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Educational Web Sites 

Created and maintained by Catherine C. Schifter, Ph.D., for the College of Education, Temple University.  The listings here are not intended as an endorsement of any kind, but as a list of resources teachers and preK-12 education students should evaluate and use as appropriate for their needs. If you have any comments about these web sites, or suggestions for additional web resources, please contact Dr. Schifter directly. (Last update: January 2, 2014)

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Art & Art Education Just for Kids! Quotations
Business Education

Language Arts

Reference

Computer & Internet History

Lesson Plans Resources & Info for Teachers
Distance Learning  Libraries Physical Sciences
Disabilities & Special Ed. Mathematics

Social Studies

Foreign Language Instruction

Multiculturalism

Educational Software Evaluation

Health, Nutrition & Phys. Ed.  Museum & Cultural Institutions Teacher Unions/Organizations
Humanities Music & Music Education Vocational Education 

Distance Learning

bullet Global Schoolhouse  aimed towards K-12 education
bulletUnited States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)  Promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training.
bulletWorld Association for Online Education (WAOE) A non profit international professional organization concerned with online pedagogy. WAOE offers membership services relevant to educators concerned with teaching online.

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Quotations 

bulletBartlett's Familiar Quotations  Search the unabridged database by keyword, author, or quote.
bullet Cool Quotes Collection From Voltaire to restroom-graffiti.
bulletQuote Geek Your favorite quotes.

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Language Arts

English as a Second Language Literature Teacher Resources
Full-text Classics and Books Reading Skills University Writing Centers
Grammar Style Manuals Writing Skills

English as a Second Language 

bulletDave Sperling's ESL Cafe A "must see" for the ESL/EFL teacher or student looking for materials.
bulletESL Lesson Plans Quizzes, brainteasers, and classroom activities are similarly available.
bulletESL Lesson Plans II Even more.
bulletESL Teaching Tips for New and Veteran Educators Issues of classroom management, assessment, and the like are covered in depth.
bullet Kidscribe  This site encourages bilingual students to publish essays, stories and poems.

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Full-text Classics and Books  

bulletThe Online Books Page directory of books free on the Internet; includes: index of thousands of on-line books; pointers to directories and archives of on-line texts
bulletOnline Literary Library
bullet Complete Works of William Shakespeare  All Shakespeare-All the time.

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Grammar

bulletAnagram Insanity  An anagram is a word or phrase created by rearranging the letters from another word or phrase.  How many can you make out of your name?
bulletCommon Errors in English A Washington State University professor has developed a web page to help students who consistently make the same grammatical errors.
bulletEnglish Teaching Ideas Suggested classroom activities for students ages 5-11.
bullet Grammar Gorillas Organized by the Learning network for those needing help identifying parts of speech.
bulletKids Crosswords and Other Puzzles  A variety of puzzles are available on current events, holidays, and different subject areas, with the option of joining an email list to receive updates.

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Literature 

bulletC.S. Lewis Web site devoted to the science-fiction author of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" series.
bulletChildren's Literature Web Guide An attempt to collect and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for children and young adults.  Book reviews, new and recommended book listings, teachers' commentaries, discussion boards, and current award-winning books are included.
bulletDr. Seuss Online Stories Seussville
bulletTeaching Shakespeare Lesson plans, workshops, festivals, and more available from the Folger Library.

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Reading Skills

bullet Booktalks -- Quick and Simple Database of over 600 ready-to-use booktalks. Designed for K-12 teachers and librarians.
bullet Reading Comprehension Includes weekly worksheets for upper elementary and middle school levels.
bulletReadingLady.com The place where teachers can turn to find ready to go units, as well as information about reading and learning with other teachers.  Lesson plans are ready to go in your classroom.

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Style Manuals

bulletAPA Manuals (American Psychological Association)
bulletAPA Style Resources
bulletMLA Style Manual (Modern Language Association)
bulletMLA Style the only guidelines authorized by the Modern Language Association.
bullet Beyond the MLA Handbook documenting Electronic Sources on the Internet

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Teacher Resources

bullet100 Remedial Reading and Phonics Worksheets Worksheets for improving reading and phonics skills. Also includes vocabulary lists and downloads resources for
teachers and parents.
bulletCarol Hurst's Children's Literature Site This site posts original book reviews, author studies, and lesson plans by Carol Hurst, an expert in the area of children's literature.
bulletNational Council of Teachers of English

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University Writing Centers 

bulletPurdue University
bulletTemple University

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Writing Skills

bulletCarol Hurst's Children's Literature Web Site  Offers teaching suggestions on how to practice writing skills using children's books.
bulletInteractive Poetry Pages Allows readers to either begin a poem, comment on, add to, or complete another collaborative poetry effort.
bulletParadigm Online Writing Assistant Help in discovering, organizing, revising, and editing informal, thesis, argumentative, and exploratory essays.

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Humanities 

bulletEDSITEment Humanities-centered lesson plans, websites, and references offered by the NEH.
bulletH-Net An interdisciplinary organization of scholars dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet.
bulletNational Endowment for the Humanities The NEH's mission is to enrich American cultural life by promoting knowledge of human history, thought and culture throughout the nation.  It seeks to accomplish this by providing grants for humanities projects.

