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Childrens author. Story Art. Tales in English and Spanish. An
author, speaker, and musician.
Children's author. Author of The Jade
Stone and Pumpkin Fiesta.
Seuss Seussville, games,
Pilkey Captain Underpants
creator. Easy games for young children, concentration etc, Dave's
Autobiography in comic book form
Potter, the World of Peter
Includes information about the
author, fun activities, and actual read alouds with audio of five
Rabbit Online Puzzle Starts with
6 simple pieces but the difficulty level can be changed by
selecting the number of pieces and the shape of the pieces. There
are hundreds of other puzzles also on this site. Limit students in
their choice of number of pieces depending on their age level.
Loading more than 50 pieces is not practical and may freeze your
Limited information but in one site.
A freed slave who worked as a nurse
and became a successful California African American businesswoman.
Reading level grade 4+
Politics, sports, writing, civil
rights around the world. Not a full biography. Has many link to
words. Reading level grade 4+
(Homework Center) Many sites.
Bill A legend of the wild west. A
short biography from PBS. Reading level grade 4+
First A variety of websites for
adults. Some from the National Association of School
Psychologists. Also, a site that shows how to look for symptons of
stress in children.
Site By UNESCO. Includes ideas
for International Tolerance Day, Nov 16th.
Anxiety Sources from the
US. government on help children handle crises
Free Version. Not browsable but good
search and excellent choice of links for subjects
Easy to use. Includes a dictionary, Thesaurus, and Almanac
Government and Historical Information
American Odyssey Exhibit Sections of orginal documents
with explaination from the Library of Congress. Nine sections
including Abolution, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Civil
Rights. Reading level 6+
Girls Learn about the
life of 8 young girls in America's past. Some sites have games.
For example, Addy tries to escape slavery.
guide to American government for kids Learning tools
for K-12 students, parents, and teachers. Click on the kite at the
top to get the correct grade level. Good diagrams and printouts.
Glossary for older students.
History Timeline Time for Kids online magazine.
Informative timeline going to 2006.
Music History A very complete beginning site for
information on the development of America's black music. Well
organized. Includes samples of music (need Real Player to
Gold Country Information about
the gold rush along highway 49
United States A Congressman's web site. Includes the
School Rock Song of How a Bill is Made. Music only works in
Internet Explorer. Includes a game site with simple quizes on
the US constitution, California, and Civics. Has some good links
Fever California Gold Rush from the Oakland Museum.
Includes photos of gold nuggets and artifacts of the era.
Williamsburg Site includes information on daily life in
Williamsburg, events regarding the Revolutionary War, and possible
for fee electronic field trips
Tubman Timeline Made by 2nd graders. Full color. Lots
of details in the drawings and writing. Great fun! Perfect for
History of money in the United
States. Exhibit includes actual currency used by the Continental
Congress, the original 13 colonies, through the Civil War and the
Industrial Revolution. Includes the artistry, seals, mottos, and
emblems that go on American money. Reading level grade
Cartoon style by the US. Mint shows how money is made in America.
Go to Games, Making Change, to build a print out of your own coin.
Reading level Grade 3 +
Throughout the World
Fascinating examples of interesting
paper money all over the world. The examples can be enlarged to
show detail. Does not include the United States. Good links to
other currency websites. Reading level grade 3 +
a comparison of rock art of the
Native Americans to the rock art of the Australian Aboriginal
Railroad National Geographic
site. Decide to be a runaway slave or not. Has an informative pull
down menu also.
Handbooks and Guides
and English Poetry 1250 - 1920 5 different collections
of poetry 1) Oxford Book of English Verse, 2) Yale Book of
American Verse 3) Modern British Poetry, Modern American poetry 4)
Metaphysical Lyrics and Poetry of the 17th C 5) The Golden
Treasury. The collection may be searched by keyword or browsed
via: Indexes to Poems. Chronological, or Author, Title, or First
Collection of Literary Award Information. Emphasis on Science
Fiction but great links to a variety of award lists.
Literature Web Guide Highly regarded resource for links
related to books for children and young adults. Links to hundreds
of author web sites and literary awards. Readers Theater script
World Fact Book Huge variety of information about every
country in the world. Includes maps. Very current
of State and Cabinet members of foreign governments.
Prepared by the CIA.
Finder Over 3300 well worn phrases.
