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Elementary/Junior High

Search Engines for Kids | General Homework Help | Geography, Government, and Cultures
Language | Math and Science

Search Engines for Kids

KidsClick!
http://www.kidsclick.org/
A web search engine for kids, organized by subject.



General Homework Help

BJ Pinchbeck's Homework Helper
http://www.bjpinchbeck.com/

The Internet Public Library KidSpace
http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/
A great set of public library resources online, geared to kids.

 

Geography, Government, and Cultures

Atlapedia Online
http://www.atlapedia.com/
Contains full-color physical and political maps, as well as key facts and statistics on countries around the world.

Test Your Geography Knowledge
http://www.lizardpoint.com/fun/geoquiz/index.html
Interactive geography quizzes.

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
The Factbook is updated annually, and provides a wealth of factual data on countries worldwide. Many maps are also included.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/
Created by the Government Printing Office to introduce children to how the government works. It covers the U.S. Constitution, how laws are made, the branches of government, and citizenship. The site is divided into sections aimed at grade levels K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, with a separate section for parents and educators.

The Global Gourmet: Destinations
http://www.globalgourmet.com/destinations/ 
Provides country profiles which include recipes associated with that country's or region's cuisine. 

 

Language

Merriam Webster Dictionary
http://www.merriam-webster.com/
Free online dictionary, thesaurus, spanish-english and medical dictionaries, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and more.

Purdue Online Writing Lab

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/



Math and Science

Bill Nye the Science Guy
http://www.nyelabs.com
Wacky Bill Nye hosts this fun and informative web site about science.

How Many?
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/index.html
A great dictionary of units of measurement, including both descriptions and equivalents.

How Stuff Works
http://www.howstuffworks.com/index.htm
How Stuff Works is the place to go to learn about how things work in the world around you. Have you ever wondered how the engine in your car works or what makes the inside of your refrigerator cold? Hundreds of articles, with new topics added each week.

Math League Help Reference
http://www.mathleague.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64&Itemid=67
A help resource for 4th through 8th graders on specific math topics.

National Inventors Hall of Fame
http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/1_0_0_hall_of_fame.asp
Need information about inventors and their inventions? Check out this link!

Science Fair Central
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/index.html
Includes step by step project planning guide, project ideas, and links to books and web sites on a variety of science fair topics.

Threatened Species
http://www.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/
This site from the World Wildlife Fund provides information on a selection of threatened and endangered species, as well as a bibliography of related reading references.

 

High School

General Homework Help | Language, Literature, & Research Papers | Geography & Cultures | History  
Government & Politics | Science & Math

General Homework Help

Cornell's Sciences and Arts Gateway for Education
http://www.cac.cornell.edu/Education/SAGE.aspx
Provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.

Bartleby.com Reference Site
http://www.bartleby.com/reference/ 
Includes links to the following online resources Columbia Encyclopedia (6th Edition), the New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, and more.

Language, Literature & Research Papers


A+ Research and Writing

http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/
The Internet Public Library takes you through six clearly explained steps for writing a research paper. The Info Search section guides you through learning library research, web research, and much more!

Cambridge History of English and American Literature
http://www.bartleby.com/cambridge/
Considered the most important work of literary history and criticism ever published, the Cambridge History contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.

The Elements of Style
http://www.bartleby.com/141/index.html
The online version of this classic reference book is a must-have for any student or writer.

Hot Paper Topics
http://libguides.sau.edu/hottopics
Includes links to websites on a number of current event topics, including affirmative action, gun control, censorship, and more.

UW-Madison Writing Center: Documentation styles
http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/Documentation.html
Tutorials on writing research paper citations in a variety of styles including MLA, APA, and Chicago.

Geography & Cultures


Atlapedia Online
http://www.atlapedia.com/ 
Contains full-color physical and political maps, as well as key facts and statistics on
countries around the world. 

The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
The Factbook is updated annually, and provides a wealth of factual data on countries worldwide. Many maps are also included.

Central Eurasia Project 
http://www.eurasianet.org/
Focuses on the countries of Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Individual countries have a resource
page with links ranging from history, arts, and culture to current news and human rights.
Each page includes suggested reading links and maps. 

History


African-American World
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/
Sections included are history, arts and culture, race and society, and biographical profiles. There is also a timeline of African American history from the 1400s on with links to further PBS readings and programs, a page for children, African American history teaching modules, and pro and con opinions on social issues. Searchable.  

DoHistory
http://www.dohistory.org/ 
How do historians piece together history? Here is a site that shows you how to piece
together the past from the fragments that have survived. 

Images of American Political History 
http://bill.ballpaul.net/iaph/main.php
Contains more than 500 public domain images in the field of American political
history--from reproductions of colonial art to scanned photographs from the present day.
Search for images by keyword, or browse by topic. 

Internet History Sourcebooks Project 
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/
Contains "collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts" -- great for
finding primary historical resources! Divided into ancient, medieval, and modern history. 
Also includes links to secondary articles and reviews. 

Places Where Women Made History 
http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/pwwmh/
This site, presented by the National Park Service, highlights 74 historic properties from the
National Register. The itinerary includes interactive maps, descriptions of each place's
significance in women's history, photos, essays on women's achievements, and related
web links.

 Government & Politics

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids 
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/9-12/index.html
Created by the Government Printing Office, this site provides an excellent introduction to
how the government works. It covers the U.S. Constitution, how laws are made, the
branches of government, and citizenship. This section of the site is aimed at grade levels
9-12. 

The Oyez Project 
http://www.oyez.org/
The Oyez Project, named for the phrase that calls the court to attention, is a searchable
repository of Supreme Court case decisions, with supplementary materials including
transcripts, audio files, and feature articles. Developed by a professor at Northwestern
University, it won the American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award for New Media in
1998. 

Science and Math

Science.gov
http://www.science.gov/
"Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results." Over 1,000 annotated sites are included. Use the browsable index for a broad range of topics from Agriculture and Food to Science Education. Searchable by keyword. From the science.gov Alliance, a group of U.S. government science agencies.