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Social Studies/History

African Studies European History United States History (general)
Ancient Greece & Rome Exploration  Women's Studies
Ancient Egypt & Mesopotamia Geography Teacher Resources
Archeology & Ancient History Indigenous Peoples World History
Asian Studies

Latin American Studies

Civil Rights Movement
Civics - Political Science Middle East Current Events
Economics Military History  

Social Studies

bulletAsk the Amish  From Lancaster County, PA, find out about the Pennsylvania Dutch.
bulletAtlapedia Online  Access maps that show either the physical or political detail of a country or area of the world.
bulletHyperHistory Online Site divided into four subtopics: People, History, Events and Maps, covering 3,000 years of history.
bulletMy Virtual Reference Desk - History  History sites by the dozens.
bulletNational Center for History in the Schools US History Standards The standards are both online and in print form.
bulletSocial Studies Education: National Council for the Social Studies Social Studies Resources and Information from National Council for the Social Studies.
bulletInternet Modern History Sourcebook Literally thousands of primary sources are available for classroom use.

African Studies

bulletAfrican Timelines A series of fantastic timelines with embedded links assembled by an English professor at Central Oregon Community College.
bulletBlack Facts Online An online searchable database of events, birthdates, an anniversaries that reveal what happened on any particular day in African American history.
bulletK-12 Guide to African Resources Resources exploring Africa and the African diaspora for students and teachers. Includes lesson ideas, and library holdings.
bulletLibrary of Congress Several exhibits relating to black history are presented.  The African American Odyssey uses government documents, manuscripts, maps and musical scores.  There are pamphlets, sermons, slave narratives, speeches and playbills produced between 1818 and 1907.
bulletNational Museums of Kenya The art and culture of central Africa.
bulletUniversity of Pennsylvania's African Studies Center 

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United States History 

bulletChronology of U.S. Historical Documents Full-text primary sources from 300 years of our nation's history from the colonial era to the present.
bullet The Launching of a New Constitution A complete unit on The Constitution of the United States of America, and uses unique question sheets on every article and section in the Constitution. 
bullet Guide for the Presidents of the United States This site was recommended by the students of Ms. April Cramer in Goodyear, AZ. They found this site and thought it should be included here and I totally agree. Thank you to Ms. Cramer and her students!! In the mean time, check out this site that helps you understand the Presidents of the U.S.

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Civil Rights Movement

bullet 1965 March To Selma, Alabama
bulletMartin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project at Stanford University Contains many of his speeches and sermons.
bulletMartin Luther King, Jr. Includes photo Tour of the Civil Rights Movement - By Seattle Times
bullet National Park Service Historical Archive
bullet African American Odyssey - A Quest for Full Citizenship (Library of Congress)
bullet The Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965 An Introduction 
bulletLesson Plan on Eyes on the Prize: The Civil Rights Struggle, 1954 to 1965 A detailed series of lesson plans.
bulletCivil Rights Sojourn High school students from across the country learn about the civil rights movement, by taking expeditions to the South, and meeting movement veterans.
bulletLibrary of Congress: Civil Rights Era Part of the American Memory Project.
bulletStudent Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) An introductory site designed by University of North Carolina students.
bulletVeterans of the Civil Rights Movement Personal testimony and contact information from primarily SNCC and SCLC veterans.
bullet Rosa Parks A biographical sketch and interview are available
bulletMalcolm X  An extensive site documenting his life.
bullet Black History Museum

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Exploration

bullet1492: An Ongoing Voyage From the Library of Congress' 500 year anniversary exhibit, one learns about the myths and realities surrounding Christopher Columbus and his transatlantic expeditions.
bulletNational Geographic Homepage of the magazine that has sparked children's and adults' imagination of other lands and peoples for more than a century.
bullet National Lewis and Clark Education Center The National Lewis and Clark Education Center engages educators and students in a dynamic understanding of The Lewis and Clark expedition (1803-1806).
bulletMarco Polo's Asia An essay on Marco Polo and his adventures in Asia.

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Ancient Greece & Rome

bulletAncient Greek World Index
bulletAncient Roman History Timeline Historical content and chronological index of links to Ancient Roman sites. Emphasis is place on primary sources and new perspectives of the roles of women.
bulletChristian Catacombs of Rome Includes the outline, history and importance of the catacombs as historical evidence in the life and martyrdom of the early Church.
bullet Encyclopedia Mythica An encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, legends, and more.  It contains over 5700 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, and legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.

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Archeology and Ancient History

bulletAncient Sites Games, trivia, quizzes, tours and a Virtual Classroom within 3D reconstructions of Rome, Egypt and Athens.
bulletArcheological Institute of America Contains an array of links by region of the world.
bullet Perseus Project An evolving library of resources for advanced study of the ancient world.
bulletSeven Wonders of the Ancient World Offers a detailed history of these sites.

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Asian Studies

bulletKyoto National Museum Ceramics, sculpture, paintings, calligraphy, metalwork, more. The masterworks section contains both good enlargements and good explanatory texts.
bulletHistory of the Great Wall of China The history of the great wall of China is described, along with why Chinese chose to build the Great Wall, their cultural development, and a soldier's life along the wall.
bulletOpium War Links and discussion forum on both the war itself and a 1997 movie based upon it, from the Digital China/Harvard project.
bulletKorea Korean History Project A comprehensive multimedia history of Korean people from approximately 2200 BCE to the present.

