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RECOMMENDED SEARCH ENGINES
 
 
This unique filtered search engine allows natural language searches. Additional features include study tools, advice (all messages reviewed and approved), recommended sites, and seasonal links.
 
 
This site will link you to hundreds of websites operated by volunteers who are experts in their fields of study. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, you may e-mail the expert and he/she will personally answer your question.
 
 
KidsClick! is a referreed search engine containing student-appropriate information on over 600 subjects.
 
 

 
GENERAL REFERENCE
 
 
 
Excellent site that offers a cybersurfari (Internet treasure hunt), reference sources, interesting content areas to explore, and homework tutorials in social studies, english, math, and science.
 
 
Contains 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Each article is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps - all provided by eLibrary.
 
 
Searchable and browseable information on, of course, how stuff works!
 
 
Sites at which librarians have located, evaluated, and organized quality Internet information which they feel is of particular value.
 
 
Impressive referreed web site sponsored by the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Links are librarian-approved for kids and feature research, clubs, safety, and homework help. Organized by age.
 
 
Good current events/daily news resource.
 
 

SCIENCE
 
 
A collection of activities, articles, evidence and analysis and more, for educators, families, students and anyone interested in teaching or learning about science.
 
 
Thousands of photographs, video clips, sound bytes, and clip art available for use for educational purposes.
 
 
Over 1,000 biographies of scientists.
 
 
Excellent research site.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES
 
 
This area of the Library of Congress web site is certainly one of the best web sites for students of American history and government. Provides interesting text, photos, video, and sound bites for kids to explore.
 
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's online exploration of the art of ancient Egypt.
 
Awesome interactive web site sponsored by the Oakland Museum of California. Includes virtual tours of the museum's exhibits and lots of primary source visuals and documents.
 
 
Authoritative, extensive site sponsored by The National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, and supported by the National Park Service, Qwest, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, State Tourism Offices, and individual donors.
 
 
Directory of kid-friendly government sites.
 
 
The Central Intelligence Agency provides a wealth of information on the countries of the world. From the start page, simply select a country from the drop-down menu.
 
 
The California Heritage Collection is an online archive of more than 30,000 images illustrating California's history and culture, from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Provides an assortment of United States and international population statistics.
 
 
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LANGUAGE ARTS
 
 
Interactive site sponsored by the Copyright Society of the U.S.A
 
 
This is Vangar Publishing company's Creative Writing Resource Center for young people ages 7 to 15. It also includes writing tips, story starters, and contests
 
 
Not sure how your citation should look? Just type in the information, and the citation machine shows you exactly what your citation should look like!
 
 
 
 
 
 

READING
 
 
If you're looking for a good book to read, click on the link to visit the "Booklists" page.
 
 
Try these fun lessons, activities, and games for English.  Search by grade level and skill. 
 
Make your own bookmarks!
 
 
A searchable database of literature recommended for students in kindergarten through grade twelve.
 
 
Interactive, fun site to learn the Dewey Decimal System of library book organization.
 
 
This Library of Congress site offers 180 poems recommended for high school students.
 
 
Official Websites of Crusaders' Favorite Authors:
 
 


MATH
 
Try these fun lessons, activities, and games in Math.  Search by grade level and skill. 
 
College math students and retired math teachers from around the country answer your specific math questions via e-mail. You may also seek answers from the searchable archives. Sponsored by Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
 
 
Fun math and science activities, tutorials, and information.
 
 
Compare the value of today’s U.S. money to any year between 1665 and the present.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FINE ARTS
 
 
Online Rennaisance art exhibit from the Addio Gallery.
 
 
Presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
 
This beautiful and informative site features 500 pieces of American art from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
 
 

MUSIC
 
 
Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra provides information on orchestral music, instruments, and musicians.
 
 
Listen to sound clips from jazz, rock, classical, raggae, Celtic, country, and blues.
 
 
Write your own music, learn about orchestra instruments, meet musicians, conductors, and soloists, make instruments, and learn about famous composers.
 
 

HEALTH AND FITNESS
 
 
 
 
Basic moves, history, and biographical information about folk, ballet, tap, jazz, and modern dance.
 
 
Excellent information on fitness and nutrition presented in fun online games.
 
 
Rules for playground games, verses for jump-rope rhymes, and much more.