Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
April 8, 2000 - Issue 07

Favorite Sites
by Vicki Lockard from various sources

What is Webquest? In this issue of favorites, we list several, find out what they are here:
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. WebQuests are designed to use learners' time well, to focus on using information rather than looking for it, and to support learners' thinking at the levels of analysis, synthesis and evaluation
The Webquest Site


On July 4, 1776 our Founding Fathers signed their names to the Declaration of Independence envisioning a country that would guarantee basic freedoms to all its citizens. However, events in American history have not always supported these principles on which our country was founded.
Webquest.All Men are Created Equal?????


This lesson plan explores the controversy surrounding "Kennewick Man," the name given to a skeleton discovered near Kennewick, Washington, in July 1996. Identified by scientists as approximately 9,000 years old, Kennewick Man was claimed by five Northwestern tribes, who invoked their right under NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, to rebury him in accordance with their religious traditions.
Kennewick Man-Science and Sacred Rights


For the indigenous people known as the Sioux Nation, in the 1870's, a defining moment of victory was at the Little Big Horn and the single person was Crazy Horse. The defining humiliating defeat was at Wounded Knee in 1890. 83 years later, in an atmosphere of a growing civil rights movement in the United States, another battle occurred at the same Wounded Knee. The single person who defined that era was the one who paid for his involvement with a life of incarceration in Leavenworth Prison where he is still serving two consecutive life sentences today. His name is Leonard Peltier. A request for Leonard Peltier's pardon lays in wait for President Clinton's approval or denial. Specifically, your quest is to come to a conclusion that answers: Should Leonard Peltier be set free by pardon or new trial?
Webquest: Paint Mount Rushmore Red


Protecting and restoring natural ecosystems and imperiled species through science, education, policy, and environmental law.
Center for Biological Diversity

The Lightspan Partnership, Inc., a provider of curriculum-based educational software and Internet products and services, is guided by a simple principle: there is no limit to what students can achieve when provided with tools that motivate them to learn. That's why Lightspan is dedicated to improving student academic achievement by providing educational resources that can enhance learning in schools and students' homes
Lightspan-Online Learning and Search


Read the news from a kids view
Time for Kids


The following principles have been formulated to provide guidance for researchers in the physical, biological and social sciences and the humanities
Principals for conducting research


Contacting the Congress is a very up-to-date database of congressional contact information. As of March 28, 2000 there are 489 email addresses (of which 118 are Web-based email homepages), and 532 WWW homepages known for the 540 members of the 106th Congress. More traditional ground mail addresses are available for all Congressmembers.
Contacting Congress


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