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European History

bullet British Museum Online access to a vast collection of world art and artifacts.
bullet EuroDocs Primary historical documents on Western Europe from the Medieval period to the twentieth century.  Research may be conducted by individual nation or Europe as a whole.
bullet Napoleon.org Covers all things pertaining to French leader Napoleon Bonaparte.
bulletA Teacher's Guide to the Holocaust Site produced by the Florida Center for Instructional Technology that includes timelines, information, and hundreds of lesson plans.
bulletThe Vikings Explore a Viking village, find out who the Vikings were, delve into the secrets of a Norse ship, or write your name in the runes.

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Egypt

bulletAncient Nubia A strong web page that sheds light on the civilization that once lived along the Nile River of southern Egypt and Northern Sudan.

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Government & Political Science

bulletBen's Guide to U.S. Government for Kids Developed by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) offers material for the K-12 educator.
bulletCenter for Civic Education A nonprofit, nonpartisan educational corporation dedicated to fostering the development of informed participation in civic life.  Along the resources available included a collection of lesson plans and materials for social studies teachers developed by the center.  
bulletCongress Link Developed by The Dirksen Congressional Center, materials were designed in cooperation with teachers of American government, American history, and civics to address current trends toward student-centered, research-based, authentic curriculum.  
bullet C-Span in the Classroom Offers information and resources for educators who use C-SPAN in their classrooms. 
bulletDemocratic Party  Official web site features daily updates of news and commentary.
bulletFirstgov This is a new "homepage" of the federal government and should become your first click for any form of information on the federal government or published by one of its offices.
bulletNational Constitution Center Established by Congress as an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, the NCC was formed to increase awareness and understanding of the US Constitution.  Along with teacher resources and original lesson plans, some of the major documents of our nation's history are available for download. 
bulletNational Standards for Civics & Government  Written by the Center for Civic Education and sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement of the U.S. Department of Education and the Pew Charitable Trusts.
bullet Republican National Committee Official Internet home of the Republican National Committee. Updated daily with news and commentary from the RNC.
bulletThomas Database Legislative Information A U.S. Congress site that includes bill summaries and status reports and discussions on contemporary legislative affairs.
bulletUnited Nations Cyber School bus Lesson plans, activities, and articles on AIDS, urbanization, and political hotspots in the world.  A model UN discussion forum is here as well.
bulletWhite House Research the Executive branch of government's history.  A treasure trove of primary sources are available including audio files of Presidents' speeches.

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Economics

bulletAdam Smith Brief bio and links to resources and works by the author of Wealth of Nations.
bulletEconomic Education Web Provides support for economic education and teaching in
all forms and at all levels.
bulletEconomics America A comprehensive program of the National Council on Economic Education.  This site elaborates on the standards for economic education. 
bulletEcoSim An interactive simulation in which each student plays the role of a company and a group of people, or a legislator in the government/central bank.
bullet History of Economic Thought A repository of links and information on the history of economic thought, from the ancient times until the modern day, designed for those interested in learning about economics from a historical perspective.
bulletHistory of Money from Ancient Times to the Present Day Money in its social, political, and economic context from the dawn of history to the end of the 20th century.
bulletInvesting for Kids This Web site is designed by kids for kids. It examines stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the like. It teaches the principles of saving and investing. It also includes a stock game.
bulletLaborNet: News about labor movements.
bulletMuseum of American Financial History Online exhibits and resources chronicling the role of finance and capital markets in American history.

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Indigenous Peoples

bulletHaudenosaunee Iroquois Homework Help A team of native people provides to students culturally sensitive and factual information about the Haudenosaunee also known as the Iroquois (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora).
bullet National Museum of the American Indian
bulletNativeweb Resources on indigenous peoples around the world.
bulletNative American Conquest for Teens These articles, written for teens, serve as a guide through North America before its Indian cities were destroyed by foreign diseases.

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Latin American Studies 

bulletAztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico In 1519 Hernan CortÚs sailed from Cuba, landed in Mexico and made his way to the Aztec capital.
bullet History of Mexico Hosted by the History Channel, a host of links to information about the people, wars, events, and milestones in Mexican History, including the Aztecs, the Mayans, Pancho Vila, Santa Anna, the Mexican-American War, NAFTA, the Alamo, Cortez, and a timeline of Mexican history.
bulletLatin American Network Information Center LANIC's primary goal is to facilitate access to information on, from, or about Latin America  Its editorially reviewed directories contain more than 12,000 unique URL's pertaining to Latin America.

Middle East

bulletArabNet Resource for the Arab World in the Middle East and North Africa Country-by-country detailed profiles. Overview, history, geography, business, culture, government, transport, tours, country links.
bulletThe Crusades A collection of contemporary accounts of the crusades.
bulletThe Glory of Byzantium Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibit celebrating the second golden age of Byzantine art. Includes Byzantine art themes, the history of Byzantium, and a visual timeline.
bulletImages and Graphics of the Middle East Made available through Columbia University.
bulletMesopotamia Extensive list of links on the culture and history of the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia.
bulletMiddle East Documents and Historical Background Documents and maps relating to the history of the Middle East and the Palestine-Israel conflict in particular.
bulletMiddle East Network Information Center Extensive resource covering ancient history, arts and humanities, business and finance, culture and groups, energy, government and politics, maps and travel, news and media, regional information.
bulletWomen in the Middle East Online resources regarding women in the Middle East, sorted by country.

