http://landmark-project.com

As popular as it has become in recent years, the internet is still a vast wilderness. Most educators have little time to go exploring on the net, as much as they would like to. To serve these professionals, the Landmark Project–directed by David Warlick, former history teacher, district level administrator, and IT specialist with the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction–has used its experience in instructional applications of eMail and the web to develop Landmarks for Schools. Since its 1995 debut, when Landmarks was one of only a dozen or so education web sites on the internet, the global network has matured, adding countless resources serving as junction points for teachers and students. Landmarks for Schools now provides links to “information building blocks”: web sites, pages, and interactive tools that provide information in “raw material” form. The information and data that Landmarks points to can be imported into other tools and used in the meaningful construction of unique and valuable information products within the context of social studies, science, mathematics, and other disciplines. The site includes links to curriculum sites in science, social studies, and English. It also provides templates for building rubrics and creating specialized documents, such as permission sheets.