Every week, CM presents a brief collection of noteworthy,
useful, or just interesting sites
we've turned up and actually
Please send us URLs and evaluations of any web-sites
you think deserve the exposure.
Many web sites have annoying blinking text.
- The Castles of Wales
- Wales has more cool castles than anywhere else in the world (just one benefit
of centuries of medieval oppression). This site is a little slow because of the
plethora of great pictures, but it covers the history and background of the castles and
their builders in some depth. A great resource for units in history, geography, or archaeology.
Plus, where else will you find The Castle of the Month? (For February, it's Criccieth Castle).
- Canadian Hockey
- All right, we've lost the Nordiques and the Jets, and legions of
talented young players are now condemned to wearing a duck on their jerseys.
But Canadian Hockey is here to preserve and promote our national game at all
levels. A great resource for anyone interested in coaching. If all you care about
is the big leagues, try The NHL OPEN NET at www.nhl.com/.
- Welcome to The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- This gives you an introduction and some attractive images from the Met's
"The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Its collections include more than two million works of art -- several hundred thousand of which are on view at any given time -- spanning more than 5,000 years of world culture..."
- The WebMuseum
- An excellent virtual museum, light on the dopey interface and heavy on actual
information and images. Currently they have special exhibitions of Cézanne
and medieval art...
- A Gallery of Interactive On-Line Geometry
- A serious but fun interactive site. Here's a sample project:
"How are rainbows formed? Why do they only occur when the sun is behind the
observer? If the sun is low on the horizon, at what angle in the sky should we expect to
see a rainbow? This laboratory, developed as part of the University of Minnesota
Calculus Initiative, helps to answer these and other questions by examining a
mathematical model of light passing through a water droplet."
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