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Amazing Animals - includes Endangered Animals, easy to read, great place to start.

Lands and Peoples - cultures of the world.

World Book Online - great student encyclopedia


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6th Grade
Try some of these sites to get you started!


Encyclopedia Britannica Guide to Black History located at www.britannica.com/blackhistory
Includes Eras in Black History, Timeline of Achievements, and a searchable index of biographies, events, and institutions.

World Book African American History located at www.worldbook.com/wb/Students?content_spotlight/aajourney
Features the history of African Americans and their struggle for freedom and numerous links to World Wide Web sites concerning important figures and events in black history.

The Encyclopedia Mythica: An Encyclopedia on Mythology, Folklore, and Legend located at www.pantheon.org/mythica.html
This site contains over 6000 definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings and legendary creatures. Traces the ancestors and offspring of mythological deities.

Immigration: The Peopling of America located at www.ellisislandrecords.org/immexp/wseix_4_3.asp?
Timeline showing forces behind immigration and their impact on the immigrant experience

Ancient Cultures and History located at http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/index.shtml
Minnesota State University Emuseum site features information on ancient cultures including China, Egypt, and Greece. Links on homepage to History, Culture, and Prehistory.

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World located at http://library.thinkquest.org/C0123829/
Explore the seven most impressive monuments of the Ancient World.


7th Grade

Country Data from the U.S. Department of State

Located at www.state.gov/  (select the link "Country Background Notes" under the Countries and Regions heading). Users can select a country from the alphabetical list or visit the Country Information section in each of these areas: Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Europe, Near East, South Asia, and the Western Hemisphere.

CIA World Factbook Country Profiles and Reference Maps
Located at https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/.  This site includes country information including geography, people, government, economy, military, and transportation.


8th Grade

The United States Civil War Center

Located at www.cwc.lsu.edu.  An index of Civil War resources and information available on the Internet.

The American Civil War Homepage
Located at http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/.  Links to the most useful electronic files about the American Civil War (1861-1865).

United States Department of Justice
Located at www.usdoj.gov/.   Includes a "Justice for Kids & Youth" page and information on youth violence.


High School

The White House President’s Hall

Located at www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/.  Presidential biographies from George Washington to George W. Bush

Presidents of the United States
Located at http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/  Background information, election results, cabinet members, links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites.

Online Maps
Located at www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/map_sites/map_sites.html.  Links to thousands of online maps.

Literary Criticism Collection
Located at http://www.ipl.org/div/litcrit/.  Browse the site by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.

Exploring Physics
Located at http://www.partsgeek.com/mmparts/resource_guide_physics_of_motion.html. Good links to information, vocabulary and more.  Suggested by Leila Hendersky and her class.