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AATE - Australian Association for the Teaching of English

Aborigines and Torres Strait Page
This project offers the opportunity for Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders living in Victoria to create and publish their own online content. There is a Victorian emphasis, but you'll also find links and up-to-date information about indigenous populations all around the world.

Comprehensive site that offers both sides of the abortion argument.

ACTA - Australian Council of TESOL Associations

Active Sydney Site for social change agents and organisations, e.g. campaigns for forests, mental health or youth issues." We believe that connections need to be made across all these issues for a more sustainable society. We can gain strength by sharing ideas, inspiration, news and resources." This site aims to provide alternative news and views, including reports and pictures of events not covered by the mainstream media and raves about current campaigns and social change.

Adventures from the Book of Virtues
Stories to help children to understand the virtues, including courage, faith, honesty, genorosity, friendship and others. See the stories for links to 2-3 traditional stories under each topic, including discussion material.

AFSSSE - Australian Federation of Societies for Studies of Society and Environment
This web site was designed to establish and on-line professional community, to encourage the sharing of ideas between professional colleagues and to communicate with a wider audience.

Homepage for the United Nations International Year of Older Persons has infomration on aspects of ageing. Information is given about the ageing of the world's population, social effects and policy issues.

ALEA - Australian Literacy Educators' Association

All Biz: the All Business Network
All Biz: the All Business Network. This U.S. site is an internet directory for business information, including career opportunities in various sectors.

Amanakaa Amazon Network
AMANAKA'A AMAZON NETWORK: Yanomami Background A page of historical information about the Yanomami, who live in the Northern Amazon and have been subjected to harsh treatment through contact with invaders. Threatened cultures, Indigenous peoples, Rainforest, Living conditions.

Amazon: Saving the
World Wildlife Fund's Saving the Amazon website provides information about the Amazon, background information about biodiversity and links to online resources. Rainforests, wilderness areas, rivers, ecosystems.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry This site is designed to serve AACAP Members, Parents and Families. Information is provided as a public service to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect children & adolescents at any given time in the United States. Fact sheets, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information. VCE psychology.

American Lung Association
Comprehensive resource for information and education about asthma, smoking, air quality & lung disease.

American Psychological Association Psychology - professional organisation, education, research. Therapy / treatment of psychological disorders, current issues in psychology.Searchable database of fact sheets & references.

Amnesty International
Amnesty International Online, human rights page has up to date information related to human rights world wide. Refugees, civil rights. "Amnesty International campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances"; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups."

Amnesty International Australia "Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who work through international action to prevent some of the most serious human rights violations by governments and other political groups."
Amnesty International services include: • a speaker’s team on Amnesty and human rights issues • a video library • publications • a CD-ROM about amnesty, designed specifically for secondary students • teachers resource material on Amnesty International and human rights, including an international studies package, Universal, Inalienable and Indivisible.

Animal Liberation Victoria
"Animal Liberation-campaigning for the right of all animals to lives free from suffering and abuse by means of non-violent direct action, education, lobbying and cooperative networking with animal rights organisations everywhere."

Animal Rights - Why Should it Concern Me?
This page has a useful rationale for animal rights, including an explanation of the meaning of animal rights, animal pain, human domination over animals, morality of vivisection, and other relevant issues.

Animals Australia
Site of a federation of groups dealing with most animal welfare and animal rights issues. The Australian Arm of ANZFAS - Australian and New Zealand Federation of Animal Societies. S: Animals - care & protection

Anorexia: American Anorexia Bulimia Association
A national, nonprofit organization for preventing and treating eating disorders. Contains practical information for sufferers, parents and friends. Includes a bibliography on anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating and contact information of the organization. Subjects: eating disorders

Developed by the ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee of Queensland, the site provides access to a range of educational resources designed to assist students to better understand the sacrifices made by the brave young men who landed at Gallipoli and those who followed their example in later conflicts. The site contains: An Introduction to ANZAC Day for Early Childhood; The ANZAC Experience: Investigating Australians' Battlefields Experiences in World War 1; A is for ANZAC; Maps; Traditions, Facts and Folklore; and The ANZAC quiz.


APEC Study Centre - Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation
"Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a unique international forum composed of 18 member economies of diverse cultural heritage and varying levels of economic development." At the site you can find newsletters and other publications about APEC's activities.

Appalachian Voices A nonprofit organisation committed to protecting eastern forests by working to control air pollution in fragile ecosystems, fight proliferation of wood chip mills, strip mining, mountaintop removal, and commercial logging on public lands. Contains a report on air pollution in National Parks. Subjects: forests and forestry | environment

Architecture Through The Ages
Site offers a brief outline, including a glossary of the architecture of Ancient Egypt -4000 B.C. to 300 A.D. / Renaissance -1400 A.D. to 1600 A.D. / Greek and Roman -4000 B.C. to 300 A.D. Baroque -1600 A.D. to 1740 A.D. / Byzantine Architecture -330 A.D. to 1000 A.D./Romanesque and Gothicm -1000 A.D. to 1400 A.D./ Modern -1760 A.D. to Present . Includes a glossary and glossary. Photo Album

Arthritis Foundation of Australia Arthritis Foundation of Australia provides care, education and research for people with musculo-skeletal disease. The site informs about the history of the organisation, and provides contact details for its affiliates.

Arthritis National Research Foundation The foundation provides funding for research into the prevention, treatment and cure of arthritis and related rheumatic diseases. The site offers information on latest research, a newsletter, grants' information, press releases, and links to related sites.

ASCD is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan education association committed to teaching and learning for the success of all learners. ASCD provides professional development in curriculum and supervision; promotes educational equity for all students; and provides education information services.

Asia Education Foundation
The Asia Education Foundation offers professional development through the program, Including the Studies of Asia in the Primary and Secondary Curriculum and through the Access Asia Network. A two-day conference, Teaching about Asia in Victorian Schools is held annually. The AEF has produced a series of books called Access Asia suitable for primary and secondary schools. The Studies of Asia: A Statement for Australian Schools is used as a basis for developing and integrating Studies of Asia across the curriculum.

Asia Source
Comprehensive stories and links to information concerning Asia. Current affairs and issues, arts and culture, language and news. AsiaSource is an online resource developed by the Asia Society to meet the need for timely, reliable, unbiased information and assistance regarding the cultural, economic, social, historical, and political dimensions of Asia. The site has links to maps, statistics, daily news coverage, country profiles, an Asia experts database and other resources.

Association of Independent Schools, Victoria Schools, professional development for teachers.

Association of Music Educators Victoria (aMuse) The subject association for Victorian teachers of music.

Association of School Councils in Victoria Incorporated (ASCIV)

Asthma Foundation, The Information for people with asthma, their carers and the general public. Including information on how to reduce allergens in the home.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the tenth mission of the space shuttle Endeavour and discover the astronauts' amazing personal stories, learn how astronauts perform routine daily functions, eating, sleeping, washing, etc. and follow a timeline illustrating mission milestones and goals. Space Exploration.

Athletics Victoria on the Web
The mission of Athletics Victoria is to, "encourage, improve, promote, manage and control Athletics in Victoria." On this site you can join a club, find results or find out what events are happening around Victoria.

.au Domain Administration
"A non-profit company, formed in April 1999 as the Internet industry self-regulatory body for the .au namespace (Internet domains that end in au). Resources on the site include a guide to the .au domain space and information on keeping Aunic records up-to-date, policy documents about the domain names licensing arrangements and administration, auDA Board meetings' papers, and news." Computers, Internet, Information Technology.


Ausdance "Australia's professional dance organisation for dancers, choreographers, directors, writers, artists, students and the general public."

Aussie School House
"Aussie School House is a part of the Global SchoolHouse community, and designed as a virtual meeting place where people of all ages and backgrounds can build communities, collaborate, interact, develop, publish and discover resources.

Australasian Teleconferencing Association Conference Papers on critical success factors in instructional videoconferencing (Crosisca) and teleconferencing trends (Daunt)

Australia in 1914
This brief introduction to Australia on the eve of war in 1914 is a tight synopsis of the Introduction to the very highly recommended one-volume history of the Australian fighting services in the First World War, "Anzac to Amiens" by C.E.W.Bean, who was Official War Historian. (5th edition, 1968, Canberra, AWM.) It discusses the history of Australia at the point of joining the First Wold War.

Australian Academy of Science
The objects of the Academy are to promote science through a range of activities. It has defined five major program areas. They are: recognition of outstanding contributions to science; education and public awareness; science policy ; international relations; science and industry.

Australian Association for the Teaching of English Professional association for English teachers. Projects, research, professional development, journal, links.

Australian Catholic University

Australian Centre for Youth Literature
"By the year 2002 the Australian Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria will be nationally and internationally recognised as the catalyst for creating the readers and writers of the future through the promotion of Australian and other literature for and by young people."

Australian Coaching Council The Australian Coaching Council (ACC) is responsible for the coordination of sports coaching development in Australia and the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme. Standards, contacts, links.

Australian Constitution Fact Sheets
"The InfoSheets produced by the Constitutional Centenary Foundation are designed to provide basic information about the Australian constitutional system in an accessible form. The sheets are intended for use both as a reference and as an aid to understanding and forming a view on current issues for the Australian constitutional system. "

Australian Consumers’ Association The ACA provides information and advice on goods, services, health and personal finances to help maintain and enhance the quality of life for consumers. Services include:

Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) A national, professional association group which has members in each state.