Stuff Works Explains how a wide variety of things work
but not everything.
- World Flag
Database Beautiful detailed flags. Includes, formal
name, population, area, capital, language, religion, and
Library, Reading, and Research Related
- Alameda County
Library Web Page
Site has a kids place and homework
help for students.
- American Library
format grade 4+ Easy format for
kids, books including multiple authors, Encyclopedia articles,
newspapers and magazines.
6 For Teachers.
Information skills, Eisenberg and Berkowitz
how-to site for elementary students learning the research process.
Access to all the steps on one page. Cannot use the sources
without a password except for the Kentuckiana Digital library
which basically has Kentucky information. Kentucky Virtual
- Big Six Play
the movie by Jade and Lillian 4th grade. Comic Life.
- Big Six Play
the Movie by Patricia and Hannah 4th grade. Comic Life.
Life Big 6 task definition
Intellectual Property site for students. Includes a quiz which
gives the correct response and some explanation when the student
hits submit. Includes the yearbook video in which students want to
try to use material and an explanation of what they have to do to
enable them to use the material. From the Copyright Society of the
Browse Websites classified by using the Dewey Decimal
Challenge A game used to assess student knowledge of
the Dewey Decimal system. A certificate can be printed when the
students successfully meets the challenges.
Librarian Librarians web site. Amazing. Updated
Students can choose a word and make an appropriate emoticon. A
NASA Space Place site.
Literacy Pretest to gather information on student
knowledge of libraries
Public Library for kids
Decimal Classification A multimedia tour. Even has an
We" Really Know Dewey A site design by 5th grade
students to teach about the Dewey Decimal System.
for Kids. Disney site in UK. Actually the original
Disney site which is much better than the new one. Three Little
Pigs and the Wolf. For 3rd grade and down.
Cybersafety: Cyberbully quiz for students.
Rules for Safety Online Eight
practical rules with an online quiz.
Internet Safety. Who's your friend on the Internet.
Games. For younger students.
Writing an online site to teach the parts of a letter.
Students can generate a letter using this format. A Readwritethink
A free online bibliographic site for grades 1-5. Students type in
ID and a password. A form is filled out and a correct citation is
Building Blocks Fact Fragment Frenzy
excellent student and teacher site for finding facts in
what you read. A Readwritethink Site. Grades 2-4
Building Blocks. Hints about
Print. How to choose a non fiction book for a research
Children's E Books read aloud from the New York Public
Maps, Geography, and Multicultural
American Music Timeline
From PBS for Kids. Includes some fun
activities such as choosing instruments for a band.
American Music Origins Includes
the journey from Africa. Has examples of music and a limited
definition of the genre. Also includes some fun activites such as
secret code and writing a blues song. Gullah music web site.
Reading level grade4+
American Spiritual and Gospel Music
No actual music, but good definition of both
types. Reading level 5+
Karaoke. Words and music on the
same page. Fifty songs. Fun graphics with most songs.
Heavenly Music. About 50 songs
karaoke style. A click on the bells will take you to both the
lyrics and the midi or music files. Songs without bells just have
the music no words. Includes the midi for Dance of the Sugar Plum
Music. Lots of songs karaoke
style in alphabetical order. Intro song is Carol of the Bells. On
the Mac click on netscape version for the songs to play. It
automatically loads the music but it takes a few
Music. Lyrics and midi files.
Click on the music note to play. Good Variety but lyrics and music
are separate. Cannot see the lyrics while the music
Music From the NIEH. Includes
lyrics and music. It is not linked to the main music website
below. To find excellent music holiday links follow the
Shanties A very complete site
with lyrics and midi files. Includes links to Songs of the Sea and
tales of sailors.
Songs, Midis, and Lyrics National Institute of
Environmental Health lists categories by Children's, Patriotic,
Movies. See Holiday music above for Christmas songs. Songs are
also listed alphabetically by title.
Newspapers and Magazines
Bytes Information about many animals
Animals A student created site
with games, information, and a quiz about Artic
Deserts, Rainforest, Tundra, Artic,
Coral Reefs, etc. enchanted learning
Alive Science & Tech Web award. Animal and plant
cells, cell of the day, cell cams, cell gallery.
