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We've installed a new search page. The old one, which used Infoseek, was getting crowded with advertising and links to other sites. It had become harder and harder to find the results of your searches. Now we are using a service from BeSeen which uses the AltaVista database to search our site. The results are clearer, more thorough and more up-to-date. Let us know what you think.
More cross referencing has been added on many pages including cities and towns, rivers, new book reviews and many other pages. This should help people find what they're looking for.
There's a new navigation bar at the top and bottom of each page including new links to the author page, and to Carol Hurst's Consulting page. You'll also notice a side bar with smaller sponsorship ads. These ads help maintain and expand our site. Please visit our sponsors whenever you can and make sure you let them know where you heard about them.
Speaking of sponsors we'd like to welcome a new sponsor. MariInc.com will be running a banner ad on our home page for the first week or so every month through June 2000. They are the largest single source for literature teaching guides. They also carry paperback children's books and reading teaching resources. Check them out.
Our book Using Literature in the Middle School Curriculum was reviewed by VOYA. We've posted their kind words here so you can read it yourself.We've added links here and there including links to good lists of authors' sites.
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In Times Past
by Carol Hurst and Rebecca Otis
Integrating US History with Literature in Grades 3-8.
Enliven your US History curriculum!
Teach US History using great kids books.