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Military History

bulletFlags of the American Revolution Illustrations and descriptions of eleven different flags flown by British and colonial troops during the war.
bulletVirtual Marching Tour of the American Revolution Timelimes, maps, and descriptions of the major events leading up to the war and its battles are available for students and teachers.
bullet America During the Age of the Revolution 1764-1775 Timeline provided by the Library of Congress
bullet America During the Age of the Revolution 1776-1789
bulletAmerican Civil War Home Page Hundreds of links and a wealth of speeches, maps, photos, and similar primary sources from the era.
bullet Civil War Photographs Home Page Part of the American Memory/Library of Congress contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady.
bulletTrenches on the Web Excellent resources for materials and primary sources from the Great War of 1914-1918.
bulletWorld War I Document Archive Assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List.
bulletAnne Frank Diaries Learn about her life, read selections from Anne's diary, and begin to comprehend the Holocaust.
bullet World War II Documents Made available through Yale University's Avalon Project.

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Women's Studies

bulletDocuments from the Women's Liberation Movement A searchable online archive of full-text documents about the feminist movement. 
bulletInternet Women's History Sourcebook Attempts to present online documents and secondary discussions which reflect the various ways of looking at the history of women within broadly defined historical periods and areas. Includes ancient, medieval and modern.
bullet History of the Suffrage Movement Includes a chronology of events leading to women's right to vote, and from 1920 to today.
bulletLiving the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848 - 1998 Detailed timeline, classroom activities, biographical sketches, and examples of students' work are available.
bulletNational Museum of Women's History Dedicated to preserving, displaying, interpreting, and celebrating the historic contributions and rich, diverse experiences of women.
bulletNational Organization for Women Information on women's issues for women's activists.
bullet Woman Suffrage in Political Cartoons More than two dozen political cartoons of the woman suffrage movement showing how it was portrayed by both supporters
and opponents.

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World History

bulletBerlin Wall This searchable site contains vast amounts of information, including a timeline; an extensive collection of photographs with views of Checkpoint Charlie, escapes, wall art and the wall's demolition; facts about the wall: and an extensive archive of documents and photographs. 
bulletEighteenth-Century Resources Think of anything about the 18th century Western Europe and the U.S. and it is here.
bulletHyperHistory Online Organizes 3,000 years of world history.
bulletJournal of Multimedia History A wonderful resource that provides reviews of history-related software, websites, and videos and discusses how emerging technology can be incorporated in teaching.
bulletToday in History Database offers the ability to search by date or subject.
bullet United States Holocaust Memorial Museum America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.

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Geography 

bulletAtlapedia Demographic and geographical information on all the nations of the world.
bulletDavid Rumsey Collection Over 2,300 high-resolution digital images of maps from one of the largest private collections of historic maps in the US. Maps would be useful for a teacher searching for 18th and 19th c. North and South America cartographic materials.
bulletGeoNetGame Online geography game for students grades 4 and above; includes a teachers' guide.
bulletHistorical Atlas of the 20th Century A fantastic collection of color-coded atlas maps showing world population, governments, wars, and other historical trends. Many include brief historical commentaries.
bulletKids @ National Geographic 
bullet National Geographic Resources for Teachers
bullet State games USA Web Games

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Current Events

bulletABC News American Broadcasting Company
bulletAllAfrica.com News and information about Africa.
bulletBBC World News World News Page of British Broadcasting Corp. with text and audio/video clips.
bulletChannel NewsAsia Real-time text and video news about Asia.
bulletC-SPAN Live video and audio from C-SPAN public affairs networks.
bulletCNN Interactive News and information, just like the cable channel.
bulletEuropean Voice News and analysis of the European Union.
bulletThe Hill Weekly Washington, DC newspaper for and about the U.S. Congress.
bulletInternational Herald Tribune International news
bulletThe New York Times on the Web
bulletNew York Times Cartoons Political cartoons provided by the New York Times.
bulletNews in Pictures Contains news events in pictures (primarily).
bulletNewsLibrary Searchable archives of articles from major newspapers across the country.
bulletNewsweek.com Online version of Newsweek news magazine.
bulletMSNBC News Microsoft and NBC News, with text and broadcast feeds.
bulletUSA Today Front Page National daily newspaper.
bulletWashingtonpost.com The Washington Post newspaper online

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Multicultural Curriculum Resources

bulletMulticultural Lesson Plans Dozens of links to applicable classroom activities for the K-12 teacher.
bulletNational Association for Multicultural Education A journal, listserv, and links are some of the materials available for educators.
bulletPreschool Activities for a Multicultural Theme Students explore different cultures, traditions and customs  as they participate in these early childhood activities and lesson plans.  
bulletTeaching Diversity Ideas and activities that deal with multicultural issues.

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Mathematics

Algebra Geometry Resources for Math Teachers
Calculus Math (K-12) Trigonometry

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Algebra

bulletAlgebra.Help Online resource for students/parents/teachers, includes lessons, tutorials, and calculators. 
bulletAlgebra Wizard Free e-zine, Algebra Times, helps students and teachers with algebra.
bulletPythagorean Theorem

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Calculus

bulletCalculus Graphics Computer animations designed by a mathematics professor illustrating introductory principles.
bulletCalculus Resources and Lesson Plans 
bulletVisual Calculus A collection of modules which can be used in the teaching of calculus.

