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Jobs for Kids Who Like
Explore many possible jobs and careers by choosing from six groups of interests: Music/Arts, Math, Science, P.E./Outdoors, Social Studies, and Reading. Targeted to young children, but does contain good information and a ggod place to start.
Military Career Guide
"Describes training, advancement, and educational opportunities within each of the major Services -- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard."
Occupational Outlook Handbook
"The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives."
Occupational Guides -- California Employment Dept.
Information about the backgrounds of many occupations is provided here by the State of California.
Salary Info -- JobStar
"Here's where information pays off in dollars and cents."
What Can I Do With A Major In...?
A list of majors, related career titles, and related Web sites.

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American Writers

                Ken Kesey

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest WebQuest

John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men - Webquest

Imagine that you are able to step back in time - back to the decade of America’s Great Depression, 1930-1939. Web links have been set up for you in order to aid your investigation. In order to be successful investigators, you will need to research the decade.

Of Mice and Men - SCORE CyberGuideThis CyberGuide for Of Mice and Men was developed as part of the Schools of California Online Resources for Educators (SCORE) Project

Moore's Teacher Resources: Of Mice and Men

An excellent site from the UK. Extensive review of characterizations and themes, along with information on structure and setting.

A three page timeline covering the Great Depression years 1929-1940. Complete with pictures and links to different time periods.

A timeline from 1929-1945 that includes text about the Great Depression and World War II and also includes numerous primary sources.


                Kurt Vonnegut

"In Slaughterhouse Five, Vonnegut
delivers a complete treatise on the World War II bombing of Dresden. The
main character, Billy Pilgrim, is a very
young infantry scout who is captured in the Battle of the Bulge."

Vonnegut Sites -- IPL Online Literary Criticism Collection
Sites about criticism of individual works and biographies of Kurt Vonnegut.
Chronology of Kurt Vonnegut
A thorough chronology of the author's life--and that of his family.
The Vonnegut Web
"The most comprehensive Vonnegut site in the cosmos!"
Bands & Vonnegut
"From Echo 7 to the cultural phenomenon of The Grateful Dead, all of the artists listed below appear to have been influenced by Kurt Vonnegut in some fashion."
Battle of the Bulge
"The Battle of the Bulge which lasted from December 16, 1944 to January 28, 1945 was the largest land battle of World War
II in which the United States participated."
American Writers -- C-SPAN
"C-SPAN brings together writers, scholars, historians and actors to examine the lives and worfks of selected 20th Century American Writers who have influenced our nation's history."
American Literary Resources
This page is part of the Literary Resources collection maintained by Jack Lynch of Rutgers University.

Ellie Wiesel 

Use this site to access numerous materials to support the study of Elie Wiesel's autobiographical novel, "Night." Resources range from study guides to background information on the Holocaust.

A useful guide to Wiesel's harrowing narrative, this four page .pdf offers literary conflict identification, chapter summaries, post-reading activity suggestions and other features.

Elie Wiesel , The US Holocaust Memorial Museum
In conjunction with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, this site presents a biography and a bibliography of Elie Wiesel.

At the online companion site of the PBS documentary series "THE WAR," read an in-depth article about the Holocaust. With links to related resources, including archive photos and series video.

Other Literary Links

Banned Books -- LII - Results
Results of a search on Librarians' Index to the Internet Web site using the keywords "prohibited books".
Censorship and Banned Books
"Here are some sites that deal with who bans these books, and why."
Complete Review
"A literary saloon & site of review trying to meet all your book preview and review
Dewar's Profile
"In advertising style, write a brief description of a single character in a story."
Found Poem
"A Found Poem is a collection of words or phrases quoted from a piece of literature."
Language Arts, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
"Federal agencies partner with teachers to develop online learning materials and learning communities around agency resources." Language Arts topics covered: History, Literature, Reading, and Writing (Composition).
Literary Criticism -- Internet Public Library
"The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period."
Generate, edit, and publish MLA-style works cited lists. Get a password from your teacher or librarian and use the newest version of NoodleBib to make online research easier.
S.C.O.R.E. Language Arts
S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) provides this resource which includes content standards, resources, and lessons.
Shakespeare & the Internet
Features of this outstanding site are a Shakespearean Timeline, Works (synopses of plays, study guides, canons and more), Criticism, Critical Resources, a bibliography, and even a Shakespeare Biography Quiz.
"An interactive environment dedicated to the understanding and enjoyment of Shakespeare's plays and poems."
Under the Covers Book Reviews
"Books worth reading past bedtime. Over 6.7 million visitors and 3,700 book reviews!"

