Monday, September 28, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month. About 192,370 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in American women in 2009 (men can get it, too). The number of individuals known to be afflicted with breast cancer has actually increased in recent years, due to the ever-increasing awareness of breast cancer and its symptoms. Thanks to early detection, breast cancer is more easily and more successfully treated. Today's freebie provides questions and answers about breast health and breast cancer prevention.

Title: Questions and Answers About Breast Health and Breast Cancer
Description: Answers some of the most common questions about breast cancer prevention and detection and its treatment.
Suggested Grade: 5-Adult
Format: Brochure (may also be downloaded from web site)
Availability: Limit of 1 copy to schools, libraries, and homeschoolers in the United States and Canada.
Source: American Institute for Cancer Research
Publication Orders
1759 R Street, N. W.
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 1-800-843-8114
Fax: 1-202-328-7226

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Seasons Change

I live directly across the street from the park. Nowhere is the changing of the seasons more apparent than when I look out my window and see the beautiful trees go through the changes that are the four seasons in Wisconsin. This morning, I noticed a lone tree that has started to change color indicating the imminent arrival of Fall. Today's freebie is a fabulous presentation, all ready for teachers to use, that explains the reasons the seasons change.

Title: The Reasons for Seasons
Description: A collection of sixty power point slides explaining the changing of the seasons.
Suggested Grade: 6-12
Format: Power Point Presentation
Availability: All requesters
Source: Edward M. Murphy

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

Labor Day "officially" marks the end of summer. In our little community of under 2,000 residents it is a huge event--more than 10,000 enter our village for a parade, all sorts of activities in the park, and to consume 8 tons of FREE sweet corn--it's no wonder I like FREE stuff. (Did I mention that the park is right across the street?) Today's freebie, although brief, explains the history of "summer's last hurrah."

Title: Labor Day
Description: Provides the history, and links for more information, about this holiday.
Format: Online Article
Availability: Available to all requesters
Source: KU Medical Center