[EDInfo] Teaching Resources: Calculus, Physics, Earth Science, Jazz, & more

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     Calculus, math research, physics, earth and environmental
     sciences, Walt Whitman, Islamic manuscripts from Mali, and the
     history of Western music are among the topics of 13 new
     resources at FREE, the website that makes teaching resources
     from federal agencies easier to find:

     Special collections at FREE this month include:

       Jazz Appreciation Month
          What does bebop sound like?  How did jazz evolve?  Learn
          about Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and others.  See ideas
          for celebrating jazz appreciation month and for studying
          jazz in U.S. history or music class.

Financial Literacy Month Learn the basics about getting the most out of your money -- saving, investing, banking, and buying a home. Try an online retirement calculator. Test your "financial smarts." http://www.ed.gov/free/fin-lit.html

==== Arts ====

"Leonard Bernstein: An American Life"
     is a guide to an 11-part documentary illuminating the life and
     work of one of America's greatest classical musicians, Leonard
     Bernstein (1918-1990).  An audio overview -- and websites for
     learning about Bernstein and classical music -- are provided.

"Moldenhauer Archives"
     presents 130 music manuscripts, letters, and materials from a
     3,500-item collection documenting the history of Western music
     from the medieval period through the modern era.  Essays by
     musicologists discuss items from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms,
     Chopin, Handel, Liszt, Mozart, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and
     other composers.  (LOC)

==== Math ====

"Calculus on the Web"
     offers an interactive environment for learning, practicing,
     and experimenting with the ideas and techniques of calculus.
     It is organized in seven parts: Precalculus; Calculus I, II,
     and III; Linear Algebra; Number Theory; and Abstract Algebra.

"Mathematics: Research Overview"
     looks at topics of major research in mathematics: image
     creation, statistics, inverse problems, CPU testing, materials
     and nanotechnology, proteins, random graphs, prime numbers,
     optimization, design, financial mathematics, weather and
     climate simulation, rare events, and high-dimensional data
     sets.  (NSF)


"Earth and Environmental Science: Research Overview"
     examines questions that scientists are pursuing: What part do
     we play in earth's changing climate?  What can rock layers
     tell us about earth's history?  How can we understand the
     forces that lead to earthquakes and volcanoes?  How can
     organisms live without sunlight?  How do long-term changes
     affect earth's ecosystems?  (NSF)

"Physics Education Technology (PhET)"
     produces fun, interactive simulations of physical phenomena.
     More than 35 simulations let students experiment with
     circuits, string tension, kinetic and potential energy, radio
     waves and electromagnetic fields, balloons and static
     electricity, ideal gas and buoyancy, velocity and
     acceleration, sound waves and the Doppler effect, and more.

"Physics to Go"
     is a collection of reviewed resources for teaching and
     learning about astronomy, electricity and magnetism, fluids,
     light, modern physics, motion and energy, quantum physics, and
     waves and pendula.  (NSF)

"Teach the Earth"
     offers hundreds of teaching activities, visualizations, and
     resources for teaching earth science.  Categories include
     biosphere, climate change, energy/material cycles, geology and
     human health, geochemistry, hydrosphere and cryosphere,
     mineralogy, ocean systems, petrology, solar system, and earth
     history.  Special sections are provided on using data and
     teaching quantitative skills.  (NSF)

History/Social studies

"Ancient World Mapping Center"
     promotes cartography, historical geography, and geographical
     information science within the field of ancient studies.  The
     Center is developing a community of scholars, teachers, and
     specialists to collaborate in the updating and expansion of
     the spatial and historical reference information assembled by
     the Classical Atlas Project.  The Center also offers free
     digital maps of the ancient world for educational use.  For
     most maps, a blank version suitable for quizzes and
     customization is provided.  (NEH)

"Islamic Manuscripts from Mali"
     showcases 22 manuscripts from Timbuktu and the surrounding
     regions of Mali and West Africa, enabling students to
     understand the rich culture and society of the region.
     Especially noteworthy are the extensive collections of photos
     showing the domestic architecture, the characteristics of
     Islamic manuscripts, and an array of interactive maps made in
     Europe beginning in the 16th century.  (LOC)

     is the U.S. government's website for teaching all Americans
     the basics about financial education.  Whether you're buying a
     home, balancing your checkbook, or investing in your 401k,
     MyMoney.gov can help you do it better.  Find important
     information from 20 federal agencies.  See if you have
     "financial smarts": take the MyMoney interactive quiz.  Read
     the national strategy for financial literacy.  (MA)

"Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass"
     is a virtual tour of Whitman's life tracing the 40-year
     history of his famous masterpiece, from when it was first
     published (1855) to the ninth and final edition (1892).
     Depicted are selected manuscript drafts, notes for poems,
     information on his changing career paths, first-hand
     correspondence, and treasures from friends and family.  The
     site helps show how Whitman's vision of America influenced the
     course of American literature.  (LOC)

LOC -- Library of Congress
MA -- Multiple Agencies
NEA -- National Endowment for the Arts
NEH -- National Endowment for the Humanities
NSF -- National Science Foundation

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