EDUCATIONAL ROAD MAP TO THE WEB* by X5MgFjle

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									                       EDUCATIONAL ROAD MAP TO THE WEB*

Arts

Music
www.artsalive.ca/en/mus/index.html - devoted to orchestral music
www.pbs.org/riverofsong/index.html - looks at American culture through music
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/music/index.shtml - resources and quizzes to help in the
understanding of a variety of musical topics.
www.musicarrangers.com/star-theory - tests in pitch, chords and time
www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic - history of American popular music
www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/musicchild.htm - music and lyrics to a variety of popular songs for
children
http://trumpet.sdsu.edu/M151/logan_M151_MOW.html - breaks music down into genres
www.dsokids.com/2001/rooms/musicroom.asp - great works of music from legendary
composers
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rghtml/rghome.html - folk music of the Hispano culture of the
Southwest
Visual Arts
www.arts.ufl.edu/art/rt_room/index.html - art resources for teachers
www.kfki.hu/~arthp/index1.html - 12,000 digital images of art from the European Renaissance
www.seattleartmuseum.org/Exhibit/Archive/longsteps/ - photos of famous African artists and
examples of their works
www.lcama.org/Places/main.htm - explores the theme of “place” in artwork
www.metmuseum.org/toah/ - overview of world art history through chronologies, maps and
themes
www.articulation4kids.com - teaches the process of critiquing art
www.artsconnected.org - teacher resources designed to enrich art education
www2.evansville.edu/studiochalkboard – fundamental instruction on perspective, shading, color,
and painting
www.sanford-artedventures.com/play/arch1/index.html - experience the world of architecture
and design your own building through this interactive site.
Theater
www.musicals101.com/index.html - cyber encyclopedia of musical theater, TV and film,
featuring more than 330 musicals for schools to choose from

Health & Safety

www.dole5aday.com/Kids/ - nutritional information about different types of fruits and
vegetables, plan out a menu and play games
http://165.112.79.53 - National Institute on Drug Abuse has created this quest to educate about
drugs and the effects on the human body
www.olympic.org - informational on the performance and courage of noted athletes
www.mcgruff.org - color, read comic strips, play games and get safety tips
www.theantidrug.com - provides parents and teachers with information and advice on helping
teens stay drug free
http://familydoctor.org - comprehensive health information site from the American Academy of
Family Physicians
www.fema.gov/kids - fun ways to teach kids about safety during natural disasters
www.pbs.org/teachersource/health.htm - health and fitness lesson plans and activities for all
grade levels
www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/Atoz/dc/index.jsp - health encyclopedia
www.cpsc.gov/kids/kidsafety - Consumer Product Safety Commission site to learn about staying
safe while playing games with Kidd Safety and his friends
http://legal.firn.edu/kids/kids.html - Florida Children’s Safety Center offers 24 safety questions
for kids, with short lists of instructions for handling each dangerous situation
www.playfootball.com - provides facts, games and information on your favorite NFL teams
www.nationaltcc.org - information and resources aimed at reducing violence in the lives of teens

