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Leadership | Crime Prevention | Education | Media Literacy

Leadership

The Surprising George Washington A look at the man behind the myth. From Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration.

George Washington Papers Homepage. Searchable documents by George Washington. Links to other sites on Washington.

George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress Huge Library of Congress collection. Also see Learning Pages on the collection with lessons and activities.

George Washington A biography.

George Washington Another biography.

The Life of George Washington A biography published eight years after Washington's death.

George Washington: A Biography From Grolier Encyclopedia.

George Washington: First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen Three high school-level lessons examining George Washington's leadership in the French and Indian War, at the Federal Convention, and as chief executive. From Library of Congress.

Student Leadership Organizations:

California Association of Student Councils A major student leadership organization with camps and trainings for students and teachers.

National Association of Student Councils

My Hero A non-profit Internet project that archives stories of heroes from around the world.

Crime Prevention

Pinkerton History Written by the Pinkerton Service Corporation.

Allan Pinkerton and His Detective Agency: "We Never Sleep" Biography of Pinkerton.

Detective Allan Pinkerton From America's Library.

FBI A special site for students from sixth to 12th grade on the FBI web site.

FBI Laboratory

Education

Tenement Museum A museum of turn of the 20th century New York.

How the Other Half Lives Full text of the classic book by Jacob Riis.

Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant Papers The collection from Yale University

Learning Guide to the Film A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The Tree Still Grows in Brooklyn An appreciation of the power of the book.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn A review of the book.

19th Century School Books A collection of the full text of school books used in the 19th century.

History of American Education

State Compulsory School Attendance Laws A listing of each state's age limits.

Milestones in NYC Public Education

A History of Public School No. 1

Yahoo! Classifieds Find the price of homes, apartments, etc.

Average annual percent growth in real hourly earnings from 1978 to 1998 by educational attainment, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and age From the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Media Literacy

Great Transitions: Preparing Adolescents for a New Century Full text of the report of the Carnegie Foundation of New York

Beaufort Wind Scale

Stormfax Weather Almanac Nice chart of the scale.

Wind Force Scale Good description of the effects on land of different speeds of wind.

The Beaufort Wind Scale Another description of the effects on land.

For further information on specific urban legends:

Scuba Diving in the Forest

The Church of Satan

The Recipe

Gang Initiation

Up in Smoke

A Man, His Dog, and His Car

The Fast Getaway