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Foreign Language

Basic French Language Course
"The first five lessons especially focus on the grammatical aspects of the French language in order to be able to go into conversations rapidly."
CNN Español
"Todo lo que necesito saber cuando quiero."
Diego Rivera
Pintor muralista, fue uno de los grandes artistas del Siglo XX. Nació en la ciudad de Guanajuato y en 1892 se trasladó a México con su familia.
"Created by Florida's 2001 Spanish Teacher of the Year. At EspañOlé I hope you will find all you need for the study, teaching, and/or appreciation of the Spanish language, its literature, and the Hispanic arts, music, people, history, foods, and lands."
Foreign Language News and Newspapers
A list of online news sources in eight languages.
Foreign Language Teaching Forum
"Favorite language-specific sites in a variety of languages: Chinese, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish."
"Tranlators, lexicons, dictionaries, and a look into how they all work may be found on this site."
French Language Resources
"These sites are for those interested in French language and culture."
Internet Activities for Foreign Language Classes
"These sites were designed to be used as worksheets for the students to complete while accessing the corresponding reference web sites online."
Italian For Beginners
"Free Internet online instruction."
Latin Dictionary and Grammar Aid
"This useful web site allows users to type in word stems or endings then peruse a list of Latin words with the same elements, translate words from English to Latin, discover the meanings of 6000 Latin words, and use a Latin Grammar Aid."
Latin Language Resources
"iLoveLanguages is a comprehensive catalog of language-related Internet resources.
This link shows 22 online resources related to Latin."
Russian: News and Newspapers
"Well-known Russian magazines and newspapers online."
"Spanish 1 activities."

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Information Literacy

Big6: Information Problem-Solving Process
"Developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world."
Computer Skills for Information Problem-Solving
Paper on an effective approach to using the Internet for research by one of the authors of the Big6 Skills Approach to Information Problem Solving.
Evaluating Web Resources: Bibliography
"Modules for evaluating all manner of sites. Includes questions and criteria lists, plus links to examples."
Graphic Organizers
Over a dozen graphic organizers that teachers or students can use to organize any concept.
Information Literacy and the Net
"A staff development course that engages participants in learning the Research Cycle, several types of literacy, Gardner's Seven Intelligences and much more."
The Information Literacy Process
A collection of sites that address the information literacy process in a step-by-step manner. The majority of sites are from colleges and universities.
Web Evaluation Criteria
Evaluaton Criteria from "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources"
Written Document Analysis Worksheet
From the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration.

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Ask Dr. Math
"An archive of math questions, searchable and arranged by grade level; you can also submit your own questions."
Cornell Math & Science Gateway
"Great links to resources in mathematics and science for educators and students in grades 9-12."
Geometry Center
"Center for the computation and visualization of geometric structures."
Mathematics Resources
A variety of mathematics links for educators.
Problems of the Week
"The Math Forum's Problems of the week are designed to provide creative,
non-routine challenges for students. Problem-solving and mathematical communication are key elements of every problem."
SCORE Math Content Standards
S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) provides this resource which includes content standards, resources, and lessons.
The Math Forum
Links to Internet information and materials about mathematics.

