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This is an extensive collection of content-rich, age-appropriate resources organized around specific themes. These resources are created for educators to use in their classrooms. You can search by topic or grade level. This is an easy way to quickly locate online materials.
A gathering place of primary-source information.
Sources held in archives, which document so much important first-hand information, are often not searchable by popular search engines. One needs to search within those institutional sites directly, using specific search phrases not readily discernible to non-scholars. The experience can be frustrating, resulting in researchers leaving sites without finding needed information.
AwesomeStories is about primary sources. The stories exist as a way to place original materials in context and to hold those links together in an interesting, cohesive way (thereby encouraging people to look at them). It is a totally different kind of web site in that its purpose is to place primary sources at the forefront - not the opinions of a writer. Its objective is to take a site's users to places where those primary sources are found, and to which the site's users may otherwise not go. The author of each story is listed on the "chapters" page of the story. A link to the author provides more detailed information.
New technology on the Internet—from geographic-information systems (or GIS) to create-your-own-map programs—is allowing teachers to tap into students’ own interests and show them that geography is much more than filling in country names on a photocopied map. “It brings them into the world community,” Cunha says. “It makes the flat map come alive.”
The sites listed offer a world of geographical resources and information for the classroom, including fact sheets, maps, lesson plans, interactive games and activities, quizzes, and a variety of visual and audio resources. Included: A baker's dozen of the best geography sites on the Web!
Where in the world is Nepal and how does its GNP compare to that of other nations that start with an N? You can find the answer to that and to most other questions about the countries of the world at the resources listed in this Sits to See article. INCLUDED: Links to resources for grades 5-12, ranging from basic maps and summaries to downloadable handbooks containing exhaustive details.
Are you having trouble interesting your students in the textbook version of American history? Make history come alive in your classroom by introducing students to the multimedia materials, interactive activities, virtual tours, and primary documents found in these online resources. The Web sites provide resources that cover a wide range of grade levels and topics -- just the thing to increase student interest and supplement your curriculum.
Thinkfinity.org makes it easy for educators to enhance their classroom instruction with lesson plans, interactive activities and other online resources. Thinkfinity.org also provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs.
All of Thinkfinity.org's 55,000 standards-based K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and reference materials are reviewed by the nation's leading education organizations to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, unbiased and appropriate for students.
At Thinkfinity.org, you'll find primary source materials, interactive student resources and grade-specific research lists to help you tailor materials to meet your needs.
This search engine enables you to search by subject (e.g. history, science, etc.), Grade Level, and Resource Type ("Media" when searching for images). There are nine major partners who can be accessed through this search engine. They are
* American Association for the Advancement of Science
* Council for Economic Education
* International Reading Association
* National Center for Family Literacy
* National Council of Teachers of English
* National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
* National Endowment for the Humanities (Includes content from the American Memory collection of the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art!)
* National Geographic Society
* Smithsonian National Museum of American History
* The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Karpeles Libraryis the world's largest private holding of important original manuscripts & documents.The archives include Literature, Science, Religion,History and Art. Among the treasures are .... "The original draft of the Bill of Rights of the United States", The original manuscript of " The Wedding March", Einstein's description of his " Theory of Relativity", The " Thanksgiving Proclamation" signed by George Washington, Roget's " Thesaurus", Webster's " Dictionary" and over one million more.
Find out what it means to come to the United States as an immigrant from the early 20th century through the early 21st century.
T he Gilder Lehrman Institute offers a growing variety of resources to assist teachers and students. The Institute has pioneered new models of history schools and programs, with proven success in improving academic achievement. It offers professional development opportunities for educators, provides documents and exercises for classroom use, and encourages excellence in student writing with essay prizes.
The Digital Classroom, the National Archives' gateway for resources about primary sources, activities and training for educators and students.