Country Reports
Geography
Homework Help
Current Events
Web Art
Misc. Sites
Parents and Teens
AVID
Gifted

Country Reports

World Factbook
- Facts, map, and flag of every country in the world

Atlapedia - Facts about many countries in the world

Countries of the World

NationMaster - A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. NationMaster is a vast compilation of data from such sources as the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, World Resources Institute, UNESCO, UNICEF and OECD.

The World Heritage - This amazing site has panoramic pictures and interactive virtual reality movies for all sites registered as World Heritage by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). It is a must see!

Panoramas – View 360 degree panoramas of the Grand Canyon, the Valley of The Kings, the New 7 Wonders, the Moon, Mt Everest, the Colorado River, and hundreds more.

Interesting Facts and Trivia About Countries

The New Seven Wonders of the World - Time Photo Essay

The New Seven Wonders of the World - The New7Wonders Organization

New 7 wonders of the world named - The new seven wonders of the world were named Saturday following an online vote that generated server-crushing traffic in its final hours.The Great Wall of China was among the top vote-getters of the "New 7 Wonders of the World" project. They are The Great Wall of China • Petra in Jordan • Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer • Peru's Machu Picchu • Mexico's Chichen Itza pyramid • The Colosseum in Rome • India's Taj Mahal

The TimeMaps – Atlas of World History is a FREE teaching resource that tells the story of human history through on interactive map.

Map Zone - Clickable maps of the world's regions and countries

Flags of the World

Religions of the World
A Bow of the Head: Religions of the World
BBC - Schools - Religions
Explore the World's Sacred Sites

State Reports
State Governments
State Capitals
State Report Home
State Report Information

Geography
The Five Themes of Geography
Latitude and Longitude
MapMachine
Color Landform Atlas of the United States
Illustrated Glossary - Landforms and Bodies of Water
National Geographic GeoSpy Geography Game (For Kids)

D-Maps - To date, d-maps.com contains 32510 maps, each one proposed in 6 graphic formats

The Peters Projection - An Area Accurate Map - An area accurate map is a great complement to other maps, as well as a useful aid in teaching geography. In the classroom, boardroom or bedroom an alternate presentation of the planet will jostle our thinking and help us create new mental maps which in turn will foster creativity and innovation.

Interesting Facts and Trivia about Geography

Journey of Mankind – Peopling the World

I Know That – Tons of different kinds of map games that are informative and fun.

Nations Illustrated – Over 7,700 pictures from around the world

Placespotting – Students are shown a spot on the map, and given a series of riddles to help them determine what it is.

Mapping Our World – A series of animated and audio lesson on maps, and the accuracy and inaccuracy of their projections affect our view of the world.

Homework Help
On-Line Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Answers.com - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and much more

Wikipedia - Wikipedia is a multilingual project to create a complete and accurate free content encyclopedia.

Interesting Facts - Interesting, Amazing and Fun Facts

Ghotit - Free online spelling and grammar checker

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy – The manifestation of one of the most influential modern educational theories, the 6,900 entries in this major new reference work form the touchstone of what it means to be not only just a literate American but an active citizen in our multicultural democracy.

Free Dictionary - Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Thesaurus. Free Access.

Who2.com – Find famous people fast

Fact Monster - Online Almanac, Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Homework Help

Reference Desk - The Single Best Source for Facts

Columbia Encyclopedia - Containing nearly 51,000 entries on a vast range of topics

InfoPlease - All the knowledge you need.

Encylopedia.com - Because knowledge is cool.

Google Search Features – Weather, Time, Calculator, Book Search, Synonym Search, Dictionary Definitions, Spell Checker, and more

HomeworkSpot – HomeworkSpot.com is a free homework information portal that features the very best K-12 homework-related sites together with engaging editorial in one high-utility, educational spot.

Math and Reading Help for Kids is a directory of articles offering tips for homework help, improving test scores, developing positive study habits, and more.

VoyCabulary makes the words on any webpage into links, so you can look them up with just a click--in a dictionary of your choice.