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Geometry

bulletGallery of Interactive On-Line Geometry Hosted by the University of Minnesota's Geometry Center, twelve interactive online geometry programs are available for teachers to demonstrate theorems.
bulletGeometry Center A site with interactive Web and JAVA applications plus a lot of downloadable software.
bulletGeometry Through Art A series of activities for children in grades K-6.
bulletManipulate Math with Java Java applets demonstrating many geometrical and other theorems.
bulletMath Forum Classroom resources, lesson plans,  and internet activities designed specifically for geometry teachers.

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Math (K-12)

bulletAll About Place Values Explanations, interactive practice, and challenge games about place values.
bulletAsk Dr. Math A question and answer service for math students and their teachers operated by hundreds of volunteers around the world. 
bulletColorful Mathematics A series of educational software presenting advanced mathematical concepts to 7-12 students in a game-oriented approach.
bullet Cool Math
bullet Golden Ratio Learn about the Fibonacci sequence and its various manifestations in nature.
bulletHyperMath Hundreds of examples of applied mathematics with links to their applications to problems in physics and astronomy.
bulletMathematics Lessons Database More than 100 unique lessons submitted by teachers to a center at the University of Illinois. 
bulletMath Magic Along with providing math assistance, grade level challenges are regularly posted for competing registered student teams to solve.
bulletMathStories House of math word problems for grades 1 through 8, with lots of worksheets.  Can be used by parents and teachers.
bulletPrime Pages Resources of and about prime numbers including history, proving theorems, list of record primes, and more.
bulletReal World Mathematics Teach and learn about math using everyday examples.
bulletVisual Fractions Interactive quizzes are available online for students to practice with that include explanations.
bulletWord Problems for Kids For grades 5-12, teachers may receive solutions by email. 

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Resources for Mathematics Teachers

bulletStudyGeek.org - resources for teaching math.
bulletFree Arithmetic Worksheets Printable arithmetic worksheets updated weekly for free download.
bulletNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics NCTM is the largest nonprofit professional association of mathematics educators in the world.
bulletNCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics The standards and examples which implement them are available for download.
bulletTop 20 Math Online Directory for Math Education Directory for Math Education that ranks the top twenty sites specific to Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, and Statistics.

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Trigonometry

bulletDave's Short Trig Course An introduction to the field that explains the basic terminology and purposes for studying trigonometry.
bulletSOS Trigonometry S.O.S. Mathematics outlines the fundamental aspects of trig for students and teachers.
bulletTrigonometry - Math for Morons Like Us A small site that explains the major points most often covered in the trigonometry classroom.

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Health, Nutrition & Physical Education

bulletAmerican Heart Association The official site of the AHA where you will find plenty of information about healthy living and lifestyles, and more.
bulletFirst Aid The First Aid page with links to information about first aid for snake bites, contusions, and much more.
bullet Nutrition Dictionary Describes what different vitamins and minerals do for your body.
bullet The Interactive Patient  This site at Marshall University's school of Medicine allows the user to simulate an actual patient encounter.

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Business Education

bullet Business Education Standards Guidelines as to what constitutes a quality education in 12 curricular areas of business education.
bulletFuture Business Leaders of America Nonprofit educational association of students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields.
bulletNational Business Education Association Teachers devoted to preparing students for the ever changing workplace.

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Computer History

bullet Calculating Machines A history of the mechanical calculator.
bulletComputer Museum History Center Based in California, its mission is to preserve and present the artifacts and stories of the information age.
bulletHistory of Apple Computer Learn about the company and its early forays into the personal computer world.
bullet Past Notable Women of Computing Biographical essays and photo gallery are available at this Yale University site.

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Physical Sciences

Anatomy Environmental Studies Space & Astronomy
Chemistry Geology & Dinosaurs! Science Teacher Resources
Earth Science Physics

Anatomy

bullet The Virtual Body A fascinating interactive 3-D presentation of human anatomy.
bulletThe Heart & Circulatory System From ProTeacher
bulletThe Human Heart An online exploration designed by the staff of the Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia.
bulletThe Inner Body A great site that includes animations, detailed descriptions, and diagrams of human anatomy.
bulletNeuroscience for Kids Students and teachers can learn about the nervous system through activities and experiments.

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Chemistry 

bulletAtom Builder Use a shockwave plug-in to add neutrons, electrons, and protons to construct Carbon but be careful it doesn't ionize before you finish!
bulletCavalcade of Chemistry A chemistry resource for high school students, teachers, and home schoolers. Free lesson plans (worksheets, handouts, labs) and tutorials provided.
bulletChemistry Lesson Plans, from the SMILE Project More than 200 lesson plans.
bulletLesson Plans Of more use are the links on the left of the page linking to material related to the plan topics.
bulletThe IrYdium Project Provides a number of simulations (in applet form) as well as other curriculum development tools with the goal of revolutionizing the way chemistry is taught.
bullet Interactive Periodic Table and Data tables Interactive printable periodic table with pictures of the elements.
bulletPeriodic Table of Elements In-depth periodic table of elements. This MIT site includes chemistry calculators.

