The Pamphleteer

During colonial times in America, if you wanted to convince or inform people about some issue that you considered important, you went to the local printer and got some pamphlets printed. You then handed them out, read them to anybody that was interested, nailed them to the town bulletin board, or the nearest tree. The first amendment was specifically written to protect this type of activity and the writers or "pamphleteers".

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Monday, October 09, 2006
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Reverse Dictionary

OneLook's reverse dictionary lets you describe a concept and get back a list of words and phrases related to that concept. Your description can be a few words, a sentence, a question, or even just a single word.


How CD Burners Work

In this HowStuffWorks site, you'll find out how CD burners encode songs and other
information onto blank discs. Site also examines CD re-writable technology, see how the data files are put together and find out how you can make your own music mixes with a CD burner.


Yahoo! Reference

Whether you're a student, a parent, or just plain curious, Yahoo! Education offers a handy selection of searchable reference materials to help you find the information you need. Look up the definition of a word in the Dictionary, find its synonym in the Thesaurus, or translate it into Spanish. Search for facts and information in the Encyclopedia, find country and regional maps and flags in the World Factbook, and much more.


Online home of the Biography Channel, with searchable multimedia biographies of famous or influential historical figures, virtual exhibits, episode and schedule information, and teaching materials for educators.


Mayo Clinic: First-Aid Guide

Medical emergencies don't occur every day. But when they do, information can help you deal with these situations. This Mayo Clinic site provides the medical information needed to deal with emergency situations.