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)
Mary Wilson
Executive Officer
GPO BOx 412C
Melbourne,VIC 3001
Phone: (03) 9686 4611 Fax: (03) 9686 4622

Australian Council of Trades Unions Website of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. Includes Work Site for secondary students: History @ work in Australia in decades, Words @ work. Industrial relations, employment, working conditions, workplace issues.

Australian Curriculum Studies Association

Australian Dairy Corporation. Australian Dairy Corporation. Australian dairy products, dairy industry facts and figures, nutrition news, publications, links & recipes. S: Dairy foods, farming, cattle.

Australian Dairy Corporation (ADC), The Australian Dairy Corporation provides teachers and students with nutrition education and dairy industry information. Resources are available in print, video and poster format. Health and nutrition information is also available on the ADC homepage. Catalogues are sent to all schools so teachers can order class sets annually. A small charge applies. The Dairy Foods Advisory Bureau can answer enquiries regarding health, nutrition, and the dairy industry. Resources are free to students accessing the Bureau by mail.

Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation
"This Charter for Drug Law Reform, also endorsed by the Australian Parliamentary Group for Drug Law Reform, seeks to encourage a more rational, tolerant and humanitarian approach to the problems created by drugs and drug use in Australia."

Australian Film, Television and Radio School

Australian Food & Grocery Council
The AFGC represents the nation’s largest manufacturing sector: Australia’s food, drink and grocery product industry. This site includes facts on trade & economy, regulations, biotechnology, nutrition, food safety, processing & the environment.

Australian Gas Industry Home Page
Information about the Australian Gas Industry, including gas fact sheets and material for schools and education.

Australian Health Promoting Schools Association

Australian Kidney Foundation The Australian Kidney Foundation conducts a broad-based education program for patients, for potential organ donors, for medical practitioners, for the general community and for school students. The site includes the National Renal Resource Centre, with fact sheets on many aspects of kidney disease. S: Kidney disease, organ donation

Australian Labor Party – Victorian Branch (ALP) The ALP, Australia’s oldest political party, has a range of federal and state policies and other information relevant to students. Students taking courses in social sciences, humanities, citizenship and government can obtain information by phoning the number below or by accessing the ALP homepage on the Internet.

Australian Light Horse Association Personal anecdotes and information about famous battles the Australian Light Horse participated in during the Boer War, World War 1 and World War 2.

Australian Literacy Federation

Australian Local Government Association Civics Site

Australian Natural Gas Industry
All about the Gas Industry in Australia, including fact sheets for schools.

Australian Network for Arts and Technology - ANAT
"The role of ANAT is to advocate, support and promote the arts and artists in the interaction between art, technology and science, nationally and internationally."

Australian Network on Built-Environmental Accessibility & Amenity.
Australian Network on Built-Environmental Accessibility & Amenity. ANBEAA serves the built-environmental rights, interest, needs and aspirations of persons with a disability, including the aged and people with injuries or illness; individuals and organisations who seek built environments that are more accessible and have greater amenity; consultants and advisors such as urban designers, architects and other building designers, building surveyors, access consultants, industrial designers, ergonomists and occupational therapists; S: Disabled, aged.

Australian Paralympic Committee
In 2000 the Paralympic (Parallel Olympics), will be held after the Olympic Games from the 19th -29th October. The Paralympic Committee site has information about the events, the history of the games and profiles of the athletes.

Australian Principals Associations Professional Development Council
"The APAPDC is a significant new development in Australian education, and its activities should lead to an ongoing, higher profile for principals' associations. This includes a more important role for them as professionals in quality control of principals' professional development activities and in the further development of exemplary leadership in Australian schools."

Australian Red Cross
Red Cross services in Victoria: youth & education activities, first aid, fund raising, disaster relief, the blood bank, international humanitarian law.

Australian Red Cross Coordination Centre for Organ and Tissue Donation NSW/ACT Facts, information and statistics about organ donation.

Australian Republican Movement
These pages take you through the republic debate in Australia - the issues and the facts, party policies, speeches, and provides comprehensive information about the development of the debate through to the 1998 Constitutional Convention. Site includes information about the campaign advocating a YES vote at the 1999 republic referendum. S: Australia - Politics & government, lobby groups, political parties.

Australian Society for Music Education "The purpose of ASME is to encourage and advance music education at all levels as an integral part of general education and community life, and as a profession within the broad field of music."

Australian Stock Exchange
Visit the world of stocks and shares and play the School's Sharemarket Game. Hit the Simulated Trading Link on the front page and find out all about the School's Sharemarket Game.

Australian Studies, National Centre for
The Centre based at Monash University conducts research and teaching programs in Australian Studies as well as a range of exciting on-line projects in Australian culture, literature and geography.

Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers
"If you want to act in a "hands-on" way to preserve the environment, then the ATCV, the "Working Conservationists" have a wide range of projects for your involvement. From pristine beaches to the Alpine snow fields, urban parks or the rugged Australian outback, you can act to protect endangered flora and fauna, plant trees or restore historic buildings." S: Conservation

Australian Vegetarian Society Homepage Lists the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, including a list of vegetarian restaurants and a vegetarian shopping guide which displays the Approved by the Vegetarian Society logo.

Australian Vocational Education & Training Research
Australian Vocational Education & Training Research. AVETRA "Australia's only national, independent association for research in vocational education and training, brings together research stakeholders and researchers from the TAFE, university, industry and government sectors." Conferences, news, publications.S: Vocational education.

Australian Writer's Guild
The Australian Writers' Guild is a professional association for writers in the areas of television, radio, screen and stage. Its aims and objectives are to promote and protect the professional interests of originators and adaptors of written material in Australia."

Australians for a Constitutional Monarchy


BBC (British Broadcasing Corporation)

Bendigo Regional Arts Centre

Berkely Drosophila Genome Cente
"The goal of the Drosophila Genome Center is to sequence the euchromatic genome of Drosophila melanogaster or fruit fly. In addition, it provides a biologically annotated sequence of the genome. " The site provides news items related to genetics and genetic engineering research. VCE Biology

Beyond Information Gathering
Good research begins with good questions. "Part of the Ausie Schoolhouse website, this resource has been developed to assist teachers in their planning of thinking activities in the classroom. It promotes problem-based learning in an information rich environment - the Internet, and features teaching strategies to encourage creative and critical thinking, and ideas to actively involve children in their learning." Includes section on Federation of Australia, Olympic Questions, Being an Aussie, Family and information on Plagiarism.

Biographie Net
This site claims to have "8202 biographies - 4212 biographies in english." Many of these are via links to www sites. The range of people covered seems comprehensive, but there doesn't seem to be a 'browse' facility.

Birds: The Life of - from David Attenborough
From PBS, the site related to the excellent TV series. Includes evolution, bird brains, champion birds, parenthood, bird song and links to related sites.

Braces - Yo! It's Time to Get Braces
Read stories, interviews, and lots of advice about orthodontic braces at this Thinkquest Junior award winning site. Developed with the help of over 20 orthodontists and dental specialists, it was created by a team of three fifth graders from P.S. 56 in Richmond Hill, New York. This is a site kids and their parents will enjoy.

Brotherhood of St Laurence
"The Brotherhood is an advocate for social justice and offers direct assistance to people in need by providing employment programs, care for the aged and infirm, family support services, material aid and shelter for displaced people in our community." There is a collection of material here on the Brotherhood's activities, including media releases, speeches and presenations and information about their Social Action and Research Division.

"This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures. " Comprehensive and interesting site that is devoted to "shameless promotion of insect appreciation". Includes photos and descriptions, articles about the history of insects and their interaction with human cultures. Includes an annotated list of links to other insect sites.

Bumblebee pages
Information about bumblebees including their lifecycle and anatomy along with photos and diagrams. Provided are methods of marking and measuring the bee, a FAQ, and details on six species common to North East Scotland. Also included is information about the economic importance of this insect. Additionally, there is a bibliography and related links page. Insects.

Bushwalking in Australia Bushwalking organisations in all states.

Butterflies at the Field Museum
Colourful and comprehensive site offering information about butterflies, their habitats, life cycle and more. Insects, animals.

Butterflies: Where do Butterflies Come From?
Lifecycle of the butterfly. Craft activity to illustrate the 4 stages in life cycle.


Camels: the A-Z of
"To appreciate the unique contribution that the Arabian camel has made to the people and history of desert lands, here's a comprehensive fact-pack on the special characteristics, body structure and behaviour patterns of this amazing creature. " Desert animals, adaptations, animal biology.

Campaign to Ban Genetically Engineered Food
This European campaign site includes many pages of information, news & research on the genetic engineering of food products, crops, etc. Useful for VCE Biology. S: Biotechnology, gene technology, agriculture.

Care Australia Care Australia is one of Australia's largest overseas aid organisations, providing humanitarian assistance in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, with a particular focus on women and children.

Centre for Adolescent Health

Centre for Research and Teaching in Civics

CERES - Community Environmental Park

Cetacea: Whale Species
Comprehensive information about species of whale. Includes frequently asked questions, glossary . Whales, dolphins, porpoises and links to related sites.

CFA Brigades on the Net
Links to CFA brigades all around Victoria, as well as the CFA Home Page.

ChemCenter American Chemistry Society site. Careers, conferences, databases, news, educational resources.

