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MacTutor History of Mathematics

Includes biographies of over 1100 mathematicians and many special indexes.

Amelia Earhart : Online Resources

This is the Library of Congress’s extensive collection of digital resources on Amelia Earhart.

The Albert Einstein Archives

Much, much information on Albert Einstein here on this Hebrew University of Jerusalem Web site.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Gale Cengage Learning, the Library of Congress Law Library, and the Census Bureau have all offered sites that provide information on Hispanic Heritage Month 2009, which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 each year.

Sonia Sotomayor — Law Library of Congress

The Law Library of Congress offers this page on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, which includes links to articles she has written, a foreward she wrote for a book, to the texts of her two previous confirmation hearings,  to her judicial opinions, and to websites that have information about her.

Henry VIII : Man and Monarch

The British Library offers this online exhibit of some of the key documents relating to Henry VIII.  There is also the online exhibit on Henry VIII done by the National Archives of the United Kingdom.

Henry VIII : 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII’s Accession To the Throne

The United Kingdom’s National Archives has created an online exhibition of some of Henry VIII’s documents and treasures.

FREE: Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

This is a fantastic site that “makes it easier to find teaching and learning resources from the federal government.  More than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. New sites are added regularly.” 

The site is extremely well-organized and easy to search.  Choose a topic from the subject list and find great information about everything ranging from  scientists, countries of the world, history, and jazz to ethnic studies and literature.

March Is Women’s History Month

Gale Publishing offers this site of free resources relating to Women’s History Month in March, 2009, including biographies, activities, and a timeline.

Who Runs Gov

The Washington Post has unveiled a new database to provide profiles of elected and appointed officials.   It is in the early stages, so I am sure there will be much more to come.  Currently, it covers administration officials, presidential advisors, congressional members and military leaders.

Previously from the Washington PostCongress Votes Database

The American Academy of Poets offers biographical information on over 500 poets, the texts of many well-known poems, essays and interviews dealing with different poets and poems, a selection of poems by occasion and more.

Randy Pausch and the Last Lecture

Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie Mellon, is the author of the extremely popular book, The Last Lecture.  Diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, he has created this lecture to share with his children as they get older.  On his website, the lecture is available in multiple formats (video, powerpoint slides, transcripts).  You can also view other events, get updates on his health or find out more about cancer research.

The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics — Biographies

Over 75 biographies of famous economists throughout history, from the The Library of Economics and Liberty, as well as links to their major writings and other areas of economics.

Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits 

The exhibition “Let Your Motto Be Resistance” consists of 100 photographic portraits of prominent African Americans. The portraits were selected from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery as part of the inaugural exhibition of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The show will begin a national tour in October 2008. The web site is designed for browsing in chronological order, beginning with Frederick Douglass and ending with Wynton Marsalis. Short biographies, caption information, and larger views are available with each picture.

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