Art Education Resources-All kinds of links for
art education, including lesson plans.
Toolkit: Visual Elements and Principles-Explores the
tools that artists use, such as line, color, and balance - to build
works of art.
Curriculum Studio for K-12 Teachers-Designed to
provide K-12 teachers with curriculum materials, programs,
strategies, and other information relating to the performing arts.
Includes lesson plans and units.
plans developed by teachers familiar with discipline-based art
teacher-submitted art lessons for pre-K to grade 8. Includes topics
such as architecture, bulletin boards, printmaking, sculpture,
textiles, and much more.
Metropolitan Museum of
Art-Includes on-line access to over 3,500 works of
art, as well as activities to learn more about specific works of
Minneapolis Institute of Arts-Provides information on
the museum's events and exhibits plus over 2,000 works from the
collection on-line. Includes teaching units, lesson plans, and
National Art Education
Association-Provides information about this art
association for anyone interested in art education at all levels,
including community arts and museums.
National Museum of
American Art-Online branch of the Smithsonian devoted
to U.S. artists from colonial to modern times. The site includes
over 500 works of art. Click on "Education" on the left for access
to activities for students and teacher's guides and curricular
a Child's Eye: In Your Classroom-Developed by the
Cincinnati Art Museum to link art and various subject areas.
Provides lesson plans for PreK-thrid grade on works of art, along
with recommended children's books, and classroom activities.
Paris-Online source of information about artists and
their work. Includes illustrations of many works of
Censorship—Provides numerous links to
information about censorship and intellectual freedom.
Great Web Sites for Kids-Over 700 sites carefully
selected by librarians. Also includes lists of children's book
Your Child Series-Booklets feature practical lessons
and activities to help school aged and preschool children master
reading, understand the value of homework, and develop the skills
and values necessary to achieve and grow. For parents and teacher.
Library Youth Division-Contains many links to subjects
of interest to children ages 4-11, as well as their parents and
Post-An on-line newspaper from the Washington
Post "just for kids."
Central-The purpose of Kids' Turn Central is to give
youth a safe place to talk, share, and learn. Includes games,
crafts, "hot topics," and more.
Magazine: The Digital Magazine for Kids, By
Kids-Online magazine for students ages 10 to 15.
Includes archives of back issues.
Classroom-Includes games and activities, and lots of
statistics. Includes special links for parents.
Kids-Provides links to all kinds of topics of interest
Caldecott-Awarded to the artist of
the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Comstock Book Award-Awarded to the
author/illustrator of the best read aloud picture book for children
Coretta Scott King-Honors African
American authors and illustrators of outstanding books for children
and young adults.
John Newbery-Awarded to the author of
the most distinguished contribution to American literature for
Michael L. Printz-Awarded for a book
that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.
Mildred L. Batchelder-Awarded to an
American publisher for an outstanding children's book translated
Pura Belpré-Honors Latino authors and
illustrators whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the
Latino cultural experience in a children's book.
Robert F. Sibert-Awarded to the
author of the most distinguished informational book for children.
Wanda Gág Book Award-Awarded to the
author/illustrator of the best read aloud picture book for children
from birth to age 8.
the full text of over 655 fables and other stories. Some selections
also include images and audio narrations.
Project-Provides a list of juvenile books that "push
the envelope" and challenge what it means to be a woman, regardless
of ethnicity or social-economic background.
Pronunciation Guide-Authors and illustrators of
children's books pronounce their own names.
Illustrators->Provides links to web sites for
children's and young adult authors and illustrators. Also includes
birthdays of children's authors.
Baldwin Library of Children's
Literature Digital Collections-Provides access to
early editions of children's books, some dating back to the 1700's.
Book Links: Connecting Books, Libraries, and
Classrooms-Includes selected articles from the
periodical Book Links, plus two cumulative indexes of all
issues of the magazine, one consisting of articles arranged by
feature title and the other of subjects, authors/illustrators, and
book titles. The MSUM Library has Book
Links available in its periodical collection.
The Bulletin of the
Center for Children's Books->Provides an online version
of one of the leading book review journals for children's and young
adult books. Includes starred reviews, lists of best books
published from 1990 to the present, award winners, and other
Caldecott Medal Home Page-Official site of the
Caldecott Medal and Honor Books displays of book jackets and
annotations of recent winners. Includes a complete list of
Caldecott Medal winners and Honor Books.
and Young Adult Literature and Culture Links-Provides
links to a wealth of information related to children's and young
Children's Authors and Illustrators: Up Close and
Personal-Photographs by Carol Hanson Sibley at
recently attended author/illustrator events.
The Children's Book
Council>-Provides information for teachers and
librarians related to children's literature, including reading
activities and bibliographies of recommended books. Also includes
links to authors and illustrators on the web.
Online: The Rosetta Project>-The Rosetta Project's
collections currently contain about 2,000 antique children's books
which were published in the 19th and early 20th century. Some
titles are translated into various world languages.
Literature Disseminated throughout Europe-Provides
access to 1,000 images from the illustrations of early children's
books published in Europe before 1890. Includes famous illustrators
such as Randolph Caldecott, Kate Greenaway, and Walter Crane.
Search by author, illustrator, subject, genre, etc.
Literature Assembly>-The goal of this organization is
to bring together children's literature and its advocates.
Includes lists of notable language arts and non-fiction books.
Affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of English.
Association-This organization advances scholarships
and research in children's literature. Includes information about
its conferences, awards, and publications.
Literature Network-Children's Literature Network,
serving the Upper Midwest , provides connection, encouragement,
education, camaraderie, and programming for adults who are
passionate about encouraging kids to read. Includes links to
authors/illustrators, reading lists, and much more.
