James says http://edublogs.org is an totally unique project aimed at teachers, researchers, writers and educato From Chalkface: Blog on August 3, 2005 at 8:30 a.m..


Lesbian and Gay Plays on Broadway 1922-2002 An online course supplement to a course on the Gay White Way, covering the gay and lesbian contributions to Broadway from 1922 to 2002. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


The Virtual O Created by a class of 32 NYU underraduate students, The Virtual O uses cyberspace as its scaffold to present interactive projects based on Shakespeare's plays. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Talkin' Broadway Presents Broadway 101: The History of the Great White Way An online lecture on the history of Broadway. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


EDSITEment Lesson Plans for Drama An online annotated bibliography of learning objects related to the field of Drama. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Introduction to the Theatre An online syllabus for an introductory level course on theatre taught at East Stroudsburg University. Students will be introduced to all aspects of the theatre as a living art form. Students will gain an appreciation for and an understanding of the practical and historical aspects of the theatre and the theatre experience as they relate to: 1. The origins of theatre in myth and ritual. 2. The basic elements of actor/ space/ audience. 3. Dramatic forms and conventions. 4. The theatre artists and theatre as a collaborative art. 5. Commercial realities of theatrical production. 6. Dramatic theory From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Major Playwrights: Tennessee Williams An online course supplement for a theatre-majors course on the works of Tennessee Williams From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Major Playwrights: Samuel Beckett An online course supplement to a theatre major course on the work of Samuel Beckett From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Gay & Lesbian Performance An online course supplement to a theatre major's course on gay and lesbian performance From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Beyond the Theatre of the Ridiculous An online course supplement to a special honors seminar taught in Fall 2001 on the Ridiculous Theatre movement and Charles Ludlum. From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on August 3, 2005 at 3:30 a.m..


Kids Science News Network NASA's KSNN is a standards based program that uses the Web, animation, and video to introduce science, technology, engineering, math, and NASA concepts. From EdNA Online on August 3, 2005 at 1:44 a.m..


Your Free Online Food Safety and Quality Resource Food Safety Management is specifically designed to give you the knowledge and skills to manage Food Safety and create a culture of From EdNA Online on August 3, 2005 at 12:30 a.m..


Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO) Newsletter No.53 An online newsletter that is published every four months to carry information from national libraries in the Asia and Oceania region. This newsletter is edited and distributed by the National Diet Library of Japan on behalf of the members of the Conference of Directors of National Libraries in Asia and Oceania (CDNLAO). From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Learning @ Work: Good Practice in Workbased Learning This report examines case studies of successful staff development activities adopted by individuals and organisations to meet the challenges presented by the National Training Framework (NTF). From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


Pre-Bookweek Extravaganza 2005 This site features suggestions from ALIA Children's and Youth Services (NSW) about activities related to books shortlisted for Book Week 2005. From EdNA Online on August 2, 2005 at 11:30 p.m..


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