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Geology

bulletCascade Range Volcanoes An introduction to volcanoes and up-to-the-minute photos and information on those along the west coast of the U.S.
bulletDinosaur Lessons Written by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, paleontology links and Spanish translations of the lessons are available.
bulletGeologic Time A smart and kid-friendly explanation of geologic periods.
bulletPlate Tectonics Site produced by the USGS
bulletPreschool Activities About Dinosaurs More than a dozen ideas for classroom activities are available here.

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Environment & Ecology 

bulletEcosystems Teaching Package An ecological teaching package for school science classes. Activities illustrate how different living things depend on each other and their environment.
bullet Environmental Education - Teacher Resources Links to environmental resources on the Internet, for K-12 teachers.  PS - you need to be a member, but easy to join.
bulletEE-Link - An Environmental Education Resource for Teachers Directory of Internet resources intended to support, enhance and extend effective environmental education in grades K-12. Includes classroom materials, publications, information on grants, and general environmental links.
bulletExploring the Environment Educational modules from the NASA Classroom of the Future.
bulletIntellicast Weather Funded by MSNBC, learn about the world's weather patterns or next week's forecast for your town.
bulletJourney North - A Global Study of Wildlife Migration Students across North America track the journeys of a dozen migratory species. Children share their field observations with classrooms across the hemisphere and are linked with scientists who share their expertise directly.
bulletNatural History Museum of London Devoted to promoting the discovery, understanding, responsible use and enjoyment of the natural world.
bulletNational Wildlife Federation The nation's largest member-supported conservation group devoted to the protection of wildlife, wild places, and the environment.
bulletOffice of Environmental Education Describes U.S. government programs, including grant opportunities, in environmental education, and lists links to EPA websites for teachers and kids.
bulletThe Tornado Project Facts about tornadoes, as well as myths, oddities, personal experiences of tornado chasers, and safety tips.

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Space & Astronomy 

bulletAmazing Space Education Online from the Hubble Space Telescope Web-based interactive lessons designed by teachers and the Space Telescope Science Institute.
bulletMars Millennium Project A national science, arts, and technology initiative. Join thousands of kids in community groups and K-12 classrooms and imagine a community on Mars in the year 2030.
bulletMars Team Online Everything you and your students want to know about Mars can be found at this site, including video cl8ips, lesson plans, and discussion groups.
bullet NASA's Educational Program A wealth of resources for educators and students.
bulletNational Space Science Data Center Access to a wide variety of astrophysics, space physics, solar physics, lunar and planetary data from NASA space flight missions.
bulletOdyssey Magazine Science magazine for children ages 10-16. Cutting edge earth and space science, archaeology, astronomy, and contests. Great for classroom use.
bulletPlanet Quest Created by high-school students, this interactive and informative site includes online quizzes, planet comparisons, pictures and links to astronomy clubs around the world.
bulletSolar System Simulator Visualize the solar system from any planet or satellite and other space-related resources.
bulletWelcome to the Planets Another NASA website, here students and teachers can collect data and images pertaining to the solar system.

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Earth Sciences 

bulletAccess Excellence A premier source of information and activities for the high school biology teacher.
bullet B-Eye: The World Through the Eyes of a Bee Experience another organism's perception of the world 
bulletJASON Project "A year-round scientific expedition designed to excite and engage students in science and technology and to motivate and provide professional development for teachers."
bulletNational Science Teachers Association Promoting excellence in education and science teaching.
bulletResources for Teaching Middle School Science Index of grade levels of curriculum materials by scientific area.
bulletScience Teachers' Resource Center Site is for science teachers to share ideas such as labs, demonstrations and any other information to which teachers wish to grant public access.

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Physics

bullet Hidden Costs of Light Polution - A short video from DarkSkies about the impact of light on many aspects of life.
bulletHyperPhysics An in-depth exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation.  Thousands of physics-related concepts are illustrated.
bulletHow Stuff Works: Force, Power, Torque and Energy Animations help to thoroughly explain force, power, torque, and energy.
bulletOptics for Kids An overview of the basics of optics suitable for elementary school children.  Chinese and Japanese translations of the lesson are available as well.
bulletPhysics Demos and Science Exhibit Designs Links to useful demo sites, descriptions of dangerous and not-so-dangerous electrical demonstrations, and some unusual scientific projects.
bulletPhysics Lesson Plans, SMILE Project Almost 200 lesson plans, grouped by physics topic. Also, math lesson plans are on the same page.

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Organizations and Resources for Science Teachers

bulletAmerican Association of Physics Teachers Organization representing and supporting physics and physical science teachers and teaching in the United States.
bulletNational Association of Biology Teachers Works to promote biology education and educators through publications, workshops and awards for excellence. 
bullet Earth Science Education Network Collection of activities, lessons, data, workshops links and resources for educators and students interested in earth science activities.
bulletResources for Teaching Middle School Science Index of grade levels of curriculum materials by scientific area, from the National Academy of Sciences.
bulletScience Teachers' Resource Center Site is for science teachers to share ideas such as labs, demonstrations and any other information to which teachers wish to grant public access.