Child Labour: Global March
This site offers statistics about child labour, press clippings and individual stories from children in many countries. Includes stories of child soldiers, girl child labour and child labour in particular industries. Child labour, child abuse, poverty, children - care and health.

Child Labour: New Internationalist
This magazine has some sections of the issue online, including a goof facts section, and articles relating to child labour. Child abuse, children - care and health, slavery, poverty.

Children's Book Council of Australia
"The main objective of the Children's Book Council is the encouragement of children's reading. The site provides information about the Council's activities, programs and events, including the Children's Book Week, the Children's Book of the Year Awards, and national conferences. Links to the States/Territories branches and related sites are also available."

Chinese Calligraphy
This Thinkquest student designed site contains information on the tools used by a calligrapher, how to form the characters, and how the characters represent words. We have also included facts about China.

Chineselinx - Chinese Language Teachers of Victoria

Christianity Religion
"All aspects, as viewed from conservative & liberal perspectives" From the Religious Tolerance site. Contains an overview and selected articles and links.

Cipher Electronic newsletter of the Technical Committee on Security & Privacy, Computer Society of the I.E.E.E.

Circus Oz
All about the world famous Circus Oz, one of Australia's most exciting performing arts organisations.

Citing Electronic Resources - IPL FARQ
From the Internet Public Library. "Many people want to know how to cite information that they find on the Internet in school papers, theses, reports, etc. There is no definitive answer, but many people have made suggestions. Here are some places to go for recommended electronic information citation guides." Bibliographies, referencing. Links to related sites to choose the style that suits you.

CitySearch - Melbourne CitySearch is new site all about Melbourne. Up-dated daily, or more often, it has information about what to do and where to go in Melbourne. There is information on education, entertainment, community, sports and news. A great guide to Melbourne for newcomers, and an excellent resource for residents.

Civil Rights
This site provides excellent information about United States civil rights organizations. The Library includes extensive information on hate crimes and affirmative action as well as issues of their quarterly publication, Civil Rights Monitor.

Clean Up Australia Campaign Waste management, pollution.

Australian Academy of Science Nova site examines the benefits and risks of the development of cloning techniques. Contains glossary, activities and links to related sites. Genetic engineering.

Commonwealth, The
A guide to the Commonwealth, including members and history.

Community Aid Abroad Community Aid Abroad : Australian organisation aiming to promote social justice and human rights through the funding of development projects overseas and in Aboriginal Australia, and through campaigning, education and advocacy. Current international emergencies. work.

Community Biodiversity Network "The Australian Community Biodiversity Network is a non-government, community-based network of organisations acting to encourage and catalyse community involvement in biodiversity conservation."

Compendium of Common Knowledge
Everyday life in Elizabethan England; perfect for those teaching the late Renaissance. History.

Computer Pals Across the World (CPAW) "Computer Pals Across the World (CPAW) is a non profit global educational electronic network founded in provide opportunities for people in educational and community institutions to share their experiences, ideas and knowledge in a variety of collaborative learning environments to enhance global understanding. It is operated and managed in over twenty countries by dedicated educators and citizens who donate their voluntary services and expertise."

Computers in Education Group of Victoria (CEGV)
"The Computing in Education Group of Victoria is a professional association of teachers who use computers in educational settings. It is the only association that actively promotes and supports computer use for teaching and learning in all subject areas and at all levels - kindergarten, primary, junior and middle school secondary, VCE and tertiary. "

Consumer's Association of Victoria
The Consumers Association of Victoria is actively involved in protecting the interests of Victorian consumers."

Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation "A united Australia which respects this land of ours; values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander heritage; and provides justice and equity for all." This is the Official site of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation. Aims, background, Conciliation Convention, news. Aborigines of Australia.

Council for Aboriginal Reconcilitation

Council on the Ageing (Victoria) Council on the Ageing & Aged Services Network. There is a separate COTA in each state and territory. COTA Victoria began in 1951, and is an independent body run by and for older people in the community, promoting social justice and the wellbeing of all older people.

CSIRO Double Helix Science Club Science news, activities, discussion.


Dance Resources
A comprehensive directory for dance information, this site provides annotated links about performance, history, African dance, ballet, choreographers, composers, health and safety as well as containing publications and other links.

Deakin University

Death: An Inquiry into Man's Mortal Weakness
A ThinkQuest site. "Broad, shallow exploration of death, including demographics; murder and murderers; death on a massive scale; death penalty; unusual ways people die; suicide; euthanasia; near death experiences; biological causes of death; genetic selection; statistics; responses to death (by individuals and in the arts and literature); burial customs and beliefs about death (by culture); organ donation; ghosts; reincarnation; grieving; beliefs about the afterlife; cemeteries; decomposition; post-mortems; famous last words; and obituaries." Includes teacher tips, FAQs, a glossary and quotations.

Decoding Nazi Secrets
".. the companion Web site to "Decoding Nazi Secrets," a two-hour NOVA special that chronicles how the Allies succeded in cracking the infamous German message-coding machine, the Enigma." Includes teacher resources and interesting activities relating to codes, ciphers. Also a section about security relating to the internet and credit cards. Good for problem solving activities.

Diamonds in the Rough
This Thinkquest site gives comprehensive information about diamonds. How they are formed, what they are used for, famous diamonds and lots more. Geology, gems stones, mining.

Digital Education Resource Centre (DERC) An innovation of the Goulbourn North-East Region, the DERC, " a library of the latest innovation and best practice for students, staff and educational leaders which is now available to all Goulburn North-Eastern schools....It will feature a detailed calendar of all the up to date events around the region including specific details about activities."

Disability Information Victoria
News, events, services and information, including a section on services for students with disabilities.

Disaster Relief
"The Disaster Relief website is a cooperative effort between the American Red Cross, CNN Interactive and IBM. Our mission is to help disaster victims and the disaster relief community worldwide by facilitating the exchange of information on the Internet. " Site offers links to other support agencies. This comprehensive site also offers help getting in touch with disaster victums, disaster preparations. Earthquake, volcanoes, hurricanes, war (East Timor ).

Discovery Room Online
From the Carnegie Museum this site for junior students has information about dinosaurs, giving students the role of detective to help solve mysteries in the museum. Dinosaur quiz, and other activities. Also has a good section about beetles.

Drug Arm - Drug Awareness and Relief Movement
"DRUG-ARM (Drug Awareness and Relief Movement) is a non-government, non-profit, Queensland based organisation committed to the promotion of a healthy lifestyle without the use of unnecessary drugs." The site includes statistics and information, and a glossary of drugs.

Drug Hit
From the Australian Drug Foundation, Drug Hit is a great collection of information and resources for students about drugs and drug use.

From the Australian Drug Foundation, drug education resources for teachers.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme


E-Commerce: Online Australia Themepage
Information about E-Commerce in Australia. Search engines and other tools let you use the Internet to find the products you need. Online Australia events, resources, and news for the theme 'E-commerce' are listed on this site. Business management, computer technology.

E-Commerce: Top 25 sites e-Commerce sites - the E-Files
EBuzz presents this index of the best Websites for information about e-Commerce. The sites are annotated and include resources from academic, research, and specialized organizations. Updated regularly. Useful for VCE business management and economics, computer technology.

e-MATH Home Page "e-MATH is the WWW site of the American Mathematical Society, serving as a resource for information of interest to mathematicians all over the world. The goal of e-MATH is to disseminate information about the AMS and its policy, to provide access to mathematical literature, and to provide access to mathematical information and services. "

Earthquakes: SCEC Education Module
From the Southern California Earthquake Centre. "This SCEC educational module has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to interactively investigate the nature of earthquakes. The module has been divided into three major subject sections, "What is an Earthquake?", "The Distribution of Earthquakes", and "Measuring Shaking". Each section presents background material and interactive learning activities allowing students to understand such characteristics of earthquakes as their associated faults, rates of occurrence, magnitudes, and geographic distribution."


East Timor Human Rights Centre
This human rights organization was established to promote and protect human rights in East Timor, a former Portuguese colony annexed by Indonesia. This site is especially relevant due to East Timor's violent upheaval resulting from an August 1999 referendum for independence. There are media releases and current information about human rights violations with urgent action recommendations to write, fax, or e-mail protest letters to the Indonesian government as well as the government of the person reading the recommendations. Also included is photographic documentation of ongoing torture and links to major human rights organizations and background information on East Timor. Subjects: indonesia | human rights

Electricity Supply Association

Electronic Commerce Modeling Language (ECML)
"The Electronic Commerce Modeling Language (ECML) provides a simple set of guidelines for web merchants that will enable digital wallets from multiple vendors to automate the exchange of information between users and merchants. The end-result is that more consumers will find shopping on the web to be easy and compelling. " This article discusses the advantages of this new technology for those wishing to do business on the net. E-commerce.

Electronic Journal of Science Education
Electronic Journal of Science Education. Journal for Science educators. "Sharing of science education information via the World Wide Web. Using communications technology, information and research related to science education issues, K-16, are addressed." Lesson plans based on inquiry learning approach. Engagement, Exploration, Explanation, Elaboration and Evaluation

Encyclopedia Mythica
The site contains thousands of articles on players and places from the mythology of more than 25 cultures, including Greek, Roman, Norse, and Native American, plus sections on the Arthurian Legend and Folklore.

Endangered Species 2000
This Thinkquest site covers the issue of endangered and threatened species.