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"Choose from Learn (current AIDS statistics), Talk (interviews with teens involved in working to reduce the numbers of teens infected with AIDS), or Do (ideas for community."
involvement) to give students information beyond the alarming numbers of new cases of AIDS.
Centers for Disease Control Health Topics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's list of diseases and
health risks.
College Drinking: Changing the Culture
"Sections for parents, high school counselors, and students give the latest statistics and information about drinking and youth. For students, the materials are often interactive and show how alcohol affects different parts of the body, alcohol myths, and how much alcohol is costing you, in calories and in dollars."
Complete Home Medical Guide
A very thorough and complete medical guide from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Emotional Intelligence in Schools
"Describes emotional intelligence skills that should be taught in schools."
Food Guide Pyramid
The Food Guide Pyramid is an outline of what to eat each day based on the Dietary Guidelines. It's not a rigid prescription but a general guide that lets you choose a healthful diet that's right for you.
"Provides information on diseases, health, nutrition, prevention, and more. Also provides information by interest group."
"A goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library."
Nutrition Analysis Tool
Choose your age and gender. Find foods
to supplement your diet and learn more about the nutrients analyzed by this tool.
PE Central
"Premier Web site for health and physical education teachers, parents, and students. Our goal is to provide the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth."
Personal Trainer
"In this WebQuest activity, students investigate exercise and nutritional habits that enhance and maintain health and well-being. In assuming the role of personal trainers, students must develop customized diet and exercise portfolios for clients of a fitness consulting firm."
Sports Subject Access
Information about all types of sports.
Web of Addictions Fact Sheets
The Web of Addictions provides information about alcohol and other drug


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References Online

Acronym Finder
CIA...? IBM...? PDF...? At this site you can find the meaning to these and more than 240,000 acronyms (most common listed first.)
The Virtual Reference Desk does not actually answer questions, but provides resources and links to experts that offer these services.
CIA World Factbook 2009
An up-to-date collection of countries with maps, geographical descriptions, and political background.
Encarta Encyclopedia Homepage
This free version of Encarta lacks many of the flashy multimedia features such as sound and film clips, and large graphics and maps.
Information Please: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Atlas, & Almanac
Attractive interface gets user interested in exploring this site. Fun to browse.
Population Reference Bureau
Excellent in-depth information and analysis of world population statistics. Contains current statistics about AIDS.
A searchable database of over 15,000 quotations, Quotes of the Day, Motivational Quotes of the Day, and collections of quotations by Author and by Subject.
"Quotations on every topic, by every author, and in every fashion possible."


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Research Papers

Basic Steps in Writing Research Papers
This site, from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Research Guide, is an excellent and comprehensive site that will guide you step by step through the research paper project. It really covers everything--from planning, selecting your topic, gathering information, refining your topic, citing your sources--to turning the paper in.
EasyBib: Automatic Bibliography & Citation Maker
EasyBib provides free MLA formatting based on sixth edition of the MLA handbook.
Bibliography: MLA Style In-Depth
Specific guidelines for formatting bibliographies or works cited pages using the MLA, or Modern Language Association style.
Web Page Evaluation Criteria
The full name of this site is The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources. This is an interactive site that helps you understand and evaluate Web pages for their Accuracy, Authority, Objectivity, Currency, and Coverage.

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Cell Story
You will be colliding with other molecules as you move through the membrane. Be ready for many jolts.
Chemistry Resources
"This page links chemistry units to annotated web sites. Teachers and students can access these resources when planning or implementing unit activities and research projects."
Chemistry: WebElements
"Chemistry: WebElements - The Periodic Table on the WWW."
"National Wildlife Federation (NWF), the nation’s largest conservation group, announced its acquisition of eNature.com."
Science FREE (Federal Resources for Educational Excellence)
"Federal agencies partner with teachers to develop online learning materials and learning communities around agency resources."
(10) science topics covered.
SCORE Science
S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) provides this resource which includes content standards, resources, and lessons.
Space Science -- hotlist
A large collection of links to Internet resources related to space science and
Understanding Viruses -- lesson plan
"Students work on a project in which they will suggest a useful purpose for a virus, but first they need to know more about how viruses work."
Zoology -- LII Results
Results of a search on Librarians' Index to the Internet Web site using the keyword "zoology".

