Like thousands of educators, Bob Douds has traded current textbooks for the internet in order to include Kosovo in his high school world history lessons.

The Pittsburgh teacher said even the most up-to-date textbooks mention little about the Yugoslavian province, making it tough for him to teach his students about unrest in the Balkans and the bombing of Serbian forces by NATO.

"The map in my classroom is from 1991," Douds said. "It doesn't even have Kosovo."

But news web sites, like those for CNN and ABC, provide dozens of stories in an instant. Such web sites, as well as


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