Endangered Species of the Next Millenium: ES 2000
Excellent student created Think Quest site that explores all aspects of endangered species. Includes good background information and a comprehensive alphabetical listing of animals in danger world wide.

Entre World
"Intellectual property—ideas, designs, inventions and phrases, from company names to software code—constitutes the new economy's wealth. As entrepreneurs seek to commercialize their knowledge and technology, protection and privacy issues take on increasing importance." This site gives information for the small business manager, including a glossary and academic materials.

Enviro Heath Link
Site by Johns Hopkins University, Environhealth Link examines the link between health and our environment. "The Web masters ponder questions such as, Why are so many children becoming asthmatic? What can we do today to assure that our tomorrows are safe? The site presents practical ways for teachers to help better our environmental situation through specially designed lesson plans on topics like air, food, radiation, and water. Aimed toward middle- and high-school students, Environhealth Link is updated every couple months with the latest information on issues related to environmental health sciences. Link-loving teachers will appreciate the plethora of Web sites suggested by the Environhealth Link experts on the environment, health, science, and other broad topics."

Environment Literacy Council
Environment Literacy Council is a non-profit organisation established to bring together scientists, economists, educators and others to inform about environmental education. The site contains comprehensive information on environmental issues under these headings - Air / Water / Forests / Climate / Food / Biodiversity / Energy / Population / Waste / Economics / Risk.

Environmental Defender's Offices of Australia The EDO Network consists of nine independently constituted and managed community environmental legal centres spread across Australia. Each EDO office is dedicated to protecting the environment in the public interest. Conservation, pollution., law.

Epidemic! A Fred Friendly Seminar
"This site is designed to accompany a PBS TV program of the same name. It includes a quiz and an essay that looks at the different ways humans are exposed to microbes, causes of infection and how microbes travel throughout populations during epidemics. The site also examines how humans can prevent the spread of infectious disease. "

Europe European Travel Commission pages to assist planning for travel in Europe. Information about each country - tourist attractions, major events, regions, etc. The coming of the Euro. Planning tips.

Evergreen Project Adventures
From the Missouri Botanic Gardens, a project based website that provides environmental resources for teachers and students. The section 'What's it like where you live?' includes information aboout rainforests, tundra, deserts, temperate, grasslands and taiga. The 'Partners for Growing" section includes student activities and links for plant studies.

"Experimedia symbolises the commitment made by the State Library of Victoria to a continuing process of creative experimentation with new forms of media inspired by the Library's collection. "

Explorers Theme Page
Links to educational links related to exlporers and exploration. Includes teacher information, lesson plans and general sites. From Community Learning Network.

Exploring the Tropics
This comprehensive Missouri Botanical Gardens page has descriptions of rainforests, adaptation, plant animal interaction, biological diversity, economic plants, people of the rainforest, destruction and actions to save the rainforest. Environmental issues,


Faces of Lung Cancer
Facts and figures, personal accounts and more information about lung cancer. Lung cancer is the largest number of deaths in women in the USA. The site is American, but the details are universal. Disease.

Family Studies, Australian Institute of "The Australian Institute of Family Studies was established in 1980 to promote the identification and understanding of factors affecting family stability and well being in Australia."

Federation Online resources to support the ABC's three part series on the history of Federation.

Federation of Education Unions of Australia
Federation of Education Unions of Australia. This organisation incorporates Australian Education Union, Independent Education Union, National Tertiary Education Union, Australian Health & Education Industry Centre & FEU Information Centre. Information about all of the Education Unions of Australia in both the government and non-government sector, in primary schools, secondary schools, and tertiary education.

Female Genital Mutilation Education and Networking Project
Information on the practice of genital mutilation, including male and female. Women, treatment of girls, health issues, traditional cultures, rites of passage.

First Fleet Fellowship
The story of the First Fleet, with pictures & information about the ships, provisions & supplies. S: Australia - history, transportation, convicts.

Fitzroy Legal Service As one of Australia's first Community Legal Centres the Fitzroy Legal Service has had a significant history, in the delivery and development of Legal Aid in Australia. Serving its local community since 1972 the service has been involved in a number of community based activities relating to the law, these include: offering Legal Advice to citizens, taking part in Law Reform and Community Legal Education and managing Casework

Five Strategies for Integrating the Internet into the Curriculum
Presented by the American Library Association, this site has comprehensive discussions of using the internet to enhance the curriculum. It includes section on - Using technology to teach information literacy, using a webquest, teaching students to use computer applications, joining a telecollaborative project and looking at what other educators are doing. Information skills, technology.

Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations "Since its inception, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security - the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life. The Organization offers direct development assistance, collects, analyses and disseminates information, provides policy and planning advice to governments and acts as an international forum for debate on food and agriculture issues."

Food Safety: Campaign for
From the Pure Food Campaign this site offers articles and news related to food production, genetically modified foods and other issues. "Non-profit, public interest organization dedicated to building a healthy, safe, and sustainable system of food production and consumption in the US and the world. The PFC's primary strategy is to help build a national and international consumer /farmer/labor/ progressive retailer boycott of genetically engineered and chemically contaminated foods and crops. "

Foodscience Australia
A joint venture of the CSIRO and the Australian Food Industry Science Centre (AFISC), this site is designed for both the general public, and the food industry with a range of information about food science and safety.

Forestry Australia - National Association of Forest Industries Ltd (NAFI)
The National Association of Forest Industries Internet site contains news, information and opinions on Australia’s forests. It features industry media releases, articles, newsletters, speeches and reports. A forest facts and statistics section covers a wide range of forest and forestry topics. Students are catered for in the K–12 section. Timber workers, Harry and Sal, conduct an on-line global Timber Talk, and provide timber tips.

Free the Children
Site dedicated to providing information about child labour, child abuse world wide.


Gene Letter
The Gene Letter provides useful articles on technical aspects of genetics, genetic engineering, gene therapy, eugenics, cloning, legal issues, patenting and recent issues. Back issues of the on-line magazine can be viewed and the site has a local search engine.

Genetic Engineering Guide for Kids by Tiki the Penguin
Comprehensive and easily understood explaination of genetic engineering. Site includes graphics and is written in language suitable for young students. Explains the possible environmental effects that gaentic engineering may cause. Genetics, biology, technology.

Geography Teacher's Association of Victoria (GTAV)

Germanlinx - Linking Victorian Students and Teachers of German

Global Forest Watch GFW is designed to provide comprehensive information on logging, mining, and other development activities within and around frontier forests as, or before, it happens. Part of the World Resources Institute. Conservation.

Global Villiage Forum
"An International Year for the Culture of Peace initiative of the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW Division). The site provides information about the United Nations system, and promotes the values necessary for a culture of peace. Visitors can find out what is happening on UN Days and link up with other like-minded people and organizations." The site includes a very interesting piece of writing about the state of the orlds' population.

Global Warming: Focus on the Future
This Environmental Defence Fund site includes facts & statistics and strategies for individuals, business & government to reduce damage to the environment. S: Conservation, energy, Greenhouse Effect.

Gould League Environmental education. The Gould League offers a wide range of programs, online materials and resources related to waste minimisation including recycling, composting, litter education and wormeries.

"Transport has been identified as the fastest growing source of global CO2 emissions. The 'Greenfleet' project has been developed to assist with the implementation of the necessary cultural changes for Australia to adopt the principles and technologies that will lead to sustainable transport, in other words, to 'Greening the Australian Transport Fleet'.

Greening Australia
Greening Australia works with the community and local, state and federal governments to protect remnant vegetation, protect biodiversity, repair and prevent land degradation, improve water quality, and provide habitat and food for native fauna. S: Conservation

Greenwork Greening Australia (NSW) Far North Coast & Environmental Training & Employment (Northern Rivers) Inc. Bush regeneration, rainforests, exotic plant control.

Guided Tour on Wind Energy Danish Wind Turbine Manufacturers' Association site. Wind energy resources, computing wind energy output, how a wind turbine works, etc.


Hate Crimes Today: An Age-old Foe in Modern Dress
From the American Psychologists Association, this article discusses issues related to violent crime. Includes who and why these crimes are committed, and covers topics racial, religious, gender-based and gay and lesbian attacks. Civil rights, law, psychology, race realtions, racism, violence and hate crimes.

Hate Watch
"HateWatch, is web based educational resource and organization that combats the growing and evolving threat of online bigotry. Originally a Harvard Law School library web page, this project soon grew too large and the need for a more activist orientated organization became apparent." The site has information about hate groups, racism, anti-gay and others. It offers assistance to victims of these groups. Links to homepages for hate groups is included for educational purposes. Teacher guidance recommended. Prejudice, anti - semetic, Klu Klux Klan, harrassment.

Henry Lawson: australian Writer
From the Australian Cultural Network, this site offers biographical information and discussion about the work of Henry Lawson. Author, poet.

Holocaust Survivors
Comprehensive and interesting site about the Holocaust. "Here we present history with a human face. Read the stories of the survivors. Hear them speak. Look at their family photographs. Consult our encyclopedia. Read a historical introduction to the Holocaust. Leave your thoughts or ask your questions on our discussion page. " History, Jews, Third Riech, Holocaust

Human Body: The Atlas of
Containing illustrations and summary text , this is an authoritative source for the basics of human anatomy produced by the American Medical Association and Emory University. Body parts and systems are each described separately, with labeled drawings. The section 'Specific Conditions' provides information on a wide range of diseases.

