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Students of Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown,will find lesson and assignment related links below. More detailed pathfinders and study guides can be found on the StudentNet site. Book reviews have been moved to Book Bites, which is linked below.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Crusades - Year 9 RE

Search Britannica for information on The Crusades

For more specific topics just enter your terms in the search box,
e.g. Hospitallers; Knights of the Temple; Holy City .

SEARCH TIP: There is more than one holy city, so make sure you scan all results carefully for clues.

The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia has very detailed information and many cross references.

For more sites try WebLinks Online (available from school computers).

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

History of Astronomy Year 10 Science

The Big Bang

Starry Messenger
Phase I of the Electronic History of Astronomy includes information on personalities including Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo and Kepler (to name a few). There are also many drawings and models of instruments, maps and other related paraphenalia.

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens
His life, work and some interactives.

Cosmological Stars from Stephen Hawking's Universe.

Explore specific topics through Britannica Online and BBC Space .

This Astronomy Timeline reads like a very short history of astronomy, whereas this one seems like the complete history of life, the universe and everything.

Southern Stars - Aboriginal Astronomy

Traditions of the Sun - Explore the World's Ancient Observatories

To find other resources use the Library Catalogue .

You can also search online through EBSCO databases, including Science Reference Centre and History Reference Centre. (Ask for password at Library)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Christianity in Australia - Year 11 RE

Australian Catholic Historical Society
Select Timeline. Further research will be needed for an explanation.

Australian Bureau of Statistics
On the left of screen choose ALL STATISTICS then scroll down to RELIGION at the very bottom right of page.