Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two Links

We're always interested in useful links here at educationvalidation. Sumgreater recommends http://www.classicsforkids.com I second that. It includes information about composers categorized by period, country, alphabetically, etc. It also includes, puzzles, games, tips for parents/teachers and recordings of many classical pieces. We started at the beginning with Hildegard von Bingen (a very good place to start). We also found lots of her music on youtube and learned that a friend of ours is writing a play about her controversial life as a nun who prophesied, performed miracles, wrote books on religion and medicine and was a prolific composer.
Tonight, I found a fantastic interactive website that gives anybody access to the Library of Congress. Star would like to spend a few months in that Library, but she's never gotten more than a peek through the windows in the closed doors. She made a very depressed face after that. Here's your open access pass: http://www.myloc.gov

Happy summer school!

1 comment:

turtar said...

The LOC is not quite so glamorous as it seems. I spent a week doing research there a few years ago, and I was tucked away in a basement somewhere looking at microfilm. Even if you get into the main reading room, there are no open stacks. (sigh) At least the delivery service is much better than any Spanish libraries. . .

By the way, have you looked at the iTunes University offerings? They have a collection of early Edison moving pictures, and they're all free! They used to be accessible through the LOC website, but now they've moved to iTunes.