Human Rights Internet
This site is a gateway to web resources about human rights. "On the premise that accurate information is a precondition for the effective protection of human rights, HRI's primary role is to serve the information needs of international scholars, human rights activists, asylum lawyers, and other organizations via an extensive documentation centre and bcomputerized databases."

Hunger Site
U.S. site with information on world hunger & links to aid agencies. Through online advertising, this site coordinates contributions to United Nations World Food Program, the frontline UN organization fighting hunger and the world's largest food aid organization, working in 80 countries. When you click on the "Donate Free Food" button, the computer adds your food donation to the day's totals and sends you the "Thank You For Your Donation" page. This page shows you the name of the sponsor or sponsors who pay for your donation. There is absolutely no charge to you for the donation; it is fully paid for by the sponsors.

Hurricane: Miami Museum of Science
Site that explains how hurricanes, floods and weather instruments work. Meteorology, natural disasters. Offers a place to tell your story if you have survived a disaster, and readothers' tales.


I*EARN Australia "I*EARN Australia is teachers and students from all States and Territories in Australia and from around the world, trying to create low-cost, people centred, telecommunications models to demonstrate that elementary and secondary students can make a meaningful contribution to the health and welfare of our planet and its peoples. "

ICONnect: Getting Connected to Learning Using the Internet
From the American Association of School Librarians, this site was developed especially for school library media specialists, teachers and students, ICONnect offers anyone the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to navigate the Information Superhighway.

Industry Link
Industry Link is the national directory of Australian industry's educational resources. The information is classified by industry sector and by curriculum subject. There is a short synopsis of the contents of each document listed.

Comprehensive on-line community information for the City of Maribyrnong and surrounding areas.

Insect Zoo
A Smithsonian museum site with some great graphics/ videos. The insect zoo is ideal for students to visit though the text is only suitable for independent readers. The curriculum link has some excellent lesson plans for teachers of young students, particularly the music and literacy sections. Includes a glossary and excellent sections on the benefits and harmful effects of insects.

Insectarium of Victoria
From the "The Insectarium of Victoria specialises in providing unique activities and itineraries for students of all levels throughout Victoria. Day excursions include lessons at the Insectarium, documentary films, field trips into native forests to observe invertebrates, demonstrations on collecting methods and equipment, survey expeditions, aquatic invertebrate collecting and insect ecology tours. Itineraries are available for sessions of 90 minutes for stopover groups to two day invertebrate study camps. Teachers are welcome to select numerous topics they may want to see covered during their excursions. Teachers may contact the center for further details on the many excursion options available."

Institute for Energy & Environmental Research Database of articles, factsheets & opinion on nuclear issues - nuclear power, weapons, waste, radiation health & safety, uranium & plutonium, ozone depletion & climate change, alternative sources of energy.

Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Dedicated to conflict resolution and democratic societies, this group's site provides news, special reports, analysis, and media monitoring. Regions reported on include the Balkans, the Caucasus, other areas in Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. The Institute also covers the International Criminal Tribunal for the FormerYugoslavia at The Hague. This site includes numerous international, regional, human rights, and media links. Could be useful for VCE issues. S: Media, News, Journalism

International Peace Academy (IPA)
International Peace Academy (IPA) is an independent, non-partisan, international organisation dedicated to promoting the peaceful settlement of armed conflicts between and within states.


International Society for Technology in Education K-12 classroom teachers and administrators share effective methods for enhancing student learning through the use of new classroom technologies.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) A nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the improvement of education through computer-based technology.

Internet Anagram Server
Good fun site that gives ideas for anagrams and some topical ones, fun facts and FAQs. You can put in your own word or phrase to get some anagrams. Wordgames, word play, quizzes.


Jabiluka: The Issue
"This site aims to help you make sense of the debate over uranium mining at Jabiluka in the Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. " Comprehensive information about uranium mining, giving opposing views and includes an overview, Kakadu National Park, Global Environmental concerns, Aboriginal rights, and Economic issues.

Japan Forum
The Japan Forum has useful information about Japanese culture and daily life e.g. removing shoes, rice, bath, wrapping as well as Japanese language related information and sites. Also teacher information.

Japan Information Network
Comprehensive and easy to navigate site that covers many aspects required for the study of Japan. Links include: historic sights, traditional crafts, art, culture, pastimes, social trends, urbanization, education, sport, science, technology, statistics, regional information and economic data.

Japan: Regions and Cities
This site provides a clickable map of the prefectures of Japan. Once the prefecture appears, click on cities and towns whose web pages you can access for further information.

Japlinx - Japanese Language Teachers Association of Victoria


Kakadu: Australia's Ancient Wonderland
The Living Edens TV program has support information from the PBS organisation. The site has details of the seasons and wildlife and crocodilesat Kakadu National park. The uranium mining controversy is discussed. Classroom resources for teachers and students and other Web resources.

Kidsafe is the Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia an organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional death and injury of children. There is information on child safety in the home, the car and in the playground, as well as a list of emergency numbers nationally and information on the "Look Before You Leap", child safety campaign.

Koreanlinx - Korean Teachers of Victoria Association


Language Australia - National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia "Language Australia contributes, through research and professional development activities, to improving the quality and relevance of language and literacy education in keeping with the goals of State, Territory and Commonwealth language and literacy policies and Australia's economic, social and cultural needs."

LaTrobe University

Lawstuff - Australia
Searchable by state and then topic, this site contains "a whole bunch about legal rights for people under 18". Useful information for students on topics ranging from marriage, driving, housing, homosexuality and much more. Legal studies, rights.

Learning Difficulties: LD Online
"An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children" This site presents a information on the various types of learning disabilities and their treatments. Newcomers to LD issues will find the "ABC's of LD/ADD" clear and informative.

Lesson Stop Newsletter
Comprehensive site offering an archive of lesson plans for K-12 and over all CSF and VCE areas. You can also choose to subscribe to the fortnightly email .

Liberal Party of Australia The Liberal Party can supply students with an outline of the philosophy, history and structure of the Victorian Division of the Liberal Party. Policy documents can be requested. The Internet provides details of candidates in forthcoming elections. The Federal secretariat has established a homepage on to provide policy, candidate and membership information.

Librarians Information Online Network: LION
Librarians Information On-line Network has numerous useful links for the teacher librarian. Topics include: automation, cataloging, children's literature, issues in school librarianship and lesson plans.

Live Mathematics on the Web
A wealth of online mathematics resources, provided by The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers Inc., with provision to download the full live mathematics collection (in zipped form/520 KB ) for Mac and Windows. All files are free for educational purposes.


Mahatma Gandhi
This is the "greatest website on Mahatma Gandhi." It includes a collection of the Works, Life, Teachings, and Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The site includes many photographs, stories from Mahatma Gandhi's life and works, and related items. I particularly enjoyed the section of Epigrams or quotations from Gandhi on every topic known! Biographies, India - history, Leaders, Peace studies.

Malcolm X: a Research Site
Information about the former Nation of Islam activist and articulate spokesman for the concept of racial pride in the early 1960s. Included are a chronology of his life, a bibliography of his writings with some links to online texts, an annotated Webliography with links to other sites, and a study guide which provides a brief introduction to the life and ideas of this man whose birth name was Malcolm Little and Muslim name Malik Shabazz. Civil Rights, History of USA, Klu Klux Klan, Racism.

Many Faces, Many Places: a Resource Guide to Cultural Diversity in Children's Literature From Deakin University, this site provides both teaching and academic resources for approaching cultural diversity in children's literature, as well as interviews with authors, stories and picture books.

Mapping Theme Page
Find lesson plans and useful www sites related to mapping, longitude and latitude, maps and globes. From Community Learning Network.

Marsupial Society of Victoria
Under new legislation in Victoria some Australian native animals may be kept as pets. This group provides a range on information on the care of those marsupials which is is legal to keep as a companion animals as well as general information about Australian marsupials. There is also a guide to the law and native wildlife and a range of fact sheets about such animals as wombats, possums, kangaroos, wallabies and sugar gliders.

MAV Homepage Mathematical Association of Victoria. Problem solving, links, publications, curriculum resources.

Measurement in Sport - the Long and the Short of it
Measurement in Sport - the Long and the Short of it. "When the Olympic Games kick off in Sydney in September 2000, there will be many measures of success. Behind the scenes, a wide range of scientific and technological wizardry will be employed to ensure that those measures are as accurate as possible." Site includes a glossary and suggestions for class activities. Sports, Measurement, Maths.

Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade Home Page All about the MMFB, including fire safety information and public education campaigns.

Migraine Foundation of Australia The Migraine Foundation of Australia (or MFA) provides education programs, counselling and support for migraine sufferers. This site includes basic information about migraines - symptoms, frequency, treatment.

Minerals Council of Australia

Modern Masterworks: A Retrospective Look at the Art of the 20th century
"Modern Masterworks was developed to give people the knowledge and insight, so that they can more fully appreciate the art of the 20th century. " Includes details of artists, the movements - Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Expressionism, and the techniques used.

Monash University

Moon Lantern Festival - Friday 24th September 1999
"The Moon Lantern Festival is a traditional Vietnamese and Chinese festival to celebrate the annual harvest." From the City of Yarra.

Mothers for Natural Law Campaign against genetically engineered food. Arguments against genetic engineering in agriculture.

Mummies of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egyptian mummies: how they were made, beliefs in the afterlife.