Biography Help
The Biography Maker - The Biography Maker is like those homework machines we have been hearing about for many years. It is designed to help you convert facts into insights, dull and boring information into fascination and magic. It will help you do a good job, but you must provide some of the "steam" to make it work well.

Biography Questions - A great resource to learn how to write a biography

Who2.com - Find Famous People Fast! Now with 2,693 famous people, characters and creatures

Biography.com - Search over 25,000 of the greatest lives, past and present.

People and Biographies – More than 30,000 biographies from Fact Monster's almanacs, dictionary, and encyclopedia.

How to write a bibliography
Landmarks Citation Machine - Citation Machine is an interactive Web tool designed to assist teachers and students in producing reference citations for crediting information from other people.

Current Events

My 2 Cents for Change – Just because you are not old enough to vote, doesn't mean you can't add your two cents. Add your voice, when added to others, can bring about change.

National and Internation News
CNN
MSNBC
Yahoo News

News for Kids
Time for Kids
Scholastic News Online
CNN Student News
Kids Newsroom
Education World News for You
Internet Archive: Way Back Machine – Browse through over 150 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago.  

Political Cartoons
Today's Best Cartoons
Editorial Cartoons from Yahoo News
Historical Political Cartoons from HarpWeek

September 11, 2001
9/11 Attacks - 102 Minutes That Changed America
9/11 Then and Now
Guide to the September 11 Attacks
Shattered 9/11/01 - Images from Time Magazine
America's Day of Terror - BBC News
September 11 memorial from CNN.com

Web Art, Animated Gifs, Sound Files, Presentation Files

Free Clip Art
Free Clip Art by Phillip Martin
Classroom Clipart
Clipart Today - Clipart and pictures from the best clipart sites on the web
FreeFoto - Free Pictures

Animated Gif's
Animation Library - Thousands of free animations
Gifanimations - Free gif, graphic animation, icon and clipart
Animated State Flags
Animated World Flags

Free Sound Files
Sounddogs.com - Add sound files to your presentations
FreeSFX - Free Sound Effects

Free presentation resources for students & teachers! – Select from over 20,000 background slides for your next presentation. Most of the images are available in both 800x600 and 1024x768 sizes. Many of the backgrounds include transparent cutouts to layer over photographs. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 50 items in a single, non-commercial project without further permission.

Supalogo – Make a text logo for free.

Misc. Sites

Martin Luther King, jr. Sites
Martin Luther King on the Net
King Celebrations
Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

Black History Month
Black History Month from the History Channel
Black History Month Scavenger Hunt - Learn about famous black Americans while doing this scavenger hunt
Black History Month History and Timelines

Social Studies Skills Tutor - Learn, practice, and apply social studies skills needed for assessment success through interactive lessons.

National Geographic for Kids

History Net: Where history lives on the Web

FirstGov for Kids - This site was developed and is maintained by the Federal Consumer Information Center. It provides links to Federal kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.

Eyewitness to History - Thousands of hand-selected and relevant pictures, slide-shows, videos, audio-clips, documents and other primary sources

Awesome Stories - A very well done site with some of the great stories in history

Calendars through the ages

History Mystery - How would you like to become a great investigator — of history! I’m Professor Carlotta Facts, and I challenge you to solve the History Mystery! If you figure out the mystery in fewer clues, you earn a higher title as an investigator. So choose a game…and away we play!

Interactives – Become a document detective! Use your sleuthing skills to figure out when and where an historical event took place by examining some primary sources and using an educated guess to pinpoint them on a map and timeline. Then, test your document expertise and analytical skills by answering questions about them.

Smithsonian: History and Culture - A must see site with thousands of photographs from American history.

The Food Timeline - Ever wonder what the Vikings ate when they set off to explore the new world? How Thomas Jefferson made his ice cream? What the pioneers cooked along the Oregon Trail? Who invented the potato chip...and why?

War Stories - Read and see the stories of reporters who witnessed war up close.

FunBrain: This site allows you to take quizzes on all kinds of subjects. It really is fun!