Literature Web Guide>-Provides Internet links and
resources related to books for children and young adults. Includes
links to authors and illustrators, lists of award books, and an
index to teaching ideas for children's
Picture Book Database>-Designed for users to create
tailored lists of picture books (preschool - grade 3) about various
topics, concepts, or skills. Each title is annotated.
Cinderella Project-Text and image archive contains
English versions of this fairy tale. The Cinderellas presented
represent some of the more common varieties of the tale from the
English-speaking world. Materials to construct this archive were
drawn from the de Grummond Children's Literature Research
Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi. Also includes
links to archives for "Little Red Riding Hood" and "Jack and the
Beanstalk." A valuable site for studying folk tale variants.
Coretta Scott King
Book Award-winning Authors, Illustrators, and
Books->Searchable database of the
Coretta Scott King Award and Honor books, including primary source
material, lesson plans, and many other online
Database of Award-Winning
Children's Literature>-Designed for users to create a
tailored list of quality children's books. All books are annotated.
Also includes bibliographies of major children's book awards.
ECLIPSE, sponsored by Rutgers University, is a superb example of
the exploration of children's literature topics through digitized
sources. The site includes an extensive examination of Mother Goose
rhymes and the "Petra Project," a close look at the steps in the
creation of Kisses from Rosa by Petra Mathers.
Encyclopedia Mythica: An Encyclopedia on Mythology, Folklore, and
Legend>-Contains over 4700 definitions of gods and
goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures, and
monsters from all over the world.
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book
Art-Features information about the museum's exhibits
and programs. Includes links to information about picture books, as
well as bibliographies.
The Horn Book-Provides
information about the print editions of The Horn Book
Magazine and The Horn Book Guide. Includes
sample editorials, articles, reviews, and columns, as well as some
children's book awards. The "Virtual History Exhibit" provides
sample illustrations, letters from famous authors and illustrators,
and other information about the history of children's literature.
International Children's Digital
Library-Provides access to the full-text and
illustrations of children's books from around the world.
Library-The International Youth Library in Munich,
Germany is the largest library for international children's and
youth literature in the world. The site provides information about
children's books from around the world, including "The White
Ravens" list of best books for each year.
Readkiddoread-Dedicated to making kids readers for
life. Includes book lists, written author/illustrator interviews,
lesson plans and activities for books, and more.
Children's Literature Research Collections>-The Kerlan
Collection at the University of Minnesota, one of the world's
largest children's literature research collections, contains books,
original manuscripts and illustrations, and related material.
Included is an on-line catalog of the manuscript and illustration
Literature for Children
(Baldwin Library, University of
Florida)>->Provides electronic access
to many early children's books published largely in the United
States and Great Britain.
The Looking Glass: New
Perspectives on Children's Books->Electronic journal
about children's literature, sponsored by The Toronto Centre for
the Study of Children's Literature. Issues are published on-line on
a quarterly basis.
Authors & Illustrators-Provides information about
Minnesota authors and illustrators, including biographical
information, a list of their books, and contact information for
booking author/illustrator programs and school visits.
NCBLA: The National Children's Book
and Literacy Alliance Summary-Provides author
interviews and book recommendations, information on censorship,
literacy and literature resources, and much more. Founded by
award-winning authors and illustrators for young people.
Newbery Medal Home Page-Official site of the Newbery
Medal and Honor books with displays of the book jackets and
annotations of recent winners. Includes a complete list of Newbery
Medal winners and Honor Books.
Random House Teachers
and Librarians-Includes extensive teacher's guides for
children's and young adult novels, as well as biographical
information about authors.
Recommended Book Lists from ALSC (Association of
Library Service to Children)-Includes lists of titles for beginning
readers, cultures around the world, dealing with tragedy, and more.
K-12-Click on "Recommended Literature" to create a
tailored list of highly recommended books. The database may be
searched by keyword, grade level, culture, genre, etc. Provided by
the Reading/Language Arts Office of the California Department of
of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators'-A
professional organization serving those who write and illustrated
children's books. Includes information on publications,
conferences, and awards and grants.
of the Screen Actors Guild read picture books aloud. Includes
activities and lesson ideas.
full-text and annotations of many fairy tales, as well as modern
interpretations and much more.
World of Words, University of Arizona,
Collage of Education-Resources for building bridges
between cultures. These resources include multiple strategies for
locating and evaluating culturally authentic international
children's and adolescent literature as well as ways of engaging
students with these books in classrooms and libraries.
Center for Critical Thinking
Resources-Includes instructional guides and lesson
plans to help educators implement critical thinking in every aspect
of their teaching.
Department of Education-The official education website
for the state of Minnesota.
The Language Center-Includes a searchable
dictionary and thesaurus, as well as features that could be used in
the English classroom, such as word games, "Word of the Day" and
scripts from "Words for the Wise," a two-minute radio program on
features of the English language.
graphical dictionary - Look up words to find their meanings and
associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams,
reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.
definitions, synonyms, examples, pronunciations, access to the word
in other languages, and more.
Association for Childhood Education International
(ACEI)-Dedicated to the dual mission of promoting 1)
the inherent rights, education and well-being of children from
infancy through early adolescence, and 2) high standards of
preparation and professional growth for educators.
Child Care and Early Education Research
Connections-Provides access to more than
10,000 resources from various disciplines related to child care and
early childhood education.
Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web Corner:
Teacher Pages-Includes articles and book excerpts on
topic of interest to early childhood educators, as well as links to
projects, activities, lesson plans, craft recipes, and much more.