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Australia A terrific site with an enormous amount of information about all forms of Muscular Dystrophy.


NASA Home Page

NASA News Today

National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP)
NCIP is the National Centre to Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media and Materials. "The National Center to Improve Practice seeks to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by promoting the effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among educators and related personnel serving these students."

National Council of Teachers of English
The US umbrella organisation for teachers of English.

National 'Excellence in Teaching' Awards
"The National 'Excellence in Teaching' Awards are the only national awards for school teachers in Australia and New Zealand which are based on the nomination of education consumers - school students and their parents."

National Geographic Society As you would expect from National Geographic this is a graphically intensive site, but definately worth a look if you have a fast connection or some patience. The informationa about space, wildlife, or the world is well presented and often wittily put together. An excellent resource for the geography component of the SOSE KLA.

National Hemophilia Foundation Haemophilia.

National Injury Surveillance Unit This site has been developed to provide wider access to published reports, datasets, and general information about injury in Australia.

National Party of Australia National Party homepage. Policies, members of parliament, branches, campaigns, news. Australia - political parties.

National Party of Australia - Victorian branch The National Party was formed to represent the interests of people living in rural areas of Australia and to ensure the future of rural Australia. Students and teachers may obtain copies of policy statements and documents by contacting the Victorian Secretariat or through the Internet. Federal policy, candidate and membership information is available on Feedback on federal topics is welcomed on the E-mail address. Speakers are available to visit schools.

National Schools Network
"The National SchoolsNetwork (NSN) is a network of educational groups committed to improving teaching and learning for all Australian students. The Network was set up co-operatively to support schools in 'rethinking' their existing work structures and practices in collaborative and innovative ways."

National Wildlife Federation U.S. conservation news, events, issues, environmental education.

NCVER - National Centre for Vocational Education Research
"The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) is Australia's principal research and evaluation organisation for the VET sector in Australia. It is an independent organisation responsible to a board of directors representing employers, unions, education and training organisations, government, and others with an interest in education and training."

Nelson Mandela - Biography
The officail ANC biography information about Nelson Mandela, Former President, African National Congress and Former President of South Africa . Aparthied, Racism, South Africa - Politics and Government.

Nobel Foundation
The official website of the Nobel foundation. The site includes background to the foundation, biography of Alfred Nobel, Nobel Prize winners & a museum & library.

Noise Pollution Clearinghouse
"The mission of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is to create more civil cities and more natural rural and wilderness areas by reducing noise pollution at the source." The site provides information about noise pollution from a variety of sources, health implications and the legal situation (not necessarily Australian), and has a search facility. Noise pollution, civil rights, legal studies.

North East Valley General Practice
The site provides health care information to the community, through their General Practictioner. It is a Victorian site and provides easy to read fact sheets on a wide range of diseases, conditions and health issues including immunisation. Includes annotated links to Australian health care organisations.

Nothin' But Net Basketball Australia's official homepage. Venues, news, teams, associations.

Nuclear Files
The Nuclear Files provides comprehensive coverage of the nuclear debate, and its political and ethical dilemmas. Find basic knowledge about fission and fusion. Review the early years of research and discovery. Includes a quiz and glossary. Some of the issue areas cover nuclear weapons accidents, the likelihood of an accidental nuclear war, the predicaments of nuclear strategy, nuclear policy making, and nuclear ethics, efforts of arms control and disarmament, the problems of nuclear proliferation as well as ballistic missile defense. Read important documents and treaties. Read the biographies of key scientists, politicians, and peace leaders, share their thoughts, and listen to their voices.


Olympic Movement, The The World Wide Web Home Page of the International Olympic Committee. The place to find out about the Olympic movement and the history of the Olympics.

Olympic Questions
This set of thought provoking questions on the Olympic Games is part of the Aussie Schoolhouse website. This resource has been developed to assist teachers in their planning of thinking activities in the classroom. It promotes problem-based learning in an information rich environment - the Internet, and features teaching strategies to encourage creative and critical thinking, and ideas to actively involve children in their learning.

One Day in Peace
One Day in Peace. Website for world peace, including an online picture story book in 21 languages. Links to peace organisations worldwide.

Online Dictionary Query
Easy to use dictionary. Enter the word and a list of responses is displayed without having to move from the page. From the DICT Development group.

Only a Matter of Opinion
Editorials, columns, and editorial cartoons are classified as opinion pieces. Only a Matter of Opinion? introduces opinion pieces, encouraging all to write and to draw their own after instruction and research. Comprehensive site that offers advice on how to write an opinionative piece that will be more effective.

Otways Ranges Environment Network
Otways Ranges Environment Network. This site raises some of the environmental issues related to logging in the Otways and forestes in general. It includes campaigns, news, events & official documents. S: Conservation, forests, rainforest.


Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party One Nation: policies, issues, news, membership, members of parliament. Political party - Australia.

People for Peace
People for Peace. Activities, stories, links to organisations working for world peace.


People on War
"People on War is a worldwide project that intends to increase awareness around the world of the rules that already exist for people's protection in wartime and to encourage discussion of humanitarian law in the context of modern-day conflict. It is designed to involve those who have experience of war. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the modern Geneva Conventions, the project has captured voices that stayed silent for many years." Interesting personal accounts and statistics about war. May be useful for VCE history.

PETA - Primary English Teaching Association

Physical Sciences Resource Centre (PSRC)
The Physical Sciences Resource Center is a project of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) . The PSRC provides teacher resources for the entire spectrum of learners. Includes a section on 'How things work', ideas for classroom activities, links, etc.

Picture Book Families
"An online exhibition of picture book illustrations. The images selected for this exhibition show the variety of ways the Australian family has been portrayed in picture books.The images also explore a number of issues such as homelessness or conflict resolution and offer examples of different mediums and techniques, visual literacy and illustrator information.

A major new multimedia and radio series about the new digital world. A 13-part radio series will be broadcast on Radio National and Radio Australia, and a large website provides a substantial multimedia component. The site contains transcripts and audio from the series, an original e-zine called The Platform, an interactive Virtual Lounge Room and more. The Pipeline is a co-production with Monash University. Interesting articles about the effect of the new digital technologies and their effect on our lives. Computer Technology, Telecommunications.

Planet Ark
This is an excellent environment site with information about how you can save the planet in your spare time. Want to know how? Well for a start you could download the free Planet Ark Earth Disk with lots of tips. If you have RealAudio you can even listen to Plant Ark NetRadio News. There is the latest environmental news and interviews, as well as lots of other information about saving the environment.

Plastics Resource Information on plastics & the environment from the American Plastics Council. Recycling & production.

Plays of William Shakespeare
"Welcome to the Electronic Literature Foundation's presentation of the Plays of William Shakespeare. Select the play you are interested in below. Each play has its own search engine, concordance, quotes, and other information. "

Population Action International
"Population Action International (PAI) is dedicated to advancing policies and programs that slow population growth in order to enhance the quality of life for all people. PAI advocates the expansion of voluntary family planning, other reproductive health services, and educational and economic opportunities for girls and women. " The site has a facts and figures section, and other information about over population.

Prayer for World Peace
Prayer for world peace. International nonsectarian movement for peace initiatives, affiliated with the Office of Communications and Public Information at the United Nations. The site includes links to many peace organisations & events. Level: Upper primary - Secondary

Puppetry Theme Page
From Community Learning Network, this theme page provides links to puppet related sites. Lots of tips and assistance on creating and using puppets, including free patterns, lessons on ventriloquism, and help on manipulations. From the educational side, there are lesson plans on using puppetry within language arts - for example within story telling and poetry.


R.S.L. Home Page
This is the Home Page of the Victorian Returned Services League, with information about the League, it's activities, including the Faces of War Global Classroom project. This site was created by students from Ararat Community College.

Rainforest Alliance Schoolhouse, The
"The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of tropical forests for the benefit of the global community. Our mission is to develop and promote economically viable and socially desirable alternatives to the destruction of this endangered, biologically diverse natural resource. We pursue this mission through education, research in the social and natural sciences, and the establishment of cooperative partnerships with businesses, governments, and local peoples."
Access to fact sheets, classroom material, US companies selling rainforest plants and seeds as well as films and videos.

Red Cross, Victoria, Australia Youth and Education Services provide curriculum materials and programs for students on the principles and work of Red Cross, focusing on the four International Youth goals: protection of life and health, community service, promotion of international friendship and learning about the principles and work of the International Red Cross. Junior Red Cross (JRC) operates in primary schools and the Student Community Involvement Program (SCIP) promotes community research and service for middle secondary students. JRC and SCIP are supported through quarterly newsletters and teacher professional development. A nominal membership fee is applicable.

Reference Links
Collection of links collated by the Dauphin County Library System (USA). It contains selected links under headings, and would be a useful site to bookmark.

Refugee Council of Australia
The factsheets in this site offer excellent explainations and definitions of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers. Also has links to related sites. On this site you will find information on a variety of issues relating to refugees and humanitarian entrants including information, analysis and statistics on Australia's refugee resettlement and asylum programs. You will also find commentary on areas of Government policy which affect both refugees and those who work with them.