Things Other People Accomplished When They Were Your Age

The Peace Corps for Kids - Welcome to Kids World, brought to you by the Peace Corps. Join our pal, Traveler, as she explores the globe and learns about making a difference. Come on in to the home of adventure and service -- Peace Corps Kids World!

Measuring Worth - Purchasing Power of Money in the United States from 1774 to 2005

The U.S. Mint: H.I.P. pocket change - Learn about the coins in your pocket, plus much more.

How Stuff Works - Ever wonder how a gasoline engine works? This site answers this and many more questions.

What is the population of the earth right now?
World Population
The Population of the World right now

Schoolhouse Rocks lyrics

The History Place - A magazine of the past that's filled with pictures, helpful historical timelines, and homework help. Don't forget to click the picture of the week.

The World at Night - A beautiful image of the earth as it looks at night from space

The Official U.S. Time

Time and Date - Contains a variety of quick tools to help you keep the time and date straight. Among the tools are: World Clock, Time Zone Calculators, Time Zone Converter, Meeting Planner, Time Zone Abbreviations, Sun and Moon Calculators, Day and Night World Map, Moon Phase Calculator, and Distance Calculator

The History of Toys

Brainteasers, Puzzles, & Riddles

Optical Illusions

Websites for Parents and Teens

Middle School: Movin' On Up - Congrats! You never thought the moment would arrive, but here it is...you've finally graduated from elementary school! Now it's time to move on up to the big leagues. That's right...you're about to take on middle school.

Social Skills for Middle School Students - The importance of teaching social skills includes practical applications of the knowledge and values embedded in the literature. The extensions and applications naturally reinforce the acquisition of improved abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Career Planning

CareerShip – An online career exploration. Students can review careers by cluster, review the featured career, match careers to their interests, or search for a particular career.

Career and College Planning Resources - This page provides links for students and guidance counselors including resources to self assessments, career planning, career development and college planning.

Explore Career – What do you want to be?

Kids.gov – Careers

JobStar Central – Links to over 300 free online salary surveys for a wide range of professions and settings.

Exploring Careers – Internet Activities

Succeeding in the World of Work

What's Your Learning Style? - Learning styles refer to the ways you prefer to approach new information. Each of us learns and processes information in our own special ways, though we share some learning patterns, preferences, and approaches. Knowing your own style also can help you to realize that other people may approach the same situation in a different way from your own.

The Fun Works...for Careers You Never Knew Existed

What Interests You? - Exploring Career Information

Career Key - Explore careers and learn about what career interest you

Education Search - Find a school offering the degree you are looking for and learn about the school's surrounding area. Also a complete directory of informative career related articles.

CSU Mentor - Explore colleges and majors in the Cal State system

ASSIST – is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

Career and College Search Center – A guide to our major career and education resources.

Online Colleges and Universities – Welcome to Online Colleges and Universities.com! We are here to bring you the most up to date and complete information about online schooling available. From animal care to plumbing, we have the best online universities available for you. Please keep checking back as we will be continually updating the site with the latest trends and useful tips on study resources and degree tips.

FastWeb - Find college financial aid and scholarships

College Board - SAT Registration and College Admissions

Average Earnings Relationship to Educational Attainment

For Parents

National Parenting Center - Many articles related to adolescent issues and parenting

Parenting - Tips on parenting from the experts

Kids Health - The Web's most visited site about children's health

Whole Family

For Teens

Teens Homepage

Teen Central - Welcome to Teen Central, the place to get teen help for teen problems. This web site is for teens and by teens. Looking for new options, new ideas, new friends? Got a story to tell, a wrong to right, a teen problem to sort out? You've come to the right site.

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID Online

AVID Middle School Website

AVID Tips for Schools

How to Write Cornell Notes

Costa's and Bloom's
Costa's Levels of Inquiry

Examples of Costa's Levels of Questions

Bloom's Taxonomy

Developing Questions for Critical Thinking

Gifted Education

Facilitating the Understanding of Depth and Complexity

Dimensions of Depth and Complexity

Depth and Complexity

Depth and Complexity Posters Menu

Themes and Big Ideas

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