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BIOGRAPHIES ONLINE - How much do you know about the great lives of history? Answer questions in the biography quiz or play games to test your knowledge.
BRITTANICA ONLINE - Free trial of the online encyclopedia is available. At the end of the free trial period, there is a monthly charge if you want to continue to use it.
COMMON ERRORS IN ENGLISH - This site takes the errors we make in the English language very seriously, but with a bit of humor. It was developed by Paul Brians of the Department of English at Washington State University (what must he think of that opening sentence?) His homepage also has wonderful links to other educational "must see" sites.
ELECTRIC LIBRARY - Quick and easy way to do research for that term paper or special report. Resources include more than 150 full-text newspapers, hundreds of full-text magazines, two international newswires, two thousand classic books, hundreds of maps, thousands of photos and major works of literature and art. Information is updated daily by satellite. There is a charge for the service, but you may try the service for 30 days free of charge.
GAIL'S RESOURCE GUIDE - A North Carolina parent/teacher/student site. If you're interested in light houses and teachers' resources, check this site.
HISTORY CHANNEL - Provides TV programs which middle school, Jr. and Sr. high teachers may tape and keep up to a year. This includes support material for lesson plans and class activities. This site includes This Day in History, Great Speeches, Games, Exhibits, Events Calendar and many other topics.
INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY - This is a large site and a bit slow to load, but be patient - it is well worth the wait. This site is developed by librarians and has it all. If you can't visit your local library or maybe it doesn't have all the research materials you need, check here. It contains tremendous resources, literally hundreds and hundreds of online reference books, magazines, worldwide newspapers and online text - and it's free.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS - Contains information on American Treasures Exhibits, maps, services for the blind and physically handicapped. Research resources are the catalogs of the Library of Congress and other libraries.
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART - Excellent page for all ages. Contains separate section called "For Kids" offering instruction on how to look at art, exhibits and programs, resources.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - Study paintings, drawings and sculpture, see current special exhibits at the museum and plan a trip to the museum.
NASA - All you ever wanted to know about space exploration. Get biographies of astronauts, see great photographs from the Hubbell Telescope. Contains links to the Shuttle Web.
NATIONAL DATA BUOY CENTER - Provides information on how weather affects the oceans and how oceans affect the weather.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - This site includes realaudio, historical maps, many pictures and articles and a section just for the kids. You can access the archives to see back issues.
SCHOLASTIC NETWORK - Excellent source for classroom materials on all subjects in the elementary through middle school grades. Fun pages with sound and video. Book clubs, reviews of books, and more.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION - What a wonderful way to view the many museums and exhibits of the Smithsonian. The site contains lots of wonderful pictures and descriptions of their many exhibits. It also includes links to the Anacostia Museum or African American History and Culture and the National Zoological Park, both in Washington, DC. Also included are two museums in New York City, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for decorative arts, industrial design and architecture and the National Museum of the American Indian containing exhibits of the cultures and history of the native people of the Americas. You could easily spend days at this site. It's the next best thing to being there - and your feet don't get tired.
USA TODAY'S CLASSLINE, THE DAILY TEACHING SYSTEM - Provides a multitude of activities pertaining to top stories in USA Today of special interest to students. Includes Teachers' Tips geared toward Science, Math, Language Arts and Social Studies. There is a subscription fee, but at a 40% discount for classroom teachers.
WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS - Easy to use. Type in a word (as close to correct spelling as possible), it will supply the correct spelling, pronunciation, part of speech, language origin and meaning.
WEATHER CLASSROOM - Information on the "hows" and "whys" of weather. Also includes Look Up, a sky awareness program and other teaching resources. Contains other interesting links to such things as Hurricane Hunters and The Tornado Project.