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Anne Frank, The Writer—An Unfinished Story accompanies an exhibition at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In this online exhibit, students can learn about Anne Frank’s great ambition to be a writer through the complete digitized texts of her original writings that survived the war, as well as through interviews with her cousin and the exhibit curator. Numerous additional Web links and the option to post responses to the exhibit round out the experience.
Web: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/af/htmlsite/

Book Raps, based in Australia, is a do-not-miss site for students looking to participate in online book discussions conducted via email. Individual or groups of students from around the world can discuss the scheduled books. Teachers or teacher librarians can nominate a book for discussion by becoming a Book Rap Coordinator. Titles for discussion are listed on the Book Rap Calendar. Some Book Raps may include special events, such as author involvement, illustrators online, access to content-area experts and live chat sessions.
Web: http://rite.ed.qut.edu.au/old_oz-teachernet/projects/book-rap/index1.html


Ocean World, where students learn about fisheries, weather, icebergs, coral reefs, waves and a number of other ocean-related science topics. Written for middle school through college students, the site also provides real-time data on El Niño. Students will find the “Ask Dr. Boboption fun and helpful. In addition, two oceanography textbooks are available for downloading, at no charge, from the site.
Web: http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/  
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