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  • Art Education Resources-All kinds of links for art education, including lesson plans. 

    Artist's Toolkit: Visual Elements and Principles-Explores the tools that artists use, such as line, color, and balance - to build works of art.

    ARTSEDGE: 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.

    ArtsEdNet-Lesson plans developed by teachers familiar with discipline-based art education (DBAE).

    Kinderart-Contains 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 art.

    The 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 interactive programs.

    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 units.

    Through 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.

    WebMuseum, Paris-Online source of information about artists and their work. Includes illustrations of many works of art.

    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 awards.

    Helping 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.

    Internet Public Library Youth Division-Contains many links to subjects of interest to children ages 4-11, as well as their parents and teachers.

    Kids Post-An on-line newspaper from the Washington Post "just for kids." 

    Kids' Turn 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.

    MidLink Magazine: The Digital Magazine for Kids, By Kids-Online magazine for students ages 10 to 15. Includes archives of back issues.

    NCES Classroom-Includes games and activities, and lots of statistics. Includes special links for parents.

    Yahoo! Kids-Provides links to all kinds of topics of interest to kids.

    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 ages 9-12.

    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 children.

    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 into English.

    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.

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    Aesop's Fables-Contains the full text of over 655 fables and other stories. Some selections also include images and audio narrations.

    Amelia Bloomer 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.

    Author Name Pronunciation Guide-Authors and illustrators of children's books pronounce their own names.

    Authors & 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 features.

    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.

    Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture Links-Provides links to a wealth of information related to children's and young adult literature.

    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.

    Children's Books 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.

    Children's Historical 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.

    Children's 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. 

    Children's Literature Association-This organization advances scholarships and research in children's literature. Includes information about its conferences, awards, and publications.

    Children's 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.

    Children's 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 books.

    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 resources.

    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-Project 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.

    The 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. (http//www.hbook.com/)

    International Children's Digital Library-Provides access to the full-text and illustrations of children's books from around the world.

    International Youth 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.

    James Patterson's Readkiddoread-Dedicated to making kids readers for life. Includes book lists, written author/illustrator interviews, lesson plans and activities for books, and more.

    Kerlan Collection: 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 collection.

    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.

    Minnesota 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.

    Recommended Literature: 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 Education.

    Society 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.

    Speakaboos>--Members of the Screen Actors Guild read picture books aloud. Includes activities and lesson ideas.

    SurLaLune>-Includes 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.

    Minnesota Department of Education-The official education website for the state of Minnesota.

    Merriam-Webster Online: 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.

    Visuwords-Online 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.

    Wordnik-Provides 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, and Spanish versions.

    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.

    The National 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.

    Pre-K Fun-Provides ideas for lesson plans and units, including theme pages, songs, games, activities, and printables.

    Reach Out and Read for Parents and Educators-Tips and resources for parents and educators to promote early literacy and school readiness.

    StoryBlocks: 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.

    Biographies of Women Mathematicians-Highlights the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

    Coolmath.com-An 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 and parents.

    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.

    MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive-Provides information on the history of mathematics, including biographies, historical articles, quotations, and much more. 

    Math 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, Saskatchewan.

    The Math 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 College.

    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 grades 3-12.

    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 Books."

    Back-to-School Resources-Includes 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.

    Child Development Institute-Provides information on child development and psychology, as well as health, parenting, and school issues.

    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.

    Education Week-Online version of periodical, Education Week.  Includes articles on issues and research related to education.

    Educational Associations and Organizations-Provides a list of educational associations and organizations with links to their web sites.

    The Educator's 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.

    Graphic 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 internationally.

    National Crime Prevention Council: School Safety-Information on violence prevention and school safety. See also tabs on bullying, conflict resolution, gang violence, and more.

    National 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.

    National Education 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 of Pittsburgh.

    North Dakota Department of Public Instruction-Provides information about education in North Dakota, as well as links to state and national education resources. (http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/index.shtm)

    StopBullying-For upper elementary students and adults on how to stop bullying. Includes animated webisodes.