Religious Tolerance
"We don't just promote one religion, we describe dozens of faith groups: from Asatru to Christianity to Wicca to Zoroastrianism. We cover new religious movements, including dangerous cults. We also describe other belief systems, like Agnosticism, Atheism and Humanism. We don't just explain controversial topics from one point of view; we describe all sides of of issues like abortion, physician assisted suicide, capital punishment, evolution and creation science, etc. We describe the many positive aspects of religion, as well as the negative ones. Our task is to provide to our readers accurate information and an appreciation of the wonderful diversity of religious beliefs in North America and around the world. Our goal is to help reduce religious hatred and promote tolerance of religious diversity." Site put together by 4 voluteers who are not affilliated with any faith, and come from different religious backgrounds.

Republic Debate, The
From The Australian newspaper group, the Republic debate as has been covered by the newspapers.

RMIT University
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University.

Royal Historical Society of Victoria Research facilities including library, photographs, etc. Programs, links. Australia - Victoria - history

Royal Melbourne Show
All about the show including events, maps, exhibits and results.

RSL Victoria
Returned and Services League Victorian Branch.

RSPCA Australia

Russell Drysdale 1912 - 81
"Russell Drysdale 1912-81 celebrates the works of one of Australia's most noted artists. This site provides a record of selected paintings and incorporates Drysdale's lesser known photographs. It explores his interpretations of national identity and culture at a time of tremendous social change in Australian history. " Artists - biography, works.


Safe Kids
The National SAFE KIDS Campaign’s mission is to prevent the number one killer of children — unintentional injury. Accident prevention, Safety, Children - Care and Health, Safety belts, Home safety.

School Libraries Online International Association of School Librarianship homepage. News, reviews, links.

School Library Association of Victoria (SLAV)
Mary Manning
Education Officer
217 Church Street
Richmond,VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9428 4173 Fax: (03) 9427 8270

Sea Turtles Survival League/ Caribbean Conservation
From the Caribbean Conservation Corporation in Florida (USA), this site has much information about the life of sea turtles and the threats to their environment. Work is being done to conserve these threatened reptile species.

Seal Rocks Sea Life Centre
Some useful information about seals, including a gallery of pictures, as well as information about Seal Rocks if you were interested in an excursion.

From the University of California, with this search facility you can search many publicly-available databases and other resources available to Internet users. SearchLight covers Sciences & Engineering, Social Sciences & Humanities. Students may require advanced search strategy skills to benefit from this site.

Secrets of Easter Island
" This is the story of a team of archaeologists and a 75-person crew who sought to unravel a central mystery of Easter Island: how hundreds of giant stone statues that dominate the island's coast were moved and erected. For one month, the team struggled to raise a 10-ton moai, using only the tools and materials available to the ancient Easter Islanders. "

Six Billion People
From the national Museum of Natural History in Paris, on online presentation on the impact of continued population expansion on our planet.
" provides free or affordable access and training to the Internet to those Victorians who wouldn’t otherwise have such access. centres are making available computer and Internet facilities to meet people’s information and communication needs, run workshops, develop Web sites and raise community awareness of multimedia technologies and the benefits they can bring."

Smithsonian Institution A place to start exploring the amazing on-line resources of the Smithsonian Instutions museums, galleries, events and activities.

Soap and Detergent Association
"The Soap and Detergent Association is the non-profit trade association representing some 130 North American manufacturers of household, industrial and institutional cleaning products; their ingredients; and finished packaging." The site offers information about chemicals, soaps, detergents, tips for laundry and dishwashing. Chemicals in the home, environmental issues.

Social Indicators
"Social indicators covering a wide range of subject-matter fields are compiled by the Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat, from many national and international sources in the global statistical system. " Social conditions, statistics, contrasts in living conditions, health, infant mortality rates. Information in chart form.

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) "The Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education is an international association of individual teacher educators, and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education."

Sorry Ribbon Campaign Indigenet exists to develop partnerships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the growth of viable and sustainable industry. Projects include the Sorry Ribbon Campaign re. "Stolen Children" .

"The Peer-Reviewed Journal and Site of the Internet Society for Sport Science" Includes articles related to sport science, biomechanics, nutrition and coaching techniques.

Stories and Fairytales Themepage
From Community Laerning Network a range of links to web pages and lesson plans for incorporating staoies and fairytales in the curriculum.

Sugar Association
Facts about the sugar industry & sugar consumption. Nutrition for children, ageing, sport, weight control, hyperactivity, diabetes, dental health. Recipes. S: Agriculture, nutrition, cookery.

Surf Life Saving Australia
Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia’s peak water safety and rescue authority and one of the largest volunteer organisations in the world. " Their mission is "to provide a safe beach and aquatic environment throughout Australia". This site will provide you with lots of information about the history and membership of SLSA, as well as information about how to become a lifesaver and essential water safety tips.

Survival International
" Survival is a worldwide organisation supporting tribal peoples. It stands for their right to decide their own future and helps them protect their lives, lands and human rights. Working in close partnership with local indigenous organisations, Survival campaigns for the recognition of the land rights of tribes ranging from the Indians of Amazonia to the Maasai of East Africa, from the Wichí of Argentina to the indigenous tribes of West Papua, from the Innu in Eastern Canada to the 'Bushmen' of Botswana and Namibia." Ethnic minorities, racial minorities, threatened peoples, indigenous peoples. This site offers articles from world wide journals about the plight of these groups in the 'campaign' section.

Swinburne University of Technology


Teach With Movies
A comprehensive and carefully selected list of films with related learning guides."Learning Guides to each recommended film describe the benefits of the movie, possible problems, and helpful background. Discussion questions, bridges to reading, projects and links to the internet are also provided. " English and media studies.

Technology Planning, National Centre for "The National Center for Technology Planning (NCTP) is a clearinghouse for the exchange of many types of information related to technology planning. This information may be: school district technology plans available for downloading via a computer network; technology planning aids (checklists, brochures, sample planning forms, PR announcement forms); and/or electronic monographs on timely, selected topics. The NCTP was created for those who: need help, seek fresh ideas, or seek solutions to problems encountered with planning."

TERC - Technology Education Research Centre "TERC is a nonprofit research and development organization committed to improving mathematics and science learning and teaching." The TERC site offers a wealth of innnovation teaching and learning projects and research for teachers and students.

The Australian Greens - Victorian Branch The Greens political party: policies, issues, news. Australia - political parties.

The Australian Institute of Management The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) is a National professional body providing accreditation for Managers, Professional Development activities, Information Services and Training and Development programs. Business management.

The Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force DAPTF Homepage. Frogs: conservation, ecology, endangered species.

The Law for You Law for the general public. Common legal issues.

The LAW Museum
This site provides brief information about the 'Law in History'. Topics include: The History of the Law, Law Hall of Fame, Law Museum Archives, Law's Hall of Horrors, and Law Hodgepodge. Legal history, Crime and punishment.

The National Women's Hall of Fame "Women ....of the USA whose contributions to the arts, athletics, business, education, government, the humanities, philanthropy and science, have been the greatest value for the development of their country." Women - biography.

The RE Site: Religious Education on the Web
An annotated index of educational sites that deal with the religions of the world. Searchable by topic, keyword, specific faith. The site allows for search for resources geared to a particular age group. Appears to offer comprehensive and well balanced content. Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism.

The Symphony
"From Sony Audio provides biographical and musical information on the great symphonic composers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Users can browse, alphabetically or by country, biographical sketches of composers with links to substantial audio selections of their most famous works." RealAudio is required to listen to the musical selections, which were performed by The Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra. Music - Classical.

The Wilderness Society The Wilderness Society is a national, community-based, environmental advocacy organisation whose mission is to protect, promote and secure the future of wilderness and other high conservation areas.

Think Quest Library of Entries
This virtual library of completed ThinkQuest projects by pre-collegiate students covers the spectrum of educational topics and levels. The site contains a lesson plan area, teacher resources, and a search engine to ransack the archive. Sites are developed by students to educate fellow students, and appear to be of a high standard.

Transurban Citylink

TransWeb: All About Transplantation and Donation
Resource for people who have transplanted organs or who are awaiting a transplant, as well as for health professionals. Includes personal accounts of the transplant experience, lifestyle information for transplant patients, FAQs, details about organ donations, and news concerning transplant-related research and health policy. Links to transplant centers, organ-sharing networks, etc. S: organ donation, donors, transplants.

Tread Lightly Victoria
Inappropriate or uneducated use of a vehicle can cause damage to our unique and fragile environment, which can lead to areas being closed to vehicles. Tread Lightly (Victoria) Ltd is actively involved in educating Victorian bush users. The aim of the program is to encourage, a caring and environmentally responsible attitude towards recreational use of lands. The site includes a downloadable VCE kit on the issues involved. S: Conservation


Under the Hood
This student developed ThinkQuest project has useful information about how cars work. The site has information at advanced and basic levels with interactive games, automotive maintenance advice and useful links. Motor car, systems technology - brakes, suspension, air conditioning, steering and more.

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
"The main objective of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication" This site allows you to explore the international programs and projects in education, science and culture fostered and sponsored by the United Nations.

UNESCO World Heritage Commission Conservation news, endangered sites, conventions, kids' pages with virtual tours to the Great Pyramid of Giza & the historic centre of Naples. Definition & examples of a world heritage site.

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund "Founded in 1946, UNICEF advocates and works for the protection of children's rights, to help the young meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential."

UNICEF Voices of Youth Forum for students to think about and give views on current global issues, particularly in the light of how they affect children worldwide. Includes global educational projects, teacher information.

