The Globalinks site was originally intended as an intranet
resource for students in the Social
Sciences Department. It has been expanded through the efforts
of faculty and students, alike. It now includes links for both
specific topics related to our curriculum and many other general
areas of social sciences and Internet research. The various options
are described below. Return to this page, using the BACK button
in the upper left part of the window, after "exploring"
Return to the home page and select
the "Site Explorations" option. This presents two options.
If you want to see a course description for any class in middle
or upper school social sciences, click on the appropriate globe
(see example). For each
grade level, you will also see a list of topics specific to the
social sciences curriculum, as well as an option to explore general
sites (found at the top of the page). The General
Information page provides direct links to a wide variety of
information, including relevant news
and media sources,
and primary source documents.
It also includes direct links to various search engines (also
found at the bottom of each grade level's "sites" page)
so you can conduct your own "customized" search.
When selecting this option, brief
curriculum overviews can be accessed by choosing any of the grade
level or "electives" options provided. These course
outlines also include the unit and/or project topics for which
there are research links available (see
This option gives you the opportunity
to contribute to the expansion of the data base. When this option
is selected, you are shown directions about what information should
be included when a site is found that might be useful. This information
for the proposed site is sent via e-mail to the Ellis Social Sciences
Department, and the appropriate faculty member will decide whether
it should be included in the Globalinks data base. When a submitted
link is approved, it is added to the list, with credit given to
the student who submitted the site (see
If you have a question or comment for any member of the department's
faculty, choose this option. It will
provide a list of faculty members and e-mail window to allow direct,
This page is Globalinks' own on-line
newspaper, featuring news and more (even sports, weather, comics,
and snippets!) from sources specially selected by the Ellis Social
Sciences Department and updated as often as every 15 minutes.
This option, found throughout certain grades, features on-line
activities. See an example, called "Special
The Globalinks site is beginning to be noticed and recognized
on the world wide web. Check out the
sites of those who have appreciated our efforts.