CM February 23, 
1996. Vol. II, Number 19

Notable Web

Every week, CM presents a brief collection of noteworthy, useful, or just interesting sites we've turned up and actually checked.

Please send us URLs and evaluations of any web-sites you think deserve the exposure.

Drew's Scripts-O-Rama

It can be hard to study film critically because you can't slow it down -- unless you have the script. This site has links to a fair number of interesting or impressive movie scripts, from The Little Mermaid to The Rocky Horror Picture show. There's enough adult material you won't want to just point your students at it, but there are valuable resources for senior students studying media or film.

Voice of Hibakusha

"Eye-witness accounts of the bombing of Hiroshima, from the video HIROSHIMA WITNESS produced by Hiroshima Peace Cultural Center and NHK."

Those of us who were in University in the 80s remember how likely it seemed that the world would end this way. If that shadow has receded, it's still important to hear what the people of Hiroshima passed through.

The Mary Rose Virtual Maritime Museum

The Mary Rose was a Tudor warship built on orders from Henry VIII. Sadly for her crew, but happily for historians and archeologists, she sank accidentally -- to be recovered in the 20th century. This site does not use a dopey map metaphor, but tells the story of the Mary Rose and her recovery, and links you to appropriate images and sub-topics as they arise.

The Great Globe Gallery on the World Wide Web

When I was a kid, we reduced our teacher to tears once by putting our pencils against the globe making it spin it really fast. This fancy, and therefore slow, site from Poland does not offer that particular avenue of pleasure, but it has hundreds of different views of the Earth -- climatic, geologic, and of course, the famous NASA picture from space that some claim has changed the way we think.

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

"This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. I'd like to acknowledge as many as I can."

How did it do on "Canadian stuff the editor knows about test?" well, there was info to be found for Sheila Copps, Nellie McClung, or Margaret Atwood, but as well as Lucy Maud Montgomery so not bad, eh?

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