Early Childhood Guided
Tour-Offers tours of two exemplary early childhood
classrooms. One classroom is an integrated preschool program for
children ages 3-6 with fourteen students, six with disabilities.
The other classroom is a self-contained program for students in
grades K-2 with developmental disabilities. Tours are organized
around key elements of effective practice and were developed in
collaboration with the Center for Literacy and Disabilities Studies
at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Kindergarten Teacher-The purpose of
this site is to provide an organized list of Internet sites of
value to those who teach or intend to teach kindergarten.Includes
over 600 links.
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary with
Links-Online picture dictionary for young students.
Many of the words have links that provide further explanation both
in text and pictures. Activity ideas are included for some words.
Also available in bilingual English and French, German, Portuguese,
Minnesota Storytime-Includes reading
guides of Minnesota children's picture books. The guides include
information about the book, tips for reading the book aloud,
questions, activities, and related books.
The Mother Goose Pages-Provides
rhymes, both alphabetically and grouped by themes, as well as tips
for reading Mother Goose to various age groups and an annotated
list of recommended books and related resources.
Association for the Education of Young Children
(NAEYC)-Nation's largest organization of early
childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the
quality of early childhood education programs for children birth
through age eight.
Fun-Provides ideas for lesson plans
and units, including theme pages, songs, games, activities, and
Out and Read for Parents and
Educators-Tips and resources for
parents and educators to promote early literacy and school
Songs and Rhymes that Build
Readers-Provides videos that
demonstrate songs and rhymes that help preschoolers build literacy
skills. Includes additional tips and transcripts. Sponsored by the
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy.
of Women Mathematicians-Highlights the numerous
achievements of women in the field of mathematics.
amusement park of math for students ages 13+. Includes interactive
activities to sharpen math skills, play math-related games, and
explore new math concepts. Includes special sections for teachers
Figure This! Math
Challenges for Families-Provides interesting math
challenges for middle school students. Funded by the National
Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.
Frank Potter's Science
Gems-Contains links for mathematics to over 2000
Internet resources for lesson plans and activities for kindergarten
through secondary level.
of Mathematics Archive-Provides information on the
history of mathematics, including biographies, historical articles,
quotations, and much more.
Central: A K-12 Math Education Website-Provides a
meeting place for teachers to share resources, a service to
teachers, students and parents who may need an answer to a
mathematical question, and a facility to allow teachers to carry on
a dialogue amongst themselves. The Resource Room includes lesson
plans for grades K-12, divided by grade levels and curriculum
strands. Maintained by mathematics faculty and student at the
University of Regina,
Forum-Extensive site which includes lesson plans,
problems and solutions, new trends and issues in mathematics, and
links to high quality Internet resources. The site is funded in
part by the National Science Foundation and hosted by Swarthmore
Math in Daily
Life-Shows how math affects your everyday decisions,
from savings and credit to cooking and home decorating.
National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics-Professional association for mathematics
teachers. Includes information on current issues and research in
mathematics, upcoming conferences, links to related mathematics
sites, and job listings. Also contains information about the
Standards 2000 Project.
SHODOR: A National Resource for
Computational Science Education-Interactive modules
and activities for science and math. Includes lesson plans for
Welcome to the Math League-The
Math League is dedicated to bringing challenging mathematics
materials to students from 4th-12 grades. Includes a
handy reference guide for math topics.
Word Problems for Kids (Grades 5-12)-Contains word
problems for students and teachers to improve problem solving
skills. Includes assistance through helpful hints.
American Library Association: Office of
Intellectual Freedom-Educates librarians and the
general public about the nature and importance of intellectual
freedom in libraries. Includes lists of "Frequently Challenged
many back-to-school resources for teachers, including icebreakers,
first day activities, classroom management, and more.
Censorship: An Educator's
Guide-Provides suggestions for teaching middle and
high school students about free speech and censorship. Includes
list of banned books.
Certification Requirements for 50
States-Provides links to teaching certification
requirements for each state. From the University of Kentucky
College of Education.
Development Institute-Provides information on child
development and psychology, as well as health, parenting, and
Education Resource Organizations
Directory-Lists organizations that provide information
on a broad range of education-related topics.
Education Review: A
Journal of Book Reviews-Publishes reviews of recent
books in education, covering the entire range of education
scholarship and practice.
Week-Online version of periodical, Education
Week. Includes articles on issues and research related
Educational Associations and
Organizations-Provides a list of educational
associations and organizations with links to their web sites.
Reference Desk-Includes lesson plans across PreK to 12
subject areas, a question/answer archives, and an ERIC Database for
searching journal articles, microfiche, and full-text ERIC Digests.
Graphic Organizers-Provides 38
writing-related tools to help students organize their thoughts and
write better. In both English and Spanish.
Organizers Index-A good place to begin learning about
graphic organizers. Includes samples of various types, tips on how
to use them, and strategies to use with students.
National Center for
Educational Statistics (NCES)-Primary federal entity
for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the
United States and other nations. Includes statistics on the
condition of American education and on education activities
National Crime Prevention Council: School
Safety-Information on violence prevention and school
safety. See also tabs on bullying, conflict resolution, gang
violence, and more.
Council on Teacher Quality-Advocates for reforms in a broad
range of teacher policies at the federal, state, and local levels
in order to increase the number of effective teachers. Identifies
and encourages policies and practices that can lead to better
teaching and increased student achievement.
Association-Largest professional organization and
labor union in U.S. representing public school teachers. Includes
information on education issues, grants, events, and more.
