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Module Resources
1 "Shrouded in Myth" by Jennifer Fisher Neidl (Calliope, 13.1, 2002)

"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens. New York: Maynard, Merrill and Co., 1894. Web. 7 June 2013.

"Cronus (Saturn)" by E.M Berens.  Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome. New York: Maynard, Merrill and Co., 1894.14-15. Web. 7 June 2013.

"Prometheus and Pandora" by Jean Lang. A Book of Myths. New York: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1914. 1-4. Web. 7 June 2013.

"Moiræ or Fates (Parcæ)" by E.M .Berens. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome. New York: Maynard, Merrill and Co., 1894.139-141. Web. 7 June 2013.

"The Story of Medusa and Athena" by Leanne Guenther. Web. 7 June 2013.

"Theseus Goes to Slay the Minotaur" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In Storr, Francis, ed. Half a Hundred Hero Tales of Ulysses and the Men of Old. New York: Henry Holt, 1911. 138-153. Web. 7 June 2013.

"Theseus and Ariadne" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In Storr, Francis, ed. Half a Hundred Hero Tales of Ulysses and the Men of Old.  New York: Henry Holt, 1911. 138-153. Web. 7 June 2013.

"Key Elements of Mythology" Written by Expeditionary Learning for instructional purposes.

"The Hero’s Journey," Adapted by Expeditionary Learning from www.mythologyteacher.com by Zachary Hamby.

"The Golden Key" Written by Expeditionary Learning for instructional purposes.

 
 2a

 “Stanford University Commencement Address” by Steve Jobs; speech made on June 12, 2005.  (Video here)

"Back-to-School Speech” by President Barack Obama; speech made on September 8, 2009. (Video found here.)

If” by Rudyard Kipling, 1910 (Poetry Foundation) (audio version here)

2b Middle Ages” by Kenneth S. Cooper (The New Book of Knowledge, Grolier Online, 2013)

Middle Ages” (Britannica Student Encyclopedia)

Middle Ages” by Deborah M. Deliyannis (World Book Online InfoFinder)

The Middle Ages for Kids: What Is a Fief?” (Mr. Donn’s Social Studies Site)

The Middle Ages for Kids: The Manorial System & Common People” (Mr. Donn’s Social Studies Site)

“Serfs in the Middle Ages” by Simon Newman (The Finer Times)

“The Middle Ages for Kids: Life of the Nobility: Kings, Lords, Ladies, Knights” (Mr. Donn’s Social Studies Site)

“Daily Life of a Noble Lord in the Middle Ages” (Mr. Donn’s Social Studies Site)
 
 3a

"Comprehending the Calamity" by Emma M. Burke (Overlook Magazine, June 2, 1906; from the Virtual Museum of San Francisco)

Poem of the Earthquake” by Eliza A. Pittsinger

Scene 1: The Great Earthquake and Fires of 1906: A Dramatic Remembrance,” written by Expeditionary Learning for instructional purposes.

Waking Up in a Nightmare,” written by Expeditionary Learning for instructional purposes.

Photo: View from Laguna and Market Streets of the Great Fire Burning through the Mission District

One Boy’s Experience” by Lloyd Head in Our Junior Citizens, July 28, 1906

Casualties and Damage after the 1906 Earthquake” on USGS.gov.

Photos: Area Destroyed by the Fire of April 18–21, 1906

Sandy wreaks havoc across Northeast; at least 11 dead” by Matt Smith on CNN.com, October 30, 2012.

The Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake,” on USGS.gov

Timeline of the San Francisco Earthquake, April 18–23, 1906,” by Gladys Hansen on SFMuseum.org.

The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906,” from Eyewitness to History

Introduction from "The Lost Garden" by Laurence Yep (scroll right 10 pages)

 3b  Research Articles:
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 “Welcome Back”  (Skipping Stones, March–April 2010, 26)

John Stossel—DDT” video

The Exterminator” by Kirsten Weir (Current Science, Nov. 5, 2004, 4–7.)

DDT—Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane” video (for assessment)

Rachel Carson: Sounding the Alarm on Pollution” by Robert W. Peterson (Boy’s Life, Vol. 84, Issue 8, Aug. 1994, 38)

Rachel Carson: Environmentalist and Writer” by Kathy Wilmore (Scholastic Junior Magazine, 2013)

Malaria Carrying Mosquito Crash Lands Due to His Insecticide” by Adam Allie (ScienceHeroes.com)

How DDT Harmed Hawks and Eagles" by Gil Valo (Helium.com, July 26, 2007)

Biological Energy—Here, Let Me Fix It!” - Utah Education Network

A New Home for DDT” by Donald Roberts (The New York Times, Aug. 27, 2007)