Resources-Below you will find links to help you in a variety of subjects. You can find information on study tools, homework help, biography help, current events, career planning, AVID, gifted education and much more.

 

Study Tools

Thinking Maps

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.

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

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.
MLA Citation Style

Current Events

National and Internation News
CNN
MSNBC
Yahoo News

News for Kids
Time for Kids
Scholastic News Online
CNN Student News
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 - The following tribute sites may contain graphic images that may not be suitable for young children.
America Remembers from CNN.com

September 11 memorial from CNN.com

"A More Perfect Union" – Full video address of Senator Barack Obama on race in America.

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 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.

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?

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?

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

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.

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.

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

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 Tips for Schools

How to Write Cornell Notes

Costa's and Bloom's

Bloom's Taxonomy

Developing Questions for Critical Thinking

Gifted Education

Themes and Big Ideas