    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.

    Surf 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 an international level.

    U.S. Census Bureau: Education-Includes data relating to education attainment, field of training, and school enrollment.

    U.S. Department of Education-Includes federal education priorities, White House education press releases, funding opportunities, newsletters, and other publications.

    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 more. 

    Biography 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. 

    English Companion-A place for English teachers to ask questions and get help. A community dedicated tohelping you enjoy your work.

    Folger Shakespeare Library-Contains carefully designed and classroom tested lesson plans developed by secondary teachers during institutes sponsored by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

    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.

    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.

    Phrase 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 literature center." 

    Random House Teachers and Librarians-Includes extensive teacher's guides for children's and young adult novels, as well as biographical information on authors.

    Reading Online-Electronic journal for those at all levels who are interested in the field of literacy education. Sponsored by the International Reading Association.

    Shmoop: Study Guides and Teacher Resources-Contains numerous resources to aid in understanding poetry and literature selections.

    Word 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 LearnersProvides articles, resources, and ideas to support ELLs at school and home. Includes many strategies for teaching reading across the grades, including content reading.

    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.

    Center for Young Women's Health-Offers carefully researched health informatin for young women, from the Children's Hospital, Boston. 

    Girls 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. 

    Go Ask 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 University.

    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 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. 

    Kids 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.

    National Center for Health Statistics-Provide statistical information related to the health of the American people.

    National Institute 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 Languages-Professional association representing language teachers at all educational levels. Includes links to resources of interest to language teachers.

    Foreign Language Standards-Publications, web sites, conferences, listserves, and other sources of information on the foreign language standards.

    Forvo: All the Words in the World Pronounce-Largest pronunciation guide in the world.

    Lesson Plans and Resources for ESL, Bilingual and Foreign Language Teachers-Provides lesson plans and resources for classroom teachers.

    TESOL Online: 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.

    IBBY'S Virtual 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 and culture.

    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.

    Multicultural 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 education web sites.

    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. 

    Teaching 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.

    American Music 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.

    American String 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.

    Essentials 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.

    John Jacobson's Music Express Magazine-Includes a Teachers' Corner and Kids' Corner with activities to integrate into music lessons.

    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 information.

    New 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.

    Smithsonian Jazz- Includes all kinds of information about jazz, including entire songs. Provides teacher lesson plate with objectives, activities and National Standards for Arts Education.

    Songs for Teaching: Using Music to Promote Music-Ideas, resources, and songs to integrate music into the PreK-12 curriculum.

    History 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 school.

    Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans-Describes the types and amounts of physical activity that offer benefits to Americans, including children and teens.

    Sports 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.

    Publishers' Catalogues-Provides links to publishers, on-line bookstores, and libraries.

    Between the Lions-Contains many features for the "Between the Lions" PBS show.  Includes a kindergarten teacher's guide.

    Biography 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. 

    Help Your Child Learn to Write Well-This brochure contains many tips for parents to help improve their children's writing.

    International 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.

    Read, Write, 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.

    Reading Online-Electronic journal for those at all levels who are interested in the field of literacy education. Sponsored by the International Reading Association.

    Shakespeare for Kids-All kinds of "Shakespeare" activities for kids and families from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

    Spelling City-Enter spelling/vocabulary words to practice them online. Includes games.

    Word Power-Designed for students of all ages. Offers grammar resources, famous speeches, quotations, vocabulary words, songs, idioms and much more.

    Amazing Space for Educators and Developers-Provides classroom resources based on the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope.

    American 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.

    BBC News: Science/Nature-Offers animated guides to all guides of science topics: animals, human body, space, and much more.

    Building 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 site.

    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.

    DLESE: Digital 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.

    EcoKids-Designed by Earth Day Canada with information for kids and teachers. A sample of topics include wildlife, climate change, and energy with games and activities.

    EE Link: 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 activities.

    EE-LINK: Endangered 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.

    eNature.com-Includes on-line field guides, with text and photographs, for over 5,000 species and an ask an expert section.