Gives characteristics of metals and gases. Can go to more chemisty
topics for information on matter to atoms to compounds
Science Fun Lists 24 common elements with a name and
very brief description of what it does or how it is used. Also
shows a chemical clock. The clock shows the symbols according to
atomic number for example Hydrogen is 1 o'clock, Oxygen is 8
Symbols Drag and Drop. Simple Elements.
Periodic Table Can pick a whole family by clicking on
the number. Scrollable links with photographs. Includes many links
to other Periodic table.
Periodic Table Game Fun Brain Proton Don.Two levels for
identifying symbols and place on the table. Includes a
Periodic Table Drag and Drop Game. Uses only the 1st 18
Periodic Table Jigsaw Puzzle. Takes a while to put it
together. There is no exciting finish at the end, but its fun to
try it once.
of Fireworks Fun Tells who created the first fireworks,
at the bottom of the page has a chart showing the chemical
compounds and the formula for creating specific colors
Library Enter the substance, such as eggshells. Tells
you the scientific name and the chemical formula
School Kids Periodic Table Put the mouse on the symbol.
The name comes up with the uses of the element
Butterfly Site Includes life cycle diagrams &
coloring pages and many links to more sites about
Chemical Periodic Table Shows all the elements in a
colorful table. Includes bar legend showing the meaning of each
color. Names the discoverer of the periodic table.
Book Table of Periodic Elements Fun site with comic and
real information about the Periodic Tables.
Whizzy Periodic Table Fascinating table although does
not contain all the elements. Click on the nucleus view and you
and see the protons and neutrons. Click on the shell view to see
the electrons whizzing around. Also includes a chart for counting
the electrons. Takes a few seconds to load, but well worth the
Shells Nova. Identify different fireworks shapes.
Quicktime movies. Takes a while to get them to fully load
Properties of Metals And Non Metals Periodic Table Very
simple. Very clear.
Metals Periodic Table Shows location of Eight precious
metals on the table. Takes about 10 seconds to load.
Dragonfly Museum Photos, Information, Links to other
A Beginners Guide Much information in a small space. Grade
9+ reading level. Good diagrams for elementary students. No
Fun frog trivia. Not much real science.
Heart Map Shows how blood travels through the heart. A
PBS Nova site.
Quest. Limited graphics but good for grade 4+. A
for kids Articles on parts of the body. A lot of
reading, but the student can switch from English to Spanish. Also
includes a game site on health called the Game Closet.
and Inventions Has categories such as African American
and Women Inventors. Sometimes incudes a photo or drawing of the
inventor. Enchanted Learning. Has links to more information.
Reading level 4+
Animals, wildflowers, trees. National Wildlife Federation. Well
organized with it's own search engine. Includes photographs with a
short description. Includes habitat and range plus warnings if the
animal is dangerous to handle. Reading level 4+
North An online participatory site with information on
migration. You must register but it is free. You can buy manuels
to go with the site. Includes Monarch migration and encourages
butterfly gardens. An Annenberg Project.
Corner Rainforest Action Network Good information about
the rainforest and the balance of nature. Some sections include a
glossary. Reading level grade 4+
Code This site has an applet that will turn whatever a
student writes into Morse code. Also has the Morse Code alphabet.
Be sure to scroll down to find the applet. Does not work on the
Prairie Wildlife Research Center An adult site with
information such as how to build a bird house, what do catipillars
eat, and butterflies of North America, etc. Go to the site map and
browse to find information. A teacher resource.
Great research shark site for grades 3-5. Excellent resources,
quizes, and activities.
Place Lots of fun science experiments for children to
A learning center for young astronauts. Has level 1 and 2.
Includes a glossary and great links to other solar system sites.
Level 1 will read the information word for word. Level 1 reading
level is 3+. Level 2 reading level is 4+
Student CTAP testing
Elements Periodic Table A fascinating periodic table
site from the chemical society. org. With Flash you can see some
body. Bones, Heart, Brain, Digestive System,
Respiratory system. Nutritution included. Very interactive. 3rd
and 4th grade and a couple of second grade. Reading level 3+
- Virtual Science
2. Matter, Energy, and the Water
Cycle. Interactive. Many virtual experiments.
Science 3. Electricity, Forces
Friction & Motion, Magnetism. Many virtual
Simple Machines and Space.
An amazing site about the wolves of Yellowstone Park. Students can
study the history of each wolf pack and analyze a database of
information on the packs. Reading level grade 6+.
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