Unions in history
Unions in history. The Early Days The history of unions, women organising, peak union bodies and current attacks Women and the Unions Achievements of unions in Australia Special events in union and labour history Wages history Current issues facing Australian workers and unions


United Nations "The United Nations is an organization of sovereign nations, not a world government. It provides the machinery to help find solutions to disputes or problems, and to deal with virtually any matter of concern to humanity. It does not legislate like a national parliament. But in the meeting rooms and corridors of the UN, representatives of almost all countries of the world -- large and small, rich and poor, with varying political views and social systems -- have a voice and vote in shaping the policies of the international community."

United Nations CyberSchoolBux "The United Nations Cyberschoolbus was created in 1996 as the online education component of the Global Teaching and Learning Project, whose mission is to promote education about international issues and the United Nations. The Global Teaching and Learning Project produces high quality teaching materials and activities designed for educational use (at primary, intermediate and secondary school levels) and for training teachers. The vision of this Project is to provide exceptional educational resources (both online and in print) to students growing up in a world undergoing increased globalization." As well as English there is a version of this site in Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian.

United Nations Environment Program Environmental issues, products & services, events & links.

United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN)
The Organisation aims to identify, establish, strengthen and coordinate population information activities ; to facilitate and enhance the availability of population information ; and to provide a forum for the exchange of experiences among developed and developing countries on population information issues.


United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in these pages. S: Human rights, Peace education.

University of Melbourne

Untangling the Web: Guidelines for Researching on the World Wide Web
Untangling the Web: Guidelines for Researching on the World Wide Web. "This presentation is designed to help teachers and students develop criteria by which to evaluate Web sites for content and credibility." Includes sites to compare, and ideas for lessons. Information technology, Website evaluation.

US Dept of Education

USA Diabetes Association
Home page of the USA Diabetes Association. Information about the condition, identification, treatment and research. Includes diabetes in the news, nutrition & recipes for diabetics. S: Diseases


Vegetarian Society - Cordon Vert Cookery School
Vegetarian recipes, indexed to make searching easy or use the search box. Food, cooking.

VEYF (Victorian Early Years Foundation Home Page)
Victorian Early Years Foundation Home Page. The aims of the VEYF is "To link primary and kindergarten learning into one seamless process that protects and defends the development rights of children." The site includes information about the Early Years Foundation 1988 K-2 Conference in April.

VICNET Community Events
VICNET Community Events provides you with the opportunity to enter the details of your upcoming event. This is an exciting opportunity for you to promote your event. Its also a chance for the world to hear about the broad spectrum of happenings throughout Victoria, Australia.

Victoria University of Technology

Victorian Association for Environmental Education (VAEE)
Pam Welsford
Education Officer
217 Church Street
Richmond,VIC 3121
Phone: (03) 9428 9812 Fax: (03) 9428 0313

Victorian Association of Agriculture and Horticulture Educators (VAAHE)
Andrew Cosby
C/- Langwarrin SC, Warrandyte Road
Langwarrin,VIC 3910
Phone: (03) 9879 4466 Web

Victorian Association of Teachers of Italian - VATI

Victorian Frog Group
Web site containing information about frogs: field guide, fact sheets, articles & events. "Victorian Frog Group aims to provide for the needs of all those interested in Australian native frogs. Our aims are to facilitate education and conservation through encouraging a close contact with nature."

Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association

Victorian Institute of Sport Sports & community programs, athlete services, issues (e.g. drugs in sport), sporting news.

Victorian Organ Donor Registry News, information and links about organ donation.

Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra
"The VYSO is an amateur sypmphony orchestra for young musicians aged 16 to 26."

Violence in the Media
From Centre for Media Literacy, this site has useful background articles, research, analysis and discussion of the long term effects of media violence. Site includes articles, teacher notes and lesson plans. VCE media studies, english issues.

Vision Australia
Visual impairment - causes, description, statistics. Vision information telephone line on services & contacts.

Volcanoes Online
Plate tectonics and volcanoes, games, lesson plans, comics and related sites.


Wacky World of Words
Challenge your students with the many word play activites available here. Students from grades 2 and up will enjoy solving word puzzles that include anagrams, numberletters, compound clues, words-within-words and fractured fractions, just to name a few. Increase student vocabulary, spelling and word awareness in a fun way!

Whales in the Wild
A comprehensive WWF Species Status Report by Elizabeth Kemf and Cassandra Phillips covering the history of whales and the most recent threats to the species. The status of the great whles and what needs to be done.

What is a Family?
This webquest created by Cherrol McGhee and Jane Carr for primary school students encourages students to explores the similarities and differences in families.

White House
About the White House, the President and First Family and the American Federal Government. There is a Virtual Library of White House documents, and Presidential news and press releases.

Wilderness Society
The Wilderness Society campaigns & lobbies to preserve wilderness environments. Issues/activities include: Adopt a Tree! Wongungarra: Woodchipping: VCE Studies: Mt Stirling: Cape York Peninsula : Arid Lands: Minimal Impact Bushwalking:

WimmeraNet WimmeraNet is a project of the east Wimmera and West Wimmera school districts aimed at providing access to the Internet for participating schools, as well as professional development and peer support.

Colourful site with science activities from the American Chemical Society. "The hands-on science activities in WonderNet are adapted from WonderScience magazine, the hands-on elementary school physical science activity magazine for teachers and students published eight times per year by the Education Division of the ACS."

WoodLink has been created by the Victorian Woodworkers' Association to make connections between woodworkers in Australia and the rest of the world, to expand the information available to us on all aspects of our craft, and to make available to a wider audience information about Australian woodwork and woodworkers. Links to woodwork sources, Australian woodworkers, timbers and forests and health safety.

World Bank Teachers and Students Page

World Disasters report 1999
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies annual report on natural disasters features: environmental trends, floods, hurricane Mitch, disasters in Russia, earthquakes, El Nino and aid. Suitable for senior geography. Third World Countries, social problems.

World Future Organisation
"The World Future Society is a nonprofit educational and scientific organization for people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future. The Society serves as a nonpartisan clearinghouse for ideas about the future, including forecasts, recommendations, scenarios, alternatives, and more."

World Game
This game is developed by an "officially sanctioned Non-Governmental Organization of the UN, the World Game Institute is both a think-tank concerned with global resources, human trends and needs as well as a developer of innovative and experiential educational programs and products. " This site has a game that can be started by an individual willing to take the role of judge. Other players then join in as a regional leaders who make decisions under time limits that will effect their region. Background data about the region is provided for the players. Skills for the players include negotiating and conflict resolution. May be useful for VCE geography, but does require the players to commit for the duration of the entire game.

World Legal History
Brief outline of the history of the legal system, crime and punishment, from 2350BC to present. Includes information about discovery of the fingerprint .This page is from the World Wide Legal Information Association's legal history information. "Important legal developments, from South Carolina to China, Hammurabi to the World Trade Organization, are introduced including reasons why these events are important".

World Resources Index
"World Resources Institute provides information, ideas, and solutions to global environmental problems." The site can be searched via the alphabetical index or by geographical regions. Environmental issues, biodiversity and the effects of environmental damage.

World Resources Institute
The World Resources Institute (WRI) aims to reverse existing environmental problems and avert future ones. This site contains documents sorted by geographic location as well as subject area, including sustainable development, biodiversity, climate change, forests, governance, oceans and coasts, and trade.

World Society for Protection of Animals - WSPA
A comprehensive site that is dedicated to improving the life of animals world wide. Contains news and campaign items. Animals - treatment, cruelty to animals and protection of endangered species. Suitable for VCE English issues.

World Vision Australia
Community Education staff help teachers plan courses and learning activities. They offer workshops on key curriculum themes at conferences and by request. Resources for primary and secondary classes are available on topics, such as food and hunger, water, refugees, trade, children’s rights, sustainable development, health. Videos may be borrowed free, and kits and booklets can be obtained either free or at a low cost. A catalogue is available. Speakers can be provided to talk about World Vision’s relief and development work, or to suit a particular unit. The information centre has a reference collection of print, video and other materials. Copies of World Vision News and newsletters are also available.

World Wildlife Federation Australia
World Wildlife Federation Australia. "WWF advocates are persistent and skilled in presenting sound proposals for environmental reform based on good science. WWF is respected in Canberra as an environmental group that avoids party politics." This site includes information on the ecology of Australia, covering regions, endangered species & their habitats. S: Conservation, endangered species.

WWF: Living Planet Report
The Living Planet Report is WWF's attempt to provide a quantitative answer to the question: how fast is nature disappearing from the Earth? As a secondary ambition, the report also describes how human pressures on the natural environment are changing over time, and how these effects vary between countries. Environmental issues include discussions about biodiversity, and how we can help.


Y2K: De-Bugging the Millennium
A Nova site that covers the background to the Y2K or year 2000, millennium bug. Also has a glossary and activities . Computer technology.

Year 2000 Computer Remediation
Year 2000 Computer Remediation: Assessing Risk Levels in Foreign Outsourcing - By Terrill D. Maynard, and with a response from the SANS Institute. Due to the increased need for computer programmers, this article cautions - "The extensive use of untested foreign providers for Year 2000 remediation requires comprehensive independent verification by trusted vendors that the new software is free of malicious code or trap doors to help ensure the integrity of computer systems and networks." Y2K, computer crime.

Youth Affairs Research Network (YARN)
"This site promotes research agendas and policies which contribute to an understanding of the full range of life patterns of young people, and which support young people's capacity to exercise increased control over their lives."

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