Language Arts

Literature
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/spring96/mcdonald.html - literature on multicultural
American society
www.luminarium.org - selection of major authors and works associated with English literature
www.janbrett.com - interactive activities from this author/illustrator of children’s books.
www.carolhurst.com - classic children’s literature, new books, ideas and activities
www.suzyred.com/bbindex.html - lists of books from 1995 – 2005 with links to teacher
resources
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/poems.html - annotated bibliography of prose,
poetry, film, video and art resources on the medical humanities
www.icdlbooks.org - texts of more than 250 children’s books from all over the world
www.gutenberg.net - online text library that provides access to more than 10,000 e-books
www.bookpals.net/storyline - listen to Screen Actors Guild members read children’s stories
http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/oal/oaltoc.htm - chronological list of American literature
with links to information on eras, movements and authors
www.wwnorton.com/nael - online resource for The Norton Anthology of English Literature
provides 28 topics for study and discussion
Writing & Grammar
www.randomhouse.com/words/language/avoid_essay.html - site examines sensitive language in
today’s society
www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ - review of the rules and applications of writing
www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/grammar.html - overview of grammar
including parts of speech, phrases, punctuation and more
www.big6.com - information literacy model for teaching information and technology skills
www.english.vt.edu/~IDLE/Gym2/ - short, easy course in grammar
www3.sk.simpatico.ca/fiss/newpage1.htm – teachers can follow steps to implement the Writers’
Workshop for students
www.wordcentral.com/index.html - colorful site for students to find out information about words
through fun, educational activities
Reading & Visual Literacy
www.fno.org/nov97/toolkit.html - questions to encourage higher-order thinking and critical
evaluation of information
www.starfall.com - stories to teach letters and sounds for emergent readers
www.bankstreet.edu/literacyguide/ - literacy strategies for readers at all levels
www.literacycenter.net - lesson plans abound at this literacy center
www.pearsoncollege.ca/media_criticism/02athingcrit.html - helps identify signs of bias in the
news
http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit - encourages young people to think critically about media while
becoming smart consumers
World Language – Spanish
http://learnalanguage.org/elemspan/eltiempo.htm - Spanish flash cards to learn temperature and
weather terms
www.studyspanish.com - tutorial for beginning and intermediate Spanish students
World Language – French
www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/ - comprehensive French grammar site
www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/gauge/ - self-test to measure your French language competence
www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/ - comprehensive French language site complete with videos and cultural
information
World Language – Latin
http://webpages.ursinus.edu/classics/Latin/latin_grammar.htm - information on Latin nouns and
verbs
General Language Arts
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/english/ - interactive site that provides activities and tests for
topics in grammar and literature

Mathematics

Classroom Lessons & Materials
http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Lessons/ - fun math lessons from Rice University’s Cynthia Lanius
http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/eyk - collection of math quizzes that lets students in grades 4 – 8
solve problems, then compare their scores with students in other countries
http://mathsolutions.com/mb/content/publications/p_pub_13.html - classroom lessons from noted
math teacher Marilyn Burns
www.mathleague.com - delivers challenging materials to stimulate student interest and
confidence in mathematics for grades 4 – 12
www.nzmaths.co.nz/ - lesson plans for statistics, algebra, measurement, geometry and problem
solving
Games & Activities
http://matti.usu.edu/nlvm/nav/grade_g_4.html - 65 interactive math games and exercises that are
tied to NCTM standards for grades 9 – 12
http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/games.html - interactive math games for students at different
academic levels
www.planemath.com - combines math activities and aeronautical themes
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revisewise/maths - games, activity sheets, tests, and step-by-step
instruction in basic arithmetic skills, data handling, measurement and mental math for children 4
– 11.
Interactive References
www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history - mathematicians’ biographies, history of math in various
cultures, facts on the development of important math concepts, and more
http://mathworld.wolfram.com - an interactive math encyclopedia detailing concepts such as
geometry, algebra, calculus and number theory
www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com - interactive math dictionary offers clear definitions and
illustrations of more than 500 terms
www.hbschool.com/glossary/math/ - K – 6 glossary of math terms and illustrations
www.webmath.com/index1.html - programs and explanations for everyday math, such as
calculating tips and determining the sales price of an item
www.mathnet.net/shape/glossary.html - interactive geometry glossary
www.nctm.org - information on teaching, testing, math resources and more
General Math Resources
www.purplemath.com - practical help with algebra in the form of lessons, links to other
resources, homework guidelines and advice on productive study habits
www15.addr.com/%7Edscher - explore geometry by dragging points and lines of geometric
figures to change curves and angles
www.themathpage.com/aTrig/trigonometry.htm - explains and illustrates concepts in
trigonometry through 19 topics including the Pythagorean theorem and line values