Nietz Old Textbook Collection-Includes
the full text of 140 19th century textbooks, plus two works about
historical textbooks by Dr. John Nietz. Provided by the University
Dakota Department of Public Instruction-Provides
information about education in North Dakota, as well as links to
state and national education resources.
StopBullying-For upper elementary
students and adults on how to stop bullying. Includes animated
Stryve: Striving to Reduce Youth Violence
Everywhere-A national initiative, led by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], which takes a public
health approach to preventing youth violence before it starts.
Provides communities with the knowledge and resources to be
successful in preventing youth violence.
Report-Includes recommended websites for K-12
curriculum subject areas. The "Teacher Resources" section includes
lesson plan sites, online projects, and student-creates sites.
Survival Guide for New
Teachers-Guides new teachers in working with
experienced teachers, principals, college education professors, and
parents. A 28-page guide from the U.S. Department of Education.
Quizlet-Create your own flash cards
and study games to help memorize vocabulary and study online.
Tales from the Public Domain-A graphic
novel explains copyright law. Produced by Duke University.
The Teacher Center: Minnesota State Colleges and
Universities Educate Minnesota's Teachers-Offers
information on licensure programs, alternative paths for licensure,
graduate programs, and staff development. Also includes teaching
tips and featured activities.
UNESCO Education Information
Service-Includes educational information and data on
U.S. Census Bureau:
Education-Includes data relating to education
attainment, field of training, and school enrollment.
Department of Education-Includes federal education
priorities, White House education press releases, funding
opportunities, newsletters, and other
ALAN Review-Published by the
Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the National Council of
Teachers of English. Back issues of this scholarly journal, devoted
to young adult literature, are available on line.
All about Adolescent
Literacy Resources for Parents and Educators of Kids in Grades
4-12-Provides information and suggestions for helping
struggling readers to improve reading and writing skills. Includes
booklists, discussion guides, and author interviews, as well as
ideas for improving reading and writing.
Bartleby.com Great Books
Online-Provides access to many reference books online,
including an encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and much
Maker-Provides detailed steps to assist you in writing
an exciting biography.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's
Books-Provides an online version of one of the leading
book review journals for children's and young adult books.
Includes starred reviews, lists of best books published from 1990
to the present, award winners, and other features.
Café Book-Middle school and
High school teens select their favorite books and provide book
summaries and reviews. Includes top teen picks for recent
years. Includes information about settin up a Café Book
program in your school.
Censorship: An Educator's Guide-Offers
practical suggestions to lead middle school student-college
students through an investigation of free speech and its
application to their own reading. Includes a lists of banned books
and links to relevant organizations.
Companion-A place for English teachers to ask
questions and get help. A community dedicated tohelping you enjoy
Shakespeare Library-Contains carefully designed and
classroom tested lesson plans developed by secondary teachers
during institutes sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare
Inter-Play: An On-line Index to Plays in
Collections, Anthologies and Periodicals-Provides a
searchable index by author or title to locations of printed plays
in collections, anthologies, and periodicals. Most of the
cited plays are not indexed in standard printed play indexes.
Council of Teachers of English-Professional
organization whose members are devoted to improving the teaching
and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of
Finder-Includes meanings and origins
of phrases, sayings, cliches and quotes. Includes quotations
from the Bible and Shakespeare.
Poetry 180: A Poem a Day for American High
Schools-Billy Collins, Poet Laureate
of the U.S. selected these 180 poems - one for each day of the
school year. Includes more information in the "poetry and
House Teachers and Librarians-Includes
extensive teacher's guides for children's and young adult novels,
as well as biographical information on authors.
Online-Electronic journal for those at all
levels who are interested in the field of literacy education.
Sponsored by the International Reading Association.
Guides and Teacher Resources-Contains numerous
resources to aid in understanding poetry and literature selections.
Power-Designed for students of all ages. Offers
grammar resources, famous speeches, quotations, vocabulary words,
songs, idioms and much more.
Colorin Colorado: A Bilingual
Site for Families and Educators of English Language
resources, and ideas to support ELLs at school and home. Includes
many strategies for teaching reading across the grades, including
ERIC-ERIC, the Education
Resources Information Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Education, provides indexing to journal articles, books, conference
papers, and other education related materials.
Young Women's Health-Offers carefully
researched health informatin for young women, from the Children's
Health-For girls ages 10-16, covering
a wide range of health topics, including bullying, drugs, alcohol,
smoking, personal safety, and more. Also includes sections for
educators and parents.
Alice!-Based on e-mail questions, this site provides
an archive of questions and answers on such health topics as
relationships, sexuality, emotional health, and fitness and
nutrition. Created by the Health Education Program at Columbia
Tour of the Visible Human-Uses animation to take you
on a complete tour through the human body. A project of the
National Library of Medicine.
Hillendale Health & Physical
Education-Includes information for kids on many health
subjects, including a webquest on the five senses. Test your
knowledge with practice quizzes.
Health-Contains all kinds of health-related
information for children, teens, and their parents. Includes
definitions, articles, and special features.
Minnesota Department of Health: Health
Statistics-Includes numerous health statistics in
various categories for the state of Minnesota.
Center for Health Statistics-Provide statistical
information related to the health of the American people.
on Drug Abuse-This U.S. government site provides
extensive information about drug abuse with special information
targeted for students, parents, and teachers.
Sex Etc. : A Website
by Teens for Teens-Provides information about
sexuality, including an online newsletter. Click on "Info. for
Adults" for access to discussion guides that include activities
that could be incorporated into teen health classes. Coordinated by
the Network for Family Life Education of the School of Social Work
at Rutgers University.
