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The following reviews were written for ISRSA newsletters.
There are links to each of the sites from the main RESOURCES part of this site, but
the links below also work.
Modern Church History Project
Ethics: University of San Diego 'Ethics Updates'
Christianity GCSE: The Armchair Travel
Canterbury Website: |
|This is an Anglo-Catholic site concerned with publishing the primary sources of the
Oxford Movement, its precursors and nineteenth century Anglo-Catholicism. The site
contains much useful information for A'level teaching in these areas. In particular,
the site has the following texts available on-line, which can be downloaded or copied in
whole or part as they are out of copyright.
|Overall, this is a very useful site for teachers as a resource. Finding specific
things of the site is not always easy [especially Keble's sermon, which is tucked away in
'Official Documents'], so pupils may struggle with navigating around the site at times.
Selected links, say to the index for The Tracts or to Keble's sermon,
bookmarked on a library computer may be useful for pupils who enjoy using the internet for
their research. |
of San Diego 'Ethics Updates' Site |
|If you are teaching A'level ethics this is your dream website, it has everything.
The site is managed by Lawrence M. Hinman who runs the Ethics
programme at USD and he has put the whole of his undergraduate course on this site.
The site is very easy to use, and if there is one criticism to make of it, it is
that there is simply too much choice. |
|The site has an accompanying text-book, which is very
well suited to A'level pupils |
|Ethics - A Pluralistic Approach to Moral Theory
|Hardcourt Brace ISBN 0-15-503707-2|
|He distinguishes between Ethical Theory and Applied Ethics
and there is a vast amount of material on each area. Most of the applied ethical
sections have the following range of resources:|
|PowerPoint Presentations of his lectures which can be downloaded|
|In some cases his lectures can be viewed online, although if you are watching at a busy
time there is a considerable amount of buffering [the picture isn't consistent]|
|Surveys and Poll data of [American] public opinion about a particular
|American Court decisions relating to the particular issue|
|Any religious [esp. Papal] documents on the issue|
|Excellent links on each issue|
|Academic papers in full text on each issue|
|RealAudio links on the issue [chat show discussion and lectures]|
|On-line discussion forums to discuss the issues|
|The site is US-oriented so there are some deficiencies in terms of the legal history of
an issue and the pressure groups relating to the topic, so this is best for the arguments
which are much more universal.|
Armchair Travel Company|
|Armchair travel are a company who are producing some excellent 360 degree panoramas of
famous buildings. From this site you can download panoramas of St. Paul's
Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. The programmes run using
QuickTime software, which can be downloaded free from the internet|
|St Paul's Cathedral
|Two versions are available on CD ROM from Armchair Travel|
|the tourist version at £20.95|
|the scholastic version at £30.95|
|The following can be viewed and downloaded free|
give an excellent impression of what it is like to be in the building. You control
the rotation of the panoramas with the mouse [left click and drag] or with the arrow keys.
You can zoom in with the 'Shift' key and out with the 'Control' key. Hence
you can focus on the lectern, and then move across to the pulpit, and then zoom in on the
altar giving the impression of moving down through the choir. Hours of endless fun