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Social Studies

American History Resources
US History Home Page & Index ...a well-chosen list of links to support the teaching of American history; arranged by time period.
Civil Rights Timeline
http://americanhistory.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2FEVENTS%2F1997%2Fmlk%2Flinks.html View this annotated timeline from CNN detailing the modern and the early Civil Rights movements.
Civil Rights Timeline with Bibliographies
This U.S. Civil Rights timeline from Infoplease includes bibliographies and pictures of civil rights leaders. It covers the period from 1954 thru 2003.
Current Social Issues
Created to meet the needs of middle and high school students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives.
Econ EdLink
EconEdLink maintains a large library of online economics lessons for K-12 teachers and their students.
First Amendment Timeline
"Significant historical events, court cases, and ideas that have shaped our current system of constitutional First Amendment jurisprudence." From Firstamendmentcenter.org.

John Locke's Second Treatise on Government
"An essay concerning the true original, extent and end of civil Government
"Data and background information on political parties, processes, political leaders. Searchable or browsable according to subject."
Public Agenda Online
Find out about the policy options and public opinion behind critical public concerns.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
Library of Congress exhibition describes the influence of religion in America in the 1700s and 1800s.
SCORE History/Social Science
S.C.O.R.E. (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) provides this resource which includes content standards, resources, and lessons.
Social Studies, Federal Resources for Educational Excellence (FREE)
"Federal agencies partner with teachers to develop online learning materials and learning communities around agency resources." (17) social studies topics covered.
U.S. Constitution - Table of Articles
"This Cornell Law School version of the Constitution is divided into sections by article and amendment. Each section is annotated to identify the contents of that part of the Constitution."
WW I -- Gateway to Educational Materials
Results from a search on WW I using Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM), the federal government's highly acclaimed educational resource. Most of the resources are eyewitness accounts.
World War I -- LII Results
Results of a search on Librarians' Index to the Internet Web site using the keywords "World War, 1914-1918".
World War I Resources - Directories
Scroll down a little to find Web resources, listed alphabetically.
World War II -- Eye Witness
"Learn about World War II from those who were there. This page includes accounts of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Nazi occupation of Poland, and the censorship requirements on soldiers writing home."
World War II -- LII Results
Results of a search on Librarians' Index to the Internet Web site using the keywords "World War, 1939-1945".
World War II Resources
Scroll down a little to find Web resources, listed alphabetically.
Zimmermann Telegram
"In January of 1917, British cryptographers deciphered a telegram from German Foreign Minister Arthur Zimmermann to the German Minister to Mexico, offering United States territory to Mexico in return for joining the German cause."

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Visual and Performing Arts

All Classical Guide
"Comprehensive guide to the best classical music recordings. Cross-indexed source of reviews."
All Movie Guide
"Comprehensive guide to the best movies in every genre. Cross-indexed
source of reviews."
All Music Guide
"Comprehensive guide to the best music recordings in every genre. Cross-indexed
source of reviews."
"The Guide to Fine Art on the Internet."
Black & White Photography Resources
Links to many resources related to black & white photography, from suppliers to techniques.
Produced by the School of Art Design at San Diego State University. Houses databases of glaze recipes and material analyses, links to other ceramics Web sites, health and safety information, and a variety of educational materials related to ceramics.
Diego Rivera Web Museum
"DIEGO RIVERA (1886-l957), muralist painter, was one of the greatest artists in the XXth century. Born in Guanajuato Mexico, in 1892 he moved to Mexico City
with his family."
Digital Journalist Contents Page
Online magazine for journalists who use digital media.
Spray Paint Art -- Erdogan Bagbakan
"A small sampling of the Art Works painted by ERDOGAN BAGBAKAN at twinwalls.com."
Spray Paint Art -- Michael Lopez
"What is Spray Paint Art? Welcome to SprayPaintMan.com, the long awaited world wide website dedicated to the fantastic cool art form called Spray Paint Art."
Theatre History on the Web
Online research of theatre throughout the ages. Links under Cultural Sites/Theatre Resources are very extensive; links are also grouped by historical period.

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