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2. Sponsor’s Spot: Upgrade Your Google Experience
3. Weekly Topic: Parthenon
4. What You Missed This Week
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management
#1. May 21, 2008
SharingLinks.com (our educational, social bookmarking project) is back up after being taken down on Saturday, and it appears to be quite zippy.
I am still holding my breath, though, waiting to see how it goes for a few more days.
There are a lot of new undocumented features, too. After the programmers give me the go-ahead, I will produce some documentation to introduce them.
And then, we will go ahead with an invitation system to add "controlled growth" to the algorithm.
As an example of the power of social (i.e. shared) bookmarking, here’s a collection of Memorial Day links from our Sharing Links members:
Memorial Day at SharingLinks
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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Parthenon Printable (** for premium members only)
Constructed entirely of white marble in less than nine years, the Parthenon is widely regarded as the epitome of ancient Greek architecture. Built on a hill in the middle of Athens, known as the Acropolis, the Parthenon was dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena. Travel there with me, on a virtual field trip.
British Museum: Ancient Greece: Acropolis
"The Athenian Acropolis is home to one of the most famous buildings in the world: the Parthenon. This temple was built for the goddess Athena. It was decorated with beautiful sculptures which represent the greatest achievement of Greek artists." For middle and high-school students, this interactive exhibit from the British Museum is part of their larger Ancient Greece site. It has lots to explore and concludes with a challenge to build your own Greek temple honoring Athena.
Created by a team at USC, this computer-generated animation reunites the Parthenon with its many treasures now housed at the British Museum and elsewhere. The two and a half minute film is viewable in Windows and QuickTime formats. If you have a VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language) plugin installed in your browser, you can also view the Sculpture Garden Gallery, a sampling of the 150 Parthenon sculptures scanned at the Basel Skulpturhalle in Switzerland, which has a collection of plaster casts of all known Parthenon sculptures.
The Parthenon (or Elgin) Marbles
"The debate over the Parthenon Marbles has been going on for two centuries and seems to be coming to a head. The statues and reliefs that Lord Elgin had come to draw and make molds from and ended up taking back to England have been in the British Museum almost that long." Lord Elgin, a British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in the early nineteenth century,
was given permission by the Turks to mold and sketch the sculpture in the Parthenon. With a few bribes, however, his workers found it more convenient to simply take the treasures back to Britain. Learn more about the Elgin Marbles at this site from travel writer Matt Barrett.
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#4. What You’re Missing This Week
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Printable Parthenon Word Search
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#5. Related Games
Printable Parthenon Word Search
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Parthenon Word Search
Greek Olympians Word Search
#6.Quote of the Week
"Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature!" ~~ Cristina Yang, a fictional character on ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy," produced by Shonda Rhimes.
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