    EPA: Climate Change Kids Site-Learn more about the Earth's climate, including the greenhouse effect and global warming. Includes quizzes, games, and information for teachers.

    EPA'S (Environmental Protection Agency) Environmental Education Center-Designed for teachers to provide lesson plans, activities, and resources on a variety of environmental topics.

    Exploratorium: The Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception-Explore hundreds of different topics through simple experiments, online exhibits, Webcasting, and podcasting.

    Exploring Nature Educational Resource-A wealth of information for teachers and students on natural science. Includes activities, games, flashcards, and much more.

    Eyes on 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.

    The 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 Medicine.

    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 helpers.

    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.

    Nanozone-All about the ultra small for kids.

    NASA Space Link-Includes instructional material, current NASA events, and links for K-12 students.

    National Association of Biology Teachers-Empowers science educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students.

    National Geographic-Includes a vast amount of information for science and social studies, including simulations, interactive lessons, and maps.

    National Science Teacher Association-This professional association promotes excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning. Provides access to a vast amount of information in science.

    NationalWeather Service: Playtime for Kids-Offers information and activities about hurricanes, winter storms, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, and safety.

    Neuroscience 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

    Penn 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.

    Printable Periodical Tables-Includes printable, periodical tables from a variety of sources.

    Science 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 museums.

    Science Netlinks 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.

    SEGway for Educators-Provides teaching resources and lesson plans related to space science. Created by the Center for Science Education, University of California, Berkeley.

    SEP Lessons-Provides 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 grades 3-12.

    Smithsonian National 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.

    Understanding 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.

    Volcano 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 North Dakota.

    Walk through Time-For middle school and up, this website provides all kinds of information about time measurement. Includes photos and illustrations.

    The Why 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.

    Annenberg 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.

    Ben's 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.

    Biographical 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.

    Biography 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.

    Census 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.

    Earth Calendar-Celebrate every day by finding holidays by date, country, or religion.

    EconEdLink: A 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 Standards.

    FedStats: MapStats for Kids-Practice map skills and learn about statistics through games. Includes interactive maps based on data sets. 

    50 States-Provides information on all fifty states of the U.S., as well as commonwealths and territories.

    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History: For Teachers and Students-Includes modules, primary documents, images, speeches, quizzes and much more.

    Go West Across America with Lewis & Clark-Join Lewis and Clark on this interactive expedition. 

    The 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 skyscrapers. 

    Historical Maps of the United States-Numerous maps provided by the University of Texas Libraries at Austin.

    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 levels.

    Lewis & 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.

    The Library 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.

    National 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 standards.

    National Women's Hall of Fame-Includes short biographical entries on women and their contributions to the United States.

    Newshour 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 level.

    Shmoop: Study 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.

    Teaching with 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.

    Thompson 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.

    UNICEF Voices of Youth-Provides a meeting place for children around the world to learn about global issues and share in electronic discussions.

    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.

    US 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.

    Weekly Reader 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 Middle Ages.

    Women 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.

    Council for 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 disabilities.

    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 sites.

    American Rhetoric-Database of over 5,000 public speeches, sermons, lectures, debates, interviews and more in audio and or/ streaming video.

    Cinema: How Are Hollywood Films Made?-Explore the filmmaking process from screenwriting to editing. Includes hands-on activities, plus links and lists of related resources.

    Educational Theatre 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.

    NCA: National Communication Association-An organization of educators that promotes the study, research, and teaching of communication. Includes speaking, listening, and media literacy standards for grades K-12.

    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 Standards.

    National Standards-Lists books available in Livingston Lord Library that include national standards in various subject areas.

    North 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.

    Teen 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."

    Whole Family.com: Teen Center-Explores the issues of interest to teenagers - everything from homework and friends to body image and substance abuse.

    Evaluation Criteria-Provides criteria and checklists for evaluating websites.

    Evaluation Rubrics for Websites-Provides web evaluation criteria for students in primary grades, intermediate grades and secondary grades.