Substance Use in
Minnesota-Provides data on 70
indicators relating to the consumption and consequences of alcohol,
tobacco, and other drugs in Minnesota.
Teenwire-Contains information and news
about teen sexuality, sexual health, and relationships. Sponsored
by Planned Parenthood.
ACTFL: American Council
on the Teaching of Foreign
representing language teachers at all educational levels. Includes
links to resources of interest to language teachers.
Language Standards-Publications, web sites,
conferences, listserves, and other sources of information on the
foreign language standards.
All the Words in the World Pronounce-Largest
pronunciation guide in the world.
Plans and Resources for ESL, Bilingual and Foreign Language
Teachers-Provides lesson plans and resources
for classroom teachers.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
Languages-Designed to develop the expertise
of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers
of other languages to help them foster effective communication in
diverse settings while respecting individuals' language rights.
Coretta Scott King
Book Award-winning Authors, Illustrators, and
Books-Searchable database of the
Coretta Scott King Award and Honor books, including primary source
material, lesson plans, and many other online resources.
Exhibition: A Collection of African Publishing for
Children-A virtual exhibition of
books for young readers that represent the original literature
written in languages spoken on the African continent. Books are
selected for quality, authenticity, and respect for African peoples
Indian Peoples of
the Northern Great Plains: Online Image
Database-The collection consists
primarily of images, but includes some text to give context. Most
of the images are photographs, but there are also ledger drawings,
serigraphs, paintings, and other media.
Pavilion: An Interactive Educational Internet
Project-This site from the University of Virginia
provides resources for educators to explore multicultural
education. The "Teacher's Corner" includes a Multicultural Activity
Archive, a Multicultural Song Index, historical documents,
multicultural literature, and links to other multicultural
Teacher Tube: Teach the
World-Allows members to share instructional videos
created by teachers or their students. videos can be searched by
keyword. Provides many resources for the classroom.
Tolerance-Provides educators with educational
materials that promote respect for differences and appreciation of
diversity in the classroom and beyond.
Teacher Tube: Teach the
World-Allows members to share instructional
videos created by teachers or their students. Videos can be
searched by keyword. Provides many resources for the classroom.
Conference-This association promotes the benefits of
music, music making, and music education.
American School Band
Directors Association-This organization provides a
variety of publications designed for music educators.
Teachers Association-Promotes excellence in string and
orchestra teaching and playing.
DSO Kids-DSO Kids is the
Dallas Symphony Orchestra's magical doorway to a world of musical
fun and learning for students, parents and teachers. The site's
mission is to provide attractive, accessible and child-friendly
resources that introduce symphonic music, the orchestra and its
instruments. Includes sound and visuals.
of Music-Locate basic information about classical
music. Includes eras, composers, and an online glossary. Audio
excerpts provide examples.
Jazz: A History of
America's Music-Connected to Ken Burns' documentary on
jazz, this site offers an in-depth exploration of jazz. It includes
a "Jazz for Kids" section and lesson plans for grades K-12.
Jacobson's Music Express Magazine-Includes a Teachers'
Corner and Kids' Corner with activities to integrate into music
MENC: The National
Association for Music Education-Association for music
educators provides standards for music education, position
statements, job listings, and links to other music resources and
York Philharmonic Kidzone!-Summary:
Provides information for children on orchestral music. Includes
information on instruments, musicians, composers, and much more,
with pictures and sound clips.
Organization of American
Kodály Educators- The mission of the Organization of
American Kodály Educators is to enrich the quality of life of the
people of the U.S.A. through music education (preschool-grade 12)
by promoting the philosophy of Zoltán Kodály. Includes information
about upcoming conferences, publications, and more.
SFS Kids: Fun with Music-This San
Francisco Symphony site invites children to learn about music
through pages entitled "Instruments of the Orchestra," The Music
Lab," and "Radio."
Shmoop: Study Guides
and Teacher Resources-Provides essays with history and
historical context for many popular songs.
Jazz- Includes all kinds of information about jazz,
including entire songs. Provides teacher lesson plate with
objectives, activities and National Standards for Arts Education.
Teaching: Using Music to Promote
Music-Ideas, resources, and songs to
integrate music into the PreK-12 curriculum.
of Women in Sports Timeline-Extensive timeline of
women in sports from 776 B.C. to the present.
PE Central Lesson Ideas-Lesson plans in health and
physical education for preschool through high
Physical Activity Guidelines
for Americans-Describes the types and amounts of
physical activity that offer benefits to Americans, including
children and teens.
Central-Find out about the history of football,
soccer, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Also includes an
interactive quiz and links to sports information on the Internet.
This site was created by high school students for the ThinkQuest
competition in 1997.
Catalogues-Provides links to publishers, on-line
bookstores, and libraries.
Lions-Contains many features for the "Between the
Lions" PBS show. Includes a kindergarten teacher's guide.
Maker-Provides detailed steps to assist you in writing
an exciting biography.
Carol Hurst's Children's Literature
Site-Curriculum Areas section provides examples of
thematic units across the curriculum. Also includes information on
some authors and illustrators.
Your Child Learn to Write Well-This brochure contains
many tips for parents to help improve their children's writing.
Reading Association-This professional association
promotes high levels of literacy for all. Its goals are to improve
the quality of reading instruction through studying the reading
processes and teaching techniques; to serve as a clearinghouse for
the dissemination of reading research through conferences,
journals, and other publications; and to actively encourage the
lifetime reading habit. Minnesota Storytime-Includes reading guides of
Minnesota children's picture books. The guides include information
about the book, tips for reading the book aloud, questions,
activities, and related books.
National Council of
Teachers of English-Professional organization whose
members are devoted to improving the teaching and learning of
English and the language arts at all levels of education.