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Teacher Tools and Resources 

bulletU.S. Department of Education Ensuring equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.
bulletFilamentality An interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities.
bulletFun Brain A comprehensive site for K-8 teachers and students.
bulletIncluding Technology Easy ways to use technology in your classroom. Computer projects elementary students can do with Claris Works, Kid Pix, or Hyper Studio.
bulletInternational Society for Technology in Education
bulletKathy Schrock's Guide for Educators  A categorized list of sites useful for enhancing the curriculum and professional development.
bulletNational Center for Education Statistics A source for thousands of studies on the field of education and Internet/computer use in the classroom.
bulletNew Horizons on Learning
bulletTeacherFreebies.com Collection of links to sites that offer free stuff for teachers including catalogs, software demos, magazines, 30-day trials, lesson plans.
bulletTeachers Helping Teachers A necessary stopping point for the novice teacher seeking practical knowledge on lesson plans, classroom management, and similar topics from more experienced educators.
bulletThe Gateway to Educational Materials
bulletVirtual Schoolhouse Educational Resources Contains links to a variety of resources, categorized by subject matter, including English, math, foreign languages, physical education, history, and sciences

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Organizations for Teachers

bulletAmerican Federation of Teachers The AFT has more than one million members nationwide, and has grown into a trade union representing workers in education, health care, and public service.
bulletNational Education Association (NEA) America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA claims over 2.3 million members.
bulletPhiladelphia Federation of Teachers Representing public school teachers in Philadelphia. PFT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) as Local 3.
bulletPhi Delta Kappa Professional fraternity for teachers.

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Online Libraries

bulletAmerican Library Association
bulletThe Free Library of Philadelphia 
bulletLibrary of Congress A collection of more than 19 million items including the largest map, film, and text collections in the world.
bulletInternet Public Library Committed to providing free services to the Internet community.
bulletTemple University Libraries Homepage 

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Lesson Plan Bank

bulletA-to-Z Teacher Stuff Online lesson plans, thematic units, teacher tips, discussion boards, educational articles & sites, book and literature activities.
bulletAcademy Curriculum Exchange Lessons are organized by subject and grade level.
bulletAlphaBites Activities to teach the alphabet, including ideas for cooking, literature, math, science, social studies and games.
bullet CanTeach Hundreds of lesson plans for all subject areas. Thousands of links to educational resources and discussion lists.
bulletColumbia Education Center A great page of lesson plans and links to other sites.
bulletComputer Lesson Plans for Tired Teachers Free lesson plans and lesson plan books to support you using computers in the classroom.
bulletDaily Lesson Plan From the New York Times website. An archive of lesson plans across all subject areas.
bulletEdHelper.com Comprehensive database of lesson plans plus education news.
bulletEducation Place Activity Search Site operated by Houghton Mifflin publishers. Many lesson plans correspond to their reading and math books, but may be used by anyone. Searchable by subject and grade level, for grades K-8.
bulletFor Lesson Plans Free lesson plans in a variety of subject areas for K-12 teachers.
bulletGateway to Educational Materials Access to high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other online education resources.
bullet Language Arts Lesson Plans Archive includes dozens of reading, grammar, and writing lesson plans geared toward young learners.
bullet Lesson Plans Page More than 700 lesson plans arranged by grade level and subject area.
bulletLessonPlanz.com Search Index Search or browse thousands of lesson plan resources for all subjects and grade levels including thematic units, lesson plans, worksheets and printable pages, songs & poetry, and more.
bulletPathfinder Schoolhouse A reviewed collection of lesson plans and educational materials from other online sites.
bulletPBS TeacherSource PBS teacher lesson plans, online activities, classroom resources, and professional development projects are available at this public PBS education Web site.
bulletSociety of Women Engineers Internet Activities Center Hands-on and web-based interactive activities to introduce students Grade 5 and above to engineering concepts.
bulletSpecial Education Lesson Plans Lesson plans for special education teachers by Kodak.
bulletSportsmedia International Lesson plans, tips, drills, activities and other teaching aids for the physical education teacher.
bullet Teacher's Corner Offers lesson plans, thematic units, calendars, pen pals.
bulletTeachers.Nick.com - Nickelodeon's Web site for Educators Classroom resources and lesson plans to use with Cable in the Classroom programming, Nick News, Blue's Clues.
bulletTeaching Ideas for Primary Teachers Hundreds of teaching ideas, activities, resources and worksheets are available free for primary teachers to use in their classrooms
bulletTeachWeb Find or submit lesson plans in a variety of subject areas.  
bullet Teacher's Desk Over 250 lesson ideas for fifth and sixth grade teachers at this teacher-created website.
bulletTeachers.Net - Lesson Plans A huge selection of teacher-submitted lesson plans, lessons for all grade levels and subjects.
bulletWebQuests A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the Internet.  More than 200 examples are available.

