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Research and Homework Help

The Arts

  • The Arts (American Library Association Website; Many Pages)

Crafts

Music

  • Orchestra (San Francisco Orchestra - instruments, etc)
  • Songs (Words and music to sing along with)

Sports

  • Sports (ALA – baseball, basketball, football, olympics, etc)

HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY: Biography/Autobiography, History (World), History (USA), Primary Sources

Biography/Autobiography

  • Biography (ALA site links)
  • Biography (Biography.com searchable on-line database)
  • Inventors (search by name or invention)
  • Women (Distinguished Women)
  • Women (female scientists throughout history)

History (World)

History (USA Specifically)

Primary Sources

  • Docs Teach (thousands of primary source documents)

LANGUAGE and LITERATURE: Authors and Illustrators, Language Learning, Reading, Writing

Authors and Illustrators

Language Learning

Reading

Writing

  • Comic Creator (make your own comic strips)
  • Writing (Online Writing Lab Purdue Univ: grammar, punctuation, ALA, MLA, research, citations, etc)

MATHEMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY: Computers, Math, Technology

Computers

Math

  • A+ Click (math problems and illustrations for grades 1-12)
  • Khan Academy (free on-line math video lessons, and other topics as well)

Technology

SCIENCES: Animals, Astronomy, Biology, Biomes, Birds, Chemistry, Climate, Dinosaurs, Ecology/Environment, Fish, Geology, Habitats, Health, Insects, Inventions, Life Sciences, Physics, Planets, Rocks, Science (general), Science Projects, Snakes, Weather

Animals

Astronomy

  • Astronomy (Amazing Space)
  • Stars (Star Journey Nat’l Geo -telescopes, star charts, etc)

Biology

Biomes

Birds

  • Birds (All About Birds)

Chemistry

Climate

Dinosaurs

Ecology/Environment

Fish

  • Aquarium (Monterey Bay – fish, marine mammals, etc)

Geology

Habitats

Health

Insects

Inventions

Life Sciencessee specific categories (biomes, insects, biology, etc)

Planets

  • Planets (Kids Astronomy, for solar system and planets)

Rocks

Science (General)

Science Projects Ideas and Resource Guides

Weather

SOCIAL SCIENCES: Baha’i Faith, Careers, Countries and Cultures, Current Events, Geography, Government and Politics, Maps, Religion, Social Sciences (General)

Baha’i Faith

Careers

  • Careers (Career Information and Vocational Guidance for Students)

Countries and Cultures

Current Events

Geography

Government and Politics

Maps

  • Map Quiz (test your knowledge of maps of the world)
  • World Map (interactive map of world events)

Religion

Social Sciences (General)

LIBRARY LESSONS

Dewey Decimal system

Library Lessons/Pathfinders

Primary Sources

Research

Web Site Evaluation and Use

LIBRARY STANDARDS: School Libraries and Technology

WEBSITES FOR ADULTS:  Parents and Caregivers, Teachers, Technology Support

Parents and Caregivers

Teachers: Lesson Planning

Teachers: Graphic Design Support

  • DLTK (Design printable awards and certificates)
  • Graphic Organizers (from HOLT Publishing; Secondary Literature and Language Books)
  • Graphic Organizers (Kathy Shrock: concept mapping – everything you need to know; links to free grahic organizers by grade/topic)
  • Poplet (create graphic organizers)

Teachers: Technology Support