Think-Provides resources for reading
and language arts. Includes lesson plans (grades K-8), the
Standards for English Language Arts, and many carefully selected
web resources.Sponsored by IRA, NCTE, and the MarcoPolo Foundation.
Reading is Fundamental-RIF
programs combine three essential elements to foster children's
literacy: reading motivation, family and community involvement, and
the excitement of choosing free books to keep. Provides information
and resources related to reading for educators and parents.
Online-Electronic journal for those at all levels who
are interested in the field of literacy education. Sponsored by the
International Reading Association.
Kids-All kinds of "Shakespeare"
activities for kids and families from the Folger Shakespeare
spelling/vocabulary words to practice them online. Includes games.
Amazing Space for
Educators and Developers-Provides classroom
resources based on the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope.
Museum of Natural History: Resources for
Learning-Online collection for teachers,
parents, and children. Includes anthropology, astronomy, biology,
earth science, and paleontology with activities, curriculum
materials, and articles sorted by grade level.
News: Science/Nature-Offers animated guides to all
guides of science topics: animals, human body, space, and much
Big-Explore bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams and
tunnels. Based on David Macaulay's book Building Big.
Chemical Elements: An
Online Interactive Periodic Table of the
Elements-Basic information and a colorful diagram of
the atomic structure is included for each element. Also contains
links to additional information for each element. Site created as a
science fair project by an 8th grader who continues to maintain the
Destination Biology for Kids: The Ocean Food
Chain-Provides information about the ocean food chain
and extends the information with additional links that include
activities for the classroom.
Library for Earth System Education-Offers teachers of
all levels access to resources related to Earth studies, including
activities, lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, and assessment
strategies. Provided by Natinal Science Foundation.
by Earth Day Canada with information for kids and teachers. A
sample of topics include wildlife, climate change, and energy with
games and activities.
Environmental Education on the Internet-Provides
Internet resources related to environmental education for grades
K-12. Click on "Classroom Resources" for lesson plans, activities,
and related links.
EEK! Environmental Education
for Kids-An electronic magazine from the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources. Provides informatin and activities
for kids, grades 4-8, and teacher pages with lesson plans and
Species-Provides information on endangered animals,
both in the United States and on an international level.
Includes fact sheets for the various species. Also contains lesson
plans and related teaching resources.
on-line field guides, with text and photographs, for over 5,000
species and an ask an expert section.
Change Kids Site-Learn more about the Earth's climate,
including the greenhouse effect and global warming. Includes
quizzes, games, and information for teachers.
Protection Agency) Environmental Education
Center-Designed for teachers to provide lesson plans,
activities, and resources on a variety of environmental
Exploratorium: The Museum of
Science, Art and Human Perception-Explore hundreds of different
topics through simple experiments, online exhibits, Webcasting, and
Exploring Nature Educational
Resource-A wealth of information for teachers and
students on natural science. Includes activities, games,
flashcards, and much more.
the Sky, Feet on the Ground-Provides hundreds of online
astronomy activities for grades 2-6.
Frank Potter's Science
Gems-Contains links to numerous Internet resources for
lesson plans and activities for kindergarten through college level.
Franklin Institute Science Museum (Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania)-Provides units of study, online
exhibits, Internet links to additional resources and much more.
Guided Tour of the Visible
Human-Uses animation to take you on a complete tour
through the human body. A project of the National Library of
Helping Your Child
Learn Science-Designed to help parents work with their
children to enhance science learning. The learning activities may
also be of interest to elementary science teachers.
Jefferson Lab Science
Education-Includes student and teacher resources, such
as hands-on activities, online puzzles and games, and homework
Minnesota StateUniversity Moorhead Regional Science Center-Provides
information on the Center including the buffalo River Site and the
planetarium. Includes a current calendar of events.
Museum of Science:
Leonardo-Explore Leonardo Da Vinci's life and work
through the Museum of Science in Boston.
about the ultra small for kids.
Link-Includes instructional material,
current NASA events, and links for K-12
Association of Biology Teachers-Empowers science
educators to provide the best possible biology and life science
education for all students.
Geographic-Includes a vast amount of information for
science and social studies, including simulations, interactive
lessons, and maps.
Science Teacher Association-This professional
association promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching
and learning. Provides access to a vast amount of information
NationalWeather Service: Playtime for Kids-Offers information
and activities about hurricanes, winter storms, tornadoes,
thunderstorms, floods, and safety.
for Kids-Discover the world of the brain, spinal cord,
neurons and the senses through experiments, activities and games.
NOAA: Ocean Service
Education-Provides a wealth of information for
teachers and students about the ocean and sea life. Includes
photos, videos, activities, and lesson plans. Sponsored by the
national Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
State: Simple Experiments and Activities for
Youth-Contains experiments and activities related to
food. Also includes links to more advanced experiments and
resources for educators.
The Physics Classroom-Online physics tutorial for high
school students, covering basic physics topics using informative
graphics and easy-to-understand language.
Periodical Tables-Includes printable, periodical
tables from a variety of sources.
Learning Network-Online community of educators,
students, schools, science museums and other institutions
demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education. Contains
links to many sites, including teaching activities and science
Lesson Index-Summary: Includes K-12 science
lesson plans. Each lesson plan includes the applicable
"Benchmark for Science Literacy" standards created by the American
Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Science News for
Kids-A website for elementary and middle school level
from the magazine Science News. Includes a wealth of
science information, plus puzzles, games, and a Teacher Zone.
