Wolfson Campus
Frank J Quebbemann
Home Page ESL & Foreign Languages Department

Welcome to the page with links to information about my professional and personal interests.

   
 

OUR WORLD

   
 
Half the Sky: Fighting Oppression Against Women Around the World
AlterNet: Top stories about recent news events
BBC
CameraIraq: What's Happening in Iraq
Common Dreams Newscenter
Common Cause
CREW: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
CubaDebate
Democracy Now
The Economist
Facing the Future: People and the Planet
Global Issues That Affect Everyone
The Guardian On-Line
The Times On-Line
Institute for Policy Studies: For Peace, Justice & the Environment
Is the U.S. Headed for Fascism?
Mother Jones
TomPaine.com: Institute for America's Future
Leave My Child Alone: Family Privacy
The Democracy Center: Building Democracy from the Ground Up
Third World Traveler: U.S. Impact on the World
Society of Environmental Journalists
truthout
thinking peace
U.S. Department of State
Resource Discovery Network: Behind the Headlines
Urban Legends: Snopes.com
Washington Post
American Civil Liberties Union
Air America Radio
Anderson Cooper Blog
Central Asia Institute: Three Cups of Tea
Al-Jazeera: A different perspective
 
 
Colmar "Petit Venise"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

last update: 02/17/2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Three Cups of Tea Cover

 

TRAVEL & LANGUAGES

France and Paris
Italia
Learn Arabic or Turkish
Middle East Online
Pology.com: Travel & World Culture
 

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES & POLITICS

Amnesty International
Gendercide
National Priorities Project (U.S.)
Nonviolence.org
Outfoxed: Independent Journalism? and Project Censored
Fight Hate & Promote Tolerance
Stetson Kennedy: His Fight Against the KKK
 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT

Environmental Working Group
Food Revolution
Human Genome Project
DOEgenomes.org
Sierra Club
National Resources Defense Council
World Resources Institute
A Better Earth
GRIST MAGAZINE: Environmental News & Commentary
How Stuff Works
Scientific American website
Smithsonian
Union of Concerned Scientists
World Overpopulation Awareness
Broad Institute (MIT) Genome Projects
Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man
Internet-Based Science Projects
Center for Medical Consumers: Informed Decisions About Health
General Biology Topics
"Fragile Fringe" Coastal Wetlands Teaching Guide
On the Brink: Solutions to Global Warming
Grocery Store Wars: Organic Foods vs. Foods on "The Dark Side"
2005-2015: The Water For Life Decade
geneimprint.com
Action Bioscience for Science Educators
Make Your Own Strawberry DNA. Fascinating Project!
Understanding Genetics: Human Health and the Genome
Green Power Network: Renewable Energy Resources
 
FAITH vs. ATHEISM
Why Won't God Heal Amputees?
God Is Imaginary-50 Simple Proofs
Richard Dawkins website
Sam Harris website
Sojourners
 
CRITICAL THINKING & THE INTERNET
Evaluation of Information Resources
Project Look Sharp (Ithaca College): Media Literacy & Critical Thinking
Information Literacy
 

PLAGIARISM PREVENTION

The Citation Machine
MDC Students' Rights & Responsibilities (handbook)

Turnitin.com

Academic Dishonesty

Plagiarism: Understanding & Addressing It

Plagiarism & the Web

Plagiarism.org

UMUC Plagiarism resources

Plagiarism

Center for Academic Integrity
Online Tutorial about Plagiarism (by Eleanor Snow at USF)
The Plagiarism Plague: In the internet era, cheating has become an epidemic on college campuses
Teaching Students About Plagiarism. An on-line article.

 

TECHNOLOGICAL LITERACY

African Technology Forum

Learn the Web

Mousercise

Online Tutorials for Internet Literacy

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

WebMonkey: Web Developer's Resources

Learning Objects

IP-Based Communication Tools

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resources

Quia

Sloan Consortium: Online education

Innovate: Journal of Online Education
Learners Online
Project Gutenberg: Free Books On-Line
Directory of Newsletters, e-Zines, etc.
Educational Software Downloads
Blogs: Getting Started
Creating Passionate Users: Crash course in learning theory
eMints and eThemes
 
 

ESL RESOURCES

ELT Web: Index of English Language Resources
Harper Audio: Listening Practice
Knowledge network
Interesting Things for ESL Students
Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
English Teaching Forum On-line
TESOL
ESL Resources at Capital Community College
Resources for Writing
English Grammar on the Web (Instructional Resources)
Idioms Links
Hypergrammar
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
 

OTHER RESOURCES

The British Library
Ask Oxford: On-Line Dictionary Resource
Dictionary.com
World Wide Words
Learning Innovations Resource page
Resources for Writing Instructors
ClipArt: Florida Educational Technology Clearinghouse
LangNet: National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland
 

HUMOR

Humorous Mistakes in Language Learning
Do you speak American English or British English?
 

RECENT READS:

Crimes Against Nature : How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy
by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich-- and Cheat Everybody Else
by David Johnston
Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
Harvest for Hope : A Guide to Mindful Eating
by Jane Goodall
Bait and Switch: The Futile Pursuit of the American Dream
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Imperial America: Reflections on the United States of Amnesia
by Gore Vidal
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas L. Friedman
Invisible Acts of Power
Caroline Myss
In the Company of the Courtesan
Sarah Durant
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations One School at a Time
Greg Mortenson
Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail
Malika Oufkir & Michele Fitoussi
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change
Elizabeth Kolbert
Predator
Patricia Cornwell
The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
Jonathan Harr
American Theocracy: The peril and politics of radical religion, oil, and borrowed money in the 21st century
Kevin Phillips
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan
At Risk
Patricia Cornwell
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Bart Ehrman
Teachers Have it Easy: The big sacrifices and small salaries of America's Teachers
Daniel Moulthrop
Conservatives Without Conscience
John W. Dean
The Demon-haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
Carl Sagan
The end of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End
Peter Galbraith
The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for Absolute Power
James Moore
Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back
Amy Goodman
Leonardo's Swans
Karen Essex
100 Ways America is Screwing Up the World
John Tirman
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Barack Obama
Letter to a Christian Nation
Sam Harris
I'm A Stranger Here Myself
Bill Bryson
Palestine Peace or Apartheid
Jimmy Carter
The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins
Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine
John Abramson, M.D.
Cuentos Chinos: El engaņo de Washington, la mentira populista, y la esperanza de America Latina
Andres Oppenheimer
Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir, 1964 to 2006
Gore Vidal
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
Christopher Hitchens
Julian
Gore Vidal
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Mohsin Hamid
The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini
The Yacoubian Building
Aswānī, Alā
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
J.K. Rowlings
World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
Amy Chua
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Barbara Kingsolver
The Bookseller of Kabul
Asne Seierstad
Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal: Building St. Peter's
R.A. Scotti
Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease
Sharon Moalem
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Atul Gawande
The Poisonwood Bible
Barbara Kingsolver
Labyrinth
Kate Mosse
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
Natalie Angier
The Sharper the Knife, the Less You Cry
Kathleen Flinn
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Norman Doidge
Guns, Germs and Steel
Jared Diamond