Science

Earth Science
http://epa.gov/enviroed/ - site enhances problem-solving skills and teaches how to weigh various
sides of an issue through critical thinking
www.ace.mmn.ac.uk/eae/english.html - atmospheric issues including air quality, acid rain and
global warming
www.usgs.gov/education - explore things on, in, around and about the Earth
www.ecokidsonline.com - interactive environmental site
http://oceanworld.tamu.edu - topics include fisheries, weather, icebergs, coral reefs, waves etc.
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/projects/astrobiology/astroventure - build a planet that can support
human habitation
www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/ - information, images and activities about our
planet
Life Sciences
www.cellsalive.com - animations, movies and microscopic images of unicellular life and viruses
www.bioethics.gov - ethical issues related to advances in biomedical science and technology
www.biologycorner.com - resources on a diverse set of biology topics
www.dnaftb.org - animated primer on the basics of DNA, genes and heredity
www.ext.vt.edu/resources/4h/virtualfarm/main.html - interactive site that provides information
on all types of farming
www.biointeractive.org - animations, virtual labs and museums on biomedical research
www.medtropolis.com/Vbody.asp - workings of the human brain, heart, skeleton system and
digestive system
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/zoo/ - digital learning center for microbial ecology
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/ - information on the five major biomes of the
world
Physical Sciences
www.nasm.si.edu/ceps/etp - history and achievements of planetary explorations
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html - information on all things related to
physics
www.glenbrook.k12.il.us/gbssci/phys/Class/Bboard.html - active way to learn physics
www.fearofphysics.com - dispels the notion that physics if difficult
www.windows.ucar.edu - interactive site on Earth and space sciences
General Science
www.amnh.org/exhibitions/expeditions - learn about Museum of Natural History’s past and
present expeditions
www.spartechsoftware.com/reeko - free science experiments for parents, teachers and children
www.tryscience.org - online and offline interactive site about contemporary science and
technology
www.exploratorium.edu/snacks - fun experiments
http://smithsonianeducation.org/spotlight/inventors1.html - biographical sketches of 10 great
American inventors
http://school.discovery.com/sciencefaircentral - comprehensive guide to creating science fair
projects
www.fossweb.com - inquiry-based FOS science curriculum
www.fi.edu/qa97/spotlight3/ - site on simple machines created from Legos
www.miamisci.org/af - famous monsters of the silver screen demonstrate the power of the atom

Social Studies

U S History
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/ - resources from the Library of Congress on the history
and culture of American women
http://americanhistory.si.edu/notkid - interactive site to discover history
www.cr.nps.gov/nhl/ - historic landmarks protected by the National Park Service
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/ahd/index.html - explore sectionalism, slavery and the destructive
power of the Civil War
www.cr.nps.gov - historic places through this link to the National Park Service
www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/civilrights - important historic places of the civil rights movement
www.history.org - resource for all things Colonial
www.eduef.org/cgi-bin/lessons.cgi/Social_Studies/US_History - variety of selected US history
plans organized by grade level
World History
www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/1999/millennium - experience the people, events and achievements of
the last 1,000 years
www.open2.net/reenaissance2/ - explore evidence and interpretation of history from a historian’s
point of view
www.life.com/Life/millennium/people/01.html - top 100 people who shaped the last 1,000 years
www.victorianweb.org - politics, social issues, philosophy, religion, science, technology and
culture of the Victorian Age
www.mnh.si.edu/anthro/humanorigins/ - exploration into what makes us human, as well as the
scientific knowledge and public awareness of human evolutionary history
www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/ - feudal life, religion, homes, clothing and more about the
Middle Ages
http://library.thinkquest.org/C005356 - animated journey through the culture of the Renaissance
www.fordham.edu/halsall/eastasia/eastasiasbook.html - thorough history and cultural report on
China
www.wsu.edu/%7Edee/ENLIGHT - philosophy, politics and economic issues of the
Enlightenment in Europe
www.pbs.org/greatwar - look at World war I and its consequences
www.bbc.co.uk/history/society_culture/industrialisation - a British site dedicated to the century
of industrialization in England
http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war - documentary of Cold War events
US Government
http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/home.html - activities, resources and teacher materials
for the study of the presidency
www.loc.gov/wiseguide - new topics of interest every month from the Library of Congress
www.congressforkids.net - resource for learning about the American government
http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/ - follow Ben Franklin as he guides students through facts on the
US government
http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/outusgov - site outlines the major aspects of the American
government
www.epa.gov/kids - explore the environment with activities, games, stories and pictures from the
EPA
http://firstgov.gov - official US gateway to all government information
www.pbs.org/democracy/kids/ - government facts, voting information and “President for a Day”
fun
World Cultures
www.bbc.co.uk/religion/ - introduction, history and customs of world religions
http://international.loc.gov/intldl - resources from the Library of Congress on cultures of the
world
www.nationalgiographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/01/g35/iraqus.html - examine similarities and
differences between the Middle East and their own cities and states
Geography
www.countryreports.org - profiles of more than 260 countries from around the world
www.nsf.gov/nstw/teach/nstw98/english/acta/polop1.htm - explore the similarities and
differences between the Arctic and Antarctic regions
Current Events
www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/modelun/prep.html - preparation for participation in a model United
Nations conference
www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/lesson/lesson072.shtml - site helps teachers connect current
events to all subjects
www.tolerance.org/101_tools - ideas for promoting equity and diversity in the classroom
Technology Implementation