Educators-Provides teaching resources and lesson plans related
to space science. Created by the Center for Science Education,
University of California, Berkeley.
detailed lesson plans to investigate science concepts. Searchable
by grade levels (K-12) and subcategories of science. Sponsored by
the University of California-San Francisco.
SHODOR: A National Resource for
Computational Science Education-Interactive modules
and activities for science and math. Includes lesson plans for
Zoological Park-Includes an on-line zoo tour, animal
cams and demos, animal photo gallery, and much more.
StarChild: A Learning Center for Young
Astronomers-Provides information and activities
related to astronomy, including the solar system, the universe, and
space in general. This site, for students 14 years and up, includes
lesson plans. Also includes links to other sites on space.
Evolution-Includes detailed information about
evolution for high school level. Includes teacher resources.
USGS: Earthquakes for
Kids-Learn all about earthquakes from around the
world. Includes photos, games, a glossary and more. Also includes
information for teachers.
World-All kinds of information about volcanoes.
Includes a special section for children entitled "Kids' Door."
Sponsored by the Department of Space Studies at the University of
Time-For middle school and up, this website provides
all kinds of information about time measurement. Includes photos
Files: Science Behind the News-This site provides
teachers with a way to integrate current events and science.
Includes in-depth explorations of the science behind the headlines.
Also contains "cool science images" with explanations for each. The
site is sponsored by the Graduate School of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the National Science Foundation.
All about British
Life and Culture-A school-created site chocked full of
informatin about Great Britain.
Classroom: Resources for Excellent Civics
Education-Contains comprehensive curriculum on the
Constitution, Congress, the Presidency, the Courts, and state and
local government. Also includes videos, timelines, games, lesson
plands and more.
BBC Historic Figures-Includes
biographies of historical figures, historical topics, "history for
kids," and more.
Guide to U.S. Government for Kids-Ben Franklin guides
K-12 students as they learn about the U.S. government. The "Site
Map" provides an alphabetical list of topics and grade levels.
Best of History Web Sites-Includes
K-12 lesson plans and activities, maps, and many other history
sites for teachers and students.
Dictionary-Contains brief biographical information on
some 27,000 people from ancient times to the present. Also includes
some ideas for teachers and links to other biographical-related
sites. Search by name, keyword, or date.
Maker-Provides detailed steps to assist you in writing
an exciting biography.
Blackbirch Kids Visual Reference of the
World-An alphabetical presentation of brief
statistics, maps and pictorial information about every country in
the world. Coverage includes geography, industry, population,
ethnic groups, climate, religion, education and daily life.
Includes a special section of political, topographical, and
thematic world maps. For students in elementary schools.
in Schools-All kinds of information on the census for
teachers, children, and teens. Includes lesson plans, teaching
ideas, facts, activities, and much more.
Chronology of US
Historical Documents-Provides full-text to important
historical documents and speeches from the Magna Carta to the 21st
century. Created by the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Council for Economic Education: Teaching
Opportunity-Includes searchable lesson plans by grade,
economic concept, and national standard, plus additional resources
for K-12 teaching of economics.
Calendar-Celebrate every day by finding holidays by
date, country, or religion.
Premier Source of Classroom Tested, Internet-based Economic Lesson
Materials for K-12 Teachers and their
Students-Provides lesson plans, links to current
events, data, and other economic-related resources. Under
"Standards," find lessons linked to the Minnesota Social Studies
MapStats for Kids-Practice map skills and learn about
statistics through games. Includes interactive maps based on data
States-Provides information on all fifty states of the
U.S., as well as commonwealths and
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: For
Teachers and Students-Includes modules, primary
documents, images, speeches, quizzes and much more.
West Across America with Lewis & Clark-Join Lewis
and Clark on this interactive expedition.
History Channel-Provides a vast amount of historical
information mostly related to the programs on the History Channel.
Includes a section on "This Day in History," famous speeches, and a
section on classroom projects. An "Exhibits" section includes text
and photographs on special topics, such as the history of
Historical Maps of the United
States-Numerous maps provided by the
University of Texas Libraries at
Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains: Online
Image Database-The collection consists primarily of
images, but includes some text to give context. Most of the images
are photographs, but there are also ledger drawings, serigraphs,
paintings and other media.
Learning Page of the Library of
Congress-Includes historical collections of documents,
motion pictures, photographs, and sound recordings of events,
people, places, decades and eras, and topics in the history of the
United States. Also includes some lesson plans and activities.
Lesson Plans and Resources for Social Studies
Teachers-Dr. Marty Levine, Professor of Secondary
Education, California State University, Northridge (CSUN), has
gathered lesson plans and resources from the Internet which social
studies teachers will find useful. Includes lesson plans and
resources at both elementary and secondary
Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery-This PBS
site provides photographs, timelines, maps, journals, and other
documents to integrate into units on Lewis and Clark. Also includes
a "Classroom Resources" section with lesson plans and activities.
of Congress Presents America's Story from America's
Library-Provides young people with information on the
U.S., including biographical information, history, sports,
pastimes, and entries for each state. Includes letters, diaries,
maps, photos, digital materials, and much more.
Minnesota Historical Society: Visual Resources
Database-Searchable database of 180,000 visuals about
Minnesota history. Includes photos, artwork, and posters.
Archives: Educators and Students-Provides primary
source material related to U.S. History, including both test and
images. Includes activities and lesson plans to integrate primary
sources into the social studies classroom.
National Geographic-Includes a
vast amount of information for science and social studies,
including simulations, interactive lessons, and a special site for
young students entitled "Kids-Features and Fun."
