Our Courts is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Our Courts is the vision of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who is concerned that students are not getting the information and tools they need for civic participation, and that civics teachers need better materials and support.

http://www.ourcourts.org/default.php

Watch Videos On Metacafe

October 23, 2009

Metacafe is an online video entertainment site; sort of an offbeat cousin of YouTube although they are totally unrelated. “As the world’s leading independent online video site, Metacafe makes it easy to find videos from your favorite content creators – and we help you discover new ones.” It’s loaded with movie trailers, music videos, tv clips and more.

http://www.metacafe.com/

The United States Geological Survey provides some very interesting pages on their website. One of them shows maps with locations of earthquakes around the world within the last 7 days. Earthquakes in the news make this site a great resource as it provides exact locations, rates of magnitude and answers to frequently asked questions.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/