Computer Tutorials & Guides
http://computer.howstuffworks.com - explores the inner-workings of hardware, software and the
Internet
www.actden.com - online tutorials for Microsoft software
www.microsoft.com/Education/Tutorials.aspx - step-by-step tutorials that are searchable by
grade level, learning area and Microsoft product
www.computerhope.com - archive of tutorials, troubleshooting tips, hints and more
Technology Connections: Language Arts
www.digitales.us - engages the user to tell a personal story through the use of numerous
technical tools
Technology Connections: Mathematics
www.studyworksonline.com - discover the math and science behind everyday activities
Technology Connections: Science
www.msnucleus.org/curriculum/curriculum.html - online textbook materials that encourage the
discovery of science in the world around us
http://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/currichome.html - present individual and collaborative
projects for classrooms and schools
www.accessexcellence.org/LC/ - site for health and bioscience teachers and learners to explore
the cutting edge world of science.
Technology Connections: Social Studies
www.historychannel.com/classroom/classroom.html - multimedia features, teacher manuals and
classroom materials
Lesson Plans, Activities, and WebQuests
www.intel.com/education/tools/ - interactive online tools designed to promote higher-level
thinking in any subject
www.microsoft.com/education/LessonPlans.aspx - technology-rich lesson plans are searchable
by grade level, theme, learning area and product
www.pbs.org/teachersource - teaching resources and tools that correspond with PBS
programming
www.nationalgeographic.org/education/lesson_plans - internet-related lesson plans that are
searchable by subject, resource type and grade
www.school.discovery.com/lessonplans - internet-rooted lesson plans that are organized by
grade level and subject area
http://webquest.sdsu.edu - helps teachers develop inquiry-oriented activities that use Internet
resources
Internet Ethics & Safety
www.getnetwise.org - detailed safety guides and reviews of Internet safety products
www.csriu.org - documents on teaching students of all ages how to use the Internet safely
www.cybercrime.gov/rules/kidinternet.htm - interactive scenarios for students to understand
which behaviors are appropriate
Evaluating Internet Sources
www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html#Rationale - provides practical
experience in assessing the authenticity and integrity of Web pages
http://lib.nmsu.edu/instruction/evalcrit.html - evaluation criteria and examples for assessing
online sources
www.library.cornell.edu/olinuris/ref/research/skill25.htm - guidelines for the initial appraisal and
content analysis of Web sites
Professional Development
www.intime.uni.edu/ - online video vignettes of teachers from various grades and subjects
integrating technology into their classrooms
www.tappedin.org - online workplace and community of collaboration for educators
http://pdl2l.org - collection of resources to help educators learn and implement technology
www.pbs.org/teacherline - professional development courses and resources to help educators
acquire the skills they need
General Technology Implementation Resources
www.glef.org - hundreds of articles, expert interviews, research and K – 12 resources
www.4teachers.org - tools and resources to integrate technology into the classroom
www.essdack.org/tips - computer activities, presentations, Web sites and resources
www.eduscapes.com - aims to effectively integrate technology into the classroom in a fun and
seamless way.
www.ciconline.org - find ways of incorporating cable programming into the curricula



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