NCSS (National Council for the Social Studies)
Online-The mission of the National Council for the
Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for
all social studies educators. The site includes the curriculum
standards for social studies, lesson plans, and Internet links and
resources categorized by the ten themes of the curriculum
Hall of Fame-Includes short
biographical entries on women and their contributions to the United
Extra-PBS nightly news show site for students.
Includes lesson plans.
Scholastic: Global Trek-Select your
destination and learn about another country, including history,
sights, the people, their folklore, and much more. Includes photos,
links, and the opportunity to keep a travel journal. For elementary
Guides and Teacher Resources-Includes numerous
resources for U.S. history, civics, and biography.
Social Studies Central-Lesson
plans, websites, standards and more to improve instruction and
engagement in Social Studies.
Study the Constitution-Provides the
text with explanations of the U.S. Constitution, plus facts, games,
puzzles and YouTube videos.
Historic Places-Uses properties listed in the National
Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven
history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects.
Provides lesson plans and virtual field trips to historical sights.
Gale Free Resources-Provides
biographical information, timelines, and activities for teachers in
on the following topics: Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage
Month, Women's History Month, and poetry.
Voices of Youth-Provides a meeting place for children
around the world to learn about global issues and share in
University Archives/Northwest Minnesota Historical Center-Provides a guide to collections in
the Moorhead State University Archives and Northwest Minnesota
Historical Center. Also includes a bibliography of materials,
including web sites, on Minnesota history and an on-line exhibit of
the 1997 Red River Valley flood.
Cities-Play games (matching, concentration,
word-search) to help remember the capitals of each state.
Using Primary Sources on the
Web-Helps students locate and evaluate primary sources
on the web. The site includes practical information as well as
links to many primary source sites.
Galaxy-Provides sections for kids, teachers, and
parents. Includes updates to articles published in Weekly
Reader as well as related Internet links. Also contains
games and activities.
Welcome to the White House for
Kids-Learn about the current U.S. president and his
family, as well as presidents and vice-presidents of the past.
Includes a virtual tour of the White House and a virtual library of
documents. Also available is a quarterly newsletter geared toward
elementary age students.
What Was It Really Like to Live in the Middle
Ages?-An exhibit with much detail about life in the
in History-Provides biographical information abut the
lives of notable women in U.S. Each entry includes a bibliography
and a list of recommended web sites. Provides YouTube videos of
some of the women.
World Factbook-Provides detailed facts
and maps for the countries of the world.
Xpeditions Atlas: Maps Made for Printing and
Copying-Provides over 1800 printable black-and-white
maps. Also includes lesson plans and activities along with
the U.S. National Geography Standards.
Exceptional Children-Largest international
professional organization dedicated to improving educational
outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with
disabilities, and/or the gifted. Provides a wide variety of
information related to special education.
The Disability Resources
Monthly (DRM) Guide to Disability Resources on the
Internet-Includes information about many disabilities
with links to additional sites. Also contains a directory for
disability organizations and agencies by state.
How Reach Out and Read Benefits Children
with Developmental Disabilities-The guide includes
handouts, reading tips, suggested books, and lists of resources for
parents, specific to seven different disabilities.
LD Online: The Interactive Guide to
Learning Disabilities for Parents, Teachers, and
Children-Includes background information, news
updates, current research, and other relevant articles and essays.
Linda Lucas Walling Collection: Materials for
and/or about Children with Disabilities-Provides
information on selecting and evaluating (1) materials for children
with disabilities and (2) materials about children with
disabilities. The collection includes sub-collections of
professional resources, books for children with disabilities, books
about children with disabilities, and winners of two recently
established awards, the Dolly Gray Award and the Schneider Family
Award. These awards are given for books about children with
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental
Disabilities-Information about protecting people who
are especially vulnerable to health risks - babies, children,
people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.
NCIP: National Center to
Improve Practice in Special Education through Technology, Media and
Materials-Promotes the effective use of technology to
enhance educational outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive,
physical and social/emotional disabilities. Includes on-line
tours and links to hundreds of special education Internet
Rhetoric-Database of over 5,000 public
speeches, sermons, lectures, debates, interviews and more in audio
and or/ streaming video.
Are Hollywood Films Made?-Explore the filmmaking
process from screenwriting to editing. Includes hands-on
activities, plus links and lists of related resources.
Association/International Thespian Society-Non-profit
arts education service organization, devoted to promoting and
supporting educational theatre programs, primarily but not
exclusively at the middle and high school levels. Provides
information and numerous links for teachers interested in theatre.
Communication Association-An organization of educators
that promotes the study, research, and teaching of communication.
Includes speaking, listening, and media literacy standards for
Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Content
Standards and Benchmarks for PreK-12 Educatin, 4th
ed.-This searchable online database presents standards
for pre-kindergarten, primary, upper elementary, middle school, and
high school levels in most content areas. Includes lesson
plans and activities.
Minnesota K-12 Academic
Standards-Provides documents of Minnesota Academic
National Standards-Lists books
available in Livingston Lord Library that include national
standards in various subject areas.
Dakota State Standards-Content standards, achievement
standards, and standards-based assessments.
Internet Public Library Teen
Division-Exists to make the Internet a more useful
place for teenagers, by collecting and creating information
resources of interest.
Reading-Serves as clearinghouse of information for
adolescent literacy. Focuses on reading difficulties experienced by
middle and high school students. Includes research and statistics.
Also includes bibliographies of "cool reading."
Family.com: Teen Center-Explores the issues of
interest to teenagers - everything from homework and friends to
body image and substance abuse.
Criteria-Provides criteria and checklists for
Rubrics for Websites-Provides web evaluation criteria
for students in primary grades, intermediate grades and secondary