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Art & Art Education

bullet Amazing Picture Machine  A collection of photos and paintings with lesson ideas.
bulletAnsel Adams A biography of the black and white outdoor photographers life and a collection of his photos.
bulletArchitecture Through the Ages Learn how different world cultures constructed their homes and cities.  You can also tour the Great Wall of China.
bulletArtchive Web site containing thousands of scanned paintings, photographs, and art pieces of the world.  Hosted by art critic and historian Mark Harden who provides superb essays on artists and art criticism.
bullet British Museum Online access to a vast collection of world art and artifacts.
bulletCastles of Wales Learn about more than 400 castles and how people lived during the Middle Ages.
bulletClaude Monet A biography and collection of the impressionist artist's work.
bulletGuggenheim Museum Modern and contemporary international art.
bulletKinderArt Art lessons, teacher materials, and a children's art gallery.
bulletLouvre Come see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the paintings of Delacroix, and thousands of other artists at this world famous Paris museum.
bulletNational Gallery of Canada Exhibitions, collections and a wide range of resources, including a virtual tour of the Canadian Collection.
bulletNational Museums of Kenya The art and culture of central Africa.
bulletMetropolitan Museum of Art Home page of New York City's largest art museum.
bulletMuseum of Modern Art Home page of New York City's MOMA.
bulletPhiladelphia Museum of Art Stated goal is to preserve, enhance, interpret the visual arts to a diverse audience as a source of delight, illumination, and lifelong learning.
bullet Smithsonian Online The Smithsonian is composed of sixteen museums and galleries, the National Zoo and numerous research facilities.
bulletWeb Museum Online art museum of primarily European artists from the 13th through 20th centuries that also includes a strong collection of Japanese art.  A searchable database of artists is available.

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Music & Music Education

bulletClassical Net Study classical music history and gather links to classical music on the net.
bulletNotation Station Provides music teachers with a free and easy way to publish their music lessons online, and offers kids an exciting new way to learn and experience music.
bulletRock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Features a virtual museum tour, electronic museum postcards from the Rockhall, and lesson plans from the education department.

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Museums

bulletArchives and Museum Informatics The best new museum sites on the net, from a 1999 juried competition.
bullet British Museum Online access to a vast collection of world art and artifacts.
bulletGuggenheim Museum Modern and contemporary international art.
bulletLouvre Come see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa, the paintings of Delacroix, and thousands of other artists at this world famous Paris museum.
bulletMetropolitan Museum of Art Home page of New York City's largest art museum.
bulletMuseum of Modern Art Home page of New York City's MOMA.
bulletMoMA | Art Safari A tour of the Museum of Modern Art fashioned just for kids.
bulletMuseumNetwork.com Directory of international museums.
bulletNational Gallery of Canada Exhibitions, collections and a wide range of resources, including a virtual tour of the Canadian Collection.
bulletNational Museums of Kenya The art and culture of central Africa.
bulletNewseum An interactive museum of news established by the Freedom Forum.  Dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people.
bulletPhiladelphia Museum of Art Stated goal is to preserve, enhance, interpret the visual arts to a diverse audience as a source of delight, illumination, and lifelong learning.
bulletRock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Features a virtual museum tour, electronic museum postcards from the Rockhall, and lesson plans from the education department.
bulletUnited States Holocaust Memorial Museum America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.

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Just for Kids!

bulletAlfy: The Web Portal for Kids
bulletEduPuppy designed for preschool through grade 2
bulletInternet Public Library Youth Division: Reference General reference for kids, including links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs.
bulletKidsClick!

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Disabilities and Special Education

bullet Americans with Disabilities Act and Accessible Information Technology (ADA%IT)
bullet ADA Technical Assistance Centers
bulletSpecial Education A nationwide directory of special education professionals providing learning disabilities and ADD assessments, treatment, and advocacy.
bulletDifferent Roads to Learning An on-line catalog specializing in learning materials and playthings for children with developmental delays and challenges.
bulletHOTS Information Index Education program for Title I and Learning Disabled students in grades 4-8.
bulletNational Center to Improve Practice in Special Education Promotes use of technology to enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities.
bulletSpecial Education Lesson Plans Lesson plans for special education teachers by Kodak.
bullet Temple University Institute on Disabilities  Pennsylvania's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service.
bullet World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to see if websites are accessible for screen readers, etc.

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Foreign Language Instruction

bullet CyberLatin Learning scenarios, grammar programs, quizzes and much more. Let Latin come to life in the 21st century.
bullet Language Classroom THE site for K-12 foreign language instructors.
bulletLesson Plans and Activities  Foreign Language resources provided by a retired California State University professor.

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Reference

bullet CIA World Fact book Formerly 'top secret' government resource provides detailed information on countries and non-self-governing territories around the world.
bulletDigital Librarian: A librarian's choice to the best of the Web
bulletElectronic Reference Shelf A comprehensive index of reference materials
bulletEncyclopedia Britannica
bullet Internet Movie Database Movie and TV news, history of film-making, and links to related sites.
bulletInternet Reference Resources University of Virginia connects to and reviews humanities, science, social-sciences and general-reference sites.
bulletMerriam-Webster Online Dictionary and thesaurus.
bulletRefDesk.com News, weather, sports, dictionaries, encyclopedia, reference sources, facts on file, FAQs, tutorials, and search engines. Over 20,000 links, many updated daily.
bulletGrammar Check This online grammar check is really a useful resource. Check it out.

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Educational Software Evaluation Sites

bulletLearning Village Software Guide Reviews of top children's educational software will help you make the right decision when you decide to purchase a program for your child.
bullet Review Corner Kids Software Reviews Reviews are organized by age. You will find good information on technical requirements, design, education, entertainment, skills covered, and value
bulletSuperKids Educational Software Review Reviews and price survey for top-selling software. Be careful - this site won't let you leave easily.

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